November 14, 2012
Most annoying celebs: The sour 16
By MARIANNE DOWLING, QMI Agency
The list of the 32 most annoying celebrities has been thinned out to a leaner, meaner and in some cases, oranger group of 16.
Down went a plastic surgery addict, a Nickelodeon star, a Jonas brother and a Twilight hunk with abs of steel.
Let’s get to your votes and opinions on this first batch, and vote for your top 8 at the end of the article.
The deadline is next Tuesday at midnight.
Khloe Kardashian vs. Heidi Montag
WINNER: Khloe Kardashian
Sorry, readers, you couldn’t vote for Kim – but she had little sister Khloe standing in as her proxy. Khloe K beat out reality TV has-been Heidi Montag with 60% of the vote. Here’s what some of you had to say:
Khloe Kardashian. She was monumentally annoying before but now, hosting X Factor has proven that 'annoying' was only the tip of the iceberg.
The Kardashians are like a demonic Energizer Bunny - they just keep coming and coming with more and more crap.
I hate everything Kardashian and Heidi stopped staring back at me at the checkout aisle when I'm buying juice at the supermarket so why hasn't Khloe? And it should be CHLOE - the Kardashians are just beyond annoying.
Lindsay Lohan vs. Amanda Bynes
WINNER: Lindsay Lohan
While it’s true Bynes has stepped up her bad girl game recently, she’s going to have to get arrested a lot more in order to dethrone LiLo. Maybe next time, Amanda. 80% of voters thought Lohan needed to see Round 2 . Here are some of your thoughts:
This is almost a tie, but Lindsay has the screwed up parents to go with it.
Lindsay is so far off the rails! Still may be hope for Amanda (slim!)
I had to go with tried and true. Let the aspiring train wreck practice a bit longer. Perhaps she will be a true train wreck if she works at it.
Kristen Stewart vs. Taylor Lautner
WINNER: Kristen Stewart
Voters picked a vampire over the a wolf man – and this one wasn’t even close. The solemn-faced KStew (and Rupert Sanders’ former mistress) is going onto the next round with 75%. Here are some reasons, courtesy of the voting public:
Someone needs to teach her how to smile...’nuff said
Oh, poor me. I make millions playing dress up, life is soooo depressing.
At least Taylor can convey more facial expressions than over-aged teenage angst
She doesn't have his abs.
Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift may have charmed her way into the arms of John Mayer, Conor Kennedy, Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas – but it’s not working on the voters in this survey. Katy Perry drops out in the first round taking only 35% of the vote. For readers, this got personal:
Sorry Miss Swift…but, getting super tired of listening to you complain about all you exes in your songs! Booooo hooooo…suck it up princess!
Perry is talented. Swift doesn't want to grow up and her music is like she's stuck in high school. Enough with the drama already! Do you want to end up like Kelly Clarkson?
One of these days guys will stop dating her fearing for what she will write and she won't have any lyrics. She really needs to grow up.
Love Katy Perry - seriously can Taylor even sing (only sounds good really if it's been digitally enhanced!) Seems nice - but man - don't like her voice
Miley Cyrus vs. Demi Lovato
WINNER: Miley Cyrus
It seems that readers are not impressed with Miley Cyrus’ movies, music, television roles or her new hair cut. In one of the more lopsided competitions, most of you (78%) thought Cyrus was more annoying than 'X Factor' host Demi Lovato based on simple genetics. Below, some of the more colourful comments:
Miley is more annoying, probably because it's going to take more than one generation to make penance for Achy Breaky Heart.
Miley takes it easily, if not for her terrible fashion sense or deplorable music, than for a pedigree that includes the a---hat that brought us Achy Breaky Heart.
Tweeting seemingly endless pictures of her new haircut was enough to put her at the top of the hit list.
She tries to be controversial to stay in the public eye by posting what she deems as racy pictures or getting a bizarre hair cut. Your 5 minutes are up already, please just take all the money you were paid for your so-called career and hide away.
Paris Hilton vs. Ke$ha
WINNER Paris Hilton
Ke$ha didn’t stand a chance against the Beverly Hills celebutante and sex tape star. Paris Hilton, not surprisingly, is going onto the next round with 65%. Here are some of your thoughts:
Ke$ha is definitely annoying, but at least she has some semblance of a talent.
Here's a concept- at least use some of your fame and wealth to do something that would benefit the less fortunate!
Paris should know better - she was born with all the advantages and really - what has she ever done for anyone less fortunate - what a spoiled horrid rich little girl!
She is just plain ignorant and an embarrassment to her parents and too old now to be "playing" the bimbo. Another candidate for DWTS.
I actually dislike these two equally, but Paris just keeps getting richer, while Ke$ha will eventually fade into the background so Paris wins for most annoying.
Snooki vs. Peaches Geldof
Most of you didn’t think Peaches Geldof could hold a candle to Jersey Shore’s leading ‘Guidette.’ Snooki bruised Peaches with 84% of the vote. In fact, Peaches only received 672 votes to Snooki’s 3,424 – one of the most lopsided competitions of the survey. Here is why Snooki’s advancement into Round 2 was never in doubt:
The biggest train wrecks come in small packages! But it's a wreck that you can't look away from.
Snooki is the next level of evolution. Unfortunately, this shows we are on a downward spiral in humanity and we'll be back to cave painting and grunting for our food. Snooki will be our leader. She's already there showing the way.
Jersey Shore was nothing close to what happens in New Jersey. This is a one-show wonder, and her head is bigger than all networks combined.
Snooki and her "cast members" gave a false sense of what Jersey is really like and got rich from yet another annoying reality show!
Drunk in public, fighting, crying ... and airing that on TV ... Their families should be ashamed.
Chris Brown vs. Taylor Momsen
WINNER: Chris Brown
Jay-Z might be friends again with Chris Brown following his assault charges against Rihanna, but voters of this survey weren’t so forgiving. The hip hop singer is onto the next round thanks to an 82% rout against the former Gossip Girl/rocker:
There are few people in showbiz less likeable than Chris "d----ebag" Brown.
Chris Brown, for all the reasons you cited, especially no contrition, no level of self-awareness, no humility, no giving back to the community and his music sucks. His stupidity isn't comical it's just ignorant and evil.
He's beyond annoying. An abuser who pictures himself as a victim because of his bad press rep? He's lucky he isn't stinking up a jail cell.
This one was the most difficult, as I find both equally insufferable, but in the end I chose Chris Brown. This guy is a convicted criminal, and somehow still gets praised?!?!? So disgusting.
Nicki Minaj vs. Avril Lavinge
WINNER: Nicki Minaj
A lot of readers have already grown tired of Nicki Minaj’s “American Idol” antics (even though the shows haven’t even aired yet) and think that perhaps Minaj isn’t as important as she thinks. Mariah fans really came out to support their girl, as Minaj goes onto the next round with over 2600 votes to Avril’s 605. That’s 81% of the vote:
Not even in the same zip code as Mariah - just really loud and obnoxious - can't stand her
Bad theatre ...with inane lyrics and head scratchingly bad dance choreography to rival the over the top seizure-like spasms of Beyonce (the reigning queen of unoriginality) this girl tops this list.
Why do her songs always have a section where it sounds like baby talk?
She isn’t talented. She doesn’t have a personality, one second she is English the next she is a straight out gangster. And no one’s lips and hair is that bleached. Without the makeup there’s nothing special. She isn’t needed in most songs.
Her immature display on American Idol. She is loud and brash and has no class whatsoever.
The Situation vs. Kevin Jonas
WINNER: The Situation
Not many celebrities could overtake The Jersey Shore star in annoyingness – heck, not many reality TV stars could either – so it’s no surprise that Mr. Sorrentino is moving on to the next round with the largest margin of ‘victory’ in the competition so far. He beat out the eldest Jonas Brother with 90% of the vote, so it looks like The Situation will need more hair gel for the next round:
Unless juiced-up ‘Guidos’ are your thing, there's absolutely nothing likeable about this clown.
Yet another talentless, guileless, over-tanned, over-exposed celeb wannabe from 'Joisey.' .Spare me...
No talent, no training or dedication to a craft, just the most gratuitous example of famous for being famous. GO AWAY
Situation. What a joke. Get a real name, a real life and a real job then you might earn some respect.
Kevin, at least, is trying NOT to be obnoxious, trying to be a gentleman. The Situation isn't even trying to be a man.
Ashlee Simpson vs. Justin Bieber
WINNER: Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber hasn’t had a very good week. First, he allegedly breaks up with his girlfriend Selena Gomez, and now, he has to move on to the next round of annoying celebs. Readers showed no mercy on Statford, Ont.’s pop prince as 1,872 of you out of 3,226 voted for him over Jessica Simpson’s little sister. Here are a few of your thoughts:
Baby baby baby baby baby, baby baby baby baby. Get it? I don't either. But he actually thinks that is artistic!?!?
Every time he opens his face, he makes Canadians look bad. He was absolutely ignorant about Prince William ("Don't you have Propecia here?" SERIOUSLY?) and just about everyone else.
He's from a small Canadian town. How can that be cool? Answer: manufactured coolness for the tweens
I just want Bieber to go away. I've lived through wave after wave of untalented, manufactured boy bands and pop singers, but it seems to be getting worse. Now, they're constructing talent around appearance. Can't sing? No problem. We'll auto tune your horrific, off key voice into something that sounds like it came out of R2D2's a--.
Rihanna vs. Shia LaBeouf
Even though Mr. LaBeouf is no stranger to showing some skin – he went Full Monty in a Sigur Ros music video earlier this year – he still has a lot of catching up to do if he’s up against Rihanna. Yes, the ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ took this round handily from LaBeouf with 64% of your votes.
If the only way to be popular is to show off weekly pics of your naked body to everyone, and whine & b--ch about everything, plus hope that U can hook back up with your abusive partner, Rihanna"s the one.
Okay - Rhianna is beautiful and talented- why o why can't she see that Chris Brown or any other person who uses violence in a relationship is NEVER good - makes me angry that other young girls who listen to her may think that it's okay to be with an abusive partner ( "they didn't mean it" or they'll never do it again ... Blah blah blah! )
I really liked Rihanna a few years ago when she made normal music. Now she does everything for attention and money, and makes house music just because it's popular right now
More exposure of Rhianna makes her that much more annoying. Used to respect her too, until she went back to Chris Brown.
Kelly Osbourne vs. Megan Fox
WINNER: Kelly Osbourne
Well, this contest was a no-brainer. Despite questionable acting ability and a marriage to a ‘90210’ alum, Megan Fox is apparently ‘too hot’ to go onto the next round. Ozzy and Sharon’s fashionista daughter Kelly got most of your votes. Osbourne took 71% of the share:
I like that she is more confident and that she seems to be more mature - but hate that she thinks her style opinions are worth listening to- why? Because she's a 'star?'.
Just because she's now "fashionable" does not change her irritating attitude?
It makes me laugh that she is a commentator on fashion police! She obviously has never looked at what she has on before she leaves the house.
I'm shocked she's as judgmental as she is, given she should have some sympathy.
Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera
WINNER: Britney Spears
For over a decade now, there has been an ongoing Britney vs. Christina battle brewing in pop culture. Sure, the flames of intensity have faded from time to time – but it still exists, as witnessed by the 3,202 who voted in this contest. Britney Spears wins 60% (1,918) of the vote against her sometime pop rival:
Britney is totally fake. She cant sing at all, and she’s only popular because of all the scandals that involve her.
Brit needs to hire better life coaches, preferably not a yes man. The sooner she grows up and sees the sky is blue the better.
If she hadn't been manufactured into a pop princess she'd still be applying (and getting turned down) at Dairy Queen.
Jaden Smith vs. Willow Smith
WINNER: Jaden Smith
This sibling rivalry was one of the closest races of the survey. While Will and Jada’s son Jaden will move on to the next round, many of you were torn between the young stars. In the end, most of you flipped a coin - and it was Jaden who gobbled up 58% of the votes.
I couldn't vote for both, so I took the firstborn.
Look, its two consumer product entities, I mean children; these two couldn't be more contrived if they were manufactured Disney products. Would it have killed their parents to just let them be kids instead of trying to build an entertainment empire with their two spoiled out of touch children.
Too bad I couldn't pick both. Where is Will Smith's charm? These kids didn't get that gene!
I voted for Jaden because he's older, and should know better (but doesn't)
This should be at least a three way tie... add dad to the options. Willow gets by because she is two years younger. Jaden will certainly prove himself the bigger fool over time.
Lady Gaga vs. Dakota Fanning
WINNER: Lady Gaga
The little monsters didn’t come to save Lady Gaga from an early exit in the survey. Gaga out-voted Twilight actress Dakota Fanning by a count of 2,633 votes to 556 (a full 83%) Here is what readers had to say:
Fanning seems to have some direction to what she is doing... Gaga is just offensive for no fathomable reason
Gaga is cuckcoo. What more needs to be said restating the obvious. She is the next Madonna, an over-rated attention junkie, spinning controversy for its own sake.
I think Lady Gaga goes a little too far trying to be "out there." A dress made out of meat? Being carried in an egg? Seriously?!?
If I had to choose I would say Lady Gaga just cause she hasn’t had any good songs recently that weren’t insanely repetitive or flat-out ripped off.
The act is tired gaga. Acting like a freak has nothing to do with being born this way. She acts out against social norms to be noticed and nothing more.
And now it's time to vote for the awful 8. Don't forget to tell us the reasons for your choices: