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Lady Gaga tops 'Fast Company' Most Creative People list

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Image Credit: Kristy Sparow/Getty ImagesJeopardy! Answer: Lady Gaga, Elizabeth Warren, and Phoenix Wang.

If your response is the Clavinian question, “Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?” I’d understand. (And you would technically be correct.) But the trio also was honored by Fast Company Magazine on its 2010 list of the Most Creative People in Business. Lady Gaga, actually, topped the list, outranking CEOs, IT execs, and corporate trailblazers. Take that Director of the Institute for Bio Nanotechnology in Medicine Samuel Stupp! (No relation to Lilly von.) Pop artists dotted the list, notably Glee producer Ryan Murphy (No. 5), James Cameron (No. 9), Jay-Z (No. 11), and Spike Jonze (No. 28). Fast Company took a bold chance on No. 77, Federico Alvarez, the Uruguayan filmmaker whose homemade alien-invasion short won him Hollywood attention. His first feature, with Sam Raimi’s production company, is still in the works. I’m all for heralding an unknown, but Inglourious Basterds (and its $120 million domestic box-office haul) was another reminder that Quentin Tarantino, who failed to make the list, is as creative as anyone in Hollywood.

What were the other hits and misses from Fast Company‘s list?

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