Despite wide "concern" on the part of Mel Gibson's critics that his insistence of going ahead with his movie "The Passion of the Christ" would ruin his career, Forbes magazine has rated Gibson as the most powerful celebrity in the world taking the position from Jennifer Anniston:
The magazine said the "Christ" film helped Gibson earn an estimated $210 million during the past 12 months.
Although the film opened amid a firestorm of controversy in February, "Christ" has grossed $370 million domestically and more than $600 million worldwide.
Shocking. Following Hollywood's recipe for success wasn't the best choice.
[Link via Drudge]