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Zac Efron is gearing up to do the High School Musical feature film and the comedy 17 with Matthew Perry

Age

20

Network

Cool Dudes Who Sing and Dance

About me

What a year! Highlights: HSM2 rocked its debut (17 million viewers!), hit the big screen in Hairspray, got to show off my abs on the cover of Rolling Stone, and—thanks to our Hawaii vacation—I no longer have to pretend I’m not dating VH. Lowlight: All that gossip on the blogs—Yo, Perez! Cut me some slack! And I probably could have done without that YouTube montage of me dancing to “I Feel Pretty.”

Zac’s Friends

Vanessa Hudgens

Nikki Blonsky

Daniel Radcliffe is filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Age

18

Network

Seriously Rich Teens

About me

The fifth Potter film came out this summer, but I also shattered my boyish image by getting naked on the London stage. Yes, I’m still single, and as I told Details, “I think it would be very hard to go out with an actress, because they’re mad…. They’re all absolutely delightful. But completely barking.”

Daniel’s Friends

Rupert Grint

Emma Watson

Lord Voldy

Miley Cyrus is warming up backstage in yet another sold-out arena, then it’s back to work on Hannah Montana

Age

15

Network

Hollywood Good Girls

About me

I can’t believe how insane (in a good way!) this year has been: an amazing tour, a No. 1 album and a No. 1 cable TV show—full of cool guest stars like Brooke Shields! Plus, I watched my dad “dance” (ha!) on Dancing with the Stars.

What’s next?

Hannah Montana: The Movie (yay!)

Miley’s Friends

The Jonas Brothers

My crazy dad!

Rihanna is unwinding after wrapping up a hectic European tour

Age

19

Network

One-Name Pop Stars

About me

This year, I settled into my L.A. pad. My third CD just went platinum, and I was nominated for four Grammys. Plus I’m a CoverGirl, baby! Bring on those free lip glosses. I also amped up my style. Hope you like my new look. And, yes, I’m single. Sure, I’ve hung out with Shia and Josh, but you know how it is—we’re just friends. One ’07 bummer: Broke my toe, stubbed it on a chair, but I’m better now and not slowing down.

Rihanna‘s Friends

Shia LaBeouf
Josh Hartnett

Ne-Yo

Blake Lively is pondering whether to take a class at Columbia University next year

Age

20

Friends

Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford

Network

Beautiful People with Brains

About me

Don’t get me confused with my Gossip Girl character. Sure, I love glamour, but I’m not such a fan of real-life gossip. (Note to paparazzi: Penn is a friend—we go way back. Enough with the Romance Watch already!)

Fave quote

I can’t believe I actually told Cosmo Girl, “Stars really are like anyone else. At the end of the day, Brad Pitt poops—as handsome as he may be—and so does Angelina Jolie. I’m still baffled by how odd this job is.”

Chris Brown is on tour with Bow Wow

Age

18

Friends

Rihanna, Bow Wow, Lil Wayne

Network

Future Kings of Pop

About me

I switched things up this year. The sound on my new album Exclusive has a bit of an older vibe. I also got way more into acting—I did The O.C. and hit the big screen (consider the yard stomped!). Oh, and did I mention I tore the roof off the VMAs and the Grammys? Watch out, JT.

Hayden Panettiere is still working on releasing her long-awaited CD and getting ready to promote Fireflies in the Garden, the movie she did with Julia Roberts

Age

18

Friends

Kristen Bell, Rumer Willis, Milo Ventimiglia

Network

Save a Dolphin, Save the World

About me

This year has been all over the place. The Heroes hoopla was amazing, of course, but my boyfriend and I broke up after a year together, and—believe it or not—I hear there’s actually a Japanese arrest warrant with my name on it just because I tried to stop dolphins from being hunted. Give me a break. And that goes double for you, TMZ—ooh, you caught Milo and me walking arm and arm after the Emmys. Big deal. Friends do that, you know.

Michael Cera is filming Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, a movie about two teens who find romance at a punk concert

Age

19

Network

Awkward People

About me

Still waiting to get poked here, people. The whole point of being on Facebook is to get poked and if I don’t get poked after the year I had—Superbad, anyone? Juno ring a bell?—when will I ever get poked? Web site plug: clarkandmichael.com. Check it.

Michael’s Friends

Jonah Hill

Ellen Page