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OTRC: Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People of 2010' list includes Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin appears in an undated photo posted on her Facebook page on September 4, 2009. (facebook.com/sarahpalin)

Barbara Walters has included former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the cast of MTV's raunchy reality show "Jersey Shore", "Golden Girls" actress Betty White and teen pop star Justin Bieber on her list of "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010".

The No. 1. person on the list will be announced on an ABC special that is set to air on December 9 at 10 p.m. ET. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was named the Most Fascinating Person of 2009. Palin, a controversial Republican politician whose daughter Bristol recently placed third on the ABC ballroom dancing reality series "Dancing With the Stars", is the only person to make the list three consecutive years in a row.

Others who made the cut this year are NBA star LeBron James, actress Sandra Bullock, who recently underwent a highly-publicized divorce, new "American Idol" judge and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and Kate Middleton, who recently became engaged to the United Kingdom's Prince William, who is second in line to the throne.

White, an 88-year-old actress who is enjoying a pop culture comeback among younger viewers following a "Saturday Night Live" hosting stint, will reportedly talk about her sex life to Walters, according to ABC News. The news veteran will also interview Palin, Lopez and Bieber.

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