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Winner and loser of the week: John Legend makes Time magazine's most influential list; Scott Baio won't apologize for Erin Moran comments

John Legend is 100/100
John Legend is 100/100
Published Apr. 27, 2017

Winner: John Legend.

TIME magazine released this year's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People, and Legend not only made the cut, he landed the cover. Legend's bio for the coveted list was written by none other than singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.

"John uses his platform to push for meaningful social change, and the depth of his commitment is to be admired," Belafonte wrote.

Thank you, @TIME. Thank you, @harrybelafonte

With a voice contractually bound to every wedding playlist, see below, the 38-year-old All of Me crooner is pretty much an expert on love, and this week he answered fan questions in an interview with Buzzfeed about relationships and his life with his wife, model Chrissy Teigen.


Get ready to swoon.

When he was asked about how the couple balance their professional lives, Legend said he is happiest when Teigen is successful.

"Gender roles are changing and evolving and I don't think we need to be bound by old-school chivalry," he said.

But wait, there's more.

Legend added, "You need to go on dates, you need to do things that make you remember why you fell in love with each other in the first place."

And if having the voice of a R&B angel and an insanely gorgeous, funny wife isn't winning enough, throw in an adorable baby.

Legend appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to gush over his 1-year-old daughter, Luna.

"It's a different kind of love. It's very pure. It's unconditional," he said. "But they haven't earned it yet. They didn't do anything. They just exist," he joked.

During the show, Legend performed a new segment called "John Legend Makes Mundane Things Sound Sexy," where Legend sang about everyday chores - like washing sweaters and going to Costco.

And yep, super sexy.

Loser: Scott Baio.

A lot of people aren't so happy with the former Happy Days star after he guessed on-air that his co-star, Erin Moran, died from drug and alcohol abuse, when she actually died from stage 4 cancer complications.

Erin Moran, whose battle with cancer was kept very private, died on April 22. She was 56.

Days after her passing, Baio did an interview with the Bernie & Sid radio show, where he dredged up the actor's past instead of mourning for her family or offering his condolences.

"My thing is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content. For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die," he said in the interview. Baio also said he was "not completely shocked" by Moran's passing, saying, " She was just an insecure human being and fell into this world of drugs and alcohol."

You would expect Baio to apologize, but this is Baio we're talking about.

He later posted to Facebook to try to clarify his remarks, writing "I was still upset and said I felt that living that kind of a lifestyle will catch up with you and nothing good would come of it." He also wrote, "I'm a compassionate person. I'm very heartbroken over her passing, especially since it was cancer."

That wasn't enough for most of Moran's fans, many saying Baio should apologize rather than try to defend his original statements.

Instead, Baio said his statement was judged more harshly because he is a Trump supporter.

TMZ caught up with Baio after Twitter waged war against him.

"In that interview I said, 'Maybe it was drugs and if it was drugs, drugs and alcohol will kill you sooner than you normally would die'... and then all these goofballs on Twitter started attacking me," Baio said.

"I'm sure they're attacking me because I'm a conservative. These people never attack the press for getting the story wrong about heroin. They attack me."

Scott Baio, people are angry with you not because you are a Republican, but because of how desperate you are for attention. You are a fool!

Erin Moran's brother, Tony Moran, had a few choice words to share on social media, none that are suitable for a family newspaper.

"#scottbaio. Get on your knees and pray I never run into you," he tweeted.

#scottbaio. Get on your knees and pray I never run into you.

He later tweeted that Baio was a "coward" and a "scumbag" after Baio's wife called to apologize on his behalf.