Dennis Rodman tops GQ’s list of least influential celebrities
Dennis Rodman is at the top of a list no one wants to be on. He’s been named GQ’s No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013.
The 52-year-old former basketball player who has visited Kim Jong Un in North Korea was selected as the top pick in the magazine’s third annual list of the least influential celebrities, which also includes twerking pop star Miley Cyrus, President Barack Obama and celebrity chef Paula Deen. GQ called Rodman a “Q-list celebrity willing to commit borderline treason just to hang out with a dictator who himself aspires to be a Q-list celebrity.”
Rodman said this week he’s preparing to return to North Korea late next month for an exhibition basketball tour.
Deen, whose cooking empire imploded this year after she admitted to having used the N-word to describe black employees, came in at No. 2 on the list behind Rodman, while former sexting U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner took the No. 3 spot.
“He’s the saddest lecher in American politics, and that’s saying something, because they’re all lechers,” the magazine said.
Cyrus, who garnered attention at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards for her provocative performance with a foam finger, won the No. 6 position for “basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America’s few remaining pearl clutchers.” The magazine noted “what’s sad is that it totally worked.”
Obama came in at No. 17 because “nothing gets done.”
Other celebrities deemed non-influential include Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ryan Reynolds and Will Smith.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year.
His daughter Jade told the Sunday Times that her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi, expects to give birth in several months.
She told the newspaper she does not expect Jagger to slow down now that he’s about to become a great-grandfather. The ever-popular Stones plan to tour Australia next year.
Assisi told Hello! magazine that Jagger was pleased when she told him the news.
“He said, ‘Well done,’ ” she said.
She said, “I imagine it’s nice to be a great-granddad, although I’m not sure he likes the idea of getting old, or being called one. I call him Mick – I wouldn’t start calling him grandpa.”
The birthday bunch
Singer Percy Sledge is 73. Singer Bob Lind is 69. Actor-game show host Ben Stein is 69. Actor John Larroquette is 66. “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli is 58. Singer Amy Grant is 53. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 48. Actor Billy Burke is 47. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 47. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 47. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 45. Actress Jill Hennessy is 44. Actress Christina Applegate is 42. Actor Eddie Steeples (“My Name Is Earl”) is 40.