RE: Reuters: " Martha Tops Different Kind of A-List"
Posted: Mon., Jan. 6, 2003, 7:00pm PT
Stewart atop annoying list
By DAVID BLOOM
It' s not quite the same as a rotten " Q" rating, but Web site
AmIAnnoying.com said Martha Stewart topped voting by 1.4 million
visitors this past year for most annoying person. On the opposite end of
the spectrum, topping the Least Annoying list, was teen actress Mischa
Barton (" All My Children," " The Sixth Sense" ).
The annoying top 25 included a number of other talkshow hosts or
regulars, including Ainsley Harriott, John Edward (" Crossing Over" ), Sal
the Stockbroker (" the Howard Stern Show" ), Laura Schlessinger, Britain' s
Chris Evans and Christopher Lowell. The Am I Annoying Web site itself
clocked in at No. 15, just ahead of WWII Japanese dictator Hideki Tojo
but behind medieval seer Nostradamus.
Behind Barton on the Least List were several other actresses, including
Holly Marie Combs, Mary-Louise Parker, Amber Benson, Sarah Michelle
Gellar, Natalie Portman, Diane Lane and Donna Mills. And, in an upbeat
coda to an otherwise rocky year of unfortunate media omnipresence,
Winona Ryder clocked in as the 20th least annoying person of the year.
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