Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

Time magazine brought together members of its 100 "Most Influential People" list at Time Warner Center tonight, and thanks to phone-blogging members of the press, the celebrities' trash talking, braggadocio and false humility has already hit Twitter in a sort of first-draft of the recaps that will probably hit blogs and newspapers over the next few days. after the jump are some highlights, including quips from Robert Downey Jr., Amy Poehler and John McCain, plus fameball Julia Allison explaining why she wasn't invited.

Everything is pulled from Twitter, specifically from the accounts of Brian Stelter, of the Times and its TV Decoder blog, and from MediaBistro's FishbowlNY.

Requisite "Celebrity X shorter than I thought" observation, let's get it out of the way (it is, after all, our mission!):

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

Smack talking!

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

More smack talking!

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

Your fearless future White House press corps:

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS



McCain toasts Clinton and Obama? Civility is the new black??

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

I don't know what this even means, but it sounds interesting:

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

Schadenfreude...

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

...followed by defeated sigh:

Smack-Talking Celebrities At Time 100 GalaS

Alright, so most of the smack talking was joshy intra-insider stuff, but it sounds like a reasonably interesting night. If Time is going to go to the trouble of staging this event, the magazine should Webcast at least some of it. The speeches, at least.

{Twitter/brianstelter, Twitter/FishbowlNY]