Rihanna, Adele & Kristen Wiig Among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

Time magazine has revealed the Time 100 for 2012, the magazine’s ninth annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which includes many of Hollywood’s most powerful women.

The mag’s list boasts 38 women this year (more than ever before), including many female Hollywood notables like Rihanna, Chelsea Handler, Claire Danes, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, E.L. James, Jessica Chastain, Tilda Swinton and Adele.

”[Rihanna is] one of the coolest, hottest, most talented, most liked, most listened to, most followed, most impressive artists at work today, but she does it in her own stride…. This is the beginning for Rihanna…. She is just getting going, so watch out,” designer Stella McCartney said of the pop star-turned movie star in the Time 100 issue.

Director/producer Judd Apatow had high praise for “Saturday Night Live” and “Bridesmaids” star Kristen Wiig, recalling the first time he laid eyes on her comedy chops in action.

“I remember seeing Kristen Wiig on her first episode of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I don’t remember the sketch, I just remember her. She was so confident and funny right out of the gate. You would have thought she had been on the show for years. She was instantly one of my all-time favorite cast members,” he told the mag.

Pink was overjoyed to talk about fellow chart-topping queen Adele with the mag.

“I’m always so happy when the world catches on to something great. Especially when it’s authentic talent, great songwriting and a unique package. I am so relieved that Adele possesses the kind of beauty that she does, that she’s crass and funny and that she sings live — and incredibly. Her success renews hope in me that the world I live in has good taste — that we still occasionally come back to what’s simple, and simply amazing. I can’t wait to hear what she does next,” she said of the British singer.

Some of Hollywood’s notable men making the list include Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein and Raphael Saadiq.

For more on Time’s 100 – and the complete listCLICK HERE!

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