After her public breakdown, almost everyone was cheering for Britney to bounce back. After her father took over as her conservator, Britney did just that. Gone are the days of the horrid pink wig, and the beautiful, smiling Brit is back! With another album dropping in early December, she has reclaimed her spot as the pop princess. She also got back some of her custody rights to her two sons, including overnight visits. Britney proved that positive celebrity gossip stories do exist.
Hogan Family Drama
After Nick Bollea was sentenced to prison time for a drag racing crash that permanently disabled one of his friends, the rest of the Hogan family fell apart, too. Linda filed for divorce from the Hulk, and proceeded to hook up with a boy the same age as her own children – which they only learned of through celebrity gossip magazines. Brooke publicly denounced her mother’s behavior and choice of romantic interest. The Hulk’s new love looks so much like Brooke they could be twins.
Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer
Hollywood’s top bachelorette and the playboy musician made headlines from the start. After dating for a few months, they broke it off, and then decided to get back together again. When he called it off, John infamously gave the low down to pappers outside his gym. The lovebirds are gossip favorites, creating waves of stories whenever they go out.
Balthazar Getty and Sienna Miller
Married Getty was photographed with Miller topless on a yacht while his wife was at home taking care of his four young children. The outlash at Miller was brutal, while Getty seemed to be left alone by the press. They are no longer involved, but their reputations will take longer to recover.
Madonna and A-Rod
Madonna and Alex Rodriguez are two of the hottest people in the world, both known for their pre-marriage wild ways. Madonna and A-Rod were still married – to Guy Ritchie and Cynthia Rodriguez, respectively. However, they were caught spending a lot of private time together, prompting Cynthia to file divorce papers and squashing any rumors that Guy and Madonna would reunite. Speculation by his friends was that Madonna had A-Rod ‘brainwashed’ by her religion (Kabballah).
Beyonce and Jay-Z
After eight years together, Beyonce and Jay-Z tied the knot. They managed to keep the ceremony and party completely under wraps from gossip news, only causing a stir with deliveries and guest arrivals.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt expanded their family by two this year, bringing the total to six kids. The twins are a boy and a girl, Knox Leon and Vivien Marcheline.
The King of cycling came out of retirement this year, and is training for the 2009 Tour de France.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have twins.
Lopez gave birth to twins Max and Emme (named after the stars of the children’s show ‘Dragon Tales’) in 2009. Not long after, the ambitious Lopez trained for and competed in her first triathlon.
Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo
This couple has weathered everything from Cowboy fan disapproval to Jessica’s dad’s interference. After a short split, the couple worked out their problems and stuck together. The couple have been staying out of the spotlight more since getting back together.