Time magazine has revealed the Time 100 for 2011, the magazine’s eighth annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which includes Canada’s biggest pop star, one of America’s biggest TV stars… and a “Gossip Girl”-turned-big screen leading lady.
Many Hollywood notables made the coveted list this year, including Justin Bieber, Chris Colfer, Blake Lively, Oprah Winfrey, Amy Poehler, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Colin Firth, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Bruno Mars, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and designer Tom Ford.
“From the minute I met Justin, I knew this kid possessed a certain confidence that only a star could have,” Usher told Time of his friend and pop protégé, Bieber. “What’s interesting and will keep the world watching is that at the same time he’s having this incredible success, he’s like any other kid living a normal life.”
“Glee’s” Dianna Agron spoke highly of her co-star, Colfer, telling the mag, “Chris, 20, lives by extreme truth, speaking out against the epidemic of bullying that he, too, faced in high school. The honesty that he infuses into his ‘Glee’ character, Kurt, leaves you reeling.”
Renowned film director Baz Luhrman shared his thoughts on Lively, who will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in this summer’s “Green Lantern.”
“Every now and then, an actor or actress manages to somehow channel the vitality of youth — that indefinable, natural, unprocessed glamour full of possibility and filled with anticipation for an endless future,” Baz said of the 23-year-old blonde beauty.