Glee Star Lea Michele Named Most Influential
04/29/2010 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Lea Michele – 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!)."
Meanwhile, Time 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."