By Emily Feimster
We're making a list and checking it twice, in Hollywood it doesn't matter if you're naughty or nice because the gravy train has already been coming to town. That's right, folks! Celebrities may seem to have it all, but that doesn't mean they don't hope for more. With a new year right around the corner, what better time to look towards the future? Check out what some of your favorite stars are wishing for.
Haylie Duff - "I want to just keep working really hard and working on stuff that I feel some sort of connection with. I don't want ever have to go to a set where I feel like, 'Oh, I can't wait for this to be over.' So far I've been really lucky that I've gotten to play stuff that I really love."
Director Kevin Smith - "I want to live to be 80. That's about the only goal that I have left." Well, at least he keeps the bar low.
Clay Aiken - "I never expected it [the fame] to be as big as it is, and I don't expect it to get any bigger. At this point, I'm just enjoying what I'm doing and hoping it won't stop anytime soon."
Jean Smart, who has joined "24" as the First Lady - "I just want to be associated with good projects and hopefully continue to have respect from people in my business. I'm fortunate to have gotten to do many different things. I haven't really been typecast so I guess I should be grateful for that."
Director John Landis, best known for "The Blues Brothers" and "Animal House" - "I'd just like to keep on making movies. I feel privileged to do it. I never understand people who complain and say, 'Oh, it's so hard.' I'm like, 'You're lucky! You get to make a movie!' I'd also like to make a Western - which I did make one once, 'The Three Amigos' - but I'd like to make a serious Western, but who's going to give me money for that?"
Pete Wentz, bass player and lyricist for Fall Out Boy - "I think that I personally carry way too many negative feelings with me all the time about everything so I'd like to leave them behind and be a better person." Aww.
Comedic writer/actor Bruce Vilanch, who recently did a two year run with "Hairspray" - "There's nothing planned right now but I would love to do more theatre. I loved everything about 'Hairspray' but the pantyhose - I do not recommend them. I actually enjoyed the routine of Broadway. It appealed to my unrealized obsessive compulsive disorder."
Carmen Electra - "I love dancing. If the opportunity is there then I'd definitely be into it." Ah, now that's deep.
Erika Christensen from "The Upside of Anger" - "I'd like to continue to play increasingly divergent roles. I've never done a period piece so that would be fun. I'd also like to do a musical and get into more comedy."
Viola Davis, who recently co-starred with 50 Cent in "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" - "What I wish to accomplish is to play the same kind of roles as my Caucasian counterparts. What I mean is, I hope in my day to play a role that a white actress in my age group would be considered for. I'm not necessarily even talking about a 'Sophie's Choice,' but just a role that is simply not a function. All I want is a simple story where we're not in the ghetto. A lot of what Bill Cosby tried to accomplish, I want to see that in my lifetime."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, a.k.a Zack Morris, who is now on "Commander in Chief" - "I look at my resume and I don't think I've accomplished enough given the time that I've been in this industry. For me, I want to continue to work with great actors."
Kevin Weisman from "Alias" - "I want to get into more producing and obviously continuing acting. Maybe go to New York and do some theatre." Looks like that might happen sooner than later now that "Alias" has been cancelled.
Evan Parke, who's currently in "King Kong" - "I want to keep working with the best people. You can only get better working with the best. I also want to produce a 'Lord of the Rings' one day - something that will impact generations."
Julie Bowen from "Boston Legal" - "I'm sure people want to win awards and stuff, but I just want to feel comfortable doing what I do. I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." Hey, don't we all!
And although we don't consider him a star, per say, we couldn't leave out William Hung, who became famous for butchering the song "She Bangs" during his "American Idol" audition - "I just hope to continue to travel to places I haven't been yet, to perform, and make other people's lives happier." What would really make us happy? If he didn't perform at all, but we can't all get what we wish for!