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Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2010': Do you agree? [poll]

Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 includes Justin Bieber

Gen. David Petraeus and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg were the big reveals on Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" special Thursday night, joining the already-announced Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton, Sandra Bullock, LeBron James, Betty White, the cast of "Jersey Shore" and a back-again Sarah Palin on the annual list.

In addition to commanding Walters' No. 1 spot, Petraeus commands the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan, and we certainly hope this is the last time he's spotted here in the Ministry of Gossip. For his own sake! Nothing against you, general, but him popping up with a divorce, a DUI arrest or a sex tape would definitely do us all more harm than good.

A few people from last year's list popped up in the gossip ranks this year, including one, Brett Favre, for reasons we didn't expect. Walters' most fascinating person in 2009 was First Lady Michelle Obama, with Favre, Palin, Lady Gaga, Tyler Perry, Jenny Sanford, Kate Gosselin, Glenn Beck, Adam Lambert and Michael Jackson's children filling the rest of the spots.

In 2009, many commenters said they would have liked to have seen hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger on the list. (Hey, at least he ranked at the Tournament of Roses Parade.)

Who do you think was missing, and who would you have left off? Let us know in comments -- and please do share your "why."


Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2009': observations, and a poll

Sandra Bullock, Sarah Palin, Justin Bieber among Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Justin Bieber was interviewed by Barbara Walters for her special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010," which aired Thursday on ABC. Credit: Lou Rocco / ABC.


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Zuckerberg is the most obvious choice. He's high profile but until very recently not very public. Sarah Palin being included offends me because she so relentlessly self promotes especially recently with the obviously staged hunt of a drugged caribou. The General and Betty White are great natural choices: interesting people that are in the spotlight for genuine reasons. The rest all look like public relations placements...

Sarah Palin walked away from her elected position of governor after serving less than half her term. No one in their right mind would vote for this woman as president of the United States. Nor does she deserve the honorary title of governor since she walked away from the job. What's the fascination?

Jenifer Lopez??? What did she do... not even a good comeback. She's last years news. Lady Gaga has made more waves recently...even Kanye, Cher or that internet kid who lip-sync's to 50cent was more interesting.

What did Jenifer Lopez do this year that was so interesting? I don't really understand Sandra Bullock either. Palin was a good choice, though.

I think Kanye West and/or Taylor Swift was missing from the list. If she can put the Jersey Shore cast on the list then why not those two idiots?

Overall, of course it wasn't a perfect list. She mainly sticks to the "Hollywood" celebrities. There are far more interesting/fascinating people outside of Hollywood that could be put on a list like this.

they are all as fascinating as a cat doing its kitty litter duty or Bristol Palin trying to lose weight...which why I don't watch BabaWaWa's specials. Where's Cher or Joan Rivers when we need them...har, har..

I will not be watching this one. I seems that most of these are not interesting at all. Last year was way more interesting than this years. Betty White would be the best one but Sarah Palin would be the worse. To me Sarah is just funny and that is all.

----Uh, I don't know. I'd say MOST fasinating would be
some of the leadership of the eugenocidal elite of the
'chairitable' capstone foundations (Rockefeller, Carnegie,
Buffet ---GATES).

The RED China enabling program IS coming round the bend for
final collapse of the US and Europe and worldwide installation of 'population easing' (incremental genocide
of 90% of humanity by 2100) ---kind of trumps all comers.


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