First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:50 PM ET

Thanks to dwindling scripted programming and ever-increasing channels of self-promotion, the manufactured celebrity figured prominently in 2009. Who deserves the attention and whom do you never want to hear from again?

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Khloe Kardashian
The Kardashian sisters are experts at landing magazine covers for walking down the street, but Khloe grabbed the spotlight this year with her television marriage to NBA star Lamar Odom after a month of courtship. The scripted ceremony aired in November, weeks before their marriage was official.
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