Published April 08, 2011
Once again proving that she hasn’t lost it when it comes to drawing power, Britney Spears was the queen of the web – as her new music video release helped her snatch up the top spot on this week’s Gossip Center Hot 45 List.
And while the “Hold It Against Me” singer emerged triumphant, the first place finish came with strong challenges from the consistently popular Kim Kardashian and recently headline-dominating actor Charlie Sheen.
Let’s see how this all played out.
As for Spears’ ascent to the top of the GossipCenter Hot 45 List, the 29-year-old singer enjoyed another busy week in which fans were treated to the premiere of her new music video “Till The World Ends” off of her just-released album "Femme Fatale." Having claimed her sixth #1 record on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, Britney also gave fans a reason to search her name upon the release of adorable photos of her and sons Jayden James and Sean Preston at a performance of “The Lion King” taking place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Coming in at a close second place this week was Kim Kardashian, who always seems to find a way to crack the top five on the Hot 45 List. The E! reality beauty managed the high ranking thanks to multiple public appearances at events including the Kids’ Choice Awards and sister Khloe’s “Unbreakable” fragrance launch party with Los Angeles Lakers star hubby Lamar Odom. Kim’s lofty placement was also boosted with the release of her bikini clad cover from the May 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan UK magazine.
Rounding out the Hot 45 List top three was former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen, who kicked off another popularity-topping week with a panned opening night performance of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour in Detroit. Not fazed by the poor reception, Sheen pushed forth to receive standing ovations at following gigs in Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus while also stirring up interest upon word that he’s trying to trademark 22 catchphrases including “Duh, Winning” and “Tiger Blood.”
As for the big movers of the week, “30 Rock” star Tina Fey rose the ranks to notch a sixth place finish after breaking the news that she’s pregnant with her second child. Also climbing up the GossipCenter Hot 45 List was “Law and Order: SVU” actress Mariska Hargitay – as she climbed all the way to 15th after making headlines upon word that she and her husband Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl named Amaya Josephine.
On the other end of the popularity list, the latest edition of the Hot 45 List rankings weren’t too kind to “Tiny Dancer” singer Elton John – who plummeted from second all the way to #902. Having shot to the runner-up slot thanks to his “Saturday Night Live” hosting efforts, the 64-year-old quickly slipped out of the spotlight - as he returned back to family life with partner David Furnish and their baby boy, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.
Those are this week's movers and shakers. Check back next Friday to see how your favorite celebrities fared. And click here for the complete Gossip Center Hot 45 List.
The Gossip Center Hot 45 List is calculated by looking at the popularity of the site's hottest stories, and determining which stars are on the rise, and who is crashing and burning. All of the articles, pictures and videos on the Gossip Center Network are scanned for activity, and the rankings are updated several times a day.