J.K. Rowling has been named Entertainment Weekly
's Entertainer of the Year. The announcement was made earlier this morning on the Today Show
, which you can see video of here
. Rowling, who appears on the cover, is the first author to ever receive this award. On why she was chosen:
"J.K. Rowling is our Entertainer of the Year because she did something very, very hard, and she did it very, very well, thus pleasing hundreds of millions of children and adults very, very much. In an era of videogame consoles, online multiplayer 'environments,' and tinier-is-better mobisodes, minisodes, and webisodes, she got people to tote around her big, fat old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet.
Thanks to Angie for sending this in!