Who’s on Barbara Walters’ list of the year’s ‘Most Fascinating’?

(CNN) — After talking to the Kardashians last year and the cast of “Jersey Shore” the year before that, Barbara Walters’ list of 2012’s “Most Fascinating People” is notably reality show- free.

Instead, Walters’ 90-minute special, which is now in its 20th season, will include:

“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (who made quite the splash in his “Saturday Night Live” cameo this weekend)

Boy band One Direction

Gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast/budding actress/author Gabby Douglas

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Seth MacFarlane

And Ben Affleck, who just scored another acting/directing success with “Argo”

The No. 1 “Most Fascinating” person will be revealed on the special when it airs December 12 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.


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