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(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100

Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel.

They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures–and that just scratches the surface. Time Magazine held its annual 100 Most Influential People in the World gala last night at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.

While more than half of the honorees were unable to attend, there was still no shortage of stars lighting the red carpet.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the guest list, and although she failed to take the stroll, a Homeland Security officer complete with a sniffing dog canvassed the confines.

Pres. Barack Obama was chosen in the magazine’s Leaders category, along with the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Rommey. Both were, not surprisingly, no shows. Romney was winning primaries in the Northeast, while Obama was appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” from North Carolina.

NBC’s Matt Lauer was listed among a group of Icons. Lauer recently signed a contract extension with the Today show at a reported $25 million per year.

FishbowlNY chatted with “Today” show third hour co-host Savannah Guthrie who praised her friend and colleague.

More video clips from the red carpet after the jump…

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Tom Leykis Tops FishbowlLA Media Personality Searches

It’s always fun to dive into Google Analytics and ascertain how readers are coming to this site via “organic search.” For the year 2012, so far, here are the five most clicked-through media personality queries:

1) Tom Leykis: With the former KLSX 97.1 star’s Internet relaunch fast approaching, our exclusive interview continues to pull in solid daily traffic.

2) Jason Whitlock: Never a dull moment on Twitter with this Fox Sports reporter. Our coverage of his February apology for a Jeremy Lin tweet brought in lots of eyeballs.

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Whoops! Time Magazine Puts Non-Latino on ‘Faces of the Latino Vote’ Cover

This week’s Time magazine cover story posits that the Latino vote could be the deciding factor in this year’s presidential election. To support the story, Time sent photographer Marco Grob to Phoenix to photograph the different faces of Latino voters for the issue’s cover.

“There were many unique challenges involved in this shoot,” Grob says in the deep caption of an online slideshow of his photographs. “The terms ‘Latino’ and ‘Latina’ have a vast identity of their own, so for the duration of this project we strove to break some of those stereotypes.”

Apparently, Grob’s definition of the changing Latino identity includes Asian people. Because at least one of the faces depicted on the cover isn’t Latino. OC Weekly‘s Michelle Woo noticed the screwup.

A friend of mine, Michael Schennum, is the short-haired gentleman in the top row, center, behind the letter “M.” He is half Chinese and half white. Not Latino. Not even a little bit. Not even one of those Chinese-Mexicans from Mexicali…At least as far as Schennum knows.

Schennum, who is a staff photographer for The Arizona Republic, wrote on his Facebook page, “They never told me what it was for or [asked] if I was Latino.”

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Help The New York Times Magazine Make a Better ‘Linsanity’ Shirt

If you’re not in the grips of Linsanity, then you should probably just stop reading. Okay, now that we’ve weeded out all the people who hate good things and life, we can tell you that the New York Times Magazine wants your help designing a t-shirt based on the Knicks’ phenomenal point guard.

From now until Febraury 27 at 10 am, you can submit your design here, and Arem Duplessis, the Design Director at The New York Times Magazine, will review them. The ones that he likes best will be posted online.

Above are some of the design staffers submissions. We know you can do better than that, so get to it.

ESPN Jeremy Lin Headline Fallout Continues

Anthony Federico, the ESPN editor fired for the now infamous “Chink in the Armor” Jeremy Lin headline, responded to the controversy today with an apology and explanation.

It never has been or will be my intention to hurt anyone.

I wrote thousands and thousands and thousands of headlines in my five years at ESPN. There never was a problem with any of them and I was consistently praised as an employee – both personally and professionally. Two weeks prior to the incident I had my first column published on espnW.com. My career was taking off. Why would I throw that all away with a racist pun? This was an honest mistake.

It is also crucial that people know that the writer of the column had nothing to do with the headline. I wrote it and now I take responsibility for it.

I am actually a Knicks fan and an ardent supporter of Jeremy Lin. Not surprisingly, he has handled the entire situation with grace and class.

Now I have to find a new job and move on with my life.

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Bloomberg Exposes Pair of ‘Linsanity’ Scammers

New York-based reporters Scott Soshnick and Mason Levinson win this week’s prize for least obvious story angle about breakout New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin.

Their widely picked up Bloomberg News piece, filed yesterday, revealed that not one but two California opportunists have filed preposterous trademark applications for the term “Linsanity.” The first applicant lives in Alhambra, the second in Los Altos. Both filed last week ahead of Lin’s 38-point performance against the Lakers.

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Jason Whitlock Apologizes for Racist Tweet

With Tim Tebow and the NFL season out of the picture, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks is the latest media darling in professional sports.

The Asian-American point guard from Harvard torched the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, scoring 38 points in a 92-85 victory at Madison Square Garden.

In response to Lin’s great performance, FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock tweeted, “Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight.”

Whitlock’s tweet caught the attention of the Asian American Journalists Association, who wrote the following on their Facebook page Saturday night:

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