Check out "Extra's" top the three most shocking moments of this year's "Most Fascinating" special with Barbara Walters, starting with "X Factor's" Simon Cowell!
Host Barbara Walters chatted with "The View" ladies Wednesday about her "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011" list - including the Kardashian women.
Walters said she didn't think Kim exactly lied about her troubled marriage to Kris Humphries when the reality star said "Married life is good" -- it was just bad timing.
Barbara explained, "It's not that she lied, that was the first interview that we did. We did it in October," three weeks before Kim filed for divorce on October 31.
Ruth Madoff recently said she and husband Bernie tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve over the $60-billion scandal that rocked the financial world.
The most hated woman in New York told "60 Minutes" (airing Sunday) that she and Bernie swallowed a bunch of pills, even though Bernie told the NY Times earlier this year, "I never thought of taking my life, it's just not the way I am."
On "The View" Tuesday, Barbara Walters described her experience Sunday at the wedding of Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, who is Walters' second cousin.
"He called her 'My Valentine'," Walters said, saying the ceremony was very special.
Veteran journalist Barbara Walters is likely to speak with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong in the reality star's first interview since the suicide death of her estranged husband, Russell.
A source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com that Taylor has been approached by several media outlets, and while she is willing to talk about her ordeal, the reality TV star wants do it with someone she trusts.
Hollywood's A-listers were tangled in a web of red carpet madness for the long-awaited opening night of Broadway's spine-tingling musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
U2 frontman Bono, who composed the music for the play with bandmate The Edge, received a standing ovation from the audience after the show. "Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with the musicians and remarked on the troubles the musical has faced, including being delayed six times due to a number of technical and directorial issues, as well as cast and crew injuries.
"The View" host Barbara Walters told "Extra's" Mario Lopez at the 8th Annual Red Dress Awards that she isn't planning to retire - at least for now.
"I won't be retiring to do something else because I love what I'm doing now. When I retire, I am leaving," the 81-year-old Walters said.
Lopez hosted the New York event, which raises awareness for the American Heart Association - which is something "very dear" to Walters' heart, having had her own open heart surgery last May.
Barbara Walters has selected the people she found most fascinating in 2010.
So far, the list includes teen singing sensation Justin Bieber; Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock; basketballer LeBron James; MTV's "It" kids -- the cast of "Jersey Shore"; "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez; Princess-to-be Kate Middleton; former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and 88-year-old comic genius Betty White.
Walters is holding out on the last two names and will reveal her choice for the top spot when the show airs tonight at 10:00 PM on ABC.