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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/14/2009

2009 Celebritology Honors: A Little Help?

By Liz Kelly

2008's Most Admired celeb: Angelina Jolie. (Getty Images)

It's almost the time of year when we pause to honor standouts in the world of celebrity. That's right, we're a mere month away from the 2009 Celebritology Honors (aka The Lizzies). But, as per usual, I need a little help deciding the five or six categories we'll vote on this year. That's where you come in. Share your ideas for celebrity superlatives below.

I kicked off this discussion in Thursday's Celebritology Live chat and already have a tidy list of category contenders:

1. Celeb whose kids' tell-all you most want to read
2. Least self-aware celeb
3. Dippiest celeb couple
4. Best fake romance
5. Most confounding celebrity Twitterer
6. Celebrity we'd most like to see go away and never come back
7. Dumbest career move
8. Best-dressed/worst-dressed
9. Scariest celebrity body part
10. Worst celebrity offspring offender
11. Best celebrity-made satire video
12. Reader-submitted celebrity impression videos

Add your ideas below...

By Liz Kelly  | August 14, 2009; 10:20 AM ET
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Comments

"The Shatner Ego Award"

But, alas, it cannot be given to him repeatedly.

Posted by: cjbriggs | August 14, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

-Strangest celebrity family

-Most unflattering celebrity fashion trend

and from yesterday's chat, I really liked "Best Reality Show Meltdown."

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 14, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

The str8t celeb with the gayest subtext.

Posted by: jezebel3 | August 14, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Best celeb-inspired addition to the lexicon. ("Hiking the Appalachian trail," "bubbies," etc.)

Posted by: PostieMd | August 14, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

"celebrity most likely to shamelessly self-promote" award (Heincer comes immediately to mind, so maybe we should just name this award after them?)

"been around the block one too many times" award (nominees to include Kate Hudson, John Mayer, etc.)

"most overexposed" (Gosselins, Octomon, etc.)

Posted by: kvs09 | August 14, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

How about celebrity we are most proud of? Something a little more uplifting in the face of all the (wonderful!) snark

Posted by: TerpsGirl | August 14, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Most/Least Surprising Celebrity Death

Posted by: northgs | August 14, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Celebrity couple we know won't last.

Posted by: onlytheshadowknows1 | August 14, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

This is ripped right off several Celebritology posts this year:

Worst Celebrity Product

This year's nominees:
Lindsay Lohan's Sevin-Nyne self-tanner

Paris Hilton's doggie wardrobe

Piers Morgan's new Burger King inspired cologne, "Flame"

Trump Vodka

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 14, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Probably too easy, but "Biggest Woody of the Year" This year noms are (at least) Morgan Freeman, Ryan O'Neal, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 14, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Best (Worst? Strangest?) Non-celeb Celeb. Someone who crossed over into being a celebrity, but is not an actor, singer, etc. Examples include Octomom, Joe the Plumber, maybe certain reality stars.

Posted by: yumdonuts | August 14, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

How about a sort of Lifetime (or Annual) Achievement Award for contributing so much personal celebritology fodder? I think maybe Liz would have to choose the honoree, or maybe she provides us with choices, and follows up with a spotlight blog post on the winner. Lindsay Lohan, Heidi & Spencer, Amy Winehouse -- all contenders.

Posted by: yumdonuts | August 14, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

I like yumdonuts idea.

....mmmm.... donuts... Is it lunchtime yet?

Posted by: Osteph | August 14, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I agree with yumdonuts, we need some sort of Lifetime Achievement award.

No one can win the award twice, unless they come up with some world class Britney-esque kind of meltdown or something equivalent.

As for celebs kids tell-all I'd read...Brangelina's kids should have some great stories.

Scariest celeb body part? All of Amy Winehouse tied with Courtney Love.

Posted by: wadejg | August 14, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I like the celeb kid tell-all question.

Also, maybe best celeb Twitter feed?

Posted by: TigerLily81 | August 14, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

The same names keep coming to mind for so many categories.

* Least self-aware celeb: Heincer
* Dippiest celeb couple: Heincer
* Best fake romance: Heincer
* Celebrity we'd most like to see go away and never come back: Heincer (although admittedly they come second to Octomom/CCV and Brangelina for me)
* Celebrity most likely to shamelessly self-promote: Heincer
* Celebrity couple we know won't last: Heincer


Posted by: Californian11 | August 14, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Best Closeted Gay Celeb and their Beard (i.e. Dean Sheremet and Leann Rimes, Gayle and Oprah.......)

Posted by: pplybon | August 14, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

yeah - mdreader's needs to be in there...

but i think we need one in honor of the WaPo, 'celebrity most likely to drink mad b&#ch beer'

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | August 14, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I like yumdonuts idea too...could include Levi Johnston in that group..

Posted by: irishone | August 14, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Because celebrities love to throw their 'clout' behind candidates:

"Celebrity whose endorsement ruined a campaign"

or, conversely (and less snarky)

"Celebrity whose endorsement helped a campaign"

Posted by: misc1997 | August 14, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

misc1997, I'd propose Chuck Norris for both categories, in that he certainly gave Mike Huckabee a higher profile than he might've had otherwise, yet Huckabee still didn't nab the nomination.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 14, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Because celebrities love to throw their 'clout' behind candidates:

"Celebrity whose endorsement ruined a campaign"

or, conversely (and less snarky)

"Celebrity whose endorsement helped a campaign"

Posted by: misc1997 | August 14, 2009 2:42 PM |

misc1997, I'd propose Chuck Norris for both categories, in that he certainly gave Mike Huckabee a higher profile than he might've had otherwise, yet Huckabee still didn't nab the nomination.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 14, 2009 3:06 PM

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Then, there's always the "Colbert Bump", but I would suggest that would be more worthy of a discussion post and not an actual catagory, per se.

Posted by: mdreader01 | August 14, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Tiny Fey probably didn't help Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | August 14, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I vote for celebrity most likely to have a secret hygiene problem. So it couldn't be, for example, the "Twilight" guy with his widely reported b.o., but could be Lady GaGa (something's just not right there).

Posted by: kpeterson | August 17, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Best/Worst celebrity endorsement (not a product, just an endorsement.)

Suggestion: I never THOUGHT about Dior until I saw Charlize Theron storming through a house, ripping off all of her clothes. I also never thought about the weight loss supplement EP-2 until K-Fed was mentioned as a potential endorser. Now, if I'm ever in the market for sketchy diet pills, I will steer far away from EP-2.

Posted by: ishkabibbleA | August 17, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

"Best former child star"

Joseph Gordon Levitt
Drew Berrymore
Etc.

"Former Child star you wish would go away"

innumerable

Posted by: Roxie1 | August 17, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Best former child star

Joseph Gordon Levitt

Worst Former child star
innumerable

Posted by: Roxie1 | August 17, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

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