by Tyler V

Another year is about to pass us by, and oh so many hot ladies have caught our eye. In celebration of the New Year, we wanted to take a look back and pay homage to some newcomers who really moved to the forefront of movies and music because of their accomplishments and their ability to melt our retinas with their hotness. And, of course, here are our Chicki editors’ resolutions (along with the likelihood that we’ll actually follow through with them).

  1. Devise new synonyms for the words hot, beautiful, and gorgeous by simply combining them, i.e. "hot-orgeous" or  "g-eautiful." (Not likely.)

  2. Watch the movies Predator, Better Off Dead, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and House Party 2: Pajama Jam at least twice each. (Very likely.)

  3. Initiate a full cleansing of our bodies impurities by adhering to a strict diet of herbal tea and rejuvenative roots while abstaining from addictive substances. (Hell no.)
  4. Continue to provide you, tasteful and learnéd reader, with a little more info on the most beautiful women in the world. (Starting right now.)

Hot TV Chicks

Blake Lively

Blake (whom we believe was given a boy’s name to confuse teenage males vying for affection) is one of the best known actresses from this fall’s hit show Gossip Girl. However, her big break really came when she landed a starring role in 2005’s The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants alongside America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel. We didn’t, like, watch the movie or anything. It’s just common knowledge. Definitely don’t own the special edition DVD, either. Nope.

Chyler Leigh

Technically, Chyler has been in movies and TV for several years, but she only just recently hit chick show pay dirt with a role on Grey’s Anatomy alongside Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Kathryn Heigel, and Kate Walsh. Reading over that cast list might make the show seem very appealing until someone on the show yells out "Code Black!" or something and you remember how ridiculous the whole thing is.

Rashida Jones

In addition to being a big hit on The Office, Ms. Jones was an acclaimed musician and law student at Harvard. As the daughter of Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer, these facts aren’t necessarily that surprising, but they still make us swoon. She would have fit very well on our brainy babes list.

Hot Movie Chicks

Freida Pinto

Ms. Pinto gave a great performance in Danny Boyle’s awesome new film Slumdog Millionaire to just barely make onto this year’s list. She’s the first woman to make me actually care about stupid game shows since Vanna White. She graduated from St. Xavier’s College in India and has also been an exquisite model for several other companies ranging from Chanel to Visa. Just thinking about her makes me want to bust out into a big-budget Bollywood number right now.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma played a determined, yet very funny, MI6 agent in the most recent Bond flick, Quantum of Solace. Her humor and natural charm on screen was a welcome buoy to the somewhat heavy and plodding plot of Daniel Craig’s second adventure as 007. We expect big things from Gemma in ’09 and especially in 2010, when she stars in the movie adaptation of Prince of Persia. You’ll have plenty of time to bond with her screen presence before then, though. (Resolution No. 5: No more crappy puns, was stricken from the list. Sorry.)

Olga Kurylenko

We know, we know. We already featured Olga in the previous Bond article as well. But, what can we say? Bond movies are a good place to find new and unbelievably attractive talent. She endured a lot of hardship growing up in the Ukraine and was discovered on a trip to Moscow. Her biggest movie before Bond was Paris, Je T’aime, but there weren’t nearly enough explosions in that film to illustrate how blindingly hot Olga is. That is why they blew up a whole hotel at the end of Quantum. Much more appropriate.

Hot Singers

Taylor Swift

When God made female country singers, he created the specs with Taylor fully in mind. She is one of the biggest acts of the year, stunningly beautiful, and yet so girl-next-door approachable that you might even be able to hitch a ride in her pickup truck. She has now officially surpassed Shania Twain and Sheryl Crow for hottest country singer on the planet. Bow to her!