The top celebrity stories of 2009? Here they are, all creating a thunderous splash in the spotlight. 2009 was definitely the year that celebrities created all sorts of unbelievable stories. In fact, the list for 2009’s top celebrity stories and news is endless.
However, certain celebrity stories clearly stand out for 2009, and I have them right here. Keep in mind, though, that these top celebrity stories of 2009 are not in any particular order. They are listed according to what popped out in my head as I was writing this article.
No. 1 – Susan Boyle’s overnight worldwide stardom. Susan Boyle’s celebrity status developed within hours on a worldwide level, and is a classic example of a top celebrity news event; and it’s here to stay.
No. 2 – Kanye West grabbing the microphone from Taylor Swift. This certainly created a very loud buzz. It’s actually a small celebrity story in the grand scheme of things, but on the other hand, there is something very major about it, and it garnered plenty of attention.
No. 3 – Carrie Prejean’s response to Perez Hilton’s question about gay marriage. Miss California became an instant celebrity, far more so than had she actually won the Miss USA pageant. Her snooty, haughty response to Hilton’s question was a shot heard ’round the world.
No. 4 – Jon and Kate Gosselin’s marriage. Though tens of thousands of marriages are on the rocks at any given time, America developed a fascination for Jon and Kate Gosselin’s deteriorating marriage, perhaps because they saw in it a little bit of their own marriage? Or maybe America immersed itself in Jon & Kate’s troubles to make their own private lives seem not so bad? I don’t know; Dr. Phil, what do you think about my theory?
No. 5 – Rihanna getting beaten up by Chris Brown. When a pop star gets beaten up by another pop star, this is always major celebrity news. Especially when the victim is stupid enough to go back to the abuser, and ESPECIALLY when she snootily tells concerned family and fans to bug off.
No. 6 – Whitney Houston’s comeback. This created some high waves for a while, and though not the strongest celebrity news story of 2009, it had no competition as far as story topic, either. How many washed up, drug addicted, once-terrific-voiced singers who stayed in an abusive marriage for many years, decide to make a comeback, and then bomb at Central Park with a damaged-sounding voice and a stupid-sounding song?
No. 7 – Death of John Travolta’s son, Jett, in the Bahamas. This had a few interesting angles to it because Travolta is a Scientologist, and speculation grew that his religion was responsible for the boy’s death. Another angle that this took: Jett apparently had autism, though John Travolta denied this, despite videos and photos that depict a boy who had a handicap.
No. 8 – David Letterman’s joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter. This carried a lot of weight in the celebrity news world for weeks, because Sarah Palin would not drop it and get on with her drama queen life. David Letterman finally relented and apologized, but it’s obvious he did so to avoid losing more fans. If Sarah Palin actually thought that Letterman’s apology was sincere and from the heart, she’s dumber than her hairdo looks. What’s the point of an apology if you must nag, nag, nag, nag and demand, demand, demand and demand it via media outlets? Letterman’s apology was as fake as Palin’s never-ending smile during her GOP speech.
No. 9 – Michael Phelps smoking pot. What’s a superhuman athlete boy-next-door wholesome young man doing smoking a bong? Wasn’t winning eight gold medals in one Olympics, and earning millions of dollars in endorsements, enough to keep Michael Phelps too high on happiness to even think of ingesting an illegal brain-cell-damaging drug? Unless he was smoking pot to numb pain from his swimming workouts? You know, that “medical marijuana” thing? Michael Phelps tarnished his image after his bong photo was leaked. And if you think I’m being too critical, don’t forget that Phelps HIMSELF apologized for smoking the bong!
No. 10 – Michael Jackson’s death. This celebrity news was the absolute king of 2009’s top celebrity stories. In fact, this was one of the top celebrity stories of all time, with dozens of layers and dimensions, and each time one unfolds, more layers appear. Michael Jackson’s death was the ultimate celebrity story of 2009 and of the decade, and one of the biggest of all-time celebrity stories, paralyzing the masses on a global level.