ABC released Barbara’s list of the ‘Most Fascinating People of 2013’ today in preparation for her yearly television special of the same name, and all in all it’s pretty much what you’d expect (movie star, TV star, person from the news, Royal baby, the Twerk-munk). However, there is one inclusion that has got to be either a mistake, a joke, or a misspelling of the name Jim Radashian (I just made up a name and I’m already more interested in my fake-name person than the real one):
Some of the year’s biggest names in news, entertainment and pop culture are sitting down with Walters for her annual special “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year.” The 90-minute program will air Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The special, in its 21st year, includes Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, ABC News’ very own “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, together known as KimYe, the breakout stars from the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” and arguably the most famous infant in the world — Duchess Kate and Prince William’s baby George, the heir to the British throne.
The No. 1 most fascinating person of 2013 will be announced on the program. The show will also reflect on moments from the past 20 years of Walters’ “Most Fascinating People of the Year” specials, which started in 1993.
My money is on ‘joke’. The only thing fascinating about Kim Kardashian is her genealogy: What type of demon did Kris mate with? Was the contract signed in blood or botox? Is baby North the result of a Rosemary’s Baby situation (with Kanye playing the Mia Farrow role). What kind of questions (sorry, kwestions) will Barbara even ask them? Everything we needed to know about KimYe was already answered in Bound 2.
But the #1 Most Fascinating is still a mystery. A few theories have been floating around Dlisted HQ, including, but not limited to: Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat), Courtney Stodden’s helium-inflated implants, Bruce Jenner’s pony tail (FINGERS CROSSED) and the KFC Go Cups. But who will it be? And who even cares? The special hasn’t even aired yet and already I’m thinking: “Let’s see what’s on The Weather Channel”.