It has been a cray, cray, cray, crazy year in Dayton entertainment.
Don’t believe me, though -- check out our list of stories that keep you talking and sometimes cracking up.
Brace yourself: here are the most-read local celeb stories in reverse order:
15 → NAKED DAYTONIAN
Former Dayton Christian High School basketball standout David Dees got attention for what he wasn’t wear and the fact that he wasn’t wearing it on TV.
Dees starred on VH1's "Dating Naked,” so there is that.
14 → SEATTLE’S BEST
Cow Down (you know, the mooooving tale of the cow that blew down) was far from the only big story out of Young’s Jersey Dairy this year.
People got all excited when Dr. Alex Karev left Seattle Grace Hospital and visited the iconic entertainment destination just outside of Yellow Springs.
Clarification: Springfield native Justin Chambers of "Grey's Anatomy" fame stopped in Young’s restaurant in August.
13 → OUR FAMOUS NEW NEIGHBORS?!?
It’s kind of fitting that the real story we wrote about fake stories about celebrities moving to Dayton caught so many people’s attention.
[Hint: those stories are fake.]
12 → ALICE COOPER’S BACK STROKE
Folks in these parts were very, very excited about Alice Cooper show with the Hollywood Vampires, including the ever-handsome Johnny Depp.
They were even more excited that Cooper, an avid golfer, stopped by Sycamore Creek Country Club.
No bats or birdies lost their heads.
11 → TERRIFYING AUTHOR AT THE VICTORIA
Partially anyone could have predicted that people would be excited to see Stephen King in Dayton, but jeez -- at times the level of excitement was frightening.
King’s April stop at the Victoria sold out in 30 minutes.
That ticked off many of those who were not among the 1,100 lucky enough to grab a seat.
10 → BRADLEY, BRADLEY BRADLEY
When one of Hollywood’s hottest actors and his beautiful eyes comes to the town, it is not going to go unnoticed.
Kettering photographer Ashley Jenkins became the envy of many red-blooded woman and men when she took a selfie with actor Bradley Cooper in Yellow Springs.
It was the second time Cooper was spotted in the village this year, but we’ll get to the first time in just a little bit.
9 → LEGENDARY HOMECOMING
Springfield native John Legend is a big deal wherever he goes. That is particularly true when he comes home.
Our readers were particularly excited about a story about the award-winning singer and songwriter visiting his childhood home in March.
That wasn’t his only visit to the region this year.
Legend was here to campaign for Hillary Clinton, and for the opening of the John Legend Theater at the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome.
8 → SALT, PEPA AND VANILLA
The Fraze was funky fresh this summer, thanks to the Love The 90’s tour featuring Salt n Pepa with Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, All-4-One and Young MC.
7 → QUEEN BEY WHAT?
All that Formation doesn’t come cheap, and neither do front row tickets to see Beyoncé in concert.
Daytonians were like “whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!” when you read that VIP Beyoncé tickets were selling for $3,600.
Even Becky With the Good Hair was like, “Whaaaaaat?”
A Facebook user broke down what she would have to have happen to justify buying a $3,600 ticket.
6 → FOR THE LOVE OF TOM
Tom Hanks earned the right to be called an honorary Daytonian for contribution to Wright State University and the newly named and renovated Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center.
The AAA-list actor put icing on the cake when he gave Dayton and Wright State big old Raider shout-outs on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
5 → UP IN DA ARROW WINE
50 Cent’s visit to Arrow Wine got everyone partying like it was their birthday. He visited in the Washington Park Plaza in support of Effen Vodka.
50 Cent also stopped by Jungle Jim's International Market Eastgate and at Celeberties, a Cincinnati club, while in the area.
However, he found himself in hot water before hitting the road.
After backlash from the public caused Effen to be yanked from shelves, 50 Cent issued an apology.
4→ LOVE FOR A REAL JACKASS
Daytonians are “Jackass” people.
Yep, we like the MTV show. We also apparently LOVE Steve-O.
The story that the Jackass and “Wildboyz” comedian and stuntman shows at Dayton Funny Bone went crazy.
3 → DAVE AND HIS JOINT
Now back to Bradley Cooper and his buddy Dave Chappelle.
A plane full celebrities partied down with local folks at Chappelle's two-day Juke Joint, held at Yellow Springs' Whitehall Farms.
>> MORE: EVERY LAST celebrity was in Yellow Springs for Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint
They included rappers D-Nice, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, CBS News' Gayle King, Bradley Cooper himself, model/actress Naomi Campbell, comedian Donnell Rawlings and magician David Blaine.
It was described as the BEST PARTY EVER by everyone we know lucky enough to get one of the 200 or so tickets up for grabs each night.
2 → STAR DISTRICT
The Oregon District was a beacon for celebrities in 2016.
Months before Spingfield native and former co-star Justin Chambers hit up Young’s, former “Grey’s Anatomy" star T.R. Knight (who played George on the show) caused a stir when he was spotted at Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District.
He was far from the only celeb to give the Oregon District a taste.
Sheryl Crow stopped at Dublin Pub, and Mavis Staples and Lance Bass paid a visit to Wheat Penny.
>> MORE: 12 stars spotted in Dayton in 2016
1 → LIMPLESS BIZKIT
The most popular celebrity story of all involved a band of celebrities that never actually came to Dayton (as far as you know, anyway).
You’ve guessed it: the Limp Bizkit 4/20 Wayne Ave. Sunoco show hoax (or was it?) was the biggest celebrity story of 2016.
As the story grew and grew and the culprits/geniuses behind it received national attention, there were jokes and jokes and jokes.
The owners of the Wayne Avenue Sunoco didn’t seem to be laughing, though.
The prank got so big that Dayton police tweeted a warning that the concert wasn’t actually happening.