In its issue due out today, Time mag reveals its list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, which includes

Barack Obama

. . . as well as

Rosie O'Donnell

. It includes

Hillary Clinton

, but not

President Bush

.

Others on the mag's entertainment list include Howard Hughes avatar Leonardo DiCaprio; Howard Hughes avatar's director, Martin Scorsese; brilliant annoying guy Sacha Baron Cohen; and Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, founders of YouTube, which some experts say will change the face of media.

What rhymes with Rhymes?

This dude is just way too talented at rhyming

and

getting busted:

Busta Rhymes

(né

Trevor Smith

) was busted yesterday in Manhattan for DUI after cops stopped the hip-hopper's SUV because its windows were overly tinted. (It's illegal to be invisible from outside the car.)

N.Y. police Sgt. Mike Wysokowski said officers smelled alcohol on Rhymes' breath and administered a field sobriety test.

Mr. Rhymes failed.

The musician is no stranger to the courts: He is about to go on trial on two assault charges. No word yet from his lawyer.

Portman, a serious force

Harvard-educated Israeli American actress

Natalie Portman

, 25, got to hang with Jordan's

Queen Rania

on Wednesday in New York at a lunch for the Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), USA Today reports. Portman, a FINCA ambassador of hope since '03, sang the praises of the org, which gives micro loans to poor folk in Third World countries.

"I'm sincerely hoping to bring some attention to" the program, Nat said. "I went into the field in Guatemala and Uganda and Ecuador and Mexico, and each time, I learn more."

Portman transcends the "rich-'n'-bored celeb with a pet cause" stereotype: She was as regal and commanding as Padmé Amidala and delivered a speech that showed she's as well-versed in the program as any dot.org pro.

Beloved reveler grows up

Superstar actor and teen role model

Lindsay Lohan

helps today's youth work through the mixed signals they get about booze.

In a TV chat with Ellen DeGeneres a few days ago, Lindsay deployed a lacteal metaphor to tell the world she would "milk" her 21st b'day July 2, perhaps implying she'd be of legal drinking age and could imbibe on the big day, which she planned to spend with her posse in Vegas. (What she's already been doing for a couple of years.)

But maybe Lindsay, who recently finished a stint in rehab, just meant she'd be able to gamble legally in our very own desert mecca.

Hanging with the Droop

A two-disc DVD set of works by

Tex Avery

, genius practitioner of that peculiarly American art form the cartoon, will be released by Warner Home Video on May 15.

Tex Avery's Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection

features 24 animated shorts about that most mellow and chill dog by the animator who was never afraid of getting a little bit trippy with his cartoons.

Lindsay's coda

"I want to get a nomination. I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being the 'party girl.' I hate that. I bust my [derriere] when I'm filming, and when I have time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance." Thus,

Lindsay Lohan

bares her soul about her deepest aspirations. She says her new flick,

I Know You Killed Me

, will prove she's a serious thesp.

A felicitous woman?

Felicity Huffman

of

Desperate Housewives

, who costarred with

Lindsay

in

Georgia Rule

, corroborates Lohan's claims. "Lindsay was a complete and utter delight," Felicity tells Parade.

Be warned, it gets a little thick from here: Lindsay, Felicity says, "cares about the work. She throws herself in, 100 percent. . . . She's fantastic in the movie. It doesn't get any better than what she did."

"Brilliant," Felicity said. OMG.

Felicitously naked

Meanwhile,

Felicity

, who does some of her

Georgia

scenes sporting nothing but undies, assures Parade she was prepared for that travail. "I was completely naked in

Transamerica

," Felicity said. "And I've been naked in the theater a lot."

Catching herself, she immediately issued a parenthetical: "I can feel my publicist going, 'Don't say that!' "

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