February 27, 2008
1 Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"Money" lived up to his nickname at a press conference for his match against The Big Show at WrestleMania XXIV, tossing cash into a crowd of fans cheering him on. Then again, it's not hard to make it rain when you're set to make $20 million for a night's work.

2 Terrell Owens

We're not sure what's worse; T.O. throwing back drinks with Barry Bonds in Vegas or that Tony Romo and Mr. Belding weren't around to serenade them with Don't Stop Believing, which was playing in the background.

3 Bruce Pearl

Tennessee's stay atop the college basketball polls may have only lasted a week but Pearl will always be No. 1 in our poll. If for no other reason than giving Erin Andrews a bear-hug in the middle of the most important game of the Vols' season.

4 Yao Ming

Will the Rockets ever catch a break? Riding a 12-game winning streak, Houston has lost its all-star center for the season and Tracy McGrady once again seems destined to be bounced out of the first round of the playoffs for the seventh time in his career.

5 Jack Johnson

The Kings defenseman (not the singer) spent Oscar night on the set of Fear Factor in Universal Studios, with teammates Jeff Giuliano and Peter Harrold, attempting to down a milkshake of pig parts and fish guts in a charity competition against fans. The players lost. "I just couldn't keep it down," said Johnson.

6 Oscars

Speaking of the Academy Awards, Johnson and the L.A. Kings weren't the only ones that missed the show. The Oscars garnered its worst ratings ever. We can't say we're surprised considering we missed the show altogether.

7 Eva Mendes

Out of rehab and back onto the party circuit faster than a bailed out Paris Hilton. Unlike some of the other train wrecks in Hollywood, we missed Mendes and hope she stays out of any club that has any member of the Unholy Trinity.

8 Greg Oden

We caught up with our beer pong buddy in Los Angeles this week and were blown away by his knowledge of the presidential election. Unlike other premier athletes, Oden, who is supporting Obama, isn't afraid to use his status as a platform for social and political awareness.

9 New Kids on the Block

A while back we promised a friend if NKOTB ever staged a reunion we'd be in the front row for the first show wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirt, Zubaz pants and Reebok Pump shoes. That makes this easily the worst news ever.

10 Ed Guthman

A long overdue thank you to our friend and mentor who has retired after an illustrious career highlighted by a Pulitzer Prize, a stint as RFK's press secretary, a spot on Nixon's Enemies List and now a place on the Pop Culture Hot List.

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