As she does at the conclusion of every year, Barbara Walters has compiled a list of the world's Most Fascinating People.

Really just a rundown of those who have been in the news (seriously, we all love Betty White, but does a single reader find her "fascinating?"), the following celebrities made the cut:

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Kim Kardashian is finally putting her inexplicable popularity to good use.

The large-breasted sex tape star is one of a number of big names participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event, a charitable effort spearheaded by Alicia Keys that asks celebrities to stay off all social networking sites until $1 million is raised in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1.

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With her striking red wig and fishnets, Rihanna strikes a sexy pose for the January issue of GQ UK. A pose she acknowledges some peeps are tiring of.

So she says, anyway. “Girls don’t like to see other girls dressed sexy all the time. I get that. People are always seeing my ass out and my boobs out."

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