Daniel Radcliffe Named Entertainer of the Year

December 7, 2011 By:
Daniel Radcliffe Named Entertainer of the Year

Daniel Radcliffe is Harry Potter. He's a Broadway star. He can sing, he can dance, and he can act like a teenage boy wizard with a painful forehead scar. As long as it ain't Justin Bieber, Daniel Radcliffe totally deserves to be named the Entertainer of the Year.

Entertainment Weekly gave Radcliffe the top spot because the mag thought he was the celeb that made "the most sense."

EW editor Jess Cagle says, "[Radcliffe is] the nicest guy with one of the brightest futures in Hollywood. There's nothing he can't do. Ultimately there was one person who made the most sense."

Apparently the mag was very close to giving the award to Adele, but Radcliffe impressed the mag with his varied resume which includes playing Harry Potter for more than half his life, starring in two Broadway productions ("Equus" and "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying") and now taking his first post-Potter role in the horror flick "The Woman In Black."

Also, Radcliffe is pretty classy. "He's really interested in doing the work. Despite all his wealth and fame as a teenager, he never derailed. He was never busted. Never went outside without his panties on," says Cagle.

Hey we don't know that. About the panties, I mean. Also, do men refer to their underpants as panties? I didn't think so.

The list also includes 17 other celebs who were deemed Entertainers of the Year, just not as entertaining as Radcliffe. Adele, of course, made the list right below Radcliffe. Hugh Jackman and the cast of "Bridesmaids" also made the cut. Viola Davis from "The Help" made the list. The Broadway cast of "The Book Of Mormon" also makes the list whom Sandra Bullock says was so offensive and hilarious that she peed herself. "I went and saw The Book of Mormon on Broadway," says Bullock, "and was so offended I peed my pants twice. Maybe three times. I lost count I was so offended."

Last year, the Entertainer of The Year was another young star, Taylor Swift. At the age of 20 she was the youngest-ever star to gain the top honor by EW. Last years mag also honored James Franco, Kanye West, Katy Perry, John Hamm and Ben Affleck.

This isn't the only top spot Radcliffe is holding. He was named by Heat Magazine as the wealthiest British star under the age of 30, so at 22-years-old Radcliffe is worth around $81 million dollars. He was also the fifth highest grossing male actors in Hollywood in Forbes annual list. And to think, all he had to do was show up to an audition for some "fairytale wizard movie" when he was 11 and he'd be set for life.