It is one of the most eagerly awaited lists in all of media and every time it is released, it is full of surprises and interesting choices. 

Thus, it's no surprise to see Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list grabbing the headlines again. 

This year's list includes such star names as Roseanne Bar, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, Cardi B, actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and X-Men star, Hugh Jackman, 

There are also the surprise appearances of This Is Us' Sterling K. Brown and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown. If this list is anything to go by (and it is!), this is the year where variety has really taken centre stage. 

Roseanne Barr's show's recent revival saw the star in the midst. The star has faced some flack for her support for President Trump. it is something that her namesake, Rose O'Donnell, doesn't really understand. 

However, in TIME, O'Donnell did say that she does still love the star, stating: "She is using her art to address relevant social issues, just as she has always done. There has been much said about her love of the current President. Although I don't understand it in any way, I love her still. I have seen the indefensible tweets from her macadamia-nut farm—and I forgive her."

"I know what it's like to be like Roseanne. She is the big sister I never had. And she has grown and shrunk right before our eyes with a courage that astounds me. She has been criticized by a President for singing the national anthem. She has openly struggled with mental illness. She travels the breadth of extremities, and that frightens most. But we feel her heart. We have watched her survive it all for three decades. And we love her for it."

Lynda Carter, the lady who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s, praised Gal Gadot for her turn at the character. In TIME, she wrote: 

Gadot won praise last year for her portrayal of Wonder Woman in the first big screen adaptation of the DC Comics classic, which marked her biggest acting role.

"She is a wife and mother; she has served her country, traveled the world, and is hardworking, loving, wise, goofy and full of humanity. Wonder Woman has helped transform how women and girls see themselves since she emerged on a TV show in 1975. She represents what we know is inside every one of us: fierce strength, a kind heart and incredible valor. Gal understood and captured the spirit of this complex, independent, fully feminine persona. I applaud her for all of her success."

This month's TIME magazine is available to buy now.