Politics also reign for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was close with six points and takes part in ensemble covers of Biography and Esquire.
Tied for second place is Michael J. Fox, one of US Weekly's Celebrities of the Year. With Oscar buzz quickening the hearts of actors, top contenders include Julia Roberts (with 5.5 points, the star of "Erin Brockovich" showed up in Entertainment Weekly and People), Kate Hudson, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Cover Story is Ad Age's monthly ranking of celebrities' popularity as reflected by their appearances on the covers of more than 30 of the nation's leading publications.