(NEW YORK) — Whether you like her or not, it was hard to ignore Kim Kardashian this year. She was one of the “People Who Mattered” in 2011, according to Time magazine, which writes Kardashian, “isn’t the first socialite to parlay notoriety into a paycheck, but she might have perfected the process.”
Charlie Sheen also made Time’s list for his epic meltdown that led to his firing from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Time notes, “For the first half of 2011, it seemed you couldn’t go anywhere without someone yelling ‘Winning!’ or ‘Tiger blood!'”
Other entertainers on Time’s “People Who Mattered” list include Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig; comedian Louis CK; actor and activist Mark Ruffalo; South Park and The Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone; Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan; and author George R.R. Martin, whose book series A Song of Ice and Fire was the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Time has named “The Protester” as its Person of the Year.
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