Rob, Kristen and New Moon Cast: Hollywood Gossip's Celebrity Of The Year 2009

The Hollywood Gossip: Celebrity of the year 2009: The cast of New Moon

Critics might say we’re copping out by choosing more than one star for this honor, but come on. Everyone involved with the Twilight Saga deserves recognition for turning a book series into the most popular, buzzed-about film franchise in years.

So, what enabled New Moon to gross over $660 million worldwide? A cast of young, fresh, gorgeous, talented and seemingly grounded individuals. Below, we note each actor’s 2009 accomplishments:

Robert Pattinson: Might as well start at the top. The British actor has grown into a global phenomenon. He can’t walk away from a film set without being followed by countless paparazzi members, his every interaction with women is chronicled like it’s a Presidential summit and he was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 2009.

Over the course of a few months, Pattinson covered Entertainment Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, OK! Weekly, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone.

Kristen Stewart: She broods, therefore she is. While Stewart had already appeared in a critically-acclaimed movie (Into the Wild) prior to landing the role of Bella Swan, she took on a cult following after her performance in New Moon. Millions of women around the world both love her and hate her for bagging Pattinson, but one thing is clear: they can't take their eyes off her.

Taylor Lautner: He dated Taylor Swift. He rarely wore a shirt. He was actually able to recruit girls away from Team Edward for Team Jacob, based on his bulked-up role in New Moon. Lautner has already signed on for two new movies and appears to have a huge career ahead of him.

Ashley Greene: The actress almost broke the Internet when naked photos of her were leaked online.

Kellan Lutz: Has the best young body in Hollywood and wants to be the next Jason Bourne. Has been involved with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and... did we mention his body?

source hottest male star of 2009
There were many hot male stars of 2009 who tickled our fancy (and fantasies).

Mr. Obvious sexy man of 2009: Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who has to constantly fend off his fans in droves
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