It’s that time again. Kiss your tiara goodbye, Amber Rose, and get ready to hand it over to a new champion.

Or, maybe not — you never know who’ll take home the Fug Madness crown in 2011.

If you’re not familiar with Fug Madness, our annual contest to determine the fugliest celebrity (or quasi-celebrity) of the year, you can read more about it here. Basically, it’s a March Madness-themed event shindig where we pick sixty-four people, divide them into four brackets, rank them based on how tough an opponent we think they will be, and pit them against each other in a series of so-called games that are decided by your votes. We carry on until we’ve narrowed the field down to that one precious soul who will wear the crown.

The Fug Madness seeding committee will be meeting this weekend to determine the seedings. (Well, maybe it will meet before that; we’ll see. There are extenuating scheduling circumstances.) Our aim is to announce the seedings no later than next Monday, so we can get the play-in game off and running next Tuesday the 15th and then start this sucker in earnest on Thursday, March 17. Also known as St. Patrick’s Day. So if ever there were a year to invent a Fug Madness drinking game, this is it.

Please pop by the comments section of this entry to give us your suggestions for who makes the tournament — or even who should be left behind, and/or what surprise perennials didn’t do enough to get in this time. Remember, the criteria are: clothes the person wore from March 8, 2010, to Feb 28, 2011 — essentially, after last year’s Oscars but including this year’s.

We’re excited to see what you think! The selection committee takes your input very seriously — as seriously as a martini. So don’t hold back.