Perhaps the editors of Time magazine need a refresher on the definition of "influential."
Some of their choices from the TV arena for the just-released "100 Most Influential People In The World" are clear and spot on. Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad," Lena Dunham of "Girls" and late night's two Jimmys -- Kimmel and Fallon -- have all had a clear impact on show business.
However, a few of their other choices are baffling, to say the least.
For instance, why are Christina Aguilera and Mindy Kaling on the list?
Aguilera attempted to revive her sagging singing career and erase the memory of her awkward movie debut in "Burlesque" by enlisting as a judge on NBC's "The Voice." The talent competition series is a hit, and, indeed, boosted Aguilera's profile.
However, fellow judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have been far more prominent, popular and influential than Aguilera, who is currently on hiatus from the series.