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Ben Affleck, One Direction Among Barbara Walters “Most Fascinating” People of 2012

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By Michael Lewittes

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Ben Affleck, One Direction and “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James are among Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2012,” the news anchor announced on Monday’s “The View.”

Other luminaries to be profiled on Walters’ 20th annual special include Seth MacFarlane, Hillary Clinton, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

The newswoman’s “Number One Most Fascinating Person of 2012″ will be revealed on the show, along with the other two still-unannounced stars.

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Last year, Walters drew criticism for having the Kardashians on her list.

“Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012″ airs on December 12 on ABC.

Any guesses on who will be named “Most Fascinating”?

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