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Who is Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating?

Who is Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating?

Barbara Walters has released more names from her TV special, “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008”.

10 — Will Smith
9 — Tom Cruise
8 — Tina Fey
7 — Rush Limbaugh
6 — Miley Cyrus
5 — Michael Phelps
4 — Sarah Palin
3 — Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
2 — Thomas Beatie (Pregnant Man)

The #1 Most Fascinating Person will be announced on the program, which airs this Thursday, December 4 @ 10PM ET/PT on ABC.

Last year, Babs chose Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

WHO DO YOU THINK is Barbara Walters’s most fascinasting person???

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  • Yvette

    barak hussein obama

  • mike

    probably the president elect…

  • Levi

    Definitely Britney Spears!

  • Levi

    Definitely Britney Spears!

  • Haya


  • Mmmm

    It’s Obama, duh.

  • Sam

    Angelina Jolie

  • dmien

    i think it’s obvious, OBAMA!

  • marisa720

    The pregnant man was born a woman. So why is that fascinating? Most of her list is a very shallow list. Barbara Walters is more of a celebrity journalist than anything else. I’m not impressed.

  • cheryl cole is frigging hot

    fuck the pregnant man
    wtf tom cruise, how the hell is he fascinating other than he’s an alien
    i have no idea who is 3 or 7
    i agree that angelina should be on her

  • Chase


  • plez

    Tom Cruse? Plez. Are you sure that should not be Suri Cruise. Tom did nothing this year. Rush? Are you sure this is just a list of people Babbs wanted to talk to and would agree to talk to her.

    Obama is the most fascinating.

  • Kay

    this list is terrible. i love me some Big Willy but seriously? and Tom Cruise? WTF

  • Jordana

    definitely OBAMA!!!
    and if its not OBAMA,
    then its like Britney Spears or Hillary Clinton

  • mi_vid_loca

    thought of Ms. Angelina JOLIE

  • an oldie

    Yawn. The number one is Obama. There is nothing she is going to tell about him that the public doesn’t know already.


    AGREE ” KAY ‘….Tom Cruise ???….what ???…and ” the pregnant man “?….WHY ???….PLEASE TELL ME WHY ????, AND, Who is NUMBER # 3, anyway ?….Will Smith ?…OH, Well, it keeps getting worse…..Poor ole Barbara has oddest idea of who is ” great ‘ and ‘ exciting “….It tells me alot about HER life….MICHAEL PHELPS?….He just BECAME popular because of the olympics….It’s not like he has been around for awhile and really done some good things….

  • just saying…

    Brad Pitt or Barack Obama

  • nk

    She forgot her medication again….

  • debra77

    Ok, I get..Tina, Michael, Miley (yuck), Sarah and maybe Rush ( the big contract)..NO take him off…

    The others on the list, where has Barbara been over the year?Tom Cruise… Will Smith (maybe him because of his blockbuster this summer), but shouldn’t she have chosen Robert Downey Jr.. He has made a full turn around in his career. From Drugs to fame.. Great story. But I don’t get Tom, Will, Frank ( I like him as an actor.. But their are millions of people who do no even know who he is)..

    Barbara needs to take a break from her list. She and the ladies on the view spent a great deal of time on politic this year. They did not focus much on entainment. Did not know really what was going one.. Thus this Sucky list..

  • dancer

    Oh puh-leez–Rush Limbaugh? Gag. Tom Cruise? What has he done this year to be fascinating. If any one from the Cruise fam should be on here–it should be Suri. And Frank Langella based on one movie this year?
    This woman is so out of touch.

  • amack

    She just interviewed Obama last week on 20/20, she is not going to interview him again – 2 weeks later.

  • anonymous

    Miley Cyrus? Are you shitting me? coughBULLSHITcough

  • sipirili

    I think about 3 names

    Angelina Jolie
    Britney Spears

  • Renee

    I agree Barack Obama or Britney Spears (maybe she should save her for next year). But pleeeease … Tom Cruise. What’s up w/ that?? I can think of many more fascinating people than that. Who’s paying here?

  • jet’ aime a:)

    the milerz?
    you got to be shitting me -.-

  • bella

    Something tells me it will not be Rosie :)

  • sharon

    Barbara Walters drives me insane. I usually put her and larry king in the worst interviewer catagory. She always seems so oldskool, and way behind the times….I really just can not stand to watch her…plase retire.

  • ElledaJean Irwin

    Probably someone Twilight related. Stephanie Meyer? Her books did outsell Harry Potter.

  • Shar

    LOL @ bella, you got that right!

  • [marie]

    I agree w/ 25 Tom Cruise is was interesting 20 years ago, not now…

  • http://deleted aeon

    Obama or Sarah Palin maybe? But I don’t think it is Angie or Brad or Meyer or Spears.

    I agree with most of you with WTF is Will, Cruise, Miley and Beatie doing on the list. For what?

    Meyer Outselling Harry in what universe do you live in? please..

  • john

    its OBAMA. i found out last week. what a shocker?

  • clau


  • Lisa

    If it isn’t Obama, it will be Angelina then.

  • Tom

    Please stop with the pregnant woman. It is so uninteresting. Woman have been getting pregnant since the beginning of primate life.

  • dang

    Ewww…her list seriously wants to make me gag/vomit….just because some of these people were in the news lately does NOT make them fascinating…i won’t even go into detail cause it’s a waste of my time seriously

    ugghh…one more look at those names and i WILL seriously gag/vomit

  • X

    what the hell? Miley?? why??????

    gosh, no you did not! SARAH PALIN? why’s that crazy woman fascinating? total BS BULL OF SH*T !!!!!!!!!

  • adam

    There’s two possible names: Obama or Spears. If she wants to do it in the obvious and conservative way she will choose Obama, but if she wants to make some buzz around she will choose Britney… But, why is not Beyoncé in that list? she can be instead of the pregnat man, what is fascinated thing about him?

  • leggs

    Obama and if he had lost Hilary Clinton.

  • kate

    Based on the other 9, who cares about #1?

  • Lori

    Who ever picks these lists needs to realize these are the same people she interviews every year. What about the Jonas Brothers, the cast of High School Musical, the cast of Twilight. I can think of alot of people who had a huge year. The only person I would keep on this list is Michael Phelps. Babs you are so old!

  • alypeezyybaby

    maybe stephenie meyer? haha nah most likely britney, I would think

  • pr person

    “Based on the other 9, who cares about #1?”

    How true… how true!!

  • dani

    stephanie meyer or robbert pattinson(hot)

  • Jerry


  • Melanie

    barack or britney

  • Riley


    Is she serious? Maybe if it was 10 most messed up kids of 2008 then Miley would definitely be #1.






  • Yeahhhhh

    Miley desrves to be on there she has done A LOT this year and she has gone through a lot of crap and is STILL disney’s # 1. You can hate her all you want but don’t lie to yourself. Anw what I don’t understand is the pregnant man, no offense but “he” still has a VAGINA! Also I think #1 is gonnna be Obama NOT Britney I mean what has she done this year? She didn’t even make a proper comeback, sorry but lipsynching on a show that is supposed to be live does not count as a comeback!

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