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The TOH! Addendum to E!'s 100 Best Things in Pop Culture

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 10, 2012 at 4:02PM

E! has compiled a list of the 100 Best Things in Pop Culture. It's a pretty broad spectrum that includes some things we'd sooner include on a list of the Worst Things About America, Those Responsible for The Degradation of Our Culture, Reasons Why I'm Moving Into a Cave, et cetera. But let's focus on the positive...
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Shots from Fassbender's TOH! Interview
Shots from Fassbender's TOH! Interview

E! has compiled a list of the 100 Best Things in Pop Culture. It's a broad spectrum that includes some things we'd rather include on a list of the Worst Things About America, Those Responsible for The Degradation of Our Culture, Reasons Why I'm Moving Into a Cave, et cetera. But let's focus on the positive and consider the top ten they got right (as ranked by us) in our addendum/reworking of their list.

10. The Resurrection of Fiona Apple (E! #96): The anti-Katy Perry, back with a vengeance and the only one who can pull off a squid on her head.

9. Chris Hemsworth's Hair (E! #31): "Thor" is based on his hair's superpower, right?!

8. Breaking Bad, Still at It (E! #53) - Quality TV from intelligent, complex writing, brought to life by fantastic actors like Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn! Yes! Keep it coming.

7. Hillary Clinton in Sunglasses (E! #13): More specifically, pictures of Hillary Clinton in Sunglasses on the Texts from Hillary tumblr blog.

6. Lena Dunham (E! #19): It may not be pretty or entirely accurate, but "Girls" is participating in and fueling a necessary conversation about a generation of privileged would-be adults who lack direction, accountability and meaningful examples of how the fuck to grow up in 2012 America.

5. Jessica Chastain (E! #32): For embodying the rare combination of talent, sex appeal, grace, class, intelligence and natural beauty. The opposite of Kim Kardashian.

4. Ryan Gosling 4-Ever (E! #4): Yep, that sums it up. Also: Hey, Girl (comes in Feminist, Fuck Yeah and Librarian varieties).

3. Leo DiCaprio's work ethic (E! #57): The man has been nominated for three Oscars and arguably deserved a few more. He is one of those actors who should have a golden statue or two at home, but doesn't. Not yet. He's never given a lazy performance and by the looks of their trailers, delivers two more knockouts in "The Great Gatsby" and "Django Unchained."

2. Michael Fassbender's Face (E! #84): It's not just because it's so pretty. It can also look ugly. And sexy. And even hilarious. It didn't even need a body attached to it in the final act of "Prometheus" to steal the show.

1. Girls with Arrows (E! #5) - "The Hunger Games"' Katniss Everdeen, "Brave"'s Merida and "Game of Thrones"'s Arya Stark - redefining girlhood one phallic arrow at a time!

Ok, fine, one of them is included sarcastically.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.