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?
Well, this was … unwise. Pippa Middleton was in the front passenger seat of a convertible, driving through Paris on Saturday, when the driver looked back and aimed a gun at a photographer. The, um, intrepid photo-journalist, continued to snap pictures of the smiling Pippa and her friends, and then promptly went to the police and London’s The Sun. (The tabloid, of course, painted quite the picture of the “chilling moment the barrel of what looks like a semi-automatic stared straight down his lens.”)
Now all four parties in the Audi are facing some serious charges for the little stunt. Because not only is it against the law to point guns at people (oh, those French!), but it’s also illegal to be knowingly involved in the misuse of a weapon. Those photos are going to make it pretty hard to prove that Pippa and company didn’t know what was going on — unless that smile is how she expresses shock? “Anybody involved in the illegal use of a handgun in public is liable to arrest and interrogation,” a source told The Sun. The driver and the passengers could face up to seven years in prison. Even if the gun proves to be a fake (and somehow, we doubt the owner of an Audi convertible who happens to be friends with Pippa would be carrying a water gun), the accused gun-pointer could face a two-year sentence.
Ooooh, we can’t wait for these interviews! Barbara Walters announced nine of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 today, and while we’ve certainly heard a lot from all of them, you just know there will be new, emotional dirt revealed when the special airs on December 14 on ABC.
Pippa Middleton, Katy Perry, the Kardashians and Simon Cowell seemed like pretty obvious choices. We kind of forgot about all that Donald Trump business earlier in the year, so thanks for reminding us, Babs. To some of us, the most fascinating thing Derek Jeter did this year was break up with Minka Kelly, but there are probably more sporty things he has to talk about. Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson also made the list, for reasons beyond just being adorable. And then the most fascinating person will be revealed during the show. (We’re confused by the numbers here — are the Kardashians all one person but Eric and Jesse are two people? Someone, please explain.)
Who do you think should be #1? Courtney Stodden? Jub Jub the St. Bernard? Coco? Write in your candidates in the comments below!
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Relax, we’re not actually going to give you diet tips on this, the most holy of holidays for food lovers. We’re merely suggesting that if you’re anything like us, it’s hard to remember that there will be consequences if we ask for second helpings of mashed potatoes and pie. We slip into a food coma and wake up just long enough to eat the leftovers. So we thought we’d provide this little visual inspiration: 24 hot celebrities — from Britney Spears to Henry Cavill, Pippa Middleton to Hugh Jackman, Adriana Lima to Jennifer Lopez — who have bodies we’d basically kill to have, and who work hard to get them. Maybe seeing them jog, lift weights and strut their assets will inspire you to get off the couch. Or you might just want to sit back and enjoy the view while munching on a turkey leg. That’s the kind of freedom those pilgrims came here to attain, isn’t it?
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Seven months ago, Pippa Middleton‘s behind was launched to global superstardom, beautifully encased in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown. Getting into a gown like that would take months of preparation at the gym, or so we thought. Post Royal Weddingpalooza, one would also think a person starved for calories — one presumes, to get into said dress — would head straight to a dessert bar and order two of everything. Wrong, on all counts. Because time and carbs have not affected Pippa’s famous arse at all. The photograph on the right was taken yesterday, as she was on her way to work. Clearly, her rear hasn’t budged an inch. In fact, it’s probably more pert now, if anything. It’s in moments like these that you just have to #FML. And PS: we want that coat. For a better look at it, click after the jump. Read more…
We’ve always been on Team Kate. But Pippa Middleton is her sister and we got swept away with Royal Fever, so bunged her in with all our obsessing as well. We’ve been watching P.Midd like a hawk too and to be very honest, haven’t been that impressed since the wedding. But now, we’re seriously re-thinking her style cred.
Look at this outfit Pippa wore to the Temperley show in London. She was sitting front row so she should’ve picked something fabulous. Instead she wore this weird, patterned Temperley outfit that we can’t make head or tails of. To add insult to injury, she misjudged the length and spent the entire show hanging on to the hem of her skirt for dear life. Pippa was a whisper short of a major wardrobe malfunction! This is a huge fashion FAIL for us. We’d like to hear your opinions, though.
We don’t particularly see their styles as similar, especially their red-carpet looks. One’s a global pop star, the other is a newly minted pseudo-celebrity whose rear captured the attention of the planet. So who knew their off-duty styles would clash? Pippa Middleton and Kylie Minogue wore almost exactly the same jacket within a week of each other in London! It’s quite the cute coat too and we love the trim. The only difference is that Kylie’s seems to be a dull gold piping while Pippa’s is white. But what we’d like to ask you is — who looks better?
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Looks like everyone can’t stop thinking about Pippa Middleton‘s butt. Grazia UK is all a-flutter with rumors that newly single siblings-in-law Pippa and Prince Harry have been spending a lot of time together since William and Kate’s wedding, even giving each other racy nicknames. Says the Daily Mail, “Pippa apparently calls the Prince ‘Captain’—which is his military rank—while he calls her ‘Commando,’ in reference to rumours that she was not wearing any underwear on her sister’s wedding day.” It’s so wrong…and yet so right!
Harry isn’t the only celeb concerned with Pippa’s coverage, though. She’ll be modeling Usher’s new ladies’ underwear line if the singer gets his way. “Name your price,” he told The Daily Star. “I don’t think there’s a more beautiful, more stunning, more talked-about woman in the world at the moment. I’m sure everybody is trying to sign her up. She won’t be cheap, but she has the looks and the popularity to really establish a new product.” Imagine having both these guys on your tail.
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Pippa Middleton is single again after splitting from beau Alex Loudon, who, if you haven’t done your research, is a banker and ex-cricket player. A source indicated that all the new found celebrity wasn’t working for them (Pippa loved it, he didn’t) and, “After lengthy conversations, they’ve taken what they call a ‘permanent break’.” So… who’s next? We’re not joking about this considering our young royal-by-association has a history of racking up eligible men! Pippa’s list of exes are all super wealthy and connected, including Simon Youngman (heir to a diamond fortune) and Alexander Spencer Churchill (wealth management millionaire and distant relative of Winston Churchill‘s). Do you see a trend here?
The bloke in the background of the picture with Pippa is George Percy, the Duke of Northumberland’s son, who happens to be one of the richest men in England. Did we mention they used to date at university? They’ve also been spending a lot of time together — always with the tenet of “best mates blah blah blah” — with holidays in Madrid and checking out the French Open all happening within the last month. Knock yourself out, sweetheart. Just keep them paws off Prince Harry!
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Could this girl get any more infuriating? Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding was ridik hot. That is a universally acknowledged fact. That she was in a dreamy bridesmaid-gone-sexy Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress certainly helped cement her case as a bonafide global phenomenon. (For the record, we’re Duchess Kate fans, but still can’t deny the power of Pippa’s instant fame).
But that was the wedding, and then there’s normal everyday life. But normal everyday life for Pippa is looking chic at the French Open. Or looking glam even on a Starbucks run. And defying logic by looking hot even while running a triathlon! Yes, Pippa Middleton participates in triathlons. That’s her running between the barefoot dude and the George Michael-circa-Wham! lookalike at the GE Blenheim triathlon on Saturday in Woodstock, England. Now do you understand why we used the word “infuriating” while describing her? Is anyone supposed to look that good while crossing the finishing line? By the governing laws of the known universe … no, they’re not.
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