Time magazine has released their top 100 most influential people, and we are giving you an inside look at some of our favorites like Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Hillary Clinton, and Jennifer Lawrence.
But it's not just designers who represent the fashion community on this year's list. Tadashi Yanai, the influential CEO of Fast Retailing — which backs Helmut Lang, Theory, and Uniqlo — is also on the list, and so is the Oscar-winning face of Miss Dior, Jennifer Lawrence. And while they might not have made the list this year, Prabal Gurung and Zac Posen made contributions to the list by writing about Lyons and Kors, respectively.
Get a look at who else from the industry made the list here in the gallery, and see the full list of this year's honorees here.
Robert Pattinson has done his best to tiptoe around answering personal questions this week, in light of Kristen Stewart's recent cheating scandal, but on Tuesday he sat down with his Cosmopolis director, David Cronenberg, and Time magazine to talk fans, fame, and his future. He downplayed his relationship status during "girl talk" with Jon Stewart, and during today's breakfast chat with GMA he focused on his upcoming movie. Tomorrow caps off his East Coast promotional tour before the film's Friday release, and from there it looks like Rob will begin prepping for Breaking Dawn Part 2's Fall international press tour. Here's more from Rob:
- Rob on his fans: "I guess if people think they're worried about you, it's sweet. It's kind of odd. But at the same time, the world is a pretty cruel place, so whatever inspires people to suddenly feel this kindness, hopefully they'll look at themselves and they'll look at their own lives and realize, [awestruck, Eureka-moment voice] I have the ability to . . . to empathize with people!"
- Rob on fame: "The world would be a much better place, I think, if all these bankers and billionaires were followed by paparazzi and studied as carefully. As soon as people look at something very closely, the whole thing just crumbles."
- Rob on his next project: "I'm going to make this movie Mission: Blacklist about Eric Maddox, an Army interrogator who was one of the major people responsible for finding Saddam Hussein . . . The story is crazy, absolutely bizarre. It's a really cool director called Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. We're going to shoot in Iraq next Summer. In January, I'm doing The Rover with David Michôd (who did the Australian movie Animal Kingdom), a futuristic Western with Guy Pearce."
This morning, Time magazine's cover mom went on the Today show to share her views on attachment parenting and explain the story behind the cover photo. She was joined by her 3-year-old son, Aram, Dr. Sears, and Time's science editor, Jeffrey Kluger.
"I understand some of the breastfeeding advocates are upset about this," 26-year-old Jamie Grumet said. "[The cover image] doesn't show the nurturing side to attachment parenting . . . I understand what they're saying, but I do understand why Time chose this picture. It's created a real media craze to get the dialogue going."
"You need to do what's best for your baby and for your own family," Grumet continued. "You can take some of Dr. Sears's attachment parenting philosophies and maybe not others, and that's OK; you're not a bad parent. Your child will still be OK."
Does seeing the young mother speak about her reasons for practicing attachment parenting (her own mom breastfed her until age 6) change your opinion of the magazine cover?
This week's Time cover story, which hits newsstands tomorrow, takes a closer look at the practice of attachment parenting, discussing Dr. Sears's
The Baby Book, and profiling four mothers from across the country who embrace the philosophy — all for different reasons.
The magazine's cover image of LA mom Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son (paired with the tagline, "Are You Mom Enough?") has stirred up a fair amount of controversy amongst moms, who have yet to read the story. "When you think of breastfeeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids," said photographer Martin Schoeller. "I liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation."
What's your reaction to the cover as a whole? Does it glorify attachment parenting, make moms feel judged, or offer an accurate portrayal of the practice in action?
The 2012 Time 100 List has been released, containing the names of the men and women whom the magazine deems the most influential people in the world. There is a great female presence this year, including celebrities, fashion designers, authors (like surprise entry E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey), and politicians. Some of the big names include Kate and Pippa Middleton, Kristen Wiig, Chelsea Handler, Claire Danes, Hillary Clinton, Tilda Swinton, Rihanna, Viola Davis, and Adele. But we want to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the lesser-known ladies, the inspiring activists, leaders, writers, and more who are making their lives count around the world by standing up for women everywhere. So find out a little more about these influentials now!
We just received the latest Time magazine with the cover story "Sex. Lies. Arrogance. What Makes Powerful Men Act Like Pigs" in light of the latest Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger scandals. After posing the question on Facebook, you gave us a few mostly money- and ego-related reasons why you think this is the case. Reader Kat says it's a "total loss of reality. megalomania. you should never give this much money to a masculine human being." And Jessica added, "Society makes it acceptable for men to behave badly — they aren't called bitches, hos, etc. when they do it and they can be irresponsible and act like children because they have us to support them!!"
Here are the magazine's reasons:
- Powerful men are risk takers.
- They are surrounded by enablers.
- With power comes opportunity and confidence, and with that a sense of sexual entitlement.
- Bad behavior is overlooked or covered up.
- Women involved don't say anything because they are "afraid of challenging a man so powerful in a culture so tolerant."
And sound off in the comments, why do you think power makes men pigs?
Recently named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential women, Amy Poehler came on The View today to share her thoughts on the achievement. I found it refreshing that the Parks and Recreation star thanked her childcare staff, admitting that in fact she can't do it all — career and family — herself. And of course Amy added some humor to the interview, showing off her Dougie dance skills just like Michelle Obama did earlier this week. Apparently the Dougie is popular among influential women!
Blake Lively and her new red hair made a splash among the many famous faces at the annual Time 100 gala in NYC last night. Blake, Amy Poehler, and Anna Kendrick were just some of the ladies who stepped out for the party, which celebrates Time's list of the most influential people in the world. Blake wore a sexy gown by Zuhair Murad Couture while Anna went with a simple, sexy LBD now that she's hung up her casual Breaking Dawn wardrobe. Amy met up with her funny pals Aziz Ansari and Seth Meyers inside the bash, and Glee's Chris Colfer and Darren Criss hit the red carpet. Chris and the rest of the New Directions are currently in the Big Apple, and his costar Lea Michele was honored at the same event in 2010. Mark Wahlberg, Martha Stewart, and Gayle King were also on hand for the celebration, where they checked out performances by Sting and Bruno Mars.
Time magazine recently picked its top 140 Twitter feeds, breaking it down into a fairly exhaustive list of authors, businesses, celebrities, and more. While they did a (mostly) good job hitting all the biggies (who doesn't love @ConanOBrien?), we found a few favorites missing from the list. Here, five Twitter feeds that should've made the cut.