April 28, 2011
Attending the Time 100 2011 Gala
This past Tuesday evening I, once again, attended the annual TIME 100 Gala held at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Now in its eighth year, this gala celebrates the 100 men and women who, through their ideas and their actions, are changing the world. Using the categories of Leaders, Artists, Thinkers, and Heroes, the editors at TIME start listing individuals who have had a big year in the news. They consider those whose ideas have sparked dialogue, or dissent, or even revolution. Once again, I was invited back as an alumna, having been a recipient of this great honor in 2005. This is always such an exciting gala to attend and such an honor to be in the company of such distinguished individuals. To see full list of the TIME 100 for 2011 click here.
1 Here I am with Kerry Washington and honoree Amy Poehler - comedian and actress.
2 Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe
3 Aziz Ansari - actor, writer, and stand-up comedian
4 Honoree Rebecca Eaton - Executive Producer of Masterpiece on PBS
5 Sitting with honoree Jennifer Egan - Pulitzer Prize-winning author
6 Jeff Bewkes - Chairman and CEO, Time Warner - welcomed the crowd.
7 In 2010, Ricky Gervais was listed on the TIME 100 most influential people in the world. This year, TIME asked Gervais on video what he thinks of the list and what he'd do as host of the annual gala.
8 Rick Stengel - Managing Editor, TIME - gave his opening remarks.
9 More opening remarks by honoree Wael Ghonim - an Egyptian internet activist and computer engineer
10 Jess Cagle - Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor and honoree Blake Lively
11 Honoree Cory Booker - The dynamic mayor of Newark, New Jersey
12 Honoree Bruno Mars - Singer-songwriter and music producer
13 Bruno Mars performed one of his latest amazing hits.
14 Honoree Chris Christie - Governor of New Jersey
15 Honoree Rob Bell - author and pastor
16 Honoree Bineta Diop - The founder of Femmes Africa Solidarité, which helps to empower women
17 Posing with actress Blake Lively with her new red tresses
18 Posing with Richard Stengel - Time managing Editor
19 Here I am with honoree Patti Smith - The Godmother of Punk and author.
20 Here I am with Brian Grazer and Tom Freston
21 And here I am with the one and only Sting, also an honoree who performed, as well.
22 With Lauren Zalaznick - TIME 100 2010 alum - Chairman, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks & Integrated Media