Hello! You're most attractive, KStew and Hugh Laurie!
The Ministry loves nonscientific online polls in general, but when we were tipped to this one via tweets from @kstewartnews and @kstewartfans, we got a pleasant surprise with a cherry on top: Seems Hugh Laurie has edged out Robert Pattinson for "most attractive male" in Hello! magazine's annual survey hottie survey.
Not that we wish anything ill for Mr. Pattinson; not at all. Rather, the idea that Laurie has enough fans out there that he could break through by a slim margin and score one for the, um, "more experienced" team tickles us no end.
Pretty cool, also, that a fresh face like Kristen Stewart's rallied the votes to blow away the competition for "most attractive woman." Britney Spears in second place? Suffice to say she was a distant second. Color us puzzled.
Angelina Jolie was voted "most elegant woman," elbowing out Madonna after Madge's two years on top in that category -- and in a clear indication that this was a not a U.S. tabloid running the voting, Queen Rania of Jordan came in fourth. She's gorgeous, yes, but not exactly top-of-mind for most of us here in stuck-in-traffic Los Angeles.
Hello! -- a London-based celeb weekly that competes with OK! and has knocked heads with People -- kicks the nonscientific online polling up a notch with an additional follow-up poll asking whether Laurie's and Pattinson's success with female fans has to do with the roles they play, or their real life personas.
And even as I make light, I'll be pondering that before I click. And I will click. Because I haven't gotten any of those new-and-impressive hobbies yet.
Full disclosure: The Ministry (or at least my vast, marble-tiled wing of it) has a Hugh Laurie pic posted up on one fine-art-laden cubicle wall. And we really appreciate all the KStew fans following us on Twitter. Y'all rock.
Check out the results here. It ain't scientific (says the gossip blogger with a science background), nor is this blog post rocket science by any stretch of the imagination. But it's fun, right?
And fun, IMHO, is the best hobby ever. Read on, of course, for a poll from our Office of Absolutely Accurate Online Statistics.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photos: Kristen Stewart at the Nov. 16, 2009, premiere of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in Westwood. Hugh Laurie in August 2009. And, in an angle rarely seen, Angelina Jolie -- elegant even from behind -- at MOCA's 30th anniversary celebration in L.A. on Nov. 14, 2009. Credits: Kevin Winter / Getty Images, top left, Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, top right; Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for MOCA, bottom left.
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