Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Beautiful Ones

People magazine has just released it's new list of the 100 Most Beautiful People and while some of the chosen ones are ... questionable (I mean, Rumer Willis -- seriously?!) ... most of the usual suspects have made the list (Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba) along with some well-chosen new comers (the Gossip Girl gang, Kristen Bell) ... here are a few of People's Most Beautiful folks:

Heading the list of PEOPLE's 100 Most Beautiful People is a 29-year-old mother remarkably short on her beauty sleep – for which she lovingly credits her active 4-year-old son. The beautiful, sleep-deprived mom? Kate Hudson, PEOPLE reveals in its special issue, which goes on sale Friday. Was she always such a head-turner? Admits the actress: "I was a tomboy. I had three brothers. I was the girl with the dress on that always came back in the house filthy with scrapes and bruises. But I was always very girly. I had to be able to twirl so that my underwear showed." Her best time for looking good, she says, comes "at the end of the night, when everything's soaked in and I'm still up. I like the leftover makeup in the morning. You've got to wash your face but there's always the leftover eye makeup, I love that."

You know, there is no denying that most of these people are very beautiful (with the odd exception *cough* Rumer *cough*) but this list is more about buzz-worthiness rather than bona fide beauty. Every single person on the list has pretty much made an impact on pop culture and celebrity in general in the past year and that is really why they have been chosen for this list. In the end, does it really matter why these folks get highlighted? People mag's 100 Most Beautiful People list is a staple in our celebrity-obsessed culture so we welcome it ... after all, what is idol worship without the eye candy to go along with it? [Source]

Incidentally, there is a Google text ad running on the page at for this story that struck me as really funny:

Take note folks in Hollywood that didn't make the list this year ... you have a full year to try and make the list next time around.