In 2008, celebrities waged war on each other, on purity rings, on the paparazzi you name it. There were battles fought in the pages of magazines, on YouTube and at airport gates. And we learned that when celebrities get a camera in their face they either ham it up (Heidi and Spencer) or beat up on the cameraman and/or his equipment (
Kanye West had not one, but two scuffles involving members of the media. In September, the rapper, along with his bodyguard, destroyed the property of a paparazzo trying to take a picture of the rapper at Los Angeles International Airport. He avoided felony charges because he destroyed only a piece of lighting equipment worth less than $100. Then, after a similar scuffle with a photographer in Jolly Old England, he was taken in for questioning again. He avoided those charges too, and blogged about it. This guy really hates getting his picture taken, but he really loves blogging.
Brand made a few naughty jokes at the
They're all young, cute Disney stars (and Miley's backup dancer). But little did we know that there's a mean girl lurking in each of them. In 2008, there was buzz starting that Demi or Selena could dethrone Miley as Disney Queen Bee. Demi and Selena also began making YouTube videos very similar to Miley and Mandy's. So, Miley and Mandy recorded a video that clearly mocked the others. She later said she was sorry about it. And in an attempt to play nice (or bow to the still-reigning queen), both Selena and Demi told us there was no Miley feud.
On the season-three finale of "Making the Band 4,"
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are without a doubt the most polarizing duo on "The Hills." And they stirred the pot once again when they eloped in Mexico in November. Heidi's mom gave the marriage six months and claimed that Spencer drugged her daughter to get her to agree to the elopement. Spencer denied the claim and said that she needed to take a chill pill. Heidi said that she couldn't be happier. Even Tom Cruise weighed in, advising Spencer that he'd eventually have to give Heidi the big wedding her family claims she always wanted. They've admitted they want kids. That may mean more trouble in 2009.