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Barbara Walters’s ‘Most Fascinating’ List Feels Familiar And Boring



Barbara Walters will be doing her last end of the year special for ABC this year, and you’d think she would want to go out with a bang. For the 2013 edition of ‘Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year,’she went for boring and annoying instead.


Miley Cyrus is on the list, because, ugh, as is Jennifer Lawrence, because I guess we’re stuck with her until some other white girl is forced upon us. Then there’s the cast of A&E‘s ‘Duck Dynasty,’ ABC News‘ own Robin Roberts and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. If you’ve been paying attention to any of Kanye West‘s nonsensical rants of late (Ed. Note: Of always?), you remember he said that he thinks his daughter North deserves to be thought of as royalty, or some mess like that. So he’ll be happy that he and his fiancee Kim Kardashian were included with Prince George of Cambridge, whose uncle Harry was featured on the list last year.

Walters will reveal her pick for the most fascinating person of the year during the 90 minute special which will air on December 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Who do you think it will be this year? Maybe she’ll pull a Time magazine and tell the world it’s us.

Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating’ List Was Pretty Dull

Something is a little ‘off’ in this photo–but HILLARY looks AMAZING!

Photo: ABC (sorta)

ABC aired Barbara Walters‘ annual ‘10 Most Fascinating People’ countdown, which this year featured some of the most uninteresting people of the year. There was Gabby Douglas, who did have an amazing Summer, winning gold and America’s heart during the Olympics.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was told by Walters that “men never get asked about their hair”–then proceeded to pester Hillary about her HAIR!.  Oh.  Insulting much?  Idiot.


Barbara and Seth

Barbara actually sat down to talk to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (and grill him about his weight), Ben Affleck who I kind of forgot existed, but as we know, is campaigning like a mofo during Awards Season, and future Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane. Apparently white guys are having a stellar year;  well, not if you’re Mitt Romney whom I did expect to make an appearance.

There was the British boyband One Direction, who are about as fascinating as toe jam.  Speaking of actual toe jam, Honey Boo Boo was on the list as well, to the embarrassment of, well, everyone. 


The one addition that really got me was E.L. James, the too proud author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book series. Barbara asked her if she had done research for her books, which detail the awful relationship between a virgin and some rich douchebag. She said yes, but wouldn’t talk about said “research” because she is full of shit. It bothers me that people actually think that this is what real BDSM relationships are like, and this woman is profiting from a book that started out asTwilight’ fan fiction.

Number one was former military general David Petraeus, who had made this list before but this time it was because of his cheating scandal involving the woman who wrote his biography. I’m sure 2012 is a year he’d like to forget.

Former Disney Star Watch:Lindsay Lohan & Miley Cyrus

Don’t expect anything hard-hitting, kids.


According to Gossipcop, Linsday Lohan is set to be interviewed by Barbara Walters as part of a publicity tour for her upcoming Lifetime movie, Liz and Dick.

With her father releasing private cell phone conversations to TMZ, I’m not sure what is left to for LiLo to reveal. But a week is a decade in former teen star years, so Babs may have some new ground to cover, if she can actually catch up to Lohan.

Miley on Leno Photo: NBC

As for Miley, she has been making the talk show rounds promoting her guest appearance on Two and A Half Men. Despite some tweets from the Jada Pinkett Smith school of social media, Cyrus is still engaged to one of them Hemsworth Boys. She and the Thor, Red Dawn Hunger Games star Liam, recently revealed matching tattoos. Their ink is from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they know he is a US President. What’s the over/under they think he’s the one in the wheelchair from Annie?

Unsurprisingly, there is no date set for Lindsay Lohan’s interview with Barbara Walters.

Liz and Dick will premiere on Lifetime, November 25, 2012.

The Two and Half Men episode with Miley Cyrus will air on CBS, October 18, 2012.