Barbara Walters’ ‘10 Most Fascinating People of 2010’: Do you agree?

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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.’


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— Christie D’Zurilla