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Rihanna To E.L. James: The Time 100’s 22 Most Influential People On This Blog

Every year, Time does a pretty decent job combining pop culture personalities with businesspeople and super important political types for their 100 Most Influential People list, and this year is no exception. We’ll let you read about Hillary Clinton and Anthony Kennedy on your own time. We’re going to recap the people on the list who have some pretty hefty influence on these very blog pages. Here’s how they rank — in our expert opinion of ourselves — and why:

22. Tim Cook: For being Steve Jobs’ successor as CEO of Apple, from whom we will be buying lots of things until the end of time, even though we are still PC people.

21. Marc Andreessen: For being the co-creator of the first widely used web browser (Mosaic), who now owns part of, like every social media platform we use. So, thanks!

20. Walter Isaacson: One more geeky entry here for the Steve Jobs biography, since every other person we know has been reading it.

19. Louis C.K.: For being one of the most consistently funny people on TV and Web ever.

18. Jeremy Lin: Not necessarily for what he’s done for the Knicks as much as for what he’s done for punny headlines and tweets.

17. Raphael Saadiq:
For making old-school soul so now.

16. Tim Tebow: For being the suspected football boyfriend of every “good” girl in Hollywood. And maybe now New York, too?
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Beyonce And Jay-Z Vs. Jeremy Lin: New Yorkers Face An Important Dilemma

What a confusing night for New York basketball fans! While Knicks fans were anxious to see whether the miracle of Jeremy Lin was just a fluke and how he and Carmelo Anthony would work together, a certain New Jersey Nets co-owner and his wife took their seats courtside and watched their team win. Well, to those of us who are only marginally interested in sports, the appearance of Jay-Z and Beyonce at Madison Square Garden was nothing but a blissful occasion. The new parents looked comfortable and casual — with the exception of Beyonce’s Christian Louboutin-clad feet, which were fabulous and probably not so comfortable. Bey’s face was fresh and youthful, with barely a trace of makeup, highlighted by her simple, half-ponytail. And could those blue nails be her tribute to Blue Ivy, who was in the studio recording her first album at home with the babysitter while mom and dad slipped out for date night? pointed out her Brooklyn Bridge ring, from nOIr, which is also pretty cool. Except for those of us who aren’t really so thrilled about that giant monstrosity of a new Nets stadium in our Brooklyn neighborhood … Let’s just look at the pretty shoes again, shall we?

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