Here are the top ten celebrities in terms of cover stories in the first nine months of 2010.
1. Sandra Bullock: Still in the lead but the story is slowing down.
2. Jennifer Aniston: She used to be a supporting player in the BrAngelina circus, but now she gets mentioned all the time for hotness and her love life, which seems to be going nowhere fast. She had two movies released this year, so some of her popularity comes from Planted Crap to sell movie tickets.
3. BrAngelina: They are only in third because I count them as a couple and as separate entities. If I always counted them as separate people, Angie would be first and Brad would be second of all celebrities.
4-5. Jesse James
4-5. Kim Kardashian
Jesse was alone in 4th place and Kim was tied for 5-7th six months ago. She looks set to breeze past him as does her sister Kourtney.
6. Kourtney Kardashian
7. Scott Disick
At the end of the six month review, I put together a list of the people who could break into the Top Ten. Scott wasn't in the Top Ten then and I failed to list him.
8-10. Angelina Jolie as a solo
8-10. Kate Gosselin.
8-10. Tiger Woods.
I listed these three in alphabetical order by first name, but it's also listed in terms of tabloid interest over the past three months. Angie keeps going and going, interest in Kate goes in stops and starts and the Tiger Woods story is losing steam until further details emerge after the divorce.
Knocking on the door: At the nine month mark, there are a few people just outside the Top Ten that are still hated by the Three Wicked Step Sisters. I expect them to pass Tiger Woods soon, but time will tell if they will be in the Top Ten at the end of the year. Events can change everything, of course. Nobody said peep about Sandra Bullock and Jesse James in the first three months of the year and they are currently in first and fourth place.
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As for stories currently trending, right now there are three celebrities who could get hot soon, though they are currently far back in the pack.
There will be another series of updates of this type at the end of December.