'Jersey Shore' among Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating'
November 30th, 2010
11:48 AM ET

'Jersey Shore' among Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating'

If you’ve been fascinated by the “Jersey Shore” cast’s ability to lay around in bed for hours at a time, throw around the word "done" without actually meaning it and somehow still find time for regular GTL sessions, you’re not the only one. Barbara Walters is pretty fascinated with the reality TV stars as well, and has included the cast among her "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" special.

Walters will also sit down with teen pop idol Justin Bieber; former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin; Sandra Bullock; LeBron James; new “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez; and the recently engaged Kate Middleton.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a 2010 list if it didn’t include 88-year-old Betty White, whose star has arguably shone the brightest this year. But Walters won’t focus on just White’s success – she’ll also delve into her sex life. When Walters inquires if one still has sex at White’s age, the comedienne responds, “If one gets lucky!”

That sentiment is probably comforting to the “Jersey Shore” crew, who are no strangers to “smooshing,” as the cast members call it.

“I need a lesson. Okay, because you have your own language,” Walters tells them during the special. But when they started talking dollars and cents, an interesting tidbit came out: Apparently, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi are looking to buy a house together with their reality show dough after Snooks pays off her mom’s mortgage. But they’re not looking in New Jersey; nope, according to ABC, the duo’s on the lookout in Long Island, New York.

To find out who took the No. 1 spot on Walters' list,  you'll have to tune in to "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" on Thursday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • television

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  1. babycelebs411

    Jersey Shore crew made the list along with Kate Middleton..possibly the next Queen of England??! this is hilarious, it must be a joke right:) not to mention my favorite leading lady Betty White..what an embarasement for Barbara Walters..LOL. In the meanwhile check out our predictions on Jennifer Aniston on our Celebs911 page. Today Jennifer Garner is celebrating her daughter's bday:http://babycelebs411.com/2010/12/01/jennifer-garners-daughter-violet-anne-is-celebrating-her-5th-birthday/, click on CELEBS911 page for the latest celebs predictions

    December 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jillmarie

    Betty White- fascinating. Jersey shore cast- nauseating!

    December 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. celebs911

    LOL.. the most fascinating people? lol I can't stop laughing.. this is retarded! Greta role models for our kids and for society.:) So people learn that if you are outrageous you are becoming fascinating in Barbara Walters view:)
    Please check our predictions on Jennifer Aniston:)

    December 1, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Linda

    And, Barb has gone senile. Perhaps from all that hairspray.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick

    The Queen of the edit machine has lost all reasoning–should have retired when your father lost the Club.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. your mom

    Who cares?
    snooky is a cow hahaha

    November 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    Awww...how cute. The Situation brought a cute little monkey with a birds nest on its head to the set.

    Oh sorry, my bad, that's Snookie.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sobbie

    Babbs you need to retire as you just lost all credibility as a journalist. My gawd of all the people in the world you chose this annoying group of pseudo celebrities as the most fascinating?! Their 15 minutes of fame are over and so's your career.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kareen

    Barbara didn't look very hard to find a fascinating person .
    I lost all the respect I once had for Barbara

    November 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. meadow muffin

    All I can say is OMG how sad

    November 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kareen

    Barbara, you lost it

    November 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    "Go back to Jersey and stay there!"

    Or better yet, go back to NY where you are from and stay there. NJ does not want you here any more.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ProperVillain

    I think it's fascinating that a group of people could be so mindless.
    I don't really understand the unwarranted attention heaped on these people. They are a group of simpletons whose only goals in life is their next drink and lay. They have done NOTHING of note except act obnoxious and tarnish the image Americans in general. Go back to Jersey and stay there!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. steve505

    If these are the most fascinating people of 2010, this year can't end fast enough....

    You're "done", America.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. zbtrocker

    Is this really how bad things have gotten? The only thing fascinating about them is how they ever got on TV.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ron31

    I think the girls of 'Jersey Shore' are HOT!

    November 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lindsay

    *Thursday, December 9

    November 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. amanda

    i think hell just froze over...

    November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Samantha

    does JWoww have anything besides tramp dresses?

    November 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kiki

    Were there no other fascinating people? What about a solider fighting for our country .....she could have interviewed one of them. Really, the Jersey shore. What a wasted interview.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • em

      Agreed. What is this world coming to? America finds entertainment in complete idiocy.

      November 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      When you have to resort to calling a group of under achievering, alcholics, good for nothing, some of the most fascinating people of 2010 you really didn't look too hard!! I've just lost all journalistic respect for you. What about interviewing the gentlemen in TX who builds homes, at no cost, for returning wounded vets? Now that is a fascinating person. If being a loser is now good and fascinating no less, I wouldn't have worked all my life to make something of myself. Please cancel them from your show!!!!!

      November 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. El Jefe

    Barbara Walters, now the queen of the d0uchenozzles...

    November 30, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Gerard

      Perhaps Ms. Walters got too much anesthesia during her recent operation, and her judgment was imparied. Sarah Palin may be fascinating to 25% of America, but these grease scrapings prove that Walters has finally found the true bottom of the barrel. I'm embarrassed for her.

      November 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |

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