Michael Jackson has been named the top newsmaker for 2005 by US TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD.
The 47-year-old BAD singer dominated the news during the first half of the year as he battled his way through a child molestation trial, from which he emerged victorious.
The top 10 is as follows:
1. MICHAEL JACKSON
2. Eva Longoria
4. Tom Cruise
6. Donald Trump
9. JENNIFER ANISTON and Oprah Winfrey
10. ANGELINA JOLIE.