Celebrity of the Year

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You nominated and you voted, and a winner was declared in our annual Celeb of the Year tournament!

After four challenging rounds and thousands upon thousands of votes, the two stars left standing were The Vampire Diaries' hunky star Ian Somerhalder (who also came in second place last year to Twilight's Robert Pattinson) and Thor villain/Internet god Tom Hiddleston.

In the end it was close, but there can only be one winner. And your 2013 Celeb of the Year is…

Tom Hiddleston!

Tom received 52.9 percent of the votes (38,689), while Ian took 47.1 percent of the votes (34,385).

But this wasn't the only story that had people talking, check out our other big stories of the week!

Robin Roberts, Amber Laign

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Robin Roberts Comes Out as Gay: While giving praise to those she loves before the New Year, Robin Roberts also revealed that she is a gay woman. The Good Morning America anchor posted a heartfelt Facebook message on Sunday, Dec. 29 and reflected back on a "critical milestone" in her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome, saying she was grateful for her "longtime girlfriend" Amber Laign, among others.

An ABC spokesperson confirmed to E! News that Roberts has been in a 10 year same-sex relationship with Laign, who is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in working with people recovering from injuries.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox


Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Flaunt Bikini Bodies in Mexico: Friends in bikinis! Jennifer Aniston, joined by Courteney Cox, soaked up the sunshine in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The Friends costars looked carefree as they enjoyed some quality pool time before ringing in the New Year, showing off their enviable fit bodies.

The good pals both opted for purple swimwear as they reclined on a private sundeck, Cox selecting a darker plum two-piece while Aniston went with lavender.

Britney Spears


Britney Spears Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction Onstage, Nearly Loses Her Dress: Britney Spears suffered a wardrobe malfunction when the back of her tight, sequined dress flew open unexpectedly at her Las Vegas show on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The pop superstar was onstage performing "Circus" and a fan's Instagram video captured the moment—and the look of sheer panic on the 32-year-old's face as she realized she was dangerously close to flashing her audience! 

But the Grammy winner was ever the consummate professional and didn't miss a beat of her choreography. A stealth backup dancer saved Spears from disaster and zipped her dress back up and the Piece of Me performers carried on without a hitch.

Taylor Swift Rebuilds Seaside Wall at Rhode Island Home, Locals Angered by Repairs: There's been some misguided anger towards Taylor Swift for rebuilding a sea wall outside of her beachfront Westerly, R.I., home. One opinion column claimed the construction was being done on a "public" beach without "one single permit from the town," but Laura Dwyer, a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, told The Westerly Sun Swift's "riprap revetment repair" is A-OK--and yes, proper permits were obtained.

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