Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Barbara Walters: Kardashians? No talent there!

A preview of Barbara Walters' picks for the most fascinating people of the year.

Barbara Walters: Kardashians? No talent there!

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Barbara Walters, seen here from her days on NBC's 'Today Show' in 1976, fascinates us.

Lindsay Lohan is not fascinating.

But Kim Kardashian, Eric Stonestreet and Steve Jobs most certainly are. Fact, they’re supertastically fascinating, decrees one of the business’ most sought-after confessors, Barbara Walters.

Walters, who presented her findings Wednesday night on the ABC News special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011, is most impressed with Jobs, who tops her list.

The Apple founder, who died in October at 56, transformed the face of computing, friends and colleagues tell Walters.

“He wanted things insanely great and would take or accept nothing less than that,” said Disney president and CEO Bob Iger.

“His enthusiasm was unbelievably evident, visceral.”

Walters’ show features chats with other fascinators, including Kris Jenner and her daughters Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian, hallowed stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Walters notes that they make millions, yet, as she puts it, “forgive me, but you don't have any talent.” (One for Babs!)

Other notables include Herman Cain, Simon Cowell, Katy Perry, Derek Jeter and Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet.

Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-‘80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

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Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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