Friday, May 11, 2007

Britney Tops the List of Overexposed Celebs

Singer Britney Spears has topped the Forbes magazine’s list of the world's most overexposed celebrities.

The ‘Toxic’ star is joined by Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Howard Stern, whose claim to fame is his association with tragic model, Anna Nicole Smith.

E-poll conducted the survey on behalf of the magazine, and found that 72 pct of the US population considered Britney to be overexposed, and that the number has risen by 18pct in the past five years.

In 2002, 35 pct of respondents thought that the 25-year-old is talented and now only 25 pct think so.

E-Poll Chief Executive Gerry Philpott said that a celebrity is one, who epitomises popular culture.

"You're only a celebrity as long as you’re in the dialogue of popular culture," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Philpott, as telling Forbes.

He added that when celebrities don’t have work to speak for their popularity, they resort to exposure.

"And if you don't have your work, be it a movie or an album, to keep you in that dialogue, you are forced to rely on exposure," he added.