Posts Tagged ‘Michael Phelps’
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|
|3||Cast & Crew of The Dark Knight||Film|
|4||The Gossip Girls||Television|
|8||The Women of Sex & the City||Film|
|9||The Jonas Brothers||Music|
|10||The Talking Heads (News Anchors)
|12||The Stars of Bravo||Television|
|17||Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim||Television|
|25||Neil Patrick Harris||Television|
In case you missed it, BusinessWeek recently published their list of the “Power 100: The 100 Most Influential People in Sports.” At the top of this year’s list is none other than Tiger Woods, perhaps the greatest golfer of all time. Below, you will find the top half of the list (numbers 1-50) or you can view the entire list here:
Darren Rovell’s interview with Kathleen Hessert of Sports Media Challenge and Legacy Direct can be found at the link below:
Rovell’s SportsBiz feature on CNBC.com is one of the most popular sports business websites on the planet. After the 2008 Beijing Olympic performance by Michael Phelps and his record-setting eight gold medals, everyone wanted a piece of the greatest swimmer of all time. We were no different as we began to assess the impact of his “legacy” in and out of the pool. Our scorecard for Phelps uses a proprietary formula that assesses the six components of a legacy: Athletic Achievement, Public Exposure, Philanthropic Self-Impact, Sustainability, Business Interactions, and Human Resources