NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans would most like to live next door to actress Sandra Bullock in 2011, but the cast of the reality show “Jersey Shore” made the most undesirable neighbors, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
Bullock, who has won huge audiences with her All-American, girl-next-door image, earned more than a quarter of the vote in the annual poll on the most desirable celebrity neighbors, conducted by online real estate marketplace Zillow.com.
She was followed by conservative Republican politician, Sarah Palin. That may bode well for people in Arizona as on Monday, headlines trumpeted the news that her daughter, Bristol Palin, had bought a home in the state.
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped three places to No. 4 on the list after coming out on top last year. They were proceeded by talk show hosts Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia DeRossi at No. 3. Rounding out the top five was talk show host Conan O’Brien.
But the extroverted Italian-American cast of “Jersey Shore,” which has scored impressive TV ratings and won fans with their fist pumps and tans, were voted the worst neighbors for 2010, followed again by the Obamas at No. 2 and Sarah Palin at No. 3.
“It was voyeuristic fun getting to know the ‘Jersey Shore’ crew as they partied and fist-pumped week after week on reality television, but do we want to live ‘up close and personal’ next door? Americans said ‘no way,’” according to Zillow Vice President of Marketing and Communications Amy Bohutinsky.
Kanye West and Mel Gibson rounded up the top five worst neighbors in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively.
The survey asked U.S. adults which celebrities and politicians they would most like to be their neighbor, and with whom they wouldn’t want to share a fence.
Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte