Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites we are able to stalk our favorite celebrities as fast and as often as we like. This World Wide Web brings stars closer to their fans, but who's getting more cpms (clicks per minute)? Good old Google always has the answer! Its 50 Most Popular Women on the Web for 2011 results are in. It's tough competition out there and every female star wants to be crowned Queen of the Web.
Are this years chosen females better than last year's? Who are the new comers to join the ranks? Do you agree with the results?
Find out below!
#50 - Blake Lively
#49 - Marilyn Monroe
#48 - Cheryl Cole
#47 - Carrie Underwood
#46 - Kelly Clarkson
#45 - Hillary Clinton
#44 - Scarlett Johansson
#43 - Michelle Obama
#42 - Natalie Portman
#41 - Nicole Scherzinger
#40 - Penelope Cruz
#39 - Chelsea Handler
#38 - Hilary Duff
#37 - Ciara
#36 - Ke$ha
#35 - Kylie Minogue
#34 - Vanessa Hudgens
#33 - Emma Watson
#32 - Jessica Simpson
#31 - Kristen Stewart
#30 - Jennifer Aniston
#29 - Ashley Tisdale
#28 - Fergie
#27 - Jessica Alba
#26 - Kate Middleton
#25 - Sarah Palin
#24 - Mariah Carey
#23 - Christina Aguilera
#22 - Megan Fox
#21 - Oprah Winfrey
#20 - Angelina Jolie
#19 - Paris Hilton
#18 - Taylor Swift
#17 - Lindsay Lohan
#16 - Avril Lavigne
#15 - Adele
#14 - Selena Gomez
#13 - Beyonce
#12 - Miley Cryrus
#11 - Jennifer Lopez
#10 - Madonna
#9 - Kim Kardashian
#8 - Shakira
#7 - Katy Perry
#6 - Britney Spears
#5 - Nicki Minaj
#4 - Cher
#3 - Rihanna
#2 - Justin Bieber (hilarious)
#1 - Lady Gaga
All I have to say is WHERE IS BETTY WHITE?!?! Paris can not be more popular than Betty...I refuse to believe it. Some names were a no brainer (Oprah, Katy Perry, J-Lo), but some were a little shocking like Cher and Ashley Tisdale (HSM was so 2008). Not that surprised who took the number one spot though - everyone's Gaga for Gaga. Love that Ms. Monroe is still on the list, further proving that classics never go out of style.
The iconic white dress fetched $5.5 million (£3.4 million) at the Profiles in History sale and became the most expensive Monroe auction item ever.
It smashed the previous record of $1.26 million (GBP790,000), which the gown the tragic actress wore for her Happy Birthday Mr. President performance fetched.
The item also became the most prized movie costume ever - Audrey Hepburn's little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's previously held that honour when it sold for $923,187 (GBP577,000) in 2006.
The Seven Year Itch 'subway' gown was among the items being sold from veteran actress Debbie Reynolds' collection of movie clothing.
Other highlights at the first of two Reynolds Collection auctions included Monroe's red sequin number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which sold for $1.2 million (£750,000), the actress' saloon costume from River of No Return ($510,000/£318,000), Judy Garland's blue cotton dress from The Wizard of Oz, Charlie Chaplin's hat and Dame Elizabeth Taylor's riding outfit from National Velvet.
In total, the auction brought in $22.8 million (GBP14.25 million), which stunned Reynolds.
She tells WENN, "I'm thrilled beyond words. This first auction shows that our great stars were loved by the world."
A second auction of costumes and memorabilia will be held in December (11). Monroe's dress from Bus Stop will be among the items going under the hammer.
Singin' In The Rain legend Debbie Reynolds put the movie memorabilia she has collected during her career under the hammer in California, and film fans flocked to the sale to try and buy a piece of Hollywood history.
And it was Monroe who was still the big star turn at the sale when her buyers bidded big for her most famous on-screen outfits.
The white dress, which famously blew up as the star stood over a subway grate in the 1955 film, was the biggest money-spinner with a sale of $4.6 million, but her red sequin number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes sold for $1.2 million (£750,000), while her saloon costume from River of No Return was snapped up for $510,000 (£318,000).
Fellow late Hollywood legend Judy Garland was also a big draw - her blue cotton dress worn in The Wizard of Oz was sold for $910,000 (£568,000).
Other big sales included Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat, Dame Elizabeth Taylor's riding outfit from National Velvet and Ingrid Bergman's Joan of Arc armour.
Saturday was the first of the auctions being held by Reynolds at Profiles in History.
A black and white full-frontal picture, which allegedly shows the sportsman in a clubhouse shower circa 1939, is heading to auction in Long Island, New York.
Bosses of the Lelands.com sports memorabilia sale guarantee the photograph is "100 per cent authentic", but DiMaggio's longtime lawyer Morris Engelberg is adamant it must be a fake because the fiercely private star, who was married to Marilyn Monroe, would never have allowed such a saucy snap to be taken.
Engelberg tells the New York Daily News, "When Joe DiMaggio went to the bathroom in a restaurant, I always had to escort him. And I made sure no one took a picture of him at the urinal... I could never imagine Joe DiMaggio, this private individual, ever letting anyone take a photo of him in the nude with someone next to him."
The photo is due to go under the hammer on 24 June (11), but Engelberg warns he "would proceed" with legal action if he finds out the identity of the anonymous seller.
Monroe made movie history in the dress and sent the temperatures of film fans soaring when she stood on top of a New York subway grate in the movie and delighted in watching it billow up.
And now inQuicity executives want to buy the dress from actress Debbie Reynolds when it becomes available at an upcoming Profiles in History sale in Los Angeles, where it's estimated to fetch over $1 million (£625,000).
The technology company bosses have set up a website, www.savethedress.org, to attract donors, who will be credited in any exhibition of the dress.
inQuicity co-founder Darlene Newman says, "The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch is... a prolific piece of New York City's vivid history and culture, and deserves to find a permanent home here."
The dress will be part of a treasure trove of costumes being offered up by Reynolds from her fabled collection.
The names of the little people that occupied Mariah Carey's giant belly (or Easter Egg, depending on the holiday) have been revealed. The girl was named Monroe and the boy was named Moroccan Scott (he will be called "Roc" for short). Mariah explained on her website that Monroe was chosen in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who has inspired her years (as evidenced by the fact that in her living room sits Monroe's white grand piano that was purchased from a Christie's auction). And Mariah gave the name Moroccan Scott to her son because her husband, Nick Cannon, proposed to her on the top floor of her New York City apartment, which is decorated in a Moroccan style. Morrocan's middle name of Scott was only chosen because it's Cannon's middle name and it was his grandmother's maiden name. Monroe will have no middle name because Mariah has no middle name. So yeah, your shit suggestions of "Sarah" and "Tyler" were really appreciated.
The Singin' in the Rain star has been collecting classic outfits and memorabilia for decades and boasts one of the most coveted treasure troves on earth - and now she's set to sell it at an auction in June (11) to build her retirement fund.
The actress, who currently tours America with a one-woman show and writes a weekly column for tabloid magazine the Globe, admits she's tired of working so hard as she approaches her 80th birthday next year (12).
She says, "I'm getting of an age where I want to have some of the money that I have in there (collection), which is millions... so that I don't have to work so hard.
"I'm gonna let it go and everybody else can enjoy it."
The highlights of the Profiles in History sale include Marilyn Monroe's white "subway dress" from The Seven Year Itch, which is valued at $2 million (£1.3 million), and Julie Andrews' signed guitar from The Sound of Music.
The socialite showed off her sense of humour when she agreed to 'marry' the America's Got Talent judge in a staged 15-minute ceremony at the Little Church of the West for the upcoming U.K. programme Piers Morgan On... Las Vegas.
Hilton donned a long white bridal gown and veil, before exchanging vows and rings with Morgan in front of witness including an Elvis Presley lookalike and a Marilyn Monroe impersonator.
And the 28-year-old blonde insists the low-key celebration was typical of Sin City's shenanigans: "You can do anything here - it's crazy! What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
Morgan jokes, "You know what it's like - you have a few drinks, spend too long on the blackjack table, get overexcited and do something silly. I have to say, Paris scrubbed up to be a beautiful bride. It was magical."
The fake nuptials served as a useful practice session for Morgan, who proposed to journalist Celia Walden in Paris, France earlier this month (Dec09).
During two terrifying weeks in 1962 the discovery of Russian nukes in Cuba triggers a series of confused responses from the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. that bring the world to the brink of Armageddon. Fiercely loyal White House aide Kenneth O'Donnell (Kevin Costner) finds himself in the center of the storm alongside President John F. Kennedy (Bruce Greenwood) and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (Steven Culp). Under the most crushing pressure imaginable can this heroic trio find the right diplomatic formula to keep itchy fingers off the button?
Costner turns in the sort of assured Everyman performance that made him a star grounding the myth-shrouded subject matter in an accessible human reality. No less important to the piece is some soulful Kennedy impersonating from the charismatic Greenwood ("Double Jeopardy") and Culp the latter such an uncanny ringer for RFK that he was previously tapped to play the crusading attorney general in the telefilm "Norma Jean and Marilyn."
Reunited with Costner star of his now-classic 1987 thriller "No Way Out " Roger Donaldson shoots for maximum tension by focusing on twists in the behind-the-scenes political maneuvering rather than the broader drama playing out on the nation's TV screens. Considering the audience knows the ending going in (no we didn't have a nuclear war in the '60s) the filmmakers are surprisingly successful in working the situation for nail-biting suspense. The key decision to center the story on O'Donnell's more ordinary character rather than the larger-than-life Kennedys helps to keep the piece dramatically real despite its epic Camelot backdrop.
A sex tape featuring Marilyn Monroe will not be made available to the public "out of respect" for the late actress, according to reports.
Memorabilia collector Keya Morgan alleges a New York businessman has purchased the 15 minutes of 16mm film footage, which shows the late actress performing oral sex on an unidentified man, for $1.5 million.
The black-and-white footage is claimed to have been shot in the 1950s and was discovered in the 1960s--when, Morgan says, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover tried to prove the man in the film was John F. Kennedy or Robert F. Kennedy.
The footage was confiscated by the FBI, but not before the informant made a copy of it--the footage of which has been sold.
He tells the New York Post's PageSix, "You see instantly that it's Marilyn Monroe--she has the famous mole. She's smiling, she's very charming, she's very radiant, but she's known for being radiant. She moves away, and then it (the footage) stops."
But the businessman who bought the footage insists the film will be kept private.
Morgan adds, "He (the buyer) said he's just going to lock it up. He said, 'I'm not going to make a Paris Hilton out of her. I'm not going to sell it, out of respect.'"
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