New Year's Eve always brings out many famous faces, whether they're hosting huge parties in Las Vegas or celebrating with only their nearest and dearest on exotic islands. This year had plenty of both, with midnight kisses and dressed up stars. Click through to see what everyone was up to as 2010 began!
Nicole Richie evidently found the sparkly dress she was looking to buy and wear for her New Year's Eve bash at Lavo in Las Vegas. She joined Joel in the DJ booth when they weren't chatting with Ryan Gosling, who sweetly brought his mom along as his date. Nicole and Joel then moved on to join Christina Aguilera over at her event being held at TAO. Before the festivities began, Nicole opened up about a few of the things she's looking forward to in 2010. She said, "I have a lot of projects coming. I have my television project, I have my clothing line Winter Kate coming out, my shoe line coming out. . . so it's going to be a big work year for me." Another item on Nicole's agenda will be a guest appearance on Project Runway — she's set to make a cameo on the Jan. 14 season premiere.
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There were plenty of parties to choose from on NYE, but Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had their own at PURE in Vegas on Wednesday. The couple celebrated their first new year as newlyweds and parents with other celebs like Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, and the Kardashian sisters — check how out how all the stars celebrated new years here. After an exciting 2008, Ashlee was hard-pressed to find a resolution, saying, "I don't know if I can have high expectations for 2009 because 2008 was so good. It was the greatest year of my life." Pete used his blog to gush about his wedding and Bronx marking the best parts of his year, and while he was one of our lovable douches of 2008, maybe he'll grow to be one of our favorite dads in 2009.
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As we're all still recovering from our own New Year's Eve celebrations, here's a look at what our favorite celebrities were up to as they rang in 2009. Vegas, Miami, LA, and NYC were the hot spots this year, and here's a chance to join in on all the fun without having to pony up for any admission tickets.
Which Public Figures Would You Invite to Your New Year's Eve Party? While a fancy night on the town filled with dancing and drinks sure is a popular way to ring in the New Year, you can't go wrong with a more intimate dinner party gathering on New Year's Eve. When planning my guest list, I started to wonder: If I could invite anyone in the world who would it be?
Our favorite celebrities hardly need an excuse to party, but New Year's Eve always gives them a great reason to let loose with friends in a fabulous way. As we look back at the best of 2008, test your knowledge of how the stars rang in the past few years.