Leonardo DiCaprio and envelope-pushers Rosie O'Donnell and
Sacha Baron Cohen are among the entertainment newsmakers on
Time magazine's list of 100 people who shape the
The list, on
newsstands Friday, also includes Queen Elizabeth II,
presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,
YouTube founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, director
Martin Scorsese, and model Kate Moss.
The View creator Barbara Walters wrote kind
words about O'Donnell in the magazine, who announced last
week she was leaving the ABC talk show in June because
she and the network couldn't agree on a new contract.
''And so, last
September, we began a thrilling roller-coaster ride,''
Walters wrote. ''We followed Rosie's passion and compassion,
her feuds, and fearlessness, her humanity and humor.''
Walters said she
and O'Donnell ''remain respectful and affectionate
weighed in on Baron Cohen, also known as Borat. ''He does
offend some people's sensibilities, but the youth of today
are offended if they're not offended,'' she wrote.
often casts DiCaprio in his films, praised the 32-year-old
screen idol-activist as a ''true actor.''
another guy a lot of us underestimated as a pretty-boy
type,'' Adi Ignatius, a deputy managing editor at
Time, told AP Television News.
The list includes
71 men and 29 women from 27 countries.
entertainers making the cut were Oprah Winfrey, George
Clooney, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Tyra Banks,
Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Tina Fey, John Mayer,
Brian Williams, Michael J. Fox, California governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger, and American Idol
creator Simon Fuller.
Time named 14 ''power givers'' such as Bill and
Melinda Gates, Angelina Jolie, and Queen Rania
al-Abdullah of Jordan. (AP)