April 3, 2007

Who are the Smartest Celebrities?

According to Mina Hochberg of the Chicago Tribune, these 8 people rank the hightest based on:

"This list is not about people with high IQs or Ivy League degrees; it's not about people who are outspoken, humanitarian or activist; it's not about artistic genius. Not that we deny the smarts of, say, Harvard grads Natalie Portman or Rivers Cuomo, or the Coen Brothers or Thom Yorke. This list isn't about the smartest people in entertainment. It's about people who entertain by being smart, whose intellects illuminate their performances."

See the whole article: @U2 News

1. Stephen Colbert, Host of The Colbert Report

2. Charlie Kaufman, Screenwriter
3. Howard Stern, Satellite radio show host
4. Oprah Winfrey, TV host and media mogul
5. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Creators of South Park

6. Jon Stewart, Host of The Daily Show
7. Dennis Miller, Comedian/political commentator
8. Bono




4 comments:

Brett said...

Was this based on their SAT scores or your natural ability to read IQ's?

My Side Of The Bed said...

I haven't been an avid watcher of South Park since my last year of college (2003) but think Trey Parker and Matt Stone could even challenge Colbert for #1. To do what they do, crafting such biting social commentary on a weekly basis, is totally amazing.

Thanks for the list!

Blake

Layla said...

Brett - Great question...I will add the answer to the post which I should have done in the first place!

Blake, how totally cool to have you back on the blogworld!!!!! Diggin it so much! And your wife is awesome (how could she not be?)

Bruce said...

I'll give you two rockers who are a hell of a lot smarter than most people give them credit for; Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine. And I don't know if you've ever seen or heard Henry Rollins interviewed, but the guy is brilliant.

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