November 30th, 2011
05:23 PM ET
As everyone cranks out best-of, year-end lists, GQ magazine has gone for a slightly different tack, offering to highlight the 25 least influential people of the year.
There are plenty of politicians, and GQ's bipartisan in its light-hearted critique, placing Republican House Speaker John Boehner at No. 24 for being "a politician who was elected specifically to not give a s--" and President Obama at No. 25 for "[wielding] all the power of a substitute teacher at night school."
But there are also plenty of celebrities.
This year gave us a "particularly rich crop" of "useless" stars, the magazine says, such as the much-maligned January Jones, No. 10 on GQ's list.
Because of "Mad Men's" delayed return, "we didn't even get to see January Jones in the one thing that justifies her existence," goes the tongue-in-cheek gripe. Instead, the 33-year-old star's year was spent being "human topiary" in "X-Men: First Class," having a baby and "looking like someone stole her last box of Parliaments."
Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at No. 16, having spent 2011 "performing on awards shows...pushing s- on Goop that no one but Gwyneth Paltrow would buy, and unleashing her awful cookbook upon the world."
For the rest of the list, which also includes poor Tila Tequila - remember her? - visit GQ.com.
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