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The gala honoring the Time 100 was held in New York City Tuesday night, and it looks like a great time was had by all.
The festivities included performances by Carrie Underwood and Pharrell (yes, he was wearing the hat), as well as speeches by honorees such as Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Late Night host Seth Meyers. “It’s an incredible honor to be on the Time 100,” Meyers joked. “And I want to assure you that after looking through the list and seeing the incredible nominees on the screen, I am also aware that, at best, I’m mid- to high-nineties.”
Other honorees present included Amy Adams, Alfonso Cuarón, and John Green, amongst others. Watch Time‘s highlight reel of the festivities below: READ FULL STORY
The cover of Time‘s annual “100 Most Influential People” issue has been revealed — and its star is none other than Beyoncé.
As is tradition, each Most Influential pick is accompanied by a short explanation written by a famous admirer. In this case, Lean In creator Sheryl Sandberg weighs in on what makes Bey worthy of number one: “Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one,” Sandberg explains. “In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ appears to be ‘Watch me. I’m about to do it.’ Then she adds, ‘You can, too.’” READ FULL STORY
Time magazine’s latest cover is unsurprisingly about the current Supreme Court cases revolving around marriage equality – but the provocative pictures are generating some controversy of their own.
A Buzzfeed post notes, “One of Time‘s two new cover photos declaring “gay marriage already won” looks like a wedding kiss. The other looks more like a makeout session,” but while the in-your-face pictures are sure to generate some comments, it wasn’t the point of what the publication was striving for. READ FULL STORY
Time Magazine’s new cover profile of Kathryn Bigelow may not change your mind if you, like many of Zero Dark Thirty‘s detractors, think the celebrated film’s torture scenes are “grossly inaccurate and misleading.” The article doesn’t really take sides on the issue, instead allowing readers to draw their own conclusions based on quotes from both the movie’s makers and opponents like former CIA director Michael Hayden (who calls the film’s interrogation scenes “inaccurate and overwrought and just plain wrong”).
Still, Bigelow does make a compelling argument for why Zero Dark portrays torture the way it does. “Where there’s clarity in the world, there’s clarity in the film,” the director explains. “Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. That’s clarity. And where there’s ambiguity in the world, there’s ambiguity in the film.” She also doesn’t hedge when describing what she sees as the movie’s message: “I think that it’s a deeply moral movie that questions the use of force. It questions what was done in the name of finding bin Laden.” And, for the record, she’s quoted as saying that torture is “reprehensible.”
Barack Obama has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for a second time, following his initial selection in 2008. In a blog post, Time managing editor Richard Stengel explains that Obama was chosen because he is a cultural figure as well as a political one: “There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant — young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women — and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present,” he writes. “If his win in 2008 was extraordinary, then 2012 is confirmation that demographic change is here to stay.”
The president beat out 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Youfsafzai, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Italian CERN physicist Fabiola Gianotti for the annual honor. Visit Time‘s site for a long interview with Obama, which covers everything from his love for Lincoln to his dream of “just moving to Hawaii and opening up a t-shirt shack on the North Shore.” (And, of course, a bunch of more serious stuff.)
Time magazine — which, like EW, is published by Time Inc. — is making waves with its latest issue, which features a photo of Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her 3-year-old son. Grumet practices “attachment parenting,” a growing movement that advocates extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping (that’s sharing a bed), and physically carrying one’s children via sling whenever possible.
Twitter users and bloggers have been hotly debating the cover since it debuted yesterday, arguing over whether it’s admirably bold or inappropriate.
Time managing editor Rick Stengel has stood by his magazine’s photo: “I think it’s provocative,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week. “I think it’s a little whimsical. I think she represents an outlier of women who are breastfeeding beyond one year. The cover is meant to get your attention. It gets your attention. I think this is a legitimate debate.”
Science editor Jeffrey Kluger is also defending the cover. “There’s been considerable heat from a lot of people,” he told EW this afternoon. “Well, Time’s been taking heat since 1923. We’re kind of used to it.”
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