Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People

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Barbara Walters Picks Her 'Most Fascinating People'

Special airs Dec. 17

(Newser) - Next Wednesday we'll learn who Time has anointed its Person of the Year (currently leading the readers' poll: Bernie Sanders ), but America will have to hold its breath for two more weeks before learning who Barbara Walters has deemed the Most Fascinating. She'll announce that person during... More »

Barbara Walters Picks Her Most Fascinating Person

And it's Amal Clooney

(Newser) - Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who managed to snag George Clooney as a husband this year, also managed to snag the top spot on Barbara Walters' annual list of the most fascinating people last night. Interestingly, it was Walters to whom Mr. Clooney said, back in 1995, "I'... More »

ABC to Walters: No, Snowden Can't Be Most Fascinating

Network rejects her plan for annual special

(Newser) - Well, whomever Barbara Walters names as the Most Fascinating Person of 2013, it won't be the person she really wanted in the top spot. Walters intended to put Edward Snowden at No. 1 on her annual list, but ABC nixed that idea, the New York Daily News reports. Network... More »

Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2012 Is...

...David Petraeus

(Newser) - Barbara Walters unveiled her most fascinating person of the year last night: General David Petraeus. The sex-scandal-plagued former CIA director's extramarital affair and shocking resignation was a story that Walters deemed "irresistible" during her annual special . "The keeper of the nation's secrets unable to conceal his... More »

Boy Band Makes Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating'

List also includes '50 Shades of Grey' author

(Newser) - Barbara Walters continues her trend of choosing some pretty fluffy people for her annual "Most Fascinating" list: Last year , the Kardashians, Pippa Middleton, Donald Trump, and Katy Perry made the cut; this year, she selected UK boy band One Direction, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James, Ben Affleck,... More »

2011's Least Fascinating People

Hey, not everybody can be interesting: Seth Abramovitch

(Newser) - Needless to say, Gawker isn’t all that impressed with Barbara Walters’ annual list of the year’s 10 most fascinating people . The good news is, that didn’t stop blogger Seth Abramovitch from offering up his own list, of the year’s 10 least fascinating people, in response:
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Barbara Walters Names Jobs 'Most Fascinating'

Herman Cain also finds a spot on the list

(Newser) - For the first time ever, Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of the Year is no longer alive: She chose Steve Jobs. Walters had already selected the Apple founder when he announced his retirement from the company, but never got the chance to sit down with him for the interview. It... More »

Barbara Walters Unveils Year's 'Most Fascinating'

And, yes, it includes Kardashians

(Newser) - We could have picked a few other choice adjectives for the Kardashians, but for Barbara Walters, they're some of the most fascinating people of the year. Joining them for Walters' The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 special: Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (aka Mitch... More »

And Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People Are...

Sarah Palin and ... the cast of 'Jersey Shore'?

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has now made Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People List two years in a row. Palin is among the eight names Walters revealed today, People reports. Others include princess-in-waiting Kate Middleton , new mom Sandra Bullock , tween obsession Justin Bieber , universally beloved Betty White , basketball star LeBron James , new American ... More »

Barbara Walters: Michelle Obama Is Most Fascinating

Barbara's top picks for 2009 also include Glenn Beck, Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Barack Obama, Barbara Walters’ most fascinating person of 2008, was succeeded this year by…his wife, Michelle. Walters named the first lady her top pick during last night’s ABC special, which also included interviews with the rest of the top 10. Obama discussed the “amazing whirlwind” of life... More »

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