Britney Voted Most Over Exposed Celebrity

December 30, 2008 By:
Britney Voted Most Over Exposed Celebrity

Through the ups and downs, Britney Spears was voted the most over exposed celebrity of 2008 (again) by USA Today.

Their "Celebrity Heat Index" measures exposure in print and online entertainment news outlets. Spears took the number 1 spot in 07 as well, but she was definitely more exposed this year. Who could forget her being strapped to a gurney and being taken away to a psych ward?

Angelina Jolie came in at number 2 with partner Brad Pitt taking in the number 4 spot. Ex wifey Jennifer Aniston came in at number 3.

Who else made the list? Check out the specific categories below and tell us if you agree or not. Who do you think was the most overexposed celebrity of the year?

Hottest breakthroughs:
In 2008, 298 stars joined the list including Twilight's Rob Pattinson, Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, political figures such as Barack Obama, and celebrity offspring including Harlow Madden and Zuma Rossdale.

Hottest breakup:
The divorce of Madonna and director Guy Ritchie was the top breakup story. The Aniston/John Mayer breakup came in second.

Reader favorites:
No surprise here, Reese Witherspoon was voted the reader favorite. Fans wanted 53% "more coverage" of her, while Patrick Swayze, who revealed in March that he was battling pancreatic cancer, came in second.

Hottest mom:
Taking the top spot was Jamie Lynn Spears. Her controversial pregnancy kept her in the news for 19 weeks. Jolie's arrival of twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline in July only got 17 weeks of coverage. Poor Brangelina, someone stole their thunder. Time for triplets!