Reese Witherspoon voted most popular celeb

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The results are in. Thanks to

E-Poll Market Research, we now know which celebrities the American public

finds the most “appealing, confident, glamorous, interesting and over-exposed,

among other qualities.” (This was voted on by approximately

1,100 people ages 13 and up, so rest assured it’s based on a completely

accurate demographical slice of the American pie.)

Here’s who topped the list of Most

Popular Celebrities:

I have to admit, I was a little surprised

by this. I know Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for

Walk the Line
and all, but she knocked out a couple of tabloid heavyweights

at numbers two and three:

I guess Witherspoon has been giving

Jennifer Aniston
and Angelina Jolie a run in the competition

for Most Likely to Show Up on a Tabloid Cover, what with the divorce

from Ryan Phillippe and the reported fling with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Looking at who rounds out the top of the list, I suspect tabloid presence was the

primary qualification.

Then again, some of Witherspoon’s recent

non-tabloid press might just put her on my list of Most Likely to

Actually Deserve Public Attention. Witherspoon’s reported feud

with Four Christmases

co-star Vince Vaughn is reportedly heating

up
because

she likes to memorize her lines and clock in at the set promptly, while

he comes in unprepared after a long night at the bar and calls it “improv.”

(I’d call that lack of a work ethic, despite the fact that my bank account

would rattle in a corner of his.)

And then there was that moment

when Witherspoon called out

a few Hollywood starlets (who, incidentally, filled out the list of

Least Popular on the same survey) for setting poor examples for

young women though their mindless partying lifestyle:

“We don’t need to keep reading

about female celebrities who are out there posing all the time and craving

attention and exploiting the sex-symbol stereotype. My mother and grandmother

fought incredibly hard against a male establishment to become high achievers

in their lives, and I think women should be able to be sexy and smart

and successful — without being silly and aimless."

Well. What’s left for me to say?

I know — I’m curious. These surveys

never reflect my personal taste. How about you? Who would win

the title of Most Popular Celebrity among AfterEllen.com readers?

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