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Barbara Walters announces her final, and unsurprising, ’10 Most Fascinating’ list

Barbara Walters’ choices for her final “10 Most Fascinating People of the Year” TV special are firmly inside the box. Surprised? Walters, who plans to retire in May, generally has no-brainer selections for the annual tradition, this year more so than ever. Included: Jennifer Lawrence; Kim and Kanye (because they need the publicity); the cast of “Duck Dynasty”; adorable baby Prince George; and especially non-shocker Miley Cyrus. Among the non-Hollywood types, the list has ABC’s Robin Roberts, and Edward Snowden. As always, the choice of the most fascinating person is a tightly-kept secret, to be unveiled during the primetime show on Dec. 18.

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