Cast Of “Jersey Shore,” Betty White Among Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People Of 2010

In another sign of the times…or perhaps just a sign that Barbara Walters is going senile, the rambunctious cast of MTV’s vodka-soaked soap Jersey Shore has landed a spot on the broadcast icon’s 18th annual list of the year’s Most Fascinating People.

Joining Snooki, J-Woww, and Pauly D on Babs’ year-end countdown will be soon-to-be British royal Kate Middleton, Oscar winner-turned-jilted bride Sandra Bullock, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, singer/actress/American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, octogenarian Betty White, Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber, and NBA star LeBron James.

Walters’ No. 1 Most Fascinating Person of 2010 will be unveiled when Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 debuts on ABC Dec. 9 @ 10 PM ET/PT.

An hour earlier — at 9 PM EST — Barbara will be hosting Oprah, The Next Chapter, an in-depth visit with The Queen of Talk as she readies her new cable network launching Jan. 1 and brings her longrunning daytime talk show to an end after an unprecedented 25 seasons.

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“I interviewed her in 1988, when she was first becoming very popular. She and I consider this latest interview our coming full circle.”