Hollywood stars have been in news for a variety of reasons this year-some made headlines for all the wrong reasons and others took reins of their life in hands and struck the right chord with audiences.
And now, appearing at 'The Early Show' on Dec 24, entertainment journalist Michael Hundgen has revealed who he thinks has made it to Santa's nice list and who is there in naughty list, reports CBS News.
Thus, the stars who were in the Nice List are:
The popstar who turned 27 this year, left the mental hospital and was back on the charts. Topped AOL's list of most searched celebrities in 2008. Swept the MTV's VMAs with a string of awards for her single, "Piece of Me."
Britney was back at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her hot single "Womanizer."She's been widely well received by audiences and spending a lot more time with her kids as well.
After jumping on couches, professing his love, preaching Scientology and denying the existence of Post-Partum Depression, Tom Cruise seems to have figured out what he's good at-entertaining. He had a great cameo in "Tropic Thunder," and now even stars as a Nazi protagonist in his latest film, "Valkyrie." He and Katie Holmes are now somewhat settled into life in New York City, too, along with Suri. His son, Connor, also has a role in the new Will Smith movie, "Seven Pounds."
Paris and Nicole
The former BFF's were back in action in 2008. Nicole Richie had a baby, Harlow Winter Kate, with her husband, Joel Madden, whose brother, Benji, Paris dated. When Paris and Benji broke up, Nicole was there to console her. Paris had her own show on MTV, "My New BFF," and even made political headlines when she taped a commercial spoofing John McCain's "celebrity attacks on Barack Obama."
He is a member of Global Green's board of directors, along with Ed Norton and the duo have been involved in everything from lobbying Gov. Schwarzenegger and the California legislature on behalf of green-friendly, to low-income housing, to participating in fund-raising events, to arriving at the Academy Awards in energy-efficient vehicles. Leo also reunited with Titanic co-star, Kate Winslet, in "Revolutionary Road," which hit the big screens recently.
Always great role models. No arrests, good clean fun. Topped AOL's list of top musician searches. Wear "purity rings." The duo is soon to appear in a 3-D concert movie and a Disney Channel TV series.
And celebrities who made it to Michael Hundgen's naughty list are:
The 'Material Girl' was part of the biggest celebrity breakup of 2008 as she went through her divorce from Guy Ritchie.
She was named villain of the year by Perez Hilton who said: "She just seemed to do nothing right. She started off poorly with pictures, leaked from her cell phone, of her in the shower. This was followed by Vanity Fair shoot, the trashing of her fellow costars, dating a 20-year-old when she's only 15.
Followed by a mega- blockbuster rise up this year, "Dark Knight" star Christian Bale was arrested in London after allegedly assaulting his mother and sister. Although the charges were dropped later, but allegations certainly dimmed his star a bit.
Amy's hubby Blake Fielder-Civil admitted to hooking her on crack cocaine and self-injury, and that he had to leave her to save her. He has also threatened her to dish out 1 million pounds in hush money.
Although an E - Online report claimed that his hand injury had turned into a more serious situation than expected, and Access Hollywood source revealed that the actor is going ahead with surgery that has been planned since September. The car crash was July 27, and hindered the production of "Transformers." (ANI)