The old adage, “you can’t keep a good woman down” surely applied this year as some of the biggest names in the biz came back to grace us with their unstoppable presence in 2009. Get it girl!
After the infamous abuse she endured last February, Rihanna has still managed to prove that revenge is best served topless. Her album Rated R reached #4 on the Billboard charts, she nabbed two Grammy nominations for her contribution in “Run This Town,” with Jay Z and Kanye West, was named “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine, plus continues to stay ahead of the fashion curve, wardrobe malfunctions and all. So, take a bow RiRi, 2010 is your time to shine!
I’m sorry. My agent is officially fired. Can we talk about how Sandra Bullock was the only one who got paid to get naked with Ryan Reynolds this year? Maybe it’s the fact that naked or not, Sandra still pulled rank as queen of the box-office, bringing in over $300 million for The Proposal, The Blind Side and All About Steve. Oh, and what’s that? How about a Best Actress nod from the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards? Yes, please! Money talk aside, I just want to know what skin cream this woman uses. She’s 45 and hotter than most of the tweeners attempting to be Hollywood starlets nowadays. Maybe it’s something in her water, maybe it’s the way she deals with baby momma drama or maybe it’s because she beat out Betty White for Jesse James‘ affection. Whatever it is, Sandra claims, “Home, family and kids are first priority. My greatest joy is making our home what it’s supposed to be.” All together now: Awwww.
I can’t lie that at one point last year I questioned whether or not Britney Spears would even live to see 2009. Long gone are her string of unsuitable boyfriends, erratic behavior, stint in the crazy house and those god-awful jean shorts. I’m grateful to say that pop’s reigning princess is finally back on her throne. She still has custody of her little cuties, Sean Preston and Jayden, has wrapped her worldwide Circus tour, was the most searched-for celebrity of the decade and has seemed to finally found love in non-controversial boyfriend, Jason Trawick. I just hope 2010 comes with a support bra.
Not since my childhood (as if I would ever tell you how long ago that was) have I seen The Muppets dominate pop culture like they did this year. From presenting at the Daytime Emmy’s to making fashion cameos alongside Marc Jacobs to even dating celebrities. It’s no surprise that these friendly faces deserve a little recognition for all the hard work they’ve put in over the years. And that Miss Piggy…just ageless, I tell you. So let’s just be honest with ourselves: This is a Muppet’s world, we’re all just living in it.
Is it just me or does anyone else burst into the “I’m Every Woman” chorus when they see Whitney Houston? Whether you think about that 80′s perm, her throwback performance in The Bodyguard or her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown, Whitney has finally put her demons aside and brought back the heat for the best diva comeback of the year! Nobody can do it like Ms. Houston can, and with an AMA performance that literally shut.it.down with genuine talent instead of publicity stunts…cough…Adam Lambert…cough…Whitney has proven again that she deserves to be number one. Besides, who else can sing herself right out of her clothes?