Summer's Biggest Winners
It's been a brutal couple of months. From an 83-year-old poet to a 22-year-old actress, see who came out of the season shining bright and sitting pretty.
KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM
Age: Both 29
Quote: "We should get you a pair of these" (Kate urging Will to buy leather chaps).
Side gig: Visiting parts of empire, taking in Canadian rodeo
Prospects: King and queen
Sidelined: Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky
Ephemera: Kate does her own grocery shopping
Faux pas: British fashion grande dame Vivienne Westwood says Kate is messing up her eye makeup
Accomplishment: Stealing the show in three summer blockbusters
Quote: "I think Judd Apatow is who I owe most everything to."
Side gig: Pretty face for Revlon
Prospects: Heating up next Spider-Man vehicle
Sidelined: Lindsay Lohan
Ephemera: Palling around with Social Network's Andrew Garfield
Faux pas: Cat Fancy could be the only mag cover she's skipped
Accomplishment: In September, will become the first female executive editor of The New York Times
Quote: "I certainly don't want to be in a war with [Arianna Huffington]."
Side gig: Her book The Puppy Diaries comes out in October
Prospects: Looming target for media cranks
Sidelined: Bill Keller
Ephemera: Was hit by a truckin 2007
Faux pas: Drew ire from conservatives when she called the Times her "religion"
Accomplishment: New U.S. poet laureate
Quote: "I've only been doing this 60-some years."
Side gig: Held first job as teen in Detroit car factory
Prospects: Gets $35,000 this year to promote poetry
Sidelined: W. S. Merwin
Ephemera: Won Pulitzer Prize
Faux pas: Before embracing poetry, had a number of "stupid jobs"
Accomplishment: Passing gay marriage in New York
Quote: "New York made a powerful statement, not just for the people of New York, but for people all across this nation. …