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.

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.

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?

abduhla23
abduhla23

is it possible that tom hiddleston and scarlett johansson have lots of fans because they're good people

skychelle2
skychelle2

Dumb....absolutely dumb. You don't have anything better to do than to write this smut?

blossomhills
blossomhills

How dare you make us chose time magazine. Not only is it extremely insulting but they are also both british so are you trying to tell us that british peoples success is overrated? Ill tell you who's overrated, Justin Bieber. But wheres he? No stealing a bike does not beat Tom and Ben for finally living out their dreams. They deserve success and god honestly this is pathetic. Whoever did this should get fired.

anon_11520
anon_11520

Although both Tom and Benedict are brilliant actors who deserve every bit of their success, they are a little overrated (something which many people seem angry about). There are just as many other actors who have had a great year in 2013 and have worked just as hard as them, but you don't see the same amount of hype surrounding them. I love what they do and their work, but honestly they have become a little overrated.

AnnaBana
AnnaBana

This made me sick! Both of them are brilliant actors!

AmberWhite
AmberWhite

Obviously Time Entertainment is grasping at straws here because they cant stay relevant..do us all a favor and drop off the face of the earth.


Your talentless staff will never amount to anything more than slanderous ass jockeys, especially in comparison to both Tom and Bene...


Have a great day jerks.



xxSammySmithxx
xxSammySmithxx

This is disgusting. Benedict and Tom are both intelligent, kind, loving, talented and hardworking actors who have earned their success. Why on earth do you think that you have the right to stoop this low and disrespect these men so greatly? How dare you! The only overrated thing that I see is TIME Magazine itself, get a life!

terrigirl_md
terrigirl_md

Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch are just two of the finest actors today. They're talented and humble. They happened to have a breakout year in 2013 (at least according to American culture - we've known about them for years!). Is this just because they're not Americans? I'd even venture to day that they're UNDERRATED. Time, you guys have been getting it wrong this year. I mean, hello, you almost made Miley Cyrus Person of the Year. This poll is just uncalled for. Where's the one saying Kanye West finally wins this award? Much deserved too.

IssaWashington
IssaWashington

Ironic isn't? It's not too long ago that Time put Mr. Cumberbatch on its cover, now it's claiming him overrated. As for Mr. Hiddleston, who recently received rave critics reviews for his stage performance in Coriolanus, as well as equally rave critics reviews of his performance in Thor2, and he's overrated how? Why is Time picking on talented hardworking classically trained highly skilled actors as overrated and left out those who got paid for 10-20 millions to act without actually knowing how to act? 

RomyRomy
RomyRomy

Honestly, the only reason you're putting them on this poll is because both of them have a lot of fans. Not because they are "overrated". 

221bsherlockstreet
221bsherlockstreet

This is ridiculous and once I have written this comment I shall forget about this because BOTH Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch can speak for themselves. They are two of the finest actors of 2013. They receive glowing reviews not only of their acting but also of themselves as people. There shouldn't even be votes like this because it's bullying. So what if you've never met them? A public attack like this (whether it is a joke or not) is wrong. It is also offensive to the fans of the celebrities themselves because we all have a right to like who and what we like without being judged for it. Benedict Cumberbatch is my favourite actor of all time and he IS going to go on to have a glittering career that will last for many many years. This poll will amount to nothing but that doesn't make this ok. I think that you may be mistaking "overrated" for "up and coming" with regards Benedict and Tom. They are having a wonderful wave of recognition for great work and I defy anyone to attack them for that. You do not mess with Cumbercookies or Hiddlestoners because we will find you and we will SKIN you.

arinokimi
arinokimi

You seem to confuse "hardworking" with "overrated".they work really hard and they don't deserve to be called overrated. Not okay.

nan00se
nan00se

Considering  Tom Hiddleston's  recent reviews on the West End( a pretty hard arena to crack) pretty much puts pay to the overrated. Benedict is no slouch when it comes to talent as well. Perhaps over hyped might have been a better choice of word  but I doubt the fault for that lies with either actor. That lies with the press and certainly in the case of Benedict and the Fifth Estate it did him no favours . I agree there are actors equally  as talented who appear to get less publicity but  it is  swings and roundabouts as many of them were once also the focus of similar attention.

What is evident is that achieves nothing a part from a bit of pot stirring.

pat221b
pat221b

This is just ridiculous...

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. 

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. 

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.

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