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And the Award for Best 'Words with Friends' Celebrity Player Goes to Edward Norton

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2012 at 1:41PM

Edward Norton has nabbed the title as winner of the first-ever "Words with Friends" Celebrity Challenge, defeating Kristen Bell and Sophia Bush on his way to word domination and winning more than $132K for his charity, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. "Anyone who knows me know I love words," Norton quipped. That's probably a good thing, given all the secret-service mumbo jumbo he needed to spew in the last "Bourne" movie.
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Edward Norton in "The Bourne Legacy"
Edward Norton in "The Bourne Legacy"

We always knew he was the smartest guy in the room.

Edward Norton has nabbed the title as winner of the first-ever "Words with Friends" Celebrity Challenge, defeating Kristen Bell and Sophia Bush on his way to word domination and winning more than $132K for his charity, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. "Anyone who knows me know I love words," Norton quipped. That's probably a good thing, given all the secret-service mumbo jumbo he needed to spew in the last "Bourne" movie.

Norton hopes to play Alec Baldwin in the future: "Anybody who would get thrown off a flight for refusing to stop playing WWF is somebody I need to play."

Below, a list of Norton's celebrity opponents (including Snoop Lion, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg) and their respective charity hauls.

Final Standings:

1.       First Place – $132,500

Edward Norton, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

2.       Second Place – $57,500

Sophia Bush, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

3.       Third Place – $20,000

Kristin Bell, Harlem Grown

4.       Fourth Place – $20,000

Eva Longoria, The Eva Longoria Foundation

5.       Fifth Place – $5,000

John Legend, The Show Me Campaign

6.       Sixth Place – $5,000

Snoop Lion, The Snoop Youth Football League

7.       Seventh Place – $5,000

Jonah Hill, Harlem Grown

8.       Eighth Place – $5,000

Paul Pierce, Truth On Health – The Truth Fund

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