The Time 100 list has been released and once again it contains a mixture of everyone from US President Barack Obama to Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber.
The magazine has listed who they consider to be the top 100 influential people in the world and names from all walks of life have been included in the eclectic list.
There are no surprises that Facebook creator Mark Zukerberg is in the list however other names have been met with a little confusion as commentators struggle to even identify who they are – which seems strange considering they are supposed to be one of the top 100 influential people on the globe.
Popstar Bruno Mars and Korean singer Rain have topped the polls this year as well as actress Blake Lively and Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters.
Radhika Jones, the Assistant Managing Editor of Time, said: “The Time 100 are artists, activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and sometimes even revolution.”
Within the published list there are small pieces of editorial to accompany some of the entries written by contributors to the magazine. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes about David Cameron while Jackie Collins wrote about Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s 11-year-old daughter Lily Rose is obsessed with Justin Bieber.
Depp first realised she was a ‘Belieber’ when he told her he had met the ‘Baby’ singer, Contactmusic reported.
“Unfortunately, Lily Rose is now severely interested in boys. That’s horrible for me as her dad. I recently met Justin Bieber at a press conference. When I told her that, she changed her colour several times,” Depp said
The 47-year-old actor, who also has an eight-year-old son Jack with his long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, can’t believe how mature his daughter is for her age and claims she is already showing she shares her mother’s talent for music.
“She is almost 12 and she’s incredibly mature for her age, almost frighteningly smart. She writes little poems and I can picture her starting to write her own songs soon. She has the voice of her mother,” added the star.
Beliebers are gaining momentum on all the Little Monsters out there. Justin Bieber passed the 9 million Twitter-follower milestone today, topped only by Lady Gaga in number of followers on the social networking site! “9 MILLION!!! I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!!” JB Tweeted, thanking all his fans, followed by “#9millionbiebers” and “Bieber Gone Wild” becoming trending topics on Twitter.
PETALING JAYA: From her huge grin and starry eyes, it is hard to believe that this is the same Low Bi-Anne whose drawn-out custody case has wrenched the hearts of the nation.
Tune Talk, the concert sponsor of teen idol Justin Bieber’s “My World Tour” concert in Malaysia, had decided to make Bi-Anne’s dream come true by presenting her with three Red Zone tickets (worth RM498 each) to the concert tonight and concert merchandise including a Justin Bieber t-shirt and a Tune Talk Justin Bieber mobile phone SIM card.
Best of all, Tune Talk had arranged for Bi-Anne to meet her music idol in a restricted fan meet-and-greet session before the concert.
“I don’t think I can sleep tonight. When I meet him I want to hug him and shake his hand. I will never wash my hand again after that,” said Bi-Anne excitedly at the Tune Talk office yesterday.
An eager Belieber: Bi-Anne receiving Justin Bieber concert tickets and concert merchandise from Lo Wednesday.
Jason Lo, chief executive officer of Tune Talk, said he was touched when he read about what Bi-Anne was going through and wanted to do something to make her forget her worries for a while.
“When kids go through hard times, they need something to aspire to, they need some sort of understanding that their dreams are achievable and can come true,” said Lo.
Many people who were moved by Bi-Anne’s case had called The Star to offer concert tickets to her after reading about it last Sunday.
Bi-Anne, who is very touched by the offers and well-wishes she received, said she would be eternally grateful to Tune Talk and Lo for making her dream come true.
“It is like a dream. I’m going to make a banner for Justin and I’ll wear the special Justin t-shirt my uncle has made for me to the concert. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” gushed the “Belieber”.
Bi-Anne has been at the centre of a bitter tug-of-love between her real estate agent father Low Swee Siong, 42, and London-based mother Tan Siew Siew, 37, for more than two years.
Her parents divorced in 2006, during which custody of Bi-Anne was given to her father. Two years later, Tan applied for custody and won.
However, Bi-Anne has refused to leave her father, who was then slapped with a RM400 daily fine for each day that his daughter stayed with him. To date, Low has paid the court some RM72,000 in fines.’
Low is currently making six appeals at the Court of Appeal including to have the custody decision overturned. The court will hear the case again tomorrow.