Time Honors 100 Most Influential People on Planet, Somehow Including Lea Michele


Now Mercedes will never get those solos! Time has released its list of the 100 most influential people in the entire world, and among the world leaders and philanthropists is Glee star Lea Michele, because why not? (Sadly, her apparent global influence couldn't get her more than ten seconds of screen time this week.) What other entertainment figures made the list?

There are some no-brainer famous names: Conan O'Brien, secret baby adopter Sandra Bullock, famous exes James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow, and Oprah. There is also Taylor Swift, Robert Pattinson, and Ashton Kutcher, rubbing elbows with the likes of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Nancy Pelosi. This will not get tweens to buy your magazine, Time.

Here are the 25 entertainers who made the list (Ben Stiller is in there too, but he's grouped under "Heroes" because of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian):

1. Lady Gaga

2. Conan O'Brien

3. Kathryn Bigelow

4. Oprah Winfrey

5. Valery Gergiev

6. Robert Pattinson

7. Ashton Kutcher

8. Suzanne Collins

9. Taylor Swift

10. Neil Patrick Harris

11. Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof

12. Prince

13. Lea Michele

14. Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik

15. Simon Cowell

16. Neill Blomkamp

17. Elton John

18. Marc Jacobs

19. David Chang

20. Banksy

21. Chetan Bhagat

22. Sandra Bullock

23. Ricky Gervais

24. Han Han

25. James Cameron

The 2010 Time 100 [Time]


  • Louis Virtel says:

    Simon Cowell is two spots below Lea Michele. Time clearly knows something we don't.