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Viola Davis and John Legend are just two of five stars landing on covers for Time magazine’s 100 most influential issues.

It should come as no surprise that both stars were granted covers, especially because of the mega year they’ve both had. The Black pioneers have not only been one to watch and beat, but were also names throughout award season; Viola for Fences and John for La La Land.

John, who landed under the artist category of the top 100, told the magazine that, as artists, their goals are to “try to bridge the divide by helping us feel what someone else might feel.”

Speaking of Viola, the one and only Meryl Streep described the actress as being someone one whose “midlife rise to the very top of her profession has not led her to forget the rough trip she took getting there. And that is why she embodies for all women, but especially for women of color, the high-wire rewards of hard work and a dream, risk and faith.”

Also landing on the coveted list, Chance the Rapper, who was labeled a pioneer. Common said of the Chicago rapper, he “upends expectations about what artists, ­especially hip-hop artists, can do.”

Leslie Jones, Donald Glover and Ava DuVernay also made most influential. Venus Williams had the opportunity to write about the director, telling the mag, “Ava’s point of view is fresh, it’s inspiring, it’s original, it makes people’s heads turn. But she also embraces other people’s perspectives.”

RuPaul also made the list and was praised by supermodel Naomi Campbell. “Ru was different. Not just because he had perfect, precise clothes and makeup, or because he was the only man I knew who could look that good in a wig and heels,” the model wrote. “There were no rough edges to be found. But as I got to know him better, I got to experience firsthand his wit and his intelligence—he’s like an ­encyclopedia. And his beauty is far beyond skin-deep.”

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Hold Up! Christina Aguilera Swung On Pink In A Club



Pink and Christina Aguilera have made amends since their beefing years ago. But fans are now learning their early career drama almost turned physical.

During Pink’s recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, she admitted that during the height of their feud, Christina tried to hit her. “She swung on me,” she said during a round of Please the 5th. “Hilarious. I was like what’s happening right now.”

As for what initially sparked the feud, Pink suggested, “We were super young and super new at the whole thing. She’s an alpha, I’m an alpha.”

But years after despising each other, the pair made up while on NBC’s The Voice. “She’s so talented, she’s a really sweet person. We made up on The Voice. I hadn’t seen her in years and years an years. We became moms, we grew up, we hugged it out.”

Christina has not responded to Pink’s recent confession, but we sure hope she does.

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