January, Gwyneth among GQ's least influential
November 30th, 2011
05:23 PM ET

January, Gwyneth among GQ's least influential

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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  1. Liton

    Scott, thanks SO much for orziingang products coming out this week I was confused myself. Glad to know that the BTW collection also includes the Monster Ball DVD and the remixes, so one can get by buying the collection and the Richardson book (last 2 products listed)! I may have to get the blu-ray version exclusively at Best Buy since it's better to see Gaga in all of her HD glory!Well, I got rid of Facebook (I had privacy concerns), so can't join your 2 campaigns, but will tweet #ReBornThisWay and buy MTN on Amazon cloud service (I'm the only person in the world who does NOT have any Apple products, LOL).Can't wait for the whole prelude to come out tomorrow great treat after work. I hope the whole video will come out VERY soon after!

    August 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. auntiecarol69

    I see some more people commented. I too am not a fan of Gwennie. I see her as a larger than life inacessible blonde shiksa. Yes I know she's half Jewish. But she still looks like s shiksa to me.

    December 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LBLois

    I have to agree with this list. These two women come across so dry and boring.....no personality at all.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. skigirl

    Finally!!!! someone recognized the talent-less mumbling tw*t that the boring. sarcastic persona of Gwenie encompasses.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Madtown

    I love the idea of a list of the "Least Influential" celebrities. But, if the entire Kardashian clan is not an overwhelming choice for #1 on this list, then the list is a joke.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Too Bad

    Too bad Kim Kardashian isn't on the list.

    November 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. auntiecarol69

    I suppose that these famous people are the least influential that nobody bothered to comment except on how least influentaial they are except yours truly. Auntie Carol69

    November 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |

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