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Barbara Walters Announces Most Fascinating People of 2010

Barbara Walters Announces Most Fascinating People of 2010

Barbara Walters has named General David Petraeus her most fascinating person of the year!

“In life, it seems, there are people who break things and people who fix them. This man is a fixer,” Barbara said of General Petraeus on the show.

Celebs featured in Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 were Betty White, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Bieber, the cast of Jersey Shore, Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Lopez.

Rounding out the top five were LeBron James, Kate Middleton, and Sarah Palin.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Barbara Walters’ list – YAY or NAY?

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  • Right!

    Great general and a brilliant man!

  • sam

    Palin couldn’t be LESS fascinating if she tried…

  • sam

    Palin couldn’t be LESS fascinating if she tried…

  • yep

    for 2010 she is correct!

  • Kat

    Jennifer Lopez ??! really ? hmmmm!

  • Lizz

    WHO CARES!!!!!!

  • Masoud

    Sarah Palin? Pshhh lmfao

  • deedith

    i get it. I also like that she included Mark Zuckerberg, he’s fascinating.

  • khawla

    These other people are shadows compared to Petraeus

  • Lauren

    This senile old bag needs to be put out to pasture already. What a lame list.

  • ellie

    i wonder if most (american) readers see this and know who general petraeus is/what he looks like. or if they’ll scroll by thinking it’s some dude filming a military movie.

  • deedith

    I also tried giving Sarah Palin a chance, I watched her interview and had an openmind but damn she’s just really unlikable. Yes, she’s just really unlikable. Calling Republicans who don’t like her limp, impotent and some other taunts a 5 year old would use.. sigh…her if-you don’t-agree-with-me-you’re-unAmerican attittude is why i don’t like her is basically what i’m saying, she thinks her shit don’t stink.

  • Jamison

    Worst list ever. Jersey Shore scum? Sarah Palin? Lebron James? Jennifer Lopez?… If we(Americans) are truly intrigued by these people then our Society is well on its way to failure.

  • ellie


    to rephrase, i’m saying that americans (as opposed to readers from other countries) should hopefully know who general petraeus is, not that americans aren’t smart enough to know. i don’t know what canadian miltary leaders look like, so i don’t expect them to know what american leaders look like.

  • sunflower

    Pailin and the Jersey Shore crowd are invented by the media. They are fake. They haven’t done anything or accomplished anything. To say they are fascinating is a joke. It shows how dumb we are to believe it. At least the other people have a skill or a talent or they have done something.

    I am tired of these people being shoved in my face every minute and people telling me who I should like or be interested in!

  • gwen


  • mickey

    What is truly fascinating is that someone–anyone–finds Justin Bieber and the cast of Jersey fascinating.

  • omfg

    :: rolls eyes ::

  • Jasmine

    this guy and palin? i’ve said it before and i have no problem saying it again–barbara walters is nuts. she needs to retire her lispy ass.

  • Angie Voitte

    He should run for President

  • moria

    Most Fascinating People of 2010!

  • Go Ask Alice


  • hello1

    Jennifer Lopez is WASHED UP! She can’t sing or act. All her latest songs and movies have been FLOPS! She’s lucky she got a job at American Idol lol too bad that shows ratings have been in decline the past 2 seasons. She was over exposed and nobody cares for her now

  • http://dlwater donna

    The fact that most of you wrote in hate of Sarah Palin more than anyone else is proof of her being the right choice.

  • Katie

    People were fascinated with Zuckerberg and the cast of Jersey Shore. Palin is so last year though, and I never really heard anything about J.Lo this year

  • M

    Betty white and Kate Middleton yes, the rest were terrible choices. What about Taylor swift? I think she should have been there instead of Justin bieber or jersey shore cast. Jennifer Lopez could have been on there in 2000 maybe but not 2010. Blah what a waste of an hour of my time.

  • rossy40

    If all you guys can do is bitch about an hour of time no-one forced you to watch – Who would you have chosen & why?
    I never watch but read about it later & don’t get upset about it because it’s NOT a life-changing event. Like say… a doctor who tells us all we have to do is take 1 little capsule once & we’ll NEVER be sick again. Now that would be something worth getting passionate about!
    Instead of watching both Barbara Walters Specials, I found a very fun show to watch instead on Discovery channel: “Punkin Chunkin 2010″. Apparently, LOTS of people LOVE seeing pumpkins fly through the air like missiles & crash to Earth with a loud splat.

  • froufrou

    why is his name barbera?? it’s a womans name..

  • Thai

    Very bad choices. Petraeus, the murderer? Terrific! Lets see the others: BETTY WHITE – an old lady that we’d do better without her. So much fuss about nothing. ZUCKERBERG – nasty Jew, “creator” of Facebook, which is Big Brother in disguise; JUSTIN BIEBER – a talentless kid heavily promoted; JERSEY SHORE – brainwashing dumb show; SANDRA BULLOCK – a fake bitch whose talent disappeared all of a sudden; JLO – another talentless skank. Be sure these choices arent made by the ppl in the street, its alla media strategy.


    Come on .. Justin bieber ..jersey shore . JLO . Sarah Palin…
    That ‘s it???those people are the less interesting celebrities ..

  • Thai


    I doubt the Iraqi and Afghan citizens would agree ur crap.

  • m

    Betty White is my choice.

  • sunny

    I’m not a huge Kristen Stewart fan but to me, with all her popularity and her adversion to the press, paps and any form of media outlet, under her circumstances, I think that’s fascinating. :Plus, hats off to the ;person who can get a comfortable and relaxed interview with her.

  • LuEleison

    Blah, blah, boring blah Walters, celebrities.

  • kizbit

    That show was beyond BORING. And Barbara, who is in her 80s herself asking Betty White about sex at 88. That was totally unprofessional. Hang it up, Babs.

  • http://shilparules Rick Patel

    Petraeus is a jerk. Sarah Palin is fabulous. Barbara Walters uses a personal mortician to get ready for interviews.

  • http://saraoliv Sara

    Mark Zuckerberg shoudnt be on the same list of Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin and Jersey Shore. Its not cool for Zuckerberg

  • rhonda

    Her choices get more lame each year. Really , Babs, hang it up already.

  • Lee

    I have great admiration for General Petraeus.
    He is a role model for all of us.
    I wish him the best.

  • mee

    Kill Bieber & Palin and the list would be a little better

  • Anonymous

    Sunflower you would be correct about the jersey shore cast. But to say Palin hasnt accomplished anything? Really? She was the govenor of a state. That makes her far more accomplished than that nit wit in the white house was before he got elected. I’m no fan of her’s but gotta call it like it is. That being said, this was the crappiest list ive ever seen Bab’s do.

  • becca

    Don’t know how you can find a bunch of people screwing around fascinating? That’s what Jersey Shore is all about right??

  • J

    General Petraeus Is the true American hero. I honestly didn’t think they exist until now.

  • mary

    Lauren@ 12/09/2010 at 11:19 pm

    that “senile old lady”, as you call her, has made more money in her lifetime that you will ever see. and she’s still making money hand over fist. as for the list; first off, idiot, this show will have viewers by the thousands. every one loves Sandra Bulloch, the cast of jersey shore has a legion of fans,

    justin bieber will bring in the little kids (my 10 year old sister is already campaigning for permission to stay up past bedtime to watch). betty white, her name speaks for itself, as does the name of mark zuckerberg and of course the general. then there is kate, or catherine as she now will be called, middleton. this girl will be the next queen of england, she’s wearing diana’s ring. in short, millions of people will be watching this show. so much for barbara being senile. you don’t like the list then don’t watch. i promise no one, absolutely no one, will miss you

  • Angie Voit

    He’s running for prez in 2012! Go Him!

  • She stinks!

    I’m sure the worlds largest untalented egomaniac JHO is pissed about this, screamed and yelled and fired many assistants. I’m sure there was lots of sneering and snarling too. She acts like a rabid dog.

  • Jokergurl

    Have some medals, and stripes! Good, General Petraeus deserves this to say the least. Thank you SIR!
    Sandra Bullock yes, classy, resilient, Oscar winner
    Betty White, amazing women, seriously many people her age have trouble just moving around, she doesn’t seem to have any health problems, always witty, always giving us a laugh.
    Lebron James All I can say is STOP comparing him to MICHAEL JORDAN/ AIR JORDAN the MASTER
    Kate Middleton, yes, lovely, sweet, cool the future wife of Prince William
    Zuckerberg The Facebook nerd, no he’s just a rich nerd, innovative? maybe, Steve Jobs in innovative, this guy no
    Jennifer Lopez, Idol judge, which is fine
    Jersey Shore? WHY?
    Sarah Palin… just no,no,no, not the national embarrassment
    Justin Bieber talented (no not like a young Michael Jackson) but fair, entertaining, to millions of young girls he is

  • Rocky


    I could not agree with you more. This list SUCKS! With the exception of ‘The General’ and ‘Sandy’, all the rest SUCK!!