Pop Culture Icons Feted at Time 100’s Star-Studded Gala

Some of the world's most influential people gathered at the annual Time 100 gala where pop culture icons from Sarah Palin to Prince walked the red carpet at New York's Lincoln Center last night.

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Martha Stewart, Betty White and Taylor Swift flash their pearly whites at the annual Time 100 gala at New York's Lincoln Center last night where the who's who of pop culture icons gathered. Taylor, who made the exclusive list, opened the night's festivities with a performance.
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Former veep Sarah Palin got fresh with "SNL" comic Andy Samberg at the annual Time 100 gala at New York's Lincoln Center last night. The comic ripped into her on stage during a bit in which he reportedly asked everyone but the ex-Alaska guv to cover their ears. He then shouted: "You must get out of here! All these people are elites!"
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Swift's meteoric rise to stardom continued with the Time 100 nod. The chart-topping 20-year old has won four Grammys since her 2006 eponymous debut album.
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Ashton Kutcher, an honoree, and wife Demi Moore reportedly sat with Ben Stiller at the gala dinner. The 32-year-old, baby-faced actor was primarily recognized for his self-promoting Twitter savvy.
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Ben Stiller made the venerated list -- not for his comic prowess but his humanitarian work. The comedian was recognized among the world's most influential for founding StillerStrong.org to help build schools for children in Haiti.
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Iconic Singer/songwriter Elton John reportedly broke bread with fellow Time magazine honoree Bill Clinton at Table 4. The 63-year old was honored for his courage in humanitarian efforts and in music.
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Actors Seth Meyers and Adam Samberg looked red-carpet ready at the at the Time Warner Center last night.
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One of the most recognizable names in fashion, Donatella Versace, did not make the final list of Time magazine honorees. But the glam goddess partied nonetheless.
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Billionaire Sir Richard Branson made an appearance at the star-studded event and was said to be seated at Table 8 along with film director Judd Apatow and Time mag president Mark Ford. Branson may have friends in high places, but he didn't make the list.
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Tristan Lecomte, 36, made the cut for his work in global business as founder of Alter Eco.
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"The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow was spotted seated at Table 9 with Time magazine bigwig John Huey, the glossy's editor in chief, and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, among others. The Oscar-winning director, 58, was honored for her film accolades.
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Talk show host Charlie Rose, also not on the list, and his girlfriend Amanda Burden was seen seen sitting with Time 100 alum Martha Stewart at Table 15.
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TV and film producer JJ Abrams was said to be seated with conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly at Table 2. His invite to the elite list must have gotten, er, lost.
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"Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels didn't make the list but found himself in good company with attendees Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers, both castmembers on the NBC comedy.
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Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish strike a pose on the red carpet.
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Honoree Sarah Palin, daughter Piper Palin and husband Todd Palin walked the red carpet at the 2010 TIME 100 Gala last night. The 46-year-old former veep candidate was honored for her ability to continue to garner strong public support and influence the zeitgeist many months after she left her post as Alaska's guv.
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Honoree Neil Patrick Harris introduced songstress Taylor Swift on stage during the event. The singer reportedly implored guests to pray for everyone in her flood-damaged hometown Nashville, Tenn.
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Managing Editor of Time inc. Richard Stengel, Sarah Palin and Piper Palin sat together at Table 10 during the dinner gala.
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Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin both made the list. The former veep praised the talk show host's ability to galvanize Americans and dubbed him "American's professor of common sense."
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Chris Balfe, Glenn Beck, Lisa Oz, Todd Palin and Dr. Oz pose inside the the gala at Lincoln Center.
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Model Lauren Bush, Ralph Lauren's son, David, and billionaire Richard Branson chatted during the gala at Lincoln Center.
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Screenwriter Judd Apatow, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, Leslie Mann and Gayle King strike a pose. Oprah was not among the guests at the soiree, but longtime gal pal Gayle was on hand to fete the honorees.
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Dr Mehmet Oz, Todd Palin, Piper Palin and Sarah Palin break bread at Table 10.
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Time.com general manager John Cantarella and celebrity chef Rachael Ray are all smiles at the star-studded gala. Ray, along with investor T. Boone Pickens and others, was said not seated in one of the first 16 tables.
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Time mag vet Joe Klein, executive ed Nancy Gibbs and editor-at-large Bart Gellman attend Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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Betty White, Managing Editor of Time inc. Richard Stengel and "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels share some laughs at the gala dinner.
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Tony Travis and Sarah Palin attend the gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Little Piper Palin and mom Sarah Palin sit at Table 10.
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Model Lauren Bush and David Lauren attend Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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"SNL" cast member Seth Meyers, producer Harvey Weinstein and comic Andy Samberg strike a pose at Lincoln Center.
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Andy Samberg, who ripped into Palin during his skit, speaks onstage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris introduced songstress Taylor Swift to kick off the evening's festivities.
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Ben Stiller speaks onstage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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Elton John introduces Prince on stage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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Prince performs at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala at Lincoln Center.
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Taylor Swift performs onstage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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Sarah Palin mocked her tendency to write notes on her hand for big speeches during her talk on stage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala.
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