This is my first blog post on this site, so please be kind. To introduce myself i thought i would start with a question that has puzzled me for a while. What is A-list and which famous people think they are top of the pile? Now, it seems pretty safe to assume that Brangelina are the A of the A-list with (what seems like) billions of tabloid stories and constant media coverage, and also career success. Angie, for instance, has had 7 movies break the 100 mil mark, one of those being the questionable Mr and Mrs Smith with the “Bra” part of the moniker, and a couple of Oscar nods to her name. Her biggest hit is surprisingly, Kung-Fu Panda. Add her “Saint Angelina” work to her kiddie appeal and Miss Jolie is certainly A-list status. But what of her ‘love rival’ (Heat’s words not mine) Jennifer Aniston? Sure she had a HUGE tv show in Friends, but that went off air six years ago. And since then her movie career seems to have faltered with only 3 of her 22 movies breaking the 100 mill mark and her latest ‘The Switch’ grossing only around 20 mill. So critical acclaim then? Well not really. She only presented at the Oscars and Golden Globes, where Ricky Gervais introduced her as ‘Rachel from Friends’. Ouch. Because Jennifer Aniston’s movies are not popular because of Jennifer Aniston. Ok! magazine is popular because of Jennifer Aniston. But i bet Miss Aniston would trade her career for Leo’s any day of the week.
My point is, nearly all celebrities fit into of these categories;
Ultimate A-list: Brangelina, Leo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp etc
A-List Fringe (A-list by association): Katie Homes, David Beckham etc
Respectable B-list (may not have the longevity or profile of the A-list but still bankable/popular): Robert Pattinson, Helena Bonham Carter etc
Desperately trying to be A-list, B-list: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg etc
Lower B-list but probably think they are A-list: Jennifer Gardener, Jessica Alba etc
C-List or lower: anyone thats ever been on the Hills or something with ‘Celebrity’ in the title.
In today’s fleeting and fluxing Celeb world, where Lindsay Lohan is considered a star, but more people saw the latest episode of Jersey Shore than her last 3 movies combined, we need to be stricter about who we call A-list or one day, someone called Snookie will be the most famous person in the world.