America, say hello to your overexposed celebs
March 29th, 2012
04:02 PM ET

America, say hello to your overexposed celebs

Not surprising: Kim Kardashian topping a list of the most overexposed celebrities around today.

But what is surprising, to us at least, is that Paris Hilton rounds out the top five famous folks who receive way too much attention, according to Forbes' countdown.

Hilton doesn't get that much nowadays, not when you consider that Kim K. can cause controversy every other week, whether its a 72-day marriage or a flour bomb, and Lindsay Lohan can land a headline with a hair color change.

Speaking of La Lohan, who is No. 2 on Forbes list, her constant attention for legal problems - and a Playboy cover - surely aided her "overexposed" score.ย  There's also the fact that she grabs the spotlight for trying to bounce back from her rocky personal history. However criticized her recentย  "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, it also earned high ratings.

Forbes used E-Poll Research, which ranks more than 6,600 famous names using 46 factors, to compile the list based on survey responses. Kim K. is at the top because 65 percent of those surveyed think she's overexposed, and a close 64 percent said the same of LiLo.

"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who came to fame thanks to her drunken fist-pumping ways and has even more attention now because of a pregnancy, is at No. 3 on the list, with 64 percent finding her to be overexposed. Ties on the list were broken by E-Scores, Forbes says, which factored in a star's "marketing effectiveness" by looking at appeal and awareness, among other things.

At No. 4 is Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, whose overexposed rating was 62 percent, followed by Paris Hilton at No. 5.

With an overexposed rating of 60 percent, Forbes notes that while Hilton is a star "who hasn't been on magazine covers in a long time...she was so ubiquitous at one point that the public still views her as overexposed."

Following Hilton is Kate Gosselin (57 percent); Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (56 percent); Kourtney Kardashian (53 percent); Levi Johnston (51 percent); and Khloe Kardashian (51 percent).

Did Forbes get it right? Who do you think is the most overexposed celebrity?

Filed under: Celebrities

soundoff (98 Responses)
  1. guest

    and what perfect examples to the yong women of today...please

    April 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. G

    You guys have me rolling at work!!! LOL!!! i can't stop snickering in my cubicle hahahhahha ๐Ÿ˜€

    April 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rodney in Dallas

    Now that we know all of them suck, can you cancel all of their shows, their magazine articles, their interviews and just let them fade away into the darkness.

    April 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rhonda


    April 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RCDC

    Allright, bend over =:)

    April 1, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bobby Dias

    Yes, overexposed. We cannot be seeing anybody happy. Show us only the murderers and child molestors and the Obamas, as usual.

    March 31, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. beenz

    Shouldn't the word celebs be in quotations when it applies to these people? America's most over-exposed "celebrities".

    March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. twinkiemom

    No. 1 most of these people aren't even what I would call a celebrity, just a bunch of attention starved people who are famous because fact that they have more money than they know what to do with. The closest to a celebrity would be Lindsey Lohan when she was twelve. No. 2 One post says it all: when we read this crap and we post about it we are contributing to thier overexposure. No. 3 Who cares about these people. I am on a website that should be posting NEWS. This is not news. Why is Forbes contributing to this? They are a financial site

    March 30, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Clete

    I work on a university campus...a few years ago streaking was the rage...those people weren't celebrities, but a lot of them were over-exposed.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. anna

    I must comment on the english??? used in these comments.

    The people that write here really sound like illiterates – most probably are!

    March 30, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ุฑู‡ู…ู„ุงู„ุชูŠู„ ูŠุฏู„ุจ

      English not first language. Why you being racist?

      March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. LoJenk

    March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. LoJenk

    March 30, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. ุฑู‡ู…ู„ุงู„ุชูŠู„ ูŠุฏู„ุจ

    These woman should be at home. But instead their parading about drunkly, corrupting minds of other woman. Why are they aloud to go about unveiled, spreading there filth? I think its because all Western woman have low morales.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. jujubeans

    Linsay needs to do another Playboy spread and this time show bush!

    March 30, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jordan

    It seems a bit ironic that CNN is writing an article about these overexposed celebrities, yet just writing about these celebrities is OVEREXPOSING them. CNN – you are part of the problem.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  16. Lukas

    This list seems to reflect the people who have no business being a "celebrity" in the first place.
    As for "true" celebs, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga qualifies as overexposed ( altho in fairness, lady gaga realized as much and recently has removed herself from all exposure).

    March 30, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mfstout

    Sarah Palin.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  18. RICK

    ............. and the band played on

    March 30, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  19. cnnlicksit

    Yeah and CNN is guilty, guilty, guilty, of overexposing them.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. JD

    I question the use of the word celebrity especially when it comes to Kim K. Lindsey Lohan is really only famous for being a drunk anymore.

    March 30, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  21. Boo

    The only reason these people are over-exposed is because of sites like this one.....DUH!

    March 30, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. WeakSauce

    How these people make money is beyond me. – but you CAN write this down: Once Kim K. loses her looks and people start to shy away from her beauty, she will lose her money, her internet article pages, her endorsements... and she will be alone with her stupid f'd up family. Just wait and see.

    March 30, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  23. retphxfire

    Rihanna needs to be at least 3, add Suri Cruise, too. The kardashians make my stomach hurt, icky.

    March 30, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • calicupcakes

      Suri Cruise is definately one that should be on that list! Along with Rhinna and Beonyce

      April 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. nbafan

    They should put all of these people in a plane loaded with explosives, and then crash it out in Death Valley.

    March 30, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  25. the realist

    Beyonce and Rihanna

    March 30, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  26. the realist


    March 30, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  27. Liebster Welpe

    You can see them all naked if you want. I guess that is the power of the internet. Once you get famous everybody gets to see you naked.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  28. Rose

    Angelina Jolie should have made the top 3.

    March 30, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jar Jar

    Me sa thinks I was overexposed for a while...

    March 30, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  30. Kavita K

    NO! I will not say Hello to (not my) overexposed celebs. ๐Ÿ˜›

    March 30, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Kavita K

      I iz a big ol Russian lez-bo! Any of u dy-kos wanna hook up and pump each other silly. I got da monster sized strap-on waitin for u. Drop me your digits and u will be beggin for mercy!!

      March 30, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  31. Liebster Welpe

    I am posting under my Facebook Name. The first 5000 friends I get will be the first to try iTunes Professional.

    Apple gave iTunes tremendous power that it has yet to exploit comercially. I have discovered it.

    Overexpose Me!

    March 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Old School

    Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian hands down

    March 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Rose

    JLo should be on this list.

    March 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • big Richard

      Jlo, Kim K, and LiLo in a naked oil wrestling contest. That's the kind of overexposure I'm talkin about.

      March 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Barry L

    Are there only entertainers on this list, no athletes? On every golf tournament telecast that Tiger woods plays in, he is far more overexposed than anyone on the list.

    March 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hello...anyone there??

      That is because is is one of the greatest golfers to every live!!! I don't really like him much but you have to admit he is one of the most if not the most talented golfer in history!

      March 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Hmm

    Hands off fools! Dega is my boy toy! I am gonna ravish his chute!!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Frank

    Is there a pattern here in these ratings? Do any of these people possess even a minimum of talent? Not much. Enough said.

    March 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Observer

    My son confirmed that I am a f@ggot!! I luv blak dudes cuz they be packin!!!!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dega

    Jig-abooo. Jig-abooo. I luv you!!! Big ol meat sticks!!! yeahhh

    March 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dega

    I schlob knobs!! I pack da fudge!!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dega

    Dega that f@g-a. Ho-mo. Douch-y!!

    March 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Bob

    Octomom is over exposed but she's never in the headlines anymore.
    Same with Kate Gosslin but, just like Octomom, she's not in the headlines anymore either.

    March 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jubei

    Kim K made 12 Million for doing what? Porn and overexposure? Wow!

    March 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ogre12

    just shows you how sick our society is that we even tolerate these twits. personally But when everything is said and done it is between them and HIM concerning judgment. I just dont waste my time watching ANYTHING they do on TV as a matter of boycott. But also pray they find the path to Jesus..I wish them no bad.

    March 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ogre69

      Jesus be da key to all that be good....when I pump them lil boyz in da keister, I ask for forgiveness from our is god. God is gay!!! See ya.

      March 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • ogre12

        I pray you find HIM before too late. I will say a prayer for you whether you like it or not. Remember there really is a life or death after this which you richly enjoy.

        April 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Alan

    Meryl Streep someone said? How is this woman overexposed? She's NEVER in the news. The only time you hear about her is during a movie release or awards ceremony. Compare this to Kim Kardsashian whose bowel movements make headlines. It's sickening. I'd rather hear about a talented, socially conscious actress like Meryl everyday than a no-talent, immoral idiot like Kim. GIVE ME MERYL! Kim made millions of dollars by getting married – this was deliberate. She had no intention of staying married. It's sickening. But the idiots who buy magazines like People, who paid for her wedding photos, keep making her richer and richer.

    As for Octomom – she WAS overexposed. Now you never hear about her (thank God). Right now, anything related to the Hunger Games is overexposed.

    March 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      I be a fairy and I be a fruit...I pound dem pooopers and my point is moot! Although I luv a big ol rod...I schllob a knob and hit on Todd. Dem boyz be nice and ripe for me...polish that stick and u will see...I suk it!!!!

      March 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MajorMajor

    I would put Angelina Jolie on the list and take Paris off.

    March 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      Jennifer Aniston is the one who pays millions to her hairdresser (for looking the same way the past twenty years), sleeps with every leading man, whines constantly about nothing, divorces a man for mega millions and cries all the way to the bank about being dumped and the Friends reruns? Please, someone turn that show off and start living a far more interesting life than those egomanical wannabe stars!!!!

      March 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Mark

    My initial thought was all of them

    March 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fandancy

    How can any of these talentless people be called a celebrity?

    March 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lanfear

    They pretty much hit the nail on the head... EXCEPT for Paris Hilton. Maybe 5 years ago, but certainly not these days.

    March 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Dega

    snicker licking hoe

    March 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  50. MeMeMe

    I didn't know Kim Whoever or Octo...were celebrities. Go figure! I would nominate Oprah and Rachel Ray. Once I cared, then they cared too much for themselves. They have long since been forgotten. RIP

    March 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      Kim "whoever" ? Do you live in isolation?. I don't care for the woman, but come on, you know exactly who Kim Kardashian is whether you like it or not. Who do you think you're kidding?

      March 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Breanna

    Who do I think is overexposed? All of them. Literally all of them.

    March 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  52. edmunedburkeson

    Beiber! Please make him go away! Please!

    March 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Big Cat Daddy

    Kim..please marry me for a month....I have no money for you from me, so am I considered a safe bet..?

    March 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. chuckcreig

    Way to overexpose them even more with an article on how they are overexposed. You do realize the ONLY reason they are overexposed is because you keep overexposing them, right? That you are entirely, 100% to blame for this, right? You @#$%ing retards...

    March 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      Actually, Chuck, it's ret@rds like you who click on these stories, and comment.

      March 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      I'z got me name cuz when I polish a knob and take all dat sticky spooo...I upchuck due to da gag reflex!! Buzzzkilll!

      March 30, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. elaine

    Jennifer Lopez should be at the top

    March 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Really?

    CNN puts this on their front page..... now WHY ARE THEY OVEREXPOSED AGAIN?!

    March 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      Because people like you just love to read anything about them, that's why. And nobody is complaining in the article. If you are, then get the heck out of here!

      March 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      Because they know learned folks like (and me!)you will head right for said article and that some may even leave a ridiculous comment like yours.

      March 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  57. jim

    ABB in reality they r irrelevant 2 working class people they r all narcissists + totally self centered ego maniaces w/c people r the ones who need pubiicity 4 good jobs 2day i wish L.Lohan all the best in her sober Life in the future 1 day@Time God Bless U All in Hollywood ca.+ USA:):):)

    March 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  58. mdc

    Definately Meryl Streep. Enough already!

    March 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      At least Meryl has the talent to back it up.

      March 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ishiibrad

      You`re joking right ? That lady has been working hard her whole life ,I respect her. Have you looked at that list....One just was born into money,one made a bad porn,one had babies ? and one can not even speak english(Ny crap) ! Meryl Streep would be the only role model I would chose for my daughter.

      March 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  59. jj

    Ashton Kucher didn't make the list?

    March 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  60. justMe

    They should've put Beyonce and that baby on the list (the baby she didn't have). I used to be a big fan, but I'm so sick of her now.

    March 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  61. RodK47

    most overexposed....has to be Tim Tebow. Inexplicable...guy can't think for himself, and has nothing to say but thirty second loop tape cliches that his corporate PR team feeds him. So glad he is out of Colorado!

    March 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  62. RCDC

    As Britney will say: Lemme, lemme....

    March 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  63. GatorJ

    Kim will you marry me for a month?

    March 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. BiggestFanEver

    Kim, ignore the haters! Saw your work in the RayJ movie...Oscar gold! Sheer genius. Anxiously awaiting your next "accidental" release.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. monkey

    the reason Paris Hilton is still on the list of overexposed is because it only takes one photo or story of her to make everyone sick to death of her already – she is the absolute worst offender – at least Kim Kardashian has a " purpose " if you can call it that ...

    March 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  66. jujubeans

    I only clicked because I thought "overexposed" meant nekkid!

    March 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Derpy McDerpsterfish

    Change the name of the list to "Top-Five Most Wanted Hitman Contracts" and I think it would still be accurate.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Derpy

      They won't do that because they'd lose money if the hits went through.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Hmm

    Too bad I had to click on this article and comment on it. I bet a lot more will do the same. We contribute to this problem by doing this... so I hope others will not be stupid like myself and NOT comment here. lol

    March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmm

      I be stupid and a rump ranger!! I luv to pump da plumpers with my lil stumper!!

      March 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • janehwerwet

      Attention pals! I am a lady lawyer, young and beautiful. And now I am seeking a good man who can give me a real lo;ve, so I got on BillionaireFriends*C'O'Mit's where to find my tr-ue LO-VE....Im lucky!! It is destined that you can also m-e-et your lo-v-e.....GO and have a try.....

      March 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |

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