Welcome to the 2008 Celebrity Dead Pool. We are using similar rules as last year, to wit:
1. Pick ten celebrities who you think will die from 1/1/08 to 1/1/09
2. You aren't allowed to murder the celebrity.
3. The point system works like this: you get one point for every year UNDER the age of 90 that the celebrity dies at. Anyone over 90 gets negative points.
4. Whoever gets the most points, wins.
Post your picks on your blog or in comments here, and I will announce the winner in 2009.
1. George H.W. Bush
2. Hugh Hefner
3. Gary Busey
4. Britney Spears
5. Hamid Karzai
6. Pamela Anderson
7. Dick Clark
8. Nancy Reagan
9. David Gest
10. Pervez Musharraf
Since so many of last year's picks didn't die, but did end up serving time, I am introducing the Bonus Round:
Pick five celebrities who will do time this year. One point is awarded for every day they spend in prison. People who have already been sentenced don't count (I'm looking at you, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Vick, Keifer Sutherland and Foxy Brown). Community service doesn't count, but may be used in case of a tie. My picks:
1. Mischa Barton
2. Lindsay Lohan
3. Duane "Dog" Chapman
4. Leif Garrett
5. Lil Kim