Scoop: Celebrity couples to watch in 2010

Will these star romances last through the coming year or will they implode? We make predictions.

Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift

Not only are country sweetheart Swift and “New Moon” star Lautner supercute together, they’re the only couple who could get tattoos of each other’s names and never have to worry about regretting it.

Odds of staying together: About even. We’re totally rooting for TaySquared — but Taylor S. rose to fame on the strength of her breakup songs, and she’s going to need some new material sooner or later.

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal

For all we know, these two could already have broken up, following a recent split report that was quickly dashed by their publicists. (However, Jake’s assistant was spotted lugging suitcases from Reese’s house to his. Hmm …)

Odds of staying together: Cloudy. They may have kissed and made up, but sending an assistant to fetch one’s stuff isn’t exactly a sign of a healthy relationship.

Tila Tequila and Casey Johnson

The outrageous reality TV star and the heiress recently charged with felony theft make a very … camera-friendly couple. But the sudden announcement of their engagement, complete with red-carpet PDA, is a bit suspect.

Odds of staying together: Yeah, no.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

A much-talked-about “tell-all” book predicts the supercouple will split by this time next year. But they’ve been dogged by breakup rumors for so long, we can’t help but be skeptical when a new one emerges.

Odds of staying together: Good. After all, they have to protect the Brangelina “brand.” Plus, it would be a huge hassle to share custody of six kids — across at least two continents.

Holly Madison and Benji Madden

The “Girls Next Door” alum and the Good Charlotte rocker appear to be getting close in Las Vegas. Though she won’t confirm Benji’s her beau, Hugh Hefner ex Holly does admit to crushing on him. Tee-hee!

Odds of staying together: Remote. What happens in Vegas … usually doesn’t last long.

Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan

We haven’t talked much about this new couple, who hooked up while filming the upcoming “Wall Street” sequel — and that’s a very positive sign. The fact that these two fly under the radar suggests they’re the real deal, not a publicity-magnet Hollywood hookup.

Odds of staying together: Pretty good — unless Carey’s soon-to-be It Girl status goes to her head.

Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan

All we have to say about this baffling match is that we would really, really, reeeally like to know what it is they talk about when they’re alone together — really.

Odds of staying together: Are you kidding?

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Somehow a simultaneously unlikely and perfectly suited couple, the Brit wit and the “I Kissed a Girl” singer fell hard for each other last fall. Notorious lady-killer Russell has renounced his “promiscuous” ways; her Christian parents approve; and they’re reportedly moving in together. Can a wedding be far away?

Odds of staying together: The jury’s still out. We want to believe Russell when he says his womanizing days are behind him, buuut …

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger

The blossoming romance between the breakout actor and the Oscar-winner should be, well, more exciting than it is. We’re usually all agog when A-listers get together, but we actually keep forgetting they’re a couple. C’mon, guys — argue in public, or release a sex tape, or something!

Odds of staying together: Eh. Is anyone really invested one way or the other?

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick

After all the drama, the pop star has settled into a stable domestic routine with her manager. Her sons are said to love him, and the tabloids are buzzing about marriage. But if her father’s conservatorship is lifted, will stability suddenly vanish from Britney’s life?

Odds of staying together: Depends. If Britney starts calling her own shots in 2010, all bets are off.

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