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More often than not, my desk resembles a teen's lending library rather than an adult's workspace. And I'm totally cool with that because I wouldn't want to miss out on even one of the amazing reads that came out this year. As another 365 days of vampire romances, dystopian thrillers and murder mysteries comes to a close, it seems the opportune time to reflect on the year in YA.

And what a year it was. We were introduced to a handful of debut authors who are bound to leave their mark on the literary scene (we're looking at you, Veronica Roth, Marie Lu and Tahereh Mafi!). We dove into new series from old favorites (Richelle Mead's "Bloodlines"). And we continued our adventures with the usual suspects (Cassandra Clare, Ally Condie and Melissa de la Cruz). We stayed up late, reading just one more chapter until it was dawn, shuffling into school or the office like so many brain-hungry zombies. And we adored every second of it. And now it's time for you, Crushers, to declare your undying love and devotion for the book that made your year. What was your favorite YA novel of 2011? Vote in our poll after the jump!

(The poll closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 25. We'll announce the winner on December 27.)

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2011 will be remembered as the year in which Harry Potter cast his ultimate spell, Bella and Edward finally did it and a band of six funny ladies made projectile poop appealing (sort of). But, if there was one star who shone a bit brighter than the rest this year, it was undoubtedly Hollywood Crush's official celebrity boyfriend, Mr. Ryan Gosling.

Whether he was breaking up a street fight or flaunting a six-pack that would send Taylor Lautner crying to the gym, the 31-year-old was everywhere this year, doing what he does with class and foxiness to spare. As such, today's Best of 2011 poll is dedicated to all things Gos. We're asking you to pick your favorite Ryan moment from this year (as if that were even possible), so let's run through the nominees...

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Our year-end countdown continues, and love is in the air—with a poll to determine which adorable on-screen couple from the best films of 2011 made you "Awwww!" the hardest. Some of the contenders might surprise you; others are...well, Bella and Edward. (As if we could leave them off.) But there's no telling who'll take the top honors for Best Movie Couple of the Year from this collection of nominees that includes five cute couples, four Hogwarts sweethearts, two vampire lovers, and a brooooo-mance in a peeeeear tree!

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": Harry and Ginny
Harry and Ginny have been trying for, like, three whole movies to get a relationship going—that pesky Lord Voldemort and his plans for world-domination-by-murder just keep getting in the way! But in the final chapter of the "Potter" saga, the two finally end up just where they should: together. On a train platform. In creepily realistic age makeup.

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We love our actors when they're dressed to the glamorous nines on the red carpet—but we love 'em even more when they're in character, on screen, and wearing the glorious confections dreamed up by a creative costumer. And this year, Hollywood handed a whole lot of stylish eye candy to gawk at during our favorite films! So, as we continue our Best of 2011 posts, there's just one question to ask: Which feature's fashion was tops this year? And the nominees are...

Ryan Gosling as Jacob in "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
We say "best dressed," but let's be real, we like his character's dapper wardrobe best when he's peeling off pieces of it to expose his Photoshop-worthy abs. (But, again, the suits were quite lovely...)

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We're working our way up to the end of the year, and right now, we've got just one question: Who had the best sex in 2011?

...Ew, no! Put your hand down, you pervy oversharer! We don't mean you, personally; we're talking about Movie Sex, the subject of today's Best of 2011 poll. Because when it comes to getting down and dirty, Hollywood really delivered this year with a host of delightful sexytimes scenes—ranging from hot and steamy, to romantic and dreamy, to... uh, kinda awkward and depressingly familiar. (We're looking at you, "Bridesmaids.") But while there are many nominees to choose from, there can only be one winner! So, take your pick. Which film wins it for best cinematic sex scene this year?

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" (featuring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson)
After three long years of waiting, the rings are on and the clothes come off—and it's the hottest vampire-human sex scene ever caught on film! And they don't even really show it!. But it doesn't matter, it's JUST THAT AWESOME! Or at least, we suspect that at least some of you will think it is.

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Bridesmaids2011 is almost out the door, and we're giving it a nice, long goodbye—with a roundup of polls to determine the best of the best from this year! All the movies, all the moments, all the madness; it'll all be here as we count down the days until New Year's and find out what you loved most about 2011. And today, we're kicking it off with a vote for Best Movie Ensemble. And the nominees are...

"Bridesmaids"
Without the perfect cast to carry it off, this movie's combination of haute couture and poop jokes could've just been...well, crappy. (Hurrrr.) But between Kristen Wiig's leading ladyness, Rose Byrne's perfect bitchface and Melissa McCarthy's film-carrying performance as the groom's foul-mouthed sister, it ended up being the best comedy of the year...or, possibly, of ALL TIME.

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Kellan Lutz, who changes his hairstyle more often than some people change their underpants, is at it again: the "Breaking Dawn" star tweeted out a picture of his latest 'do, and it's...um...well...undone. For where there once was hair—glorious, curly, multi-hued hair!—there is now only a five-o'clock head shadow and a prickly feeling. (He first tweeted a pic of himself with a Noah "Puck" Puckerman 'do, joking that he wasn't sure whether Movember was a mustache or Mohawk movement.)

Kellan had been duty-bound to hang on to his hair for the duration of the "The Twilight Saga" filming schedule, and no doubt he was giddy to see it gone; his tweet accompanying the pic mentioned the "amazing" feeling of frolicking in the Australian sea with his newly shorn head. But considering the smoldering sexylook on his face, we're thinking that he's thinking that the ladies are going to like this change, too. Sooooo...ladies? (And men! We don't discriminate!) Vote in our poll after the jump and tell us which Kellan cut you prefer!

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It was a "Breaking Dawn" wedding favor we hadn't seen coming: Bella Swan in not one but two gorgeous gowns. There was the form-fitting Carolina Herrera confection we'd long expected, of course, but in a pre-nuptial nightmare, we also saw the soon-to-be Mrs. Cullen flaunt a very different frock at a gruesome, blood-soaked ceremony.

Now, whether brides rush out to purchase the elegant Carolina Herrera remains to be seen, but retailers are making the dress easier to come by than an at-home sonogram machine. Designer Alfred Angelo worked alongside Summit Entertainment to produce a replica of the gown, which hit store racks Monday for a relatively reasonable $799. And next year, Carolina herself will sell the gown at her CHNY boutiques (no word on the price tag just yet). But am I the only one who would much rather wear the nightmare dress (so to speak)?

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Today in news that should surprise none of us: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" absolutely killed it at the box office this weekend, raking in $139.5 million in what was the fifth-most lucrative opening weekend in cinematic history. (Eat your heart out, Spielberg! Sparkly vampires are the new black!)

Of course, we knew that fans would rush to the theater for the spectacle of Bella and Edward finally tying the knot—and, of course, to gawk at the ensuing mayhem, mischief and homicidal wolf shenanigans when girlfriend ends up preggo. After all, we've been waiting three years for this! But after seeing just how high the numbers are, it's clear that your love for "The Twilight Saga" exceeds all expectations, and you weren't afraid to show it with your wallets. So spill it, you guys: How many times did you hit up your local cinema to watch the vampire wedding? Vote in our poll after the jump!

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This is one alien invasion we're embracing with open arms.

News from the big-screen adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's other project,"The Host," has been slow in coming, but it looks like two of our most anticipated book-to-movie casting announcements are on the horizon.

Variety is reporting that a slew of young men are reading for the roles of Jared and Ian, the two loves of main characters Melanie and Wanderer. As you may recall, 17-year-old Saoirse Ronan has already been cast as the dual lead.

The report indicates that Liam Hemsworth, Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones"), Jai Courtney ("One Shot") and Max Irons ("Red Riding Hood") are testing for Jared, while Dane DeHaan ("True Blood"), Thomas McDonnell ("Prom"), Augustus Prew ("Charlie St. Cloud") and Jake Abel (Saoirse's co-star in "The Lovely Bones") are testing for Ian.

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