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Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs & Barack Obama: TIME Magazine names 100 Most Influential People in the World

April 29, 2010

Of the World’s 100 Most Influential People, Time Magazine named Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Bill Clinton, Lady Gaga, Zaha Hadid, The Influence Box, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, The Time BURN Hundred, Under the Influence and Joe Stein of The Time BURN Hundred as the biggest influences in each of the following categories, respectively: Leaders, Heroes, Artists, Thinkers, Social-Networking, Time 100 Alumnae, Essay, To Our Readers (in reference to Time Magazine) and the 2010 Time 100 (April 29).

Barack Obama (#4), Jet Li (#18), Conan O’Brien (#2) and Steve Jobs (#11) also made the list in each of the 4 main categories, respectively.

For more information on this exclusive issue, please visit Time’s corresponding site.

The complete list of “2010 Time 100” is as follows:


1. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
2. J.T. Wang
3. Admiral Mike Mullen
4. Barack Obama
5. Ron Bloom
6. Yukio Hatoyama
7. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
8. Nancy Pelosi
9. Sarah Palin
10. Salam Fayyad
11. Jon Kyl
12. Glenn Beck
13. Annise Parker
14. Tidjane Thiam
15. Jenny Beth Martin
16. Christine Lagarde
17. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
18. General Stanley McChrystal
19. Manmohan Singh
20. Bo Xilai
21. Mark Carney
22. Sister Carol Keehan
23. Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan
24. Robin Li
25. Scott Brown


1. Bill Clinton
2. Kim Yu-Na
3. Mir-Hossein Mousavi
4. Ben Stiller
5. Temple Grandin
6. P. Namperumalsamy
7. Nay Phone Latt
8. Chen Shu-chu
9. Phil Mickelson
10. Didier Drogba
11. Graça Machel
12. Reem Al Numery
13. Sachin Tendulkar
14. Tristan Lecomte
15. Liya Kebede
16. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
17. Zahra Rahnavard
18. Jet Li
19. Serena Williams
20. Chief Master Sergeant Tony Travis
21. Karls Paul-Noel
22. Rahul Singh
23. Valentin Abe
24. Malalai Joya
25. Will Allen


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


1. Zaha Hadid
2. Elizabeth Warren
3. Douglas Schwartzentruber and Larry Kwak
4. Michael Pollan
5. Atul Gawande
6. Jaron Lanier
7. Victor Pinchuk
8. Lee Kuan Yew
9. Deborah Gist
10. Kathleen Merrigan
11. Steve Jobs
12. Tim White
13. Lisa Jackson
14. Elon Musk
15. Edna Foa
16. Jaime Lerner
17. Paul Volcker
18. Amy Smith
19. Matt Berg
20. Amartya Sen
21. Michael Sherraden
22. Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy
23. Tim Westergren
24. David Boies and Theodore Olson
25. Sonia Sotomayor

Social Networking

1. The Influence Index

TIME 100 Alumnae

1. Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan
2. Condoleezza Rice
3. Barbara Walters
4. Wendy Kopp
5. Sherri Shepherd
6. Martha Stewart
7. Amy Smith
8. Suze Orman
9. Anna Netrebko
10. Alice Munro
11. Joy Behar
12. Nora Roberts
13. Suzanne Collins
14. Edna Foa
15. Lauren Zalaznick
16. Elizabeth Warren
17. Meg Whitman
18. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
19. Stella McCartney
20. Sister Mary Scullion
21. Ann Coulter
22. Katie Couric
23. Nancy Pelosi


1. The TIME Bum Hundred
2. Least Influential People of 2010

To Our Readers

1. Under the Influence

2010 TIME 100

1. Joel Stein: The TIME Bum Hundred
2. The Least Influential People of 2010
3. The 2009 TIME 100
4. The 2008 TIME 100

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Time for Some History?: Watch “JFK: An Unsolved Murder”

April 23, 2010

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Sandra Bullock “blindsided” by Jesse James’ infidelity

March 22, 2010

I really hope he doesn’t walk away with half…. OMG!


Actor Corey Haim dead at 38

March 10, 2010

Actor Corey Haim, star of ’80s films such as “The Lost Boys” and “Lucas,” and whom worked several times with fellow actor Cory Feldman, died of a drug overdose Wednesday in Los Angeles (said via JustJared and, March 10).

According to friends and fans, Haim had suffered from drug problems throughout his career and was not able to kick the habit.

The actor was 38-years-old.

UPDATE: According to Haim’s mother, Judy, the actor died of pulmonary congestion, suggesting that his heart was enlarged and that water filled his lungs (said via and Access Hollywood, March 11).

This information was obtained from a coroner, whom will conduct a full autopsy within the next few weeks.


ONE FOR JASMINA: Was Rihanna’s sincerity an act?

March 1, 2010

A leukemia-prone child trembled the heart of Rihanna Fenty and sparked a “girlfriend” relationship between the 6-year-old and the superstar.

In January of this year, Jasmina Anema died of her life-long disease and Rihanna fans poured in on her account, but Jasmina’s mother, Thena Anema, wonders if Rihanna’s sincerity was falsified (said via

As posted on the Official Twitter Account for Jasmina supporters, an author acknowledged: It has been a month since Jasmina’s passing. Still not even a card or text message from Rihanna. Did she use my child for a publicity stunt?

Anema, in an email to People, said that she did not pen the tweet herself, but that she had wished Rihanna reached out to her in some sort of way.

Days after Jasmina’s death, however, Rihanna released this statement to the Associated Press: She was a very free, fun spirited little girl…. I always remember she wouldn’t sit still. She was always running around, always had a smile on her face.

Although Anema has appreciated Rihanna’s work, Katharina Harf of DKMS Americas suggests that Rihanna has worked genuinely for the cause: Last year she recruited over 5,000 bone marrow donors to DKMS – resulting in lives saved. She is relentless in her campaign to help children in the fight against leukemia and continues to urge her fans and people around the world to register with DKMS, as stated in’s original post.


Marie Osmond’s son texts suicide note before death

March 1, 2010

The teenage son of an American legend leapt to his death from an 8th floor apartment window in Los Angeles (said via, February 27).

Marie Osmond, mother of 18-year-old Michael Blosil, knew that Blosil had battled depression before and released this statement via her representative press: My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time.

According to TMZ and Entertainment Tonight, Osmond’s son left a suicidal note in his apartment and texted a female friend to tell her its whereabouts. After being let into Blosil’s apartment by roommates and reading the note aloud, largely hinting at a saddened life, the group heard approaching sirens.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department was notified at 9:24 p.m. and told that Blosil fell at least 30 feet.

No information on funeral arrangements is known at this time.


Tiger Woods says “I’m sorry”

February 19, 2010

In a speech the world has waited for for over 3 months, Tiger Woods said “I’m sorry” for his actions (February 19).

“I want to say to each of you [family, friends, business partners and fans] simply and directly: I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, selfish behavior,” said Woods, according to “I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife Elin and to my children.”

Before Woods could finish this statement, @LadyW87 of Twitter suggested that “Tiger is so ratchet. Apologies to folk who have nothing to do with your [adulterous affairs],” a statement that much of the blogosphere had agreed with.

“And while I have always tried to be a private person….,” Woods continued. “There are some things I want to say. Elin and I have started the procress of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. My real apology…will come from my behavior. We have a lot to discuss. What we say to each other will remain between the two of us.”

As he did when the news first broke of the crash and of his adulterous affairs, Woods is mostly keeping his mouth shut. The conference, which held a small group of reporters and 1 camera in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl., was televised on a number of major networks, including CNN and CBS.

According to, Woods announced that he would return to golf, but that he does not “know when that day will be.” He denied any rumors that Elin Nordegren, his wife, had struck him the night of the crash and had asked the media and press to “Please leave my wife and kids alone.”

It is reported that Woods returned to his sex rehab program in Mississippi immediately after the conference was held.