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PopSugar 100 Day Two Wrapup: Efron and Penn Are Losing, Really?!

OK, it's about to get real. Day two of the PopSugar 100 bracket brought some new surprises and some changes in the lead, but the round is not over yet. It's all fun and games, but here are a few thoughts I have looking at how things stand at the moment. As much as voting is about personal preference, it's also about who had the bigger year — roughly from middle of last Summer to now — so let's take a couple of the more fun matchups:

  • Zac Efron vs. Kate Beckinsale: Now, I fully agree that Kate Beckinsale is perfection. She's stunning and seems super down-to-earth. Plus she and her hot husband can't get enough of each other, but really? Zac Efron made the jump from small screen to big screen this year, landing some huge roles and becoming one hot commodity. Plus, all signs point to him being on the up and up! Where are the Efron fans to vote for their guy? He's hosting SNL this weekend, has Beckinsale ever done that? No. It's not just High School Musical supporters who love those baby blues these days . . .
  • Sean Penn vs. Patrick Dempsey: Patrick helped turn Grey's Anatomy into a show we love again, but does that compare to winning an Oscar? He's been beating Sean since the Pop100 voting started. Sean starred in a courageous and game-changing movie, all the while keeping his politics at the forefront. You may not agree — and sure he can come off pretty slimy — but the man earned his number four seed.
  • Jessica Simpson Yay Neil Patrick Harris, but sad about Jessica Simpson losing so badly. I know that she has her detractors, lots of 'em, but I have a soft spot for Miss Simpson. Where are you, Jessica Simpson fans? Your girl needs your help if she wants to even make it a close match!

Keep voting and tell all your friends — if any of them win, she'll share her Chanel with you, right?


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water-lily water-lily 8 years
I think the way it's been voted is correct. Jesssica hasn't had any good press for a while and is kinda falling off the radar (though I still kinda like her too). Sean Penn hasn't done a lot other than winning an Oscar, which is a great accomplishment, however, Oscars are Academy voted and extremely political, not nessisarily the favorites of the general public and public perception of Penn seems poor. And Effron, well that one does supprise me but, Kate's been around longer and has esquisit beauty and class. Not that he doesn't but, we probably just percive her as being a big star cause she's been around longer and Effron is still trying to cement his place in Hollywood.
finn33 finn33 8 years
Dr. Horrible is so funny, Neil Patrick Harris deserves to win for that alone!
komler komler 8 years
Neil Patrick Harris has definitely had a better year than Jessica Simpson (who has done what in the last year?). How I met your mother, Dr. Horrible, Prop 8 the Musical… Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live…
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
No way should Sean Penn be losing. Patrick Dempsey is hot, but ultimately a very mediocre actor. I find Kate Beckinsale insanely dull, so I picked the lesser of two evils, Zac Efron. So glad Jessica Simpson is losing. Same with her sister.
clew001 clew001 8 years
I don't think that anybody is really gonna vote for who had the better year... it's more of a who do you like better out of the matchup.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
@ gopg8r : I don't think it's about "LIKING" the person's personal behaviour but assessing professionally what they'll win in the year to come : big or less big... :-) But I agree, sometimes it's more about wishful thinking. I prefer to think that the person I like more will do better than the other...
gopg8r gopg8r 8 years
I've never been a huge Efron fan. And Demsey vs. Penn??? Please, that is so easy! Patrick Demsey shows class and style while Sean Penn happily runs around cheating on his wife and spouting insane political crap. Here's hoping Demsey keeps it up! (And yeah, I voted for Jessica Simpson - I have a soft spot for her too.)
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
i thought we always got to choose them....
annebreal annebreal 8 years
Personally I don't think this year's Pop 100, being voted on who users like most thinly veiled as who's had the biggest year, is any different from the Pop 100 in past years, when it was up to the editors. Many of the choices in the past sparked WTF??? comments, but at least this time we picked them.
miamisurgeon miamisurgeon 8 years
Have you bothered to look at what Dempsey has done apart from Grey's? He's modeled for Versace, released his own fragrance, supported the Avon Breast Cancer walks, opened the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Maine, he co-owns 2 racing teams and will be racing Le Mans this year all while managing NOT make headlines for sketchy personal behavior. Sean Penn won an oscar, big deal so did Marissa Tomei once upon a time.
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
I agree, while I may not like the celebs (ex. I love Kate but chose Zac), I did choose the ones with the bigger year, ex. in the news more and got awards, etc.
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