WINNER Watch out, Miley Cyrus! Almost half of you think Gomez, who's recording her debut CD and stars in the Disney Channel supernatural hit Wizards of Waverly Place, is going to rule in '09. After all, what's a star without a little scandal? After Gomez dated her ex Nick Jonas, Cyrus parodied Gomez and her friend Demi Lovato on a YouTube clip.
Long gone is the mouthy manager from Jack Black's School of Rock band. Now all grown up (at 15), the actress and singer already has a popular series (Nickelodeon's iCarly) and album (the like-titled soundtrack to her series debuted at No. 28 on Billboard's 200 Albums chart). Next up? Cosgrove – who showed off more of her vocal talents in the TV-movie sensation Camp Rock – is cowriting tunes for her upcoming solo album.
As the face – and voice – of the smash Disney Channel summer hit Camp Rock, the teen set's resident rocker chick spent her summer opening up for good friends the Jonas Brothers on their Burning Up tour and putting the finishing touches on her debut disc, Don't Forget. The 16-year-old is now working on her upcoming Disney Channel show, Sonny with a Chance, set to debut in early '09.
Joel Madden, Tony Hawk and Snoop Dogg are just a few of the celebs who've appeared on Nickelodeon's Monkees-style documentary series about a world-famous teen band. ( Psst: They're not really naked.) The boys released two discs as soundtracks to the show's first two seasons, and season three is well underway.
She's living up to her Hollywood pedigree (Julia Roberts is her aunt) with a starring role in the smash Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, for which she won a Teen Choice Award. Now that the series is over, she's continuing to conquer the big screen: Roberts‚ who starred onscreen as Nancy Drew, will next appear in the January comedy Hotel for Dogs, with Don Cheadle and Lisa Kudrow.
The 17-year-old actress sure made waves this year on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the sleeper ABC Family series in which she plays a pregnant high-schooler. Both criticized and applauded by parents' groups, the series won the Teen Choice Award for choice summer show – and was renewed for a second season.
The 19-year-old has walked the halls of high school, twice. First, she starred on Degrassi: The Next Generation, the popular Canadian teen soap with a huge U.S. cult following, which helped her win a Gemini Award (similar to the Emmy) in Canada. This year, the actress widened her appeal by stepping into the "Brenda" role on the new incarnation of 90210, which has already been renewed.