Jennifer Lopez, seen here at the Dec. 18, 2003, "Paycheck" premiere, tops the 2003 "Hot List" of celebrities compiled by television's "Entertainment Tonight." The list ranks the celebrities who have received the most mentions on the show. Keep clicking to see the rest of the list.
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Friends star Jennifer Aniston, on the list at No. 2, accepts her award after winning for best performance by an actress in a television series-musical or comedy for her work in "Friends," at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 19, 2003.
Michael Jackson, onstage Oct. 27, 2003, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, got a big end-of-the year bump by making headlines for his alleged involvement in a child molestation scandal.
Ben Affleck poses on the red carpet arrival at the premiere of "Gigli," July 27, 2003. He starred in the box-office bomb with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, but it was their relationship, not their work, that drew the most attention in 2003.
The first part of 2003 saw Nicole Kidman as Oscar's leading lady, and she closed out the year as the star of "Cold Mountain," the film with the biggest awards buzz for '04. Here she walks the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, before the screening of her movie "The Human Stain, " Sept. 6, 2003.
Catherine Zeta-Jones not only won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2003, she was also blessed with a new daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas.
Brad Pitt, pictured at the 2002 premiere of "About Schmidt," spent much of 2003 training for the epic film "Troy" and filming in Malta. But he earns his ranking as a perennial heartthrob and half of one of Hollywood's hottest couples.
Cameron Diaz attends the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" premiere in Rome, July 3, 2003. The "Angels" sequel didn't sizzle at the box office, but Diaz's romance with singer Justin Timberlake kept her name hot on the tongues of entertainment reporters.
Britney Spears' wedding surprise didn't come until 2004, but when she dressed up as a bride (pictured) and kissed Madonna onstage at the August MTV Video Music awards, it became the night's biggest moment.
Demi Moore returned to the movies with a small part in the "Charlie's Angels" sequel, and landed in gossip columns when she paired up with younger man Ashton Kutcher. After years out of the spotlight she was also much more visible at various events, and is pictured here attending a Key to the Cure benefit, Sept. 17, 2003, at New York's Saks 5th Avenue.
Renee Zellweger, seen here in London in February 2003, didn't win the Oscar for her work in "Chicago," but "Cold Mountain" kept her name white hot.
Drew Barrymore poses backstage at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, Oct. 20, 2003, in Beverly Hills, Calif. She starred and served as producer in 2003's "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Duplex."
Flashbulbs always follow Halle Berry, who's known as one of the best-dressed women in Hollywood. Here, she arrives at the 9th annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, March 9, 2003. The actress made headlines in October when she announced she was separating from husband Eric Benet.
Courteney Cox Arquette arrives for the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. There was a lot of buzz surrounding the final season of "Friends," and Cox Arquette and husband David Arquette spoke publicly about their struggles to have children, just like her character on the show.
Dubbed the "Velvet Teddy Bear" by R&B legend Gladys Knight, Ruben Studdard rode the "American Idol" juggernaut to the top in 2003. Here the Birmingham, Ala., resident sings Westlife's "Flying Without Wings" during the show's finale, May 21, 2003, in Universal City, Calif.
Clay Aiken competed against Ruben Studdard to be the "American Idol," yet the pair collaborated on a joint leap to fame. By year's end, the runner-up from North Carolina already had a number one single to his credit. Here he holds the 2003 Billboard award for Best Selling Single of the Year.
The material girl earned new respectability as a children's book author, but there was also that MTV kiss... Here, she is seen at a book signing of her book "The English Roses" at Barnes & Noble in New York, Sept. 29. 2003.
Family dominated Michael Douglas' life in 2003. He and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones welcomed their second child, daughter Carys, and the actor also costarred with his father, mother and son in "It Runs In The Family."
John Ritter's sudden death at the age of 54 in September 2003 resulted in a string of tributes and memorials.
Former underwear model Evan Marriott gave Fox's "Joe Millionaire" a heartwarming finish by choosing the "good" girl (Zora) over the "bad" girl (Sarah). The show's February finale was the biggest entertainment event on TV since the 2002 Oscars.