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Entertainment Weekly’s 2008 Entertainers of the Year

Posted on: November 14, 2008

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Entertainment Weekly just recently released its annual list of the top twenty-five entertainers of the year, with the head of the list being none other than Robert Downey Jr., the man who has seemingly revived his career by appearing in box office hits such as Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. He overcame substance abuse which had troubled him for several years and included an arrest for possession of illegal drugs in the late 1990’s.

The annual rankings that Entertainment Weekly puts together includes entertainers of all different mediums (television, film, print, and the internet). Yes, Facebook made the list this year, making its debut at number 20. Past winners have included the likes of Russell Crowe, Ricky Martin, Denzel Washington, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and last year’s winner, Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. Also making this year’s list were the robot, Wall-E, from the Disney/Pixar movie as well as the cast from Sex & the City: The Movie, which made its debut this past summer.

It is quite amazing to see who and what are considered to be the most buzzworthy, impactful entertainers according to the magazine, Entertainment Weekly. In the case of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation provides entertainment to the millions of users around the world that interact on its website everyday.

You can view the list below or click through the pictures of this year’s list on the Entertainment Weekly website: http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20152943_20153287_20239984,00.html

1 Robert Downey Jr. Film
2 Tina Fey Television
3 Cast & Crew of The Dark Knight Film
4 The Gossip Girls Television
5 Stephanie Meyer Books
6 Lil Wayne Music
7 Rock Band Music
8 The Women of Sex & the City Film
9 The Jonas Brothers Music
10 The Talking Heads (News Anchors)
11 Meryl Streep Film
12 The Stars of Bravo Television
13 James Franco Film
14 Wall-E Film
15 Coldplay Music
16 Elizabeth Banks Film
17 Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim Television
18 Kid Rock Music
19 Jon Hamm Television
20 Facebook Internet
21 Katy Perry Music
22 Richard Jenkins Film
23 Michael Phelps Sports
24 Leona Lewis Music
25 Neil Patrick Harris Television

1 Response to "Entertainment Weekly’s 2008 Entertainers of the Year"

You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, Ive spent most of my time here just lurking and reading, but today for some reason I just felt compelled to say this.

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