We've been counting down the biggest headlines of 2008, and we'll be revealing more throughout the month of December. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that created the most buzz throughout the year.
Lindsay Lohan found love this year, only it wasn't in the form we were originally expecting. Instead, her friendship with Samantha Ronson turned into more as the two women went from attached at the hip BFFs to a lot more. You wouldn't know it from the way Lindsay finished off 2007 — a trio of men in Italy, drinking on camera, which had you all convinced she was on a downward spiral again. By Spring, however, we were seeing a lot more of her shopping and dining with DJ Samantha than falling out of the club at the end of the night and creating scandals. Still, it took her — and us — a long time to tentatively talk about the coupledom, until LL's independent streak and desire to speak her mind won out and everyone learned of Lindsay Lohan's new love.
This wasn't the first time that we saw Lindsay and Samantha spending a lot of time together, in fact Samantha got a bad reputation for facilitating her 2007 downward spiral and most of you didn't think she would keep Lindsay out of trouble. By May, it became more clear that if anything Samantha was a stabilizing influence on Lohan, as the girls were spotted meeting each other's families. At the end of the month Lindsay nuzzled up to Samantha at Cannes only fueling relationship rumors. It heated up over the Summer as Samantha joined LL on the set of Labor Pains and the girls celebrated birthdays and spent every second together.
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By August, the only drama in their relationship seemed to be caused by Michael Lohan who felt the need to rant about Samantha to the media. The girls fought back on their MySpace blogs and just about the only upside to that was we got two of our favorite celebrity bloggers out of it. The girls have kept us updated frequently the past few months on how they're feeling about everything from politics to relationships to clearing up any breakup rumors.
From party to party, it seemed if you hired Samantha to DJ, Lindsay would be part of the package. The girls supported each other and their families like watching Charlotte Ronson's Fashion Week show. Lindsay's publicist tried to deny the girls were more than friends, but LL herself opened up about it eventually. Not to mention, of course, seeing them kiss.
At the end of September, Lindsay and Samantha headed off for a romantic weekend in Cabo together full of bikini lounging. While Lindsay Lohan's movie career is still in a bit of a rut, her legging line is selling well and she seems happier and more stable than ever with Samantha by her side. It may not be what we expected to see from Lindsay in 2008, but it's been a pleasant surprise to watch her genuinely in love with someone who cares about her right back. We'll see what 2009 brings for LL and SR, but for now they're just enjoying the ride.