2011’s Most Eligible Celebs
New year, new relationship — at least, if you’re one of the celebs who rang in 2011 as a freshly minted bachelor or bachelorette. We take a look at who’s on the dating market and how they’ll fare in the coming year. With awards season coming up for all the actors, we figured we’d nominate some of these famous folk for a visit from Cupid this year. Here are a few of our top draft picks.
Eligible Aries: Lady Gaga
She’s as cool as they come, and with lucky Jupiter in Aries for the first half of 2011, her star will only shine brighter. But Saturn, the planet of growth and maturity, is in her relationship sector this year. While she may not have much time for dating, an older dude who’s been around the block could be a great “rock” for her to lean on.
Eligible Taurus: Kandi Burruss (of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”)
Sorry, ladies — Tauruses George Clooney and Rob Pattinson are both off the market, or we’d surely have suggested them. So here’s hoping that our favorite housewife can stop talking about sex and enjoy some real “Kandi-Coated Nights” of her own. This multitalented, entrepreneurial housewife is a giver, and she deserves some appreciation. While we’re at it, we’d like to see a romantic “takeover” for Bravo’s salon savior Tabatha, also a Taurus.
Eligible Gemini: Courteney Cox
Natalie Portman is now off the market, with a rock on her hand and a bun in the oven. So here’s some magic pixie dust for “Cougar Town” star Courteney, whose marriage to David Arquette went kaput this year. After seeing his antics and watching him enter rehab, we see what a handful he must have been for her. With maturity planet Saturn in Geminis’ fifth house of love, it’s time for a more grown-up relationship.
Eligible Cancer: Lindsay Lohan
We know, we know … but somebody’s gotta give this girl some love. Besides, Jessica Simpson is engaged, so we needed a runner-up. Fresh out of rehab, Linds probably isn’t ready for a relationship just yet. However, with maturity planet Saturn in her mother house and expansive Jupiter in her father house, she may try to work out those complicated parent-child dynamics with a partner. Now that she’s moved next door to ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson, who knows what could happen? Yikes — we almost don’t want to watch.
Eligible Leo: Sandra Bullock
Sandy rang in the new year with Scorpio Ryan Reynolds, newly divorced from ScarJo (a Sagittarius, see below). Although the “Proposal” co-stars are denying relationship rumors, we think Leo-Scorpio can be a potent combination. Sandra did share a staged kiss with Scarlett at the MTV Movie Awards, though. Love triangle, anyone? Now that she has eased into motherhood and is flashing that award-winning smile again, Sandra should have no problem attracting someone new to adore her.
Eligible Virgo: Nick Jonas
Ryan Phillippe was gonna be our guy, but now he’s cozying up to Sagittarius Amanda Seyfried. So, let’s go with the last single JoBro — if only to prevent him from rebounding with Miley Cyrus (also a Sagittarius), with whom he’s recording a duet. Any sweet, wholesome girls ready to coax this boy out of his promise ring and off to the altar? (Bonus nomination: We’re gonna add Heidi Montag/Pratt to this list, just as wishful thinking.)
Eligible Libra: Zac Efron
Although he was recently spotted having a “PDA-fueled night” in da club with ex Vanessa Hudgens, we think Zac is probably enjoying the single life a bit too much for a full-on reconciliation. And for goodness’ sake, the guy is, like, 23. With expansive Jupiter spending the first half of his year in his relationship house, Zac will be ready for something new. Or, he may just want to stay single and get to know himself — not a bad idea with maturing Saturn in his sign. Note to Libra John Mayer: You still have some repenting (and growing up) to do before you get a crack at this nomination. Maybe next year?
Eligible Scorpio: Ryan Reynolds
So Scarlett Johansson broke his heart. Well, what can you do? Keep it moving, Scorpio. Make like Meg Ryan, who just started dating Libra John Mellencamp. Yeah, it looks like the strangest match ever, but the point is to MOVE ON.
Eligible Sagittarians: Too Many to Count
Searching for a new celebrity crush? Set your sights on a Sagittarius. The past few weeks have delivered a tidal wave of newly single Sagittarians: Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Vanessa Hudgens. Although we admit we’re a little relieved about the Taylor-Jake split (no shocker there), the country cutie may not have time to pen a Gyllenhaal-inspired breakup anthem (You took me to Thanksgiving/I met your family/We headed back to Nashville/and then you just ditched meeeee): On January 22, lucky Jupiter enters Sag’s fifth house of romance, bringing back passion and admirers aplenty. The paparazzi will be sure to catch some steamy public make-outs.
Eligible Capricorn: Elin Nordegren
If anyone deserves some lovin’, it’s the survivor of 2010’s biggest scandal. The former Mrs. Tiger Woods has moved on, and might want to dip a toe back into the dating pool. Capricorns tend to take things slow to begin with, so hopefully a trustworthy man will come along and make the second time around a charm.
Eligible Aquarius: Jennifer Aniston
Is 2011 the year that Jen will find love? Sounds like a recurring post-Brangelina tabloid headline, we know. In the second half of the year, Jennifer (like all Aquarians) will be working through some parent issues and resolving baggage from her childhood. If she puts in the time, she could get herself out of this slump. Here’s hoping she breaks that pattern and finds someone with real relationship potential.
Eligible Pisces: Justin Bieber
Although tabloid pics suggest that he’s dating Cancerian Selena Gomez, they’ll both have a busy career year in 2011, making it tough to sustain a relationship. Perhaps a regular girl will come along to call him “baby.”