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By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Monday, December 24, 2007

What did you do in 2007? Jenna Bush finished a stint with UNICEF in Panama, wrote a book, embarked on a nationwide tour, dished out fresh and charming sound bites for countless interviews -- and, oh yeah, got engaged. Barbara, the ball's in your court.

Runners-up:

Gilbert Arenas kicked off his NBA superstar breakout year with a million-dollar birthday at Love (Diddy, The Game, a couple of thousand other guests); later, welcomed his second child, filmed a series of surreal TV ads. Now sidelined, he's blogging moodily about his recent breakup. He'll be back. We need him.

Sheryl Crow, Laurie David and Karl Rove: The Hollywood liberals confronted Dubya's right-hand man on global warming at the White House Correspondents' dinner. They called him rude, he called them abusive; scores of journalists standing nearby couldn't believe their luck.

Celebabies!

Catching up with '07's VIP bundles of joy.

Samuel, born May 23 to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe: Has two teeth, is "completely adorable," the moms say.

Grace and Henry, born May 19 to Norah O'Donnell and Geoff Tracy: Each baby has two bottom teeth, Henry crawls backward, chef dad makes fresh homemade baby food.

Eyasu and Emebet, adopted in August from Ethiopia by Tracey Neale: The 16-month-olds are sleeping through the night, learning to run, not loving the snow.

Nasser, born Oct. 13 to Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem al-Sabah and Rima: Full head of hair, smiles all the time.

Have you seen . . . ?

* The $52K Louis Vuitton "patchwork" bag, reportedly bought by an unidentified D.C. lady. Is she just too embarrassed to bring it out?

"The Collector," who stole Tim Tate's glass sculpture from Artomatic, demanded Monopoly bucks in a midnight ransom drop, vowed to strike again; hasn't yet.

* The ducklings that hatched outside U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab's office, then got picked off by a killer goose at the Interior Department pond. (We stopped looking when only two were left.)


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