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Lady Gaga and Robert Pattinson make Time 'influential' list

A publicity shot from the inimitable Lady Gaga.

Story by Jack Foley

POP singer Lady Gaga and Twilight movie star Robert Pattinson have both made the list of celebrities who “most affect our world”, according to Time magazine.

Both celebrities made the 25-strong list of artists who are considered to be the most influential of the year (2010). They sit alongside the likes of Barack Obama and Sarah Palin in the Leaders 25, and Didier Drogba, Bill Clinton and Ben Stiller in the Heroes 25.

The top thinker of 2010 was considered to be Zaha Hadid in a list that also included Elizabeth Warren and Douglas Schwartzentruber and Larry Kwak.

Reurning to the artists shortlist, however, Lady Gaga was hailed as “an inspiration to other artists” in an appraisal written by singer Cyndi Lauper in the US publication.

Another prominent Brit to feature on the shortlist was Ricky Gervais, who was recognised for hosting the Golden Globe awards and for the success of his animated comedy show on US TV [The Ricky Gervais Show].

The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge and Simon Cowell was also praised for having made “an indelible impression on global pop culture”.

While Sir Elton John joined fellow musician Prince and talk show host Oprah Winfrey on the list as well.

Two of this year’s Oscar winners, Sandra Bullock [best actress] and Kathryn Bigelow [best director and best film winner], also made the cut – Bigelow for having become the first woman to win the best director accolade.

Her ex-husband and fellow director James Cameron came in 25th spot for his achievements in directing the Oscar-winning, record breaking movie Avatar.

Time magazine’s annual list of most influential people is always highly regarded and a popular seller for the publication.

For the full lists, click HERE