Robert Pattinson Versus Ian Somerhalder: E!'s Celeb of the Year Is...

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December 28th, 2012

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Robert Pattinson vs. Ian Somerhalder: E!'s Celeb of the Year Is...



Drumroll, please! Sixty-four stars, five weeks of intense voting and shocking eliminations and one wild card round later: E!'s Celeb of the Year is Robert Pattinson. Again.


Which means that the Twilight heartthrob has officially won the tournament three years in a row (in 2009 he came in second place, losing to...Adam Lambert?!).


For his hat trick, R.Pattz can thank his legions of dedicated fans, who endlessly voted to get him to the top spot with the fervor of, well, a Twi-hard.


Sorry 'bout it, Ian Somerhalder (we still love you). So what justifies Mr. Edward Cullen's victory this year?


Let us count the ways: Well, there were the movies. He got down and dirty in Bel Ami (though better we forget about that one). He wowed in Cosmopolis and dominated Cannes with its debut. And then there was a little picture called The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. You may have caught it?


And there was the controversy—what would a year in the life of Robsten be without it?! 2012 kicked off with the perennially "are they or aren't they?" that comes with any franchise coupledom. Then the summer happened, and Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntman director Rupert Sanders were involved little cheating scandal. But Robsten remains unbroken. Yay!


And the hair? Perfect as ever.


But Twilight is over now so there's no chance Rob could win again next year, right?


He's got a handful of films in the pipeline: The Rover (an Australian western), Queen of the Desert (where he'll play Laurence of Arabia) and Maps to the Stars (which will reunite him with director David Cronenberg). Just to name a few.


And we can't even begin to predict what will happen next with K.Stew.


On second thought, Rob might just keep winning until the end of time.



  • Observer

    I’m way out of it, I didn’t even know who this was. :P

  • Jeff Harris

    Celeb of the year? Who voted for these guys, 16-year-old girls?

  • Maximillian

    @Jeff – of course. And 45 year old moms.

    They both play vampires. Sad, huh?

  • SueP

    Hey! Us 45 year old moms don’t float that way. :) Leave it to the 16 year old girls. They both kinda creep me out. Where’s a hunter when you need one?

  • Judy912

    Robert Pattinson definitely deserves the title again this year hands down and I am not a 16 year old.

  • Azalea

    Ye gods. At least he has more charisma than Kristen Stewart, who is as emotional as a vampire IRL.

  • nicole

    ian should have one dont get me wrong i like rob but ian always nails his vampire performance and you have to admit he is so damn hot

  • Janie

    I agree Nicole Ian is so damn hot! Wish Ian would have won.*sigh*

  • jessica

    Ian has been so damn hot for years before this vampire craze started.

    Its polls and press releases like this which make me think we are in the twilight of societal sanity. Catering to young people who are told what they like….

  • USAmerica1st

    Who vs whom? my older generation says ‘forgaddaboutit’!

  • shai

    I’m not a 16year old,but out of these two guys wish Ian Somerhalder should have won,coz I so appreciate how much in his own way he tries to talk about climate change that really matters coz i live in a country that’s going to be submerged due to all the climate change problems that we are facing in the world…though none of them asked to be in these polls,so none of them need to be insulted for not being worthy of being named here..Wish both of them well

  • Molly

    sorry but ew… they only reason Rob won was because of the obsession with twilight! Ian is a much better actor and person and he’s way more attractive!

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