The Queen has been dethroned!
Forbes just published another one of their power lists and the results are actually quite shocking!
They compiled 2014's most influential celebrities, but, unlike last year, they didn't put Oprah Winfrey at number one!
She was tops in 2K13, but this year the crown goes to Lincoln director Steven Spielberg!
We can't believe this is happening at the same time as her Oscar snub, too!
Aww!! Sadzies times two!!!
Forbes' explained themselves:
So happy to see this!
U2 wins the Golden Globe for Best Original Song!
Bono and the boys wrote Ordinary Love for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the biopic about the life of Nelson Mandela. They of course talked about Mr. Mandela in their acceptance speech, explaining how their own relationship with the late leader influenced the song.
They also gave some love to Coldplay's Chris Martin, who apparently helped them write this tune!
The other nominees in the category were Let It Go, from Frozen, Atlas, from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Please Mr. Kennedy, from Inside Llewyn Davis, and Sweeter Than Fiction, from One Chance.
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We lurvz us some Brad Pitt and Bono!!! And we're not alone…
Evidently the Church of Scientology were big fans of these big names too and reportedly tried to recruit BOTH of them to join the religion back in the day!
And they came pretty darn close too!
Brad studied Scientology in the early '90s while dating actress and long-time follower of the Church, Juliette Lewis. At that time, Pitt was involved in the "Purification Rundown" to try and kick a drug habit - a program Juliette claimed helped her overcome her own addictions.
It didn't take long for Brad to realize the religion (or Juliette) wasn't for him, but according to the niece of Church leader David Miscavige, the organization was determined to make him a member!
Jenna Miscavige Hill, who escaped from Scientology herself after 21 years inside, is now detailing what she says were plans drawn up by the Church to enlist Pitt and U2 frontman Bono! She says when it comes to recruiting new celebrity members, it's all about name recognition. Jenna explained:
Aww! It wasn't so long ago the world was reveling in one of their first public kisses!
These days, Ellie Goulding and her adorable actor boyfriend look totally and completely in love!
Cameras caught the Lights singer and her juicy man, Jeremy Irvine, wandering around the finer parts of London recently!
The dashing duo seemingly coordinated their cute but casual outfits for the charity function they attended at Tate Modern!
The 26-year-old starlet and her mountable man watched Paloma Faith perform as part of agit8 — an inspiring event started by rockstar/philanthropist Bono to help combat poverty!
Boo! We HATE thinking about the poor and destitute having to fend for themselves!
Thankfully, socially conscious celebz are making the world a better place!!
[Image via XposurePhotos.com.]
With technology being as badass as it is these days, pretty much NOBODY on the planet should be without clean water! Matt Damon ESPECIALLY feels this way, hilariously talking about taking a "toilet strike" a few months ago to raise awareness for his humanitarian effort, Water.org. Basically he won't be going to the bathroom until everyone on the planet has clean water!
Then, amazingly, other celebrities joined his pledge to not expel their bodily waste until the issue was resolved — including Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel and Josh Gad!
Now, EVEN MORE are joining (above)! This time Olivia Wilde, Richard Branson, and Bono join up!
The PSA couldn't get funnier, even with the alarming REAL statistics thrown in: 780 million people (1 in 9) lack access to safe water.
This is a real cause that demands real attention. There's no reason why we can't have a laugh while helping the world!
The queen reigns supreme!
Bow down, Perezcious readers, because for the second year in a row, Oprah Winfrey has been named Forbes’ Most influential Celebrity in America!
While her talk show has been off the air since 2011, Mighty O has been taking over in other ways, like with her OWN network, Harpo Productions and tons of high-profile and controversial celeb interviews!
Celebs get ranked after Americans are surveyed on their likeability and personality traits, with Oprah being rated 48 percent influential this year!
As for who came in second place?? Steven Spielberg, who got a 47 percent rating!
Find out which other stars made up the top ten… AFTER THE JUMP!!!