12:30 pm, December 13th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
Barbara Walters’ annual December special covering the year’s “10 Most Fascinating People” is typically a banal hour-and-a-half reminder of everyone that you hated (or liked!) who shaped the last twelve months of pop culture. In appearing on this special, these people become not just E! News-worthy, but gain the cachet of being profiled by ABC News. And then there’s the “mystery guest,” the tsar of intrigue, the #1 most fascinating person of the year.