Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People of 2012


Honey Boo Boo

One Direction

Gabby Douglas

Hillary Clinton

EL James

Ben Affleck

Seth McFartlane

Barbara just revealed that she wanted Honey Boo Boo to be a secret because she thought it undermined the integrity of the show.

What do we think?

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2012

Honey Boo Boo undermines her credibility, but One Direction and EL James doesn't?!

by Anonymousreply 111/19/2012

Maybe it's just me aging, but these specials actually once had interesting people on them. Barbara has been leaking integrity for some time.

by Anonymousreply 211/19/2012

I think Barbara needs to go on a nice long vacation. She has certainly earned one. No, really!

by Anonymousreply 311/19/2012

They need to give this Special to Katie Couric

by Anonymousreply 411/19/2012

You have GOT to be kidding!! Baba Wawa? Say it isn't so...

by Anonymousreply 511/19/2012

Stick a fork in her, she's done.

by Anonymousreply 611/19/2012

Who is EL James???

by Anonymousreply 711/19/2012

[quote]Who is EL James???

"Fifty Shades of Grey."

by Anonymousreply 811/19/2012

When was the last time anyone used the word "integrity" in the same sentence as Barbara Walters, without the words, "has no" in between?

by Anonymousreply 911/19/2012

[quote]Seth McFartlane

Please tell me this wasn't a typo.

by Anonymousreply 1011/19/2012

Barbara "hi peasants!" Walters......

by Anonymousreply 1111/19/2012

She is really the most easily fascinated person, ever.

by Anonymousreply 1211/19/2012

Integrity has no Baba Wawa.

by Anonymousreply 1311/19/2012

I honestly believe Barbara doesn't know who most of these people are. The network probably picks for her.

by Anonymousreply 1411/19/2012

Honey Boo Boo isn't included - OP made that one up.

by Anonymousreply 1511/19/2012

Is BA even relelist? I know Argo was big but he certainly wasn't bigger than a lot of people not on the list. 2003 was his year because of J Lo. Nobody cares now.

by Anonymousreply 1611/19/2012

I meant relevant.

by Anonymousreply 1711/19/2012

"I'm Barbara Walters, and I was once a serious journalist".

by Anonymousreply 1811/19/2012

Ben is in heavy campaign mode for an Oscar. I'm sure some publicist was got his name on the list (as did the others, really). But there's nothing fascinating about Ben. Unless he wants to talk about cheating on his wife, gambling debts, and setting up pap shots to get ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 1911/19/2012

Yeah, that's what I figured. Just was odd because at least the.others have a big media presence. And BA doesn't have that. He and his wife are as irrelevant as Hollywood stars can be.

by Anonymousreply 2011/19/2012

Why is boring ass Ben Affleck supposed to be "fascinating?" That list is hilarious. One Direction? Really? And the Fifty Shades of Grey author? Hey, authors, in and of themselves are NOT particularly interesting. Some have some theatricality to them like Truman Capote but most are rather quiet, measured, and, well, kinda dull.

by Anonymousreply 2111/19/2012

EL James has nothing to say. She wrote a Twilight fanfic and miraculously made millions. That's about it, folks.

by Anonymousreply 2211/19/2012

I really pathetic list. I don't know if that says more about Walters or the cultural climate. But it's sad. McFarland, Douglas, and MAYBE Affleck are the only ones who have any reason to be on the list.

If you were going to choose a crossover author, choose Junot Diaz or Gillian Flynn not ridiculous EL James.

Hillary? I love her, but why? Why not choose Elizabeth Warren or Michelle (assuming she wasn't chosen recently) Hell, even crazy Ann Romney would make more sense?

One Direction? Really? I'm officially old I guess because I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 2311/19/2012

Barbara Walters is the queen of dumbed-down television, but even she has dumbed-down her own show. In 1993, her "most fascinating people" included Hillary Clinton, Jack Kevorkian, an architect, and others that would all be better than Boo Boo, and in 1994 she had Neslon Mandela, Leslie Ambramson, Jimmy Carter, Speilberg and Streisand.

by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2012

Honey Boo Boo is not on it, r24.

by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2012

I see Barbara Walters didn't make that list.

by Anonymousreply 2611/20/2012

[quote]One Direction? Really? I'm officially old I guess because I don't get it.

Made history in the US as being the first British band in history to debut at #1 in the US. Their second album is going to debut at #1 now too. They're hugely popular now.

by Anonymousreply 2711/20/2012

I remember thinking it is time for her to retire when her most fascinating person one year was Laura Bush. As much as I disliked W, I did not mind Laura, but she was hardly the most fascinating person of that year. It seemed like she was sucking up to someone.

by Anonymousreply 2811/20/2012

Who gives a shit, R27? Boy bands aren't fascinating and 12 year olds don't watch Barbara Walters.

by Anonymousreply 2911/20/2012

Barbara Walters always had pop singers on the show - Ricky Martin, Geri Halliwell, Beyonce, Usher...

(Also, Susan Lucci was on it [italic]twice[/italic]? WTF?)

by Anonymousreply 3011/20/2012

Barbara's desperate social climbing undermines her integrity, period.

by Anonymousreply 3111/20/2012

WTF are Barbara Walters, Honey Boo Boo, Gabby Douglas, EL James and Seth McFartlane?

by Anonymousreply 3211/20/2012

I don't have a problem with EL James' inclusion, she has written the most successful book in ages and on top of that it is completely terrible, so that is a fascinating story.

She also includes Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, who are good choices.

Ben Affleck directed a well-received movie, who fucking cares; Seth McFarlane had a good year, but so what; One Direction, who cares; Gabby Douglas was a nice PR story at the time, but who cares anymore; etc. etc.

by Anonymousreply 3311/20/2012

Why Clinton and Affleck? They've been around forever. WTF has Affleck done to be any more "fascinating" this year? Barbara's coffin must have a gas leak.

by Anonymousreply 3411/20/2012

Let's start our own list since BW is clueless:

1. Cory Booker

by Anonymousreply 3511/20/2012

So, who do you think will be number 1?

by Anonymousreply 3611/20/2012

1. Barack Obama

2. Elizabeth Warren

3. Rupert Murdoch

4. Chris Christie

5. Nate Silver

6. Oscar Pistorius

7. EL James

8. Channing Tatum

9. Anderson Cooper

10. Yes, I would include The Honey Boo Boo Child. She is the zeitgeist.

by Anonymousreply 3711/20/2012

Bowbwa is easily fascinated.....

by Anonymousreply 3811/20/2012

Where is The Wanted? I think they're better singers than One Direction.

by Anonymousreply 3911/20/2012

Honey Boo Boo? Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 4011/20/2012

They don't have nearly the same cultural impact though, r39.

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2012
Need more help? Click Here.

Follow theDL catch up on what you missed

recent threads by topic delivered to your email

follow popular threads on twitter

follow us on facebook

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!