If you ask us, Time only needed one cover for its annual Time 100 issue, which lists the 100 most influential people in the world. Instead, the glossy published five U.S. covers, along with two international ones. The one person we would’ve picked? Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who stood up for women’s rights, despite being hunted by the Taliban. This is just a hunch, but we think she might be more influential than Jennifer Lawrence.
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…
The annual Time 100 List, which seeks to gather the most influential people from around the world, has been announced. This year’s list features 38 women — the most ever — and as always, famous people showering other famous people with love. Below are a few highlights.
Tim Tebow not only uses the word “bling” when writing about Jeremy Lin, he tosses in “glam” as well. Jesus was not available for comment at press time.
Joan Rivers calls Louis CK “Steven Spielberg without the beard and with humor.” So Spielberg is just a bearded, unfunny man. Got it.
Stella McCartney thinks that Rihanna’s best times are ahead of her, which probably isn’t that far off, because at some point you have to imagine that Rihanna will get her hair situation figured out. After that? Sky’s the limit.
The annual Time 100 List is out today, once again hoping to gather the 100 most influential people over the past year. As always, it’s jam packed with celebrities and celebrities talking about celebrities (Michael Bloomberg thinks Joe Scarborough is “so important“).
However, this year it features some real influencers, like Wael Ghonim, one of the Egyptians who helped spark a revolution through his use of Facebook.
But celebrites – and people who are famous for being famous, like “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua (pictured) – are what everyone likes to talk about, and the list features quite a few. Here’s some other highlights from the list:
Time magazine has just launched their annual Time 100 Reader’s Choice Poll, inviting the public to vote on one person (or group of people) to be included in its Time 100 issue.
From now until April 14th, you can vote on who you think was the most influential person from the past year. As of right now, the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant workers (heroes, more like it) are in the lead.