'FORBES' NAMES OPRAH THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CELEBRITY IN THE US FOR THE SECOND TIME
Forbes has named Oprah Winfrey the most influential Celebrity in America for the second year in a row. The magazine ranked celebrities based on E-Poll Market Research surveys -- which asked Americans about celebs' likeability traits and personality attributes.
Oprah was rated 48% influential. In second place was Director Steven Spielberg, who earned a 47% influential rating. Rounding out the top five were: Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and George Lucas.
The celebs in the top 10 were: Dr. Oz (6), Barbara Walters (7), Bono (8), CNBC financial guru Suze Orman (9) and Clint Eastwood (10).
CURTIS FINCH JR ELIMINATED FROM 'AMERICAN IDOL'
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Last Night (March 14th) on American Idol, the top ten were reduced to nine when the results of the 26 million votes were announced.
Candice Glover was the first to advance to the top three along with Kree Harrison, and Angie Miller. In fourth was Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb placed fifth, Janelle Arthur sixth, seventh was Burnell Taylor, eighth Paul Jolley, and landing in ninth place was Devin Velez. Curtis Finch Jr. was left to fight for the judges save of the season. He sang "I Believe I Can Fly" but his performance wasn't enough to be saved by the judges. Curtis was eliminated.
The performances of the night included Bon Jovi who performed their single "Because We Can" and Idol winner Phillip Phillips who performed his latest hit "Gone, Gone, Gone". Two previous contestants also returned to the stage to battle for a spot on the American Idols Live tour. The Sing Off featured Charlie Askew who sang an original song "Sky Blue Diamond" and Aubrey Cleland who performed "Here On My Own". The results of the Sing Off will be announced next week.