In an industry that values awards and recognition, it’s hard to tell whether winning the award for ‘most over-exposed’ celeb is an honour or a set back. Certainly for walking brands like Kim Kardashian it might be seen as a boon, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. The E-Poll survey measured exposure according to 46 different factors – like Internet search results – and calculated an overall ‘over exposure’ rating.
There might be some surprises on the list, but who would you add?
Here’s the 10 limelight hoggers in ascending order:
PS: We just heard that Levi Johnston, who makes the list, has knocked up another one of his girlfriends. She’s not a Republican Vice Presidential nominee, however, but a teacher from Alaska. Good luck, we suppose.
10. Khloe Kardashian (51%)
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has jokingly taken on President Barack Obama for his political struggles saying she ‘won’ the struggle-street stakes because being an unmarried, childless, atheist was harder.
”I’m good mates with Barack Obama,” Ms Gillard was quoted as saying.
”I tell him, ‘you think it’s tough being African-American? Try being me.”
The speech to a private fund-raising function in Sydney last week was attended by members of her cabinet and the business and industry community.
Mattel has announced it will create a “bald friend of barbie” following a social media campaign for a bald version of the doll for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. According to Mattel spokesman Alan Hilowitz: “These dolls, which will be a friend of Barbie, will be distributed exclusively to children’s hospitals and other hospitals treating children with cancer throughout the U.S. and Canada, directly reaching girls who are most affected by hair loss.” The dolls will come with accessories like wigs, hats and scarves.
The woman who created the Facebook page which started the campaign, Jane Bingham, developed the idea after going through treatment for non-non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “My daughter had some difficulty accepting me going from a long-haired blonde to a bald woman,” she said. Ms Bingham said she hoped the dolls would help children cope with sudden hair loss and reduce the stigma for children undergoing cancer treatment or those affected by conditions that cause hair loss.
Critics have raised concerns over a move to register traditional Chinese medical practitioners because the process would lend ‘legitimacy’ to alternative medicine. But others still say it will provide much-needed regulation in the field while maintaining choice for patients. Fairfax reported:
From July 1, it will be mandatory for practitioners and students to be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, which will also manage complaints and disciplinary processes as well as assessing practitioners trained overseas who wish to practice in Australia.
Registered individuals must commit to maintaining and developing their skills and spending at least 20 hours a year in training, according to standards agreed in January. They must also meet a minimum English language requirement and have professional indemnity cover to the value of at least $5 million in liability.
Two Victorian teenagers were in a serious condition in Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital last night after they walked into a rabbit hunter’s firing line. The two boys, aged 14 and 15, were shooting with the 48-year-old hunter when they were hit by shotgun pellets in north-western Victoria. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said: “A gunshot has gone off and the 15-year-old boy has been hit by pellets to his face, chest, upper body and pelvis.”
What’s your take on hunting?
A parliamentary inquiry has recommended asylum seekers should stay in detention for no longer than 90 days. The joint committee said asylum seekers should immediately receive a bridging visa or be moved to community detention if they pass initial health, character and security checks. The report also said detention should be in metropolitan areas wherever possible. It recommended changing the current situation which leaves the immigration leader as the legal guardian of unaccompanied children, and making the reasons for prolonged detention public when people are held for more than 90 days.
The results have not yet been verified, but it looks like pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kii has won a parliamentary seat in the country’s lower house. The by-election win is a turning point for Burma’s opposition – it’s the first time Suu Kii has been able to freely contest an election, having spent much of the last two decades under house arrest for opposing the country’s ruling generals. When the victory was announced, Suu Kii’s supporters apparently erupted into joy chanting “we won, we won.”
A formal result will not be known for a few weeks.
Have you seen anything in the news you want to talk about?