Who will be hot in 2008? Which celebrities will be making news? Keep clicking and see our predictions for some of the headline makers of 2008.
With her other "Hairspray" castmates, Queen Latifah is riding a wave of popularity this awards season. She is also the host of the year's very first red-carpet event, the People's Choice Awards, on Jan. 8.
The business mogul returns to TV with a celebrity edition of his "The Apprentice" reality show beginning in January. If the Writers Guild strike drags on, you can expect to see a lot more of Trump and of reality TV and game-show programming this year. Already, the summer hit "Big Brother" is making an unprecedented winter appearance.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Millions of football fans will be watching Petty and his band perform during the Super Bowl XLII halftime show on Feb. 3, 2008. Performing together since 1976, the group has had dozens of Grammy nominations and in 2002 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nicole Richie And Joel Madden
You can expect these two to make news early in 2008 when their baby is born. Nicole has also told interviewers she expects to marry Madden, so there also may be a 2008 wedding in their future. Among other stars expecting babies in 2008 are Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Cristina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez.
The British blues artist has been making news in 2007 for arrests, stints in rehab and odd behavior that well may continue in 2008. But you can also count on her to get some attention at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2008. She has a leading six nominations going into the ceremony.
Daniel Day Lewis
Expect this Irish actor to pick up a good share of the acting awards for his performance in "There Will Be Blood." He started collecting trophies in early December, even before his movie opened in U.S. theaters.
Another awards season favorite, this Spanish actor is gaining accolades and awards for his portrayal of a crazed killer in the Coen brothers' award-winning film, "No Country For Old Men." Expect him and his castmates - Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin - to pick up some gold in 2008.
The "O.C." actress has a 2008 date in court - to answer charges that she was driving under the influence in Los Angeles in late December. She is the latest of a string of starlets - including Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan - to face DUI charges..
Britney And Jamie Lynn Spears
You haven't heard the last about these pop-culture icons. Britney Spears, whose head-shaving, umbrella-bashing antics livened up gossip columns throughout 2007, is due back in court in 2008 in her ongoing child custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline. Her 16-year-old little sister is starring in a new season of "Zoey 101" and is expecting a baby this summer.
An Academy Awards ceremony without writers will be hard on everyone taking the stage, but most especially on Jon Stewart who is returning as host of the 2008 awards on Feb. 24. Will he be spared by an 11th hour agreement with the striking Writer's Guild? We will have to wait and see.
The "Material Girl" will be back in the headlines March 10, when she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Leonard Cohen, John Mellancamp, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five. Madonna, of course, made headlines in 2007, with her controversial adoption of a young boy from Malawi.
No surprise, here. Almost everything the talk-show host does makes headlines. As Barack Obama's biggest supporter, she drew arena-sized crowds on the campaign trial this year. If Obama gets the Democratic nomination in 2008, you can expect to see a lot more of Oprah on the hustings.
Prince Charles Of Britain
The heir to the British throne will turn 60 on Nov. 14, 2008. But months before that, in January of 2008, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son will have achieved a new record - the longest wait by an heir to the throne. The current title holder is Queen Victoria's son, who became King Edward VII in 1901, at just over 59 years and two months.
Harrison Ford will be back in 2008 in another Indiana Jones adventure, but all eyes will be on his co-star, newcomer Shia LeBoeuf. The 21-year-old "Disturbia" star had a breakthrough year in 2007, and you can expect to see him become a full-fledged star in 2008.
Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly
Due out in July of 2008, the movie "Step Brothers" stars these two comendians as men who become relatives late in their lives. And if this pairing isn't enough for a hit, consider that is is being directed by Adam McKay of "Anchorman" and "Talledega Nights" fame and being produced by none other than "Knocked Up" director Judd Apatow.
The Irish rockers are expected to release a new as-yet-untitled album, its 15th, in 2008. It's likely a tour will follow. This would be the group's first new offering since 2004's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb."
It is a good bet that Jenna Bush and Henry Hager will tie the knot sometime in 2008. The have been engaged since August of 2007 and it seems unlikely that Jenna and the extended Bush clan would pass on the opportunity for a White House wedding. That means they must be married before Preisdent Bush leaves office in the early days of 2009.
Network News Anchors
As election night nears, the three network news anchors will be grabbing almost as many headlines as the candidates. It is the first presidential election for each. Katie Couric became the CBS anchor in September 2005; Brian Williams took over the NBC anchor desk after the 2004 elections; and Charles Gibson inherited the ABC anchor post from Peter Jennings who died in August 2005.
The "Sweeney Todd" star can be expected to make headlines at both ends of the year. In early 2008, he will be feted for his first singing role in the Broadway musical brought to screen. In late 2008, he will star in Mira Nair's "Shantaram" about a drug-addicted doctor in Mumbai. According to the buzz, Russell Crowe wanted the role Depp got.
Sasha Baron Cohen
"Borat" isn't back but his creator Sasha Baron Cohen is. Cohen is giving the big-screen treatment to another of the characters from "Da Ali G Show," Bruno, a gay Austrian TV interviewer. "Br