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Updated: December 27, 2009 17:51 IST

‘Harry Potter’ greatest entertainer of the decade

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Author J.K. Rowling
Author J.K. Rowling

It’s official. Harry Potter is the greatest entertainer of the decade. The child witch character created by author JK Rowling beat every television show, film and song as well as popular social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook to land the title, according to the US magazine Entertainment Weekly.

The magazine, which made the compilation, looked at films, television shows, albums, books, characters, dresses, music videos and trends to come up with a “top 100” list of the things that have kept people entertained.

Harry Potter lives in our memories more vividly than any other character we’ve read or seen on screen this decade.

“It’s precisely because JK Rowling created him not as a mighty doer of epic deeds but as a regular kid; a teenager just trying to get by in a crazy, scary world. Who can’t relate to that?” the magazine said in a statement.

The Sopranos TV series came second to Harry Potter while YouTube was third, the film The Lord of the Rings came fourth and Ricky Gervais’s TV series The Office was the 28th.

In fact, the magazine chose The Lord of the Rings as the greatest film of the decade and the US series the Sopranos was the best TV show.

The almost-transparent Versace dress worn by singer Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards was 29th on the list compiled by the staff at the magazine. Daniel Craig wearing blue swimming trunks in the film Casino Royale came 71st.

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