TOP 5 ENTERTAINMENT/POP CULTURE STORIES OF 2007
#5) Miss South Carolina... Who could forget her absolute joke of an answer during the interview portion of the Miss Teen USA pageant?
#4) Anna Nicole Smith... a troubling life, a troubling ending. Lost in the chaos of the media circus was that she was a mother, leaving behind a daughter. The media speculated on the identity of the father, and forgot the well-being of the child left behind.
#3) The Disney Teen Empire... High School Musical continued to sell well on DVD, in arenas, and on the ice... High School Musical 2 set a cable television record... and Hannah Montana became the hottest tour of the fall.
#2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows... Would Harry live or die? What about Ron and Hermoine? Was Snape good or evil? All the questions were answered!
#1) Celebrity Meltdowns... It seemed every other week, some actor or actress was making news for all the wrong reasons... From Britney's craziness to Paris in jail... 2007 will be remembered for some major tabloid headlines.
THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Last week, the 14th World Travel Awards were given out... which the "Wall Street Journal" called the, quote, "Oscars of the travel industry"... and London was named the number one vacation spot in the world.
It beat out cities like New York, Orlando, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney... and beach spots like Barbados, Jamaica and the Maldives.
After that worldwide award, the awards get broken down by continent. Here are some of the big winners from North America...
BEST AIRLINE: American Airlines.
BEST RENTAL CAR COMPANY: Avis.
BEST DESTINATION: Orlando.
BEST CASINO RESORT: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
BEST RESORT: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando.
BEST HOTEL BRAND: Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
BEST HOTEL: Jumeirah Essex House, New York City.