The Kardashians: Most Overrated Celebrities of 2013

TIME readers voted for the reality show stars over Justin Bieber, Duck Dynasty and more.

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Not all press is good press after all. After a year’s worth of juicy tabloid coverage, TIME readers have voted the Kardashians the most overrated celebrities of 2013. From Kim’s eyebrow-raising Met Gala maternity gown to double, mother-daughter divorce announcements, America apparently got sick of keeping up with the Kardashians.

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*Hollis
*Hollis

Don't watch the show but it's hard to miss the headlines they generate.  Would hardly call them celebrities though - that's too much of a compliment.  Public figures seems more suitable...

TDMcKinney
TDMcKinney

How dare you.  Tom Hiddleston is certainly not overrated in any sense of the word.  The recent reviews for "Coriolanus" is proof of that.  The man is being proclaimed by critics as one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of his generation.  He's also kind, gentlemanly, genuinely NICE, supportive of worthy charities to which he donates not just his name but his time and real effort.  You are way out of line here, Time.

HiddlestonNews
HiddlestonNews

srsly how dare do you guys put Tom Hiddleston on the poll, can u just over this

mimiabelle
mimiabelle

um, this is a weird voting thing- we can only vote for ScarJo vs. Bieb and Ylvis v Kardash?   I vote for JLaw!!! a lovely, perhaps very nice person, but so overrated. should never have won an award for Silver Linings. seriously?  hope the weird fascination with this overrated, mediocre actress passes very, very quickly. Please, go the way of Julia Roberts, stat.  Here's calling all the actually super talented young actresses to re-take the limelight: Ellen Page, random young UK or Aussie actresses- where you at??

Natalie_T
Natalie_T

I feel like in a few weeks there will be some stupid article titled "TOM HIDDLESTON/BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH VOTED MOST OVERRATED ACTOR OF 2013." I see what you're doing Time. 

Natalie_T
Natalie_T

How DARE you put Tom  on this list. He works hard and  Is genuinely very talented.  He is kind and charming and he treats his fans well. He has also worked very hard to get to where he is now and deserves every bit of praise he gets. He shouldn't  be on this stupid list.

yeeeeehaaaaaaaah
yeeeeehaaaaaaaah

@Natalie_T his face is everywhere and people idolize him as the kindest person out there. he may be kind, but not THAT kind. 

Triptox
Triptox

if your vote button isn't working. disable your "Ad Block Plus". If it still doesnt work, try a new browser.

Creeper_luv52
Creeper_luv52

For f**k's sake people like tom and Benedict work hard and love their fans. Maybe people have a reason to hate Justin but tom is the nicest person I have ever seen. I'm never reading time ever again.

IbcinguToo
IbcinguToo

Scarlett Johansson can recover.  Justin Bieber is just plain DONE. (Goodbye & good riddance to him)

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Nice going, TIME Magazine - you've managed to offend 98% of your readers with this rag of an article. 

As I've noted several dozen times on this Comments section before, your magazine has fallen from its heights of glory in recent years.  Due to cut-backs and a changing audience, you've resorted to writing puff pieces, and have severely diminshed the quantity and quality of your hard journalism.  Believe me (and the readers) - it shows!

If you want to return to relevance (i.e. have readers not use you for their pets to pee on), than you need to abandon this kind of unwarranted, demeaning, hack-filled drivel.  Get back to seriously covering serious news, and you might win back a modicum of respect from your readers.

Koiquoe
Koiquoe

@lizbeth12  How can this be stupid when celebrity worship is so intrinsic in the American culture. This is consistent with the tradition of celebrity worship. People have risen these half-decent actors and boy bands to the status of deities. Hollywood gives best actress to a pretty face who can garner continued buzz among the public as opposed to a person truly deserving of such honor. Miley Cyrus's bizarre antics made her a contender for person of the year. It is all a mindless game for generating box office bonanza.

NicoleL
NicoleL

Seriously, is this really bad joke?? If you really want to talk about overrated you should look at attention seeking, ungrateful losers like Justin Bieber rather than decent celebrities who've finally gained success, like Tom Hiddleston.

IvetWolowitz
IvetWolowitz

Time Magazine! The most overrated magazine of 2013!!!!

Actores de treatro clásico! Estupida revista!!!

lizbeth12
lizbeth12

This is the best it can come up with, fire everyone at time magazine, this is idiotic to the core and disgusting dissing on actors who have worked hard to get where they are at. Tom didn't have it easy it took it a long time to get where he is and he has handled it beautifully, so has scarlette, both have earned that respect. Also its such hypocrisy that time should do this,not long ago did it have some of these actors on the front page now its dissing them, how immature like a bunch of middle school kids. Time go to hell, if you can't come up with something good and worthwhile then you should stop all together. If anyone should get dissed its celebs like miley, justin b etc. Not actors who are good at what they do and really good people.

ellekaybe
ellekaybe

@lizbeth12 Although for some reason my browser will only let me vote ScarJo/Bieber and Kardashians/Ylvis, those results kind of speak for themselves. I too am tired of hearing about Justin Bieber and the life and times of the Kardashian family. It's TIME Entertainment. This article's focus is about who is trending and it GAVE YOU THE OPTION to decide whether celebrities like Bieber are overrated. (And it looks like you agree.) Who's in the limelight changes from day to day, so this has nothing to do with hypocrisy. (You can only hear about a person so much before their news is old news.) You don't have to fully agree with TIME or the articles they choose to post, but suggesting that their entire staff be fired and telling the entire magazine to "go to hell" certainly won't solve anything. 

lizbeth12
lizbeth12

@ellekaybe @lizbeth12 no but they are picking on people who are generally good people, its really not even these actors fault its the people who want to hear about them more, their job is entertainment and yes its good publicity but its pure insult to them and the work they do, like to say an actor is overrated is like saying they are only getting the part because of the publicity surrounding them and not for their acting chops. However people like justin and miley etc. deserve the right to be said they are overrated because there are people with good singing voice excellent art and yet they get zero to none. People like miley and justin deserve to be overrated however people like scar, tom, ben etc don't really deserve that. Because Time did have some of these people in its pages and it seems now that its dissing them.

yeeeeehaaaaaaaah
yeeeeehaaaaaaaah

@lizbeth12 It's not saying tom and benedeict are bad people, the article also mention jennifer lawrence. but tom and benedict are everywhere and many people idolize them, especially many tumblr users 

lizbeth12
lizbeth12

Stupid article, really stupid

narutorendan45
narutorendan45

What rubbish! These people all deserve their fame and should not be classed as 'overrated'! why don't you put Justin Bieber there instead - after all, he does not deserve such popularity for calling a fan a 'beached whale' etc. Benedict Cumberbatch is an especially brilliant actor and should not have his name included in any of these polls. I'm disappointed TIME

callisto
callisto

This is astonishingly low of you, Time. Tom, Scarlett, Benedict... These people deserve their success in every way. Quit berating people because you can, or at least pick people who have actually done harm to society and other people.  I occasionally read your magazine or visit your website - now you can be sure that I won't ever again.

emmaaaaaaaaa
emmaaaaaaaaa

..THIS IS THE STUPIEST VOTE I'VE EVER SEEN.

Yes, Scarlett DESERVED to be Sexies Woman Alive twice.



samdaggg
samdaggg

I love everyone freaking out about this...like this is a cover story for TIME or something. Even though it's clearly in a section called "ENTERTAINMENT", much like newspapers have different sections.


"HOW DARE YOU GUYS OMG!1111111"


Get a grip folks. 

YaminThein
YaminThein

THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Absolutely ridiculous. Goodbye, TIME! And screw you very much!!! 

thaliagrace_13
thaliagrace_13

What's the most overrated magazine of 2013? 

TIME MAGAZINE!

krochellef
krochellef

"Happy voting"? "Did Scarlet deserve to be Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive again"? Are you kidding me? Benedict, Tom, and Scarlet are brilliant film and theatre stars.

No "happy voting", how dare you. Of course Scarlet deserved it, hence why she was named it AGAIN. Goodness gracious, this is so rude. You are insulting talent and well deserved fame. Knocking people down while they are climbing.... ridiculous. 

Not voting at all, you overrated "entertainment".

sportzjunkman
sportzjunkman

who the hell is tom hiddleston and when did Time become People Magazine?

NicoleL
NicoleL

@sportzjunkman , if you've been paying attention to pop culture, he's the actor that is most famous for his role of Loki in the Marvel movies.