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DEJA VU

WE FELT IT ALL YEAR LONG, THANKS TO THE REPEAT OFFENDERS OF 2006

4 IDENTICAL DE LA RENTAS

First Lady faux pas: Laura Bush wore the same suit as three guests at a Dec. 3 White House gala.

3 NAOMI CAMPBELL ASSAULT CHARGES

The model was accused of attacking two maids and a former assistant in 2006.

4 PAM AND KID ROCK WEDDINGS

They tied the knot in Saint-Tropez, Beverly Hills, Nashville and Detroit, then split in November.

4 BEYONCE B’DAY BASHES

The diva feted her 25th in (clockwise from top left) Tokyo, N.Y.C. (twice) and Toronto.

3 LINDSAY LOHAN BOO-BOOS

The accident-prone actress had a traumatic year.

FRACTURED ANKLE

FRACTURED WRIST

SCRATCHED MERCEDES

UPS & DOWNS

FOR DAVID HASSELHOFF

JAN. 12

Hasselhoff files for divorce from his wife of 16 years, Pamela Bach.

MARCH 23

Bach’s request for a restraining order against her soon-to-be-ex is unsealed, revealing domestic abuse allegations, which Hasselhoff denies.

MAY 4

The couple agree to joint custody of their teen daughters Taylor-Ann, 16, and Hayley, 14.

JUNE 21

America’s Got Talent premieres—with Judge Hoff presiding.

JUNE 29

Hasselhoff severs a tendon in his right arm in a freak shaving accident. (He hit his head on a chandelier that shattered, cutting his arm.)

JULY 4

A seating mix-up at Wimbledon prompts rumors of a Hoff ejection, denied by his rep.

JULY 21

Theater critics, take note: The actor says he’ll star in David Hasselhoff: The Musical.

SUMMER: His corny-cool “Jump in My Car” video—costarring Knight Rider’s KITT—storms the Web, and a “Don’t Hassel the Hoff” clothing line is greenlit.

JULY 26

Hasselhoff misses a flight from London to L.A. Tabloids report he was bumped because he was drunk. He says a mix of painkillers and antibiotics made him too ill to fly.

NOV. 3

Springtime for Hasselhoff! The actor signs up for the Vegas production of The Producers. (He’ll play the director.) His Sin City debut? Feb. 8, 2007.

CATCHPHRASES!

“Soul Patrol!”

TAYLOR HICKS

“Does that make me crazy?”

—Gnarls Barkley

“Wikiality”

—Stephen Colbert

“Deal or no deal?”

—Howie Mandel

“Seriously?”

Ellen Pompeo

“Save the Cheerleader. Save the world”

—THE CAST OF HEROES

BORAT’S TOP FIVE PHRASES

1. “Very nice”

2. “Wa wa wee wa”

3. “I like”

4. “High five”

5. “Sexy time”

Familiar Names

SAME NAME, BIG DIFFERENCE. WELCOME TO FAME 2.0

Shiloh

OLD

NEW

Howard Stern

OLD

NEW

Betty

OLD

NEW

Ryan Starr/Ryan Star

OLD

NEW

Kenny Rogers

OLD

NEW

Sasha Cohen/Sacha Baron Cohen

OLD

NEW

FedEx

OLD

NEW

MAN TEARS

BACHELOR, JOCKS, RUNWAY REBEL … EACH DISSOLVED INTO PUBLIC PUDDLES OF EMOTION

ANDRE AGASSI

Retiring from tennis after the U.S. Open.

JEFFREY SEBELIA

Learning he wouldn’t be disqualified on Project Runway.

TIGER WOODS

Winning the British Open after his father died.

LORENZO BORGHESE

Making the final cut on The Bachelor.

DAVID BECKHAM
Resigning as captain of Britain’s soccer team.

GETTING FIRED!

NO JOB IS SAFE—JUST ASK THESE EXECS, STARS AND ONE POOR LITTLE PLANET

TOM CRUISE from Paramount.

DONALD RUMSFELD from the Cabinet.

CAROLYN KEPCHER from The Apprentice.

PLUTO from the solar system.

FLOYD LANDIS from his cycling team.

LINDSAY LOHAN from Island Records.

STAR JONES REYNOLDS from the View.

THE TOP OF 2006

CONSUMERS DIDN’T ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE CRITICS WHEN THEY WANTED TO BE ENTERTAINED

TOP 10 BOX OFFICE WINNERS

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

$423 million

2. Cars

$244 million

3. X-Men: The Last Stand

$234.4 million

4. The Da Vinci Code

$217.5 million

5. Superman Returns

$200 million

6. Ice Age: The Meltdown

$195.3 million

7. Over the Hedge

$155 million

8. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

$148.2 million

9. Click

$137.3 million

10. Mission: Impossible III

$133.5 million

Source: Rentrak Corporation Ranking as of 12/8/06

FAVE MASTERTONES

1. SEXY BACK

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

2. SMACK THAT

AKON

3. LIPS OF AN ANGEL

HINDER

4. MONEY MAKER

LUDACRIS

5. CHAIN HANG LOW

JIBBS

6. MY LOVE

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

7. IRREPLACEABLE

BEYONCE

8. MONEY IN THE BANK

LIL SCRAPPY

9. WALK IT OUT

DJ UNK

10. SHORTIE LIKE MINE

BOW WOW

Source: Nielsen RingScan Ranking as of 12/3/06

MOST GOOGLED CELEBRITIES

1. Channing Tatum

2. Chris Brown

3. Shakira

4. Dane Cook

5. Anna Nicole Smith

6. Jessica Alba

7. Oprah

8. Daddy Yankee

9. Britney Spears

10. Jessica Simpson

Source: Google Ranking as of 12/8/06

TOP-SELLING DVDs

1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. The Chronicles of Narnia

3. Cars

4. Wedding Crashers

5. King Kong

6. Walk the Line

7. The Little Mermaid

8. Over the Hedge

9. Chicken Little

10. X-Men: The Last Stand

Source: Nielsen VideoScan Ranking as of 11/26/06

MOST WATCHED TV SHOWS

1. Grey’s Anatomy

ABC

2. Dancing with the Stars

ABC

3. Desperate Housewives

ABC

4. CSI

CBS

5. Dancing with the Stars/Results

ABC

6. CSI: Miami

CBS

7. NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC

8. Criminal Minds

CBS

9. CSI: NY

CBS

10. Lost

ABC

Source: Nielsen Media Research Ranking as of 12/3/06

TOP 10 BESTSELLERS

1. For One More Day

Mitch Albom

2. The End

Lemony Snicket

3. The Innocent Man

John Grisham

4. You: On a Diet

Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

5. Cesar’s Way

Cesar Millan

6. Beach Road

James Patterson

7. State of Denial: Bush at War

Bob Woodward

8. Cell

Stephen King

9. The 5th Horseman

James Patterson

10. The World Is Flat, Updated Edition

Thomas L. Friedman

Source: Nielsen Media Research Ranking as of 12/3/06