YESTERDAY HE WAS 14 NOW HE IS 6 FUCK YEA U ROB ROB FANS!
It's that time again; time for Time Magazine to release their Time 100 list of the people they felt most influenced the world. The list is split up into four major categories: Leaders, Heroes, Artists and Thinkers. Of course, since we're pop culturally aware here at Hollywood Crush, Time's list of the 25 most influential artists caught our eye, and we think you might be a little bit surprised by some of the results.
What is unsurprising is that Lady Gaga took the top spot. The pop singer has had an extraordinary year; winning Grammy's, rocking the Billboard charts and revolutionizing the music industry. Cyndi Lauper said about Gaga in the article, "Most of the stuff on the radio is not very clever, but Gaga presents her ideas in a sophisticated manner. She has an incredible pop sensibility." We agree, and wouldn't be surprised if 10 years down the road Gaga is labeled one of the most influential people of the decade.
Those rounding out the top five also aren't very big surprises: Conan O'Brien (who probably wouldn't have made the list if he wasn't booted from "The Tonight Show" and hadn't rallied accordingly), Kathryn Bigalow (the first female director to win an Oscar), Oprah Winfrey (duh) and Valery Gergiev (an influential Russian conductor and opera director).
But then, plopped in squarely at #6, is our boy Robert Pattinson. "Influential" seems to be an understatement when used to describe the whirlwind hysteria "Twilight" has had on the world, with Rob unintentionally stuck in its center (unsurprisingly, People mag also acknowledged his prettiness this week as well).
"New Moon" director Chris Weitz spoke in Rob's honor to Time, saying, "So how to write about someone who seems to answer Freud's rhetorical question, What do women want? Perhaps it's just worth pointing out that it'd be fun to have a beer with him even if he weren't Edward Cullen. That we haven't seen a tenth of what he can do onscreen. And that important things, beyond the veil of Hollywood, occupy his time too music, conversation, ideas, a sense of the absurd. Which, maybe, explains why he never gets to my e-mails. I love you, Rob! Call me!"
Taylor Swift also got a nod at #9, thanks to winning some major Grammy's and also having her film debut (yes, in "Valentine's Day"). Stevie Nicks, who performed opposite her at the Oscars, compared her to Neil Diamond and Elton John, and said, "The female rock-'n'-roll-country-pop songwriter is back, and her name is Taylor Swift. And it's women like her who are going to save the music business."
Another surprise was Lea Michele being included in the list at number 13, though with the breakout success of "Glee" this past year — and Lea being front and center in its success — it shouldn't have been too much of a shock. Not only is she someone who is inspiring thousands across the States to follow their artistically-oriented dreams, but she also is someone we love to love, and see loved by other sites as well.
Rounding out the list is Sandra Bullock at number 22, and while we agree with the decision to include her, we're almost a little sad to see her this honor in light of everything that happened recently to help her deserve it.
She won her first Oscar, yes, had the most successful film of her career this summer and secretly adopted a baby, but also won a Razzie and ditched her husband — who turned out to be a real scumbag — in the process. While 2010 will always be known as the year Sandy had her comeback, we really feel bad that it had to go so poorly for her as well.
Here's a full list of Time's 25 artists who most influenced the world:
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
13. Lea Michele
14. Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
15. Simon Cowll
16. Neill Blomkamp
17. Elton John
18. Marc Jacobs
19. David Chang
21. Chetan Bhagat
22. Sandra Bullock
23. Ricky Gervais
24. Han Han
25. James Cameron
Which artist do you feel was most influential this past year? Do you think Time missed anyone important?