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Hollywood's hottest pairs based on their levels of success, attractiveness, popularity and staying power. Find out whose making bank, who's dominating Google searches and who's destined for lifelong romance For the first three, we've ranked each partner in a couple on a scale from 1 to 10, then added the two scores to come up with a final number (1to 20) in each category. We ranked Staying Power separately on a scale from 1 to 20 for each couple. The total of the scores in the four categories determined each couple’s rank on our list. Numbers don’t like, folks.
Here's more on how we break it down: Success.
In a word: Money. Exceptionally hot celebrities are almost always exceptionally rich (and vice versa), so we've tapped into Forbes and other sources to discover their salaries and net worth. We've also considered factors like Oscar and Grammy nominations / wins, platinum albums and other honors they've received.
Our next ranking category is the most obvious in this often-superficial industry: Victoria's Secret model? Check. Ridiculously lucky God-given genes? Double check. But if someone's been on the cover of multiple glamour magazines and/or is under contract with a high-end, high-profile brand, it pushes up their numbers on our list.
Since looking good and making bank don't necessarily keep a couple on the public's radar, we've chosen to judge a couple's popularity by the number of times they've been Googled in the last month. Again, the numbers don’t lie.
This category takes into account all the factors that keep couples together: children, marriage, cohabitation and longevity. If either member of the couple has a history of short, stormy relationships, they get dinged in our point structure.
Yes, there were some ties. And since you can't rely on science for everything, we've turned to the ancient art of astrology to break them: Couples with high compatibility jumped ahead, while those doomed by the stars fell back a slot. In fact, as an extra bonus we've included a summary of each couple's astrological compatibility at the bottom of each article. In case you're superstitious or consider astrology a science.
Hot Couple #1: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Success. Before you go thinking Brangelina is a cliché choice for #1, remember: We're just dealing with the facts and stats. These two command the box office. Jolie reportedly earns around $15 million per picture, and she made three movies last year, so you do the math. As for Pitt, he rakes in around $20 million per film, and he made two in 2008. Combine those numbers with the numerous awards and nominations this couple has under their belts and the results are staggering: Jolie's won three Golden Globes and an Oscar, while Pitt's won one Golden Globe and had two Academy Award nominations. Basically, these two are cinematic royalty. And as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, Angelina has converted Brad to her do-gooding ways. The couple now heads the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which they donate millions of dollars to annually to aid humanitarian crises. Attractiveness. This category's a no brainer: Brangelina is smokin'. Angelina's legendary pout is rivaled only by
Brad's perfect facial structure, and both of their bodies are to die for. It doesn't get much sexier than this, so let's be grateful they're procreating. Popularity. You can't open an issue of Us Weekly or People without seeing Brad and Angie staring back at you -- and that's been the case for the past four years. Last month, more than 2.25 million Google searches were performed for Jolie, and Pitt scored another 1.5 million. All these two have to do is walk down the street, and every media outlet around reports on it. Staying Power. It's safe to say that Brad and Angelina have more reasons to stay together than your average celebrity couple. In fact, they have six: Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne and Knox. Still, kids can't ensure a long-lasting relationship, and rumors have been running rampant about a rift between these two. (Hear Angie talk to Matt Lauer about their crazy family below.) Also, their track records are star-studded enough to suggest they're not losing interest with the Hollywood crowd (Angie's exes include Billy Bob Thornton and Johnny Lee Miller; Brad's are Juliette Lewis, Gwyneth Paltrow and of course, Jennifer Aniston). Compatibility. Too bad: the stars indicate that this union will be short-lived. Angie's a charming, mutable Gemini while Brad's a lively Sagittarius with a wandering eye, so they'll probably call it quits after they've had their fun.
Hot Couple #2: Beyonce & Jay-Z
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Success. Parade magazine recently reported that Beyonce earned $80 million this year, while Jay-Z earned $82 million -- a total of $162 million between them. Beyonce's also been nominated for two Golden Globes and between the two of them, they have enough Grammys to fill a Maybach. Whether you're looking at money, fame or honors, it doesn't get much more successful than this couple. Attractiveness. Beyonce's curves are booty luscious, and her face is so gorgeous that she's been offered plenty of product endorsements, make-up giant L'Oreal among them. As for Jay-Z, his looks are nothing to write home about, but he's got the golden voice and is stylish, having founded his own clothing brand, Roca wear. Popularity. Beyonce blows out the competition in this category. In April, about 20 million people Googled her, making her one of the most popular celebs on our list. People are slightly less interested in Jay-Z, who scored 5 million searches. With those numbers, these two are hard to beat. Staying Power. These two have been together for seven years, and they married in 2008. They never talk publicly about their relationship (excepting Beyonce's brief spiel to Ellen DeGeneres below), preferring to keep it just between them, and neither of them has had any other high-profile romances. Basically, we're just counting down to babies and happily ever after. Compatibility. Since Beyonce's a Virgo, and Jay-Z is a Sagittarius, these two have very different approaches to life. He's adventurous; she craves security. Eventually, he's bound to get tired of the predictability. And chances are, everyone who just read this is cursing the invention of astrology.
Hot Couple #3: Victoria Beckham & David Beckham
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Success. David Beckham reportedly earns more than any other soccer player in the world, having signed a five-year, $250 million deal with LA Galaxy. He's twice been named the FIFA World Player of the Year runner-up, and he's played more than 100 Champions League games. His success as a footballer has shot him to the ranks of an international celebrity, constantly in demand to endorse products like Coca-Cola and IBM. Victoria and the rest of the Spice Girls produced nine number-one singles in the '90s, but her later solo career is largely considered a failure. Still, her books -- a 2001 biography and 2006 fashion advice guide -- each sold around half a million copies, and she undoubtedly makes a bundle from endorsing fashion campaigns. Forbes estimates that between 2007 and 2008, these two earned $58 million. Attractiveness. Posh Spice is arguably better known as a style icon than a music one, having endorsed lines of
Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Armani. Her slim figure, sassy haircut and willingness to take risks have helped her gain admiration from the fashion industry. For his part, David's body couldn't be more fit, but his masculine facial features are just as handsome as the rest of him. Popularity. In March, around 450,000 people searched Google to learn more about Victoria, and 673,000 searched for David. Those numbers push these two into the top half of our celeb couples in terms of popularity. Staying Power. Victoria and David are no stranger to rumors of affairs, which have plagued them since 2004. Still, they've been together for 12 years now (and married 10), and they have three sons together: Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn. If these two were going to split, it seems like it would have already happened. Besides, Victoria handles the press around their relationship quite well: Compatibility. David's a Taurus, and Victoria is an Aries, so these two have different interests. She likes to go out and have a good time, while he'd rather chill at home. As long as he doesn't stifle her endless energy, they have a chance of succeeding together. (Note: Aries extravagance can annoy the frugal Taurus; good thing this couple scored so highly in the success category, right?)
Hot Couple #4: Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Success. Last year, Forbes listed Gisele's salary at $65 million, thanks to her many product endorsements (including Pantene, Vogue eyewear and Nivea). As for Brady, he earns about $5 million a year from the New England Patriots, though he's also due a $3 million bonus this year. And he has a Super Bowl win under his belt. Also, don't forget Tom's own endorsements for products like Stetson cologne, which he probably earns a bundle for. Attractiveness. Where to begin? We're dealing with an athlete, so let's stick to the stats: Gisele is 5' 11", blonde,
blue-eyed and Brazilian. It's her job to look hot, and she's doing very well (if you need convincing, check out footage from her GQ photo shoot below). Tom is 6' 4" and 225 lbs., with the rugged good looks of an American golden boy.
Popularity. In April, around 450,000 people searched Google for Tom, and another 300,000 searched for Gisele. Those numbers are high enough to push them into our 40 most popular celebrity couples. Staying Power. These two have been together since 2006, and they tied the knot this year. Unlike many couples on our list, this is the first marriage for both of these celebs. While both of them have had publicized relationships in the past (Tom with baby mama Bridget Moynahan and Gisele with Leonardo DiCaprio), they tend to keep a low profile for the most part. As a result, you won't be hearing them gushing about each other to the press. Compatibility. Both Tom and Gisele are Leos, so they like to be the life of the party. If they learn to cooperate instead of struggling for dominance, this relationship has the potential to be passionate and devoted. No need to worry about a wandering eye: Neither of them could find a hotter partner if they tried.
Hot Couple #5: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
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Success. Forbes estimates that between 2007 and 2008, this couple earned a total of $35 million, enough for them to be ranked #4 on the magazine's list of Hollywood's 20 Top-Earning Couples. Their joint Soul2Soul concert tour became the highest-grossing country tour of all time, and Tim raked in $23 million from his double-platinum album, Let It Go. For her part, Faith earned $12 million for her album The Hits and for recording the Sunday Night Football theme song. Check out a video of them performing together live on their tour: Attractiveness. Faith was Shape magazine's December cover girl, where she surprised everyone by showing up on newsstands in a bikini in her 40s. Lesson: She looks better than ever. Tim, however, has put on some weight in recent years and seems to have an emotional attachment to his goatee. Popularity. These two may have a couple of decades on the Miley Cyrus's of the world, but that doesn't mean they're becoming obsolete. Faith was the subject of some 1.2 million Google searches last month, while Tim scored 2.25 million -- enough to put them in the top tier of our most popular couples. Staying Power. Hill and McGraw have been married since 1996, a surprising longevity for such a high-profile romance. They have three daughters and reportedly try not to be apart for more than three days at a time, even when they're working. Aww. Compatibility. Faith is a Virgo, and Tim's a Taurus. That means their odds of staying together are high, since dedication and loyalty are their top priorities. Remember what we said about the three days rule? Eerie.
Hot Couple #6: Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith
Success. Will Smith has a penchant for blockbuster movies, and they have treated him well; he reportedly earned $20 million for 2008's Hancock. He's been nominated for a few Golden Globes and Academy Awards as well, though he's never won. And Wikipedia tells us: "He is the only actor in history to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office as well as being the only actor to have eight consecutive films open at #1 on the domestic box office as a Lead Actor." Decent work. As for Jada, she has dabbled in singing, producing, writing and designing with some success, but she's primarily an actress known for movies like If These Walls Could Talk and The Matrix. From 2007 to 2008, Forbes reports that this couple earned $85 million total. Attractiveness. Will has only become more attractive (and fitter!) since his Fresh Prince days, and Jada always seems to be glowing. Adorable.
Popularity. About 1.2 million people searched Google for info on Will last month, and 225,000 searched for Jada -- enough to put them in the top third of our most popular couples. Staying Power. Jada has said in the past that she would give up her career before allowing her marriage to fall apart, and Will has insisted, "Divorce is not an option." They've been married since 1997 and have two kids together, so it's safe to say these two are in this for life. Better yet, let Jada explain it: Compatibility. Jada's a practical Virgo, and Will is an emotional Libra. Most likely, her focus on the negative will frustrate him almost as much as his indecisiveness bothers her. Good thing divorce isn't an option for Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Hot Couple #7: Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Success. Timberlake ranked #12 on Forbes list of the Celebrity 100 in 2008, where they estimated his earnings to be $44 million. He's got a rocking music career with enormous record sales, a fashion line (William Rast) and a movie career. As for Biel, she earns much less for her acting roles than Justin does for his singing, though the actual numbers are unknown. Still, having worked her way up from 7th Heaven to a lead role in last year's Easy Virtue is a step in the right direction. Attractiveness. Justin is adored worldwide for his good looks and killer fashion sense (he was GQ's Most Stylish Man in America last year). Jessica has claimed coveted spots on such lists as well -- in 2007, she ranked #5 on Maxim's Hot 100. She also has an athletic, toned body that puts the stick figures of
Hollywood to shame. Still, it should be noted that she's ended up on her fair share of Worst Dressed lists. Popularity. Justin is all over the magazines, Internet, talk shows, movies and radio, coming at you from every medium. And people can't get enough. Last month, around 5 million searches were performed on Google to find gossip on Justin, while another million people searched for Jessica. Those numbers put these couple at the top tier of our most popular celebs -- congrats! Staying Power. Media outlets love to claim that Jessica and Justin are tying the knot, but Timberlake told Oprah recently that he isn't getting married anytime soon. They've been together since early 2007, and they currently live together, but that doesn't necessarily mean everything is peachy: Justin dated Britney Spears for like four years of their youth, and he was with Cameron Diaz for three before breaking it off. In any case, Justin managed to ward off some rumors of discord when he kissed Biel on the Jumbotron at a Lakers game recently: Compatibility. The stars have spoken: Jessica's Pisces and Justin's Aquarius complete each other. They are best friends, lovers and intellectual soul mates committed to their shared goals and values. And if they ever break up, the universe will implode, so keep your fingers crossed for them!
Hot Couple #8: Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
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Success. Forbes ranked Gwen #63 on their Celebrity 100 last year, estimating her pay at $27 million. She's won an American Music Award and a Grammy, and she even has her own fashion line called L.A.M.B. Gavin contributes to the family with sales from his most recent album, Wanderlust, but his earnings don't compare to Gwen's. Attractiveness. Gwen's funky style and classic good looks have ensured her success in the music and fashion worlds. She has created a definite look characterized by the platinum hair, red lips and often androgynous clothing. Gavin's style is less calculated, but his wavy hair and gorgeous eyes are dreamy (just ask fans of Bush in the '90s). Popularity. Last month, about 1.2 million people searched Google for Gwen's name alone, and another 200,000 searched for Gavin. Those numbers put them in the top third of our list of celebrity couples in the popularity category. Staying Power. Gwen and Gavin have been married since 2002, and they have two insanely adorable boys named Kingston and Zuma. Between them, there has only been one previous high-profile relationship, when Stefani dated fellow No Doubt band mate Tony Kanal. These two seem to be committed to the kids and to each other, as they're constantly seen out and about as a family. Even at the zoo: Compatibility. Plenty of sparks fly between these two, since Gwen is a Libra and Gavin's a Scorpio. As long as he reins in his possessive side and gives her the independence she craves, they have a chance of survival. Perhaps we'll see some of that classic Scorpio jealousy ignite as she tours with her ex in No Doubt again.
Hot Couple #9: Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 | | | | 10 | | | | 20
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Success. After shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Johnny Depp became the highest-paid actor for a single role in the history of film. He reportedly earned around $78 million for his performance, and he's raked in more than $106 million from the whole trilogy. Add to that three Academy Award nominations and a Golden Globe win, and you have arguably the most valuable actor in Hollywood. He's even been successful at the box office, as his movies have grossed more than $4.7 billion globally. Vanessa spreads herself thin as a singer, model and actress, but she's excelled in each field. Her albums have topped the French charts, she won a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress, and she's the current face of Miu Miu. She also earned around $330,000 for the 2004 film Mon Ange. Attractiveness. Vanessa is widely known as one of France's loveliest faces. In fact, she previously worked as the face of Chanel's fragrance "Coco." Johnny's signature style, piercing eyes and uncontrollable hair made him People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2003. Popularity. Last month, around a million people searched for Depp and 50,000 for Paradis on Google.com, enough to place them in the top half of our list in the popularity category. Staying Power. This is tricky: Though this couple has been together since 1998, their romantic histories suggest a penchant for dating in Hollywood. Depp's been linked to Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, while Paradis dated Lenny Kravitz. Still, they have two children together and consider themselves to be married, even though they haven't officially tied the knot. Watch the video below to hear Johnny's description of the first time they met (skip ahead about three-and-a-half minutes). Compatibility.
Depp is a solid Gemini, but Paradis's birthday is on the Capricorn/Sagittarius cusp. If she tends more toward the Capricorn mindset, his flirtatious nature will clash with her need for a deep emotional connection. If she's more of Sag, his hyper-intellectual tendencies can make her feel insecure. Bottom line: A Gemini never sticks with anything -- or anyone -- for too long, so she might want to start doing some flirting of her own
Hot Couple #10: Heidi Klum & Seal
Success. In 2007, Heidi was ranked #84 on Forbes' Celebrity 100, where they reported she earned a salary of $8 million, and last year her income was said to have been $14 million. Klum is still on top with her spot as host of America's Next Top Model and her modeling contract with Victoria's Secret. As for Seal, he released the album Soul last year, which peaked at #1 on French Album Charts for 13 weeks in a row. He also won two Grammy awards for (what else?) "Kiss From a Rose." Watch the video below to see this couple share the stage for a duet at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Attractiveness. Heidi's a Victoria's Secret model, so that should speak for it. She's 5' 9", blonde, and it took her about five minutes to lose her pregnancy weight and walk onto the VS runway. Seal has a rare condition called discoid lupus erythematosus that caused the scars on his face, but he's kept his body in great condition. Popularity. This category presents a disambiguation issue: obviously not everyone who searches for "seal" is looking for the singer. Still, about 673,000 people searched Google for Heidi last month, and Seal scored 6 million searches -- placing this couple in the top tier of our popularity category. Staying Power. Heidi and Seal have been married since 2005, and they have two sons together named Henry and Johan. In fact, the couple recently announced that Heidi's pregnant with her fourth child. Seal also legally adopted Heidi's daughter from a previous relationship with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, named Leni. Judging from all of the pictures of the whole clan out together on a regular basis, these two are probably in it for the long haul.
Compatibility. Heidi's a devoted Cancer, and Seal is a charming Pisces. When these signs collide, it's for the long term. However, Seal's on the cusp, almost creeping over into Aquarius status, so he can be more flirtatious than your average Pisces. Really, who can be satisfied with just one underwear model?
Hot Couple #11: Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
Success. In 2007, Forbes ranked Ellen #17 on their list of the Richest 20 Women in Entertainment, where they reported that she was worth $65 million, thanks to her talk show. No word on how much Portia receives for her television roles like Arrested Development and Nip/Tuck, but it's likely in the six figure range. Attractiveness. Portia's long locks and slender frame have helped her reach "vixen" status in the eyes of most people. Ellen has a much more masculine look going on, but she's cute for her age (51) and has a style all her own. Also, she was recently hired by Cover Girl for a new campaign. Popularity. Last month, about 1.2 million people searched Google for Ellen, and 135,000 searched for Portia -enough to push them into the top third of our most popular couples.
Staying Power. These two just tied the knot last year, but they've been a couple since 2004. Ellen's had one highprofile relationship in the past with actress Anne Heche, but Portia's been linked only to non A-listers (she was previously married to a male documentary filmmaker). For the present, they seem content to be out of the tabloid pages and committed to each other. Watch Portia's appearance on Ellen's show below. Compatibility. These two are both Aquarius, so they get along great. The problem? No sexual chemistry and no deep feelings. As a result, this will probably be the most successful relationship on our whole list.
Hot Couple #12: Iman & David Bowie
Success. Bowie has been working steadily since his heyday in the '60s and '70s, and a few years ago his wealth was estimated to be around $287 million. He's won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, in addition to Webby Award for pushing boundaries in 2007 -- basically, the man is an icon. Iman is no less accomplished, having begun her modeling career with Vogue and walked for Yves Saint Laurent. She also gains proceeds from her signature line, IMAN Global Chic.
Attractiveness. Iman epitomizes the word "stunning." She's tall and statuesque, with flawless skin and lovely features -- definitely deserving of her spot on the list of the 50 Sexiest Women Over 50. Bowie isn't classically handsome, but his rock star style and attention to his appearance have kept him suave
into his 60s. It's no coincidence he's in the top five on our list of the 100 Most Influential People in Fashion.
Popularity. Last month, about a million people searched Google for Bowie and 246,000 Iman, placing them in the top third of our most popular couples. Staying Power. These two have been married since 1992 and have an eight-year-old daughter named Lexi. Though they've both been divorced once before, the relationships were long-lasting -- so you couldn't exactly accuse these two of serial Hollywood dating. Better yet, we'll let Iman describe their relationship herself: Compatibility. Iman is a Leo, and David's a Capricorn, so her adventurous nature might start to feel stifled by his predictable one. Bowie's innovating and making music and becoming a legend is just SO boring, right?
Hot Couple #13: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
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Success. Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning actress who, as of 2003, was earning $10 million per film. That was six years ago, and since then she's worked as an Estee Lauder spokesperson, a lifestyle guru (see also: Goop.com) and a travel expert in the Mario Batali show Spain: On the Road Again. As Coldplay's front man, Chris Martin has sold 50 million albums and won multiple Grammys. Attractiveness. Gwyneth is a 5' 9" stunner with long legs and delicate features. Martin is cute enough, but he looks more like your average Englishman than a Hollywood stud. Still, he compensates by putting plenty of attention into his rocker style. Popularity. Despite the name recognition, Gwynnie and Chris fall pretty low on our popularity scale. Only 300,000 people searched Google for Gwyneth and 165,000 for Chris, placing them halfway down our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. These two have been married since 2003, and they have two kids together: Apple and Moses. Ongoing breakup rumors aside, they're a sturdy pair that doesn't get too caught up the celebrity couple lifestyle. They've never walked the red carpet together, and the only photos of them together are candid’s taken by paparazzi (though they did agree to a singing duet at a pal's wedding; check out the video below). Seems like Gwyneth seems to have tired of the high-profile romances she shared with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.
Compatibility. Paltrow is a free-spirited Libra, but Martin is a soulful Pisces. Though the chemistry is on fire in the beginning, it usually dies down until the Pisces goes after someone new. Of course, this couple
could be the exception, as long as they remain down to earth. Hear that, Gwyneth?
Hot Couple #14: Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry
Success. Berry reportedly earned $10 million for 2007's Perfect Stranger and $14 million for Catwoman in 2004. Combine that with her Oscar win and deal as a spokesperson for Revlon, and Halle's easily one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Aubry earns more than $30,000 a day modeling for labels like Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace and Hugo Boss. Attractiveness. Halle has been featured on almost every "Most Beautiful" list under the sun, and Gabriel walks down runways in underwear. Enough said.
Popularity. Berry was the subject of some 1.5 million Google searches in April, but only 33,000 searched for Aubry. Still, those numbers are enough to put them in the top half of our most popular couples. Staying Power. This couple has been together since 2005, and they have a one-year-old daughter named Nahla. Halle's been married a couple of times before -- to David Justice and Eric Benet -- but she recently said she doesn't want to tie the knot again. Maybe a man 10 years her junior is just what she needs to keep her interested. Gabriel seems content to stick around for a little while -- at least long enough to give Nahla some siblings. Watch the video below for details.
Compatibility. Halle's an adventurous Leo, but Gabriel's a consistent Virgo. These two attract each other in the
beginning, but Halle is likely to become annoyed by Gabriel's domineering streak after a while. If he wanted a submissive partner, he shouldn't have chosen Catwoman.
Hot Couple #15: Reese Witherspoon & Jake Gyllenhaal
Success. Reese is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, earning up to $15 million per film (and she generally makes a couple a year). She also won an Academy Award for her role as June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. As for Jake, he makes around $3 million per movie, which is no pocket change. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Brokeback Mountain. Attractiveness. Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal are even more adorable together than they are individually. She's nailed the charming girl-next-door look, while his scruffy five o'clock shadow and soulful eyes are magnetic. They're more cute than sexy, but that's part of the allure. Popularity. Though Reese and Jake get plenty of publicity (she's appeared on countless magazine covers),
they're not exactly on the Lindsay Lohan/Paris Hilton playing field. And they'd probably like to keep it that way. In April, around 550,000 people searched Google for the scoop on Reese, while another 200,000 searched for Jake, putting them in the top half of our most popular couples. Staying Power. Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal have only been dating since 2007, but their low-key tendencies and commitment to keeping the relationship private seem to solidify their bond. Neither of them is a serial dater; Reese divorced Ryan Phillippe in 2007 after seven years of marriage, and Jake hasn't really been linked to anyone since he split with Kirsten Dunst in 2005. These two seem to love monogamy, and each other. Watch the video below to see Jake cop a feel (gotta love the paparazzi). Compatibility. Reese's Aries sign fits perfectly with Jake's Sagittarius one, since both of them tend to be adventurous and enthusiastic. They're both open-minded and independent enough so they won't smother each other. Start placing your bets on this couple's longevity.
Hot Couple #16: Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher
Success. Demi Moore was a true "It" girl in the '90s, but her paychecks have declined since then. In 1996 she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood when she reportedly earned $12.5 for Striptease, but she made only $2 million for 2003's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. As for Ashton, he was reportedly signing deals to make around $10 million per movie a couple of years ago, and with all the publicity he receives, it's likely even more now. Together, these two love to interact with the public via social networking sites. Attractiveness.
It's no secret that Moore looks fantastic, especially for a 46-year-old. Whether she's had work done or not, bikini photos indicate that she's taken very good care of herself, and some would say she looks better now than she ever did in her heyday. Kutcher was a male model before his acting career took off, and his stunning looks were the source of many jokes on That '70s Show. Here to hoping Ashton is slightly more modest than Michael Kelso. Popularity. In March, around 550,000 people searched Google for info on Ashton and Demi both, pushing them into the top quarter of our most popular couples. Staying Power. Kutcher and Moore have been together since 2003 and married since 2005, but they both have some pretty impressive dating histories. Demi was married to singer Freddie Moore for five years before she wed Bruce Willis, whom she was with for 13 years. For his part, Ashton never married before he met Demi, but he carried on some high-profile relationships with January Jones, Ashley Scott, Monet Mazur and Brittany Murphy. Not bad for a span of five years. Compatibility. Since Demi is a Scorpio and Ashton's a Capricorn, both of these actors share similar fears: namely, showing their emotions. Once they overcome the initial worries, however, they can make a great match. Looks like Demi has successfully tapped into Ashton's deep, emotional side.
Hot Couple #17: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
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Success. Jennifer Garner commands around $7 million per film (she reportedly made $8.4 mil for Juno). Her latest movie, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, was just recently released as well. Ben Affleck, on the other hand, is more unpredictable, having made $15 million for Paycheck in 2003 and dropping to 2.8 million for Hollywood land in 2006. Ben also won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting. Attractiveness. These two aren't as glamorous as some other couples, but they're positively adorable. Jennifer's just a little too pretty to pull off the girl-next-door look, and even unshaven you can see how handsome Ben is. Popularity. Last month, around 368,000 people searched Google for details about Jen, and 300,000 searched for Ben. Good news: Those numbers actually put this couple in the top half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. These two have been together since 2004 and married since 2005, and they have two daughters together, Violet and Seraphina. (Watch the video below to hear her tell David Letterman all about her family.) However, both of them have a rich history of Hollywood dating that makes you wonder if they'll move on again. Ben's been linked to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, while Jen's gotten serious with two costars. She was previously married to Felicity actor Scott Foley, and she dated fellow Alias star Michael Vartan. Compatibility. This is about as compatible as two people can be. Jen's a fiery Aries, while Ben's an extroverted Leo, and together the couple is completely focused on one another. But be cautioned: They should think about the excitement that brought them together in addition to their responsibilities so they don't feel too bogged down. Maybe Seraphina and Violet need an occasional babysitter.
Hot Couple #18: Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron
Success. They're only in their early '20s, but Zac and Vanessa both reportedly made around $3 million for High School Musical 3. Add that to the fact that Efron is starring in more movies (like 17 Again) and Hudgens has released two solo albums, and these kids are on the road to the big bucks. Below, watch how it all began. Attractiveness. No matter what you think of High School Musical, you have to admit that Zac and Vanessa are the cutest new couple on the scene. Her glossy waves and cute figure are a perfect complement to his ripped abs and mile-long eyelashes (see beach photo below for clarification). Popularity. Last month, 4 million people searched Google for details on both Efron and Hudgens, enough to put them in the top 10 of our most popular couples. Not that you needed the statistics to know that: High
School Musical has become a cultural phenomenon, boosting the star power of these young actors. Staying Power. The couple's youth works against them on this count. It's safe to assume that they'll move onto more projects, meet more sexy costars and fall head over heels again. Besides, Zac has said publicly that he's not interested in settling down anytime soon. Compatibility. According to the stars, these two have huge potential for long-term success. Zac's a Libra, and Vanessa is a Sagittarius, so they're both charming and social. As long as Zac doesn't get too clingy and Vanessa doesn't shy away from commitment, they could enjoy a happy future together. Since the stars never lie, Zac must be playing it cool for the tabloids -- he's totally whipped.
Hot Couple #19: Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
Success. J. Lo has many a claim to fame, including a $15 million salary per film and both Golden Globe and Grammy nominations. Still, she hasn't appeared in a film since the 2006 box office bust El Cantante, and she hasn't had a number one single since 2005. As for Anthony, he's a Grammy-winning singer who hasn't released an album since 2004. Yikes. Attractiveness. How do we say this politely? J. Lo is smokin' with her glowing skin and rockin' curves, but Marc is...short-ish. Suffice it to note that Lopez is one woman who often ends up on lists with titles like "How Did He Get Her?" or "The Hottie and the Nottie."
Popularity. Despite their lack of singles or blockbusters in the past few years, people are still interested in these Latin lovers. In April, around 1.8 million people searched Google to learn more about J. Lo, and 823,000 searched for Marc -- helping to nudge them into the top 25 of our most popular celeb couples. Staying Power. Rumors awhile back claimed that J. Lo and Marc were on the rocks (she allegedly resented that her movies were way more successful before he stepped in), and it didn't help when she was seen out without her wedding ring. But Lopez gave birth to twins Emme and Max in 2008, and the couple seems just as solid as they've been for their five years of marriage. Even though J. Lo has some high-profile relationships in her past (think Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Ben Affleck), these two seem content with the family they've built together. And to appear in dramatic music videos together: Compatibility. Although Lopez's Cancer sign is totally opposite of Marc's Virgo one, these can make a good match. She's emotional; he's cool and rational. It's not the fiery passion that some people are looking for, but they'll settle for stability. Relax, Emme and Max: their fate is sealed.
Hot Couple #20: Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Success. Back in 2006, Nicole Kidman was the highest-paid actress in the industry. Her salary history is impressive, as she earned $15 million for 2007's The Golden Compass but has been known to make more (2005's Bewitched remake got her $17.5 mil). She also won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Her husband, fellow Aussie Keith Urban, is a Grammy winner with several Billboard number-one singles. Three of his albums have reached platinum status, so he's probably not hurting for money either. Attractiveness. Nicole's stunning looks have gained her a reputation as porcelain, statuesque beauty worthy of an endorsement deal with Chanel No. 5 perfume. Keith is no poster boy, but he has the scruffy, masculine jaw line and soulful eyes that make audiences swoon. Popularity. Last month, around 550,000 people searched Google for the dish on Nicole, while even more (1.8 million) searched for Keith. Those figures place them in the top 25 percent of our celeb couples in the popularity category. Not bad! Staying Power. Both of these celebs have a rich dating history in the most literal sense. Nicole was famously married to Tom Cruise for 11 years, with whom she adopted two children. Keith dated a non-celebrity for eight years before moving onto model Niki Taylor in 2002. Still, they've been married for a couple of years now and have a baby girl named Sunday Rose. Watch video coverage of their wedding below. Compatibility. Nicole's birthday lies on the Gemini/Cancer cusp, while Keith is a solid Scorpio. If Nicole's personality tends more toward Gemini, her outgoing recklessness could irritate his possessive side. But if she's more of a Cancer, this relationship could be deep and devoted, and the only problem these two have is the height difference.
Hot Couple #21: Bar Refaeli & Leonardo DiCaprio
Success. Leo is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, reportedly raking in $20 million for 2006's Blood Diamond. He's also been nominated for two Academy Awards and won a Golden Globe for The Aviator. As for Bar, she appeared on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which has really put her on the map among other top models. She also reportedly makes $300,000 a year as a spokesperson for the Fox fashion chain -- and that number doesn't include all of her other campaigns and endorsements (such as Hurley) and her spot as host of Bravo's Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America. Attractiveness. Leo may be getting older, but he's still as dreamy as he was in the Titanic days, and Bar's rockin' bikini body and gorgeous face speak for themselves in this category. Watch her behind-the-scenes Sports Illustrated shoot below.
Popularity. Bar isn't quite a household name yet. Last month, 450,000 people searched Google for info on Leo, but only 90,000 searched for Refaeli, placing this couple about halfway down our popularity list. Staying Power. This couple has been together since 2005, and while engagement rumors are often flying, they haven't made any moves to tie the knot. It doesn't help their plight that Leo has a history of what Sex and the City introduced as "modelizing": a phenomenon that occurs when a person exclusively dates models. Kristen Zang and Gisele Bundchen are among his exes. Refaeli was also linked to Baywatch actor David Charvet. Compatibility. Leo's Scorpio sign and Bar's Gemini one are complete opposites, so this match is going to run into a myriad of problems. His demanding and jealous side is likely to take a toll on her inconsistent and flirtatious nature. (Tip for Leo: if you're the jealous type, don't date a supermodel).
Hot Couple #22: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. In 2006, Forbes ranked Tom Cruise as the most powerful celebrity in the world. That may have been two years ago, but not too much has changed: Cruise still easily commands about $25 million per movie, and he's said to be one of the few producers who can actually guarantee the success of a billion-dollar movie franchise. Not bad. As for Katie, she made only $250,000 for her last film Mad Money, but money-making isn't her main priority. She passed up a role in The Dark Knight (which would have paid $2 million) to do Mad Money. In terms of accolades, Tom has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globes. Since Katie hasn't made it onto any awards lists, Cruise is carrying this couple in the "Success" category. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Attractiveness. Cruise gained quite a bit of attention from the ladies in his heyday (remember him dancing in his briefs in Risky Business?) Still, that was 20 years ago, and although Tom's in great shape, time does take its toll. The fact that he stands at 5' 7" doesn't help, especially when Katie towers over him at film premieres at a statuesque 5' 9". For her part, Holmes stole our hearts as the love-struck Joey Potter in Dawson's Creek, but in the span of a few years she's developed from girl-next-door cute to fashionista sophisticated, and pictures of her chic bob have landed in the hands of many a hairstylist in the past year. Popularity. Even though the public opinion of Cruise has fallen in the past few years (thanks in large part to his staunch beliefs about Scientology and an incident on Oprah's couch, see video below), TomKat has kept their audience interested. About 823,000 people searched Google for info on Tom last month, and around 550,000 searched for Katie. Paparazzi practically permanently staked out their New York apartment hoping to snap shots of the Cruise family coming and going. All in all, these two are in our top 25 couples for popularity. Staying Power. Like it or not, these two are serial Hollywood daters with a track record. Cruise was married to both Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, and he dated Penelope Cruz. Holmes dated Dawson's Creek costar Joshua Jackson and was engaged to Chris Klein before she met Tom in 2005. Add those lists to the 16-year age gap between the couple, and there's reason to believe there could be more Alisters in the future, but no time soon. For the moment, they seem content to keep little Suri in a stable, Xenu-loving home. Compatibility. Since Tom's an emotional Cancer and Katie's a free-spirited Sagittarius, she's probably getting sick of talking about her feelings. Cancers have a tendency to stifle the adventurous Sag when they're too controlling. Starting to sound familiar? Enter many references to rumors about Tom putting Katie on a horrifying detox diet.
Hot Couple #23: Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias
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Success. Anna Kournikova is retired, but that doesn't mean she's hurting for money. In 2005, Forbes estimated the tennis star's pay at $5 million, most of which she earned from endorsement deals with brands like Omega, K-Swiss and Adidas. Her career prize money is listed at $3.5 million. As a singer, Enrique has sold more than 60 million albums globally, and a few of those albums have gone platinum. He's also benefited from advertising with the big brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger. Attractiveness. This couple is smoking hot! There's a reason Anna's posed for men's magazines like FHM and Maxim: Basically, everyone wants to see her naked. And much of Enrique's music career is based on teenage girls seeing him as a heartthrob. Popularity. Kournikova was the subject of some 200,000 Google searches in April, while a whopping 1.8 million searched for Iglesias. Thanks to his numbers, these two are in the top half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. This relationship could go either way. On one hand, these two have been together for eight years and show no signs of slowing down. But you can't dismiss the facts: Anna was engaged to a hockey player and later married to another one before she divorced him and started seeing Enrique. Iglesias was linked to a handful of Spanish-speaking celebs, as well as Jennifer Love Hewitt. If their real-life relationship is anything like it appears in his music video below, they should be in good shape. Compatibility. Anna is a Gemini, while Enrique's a Taurus. He may have been taken with her high-energy attitude at first, but down the line he'll want her to calm down, and he may become too possessive. Not an ideal situation when calendars featuring your girlfriend in a bikini are making the rounds across the world.
Hot Couple #24: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas
Success. Douglas reportedly made $20 million for 1998's A Perfect Murder and $10 million for Traffic in 2000. That was almost a decade ago, but he's still acting in a couple of movies a year, and he's won two Academy Awards in his career. Though he may be past his heyday, Michael's still a critic's darling and Hollywood success story. His wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is no less accomplished: She has an Oscar win under her belt thanks to 2002's Chicago, for which she earned $8 million, and she's been making movies consistently over the past few years. Attractiveness. Catherine's Welsh beauty is undeniable -- just ask Elizabeth Arden. The makeup giant signed her on as a spokeswoman a few years back because of her glossy hair and lovely features. Michael is a solid 25 years older than his wife, and his age is evident. Though he's still in good shape, wrinkles are setting in his complexion, and he's completely gray now. Kudos for embracing the aging process, though! Popularity. Last month, 165,000 Internet users searched Google to find out more about Michael and about the same number searched for Catherine. Those numbers place them in the bottom half of our couples on the popularity scale. Staying Power. These two are committed to each other. Though Douglas has been married once before to Diandra Luker, he stuck with her for 23 years before they divorced. He and Zeta-Jones have been married since 2000 and have two children, Dylan and Carys. Compatibility. Catherine and Michael were both born on September 25, exactly 25 years apart! As fellow Libras,
they value equality and peace, so you won't see any power struggles between these two. But that also means they're totally non-confrontational. Lesson: A harmonious relationship is possible if you don't ever talk about your problems.
Hot Couple #25: Eva Longoria Parker & Tony Parker
Success. Eva reportedly earns $250,000 for every episode of Desperate Housewives she films (around $10 million a year), in addition to money she makes from feature films like 2008's Over Her Dead Body. Parker does his part as well, earning $10.5 million for the 2007-08 seasons as a basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs. Both Eva and Tony also have endorsement deals -- hers with Bebe Sport and L'Oreal, his with Kellogg's and Nike -- that pay generously. Attractiveness. Eva was Maxim's #1 Hottest Female star in 2005 and 2006, the only actress to win it two years in a row. She has the rare ability to be simultaneously cute and sexy, which lends her well to a variety of roles. Tony has the star athlete body down pat, but he lacks the classic good looks that characterize some of Hollywood's elite. These two certainly looked adorable during their photo shoot for People's Most Beautiful issue last year:
Popularity. Eva was the subject of about 673,000 Google searches last month, while 135,000 people searched for Tony. Those figures are high enough to put them in the top half of our most popular couples, but not by much. Staying Power. These two have been together since 2006 and married for a couple of years. They don't have any kids together, and their romantic pasts are fairly tame. Longoria was previously married for a couple of years to Tyler Christopher (of General Hospital), but she is Parker's first wife. Compatibility. Eva's a Pisces, and Tony is a Taurus, meaning this couple has serious long-term potential. They're both romantic and affectionate, and her vivacious attitude balances his calmness perfectly. Like a fine wine or George Clooney, this union only gets better with age.
Hot Couple #26: Jewel & Ty Murray
Success. Sadly, no one's published the real numbers for what these two are worth. Here's what we do know: Jewel's been nominated for three Grammys and sold around 27 million albums worldwide. Her first album went platinum twelve times, which is practically unheard of, and her book of poetry was a New York Times bestseller. You may not know much about Ty, but he's one of the most famous and successful rodeo cowboys around -- he's won the World Championship a grand total of nine times. Yee-haw. Attractiveness. Jewel's known more for her songwriting skills than her looks, but the latter shouldn't be dismissed.
She's placed on VH1 and Stuff's Sexiest Women lists, and her delicate features create attractive cover art for her albums. As for Ty: He's a cowboy, not a model. Still, we suspect if he lost the hat he'd gain some cuteness points. Popularity. Surprisingly, this couple really pulled through in this category. Last month, around 2.75 million people searched Google for Jewel and 135,000 for Ty, enough to push them into the top half of our popularity list. Thanks, Dancing With the Stars. Staying Power. Chances are that these two won't stray. They've been together for 10 years and finally made it official last year, leading the public to speculate that they may be starting a family soon. Aww. Compatibility. Jewel's Gemini sign gels beautifully with Ty's Libra one, since both of these celebs love to socialize and try new things. The only problem? They probably won't get any rest with all the partying. Hmm...Somehow this description doesn't sound quite like the life we imagined they led on their Texas ranch.
Hot Couple #27: Fergie & Josh Duhamel
Success. Fergie has won a few Grammys with the Black Eyed Peas, and she scored a number one single with her solo hit "Big Girls Don't Cry." Her debut solo album The Dutchess went platinum upon its release in 2006. No word on how much Josh earns for his movies, but after appearing in the box office hit Transformers, it's safe to say his stock is rising considerably. Attractiveness. Fergie has spoken publicly many times about the hard work it takes for her to stay in shape, but it pays off -- her abs is fierce, and her limbs are umber toned. As for Josh, he's cute enough to have been cast as the title dreamboat in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, so that speaks for itself. Popularity. Last month, about 1.8 million people searched Google for Fergie alone, while only 74,000 searched
for Josh. Still, those numbers are high enough to place them in the top 25 percent of our most popular celeb couples. Staying Power. These two started dating in 2004 and tied the knot earlier this year in a star-studded event (watch the video below for details). Surprisingly, neither of them has a history of Hollywood dating -- the only high-profile relationship they've had has been with each other. No kids yet, but we have a feeling parenting is not far off for this couple.
Compatibility. Fergie's an Aries, and Josh is a Scorpio, so this relationship is likely to be passion-filled. As long as Fergie's attention toward other men isn't too flirtatious, these two will complement each other well. On the other hand, if she makes a Scorpio man jealous, rage will ensue.
Hot Couple #28: Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
Success. Penelope Cruz reportedly earned $1.6 million for her role in 2005's Sahara, but now that she has an Oscar win for Vicky Christina Barcelona in her bio, she'll probably be worth much more in the future. Her boyfriend Javier Bardem is also an Oscar winner, thanks to 2007's No Country for Old Men. There's no word on how much he earns per film, but having become a darling of the Spanish and American cinemas, it's probably a fair amount. Attractiveness. Maybe it's the Spanish blood, but these two are undeniably sexy. Her wild hair and interestingly beautiful features are striking, while his rugged good looks and charming smile steal the show. But let's hope their relationship isn't quite as impassioned as it was onscreen: Popularity. In March, 368,000 Google users searched the site for information about Penelope and 74,000
searched for Javier. It's safe to say that Penelope has far more name recognition and exposure than her boyfriend. Staying Power. These two have been dating since 2007, but nothing's set in stone yet. Penelope's enjoyed a starstudded romantic past, having been linked to Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey, and she and Javier haven't made any plans to tie the knot -- at least not that the press knows about. Compatibility. Bardem is a Pisces, and Cruz is a Taurus, so this match is bound for success. His dreaming is perfectly countered by her down-to-earth attitude, and they will shower each other with love and devotion. If it's half as intense as Vicky Christina Barcelona, these two are in for something special.
Hot Couple #29: Charlize Theron & Stuart Townsend
Success. Charlize reportedly earned $10 million for her performance in 2005's Aeon Flux, thanks in part to her Oscar win for Monster two years earlier. Whatever the reason, she's definitely become one of Hollywood's well-compensated actresses and signed endorsement deals with high-end brands like John Galliano and Christian Dior. Stuart is a smaller-time actor and director, known for his roles in films like Chaos Theory, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Queen of the Damned.
Attractiveness. Charlize is undeniably beautiful -- Esquire named her the Sexiest Woman Alive in a 2007 issue. Townsend's perfectly scruffy face and angular features are no less stunning.
Popularity. Last month, around 300,000 people searched Google to learn more about Charlize, while about 27,000 searched for Stuart. According to those numbers, they're in the bottom half of our list of the most popular celeb couples. Staying Power. This couple has been together since they starred together in 2002's Trapped, and they don't show any signs of splitting up. Like many other celebrities, Charlize has said that she won't marry until same-sex couples have the right to do so, too. Still, Townsend recently revealed that he and Theron consider each other to be husband and wife. She's had one previous celebrity boyfriend: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind. Compatibility. Charlize is a Leo, and Stuart is a Sagittarius. By nature, they are both fun-loving and vivacious, with endless passion and chemistry. As long as he doesn't flirt too much and bruise her inflated ego, they should be fine. Any all-male casts available for Townsend to join?
Hot Couple #30: Nicole Scherzinger & Lewis Hamilton
Success. In 2008, Lewis Hamilton became the first black man ever to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. The title comes with a decent salary, too: Forbes estimates that at the end of his career, he'll be worth around $791 million (and yes, you read that correctly). He signed a new fiveyear contract with his team McLaren Mercedes last year, entitling him to more than $100 million. And did we mention he's only 23? Scherzinger isn't doing too badly either as the lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. Their album PCD went double platinum, and Nicole has released her own solo album as well. Other than that, she makes a bundle from cameos and by endorsing underwear and
hair care products. Attractiveness. The Pussycat Dolls are all about sexiness, which Nicole delivers thanks to her killer body and gorgeous skin. Needless to say, she's been ranked on the Maxim Hot 100 more than once. Lewis's boyish smile and handsome features cause this couple to turn heads no matter where they go. Popularity. In March, around 450,000 people searched Google for information about Nicole, while only 60,000 searched for Lewis. Those figures place them about halfway down our popularity list. Staying Power. These two have been dating for almost a year, although Nicole has said that Hamilton is "the one." She was previously engaged to 311's Nick Hexum, but they broke it off in 2004. Besides problems that may stem from the age gap (Lewis is 23; Nicole's 30), these two seem pretty serious. Compatibility. As a Cancer, Nicole is far more expressive and emotional than Lewis, who's a practical Leo. They'll have to respect each other's differences to make the relationship work, but if they're willing to put in the effort this bond could be deep. Kind of like the Pussycat Dolls' lyrics (couldn't resist).
Hot Couple #31: Marc Jacobs & Lorenzo Martone
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Success. No one has published the official numbers on Marc Jacob's wealth, but it has to be extraordinary. Examine the evidence: The man is the head designer for the lines Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs and he's also the Creative Director at Louis Vuitton. He has hundreds of stores all over the globe, and he bought a townhouse in New York this year worth $13 million. As an advertising executive, Lorenzo Martone is likely seeing big bucks, too. Attractiveness. Frankly, Lorenzo is a tanned Brazilian hunk. Jacobs's looks are less traditionally handsome, but he's not bad on the eyes either, and his style points are off the charts. How many men do you know who can pull off a skirt? Popularity. Last month, about 1.2 million people searched Google for Marc, but Lorenzo's searches were too few to register on the site. Those numbers push this couple about halfway down the list of our most popular celebrity couples. Staying Power. These two have only been dating for a year, but they recently announced their engagement. Marc has only been linked to one man before (Jason Preston), so maybe the stars are aligned for this couple. And from the looks of these pictures, they can't get enough of each other. Compatibility. Marc is an Aries, and Lorenzo is a Leo, so both of these men are outgoing and independent by nature. They share many common interests, like partying and spending money (shouldn't be a problem for these two!)
Hot Couple #32: Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush
Success. Kim got about $5 million from Vivid Entertainment for her sex tape scandal, but that was back in 2007. Since then, she's relied on bits like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Dancing With the Stars, and Disaster Movie (for which she received a Razzie nomination). Reggie, on the other hand, won a Heisman in 2005 and is set to earn $2.6 million in 2009 from the New Orleans Saints. By 2011, he'll be raking in 11.8 million dollars a year. Attractiveness. Kardashian has become a poster girl for the curvy figure thanks to her legendary butt, but most people find that only adds to her appeal. Her glossy hair and endless eyelashes definitely don't hurt, either. Reggie looks perfect on any girl's arm with his stunning good looks and athlete's body. Face it: the camera loves these two almost as much as Kim loves the camera.
Popularity. People can't get enough of Kim Kardashian, and Reggie is usually just tagging along. She's everywhere: in the tabloids, on TV, advertisements and trickling into the fitness and fashion worlds as we speak. Last month, around 6 million people searched Google for Kim alone, and Reggie scored another 550,000 searches, winning them a spot in the top 10 most popular couples on our list. Staying Power. This couple has been together since 2007, and engagement rumors are constantly surrounding them. Unlike many couples, they don't have a huge laundry list of high-profile relationships, though Kim famously dated R&B singer Ray J. It seems like things could go either way for these two, but the tension between Reggie's shyness and Kim's lust for media attention could get nasty. For the moment, he's trying to play along -- watch below to see who knows him better: Kim, or his teammate Bobby McCray. Compatibility. Kim's a free-spirited Libra, in contrast to Reggie, who's a soulful Pisces. Although they attract each other at first, Bush may get sick of Kardashian's need to be constantly adored. Sometimes astrology is eerie, no?
Hot Couple #33: Keira Knightley & Rupert Friend
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Success. Last year, Forbes listed Knightley as the second highest earning actress in Hollywood (and the only British star on the list), estimating her pay at $32 million. Her roles in blockbuster films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Atonement certainly played a huge part, as did her advertising campaign as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume. Keira has also been nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe, though she hasn't snagged any wins yet. No word on how much Friend earns for his films, but he was named an "outstanding new talent" at the 2005 Satellite Awards. Attractiveness. These two have perfect cheekbones, and they are altogether very lovely. Keira is all over Maxim and FHM's lists of hottest women; while Rupert stole ladies' hearts as the dapper Mr. Wickham in 2005's Pride & Prejudice (his hair may have had something to do with it). Popularity. Keira was the subject of some 550,000 Google searches in April, while Rupert scored 18,000, placing them slightly below the mid-range of our list of celebs. Staying Power. These two have been dating since they met on the set of Pride & Prejudice a few years back, but they tend to keep their personal lives to themselves. Keira's been linked in the past to a model and an actor in the UK, but Friend's previous romances haven't been publicized. Compatibility. As a Libra, Rupert just can't make up his mind. Keira's volatile Aries personality will clash with his laid-back pace, so if this relationship is going to work, they'll have to focus on priorities they both value: romance. Aww.
Hot Couple #34: Isla Fisher & Sacha Baron Cohen
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Success. Reports haven't spilled the details on Isla Fisher's earnings, but after her breakout role in Wedding Crashers, her celebrity was powerful enough to carry Confessions of a Shopaholic. Thus, she's quickly made a place for herself as leading lady material. As for Cohen, he reportedly earned almost $24 million for his new film Bruno, which lands him the title of Britain's highest paid actor. Attractiveness. Isla is a rare beauty who manages to pull off "cute" and "stunning" in the same look. Her long red hair and petite stature complete a unique profile for a Hollywood actress. It's hard to even look at Sacha without picturing Borat, and that makes an unbiased judgment of his attractiveness pretty challenging. Still, it's safe to say he's no George Clooney. Popularity. Even though these two have become recognized actors, they don't have the celebrity name recognition of, say, Jennifer Aniston. Last month, around 110,000 people searched Google for Isla, while 165,000 searched for Sacha -- few enough to put them into the bottom half of our most popular celebrity couples list. On the plus side, they can still go out to dinner without being stalked. Sometimes. Staying Power. Cohen and Fisher have been together since 2002, and now they are engaged and living together. Isla gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Olive, in the fall of 2007. Given that they're both in their 30s, are free of a laundry list of famous exes and have a kid together, their commitment seems genuine. Compatibility. Isla's an Aquarius, and Sacha's a Libra, so both of these actors are incredibly social and
independent. Their life together should be warm and comfortable, despite Cohen being a good foot taller than his lovely fiancé.
Hot Couple #35: Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr
Success. Orlando's salary is on the rise: He earned $3 million for 2005's Elizabethtown, but he saw $11.9 million for Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. He hasn't won any awards yet, but they don't seem far out of reach for an actor choosing projects like his. As a Victoria's Secret Angel, Miranda has received tons of exposure. Forbes listed her as #10 on its list of The World's 15 Top-Earning Models last year with a salary of $3.5 million. She's also the face of Australian department store David Jones.
Attractiveness. Kerr is 5' 9" with a contagious smile and perfect body, while Orlando's soulful eyes and wavy hair have won him a loyal female fan base. Together or separate, these two couldn't be more adorable.
Popularity. Miranda was the subject of some 200,000 Google searches last month, while 300,000 searched for Orlando. As a result, these two are just above the halfway mark on our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Kerr and Bloom have only been dating since late 2007, but they certainly seem smitten. Orlando previously dated Kate Bosworth on and off for a few years, while Miranda's been linked to rocker Jay Lyon, but these two have publicly admitted they're very serious. At the moment, they may or may not be engaged. Enlightening! See footage from their first official debut as a couple below. Compatibility. Orlando's a solid Capricorn, but Miranda's on the Aries/Taurus cusp -- meaning she has all of the determination of a Bull with the energy of a Ram. This relationship has a good chance of success if they can balance her vivacity with his practicality. More likely, they'll look at each other's dimples and concentrate on how lucky they are.
Hot Couple #36: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.
Success. Gellar made a name for herself on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but her movie career has proved very lucrative: She reportedly earned $6 million for The Grudge in 2004, and the film earned around $110 million in the US alone. She was also a spokesperson for Maybelline back in the day to deal that boosted her income significantly. Prinze earned $2.25 million for 2002's Scooby Doo after gaining a teen following for his films in the '90s. Attractiveness. These two undeniably make a cute couple. Freddie's smile made him famous in films like She's All That, but he's maintained his boyish look with age. Sarah's petite frame and lovely features got her the deal with Maybelline, but it's her sexy side that landed her on the Maxim Hot 100 four times in the past seven years.
Popularity. With Miley, Angelina and Britney plastered all over the media, this couple has largely fallen off of the tabloid radar. Maybe that's not a bad thing, but their popularity is suffering -- last month, around 300,000 people searched Google for Sarah and 50,000 for Freddie, placing them in the bottom half of our popular couples list. Staying Power. Sarah and Freddie have been dating since 2000 and married two years later. Just weeks ago they announced that Gellar is expecting their first child, due this fall. This couple seems to be more interested in maintaining a functional relationship than dating members of the Hollywood elite. Imagine! Compatibility. Astrologically speaking, this couple is doomed. Sarah's a fiery Pisces whose aggressiveness overpowers Freddie's sensitivity (he's a Pisces). He had to know what he was getting in to when he saw her kick ass on Buffy.
Hot Couple #37: Kanye West & Amber Rose
**Update: In June 2009, Kanye's rep confirmed that the rapper split from Amber Rose**
Success. Last year, Kanye ranked #4 on Forbes' list of Hip-Hop's Cash Kings 2008, where the magazine estimated his income at $30 million. Add to that two American Music Awards and 12 Grammys, and Kanye's on top of his game. As a model, Amber earns most of her money from appearances in music videos and photo shoots for magazines. Attractiveness. These two are stylin'. Rose's bold look turns heads with her shaved head and skimpy clothing, and West is collaborating with Louis Vuitton these days. One thing is certain: They won't go unnoticed. Popularity. The world is obsessed with Kanye West. Last month, he inspired around 9 million Google searches, while 246,000 searched for Amber. Those numbers are big enough to put them in our top 10 most popular couples. Staying Power. It's hard to see this relationship lasting too long, especially with rumors circulating that she's just using him for the publicity before she goes back to her ex-girlfriend. Yes, girlfriend. In any case, the paparazzi seem way more interested in hearing Kanye's thoughts on the rest of the hip-hop elite than learning about Amber: Compatibility. Kanye's a Gemini and Amber's a Libra, so the chemistry between these two is on fire. They're both outgoing and charming, but they can't make a decision to save their lives. At least they can agree on one thing: Kanye is God's gift to Earthlings.
Hot Couple #38: Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Success. Amy left Saturday Night Live last year to focus on her new TV series, Parks & Recreation. After a comedian's been on SNL for five years (which Amy had), they make around $12,500 per episode, but chances are she's making much more than that starring in her own show. Also, let's not forget her work in movies like Baby Mama, which have launched her career as a successful movie actress with good box office turnout. No word on how much Will made for Arrested Development, but his roles in films such as The Brothers Solomon and Semi-Pro haven't performed all that impressively. Both Will and Amy have been nominated for Emmy awards, but neither has won. Attractiveness. These two are solidly "cute," but they're not stopping any traffic. Their willingness to take on unflattering roles makes them hilarious (and successful), but it doesn't do them any favors in the looks category.
Popularity. Audiences may love the idea of these funny kids together, but no one's dying for more info. In April about 300,000 people searched Google for Amy, while 60,000 searched for Will, pushing them into the bottom half of our list in the popularity category. Staying Power. Will and Amy have been together since 2000 and tied the knot in 2003. Last year Poehler gave birth to their first child, a boy named Archie. Will's been married before, but you couldn't call him a serial dater, and based on the length of time these two have been together, it seems like they're committed. Watch them being adorable while talking about Blades of Glory: Compatibility. Since Amy's a Virgo and Will's a Taurus, these two are both practical and cooperative. As long as Amy doesn't criticize Will too much, they should be okay, since Tureens’ hate that. (Oops -- nice work marrying someone who criticizes for a living, Arnett).
Hot Couple #39: Kelly Ripa & Mark Conseulos
Success. Kelly earns $36,000 for every episode of Live with Regis and Kelly, and she won an Emmy Award in 2006. Mark's salary hasn't been reported, but his fairly constant television acting is to thank for his paychecks. Attractiveness. Admit it: This couple is totally adorable. Kelly's petite blonde cuteness gels perfectly with Mark's sexy Latin look, and with the kids in tow, they're a picture-perfect family. Popularity. Unfortunately, being a talk show host doesn't make you a tabloid favorite. Last month, around
300,000 people searched Google for Ripa's name, and only 27,000 searched for Mark. Those figures place them in our bottom half for popularity. Staying Power. These two have been married since 1996 and have three kids together. They're not going anywhere. If you're interested, see how well they really know each other below. Compatibility. Kelly's a balance-seeking Libra, and Mark is an aggressive Aries, so these two have to compromise to make it work. Still, they're both smart and extremely extroverted, which will help them get along, and they have plenty to learn from one another. For example, Kelly knows just how to get rid of stains.
Hot Couple #40: Jessica Simpson & Tony Romo
*Update: Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo split in July 2009. It was reported that Tony dumped Jessica the night before her 29th birthday -- ouch.* Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Success. Jessica was reportedly paid $1 million for the 2006 flick Employee of the Month, but since then her big screen endeavors have gone straight to DVD. Still, she's had seven Billboard Top 40 hits to date and two platinum albums. Even though her new country music career is widely considered a failure, 2008's Do You Know was actually a number one album. As for Tony, he earns about $12.9 million a year from the Dallas Cowboys. Attractiveness. Simpson is a certified Southern blonde bombshell, and her chest is practically legendary. Tony is (obviously) fit and athletic, and his face is too handsome to be hid behind a helmet.
Popularity. Public interest is high for both of these lovers. Last month, around 3.4 million people searched Google for Jessica, and 200,000 searched for Tony, placing them in the top quarter of our most popular couples. Not bad! Staying Power. Tony and Jessica have been together since 2007, but breakup rumors have plagued them the whole time. Both of their pasts are star-studded, as well. Jessica was famously married to Nick Lachey, and she dated John Mayer before moving onto Romo. For his part, Tony has romanced Sophia Bush and Carrie Underwood (though Jessica insists there's no feud between Carrie and herself; see the video below for details). It's sad but true: There's little reason to believe this couple will last through 2009. Compatibility. Jessica's a Cancer and Tony is a Taurus, so these two make a balanced match. As long as Tony's straightforward nature doesn't offend Jessica's super sensitive side, they should work together well. Let the engagement rumors begin.
Hot Couple #41: Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. As CEO of the French luxury brand PPR, Francois-Henri runs a company that made $20.2 BILLION in revenue last year. His father Francois Pinault, who owns PPR, was ranked #39 on Forbes list of billionaires last year with an estimated worth of $16.9 billion -- and his son is in line to take his place. As for Salma, there's no word on how much she earns per film. Still, with an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress under her belt, she's probably making millions for each movie, and her stint as executive producer for Ugly Betty likely treats her wallet well. Attractiveness. It's virtually impossible to say "Salma Hayek" without "sexy" coming up in the same breath. Her | | | | 10 | | | | 20
legendary curves and seductive accent have won her many spots on lists created by Maxim and Stuff. Pinault is only four years older than Salma, but in some photos he could pass as her father -chalk it up to the receding hairline and aging face. Still, the man is suave. Popularity. Last month, about 673,000 Internet users searched Google for info on Salma, but Francois-Henri's numbers were too low to even register. Silly non-celebrities. Staying Power. Salma and Francois-Henri have been together for a couple of years, and they have a baby girl named Valentina. Salma is no stranger to high-profile relationships, having dated Edward Norton and Josh Lucas before tying the knot with Pinault (twice). Salma is Francois-Henri's first celeb romance, but he has two children from a previous marriage that ended in 2004. We hope it works out, but we're not making any bets on these two for now. Compatibility. Since Pinault is a Gemini and Salma's a Virgo, this union is a classic case of "love at first sight." Unfortunately, the honeymoon period will inevitably pass, around the time when his flirtatious side emerges and she starts bossing him around. Sigh. Even a Valentine's Day wedding can't ensure eternal happiness.
Hot Couple #42: Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. As far as actors go, these two are moderately successful. No one has published the exact numbers, but let's examine the evidence: They're both known for their television careers, hers on Ugly Betty and his on Crossing Jordan. Rebecca gains extra points for her former modeling career and major movie role as Mystique in X-Men. Attractiveness. Romijn is tall, fit and blonde, and she's been on pretty much every list of Most Beautiful Women, from Maxim to FHM. For his part, O'Connell's boyish good looks and bright blue eyes could melt even the toughest critic. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Attractive they may be, but general interest in this couple is low. Last month 90,000 people searched Google for Romijn, and only 40,000 searched for O'Connell. That means they're in the bottom third of our couples when it comes to popularity -- ouch. Staying Power. Rebecca and Jerry have been together since 2005 and married since 2007, and Romijn gave birth to twin girls in December. Considering there's only one Hollywood romance in their past (remember when Rebecca was married to John Stamos?), these two have a good chance at survival. Watch Jerry talk to Ellen about the twins and Rebecca: Compatibility. Since Rebecca's a Scorpio and Jerry is an Aquarius, these two will run into some problems. She'll grow annoyed with his sarcasm, and he'll become tired of constantly ensuring she feels secure. Apparently former supermodels need coddling, too. Who knew?
Hot Couple #43: Adriana Lima & Marko Jaric
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Last year, Forbes ranked Lima at #4 on its list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Models, estimating her income at $7 million. According to ESPN, Jaric will earn $6,575,000 in 2009 as a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. Attractiveness. Adriana's a Victoria's Secret model, so that speaks for itself. She's also drop-dead sexy, as men's magazines like FHM and Maxim have been telling us for years (like that wasn't obvious). Marko's features aren't classically handsome, but he does have an athletic build that's pretty appealing. In case you aren't convinced on Lima's hotness, try watching eight minutes of her on the Victoria's | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, around 673,000 people searched Google for Adriana, and 27,000 Marko. That number puts them exactly halfway down our list of couples in the popularity category -- not great, but not terrible. Staying Power. These two just tied the knot this year, and it's the first marriage for both of them. No kids yet, either, so they seem to be taking it slow (she's vehemently opposed to premarital sex). Adriana, however, has some powerful names in her romantic history: Lenny Kravitz and Prince Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein. Sounds important. Compatibility. Astrologically, chemistry is hot between these two. Adriana is an outgoing Gemini, and Marko's a social and adventurous Libra, so they have a lot in common -- they just won't get much sleep. And they're both extravagant, so money can often become an issue. Oh wait: They earned $14 million last year. Never mind.
Hot Couple #44: Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri
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In 2007, Forbes ranked Janet Jackson #7 on its list of The Richest 20 Women in Entertainment, estimating her net worth at $150 million. She's won a handful of Grammys and American Music Awards throughout her career, which has spanned a lengthy four decades -- pretty impressive for someone introduced to the scene when she was seven. Dupri is a producer and songwriter who was recognized among the top 10 richest people in hip hop in 2006, with a reported net worth of $60 million. Attractiveness. Janet's love affair with plastic surgery has been highly-publicized, including claims that she got breast implants and a nose job. While she looks pretty good for her 42 years, her weight has fluctuated considerably, and her appearance tends to be inconsistent. Jermaine may be successful, but he's not much to look at (though he does gain some points for style choices). Popularity. Last month, around 1.5 million people searched Google for information about Janet, enough to push her into the top 30 most popular celebs on our list. For his part, Jermaine scored 165,000 searches. Staying Power. Jackson and Dupri have been dating since 2002, but Janet has been married twice before. Her first husband was James DeBarge, but the couple had the marriage annulled after only a year. She was later married to director Rene Elizondo for nine years. She and Dupri haven't announced any plans to tie the knot. And according to Dupri, there's no baby on the way either: Compatibility. Jackson is a Taurus, and Dupri is a Virgo/Libra cusp. If he tends more toward the Virgo personality, these two should get along famously, thanks to their shared appreciation for security and devotion. If
he's more of a Libra, his indecisiveness may clash with her stubbornness. Hey -- you don't get to be Janet Jackson without some determination.
Hot Couple #45: Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
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Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Sarah Jessica Parker can chalk up much of her success to Carrie Bradshaw. She made $15 million for last year's Sex and the City movie and likely makes somewhere in the seven-figure range for her ads with Garnier Nutrisse. Broderick isn't quite as fortunate, but he was reportedly paid around $100,000 a week to be in The Producers. Attractiveness. Sarah has an unconventional, much-discussed and borderline controversial look that is never described as bombshell gorgeous, but she's also been called a fashion icon. Matthew was boyishly cute in the Ferris Bueller days, but that was a while ago. Popularity. Last month, about 368,000 people searched Google to read more about Sarah, and 110,000 searched for Matthew. Those numbers place this couple just slightly above the halfway mark of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Both Parker and Broderick have some famous exes; Sarah dated Robert Downey Jr., and Matthew was briefly engaged to one time costar Jennifer Grey. Still, these two have been married for 12 years, an unthinkably long time for a Hollywood couple, and they have a six-year-old son, James Wilkie. Recently, gossip mags have buzzed about an imminent breakup, but the rumors lost credibility when these two announced they were expecting twin girls. Learn more below. Compatibility. Sarah and Matthew are both Aries, so they tend to be independent and egotistical. Power struggles are inevitable. At least if it doesn't work out, no one is more prepared than Parker to take on the challenges of middle-aged single life!
Hot Couple #46: Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Carrey is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, earning $25 million for 2003's Bruce Almighty. He's also won a couple of Golden Globe awards for his more dramatic performances in films like The Truman Show and Man on the Moon. For her part, McCarthy was Playboy's 2003 Playmate of the Year, but her recent TV work has gone relatively unnoticed. She's spent her time instead writing books about pregnancy and motherhood and speaking out as an activist against child vaccinations. Recently, however, she landed her own talk show sponsored by Oprah, which is always a recipe for success. Attractiveness. As mentioned above, Jenny was a Playmate back in the day, and she looks just as hot now as she did then (Botox helps). Jim isn't bad on the eyes, but he's never been known for his looks as a leading man in movies. Popularity. Last month, around 673,000 people searched Google for information about Jim, and 450,000 searched for Jenny -- enough to put them in the top half of our most popular couples. Staying Power. Both of these celebs love dating in the Hollywood circuit. Jenny dated her manager Ray Manzella before she married actor John Mallory Asher in 1998. They split in 2005. Jim is no less guilty: He was briefly married to a waitress before he tied the knot with Dumb and Dumber costar Lauren Holly in 1996. Then he moved on to Renee Zellweger and, later, his massage therapist. As happy as McCarthy and Carrey have seemed for the past few years, their histories suggest a tendency to stray -- though Ellen Degeneres did her best to pressure them into marriage. Compatibility. Jenny's a Scorpio, and Jim is a Capricorn, so the stars have aligned for this couple. They're mutually | | | | 10 | | | | 20
supportive of one another, and her depth helps to bring out her own hidden emotions. Does this mean we'll see Carrey in some more dramatic roles?
Hot Couple #47: Miley Cyrus & Justin Gaston
**UPDATE: Miley and Justin broke off their relationship in June 2009. Some media outlets blamed her overly-friendly relationship with ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas for the split** Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. According to Forbes, Miley Cyrus earned $25 million between June 2007 and June 2008, both as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel and as a teen singing sensation. Not bad for a teenager! Gaston, on the other hand, was a largely-unknown model before he started dating Miley last year, but now his stock is rising -- and so is his own music career. Attractiveness. Gaston models underwear, so that should speak for itself. His long hair is positively dreamy, and among his clients are Diesel, Armani and Cavalli. For her part, Miley is cute as a button, but like any teenager, she has some growing up to do before she reaches bombshell status. Popularity. No one, hands down, is more popular than Miley Cyrus. The paparazzi and tabloids love her almost as much as her fans do, and now that she has some arm candy, people are equally intrigued by Gaston. Last month alone, 20 million people searched Google for details on Miley, and another 60,000 searched for Justin. Staying Power. Did we mention that Miley's 16 and Justin is 20? Right. Predictions for these youngsters will remain in the short-term until they're a little older. And it has to be a buzzkill that every time they're out in public, Billy Ray Cyrus seems to be in the vicinity (we know they're not getting it on anyway). That said, Miley has been open in interviews that she's positively crazy about her new man ("He's perfect!"). Watch her talk about him giddily to Ellen DeGeneres below. Compatibility. Miley's a lighthearted Sagittarius, while Justin's a passionate Leo, but both tend to be generous and | | | | 10 | | | | 20
loving. The stars are aligned for these teens, so go ahead and get that "Miley and Justin Forever" tattoo you've been wanting.
Hot Couple #48: Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Last year, it was reported that Wahlberg earned $12 -$15 million per movie. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA. Durham makes most of her money from photo shoots, having appeared on the covers of French Vogue and ELLE. She also walked in the 2001 Victoria's Secret runway show. Attractiveness. Like many of the celebs on our list, Rhea's made a living from her good looks, which are no secret. Mark, too, has been praised for his handsome features and famously modeled underwear for Calvin Klein back in the day. He's on the shorter side at 5' 9", but most agree that he's one of the hottest actors in Hollywood. Popularity. Wahlberg was the subject of some 368,000 Google searches last month, while Rhea's results were | | | | 10 | | | | 20
too low to even register. That number places them in our bottom 30 celeb couples in terms of popularity. Staying Power. Mark and Rhea have been an item since 2001 and are rumored to be tying the knot this summer (no confirmations on that yet). Together, they have three kids named Ella Rae, Michael and Brendan Joseph. Still, these two are no stranger to Hollywood dating: He was linked to actresses Jordana Brewster and China Chow, and she previously dated Stephen Dorff. While they generally remain out of the limelight, they aren't afraid of a little PDA either -- see the video below. Compatibility. Sparks fly between these two,, but not forever. As a Cancer, Rhea may be too emotional and sensitive for Mark, who's an aloof Gemini. And it's no surprise they're not married yet: Geminis are notoriously commitment-phobic. No one tames Marky Mark.
Hot Couple #49: Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. In 2006, Entertainment Weekly reported that Harrison Ford was earning $15 million per movie -- not bad for someone whose three films since 2000 have all bombed. His movies have also grossed over $6 billion worldwide. Most of Calista's work has been on television; she earned around $40,000 per episode for Ally McBeal, and although her earnings for Brothers & Sisters haven't been published, we'd bet it's even more. Attractiveness. Calista has remained lovely into her 40s, though rumors of anorexia have followed her throughout her career due to her slim frame. Ford's now in his 60s. His dreaminess was legendary back in the day, and he still has the handsome older guy look that so many women find attractive. Still, he's too old to be considered "hot" by today's young America. Popularity. Last month, around 200,000 people searched Google for Harrison and 50,000 for Calista, pushing | | | | 10 | | | | 20
them into the bottom half of our list of most popular couples.
Staying Power. Calista and Harrison have been together for seven years, but they only recently became engaged. Though it will be the first marriage for Flockhart, Ford has been married twice before to non-famous women. He hates the spotlight, and we don't blame him -- check out this paparazzi frenzy: Compatibility. Astrologically, this match is meant to be. Calista's a Scorpio and Harrison's a Cancer, so their initial chemistry will only strengthen with time into something deep and meaningful. So that explains the late engagement date.
Hot Couple #50: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz & Pete Wentz
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Ashlee's had two number one albums, Autobiography and I Am Me, which sold around 620,000 combined in their first weeks. Last year's Bittersweet World was far less successful, considered a commercial flop. As for Wentz, Fall Out Boy's 2005 album From Under the Cork Tree won several MTV and Teen Choice Awards and sold more than 2.5 million albums in the US alone. Not bad, but that was four years ago, and both of these kids' careers seem to have cooled off a little since then. Attractiveness. Ashlee has always been cute, but she gained more mainstream attention for her good looks after her nose job in 2006. And it doesn't help that she grew up in the shadow of her bombshell big sister, Jessica Simpson. For his part, Pete is pretty average-looking and relies on eyeliner and goodies for his signature edge. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, about 673,000 people searched Google for details about Ashlee and 368,000 for Pete, pushing them into the top half of our most popular couples list. Staying Power. These two have only been married for about a year, but they have their son, little Bronx Mowgli Wentz, binding them together, along with an affinity for PDA. Still, they're fairly young -- Ashlee is 24, and Pete's 29 -- so anything could happen. Watch the video below to hear how they've bonded over seeing each other naked and a mutual love of makeup. Compatibility. Since Ashlee's a Libra and Pete is a Gemini, these two make a great team. They're well-rounded with a wide range of interests, so they won't get bored with each other either, and they'll probably inspire each other's creative pursuits. Raise your hand if you want to see Pete on Melrose Place, too.
Hot Couple #51: Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Actresses like Reese Witherspoon can thank Julia Roberts for their high salaries. Roberts was the first actress to reach a salary of $20 million per film, which she earned for 2000's Erin Brockovich. She also won an Academy Award for the same movie, and in 2007 her estimated worth was around $140 million. Danny Moder is no movie star, but he's the cameraman behind such big budget films as Spider-Man 3, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Mona Lisa Smile, where he met Roberts. With those movies on his resume, he's likely earning plenty of money as well. Attractiveness. Julia is every bit the Pretty Woman when she glam up (couldn't resist), and she's not afraid to be seen without makeup, which suggests that she's embraced the aging process. Danny isn't an internationally-recognized dreamboat, but his looks shouldn't be dismissed either. His scruffy aesthetic and muscular build help him stand out, even next to Julia Roberts. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, around 450,000 people searched Google for the scoop on Julia, and only 5,400 searched for Moder. In this context, those numbers are neither great nor terrible -- it pushes this couple into the bottom half of our list in the popularity category, but not by much. Staying Power. Like it or not, Roberts defines the high-profile serial dater. She's been linked to Liam Neeson, Dylan McDermott, Keifer Sutherland, Matthew Perry and Benjamin Bratt, and she was married to Lyle Lovett for less than two years. Moder had an affair with Roberts while he was married to another woman (red flag), and they wed in 2002. Now they have three children and seem stable out of the spotlight. Well, as far away from the spotlight as possible: Compatibility. The stars aren't working in this couple's favor, to say the least. Julia's a needy Scorpio, while Danny's an aloof Aquarius, so the two of them together can be disastrously incompatible. Makes perfect sense: Someone as beautiful, talented and wealthy as Julia Roberts has every reason to be insecure.
Hot Couple #52: Howard Stern & Beth Ostrosky Stern
Success. Last year, Forbes ranked Howard Stern second on their list of Hollywood's Top-Paid Talking Heads (after Oprah), estimating his 2007-2008 earnings at $70 million. He was also named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2006, and is currently the highest-paid radio host out there. Ostrosky began her career as a model but has moved on to small-time acting roles in film and TV. Attractiveness. Beth is smokin'. She's landed spots on FHM and AskMen.com's sexiest women lists more than once, a significant achievement for someone who's not constantly in the public eye. At the risk of being offensive, it must be said: Stern is not an attractive man (and the wild hair doesn't help). Popularity. Howard was the subject of some 1.5 million Google searches last month, and Beth scored only
27,000 -- still enough to place them in the top half of our most popular couples. For her part, Beth seems content to live in Howard's shadow: Staying Power. These two have been dating since 2000, but Stern's romantic history is unsurprisingly lengthy. He was married to his college sweetheart for more than 20 years but went a little wild after their divorce in 2001, dating a slew of high-profile women including Angie Everhart, Robin Givens and (maybe) Carmen Electra. Compatibility. As a Capricorn, Howard isn't one to talk about his feelings. His lack of emotion could become annoying to Beth, who's an extremely expressive Cancer, so they'll need to work at the relationship for it to succeed. At this point, Stern should know a little something about communication, no?
Hot Couple #53: Zooey Deschanel & Ben Gibbard
Success. Both of these celebs are devotees to the indie scene, with Zooey choosing mostly low-budget films (except the Yes Man fluke) and Ben growing famous for bands The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie. Though their salaries haven't been published, Zooey's known as one of Hollywood's most sought after young stars, thanks to her performances in films like Almost Famous and All the Real Girls; in addition to her singing career (last year's debut album received critical praise). Ben scored a platinum album with Death Cab, and the band's also been nominated for a Grammy award. Attractiveness. Zooey's big eyes and dark hair give her a unique look or at least they did before Katy Perry came along. Ben isn't traditionally handsome, his occasionally emo style and long hair suits him just fine. Popularity.
In March, around 550,000 people searched Google for Zooey, placing her in the top 25 percent of our most popular celebrities. Ben's in the bottom half of the list, with round 90,000 searches. Staying Power. This couple has stayed far from the Hollywood dating scene the tabloids love so much. Even before they were together, they had no high-profile relationships (although sources have linked Deschanel to actor Jason Schwartzman). They announced their engagement last winter. Compatibility. Yikes -- as a needy Leo, Ben may need too much attention from Zooey, who doesn't express herself well. She's a Capricorn, so she will need to be willing to let him have the spotlight while they're together. Does this mean we'll get to see them compete for the microphone onstage?
Hot Couple #54: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Who could have predicted Mariah's incredible comeback in 2005? After suffering some setbacks in the early 2000s, she climbed back onto the charts with the album The Emancipation of Mimi, which was the best-selling album of 2005 and earned Carey a few Grammys. In 2007 she was estimated to be worth about $225 million. She has more number one singles than any other artist in the US, she's won five Grammys and she's sold over 200 million albums worldwide in her career. Decent work. Being a decade younger, Nick lags far behind his wife in the success category, but his acting, hosting and rapping careers are off to a good start. Attractiveness. Carey is almost to cougar status at 39 years old, but she's rocking it with glowing skin. And Cannon's smile could melt even the coldest hearts. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. You might say Cannon gave Carey exactly the new blood she needed to reignite her career. Last month, 5 million people searched Google for Mariah alone, while 246,000 searched for Nick. Good news: Those numbers make them one of our top 15 most popular couples. Staying Power. These two got hitched last year, but Nick has really used his short time in the spotlight to meet some ladies. He's been linked to Christina Milian and Kim Kardashian, and he was actually engaged to model Selita Ebanks less than a year before he married Mariah. With the short lifespan of this relationship (so far) and that laundry list of exes, it's hard to have undying faith in this couple. Still, he went all out for their first wedding anniversary in 2009, with a star-studded party and video montage for his lovely wife. Aww. Compatibility. Since Nick is a Libra and Mariah's an Aries, these two both want to be in the driver's seat in the relationship and in their careers. Maybe we'll get to see this couple duke it out at the next awards ceremony.
Hot Couple #55: Jessica Alba & Cash Warren
Success. Forbes reports that in 2007, Alba earned $9 million, landing her a spot at #78 on the Celebrity 100. In 2008, however, she dropped off the list (blame it on Good Luck Chuck). As for Warren, he's not even officially famous. He met Alba while working on the crew of Fantastic Four in 2005, and they've been together ever since. Attractiveness. Any man with a working pair of eyes will tell you Alba's the sexiest woman around (especially if they've seen Sin City). Still, it wouldn't hurt her to smile every now and then. Warren's cute enough,
but most people don't think his looks stack up to his wife's. Popularity. Last month, around 2.25 million people searched Google for details about Jessica, but only 27,000 searched for Cash. Still, Jessica's numbers alone are enough to push them into the top half of our most popular couples. Staying Power. For a young couple in Hollywood, five years is a long time to be together. Also, these two tied the knot in 2008 and have a one-year-old daughter together, Honor Marie. Still, Alba's only 28, and she has many a handsome costar in her future, so anything could happen. Compatibility. Since Alba's a Taurus and Warren is a Capricorn, these two are obviously made for each other! Basically they're perfect: warm, open and committed. One more reason to envy Jessica Alba, ladies.
Hot Couple #56: Sandra Bullock & Jesse James
Success. Sandra reportedly earned $15 million for 2002's Murder By Numbers, which definitely places her among Hollywood's A-list, salary-wise. In fact, in 2007 Forbes ranked her as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. Jesse makes his money as CEO of motorcycle company West Coast Choppers and, of course, from television spots on Motorcycle Mania and Celebrity Apprentice. Attractiveness. Bullock's easily good looking enough to land her roles as a leading lady, and her aesthetic is much
more natural than many of the stars on our list. Whether you're into the biker thing or not, Jesse is pretty average-looking (but kudos on the buff builds). Popularity. Sandra was the subject of some 450,000 Google searches last month, and Jesse scored around a million. Whether Google users were looking for the deceased outlaw played by Brad Pitt or not, the numbers push this couple high on our popularity list. Staying Power. This couple has been married since 2005, but their romantic histories are rich indeed. Sandra's dated Tate Donovan, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling, while Jesse's been married twice before (once to a Penthouse model!) Sandra's a devoted stepmom to James's kids, but they don't have any children of their own. Compatibility. Astrologically, these two are bound for happiness. Sandra's Leo sign gels with Jesse's Aries one, since they're adventurous, emotional and affectionate. A motorcycle man with a soft side -- Nicholas Sparks's wheels are turning as we write.
Hot Couple #57: Mila Kunis & Macaulay Culkin
Success. At the height of his child acting career, Macaulay was making bank. He was reportedly paid $8 million for 1994's Richie Rich, which is way more than many adult actors earn per movie (just check out the rest of our list). Since his hiatus and recent return to acting with films like Saved! Culkin has probably taken a significant pay cut. Kunis's numbers are hush hush, but she's probably been paid well for her television roles on That '70s Show and Family Guy. And recently she made a name for herself as a big screen leading lady with Judd Apatow's Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Attractiveness. Mila's a rare beauty who pulls off cute and sexy in the same breath -- just do a quick Google search for her Stuff photo shoot. Macaulay still has the same boyish look of his Home Alone days, even as an adult. (And not to be rude, but he may benefit from some Crest White strips or a few hours in the sun). Popularity. Last month, around 450,000 people searched Google to find more information about Mila, enough to place her in the top quarter of all the 200 celebs on our list. Macaulay scored lower, with only 74,000 searches. At least Russell Brand seemed impressed with him when he co-starred with Mila in Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Staying Power. This couple has been together since 2002, and they've frequently had to deny engagement rumors (seven years of dating are nothing in Hollywood). Macaulay was married once before to Rachel Miner, but the relationship only lasted two years.
Compatibility. Down the road, these two could run into problems. Mila is an outgoing Leo, who'll probably get frustrated when Macaulay (Virgo) doesn't return her affectionate gestures. Ultimately, she'll be happier with someone more adventurous. After all, she's admitted to being a World of Warcraft fan, so we know the social life is thriving.
Hot Couple #58: Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Adams usually earns around $5 million per movie, thanks to her two Oscar nominations and plenty of critical acclaim for Junebug and Doubt. As a former artist and current actor, Le Gallo has acted in mostly small-time roles. His salary isn't published, but we're guessing it's nowhere near Amy's. Attractiveness. Amy's a stunner, thanks to her silky red hair and Nicole Kidman-inspired pale skin. Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Definitely pageant-worthy. Darren's scruffy face and tall frame give him a sexy, almost European look. Or maybe that's just his affinity for scarves. Popularity. Amy was the subject of some 246,000 Google searches last month, and unfortunately, Darren didn't even get enough for Google to register the data. The numbers force these two down the list to the bottom half our of most popular celebrity couples. Sorry, Darren: Maybe this McDonald's commercial will boost your career: Staying Power. Adams and Le Gallo have been dating since they met in acting class in 2001, and he just popped the question last year. No babies, scandals or affairs yet -- don't they know how relationships work in Hollywood? Compatibility. As a Leo, Amy loves attention and affection, which Darren is more than willing to shower on her. He's a sensitive Cancer, so he's happy to give her the spotlight as long as she loves and takes care of him. Given Amy's luck with awards recently, it's a good thing. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Hot Couple #59: Rachel Weisz & Darren Aronofsky
Success. In 2003, it was reported that Weisz earned $1.7 million per movie, and her stock has likely risen since then with films like the Constant Gardener, which won her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Aronofsky is said to have earned $50,000 for directing and producing 2000's Requiem for a Dream, but chances are he's received a pay boost as well for last year's hit, The Wrestler. Attractiveness. Rachel's British beauty is stunning enough to land her advertising deals with Burberry and Revlon, and she's often ranked among Hollywood hotties in men's magazines. Darren has an all-American look that's best described as, well, average. For best results, lose the mustache. Popularity. Unfortunately, directors don't have the same star status as actors and musicians. Last month,
110,000 people searched Google for Rachel and 18,000 for Darren -- numbers low enough to push them into the bottom quarter of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Rachel and Darren have been dating since 2002, and they're currently engaged. Their son, Henry Chance, was born in May 2006. Since neither of them has been married before -- or even linked to other famous people -- the outlook is good for these two. Compatibility. Since Darren is an Aquarius and Rachel is a Pisces, this match has some obstacles to overcome. He's practical, but not passionate enough for her, and he finds her way too clingy. If the stars are correct, they'll both be left high and dry.
Hot Couple #60: Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. McConaughey reportedly earned $8 million for 2005's Sahara, solidifying his star power as a Hollywood leading man. Alves is moving up in the industry as well: She released her own line of handbags called Muxo last year, and she was recently hired as the host of the Bravo show Shear Genius. Rumor has it she's trying to break into the acting world. Attractiveness. Matthew was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2005, an honor which elevates him to Brad Pitt and George Clooney status. Camila's 5' 10", Brazilian and a model, so that speaks for itself. Popularity. McConaughey was the subject of around 450,000 Google searches last month, while Camila scored only 50,000. Basically, those numbers place them about halfway down our list of most popular couples. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Staying Power. Outlook: not so good. Matthew's had a slew of high-profile romances with stars like Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd and Penelope Cruz. Now he and Camila have a nine-month-old son named Levi keeping them together, but this bachelor has no plans to marry. Compatibility. Matthew's a Scorpio, and Camila is an Aquarius, so these two will never be more than a passing fling. Sparks fly at first, but she'll quickly grow tired of his jealousy. Face it: A possessive attitude comes with the territory when you're dating a Brazilian model.
Hot Couple #61: Pink & Carey Hart
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. In her career, Pink has released five platinum albums, won two Grammys and sold over 30 million albums globally. Her net worth hasn't been published, but considering the royalties she receives from her songs on TV and in movies (along with albums sales and tours), she's probably raking in a bundle. Hart earns his paycheck from ad campaigns and cameo appearances -- and let's not forgets his stint on the fifth season of The Surreal Life. We wonder if it's awkward that she's made a living writing break-up songs that bash him. Attractiveness. Pink's signature look is rebellious and occasionally androgynous, so it's hard to classify her as beautiful. Still, her body's rockin'. As for Hart: He could do without the soul patch. Popularity. Last month, around 30 million people searched Google for Pink, vastly more than any other celeb on | | | | 10 | | | | 20
our list. Of course, there's a disambiguation issue to note, because not everyone who searches "pink" on Google is looking for the singer. Still, she gets props for choosing such a buzz-worthy stage name. Hart performed far worse, though not terrible, with around 60,000 searches. Staying Power. This couple tied the knot in 2006 after dating for a few years. They announced their separation in 2008, but Hart recently confirmed that they're "dating" again. It's not the most conventional path, but since when did a Hollywood romance follow one of those? Compatibility. The stars have spoken, and this relationship is a go. Pink's a needy Virgo and Hart is a passionate Cancer, so he's able to provide all of the security she craves. Not that she cares or anything: She's a rock star.
Hot Couple #62: Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Success. Reports haven't indicated how much Nicole Richie made for costarring with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life, but as the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, she doesn't really need the money. Lately Nicole has been content to put her reality TV career on hold and focus on her jewelry line, House of Harlow, instead -- which sold out online before it could even go to stores. As front man of the band Good Charlotte, Joel has won several MTV Music Awards, and their last album Good Morning Revival debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200. Still, the sales weren't impressive enough for gold or platinum status in the US. Attractiveness. Since her makeover a few years back and highly-publicized collaboration with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Nicole has received high praise for her bobo chic style. And while her features are delicate and pretty, the public has been critical of her ultra-slender figure. Madden has the rocker look down: He's
covered in tattoos and knows just how much hair product to use. He's definitely hot, if not a true show-stopper. Popularity. Last month, about 450,000 people were interested enough to search Google for Nicole, but only 60,000 searched for Joel, putting them about halfway down our list for popularity. Staying Power. These two have been together for a couple of years, and they live with their one-year-old daughter Harlow and have another baby on the way. Still, they haven't married, and their star-studded histories suggest that this may not be the last relationship for either of them. Nicole was engaged to DJ AM and has been linked to Brody Jenner, while Joel dated Hilary Duff (8 years his junior) between 2003 and 2005. In any case, it's fair to say that being with Joel and Harlow have turned Nicole's partying ways around: Compatibility. Nicole is a Virgo and Joel's a Pisces, so this relationship could go either way. She's organized, and he's a dreamer; if they want to make it work, he'll have to stay out of his own world and live in hers. At least hers is stylish.
Hot Couple #63: Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Jennifer Hudson's salary for movie roles hasn't been reported, but we're guessing that after her Oscar win for Dreamgirls, she's able to command a pretty penny. Not to mention the money she earns from guest appearances and from her music career (her self-titled debut album won her a Grammy). Oh, and she's also won a Golden Globe award. Phew! Otunga's best known as "Punk" from I Love New York 2, but he actually has a law degree from Harvard and took a major pay cut when he chose reality TV over practicing law. He used to work at one of the biggest and oldest international law firms in the country, Sidley Austin. Attractiveness. Hudson's radiant skin and gorgeous eyes help her stand out in a crowd, enough to catch the attention of VOGUE, which chose her as its cover girl in March 2007. Otunga's appearance is pleasant, if not striking (though his arms are impressive). This workout is no joke: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Considering the short amount of time this couple has spent on the Hollywood radar, the public loves them. Last month, around 1.8 million people searched Google for Hudson and 60,000 for Otunga, enough to push them into the top half of our most popular couples. Staying Power. David popped the question last fall when these two had been dating for less than a year, but they seem to be taking their time planning the wedding. Rumors are also flying that the couple may already be expecting. As far as previous relationships are concerned, it didn't work out between Punk and New York (shocker). And the romance fizzled between Jennifer and her ex-boyfriend James Payton in 2007, after they'd been dating for three years. Compatibility. As a Virgo, Jennifer has a tendency to criticize too often and too much, which will grate on David's independent Aries nerves. Plenty of arguing exists in this couple's future unless she can stop nagging and he can stop living so extravagantly. Uh oh: Ditching the law career is starting to seem like a really bad idea.
Hot Couple #64: Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Heigl became known for playing Izzie on Grey's Anatomy, but it was the 2007 film Knocked Up that sent her to the top. She reportedly earned $300,000 for that movie, but 2008's 27 Dresses shot her salary up to $6 million. Not bad for a one-year raise! Josh has enjoyed plenty of success with his music career. None of his albums have been huge blockbusters, though they have shown up on Top Heat seekers charts, and his songs have been featured in movies and television shows. The royalties on those probably aren't too shabby. Attractiveness. Katherine has developed an old-Hollywood style that suits her blonde hair and glowing skin perfectly. She's also received some positive attention for keeping a healthy figure in the skinny-obsessed world of stardom. Kelley's a musician, so his looks aren't paying the bills. Still, his laid-back, often disheveled style has boyish character of its own. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, around 246,000 people searched Google to read more on Heigl, while 74,000 searched for Kelley. Those figures place them halfway down our list of the most popular celebrity couples. Staying Power. Heigl and Kelley met in 2005 when Katherine appeared in his music video for the song "Only You" (see the video below). Though Katherine's romantic life before Josh hasn't been highly-publicized, she does have a few Hollywood fellas in her past. She dated Joey Lawrence and Roswell costar Jason Behr before tying the knot with Kelley in 2007. Compatibility. A quick look at the stars proves that these two are meant to be. Katherine's a Sagittarius, and Josh is an Aquarius, meaning both partners are independent and enthusiastic. It's perfect: They don't have to rely on each other for anything!
Hot Couple #65: Camilla Belle & Joe Jonas
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. The Jonas Brothers scored a spot at #89 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 last year with an estimated salary of $9 million. If all's even, Joe's cut of that is a cool $3 million, in addition to a Grammy nomination and several Kids' Choice and Teen Choice award wins. Camilla's movie roles have been pretty small-time to date, including last year's bomb 10,000 BC and the more recent Push. But remember, these stars are still young: she's 22 and he's 19. Attractiveness. Joe's often been called the dreamiest of the Jonas Brothers, and Camilla's natural good looks and fashion sense have garnered plenty of attention from the public. It's good to be half-Brazilian. Popularity. America loves the Jonas Brothers. Last month, around 2.25 million people searched Google for Joe, enough to push them into our top 20 most popular celebrities. Don't get too excited, Belle fans -- she only inspired around 300,000 searches. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Staying Power. Taking into account the infamous 27-second phone call that ended the relationship between Joe and former flame Taylor Swift, we're not betting on much longevity here. And what about the constant claims that Camilla's seeing other men, like Spanish tennis star Fernando Verdasco or even Robert Pattison? Compatibility. Jonas's Leo sign has tons of personality traits in common with Belle's Libra one: They're both outgoing, adventurous, social butterflies who love to have a good time. He won't even be annoyed by Camilla's inability to make a decision, because a Leo loves to be in charge. We just wonder how he handles taking orders from Nick...
Hot Couple #66: Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green
*Update: In June 2009 Megan Fox stated that she is "currently what you would call single." Sorry, Brian.* Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Success. Having starred in the big budget blockbuster Transformers, Megan Fox is at a point in her career right now when she could command seven figures for a big film (from $1-1.5 million). As for Brian Austin Green, he's more of a television man, known for his role in Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles. And he's probably not raking in the millions. Attractiveness. Fox has secured her spot in history as the next Angelina Jolie, thanks to her sultry eyes and unbelievable figure. The ladies loved Green back in his Beverly Hills, 90210 heydays, but the general consensus is that Megan way outshines him now.
Popularity. To be frank: Few people are going crazy over Brian, but they (especially men) can't get enough of Megan. In March, around 2.75 million Internet users searched Google to learn more about Megan, but only 90,000 searched for Brian. In any case, those numbers puts these two in the top third on our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Megan and Brian have been dating since 2004. They've already endured a broken engagement, even though they're still together, but Fox has said she's "not the marrying type" (more below). And since Brian is Megan's first Hollywood romance, there's reason to believe there will be more in her future -- but don't expect her to go for Zac Efron. For his part, Green has dated costars Tiffani Theissen and Vanessa Marcil, with whom he has a son. Compatibility. Megan's Taurus sign is a good match for Brian's Cancer one, because they both value luxury and security. Still, Brian may need to be coddled more than straightforward Megan can offer. As her fame grows, his ego will probably suffer.
Hot Couple #67: Michelle Williams & Spike Jonze
Success. Salaries for Michelle and Spike remain hush-hush, but here's what we do know: They've both been nominated for Academy Awards, and they both have acclaimed films under their belt. Williams was honored with the Oscar nomination for Brokeback Mountain and also acted in the Charlie Kaufmandirected Synechdoche, New York. Jonze is the director behind such movies as Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. It's safe to say that while these two are probably making plenty of money, they're more concerned with the art of their work than box office numbers. Attractiveness. Michelle Williams is even cuter now than she was as Jen Lindley in Dawson's Creek, lovely in a completely unpretentious way. Style-wise, she mostly seems like she's not even trying. Spike is a tougher person to judge: Sometimes he looks handsome (see the second picture on this page) and other times, not so much (see the first).
Popularity. Last month, about 246,000 people searched Google for the scoop on Michelle, and 74,000 searched for Spike. Those numbers puts them in the bottom half of our celeb couples in the popularity category. Staying Power. With rumors of wedding bells running rampant, these two seem committed, but their romantic pasts are cause for hesitation. Michelle famously dated the late Heath Ledger, with whom she has a threeyear-old daughter named Matilda. Spike was linked to Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and married to director Sofia Coppola for four years before they divorced in 2003. Not the best track record for celebrity dating, even if this couple seems like an adorable match. Compatibility. Michelle's a solid Virgo, but Spike is on the Scorpio/Libra cusp. If he leans more toward a Scorpio life philosophy, these two have a chance: the connection will be deep, and his emotional side will balance out her practical one. If he's more of a Libra, however, he's crossed over into too emotional territory, and her negativity will wear him down. Makes sense, because Michelle seems like a real downer when she's playing and laughing with Matilda outside.
Hot Couple #68: Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen
Success. These stars' salaries are unpublished to date, but they've both kept busy appearing in feature films over the past few years. Rachel made a name for herself on The O.C., but since then she's concentrated on big screen projects like Jumper and The Last Kiss. Hayden's not yet 30, but he's already received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Life as a House. Obviously, he's also gained plenty of attention for his role as the young Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies. Despite their accomplishments, neither of these two actors have reached A-list status. Attractiveness. Bilson perfectly fits the cliché "cute as a button." Even though she's 27, she looks more like a 15year-old, thanks to her petite figure and young style. As for Christensen, he's tall and handsome like a true Hollywood golden boy. Together, they're pretty adorable -- if you're not convinced, just watch the outtakes from an ad they filmed together below.
Popularity. In March, around 246,000 people used Google to find more information about Rachel, and 165,000 searched for Hayden. Those numbers place them in the bottom half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Rachel and Hayden have been dating since they met on the set of last year's film Jumper, and they're currently engaged. It's the first engagement for both of them, and there are no kids, which makes this a decidedly un-Hollywood-like union. In terms of romantic history, Bilson dated her O.C. lover (on and off-screen) Adam Brody for three years before they called it quits in 2006, and pretty much every fan out there wants to see those two back together. Compatibility. It's no surprise these two are into each other: Hayden's a Virgo, and Rachel is an Aries, so sparks are inevitable. Though they have a lot to learn from each other, they may get frustrated before they can make this relationship work, thanks to a clash between her spontaneity and his practicality. And spontaneous is right: See Rachel eating, grocery shopping, and playing with her dog? Wild child!
Hot Couple #69: Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Salary estimates aren't published for either of these stars, but we do know neither of them is making huge money. Jackson's spending most of his time these days filming the television series Fringe and Kruger's next film will be Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Diane's career enjoyed a huge boost after she portrayed Helen of Troy in the 2004 epic Troy, and it's safe to say she's only getting started on the Hollywood scene. Kruger also received the Cannes Film Festival's Chopard Trophy in 2003. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Attractiveness. The fact that Diane was cast as Helen of Troy speaks for itself -- her beauty is show-stopping. And what girl wasn't in love with Pacey Witter in the Dawson's Creek days? Popularity. This couple may be adorable, but they're not quite on the tabloid radar yet. Josh was the subject of
some 50,000 Google searches last month, while Diane inspired around 90,000 -- numbers low enough to push them into the bottom half on our list for popularity. Staying Power. Jackson and Kruger have been dating since 2006, but their romantic histories are rich. Diane was previously married to French actor Guillaume Canet, and Josh was famously linked to Katie Holmes, Julia Stiles, Brittany Daniel and Rosario Dawson. Phew! It does help that they can't stop gushing about each other to anyone who will listen. See below: Compatibility. Diane's Cancer sign is a decent match for Josh's Gemini one. He'll love her sensitivity, while she'll be attracted to his enthusiasm, but at the end of the day, he can be a commitment-phobia. Sorry, Diane: It happens to the best of us. Even the face that launched a thousand ships.
Hot Couple #70: Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Maggie reportedly earned $500,000 for her role in 2006's World Trade Center, but that's hardly been her biggest film to date. Secretary (which earned her a Golden Globe nomination), Mona Lisa Smile and The Dark Knight have all been instrumental in building Maggie's reputation as a leading lady. Peter earned $750,000 for Flightplan in 2005, and he received a Golden Globe nod for Shattered Glass. Maggie has also signed some product endorsement deals, modeling for Agent Provocateur and Miu Miu. This couple has worked consistently and chosen interesting roles, but they don't have the big budget Hollywood blockbuster power of some other celebs on our list. Attractiveness. Maggie's looks have been much-debated in the media. Some find her unusual facial features to be interesting and alluring, but a quick Google search for "Maggie Gyllenhaal ugly" yields some 175,000 results of trash talk about her. Sarsgaard, on the other hand, was named one of Salon.com's Sexiest Men Living in 2007. Chalk up a win for facial hair. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, around 110,000 Internet users searched Google to read about Maggie and 15,000 about Peter. It may sound like a lot, but that number actually puts them in the bottom quarter of all our celebrity couples in the popularity category. Yikes. Staying Power. Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard have been dating since 2002, and they have a two-year-old daughter named Ramona. They just recently tied the knot (see the video below for more details). Maggie's relationship past is clean, but Peter's shows signs of serial Hollywood dating: He's been linked to burlesque star Dita Von Teese and model Shalom Harlow. Compatibility. She's a Scorpio and he's a Pisces, so this couple is destined for eternal happiness. The relationship is deep and complementary, like the matching double A's in their last names.
Hot Couple #71: Alyson Hannigan & Alexis Denisof
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Hannigan gained a following playing Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role that earned her $250,000 per episode. After starring in the American Pie movies, she's back to TV with How I Met Your Mother, and chances are she's making even more than last time she was on the small screen. Denisof's salary for Angel hasn't been published. Attractiveness. We don't traditionally think of Alyson as a sexy stunner, but that has more to do with the roles she chooses than her natural beauty. Her red hair and warm smile are signatures, and she looks even better with scruffy, masculine Alexis on her arm. Popularity. Last month, around 165,000 people searched Google to learn more about Alyson, enough to rank her about mid-way down our popularity list. Alexis got 18,000 searches, far less than his wife. Staying Power. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
These two have been married since 2003 and just had a baby girl named Satyana. Alyson previously dated Marilyn Manson's drummer Ginger Fish and Alexis had a relationship with Caroline Aherne, but ultimately these two seem happy to commit to each other instead of dating in the spotlight. Compatibility. Hannigan is an aggressive Aries whose personality is likely to clash with a sensitive Pisces like Denisof. If he can give her some independence, they may be able to delight in their shared love of romance. Let's hope she doesn't take a cue from her American Pie counterpart in the bedroom.
Hot Couple #72: Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva
Success. Mel Gibson's net worth has been estimated at around $900 million, thanks to films like The Passion of the Christ and We Were Soldiers, which earned him $25 million. On top of this insane wealth, he's won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for 1995's Braveheart. Oksana is a Ukranian musician, but she's more famous for her active love life than her career. Attractiveness. Oksana has been criticized for using her looks to get her ahead in life (totally unheard of in Hollywood). It's true: The long-haired, big-eyed beauty commands attention. Mel's blue eyes won him some fans in 1985 when he was named People's Sexiest Man Alive, but that was over two decades ago. And time does take its toll. Popularity. Last month, around a million people searched Google for info on Mel, but the search engine's data
for Oksana was too low to even register -- although that's likely to change after their recent debut. Still, his results were enough to place them in the top half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. So many factors to be consider. Like the fact that Mel allegedly left his wife of 28 years for Oksana, leading to what's predicted will be the most expensive celebrity divorce in history. Or the rumors circulating that Grigorieva is pregnant, which led Mel's ex Robyn to file the divorce papers. Or Oksana's former relationships, like the one with actor Timothy Dalton. All in all, this seems like a bad start for this couple. Compatibility. So little is published about Grigorieva that we don't even know her birthday. Here's what we can tell you: As a Capricorn, Mel tends to be arrogant and demanding, and he will rarely trust anyone else to get the job done. Oksana should prepare for a relationship lacking in emotion and affection, unless she's really willing to dig deep. Fun!
Hot Couple #73: Avril Lavigne & Deryck Whibley
Success. Avril Lavigne is one of the best-selling artists in the US, having sold around 30 million albums globally. She's also dabbled in her own clothing line called Abbey Dawn, her own fragrance, and several film and television appearances. In 2007, Forbes listed her among their 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars, estimating her 2006-07 salary at $12 million. As the front man for the band Sum 41, Whibley has a few platinum and gold records under his belt, so he's probably doing just fine. Their combined wealth in 2008 totaled around $18 million! Not bad for the under-30 celebs. Attractiveness. No matter how you feel about the punk thing, Avril is an undeniably cute girl. Still, she should update her wardrobe now that she's 24, because she's still dressing like a 13-year-old. Deryck has a hardedge aesthetic that often leads him to try unflattering hairstyles, but all in all he's pretty averagelooking.
Popularity. Surprise: People still LOVE Avril Lavigne. She inspired around 2.75 million Google searches last month, far more than Deryck's 33,000. Maybe he'd get some publicity if he performed with his wife more often?
Staying Power. These two started dating in 2004 and tied the knot a couple of years later. They haven't had any other highly-publicized romances or any kids yet, so their age (she's 24) is the only thing working against them in this category. And the rumors that accompany Avril's wild partying of late. Compatibility. Avril is a Libra and Deryck's on the Pisces/Aries cusp. No matter which sign his personality tends to match, these two could run into trouble: Either he'll be too emotional for her intellectual nature, or he may be too aggressive for the balance-loving Libra. Doesn't Avril seem like the Zen type?
Hot Couple #74: Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Scarlett made it onto Forbes's Celebrity 100 list in 2007, and the magazine reported that she earned $5 million. Since then, she's acted in a couple of movies a year, likely bumping up her salary considerably. She's also received four Golden Globe nominations, though she's never won (hang in there, Scarlett). As for Ryan, he's chosen more small-time projects like Adventureland and Waiting..., which don't pay as much. Attractiveness. Scarlett Johansson is now synonymous with the curvy figure, and she's made a name for herself on best dressed lists as well. The camera loves her unique look as much as casting directors do. Reynolds may seem like an average-looking scruffy guy at first glance, but under those clothes are some washboard abs coveted by even the most dedicated fitness buffs. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Last month, around 673,000 people searched Google for details on Scarlett, while 450,000 searched for Ryan. Those numbers place them in the more popular half of the couples on our list. Staying Power. As much we'd love to believe that this marriage is destined for life-long happiness, there are some obstacles in their path. They've been dating since 2007 and tied the knot last year (watch the video below for details), but Scarlett and Ryan's dating histories speak volumes about their likelihood to stray. Johansson has been linked to a slew of famous actors, including but not limited to: Derek Jeter, Benicio Del Toro, Jared Leto, Josh Hartnett and Justin Timberlake. Reynolds dated Alanis Morrissette for five years, and the two were even engaged. They announced their split in 2007. Compatibility. These two are both on the cusp of their signs, so all bets are off. Scarlett is a borderline Sagittarius, while Ryan is just barely a Scorpio, which indicates that they have completely differing personalities. She loves to charm a crowd; he'd rather relax at home with an intimate group. Here's to hoping that these two don't identify with their respective signs, or they're astrologically doomed.
Hot Couple #75: Ice-T & Coco
Success. Ice-T reportedly earned $1 million for his role in the 1995 film Tank Girl, which suggests that his Law & Order: SVU salary is very generous. He's released a handful of gold and platinum albums, and he won a Grammy in the '90s. Nicole "Coco" Austin is a swimsuit model, so she earns money for photo shoots and low-budget films she's been in. And yes, she has posed for Playboy. Attractiveness. Coco is smoking hot -- she has her famous butt to thank for her thriving career -- but you have to wonder what's left under all of the makeup and breast implants. And let's face it: Ice-T is no dreamboat.
Popularity. In April, around 2.75 million people searched Google for information about Coco alone. In fact, IceT's individual numbers are so small that Google doesn't even register enough data for him. Still, that's enough searches to push this couple into our top half in terms of popularity. Lesson: The most effective way to boost Internet traffic is to put a swimsuit model on your site. Staying Power. These two have been married since 2005, and they're a constant fixture on the red carpet. Neither of them has had any previous high-profile relationships, so maybe they're in this for the long haul. Hear their priceless "how we met" story straight from the horse's mouth below. Compatibility. Coco's a sensitive Pisces, and Ice-T is a practical Aquarius. Astrologically speaking, the match isn't a great one -- her clinginess will clash with his need to be independent. The man behind "Cop Killer" can't open up his emotions? The world is full of mysteries.
Hot Couple #76: Blake Lively & Penn Badgley
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. The hard numbers aren't available for these two, but they probably make a decent salary from Gossip Girl. Still, their success isn't on par with some of the bigger names on our list, and why should it be? They're only in their early '20s. Blake has also appeared in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and the film Accepted, so she's paved the way for herself as a film and TV actress. Penn was in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, but most people just know him from Gossip Girl. Attractiveness. On and off-screen, this couple glows. Blake's long legs and gorgeous hair have become Gossip Girl trademarks, and her style choices on the red carpet have been highly praised. While Penn's masculine features could only be described as "dreamy." | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. People can't get enough of Gossip Girl, but these two don't have the name recognition yet that they need for booming popularity. Last month around 368,000 people searched Google for Blake and another 60,000 for Penn, placing them halfway down our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Even though they don't have a history of tabloid relationships, lively and Badgley probably have a bright future of costar dating ahead of them. So far, they've only been together for a year, so don't get too attached -- let's just see what happens after they leave the show. Find out more about their PDA on and off-screen below. Compatibility. Both Blake's Virgo and Penn's Scorpio tend to be overly critical, so these two run the risk of cutting each other down. Besides that, Scorpio has a tendency to be terribly jealous and insecure: Not ideal when your girlfriend is a total bombshell!
Hot Couple #77: Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Mandy hasn't appeared in a movie since 2007's License to Wed, supposedly because she's sick of her good girl roles. Still, License was her highest-grossing movie to date, making about $71 million worldwide -- significantly better than her last album, 2007's Wild Hope, which only sold 25,000 copies in its first week. As for Ryan, his last album Cardiology was released last fall, selling 180,000 copies worldwide. It ranked #14 on Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2008 list. Attractiveness. Moore is 5' 10" and cute, with skin perfect enough to land her a deal as a Neutrogena spokesperson. Adams isn't quite as easy on the eyes, but he makes up for his physical shortcomings with his welldeveloped, indie rocker style (see glasses above). | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Mandy gets plenty of attention from the paparazzi, but Ryan owes much of his mainstream recognition to her. Last month 823,000 people searched Google for info on Mandy, and 550,000 searched for Ryan -- statistics that put these two in the top quarter of our most popular celeb couples. Staying Power. As much as we'd love to see Ryan and Mandy grow old together after their recent wedding, history suggests they might run into some trouble. Mandy has racked up a lengthy list of ex-boyfriends in Hollywood, including Wilmer Valderrama, Andy Roddick, Zach Braff and DJ AM, while Adams' exes are rumored to include Alanis Morrisette, Parker Posey and Courtney Love. Also, Adams keeps a much lower profile than his new wife, so much so that the couple split up for a short while last year because he couldn't handle the media attention. Compatibility. Mandy's a fiery Aries, while Ryan's a jealous Scorpio, so these two are in for some turbulence ahead. The stars show that after the passion wears off, frustration will set in.
Hot Couple #78: Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. In 2006, Hilary was reportedly earning $2 million a movie -- not bad for a 21-year-old. She's also released three platinum albums and started her own clothing line, called "Stuff by Hilary Duff," which probably rakes in a fortune from her twin fan base. For his part, Mike earns $4 million a year playing hockey for the Ottawa Senators. Attractiveness. As much as Duff has tried to break free of her cute, Disney shell, she still has a squeaky clean look | | | | 10 | | | | 20
that translates perfectly to movies like A Cinderella Story. Comrie's scruffy face and laid-back style give him a very masculine edge. Popularity. In April, around 1.8 million people searched Google for Hilary and 15,000 for Mike -- which is enough to place them in the top half of our list of couples for popularity. Staying Power. These two have been together since 2007, and they both love dating famous people. Hilary's been linked to Aaron Carter and Joel Madden in high-profile relationships, and Mike dated Laguna Beach's Kristin Cavallari. Go ahead and place your bets on this couple breaking up in the next year, especially with Mike being out in Ottawa now (video takes a few seconds to start): Compatibility. Hilary's an affectionate Libra, and Mike is a reserved Virgo, so her emotional gestures are likely to go unreciprocated. If this relationship is going to work out, she'll have to turn his negative attitude around. Remember, Mike: The glass is half full.
Hot Couple #79: Bruce Willis & Emma Heming
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Salary-wise, Bruce Willis is among Hollywood's elite. He reportedly earned $25 million for 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, and his films have raked in around $2.55 billion in North American box offices. That makes him the seventh highest-grossing actor in a leading role. He's also won a couple of Emmys and an Academy Award. Heming walked for Victoria's Secret in 2001 and served as lingerie spokes model for the brand La Senza. She's also acted in small roles in a couple of movies, but nothing big yet -- which is likely to change with Willis in her life. Attractiveness. Emma is a Malta-born beauty, with creamy skin and a warm smile. And did we mention that she | | | | 10 | | | | 20
models lingerie? Willis is 54 years old now, but you wouldn't know it from the bad-ass roles he chooses. He has a silver fox quality that some people find irresistible. Popularity. Last month, Bruce was searched for around 246,000 times on Google, while Emma scored only 12,000 searches. Those figures place them on the lower end of our list of couples for popularity. Staying Power. These two tied the knot this year, but the "how they met" story isn't exactly the stuff of fairy tales. Also, there are a slew of failed relationships in their past. After divorcing Demi Moore after 13 years of marriage, Bruce went on a dating rampage, romancing a couple of models, a couple of Playmates and Brooke Burns. One of Emma's exes is Flavio Briatore, father of Heidi Klum's daughter. Now, at least, Bruce seems content to stay out of the spotlight (unlike Demi), and it's safe to say he doesn't appreciate being filmed by the paps all the time: Compatibility. To say the least, this relationship requires compromise. As a Gemini, Emma is blunt and occasionally insensitive to Piscean Bruce, who can't express himself at all. We've always suspected Bruce was a softie underneath his tough Die Hard exterior.
Hot Couple #80: Rachel McAdams & Josh Lucas
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Rachel McAdams piqued our interest in Mean Girls and stole our hearts in The Notebook, but the films did more than build her a fan base: They benefited her wallet. Rachel reportedly earned $4 million for 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife, so her stock as a Hollywood leading lady is rising. Josh's salary is on the down low, but he's made his priorities clear. Instead of following in a traditional path with more movies like Sweet Home Alabama, he's chosen less mainstream roles instead, and possibly taking a pay cut because of it. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Attractiveness. Rachel loveliness is underscored by her ability to be a chameleon: She's just as striking as bombshell Regina George as she is with a more subtle look. Josh's scruffy, masculine features aren't Zac Efron pretty, but they're easily handsome enough to make us swoon. Popularity. Thanks in part to their need to keep romance private, these two aren't quite on the public radar yet. Last month, around 368,000 people searched Google for Rachel, and 50,000 for Josh -- numbers small enough to place them in the bottom half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Reports of this new love started emerging in early 2009, and most people were not pleased to hear Rachel had ended things with Notebook costar Ryan Gosling, whom she dated on and off for a couple of years. Lucas's most high-profile relationship to date was with sexy Salma Hayek back in 2003. This couple is reportedly already shacking up together, so we'll see how it all pans out. Compatibility. These two are likely to hit it off in the beginning, but it could sour quickly. Rachel is a Scorpio, and Josh is a Gemini/Cancer cusp, so her need for commitment may clash with his desire to be independent. Scorpios are also notoriously jealous -- not ideal when your man's job involves making out with other ladies, hm?
Hot Couple #81: Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller
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Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Sheen reportedly earns $800,000 per episode of Two and Half Men, in addition to money he makes from cameos in movies like Scary Movie 4 and from his other projects, such as his clothing line. He also won a Golden Globe for Spin City. For her part, Brooke used to be an actress in some smalltime movies before she became a real estate agent. Attractiveness. Brooke is lovely, and she looked radiant all throughout her pregnancy. Whether you're into Charlie's bad boy image or not, his charisma definitely adds to his attractiveness -- even if he's not the sweetest eye candy out there.
Popularity. When you marry a real estate agent, you can't expect much name recognition. Last month, 165,000 people searched Google for Charlie and another 10,000 for Brooke -- numbers small enough to put them in our bottom 15 couples for popularity. Staying Power. Frankly, Charlie's track record is a little shady. He's been married twice before (once to Denise Richards), and he has estimated in the past that he's had 5,000 sexual partners in his 43 years. 5,000! Brooke was married once before as well, but she just gave birth to her and Charlie's twins, so maybe they'll stick it out.. Compatibility. Since Sheen is a Virgo, he'll find it hard to return the love and affection that Brooke showers him with. She's a Leo, so she may start to feel unloved, and she's way too outgoing to play the submissive wife he's looking for. She can't be totally surprised; the man's slept with 5,000 women, after all.
Hot Couple #82: Paris Hilton & Doug Reinhardt
**In June 2009, Paris dumped Doug after six months of dating. He was reportedly devastated and even engaged in some stalker-ish behavior.** Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. It's no secret that Paris Hilton has her hotelier family to thank for her lavish lifestyle, but she's doing her part to keep the money flowing in. Now that The Simple Life is over, she earns most of her money from public appearances and endorsements. In 2005, the New York Times reported that she's paid between $150,000 and $200,000 to attend a party for 20 minutes, and she also received around $200,000 for her autobiography, Confessions of a Heiress. Between 2006 and 2007, she earned a whopping $22 million, all in promotions. Doug has also dabbled in different career paths, abandoning his baseball plans after a knee injury. He's appeared on The Hills and founded a cell phone company called Fugen Mobile. Attractiveness. The public seems to be torn over the issue of Paris Hilton's appearance, with some thinking she's uber-hot and others unimpressed. Doug is every bit the all-American, wholesome young man. Popularity. The bottom line in this category: People love Paris, but no one really cares about Reinhardt. She was the subject of some 2.75 million Google searches last month, but he only scored 12,000. Still, Hilton's score pulls them both into the top half of our most popular celeb couples. Staying Power. Paris and Doug have been dating for a couple of months. Although they've already proclaimed that they want babies together and will be married this summer, we have our doubts. Let's examine Paris's dating record, shall we? She's been linked to Jason Shaw, Nick Carter, Paris Latsis, Stavros Niarchos and Benji Madden. Reinhardt dated Lauren Conrad and Amanda Bynes, who allegedly dumped him after learning he was just using her for her celebrity. Watch Paris serenade Doug on his | | | | 10 | | | | 20
birthday below. Compatibility. Paris's Aquarius sign shares many interests with Doug's Libra one: being affectionate, socializing and being independent. Actually, that sounds pretty accurate -- maybe the joke's on us while we watch these two grow old together.
Hot Couple #83: Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Hank Baskett reportedly earns $450,000 per season as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. No word on how much Kendra pulled in for The Girls Next Door, but she's likely to be making even more than that on her new reality series, Kendra. Not to mention, of course, how much she earns for photo shoots, cameos on shows like Entourage and Las Vegas, and other business endeavors. Attractiveness. You don't get to be Hugh Hefner's girlfriend for nothing -- Kendra's blonde locks and big boobs are now synonymous with Playboy. As for Hank, his body has certainly benefited from being a professional athlete, and his face is totally cute. Popularity. In April, 550,000 people searched Google to learn more about Kendra, but only 22,000 searched for Hank. Those numbers put them just under the top half of our list of most popular couples. Staying Power. Kendra and the other Girls Next Door have insisted that she's tamed her formerly wild ways after becoming serious with Hank last fall, though her partying past was a far cry from marital bliss. The wedding's set for this summer (watch below to hear details from Kendra), so we wish these two our best -- but we'd be lying if we said we didn't have our doubts. Compatibility. Since Kendra's a Gemini and Hank's a Virgo, these two have a lot in common. Still, she has a tendency to be completely tactless, while he can be overly-critical. Kendra? Tactless? | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Hot Couple #84: Tea Leoni & David Duchovny
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0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success.
Duchovny reportedly earned $6 million per episode of The X-Files back in the day, so we can assume his Californication salary is similar, if not higher. He's been nominated for four Emmys and won two Golden Globes, all for his work in television. There's no word on how much Leoni earned for films like Fun with Dick and Jane and Spanglish, but it's safe to say she can hold her own as a leading lady even if she's not making tens of millions per movie. These two even worked together on the film House of D, which Duchovny directed. Hear Tea describe working with her husband below: Attractiveness. Leoni's look is more cute and athletic than beautiful, but she has seen some props from men's magazines: She ranked #79 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2000 list. Yes, 2000. Duchovny isn't traditionally handsome, but his scruffy style and charming smile compensate. Popularity. David was the subject of about 74,000 Google searches last month, and Tea scored just 60,000 -few enough to place them in the bottom half of the couples on our list in the popularity category. Staying Power. These two have been married for more than a decade, but they've been through a lot. After Duchovny went to rehab for his sex addiction last fall, the couple announced they had separated. Still, they've recently been seen holding hands while out and about with their two kids, Madelaine and Kyd, so there's reason to believe they may pull through. Compatibility. Astrologically, these two are fairly compatible. He's an outgoing Leo, and she's a passive Pisces, so they have to balance his insensitivity and her vulnerability. Enter correlations between sex addiction and signature Leo charm here.
Hot Couple #85: Jennifer Love Hewitt & Jamie Kennedy
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0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success.
Hewitt reportedly earned $4 million for her leading role in 2001's Heartbreakers, but now she's focusing on her TV show, Ghost Whisperer. And let us not forget her semi-successful music career, which peaked with her 2002 single "Bare-naked." Kennedy makes most of his money from his production company Wannabe Producers, which is responsible for TV shows like The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and Blowin' Up. He also does standup comedy and costars alongside Hewitt in Ghost Whisperer. No word on his current salary, but IMDb reports he was paid $200,000 for 1999's The Debtors. Like that helps. Attractiveness. Jennifer's looks have won her plenty of attention from men's magazines like Maxim and FHM, but scrutiny over her weight led to some mixed messages. Last year she was criticized for looking like she'd gained some weight, and she fired back to magazines with the mantra: "A size two isn't fat." Then she went on a diet. Jamie may be funny, but his looks are unremarkable. Popularity. Hewitt was the subject of some 823,000 Google searches in April, while 165,000 people searched for Kennedy. Those numbers push them into the top half of our popular couples list. Staying Power. These two started dating very recently (only a couple of months after Hewitt broke off her engagement with Ross McCall). And frankly, her dating record is astounding: She's been linked to John Mayer, Carson Daly, Enrique Iglesias, Joey Lawrence and Rich Cronin. Jamie hasn't had any high-profile relationships in the past. To hear more about how Hewitt dresses her new boyfriend, watch their recent appearance on a radio show below. Compatibility. As a Gemini, Jamie has a tendency to crave change and quickly lose interest, which will hurt Jennifer, who's a Pisces. Before long, he'll decide she's too clingy and look for someone more lighthearted. See? There's a reason people tell you not to date in the workplace.
Hot Couple #86: Kate Moss & Jamie Hince
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Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. According to Forbes, Kate Moss was the third top earning model in 2008, raking in $7.5 million. Her collection for TopShop has been a huge success in dozens of countries, with women swarming in mobs waiting for the store to open on the debut date. As a member of the indie rock band The Kills, Hince has plenty of artsy credibility, but that doesn't always translate to record sales. Attractiveness. Kate is carrying the burden on this count, as supermodels typically do. With her flawless facial structure and waifish figure, she could look fantastic wearing a trash bag. Hince has the cool rock star factor working in his favor, but he's lacking in raw good looks. Popularity. Plenty of people are curious about Kate Moss's personal life, which is why the paparazzi follow this couple religiously. Still, the public (excepting some music enthusiasts) doesn't know much or really care about Jamie Hince himself. Last month, about 300,000 people searched Google for Kate, but only 15,000 searched for Jamie. Staying Power. Given Moss's dating history, the outlook is not so good. Her exes include Johnny Depp, Pete Doherty and Billy Zane, among many others that fall into a relationship gray area, since she rarely talks about her personal life. As for Hince, he's said to have had an on-again, off-again romance with his band mate Alison Mosshart -- and those two spend a lot of time together. Compatibility. Moss is a Capricorn and Hince is a Sagittarius, so some clashes are inevitable. She's naturally more aloof, while he's easy-going, and she's always going to be a much better dresser. And in hard times these relationships can get rocky (global financial crisis, anyone?)
Hot Couple #87: Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo
*Update: In June 2009, Vanessa and Nick split up, and just days later Minnillo hooked up with Topher Grace!
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Nick took a generous settlement in his divorce from Jessica Simpson, rumored to be somewhere between $1.5 million and $18 million (like that helps). He sold over 10 million albums as a member of 98 Degrees, and his solo career has been almost as promising: The 2005 album What's Left of Me became certified Gold. Vanessa's best known for her TV gigs on MTV's Total Request Live and Entertainment Tonight, but more recently she's broken into acting with 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Disaster Movie. The latter film was nominated for six Razzie Awards. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Attractiveness. Nick has the classic boy band look working in his favor, along with a killer body. Still, some might say he's a little too pretty to qualify as strikingly handsome. Vanessa can thank her Filipino background for that perfectly-tanned skin. Popularity. Last month, around 90,000 people searched Google to learn more about Vanessa, while 368,000 searched for Nick. Too bad: Those numbers pushes them into the bottom third of our list in the popularity category. Staying Power. Lachey and Minnillo have been dating since 2006, and they currently live together. Still, let's examine their pasts, shall we? Nick was famously married to Jessica Simpson, and Vanessa counts Derek Jeter among her exes. Rumors of a split have been plaguing these two for months after Minnillo was seen cozying up to her former costar Matt Lanter. Still, Nick certainly earns points for his public serenade:
Compatibility. Nick and Vanessa were both born on November 9, meaning they're both Scorpios. That translates to possessive, jealous and stubborn, so extreme emotions are flying in this union. Doesn't sound like a dinner table where we'd want to be sitting?
Hot Couple #88: Julianne Hough & Chuck Wicks
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Julianne earns around $5,200 a week as a professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars, in addition to what she made for her self-titled country music album released last year. Chuck's country music career is also on the rise, thanks to the album he released last year. He's also earning at least $250,000 to appear on DWTS. Do these two do everything together? Attractiveness. Julianne is a 20-year-old picture-perfect blonde beauty, who looks adorable next to her all-American boyfriend Chuck. The camera really loves this couple. Popularity. America loves Dancing with the Stars, which explains why these two had a high popularity score for relatively little exposure. Last month, around 368,000 people searched Google for Hough, while only 74,000 searched for Chuck -- placing them halfway down our list of popular couples. Staying Power. This couple has been together since last fall, but Hough was previously engaged to fellow dancer Zach Wilson. She was also linked to several other dancers (and Entourage's Kevin Connolly!) but Wicks is the first confirmed romance since then. Fact: If their real-life romance is as sexy as their DWTS Rumba, this relationship is one to hold onto. Compatibility. The attraction is strong in this relationship, but it won't last long. As a Gemini, Julianne can't stand to be tied down for long, and as a Cancer, Chuck wants to settle down ASAP. He's also prone to jealousy, which will quickly annoy her. Now that she's a pseudo-celebrity, these problems will likely only get worse. How's that for optimism? | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Hot Couple #89: Courteney Cox Arquette & David Arquette
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Back in the days of Friends, Courteney had it made: Along with her costars, she was the highestpaid television actress around, with a salary of $1 million per episode. Since then she's tried out a couple of other TV spots, on Dirt and Scrubs, so she's probably making the big bucks for those roles, too (relative to television, at least). David hasn't been acting much lately, except for a few episodes of Pushing Daisies, but he's signed up for 2010's Scream 4. Most of his points come from being a member of the esteemed Arquette family. Attractiveness. Courteney has always been pretty, but she's gained criticism for her stick-thin figure. She's also constantly surrounded by rumors of Botox and plastic surgery (and Perez Hilton notes that she was recently mistaken for Janice Dickinson, who's 10 years older -- yikes). David is attractive, but he definitely doesn't have that chiseled look that cameras love so much. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Chalk it up to the end of Friends: these two have largely fallen off the radar. They're in the bottom third of our couples in the popularity contest, with around 64,000 Google searches last month for Courteney and only 22,000 for David. Staying Power. These two have been married since 1999 and have a four-year-old daughter together, named Coco. You don't see that kind of longevity very often in Hollywood. Want to know their secrets? Watch them on The Ellen Degeneres Show below. Compatibility. Sorry, loves: it's not meant to be. Courtney’s an energetic Gemini and David is a serious Virgo, so once they lose patience with each other, the compassion (and passion) goes, too. Monica Gellar, however, might be a perfect match for David.
Hot Couple #90: Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Danes reportedly earned $2 million for The Mod Squad, but that was a decade ago. Since then, films like Brokedown Palace, The Family Stone and Stardust have probably boosted her salary considerably. She also won a Golden Globe and received an Emmy nomination for that staple 1990s TV show, My So-Called Life. Hugh has remained low-profile since he came onto the radar in 2000, but this year's Confessions of a Shopaholic is bound to pave the way for much future success. Attractiveness. Claire has received attention for her unique looks, which have only become lighter and lovelier over time. Her hair is really working, too (remember Angela's dark red locks in My So-Called Life?) As for Hugh, he's setting himself up to be the hottest British import since, well, the other Hugh. Popularity. These two may be looking good, but not many people are paying attention. Last month, about 90,500 people searched Google to learn more about Claire, and only 33,000 searched for Hugh -| | | | 10 | | | | 20
numbers small enough to push them into the bottom 10 on our list of most popular couples. Yikes. Still, the paparazzi seem interested: Staying Power. This one's a doozy. Even though this couple is engaged, Claire's dating history is way too daunting to go unnoticed. She's been linked to all of the following famous men: Ben Lee, Billy Crudup, Andrew Dorff and Matt Damon. Compatibility. Claire is an Aries and Hugh's a Gemini, so the energy between these two knows no bounds. Still, she has to control her flirtatious side if this relationship is going to work out (and clearly that's not her forte).
Hot Couple #91: Bijou Phillips & Danny Masterson
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Bijou is one of Hollywood's hottest party girls, in the ranks of Paris Hilton and Tara Reid, and she's dabbled in a few different career paths. She released an album when she was 17 but has since been focusing on her acting career, choosing mostly smaller films. She earned $65,000 for her role in 2007's Hostel: Part II. Danny's numbers aren't published but he probably earned a decent salary from his eight-year stint on That '70s Show, and he's making a name for himself on the big screen with movies like last year's Yes Man. Attractiveness. Phillips and Masterson both have an off the beaten path look that people judge differently. Bijou's modeling career was successful, landing her in some Calvin Klein advertisements and on the cover of Italian Vogue. And Danny's trademark afro and facial hair aren't for everyone, but they seem to suit him perfectly. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Yikes -- only 3,500 Google searches last month were performed for Bijou and 33,000 for Danny. Those numbers make these two one of the least popular couples on our whole list. Staying Power. These two have been dating since 2004 and announced their engagement this year. Bijou previously dated Sean Lennon, but that's the only high-profile relationship in their history. And no kids -- pretty ordinary for a celebrity couple! Compatibility. Since Danny is a sensitive Pisces, and Bijou is an aggressive Aries, she'll have to rein herself in if she wants to win him over. Sounds like she pulled it off at some point in the past five years.
Hot Couple #92: Mena Suvari & Simone Sestito
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Suvari's exact per-film salary hasn't been published, but she definitely earns in the seven-figure range for her films. She's also been nominated for a BAFTA, which boosted her rep, and she's launched her own scarf collection, which probably boosted her wallet (along with her endorsement deal with Lancome). Sestito is an Italian-Canadian music producer, promoter and dancer, who likely receive a hefty sum from heading his own company. Attractiveness. Mena's looks are somewhat legendary -- they landed her a modeling contract in her early years, and her unforgettable American Beauty role more recently. Simone has a boyish, almost adorable look that makes us wonder if he was ever part of a boy band. Popularity. They may be hot, but the public isn't thinking about these two. Mena only inspired around 74,000 | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Google searches last month, and Simone didn't even get enough to register on the site (sorry, dude). Those low numbers place them in our bottom five least popular couples. Staying Power. Frankly, Sestito's so far off the radar that we have no idea about his romantic history. Mena, however, married a German cinematographer 18 years her senior when she was young, only to file for divorce five years later. Let's hope she fares better this time around -- these two announced their engagement last summer. Compatibility. The Internet knows so little about Sestito thus far that no one's even published his birthday! That means no astrological analysis of this couple -- it's got to be bad karma.
Hot Couple #93: L'Wren Scott & Mick Jagger
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Last year, Jagger's fortune was estimated at around $330 million, thanks to his still-thriving music career with the Rolling Stones. It's also been said that he's the nineteenth most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history based on the number of weeks that songs he's co-written have spent on the charts. Scott is a former model turned fashion designer whose collections have been donned by some of Hollywood's A-list. Attractiveness. L'Wren is 6' 4", so there's nothing subtle about her appearance. Her eyes are piercing, her clothing choices are bold -- no matter the circumstance, this woman stands out in a crowd. No one's ever claimed Mick to be the most handsome man in rock and roll, and his face has only become more sunken over time. Still, he's got some style. Popularity. Jagger was the subject of some 165,000 Google searches last month, and Scott's numbers were too | | | | 10 | | | | 20
low for the search engine to even register. Those numbers put this couple in the bottom half of our popularity list. Staying Power. Mick Jagger has been linked to every famous woman under the sun, so it's hard to take this union too seriously. Longevity doesn't seem to exist for him. Some of his past loves include Jerry Hall, Marianne Faithfull, Carly Simon, Janice Dickinson, Carla Bruni and Sophie Dahl. Impressive! Compatibility. Hard to say: L'Wren was born in 1967, but her birthday is a mystery! Our guess: The height difference will become a strain on Mick's neck after a few more months.
Hot Couple #94: Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Heidi and Spencer both reportedly earn around $1.25 million a year for their spot on The Hills. Combine that with Montag's new music career, and these 20-somethings are doing pretty well for themselves, but not nearly well enough to compete with Hollywood's elite. After all, it is reality television. Attractiveness. Heidi is a lovely gal, but she's gotten plenty of criticism for the road she took to get there (read: a nose job, a boob job and lip injections). Spencer has very pretty eyes, but he could probably do without the facial hair. Popularity. MTV viewers may love -- or love to hate -- this couple, but their reality TV careers haven't made them universal household names just yet. Last month, about 550,000 people searched Google for Heidi and 200,000 for Spencer. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Staying Power. These two have been together for a couple of years, but they've already weathered a broken engagement and a couple of non-legally-binding weddings before the real thing (see video below). Whether they will ever actually make things official remains to be seen, but the drama quotient is high. Compatibility. Since Heidi's a Virgo and Spencer is a Leo, this couple has a rare relationship that begins with passion and evolves into something deep. If these signs don't spend too much time finding faults with one another, their union has real potential. Faults? Heidi's plastic surgery is starting to seem like a better idea.
Hot Couple #95: Christina Ricci & Owen Benjamin
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Christina reportedly earned $2 million for 2002's Miranda, but she's probably seen a nice boost since then after costarring with Charlize Theron in Monster. She was also nominated for an Emmy after guest starring on Grey's Anatomy a few years ago. Owen's first big screen role was in last year's The House Bunny, but he's also starring in the TV show Gaytown and Heckle U. His salary hasn't been published. Attractiveness. Christina's unique look is an asset to her acting, and it doesn't hurt that she's a fashion queen on the red carpet. Still, you have to admit she looks a little strange next to Benjamin, who's over a foot taller than she is. Kissing must be complicated. Popularity. In March, around 246,000 people searched Google for information about Ricci, but only 12,000 searched for Benjamin, so they're in the bottom half of our popularity list. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Staying Power. Owen and Christina met on the set of All's Faire in Love, which comes out this year, and they announced their engagement just a couple of months ago. There's no word on Owen's past romances, but Christina dated Adam Goldberg for a few years until 2006. It's the first marriage for both of them. Watch some paparazzi grill Ricci about her engagement below (after all, she's said she likes having them around). Compatibility. Ricci's an Aquarius and Benjamin is a Gemini, so these two share several common traits: they're smart, adventurous, and they get along famously. Astrologically, these two are a perfect match right off the bat, so they will never have any arguments in their entire lives together, ever. According to the stars.
Hot Couple #96: Nicky Hilton & David Katzenberg
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Paris and Nicky's grandfather Barron Hilton is worth about $2.3 billion, but he announced a couple of years ago his plans to donate almost all of that to charity. The Hilton girls still aren't hurting for cash, but with Nicky preferring to remain more low-profile than her sis, her business ventures haven't fared quite as well. She started out with some modeling, tried designing and even opened a couple of hotels under her name, Nicky O. A year later she was sued for breach of contract, and the whole ordeal is now seen as a failure. Katzenberg is an heir in his own right, as son of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, whose net worth is around $1 billion. Now David's a producer for shows like Survivor. Attractiveness. Nicky's looks have never received as much attention as her sister's, but she's pretty enough to model. David's aesthetic falls a couple of rungs above "average Joe" on the attractiveness ladder. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Since people won't shut up about Paris, they tend to forget about Nicky. Last month, only around 50,000 people searched Google for this Hilton, a number small enough to place her in the bottom third of our popularity list. David fared even worse, with only 2,400 searches. Ouch. Staying Power. Nicky was linked to Brian McFayden before her bizarre, three-month marriage to Todd Meister. She later dated Entourage's Kevin Connolly for a year before hooking up with David. It's a star-studded track record for a 25-year-old, so these two might have some more dating to do before they decide to settle down. Compatibility. Since Nicky's a Libra and David is an Aries, it's no surprised attraction flew between this couple when they first met. But it may not last for long -- her indecisiveness will frustrate him, and his aggression may disturb her. And let's face it: Inability to make a decision isn't exactly desirable for someone who spends a considerable amount of time shopping.
Hot Couple #97: Abbie Cornish & Ryan Phillippe
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Ryan scored just $350,000 for 2004's Crash, but he's typically chosen smaller films over huge blockbusters (I Know What You Did Last Summer excluded). Abbie's chosen a similar route, favoring roles like 2006's Candy over potentially more marketable ones. There's no word on her salary, but she did win an Australia Film Institute award in 2004. In case you're keeping track. Attractiveness. Abbie has a beautiful face and a body that's curvier than most Hollywood stick figures, but most people believe that only adds to her appeal. Ryan was devilishly handsome in Cruel Intentions all those years ago, and he only continues to age well. | | | | 10 | | | | 20
Popularity. Wow -- this couple is way off the radar. Last month only 40,000 people searched Google for Ryan,
and even less (18,000) for Abbie. Those numbers make them one of our least popular celebrity couples. Maybe if Ryan would continue to attack photographers, more tabloids would write about him. Staying Power. These two started dating after they filmed 2006's Stop-Loss, and Phillippe was still married to Reese Witherspoon. Rumors continue to plague the pair that Abbie is the "other woman" in Ryan and Reese's relationship, but no one has admitted it. Compatibility. These two are bound to hit it off at first, but the relationship won't be a long-term one. Abbie's an affectionate and expressive Leo who's bound to get frustrated by Ryan's closed-off Virgo tendencies. It's the same old story: She's adventurous; he craves stability. (Cue die-hard Reese fans to start rejoicing now.)
Hot Couple #98: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Tori was famously shorted after her father's death, inheriting only $800,000 of her father's $500 million estate. Her career now mostly revolves around being Tori Spelling, with reality shows like So Notorious and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Her tell-all book Story Telling debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list, and she's making some appearances on the new 90210 now. Dean was best known for his role on the television series Due South before he married Tori, and now he's on the reality show bandwagon with her. Attractiveness. Spelling's looks have been harshly debated (and usually criticized) in the media, just as her rail-thin frame has. As for Dean, he's handsome but not drop-dead sexy enough to turn many heads. Popularity. The US isn't quite up to date on all the Canadian stars -- maybe that's why Dean only scored some | | | | 10 | | | | 20
15,000 Google searches in April. Even though Tori inspired 450,000 searches, the numbers are still low enough to place them in the bottom half of our couples for popularity. Staying Power. Considering this romance blossomed while Dean and Tori were married to other people, they're off to a bad start. Still, these two have been together since 2006 and have two children, Liam and Stella. And it helps that they claim to be "madly in love with each other. Compatibility. Tori' is a Taurus and Dean is a Scorpio, so she's likely to become quickly suspicious after he keeps all of his thoughts and feelings to himself. Suspicious isn't exactly the best way to start a relationship -- especially when the last one ended because of a new love, right?
Hot Couple #99: Ronnie Wood & Ekaterina Ivanova
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. As a guitarist for the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood's net worth has been estimated at $140 million. He's in the freaking Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Ivanova barely has a dime to her name -- she's a cocktail waitress Ronnie met while he was drinking in a London club. Ah, true love. Attractiveness. Ekaterina's look is stunning and unusual, but Ronnie seems to be deteriorating. We wonder if his admitted alcoholism could have something to do with the sallow cheeks. Popularity. Only around 18,000 people searched Google for Wood last month, and even fewer (6600) searched for Ekaterina. That means they are our absolute least popular couple on the list. Congrats? Staying Power. Wood has been married twice, to models Krissy Wood and later, Jo Wood. He and Jo have been | | | | 10 | | | | 20
married since 1985, but last year Ronnie moved out after he met Ekaterina. Not exactly a recipe for long-time romance for this couple. Compatibility. Astrologically, this match could work. Ronnie is a fickle Gemini who will love partying and conversing with Ekaterina, who's a Leo. However, she may become suspicious and insecure when he's too flirtatious with the other ladies (considering he's still married, this possibility opens a whole can of worms).
Hot Couple #100: Kevin Federline & Victoria Prince
Celebrity Couple Hotness Quotient 0 Success: Attractiveness: Popularity: Staying Power: Success. Ever since his stint as a backup dancer and marriage to Britney Spears, K-Fed has made a career out of being K-Fed. That means recording a rap album, appearing on TV shows like One Tree Hill, and trying his hand at professional wrestling, none of which were particularly successful. Victoria's so far off the Hollywood radar that no one even seems to know what her career path is, save the fact that she played volleyball in college. Attractiveness. Telling it like it is: K-Fed's gained some weight. Being a back-up dancer must keep you in pretty good shape, because he looked perfectly fine back in the Britney days. As for Victoria, she's tall (6') and blonde, with an athletic body and unpretentious (if oblivious) style. Popularity. Kevin was the subject of some 110,000 Google searches last month, and Victoria scored about 50,000. Sadly, that number's low enough to push them down to one of the least popular couples on | | | | 10 | | | | 20
our list. Sorry, guys. Staying Power. These two have been dating since last fall, when they met after joining the same bowling league. They tend to remain out of the spotlight when they can, and Victoria's been a good sport about taking care of Jayden and Sean Preston, but only more time will tell if they're serious. But let's face it: K-Fed isn't exactly boyfriend of the year, after dumping Shar Jackson for Britney. And we all know what went down after that. Compatibility. Victoria's a Sagittarius and K-Fed's on the Aries/Pisces cusp. If he's more of a Pisces, she'll be too adventurous for him, but if his personality coincides with Aries, they'll both revel in their sense of humor and spontaneity. Considering Prince has been arrested for assault and disturbing the peace -and once brought a stun gun to school -- this all sounds about right.
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