Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: Funnyladies Busy Philipps and Yvette Nicole Brown face off. Plus: 'American Idol' finalist battle! | EW.com

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Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: Funnyladies Busy Philipps and Yvette Nicole Brown face off. Plus: 'American Idol' finalist battle!

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EW’s Under-appreciated Entertainer … of … the … Year … is… Psych! No, not the TV show. Psych as in, do you really think I’d reveal the winner Ryan Seacrest-style now? After all, we’re only in round two of our Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year bracket game, which seeks to reward the unsung heroes of television, film, music, and reality TV. And, speaking of Seacrest, today’s round pits American Idol season 8 finalist Allison Iraheta against Idol season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin. The latter might seem to have the advantage, finishing in third place on the televised singing competition while Iraheta finished fourth, but I have a feeling EW’s Michael Slezak and other Idoloonies will cry, baby, if Iraheta doesn’t bag the win. The movies category boasts another tough battle: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s Kieran Culkin vs. the world Iron Man 2’s Sam Rockwell. When a graphic novel character takes on a comic book character, who reigns supreme?

Over in TV, it’s all about the sassy scene-stealers: Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps and Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown will battle it out for the title – certainly Philipps’ ability to play Penny Can on a bottle of wine (or three) gives her an edge? (Not if Brown’s Twitter followers have anything to say about it.) And, finally, in the reality TV category, it’s the Chenbot vs. the bangs: Big Brother’s Julie Chen fights The Rachel Zoe Project’s Rodger Berman to see who will advance to round three. But first… you most vote! Click the jump to choose your favorite Under-Appreciated Entertainer of the Year, and click here to see all 64 contenders competing for the title!


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