Thursday, April 18, 2024

Sting, Blake Lively, the Koch Brothers Among Time 100


The Time 100 list is out, and it’s full of entertainers, celebrities, and executives from the business. From thoughtful rock stars like Sting and Patti Smith to movie stars Colin Firth and Mark Wahlberg, the list–as usual–also features Oprah Winfrey. It also moves from left to right, with the latter represented by David and Charles Koch. There are more newcomer celebs like Blake Lively and Chris Colfer, as well as comedienne Amy Poehler and pop star Bruno Mars. Facebook is represented by Mark Zuckerberg, but also by the man who produced the movie about him, Scott Rudin. Maybe they’ll seat them at the same table. Justin Bieber, the most overly hyped teen maybe in pop history, is also on the roster, along with someone he might like to meet: Benjamin Netanyahu. There’s President Barack and Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Unlikely to attend Tuesday’s dinner are Wills and Kate, as they’re getting hitched a few days later. The guest everyone would like to sit next to: Julian Assange. Here’s the full list:,29569,2066367,00.html


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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