Britney Tops 2008 'Heat' Index
Posted on Tue Dec 30, 2008 09:15 AM PDT

Britney Spears BritneyHeat200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The wild up and down year Britney Spears had in 2008 earns her the top spot on USA TODAY'S Celebrity Heat Index for the second year in a row.

The Index is based on the amount media coverage a star receives in magazines and online, including X17online.

Britney was the most covered celebrity for 11 weeks this year. While her breakdown earned her the top spot in January, the year ended on a high note with the release of her number one selling album "Circus".

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt came in second, third and fourth place respectively.

Stars new to the list year include "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson and "Gossip Girl's" Blake Lively.

Dropping off the list this year: Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith.