Year of the Rabbit Begins Today; Zac Efron to Profit

If you're like us, you started the Year of the Rabbit by waking up with a hangover in the butt-end of a discarded parade dragon in Flushing. After brushing the taste of Tsingtao out of your mouth, you probably wondered, "What's this all about?"

According to Michael Ho of the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, "the Chinese New Year Festival is a time for family and friends to pay respects to gods, spirits, and ancestors, as well as wish each other good fortune in the upcoming year."

Beliefs state that any babies born from today till January 22nd 2012 will grow up to be "friendly, outgoing" and will "prefer the company of others."

But who cares about newborn babies? What does this mean for celebrities, the real miracles? The LA Times consulted fortune teller Chan Wei-chung for the scoop:

Money and success are in store for Year of the Rabbit celebrities Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, but Depp is more likely to find scandal than happiness in romance...

Fellow entertainer rabbits Zac Efron from High School Musical, along with Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, will all make more money this year.

Looks like this will be a good year, after all.

Fortunes mixed for Year of the Rabbit celebs [LA Times]

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