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

by Beth Hanna
October 4, 2012 1:41 PM
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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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  • celtman | October 4, 2012 1:59 PMReply

    basketball player.

  • dumbquestion | October 4, 2012 1:58 PMReply

    who is paul pierce?

  • Beth Hanna | October 4, 2012 2:00 PM

    Not a dumb question. Google tells me he plays for the Boston Celtics.

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