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Cate Blanchett's official reason for leaving the Time 100 party last night only minutes after arriving was a prior commitment: She had tickets to see The Year of Magical Thinking. But perhaps the Notes on a Scandal star had also had enough of people sizing up her collarbones?
"She doesn't look anorexic," whispered one female partygoer as Blanchett breezed by. (She was referring to reports that the Aussie actress had shown up at the previous evening's Costume Institute Gala looking emaciated.)
Rexy or sexy, Blanchett, according to Time, is one of the most influential people alive this year, along with Elizabeth Edwards, Michael Bloomberg, Ugly Betty star America Ferrara, and the other honorees who congregated at Jazz at Lincoln Center.