Sunday, December 30, 2007

Top Entertainment Stories of 2007

Amy Winehouse is (allegedly) on drugs! Paris Hilton in out in out of jail! Scary Spice pregnant with Eddie Murphy's baby! Kanye stomps 50 Cent in album sales! It sure has been an eventful 2007 in the entertainment world.

The constant theme for this year has been the celebrity train wreck. Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, David Hasslehoff, and so on and so forth. Celebrities just couldn't seem to keep it together in the 07. They were either in jail, in rehab, on the front of a tabloid magazine in an unflattering photo or being dragged to court to fight for custody of their children.

Other people, like Eddie Murphy and 50 Cent, had a little diarrhea of the mouth.

Eddie Murphy swore up and down that the baby Scary Spice (Mel B.) was carrying was NOT his, despite the fact that a few weeks earlier, there were paparazzi photos of the two together out and about. Poor Scary Spice had her name dragged through the mud by Eddie Murphy making her out to be some kind of desperate gold digger. But in the end, she was vindicated. Eddie Murphy was found to be the daddy and he didn't seem very pleased about it. And the Spice Girls reunited in 07, so things turned out all right in the end for Scary.

50 Cent, wisely, cooked up a marketing campaign by pitting himself as Kanye's rival on 9/11/07. The two rappers were both releasing their albums that day and 50 had already released two unsuccessful singles. So what else could he do to turn the spotlight on himself? Drum up some drama. He attacked Kanye viciously, mocked Kanye's music and even went so far as to say that he would retire if his sales were lower than Kanye's. Well, Kanye walloped 50 in the first week sales but unfortunately, 50 didn't retire. Either way, the showdown was one of the top Hip hop stories of the year.

Earlier in the year, in what seems like so long ago, an American Idol reject had her comeuppance. Jennifer Hudson was a loser on American Idol, but at the Oscars she was a winner, winning the Osar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie in "Dreamgirls." Whether or not this win can propel her career to the big leagues is yet to be seen, but it was the Cinderella story of the year.

Enjoy and look back at the year that was 2007 in Entertainment.

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