Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fifteen People To Watch In 2015

In no particular order, here are 15 key people that you need to keep an eye on in 2015. These people are poised to make a difference in the year ahead:

Benedict Cumberbatch - The dashing British star of The Imitation Game attracts legions of fans and inevitable Oscar buzz wherever he goes and whatever he does. A true charmer, Cumberbatch is the type of actor who can excel at almost anything. He's a winner!

Rudy Giuliani - As dingy, divisive  de Blasio rapidly descends, Rudy Giuliani sees his star rising once again. Now more than ever, New Yorkers yearn for his bold leadership style, decisive action and unmistakable passion for a city that they love almost as much as he does. Rudy, your city needs you - now!

Elizabeth Warren - Watch the senator from the People's Republic of Taxachusetts as she tugs the Democrat Party further and further left in a fractured journey to find the illusive soul of liberalism. She is a mostly destructive force but she does have the power to smash the Clinton juggernaut once and for all.

Dakota Johnson - She's about to star in Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie which is set to open the day before Valentine's Day. Need we say more?

Chris Christie -  His Christmas card this year says: "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace." Ya think he's running? Huh?

Nick Jonas - Jonas is about to be all over the place, but in a good way. This likable young entertainer is set to become the next Justin Timberlake. Could that be so bad?

Mia Love - The newest member of Congress from Utah is a bright, rising star in the Republican Party. She has the drive, the conviction and the persuasive talent that portend Big Things ahead.

Jon Bramnick - New Jersey's Assembly Republican leader is calling the troops together for a major GOP confab to chart the party's future in the Garden State as the 2015 and 2017 statewide elections loom. He could be the leader New Jersey needs in the post-Christie era.

Tom Farley - The not-quite-40-year-old is the youngest person ever chosen to head the New York Stock Exchange and he's all set to usher in a new era on Wall Street. GoGoGo!

Lynne Abraham -  The undisputed frontrunner in the upcoming Philadelphia mayoral race. this trailblazing former DA is ready to take on all comers. Though she'll doubtless be pelted by her opponents on the way to the all-important Democratic nomination, she still defines the term "formidable." Get ready, Philly!

James Corden - Forget that snarky phoney who's set to follow Letterman. Corden is the one to watch at late night in the year ahead. Look for him to score big as he succeeds Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show.

Barbara Capozzi -  The feisty community activist, lawyer and real-estate broker who protects south South Philly is leading the battle against that ill-conceived casino by the stadiums and she could finally fetch that City Council seat that was denied her last time by a mere 43 votes after some questionable shenanigans.

Emma Watson - This eye-appealing and hugely accomplished actress began as a child star so it's appropriate that she'll now look after children all over the world as the UN's new goodwill ambassador. Bravo!

Tony Danza - He sings. He dances. He teaches. He writes books. And, he's an exceptionally aware, articulate and involved citizen. Now, he's starring in the new Broadway musical, Honeymoon in Vegas. A Tony for Tony? Don't bet against it.

David Muir - The new anchor of ABC's World News Tonight is scoring high ratings and winning over a whole new generation to network nightly news. That's no small feat!

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