Karen Thomas of USA Today reports that young Hollywood stars of today are showing their business savvy in ways unlike prior generations of stars. “We’ve seen an increase in young celebrities that control their own media empires,” says Amy Barnett, managing editor at Teen People.
The mag’s young readers “understand that true Hollywood power is not just being a great artist. It’s being a creative force.”
Amongst those making the mag’s first reader-selected Power List are Hilary Duff at #4 and Lindsay Lohan at #2, while Ashton Kutcher topped the list.