Last Friday's ranking of the top-earning actresses in Hollywood was just a tasty appetizer for the Reporter's annual, year-end feast celebrating show business lady-potency, their Power 100 list of the most influential females in a still male-dominated entertainment industry. Determined to avenge last year's loss and regain the Iron Tiara she's held in three of the last four years, Disney Media Networks co-chairman Anne Sweeney spent the last 12 months engaged in a physically punishing training regimen in preparation for her rematch with 2006 titleholder, Sony's Amy Pascal, in last night's pay-per-view Power 100 Championship Pillow-Fight Presented by Lifetime Networks
This morning, we are pleased to announce both that Sweeney's hard work paid off, as she easily dispatched Pascal in a best-of-three falls match, and that a post-bout investigation into allegations that the Disney executive had used a pillowcase filled with oranges rather than the approved goose-down stuffing quickly cleared her of any wrongdoing. Congratulations, Anne!
The Reporter's honorees will be feted at today's Power Breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where they'll be entertained by Hairspray stars John Travolta and Queen Latifah, who'll once again don their latex fat-suits and reprise the rollicking drag performances that won them so much critical acclaim earlier this year. The top ten from the list are presented below, and the entire roster of 100 is here:
1. Anne Sweeney, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks; president, Disney-ABC Television Group
2. Amy Pascal, chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group; co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment
3. Nancy Tellem, president, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group
4. Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO, DreamWorks SKG
5. Judy McGrath, chairman and CEO, MTV Networks
6. Oprah Winfrey, chairman, Harpo Inc.
7. Dana Walden, chairman, 20th Century Fox Television
8. Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment
9. Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Network and Sci Fi Channel
10. Shari Redstone, president, National Amusements; vice chairman, CBS Corp., Viacom and Midway Games