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Who does Barbara Walters think is the ‘Most Fascinating?’


Making the cut

Barbara Walters has made her list and checked it probably more than twice: The 84-year-old View queen picked 10 of the biggest names in news to be featured in her annual “Most Fascinating People of the Year” special airing 9:30 p.m. on ABC Dec. 18.

Some actually interesting people made the cut: Pope Francis; sassy Jennifer Lawrence; courageous Robin Roberts; long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad; even NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. But a baby ( Prince George)? And sorry, but Kimye (one person because they are an entity) are a lot of things but we wouldn’t peg them as “fascinating.” Miley Cyrus and Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family are a stretch too. Walters will reveal the No. 1 most fascinating human during the show. Ron Burgundy, anyone?

Vampire dethroned

Shocker! Glamour UK has released its list of 2013’s Sexiest Men, and numero dos, Robert Pattinson, was ousted from the top spot by Superman Henry Cavill. The 30-year-old Brit also beat out Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, who came in third.

Staying mum

You have to give Suki Waterhouse props. Even though the British model is dating Bradley Cooper, she refuses to brag. “I do think whatever I say will sound weird,” she told Elle UK’s January issue. “But the truth is, if I start talking about him, I probably won’t be able to stop.” OK, so she’s bragging a little bit.

Mama bear

Say what you want about Jennifer Lopez and her diva attitude behind the scenes, but sounds like she’s a good mom. The March of Dimes sure thinks so. The 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual MOD luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday. Lopez is being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting women giving birth to healthy babies after full-term pregnancies.

Bad taste

Heads are likely rolling over at Wheel of Fortune.

An episode aired Monday in which a puzzle’s answer was The Fast and the Furious.

Producers did run a note clarifying that the show had been taped a few weeks ago, prior to the “tragic passing” of the movie’s star, Paul Walker.

Host Pat Sajak later tweeted, “Feel terrible.”

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