Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of 2010: Art:21

In our ongoing search for the Ultimate 21st Century Renaissance Man or Woman, we welcome the input of Lily Simonson, who offers us a delicious Top 10 list of Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists – including Leonard “I Am Not Spock” Nimoy, whose photographs are somewhat inexplicably still on view at MASS MoCA through Sunday, January 2.

1. Jim Carrey
2. Anthony Hopkins
3. Donna Summer
4. Kim Karadashian
5. Tony Bennett
6. Tipper Gore (Editor’s not: Wait a minute. Tipper Gore is an entertainer? Not since she played that leading role in the courtroom drama with Frank Zappa and Dee Snider…)
7. Leonard Nimoy
8. Cherie Currie
9. Antonio Banderas
10. Lindsay Lohan

Got a Best of 2010 list that you’d like to contribute? Best concerts of the year? Best local music moments of the year? Best whatever? Please send it along to

Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
Best Albums of the Year: Mojo Magazine


2 Responses to “Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of 2010: Art:21”

  1. Andy M. says:

    Most people don’t know that Tipper Gore has some freestyle mix tapes circulating around under the name “G-Tip”. She’ll have a cameo on the next Akon record.

  2. Greg says:

    Andy M.: I did not know that…

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