Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2011 Revealed!

Entertainment Nov. 30, 2011 AT 7:13PM
Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2011 Revealed! Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Allen Berezovsky/WireImage.com; Nick Harvey/WireImage.com

If you ask Barbara Walters, Kim Kardashian and Pippa Middleton are two of the most fascinating people of the year.

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ABC announced the TV personality's coveted list of 2011's most talked-about stars Wednesday, with the reality star and Kate Middleton's little sis making this year's cut.

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Also highlighted in a December 14 ABC special will be Kardashian's sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, X Factor's Simon Cowell, Derek Jeter, Donald Trump, Katy Perry and Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Speaking to Us Weekly's Alexandra Houck, Walters said that while her most distinguished person has yet to be revealed, Cowell sure impressed during their sit-down chat.

"He was very outspoken and funny and charming," Walters said of Cowell, whom she interviewed on a Saturday before flying back home on a redeye flight the next day. "I watch him on the air and he can be so wicked and mean. I loved him! I loved being with him. If it hadn't been a good interview I would have killed him!" she joked.

Tell Us: Who should be named this year's most fascinating person?

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