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January 22, 2009



Which celebrity would you want as a next-door neighbor?

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Imagine looking out the front window of your home someday and discovering that Sarah Palin, Alaska's governor and John McCain's vice presidential running mate, is moving in next door. That would be welcome news, judging from a survey about the most desirable celebrity neighbors, commissioned by the real estate website Zillow.com. Palin was the leading choice, with 14 percent of the vote by 2,000 adults. Participants apparently preferred the genuine article, since Tina Fey, who gained fame playing the part of Palin in skits on TV's "Saturday Night Live," finished in a tie for third, with, among others, Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps. (Perhaps the voters envisioned being invited to Phelps's pool parties.) The celebrity neighbors most often named in the survey, with the percentage of the vote each received:

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