Rebecca Budig Beats Out Bethenny Frankel on 'Skating with the Stars'
In case anyone cares: ABC's only first season of Skating with the Stars came to a close last night. And the winner is ... All My Children actress/Bachelor Bob Guiney ex Rebecca Budig, who outwitted, outlasted, outplayed outskated fellow finalist and Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel. (Cue the confetti cannons!)

No shocker here considering Budig, who skated with pro-skater Palascak, dominated throughout the five-week competition and received a perfect score for her last routine. According to People, runner-up Frankel, who glided alongside pro partner Ethan Burgess, even said, "[Rebecca] should be a real skater."

And we couldn't agree more. Soaps are so yesterday. Professional skating is where it's at for 2011 -- we totes should have included that in our incoming trends for next year.

Now we can all rest a little easier knowing those golden skates are in the proper hands. Or are they? Do you think the right star won? Do you care? Are you still reading this? Hello? Is this thing on?

As a special treat for those of you who made it to the end of this article, I give you ...

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