Friday 23 March 2018

Miley Cyrus and Dennis Rodman ‘least influential’ celebrities 

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Dennis Rodman, the ex-basketball star who visited North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, has been slam dunked by GQ magazine, which has named him least influential celebrity of 2013. Miley Cyrus also featured highly in the list.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant was top of the magazine's third annual list, which also includes twerking pop star Miley Cyrus, US president Barack Obama and celebrity chef Paula Deen.

GQ called Rodman, 52, 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 was preparing to return to North Korea 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, while former sexting US congressman 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".

Mr 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.

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