Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce and R&B crooner Miguel are among the stars on the list, joining Christina Aguilera, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jimmy Fallon.
Each person on the list is profiled by another high-profile person. For example, Oprah Winfrey penned the blurb for Rhimes, creator of ABC’s “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy”: “Shonda is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the work, she’s never played by other people’s rules. … She creates an assemblage of worldly foibles and aspirations. She understands that every dream is valuable and every identity deserves inspection through the looking glass of television.”
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