04/29/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
Look who's in the popular crowd now!
– who plays Rachel Berry, McKinley High's resident diva, on FOX's musical comedy hit Glee
– has been named one of Time
magazine's 100 most influential people of 2010
Citing her role-model status, Olivia Newton-John
paid tribute to the 24-year-old Broadway veteran in a piece for the magazine
. "She is inspiring young people to get involved in musical programs in schools and encouraging communities to fund them," the Grease
star wrote. "Lea is wise, savvy and beautiful, an extremely gifted singer-actress-dancer-comedian with perfect pitch (I love that!)."
also included Heidi Montag
and Spencer Pratt
in its special issue, naming the Hills
stars two of the least influential people of 2010 in the "morons"
Of Pratt the mag says, "Montag fired him
as her manager. It's like we need a whole other list of the uninfluential to the uninfluential."