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The Pajiba 10 -- Overlord Edition

By The Pajiba Staff | Lists | July 20, 2009 |

By The Pajiba Staff | Lists | July 20, 2009 |

When we put the Pajiba 10 together each year, one of the relatively few complaints we get about the list is that the “overlords” are playing favorites, and that we’re moving up our own choices. In reality, all of the choices are made by the readers — we just count up the votes and add the images and descriptions. (The other complaint is that, after three years, it’s getting a little repetitive, so to rectify that, going forward anyone who is on the list two years in a row will be given a year-long sabbatical).

Not that there’s anything wrong with the Pajiba 10, but when you’re working with a large number of votes, a more safe and familiar list (by Pajiba standards, anyway) will emerge — the celebrities chosen, necessarily, must have a wider appeal among the cross-section of our readers. So, for shits and giggles, I asked the same people who wrote this year’s Pajiba 10 what single person they would put on the list, and came up with an alternative Pajiba 10 — Overlord Edition, which is to say: If we had our way, this is what the list would look like.

And, it’s a slow news day, so I’m going to add an element of competition to this list. The first person, in the comments, to correctly match the individual writer of the Pajiba 10 with the celebrity he or she chose below will win a free copy of Coraline, which comes out on DVD tomorrow.

(Update: annoyingmouse won the competition, and wins a free copy of Coraline. Thanks to everyone for playing. — DR

Michael C. Hall


Yvonne Strahovski


Alexander Skarsgard


Maggie Gyllenhaal


Elizabeth Banks


Emma Roberts


Patricia Clarkson


David Duchovny


Lauren Graham


Amanda Seyfried


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