And the year's least intriguing celebrity is ...
Web site lists 'the coldest people in Hollywood'
LOS ANGELES, California -- Controversial movie director Michael Moore, whose anti-President Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" touched off a firestorm of controversy, has topped an annual list of Hollywood's least intriguing celebrities.
The outspoken documentary maker, seemingly ubiquitous during the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign urging Bush's defeat, ranks Number 1 on this year's "Frigid 50" published by online movie magazine FilmThreat.com.
Says the Web site: "Michael Moore's box office smash did two things: it mobilized like-minded Americans in a bid to vote a Democrat into office, and it galvanized the opposition in a bid to re-elect Bush. Bush won."
The Web site, known for an anti-establishment take on the entertainment industry, said its list named the stars it found to be the "least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in Hollywood."
Ranked No. 2 was actress Halle Berry, who followed up her Oscar-winning turn in "Monster's Ball" with less critically lauded roles in such films as "Gothica" and "Catwoman."
Says the Web site: "If she makes any more muck along the lines of Gothica and Catwoman, the Academy should send Berry a self-addressed stamped envelope and a letter requesting the return of her Oscar."
Summing up all the list, the Web site says: "The Frigid 50 ice pack have left audiences cold with their overbearing personalities, poor career choices and chronic inability to stop making fools of themselves," the site said.
Filmthreat.com adds: "Just so you understand how utterly meaningless these 'power' lists are, try a little test. And you can do this test in the privacy of your own home.
"Just dig up an old issue of 'Entertainment Weekly' and 'Premiere' from, say, 2002. Then read the 'power' list from that year. See what we mean? Meaningless!"
Rest of the Top Ten:
3. MICHAEL EISNER. Says the site: "Did Dopey give Eisner a blood transfusion? If anything, it has not been a boring year: a board of directors revolt lead by Roy Disney, a hostile takeover bid by Comcast, public spats with Pixar and Miramax, the biggest line-up of turkeys this side of a Thanksgiving dinner ('Home on the Range,' 'The Alamo,' 'Hidalgo'), and the idiotic desire to jettison the one hit film financed by Disney: 'Fahrenheit 9/11.'"
4. M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN & THE BIG SURPRISE TWIST REDUX. Says the site: "The jig is up, Night. The lame Sci Fi Channel 'documentary' fooled no one -- just like no one had patience for yet another labored 'surprise' ending in 'The Village.'"
5. BEN STILLER/OWEN WILSON. Says the site: "Ben Stiller seems to have a lock on mass-produced mediocrity. In the past year ... 'Duplex,' 'Along Came Polly,' 'Starsky & Hutch,' 'Envy' and 'Dodgeball' one after the other, each with a harsh dull thud."
6. NICOLE KIDMAN. Says the site: "Did Tom Cruise get the Scientologists to slap a hex on her career? The perpetually stunning star followed her Oscar triumph (in Jimmy Durante make-up) in 'The Hours' with hideous junk where her beauty made no sense in the midst of the gritty stories -- 'The Human Stain' (as a glamorous cleaning lady) 'Cold Mountain' (as a glamorous Dixie chick), 'Dogville' (as a glamorous fugitive) and 'The Stepford Wives' (as a glamorous Stepford Wife). Kidman's always lovely to look at, but.... "
7. REESE WITHERSPOON. Says the site: "Little Miss Cutesy-Wutesy is perfectly acceptable in marzipan confectionaries like 'Sweet Home Alabama' and the 'Legally Blonde' franchise -- and anyone who loves dum-dum diversions can enjoy her giggles and wiggles in these films. But...."
8. JIMMY FALLON. Says the site: "The guy most notorious for blowing his lines on 'Saturday Night Live' crossed over to the big screen in 'Taxi' -- and nobody cared."
9. PARIS HILTON. Says the site: "It's not surprising that Hilton has started turning up in films; it's all part of her evil plan for absolute world domination."
10. BEN AFFLECK Says the site: "Poor Ben. He's been cursed with the incredible shrinking career: dumped by J.Lo, ignored by audiences, and reduced to making guest shots on TV celebrity poker tournaments. Affleck's career has devolved beyond sick humor into the realm of catastrophic pity-inducement."