"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, the "Jersey Shore" kids and teen singing sensation Justin Bieber are just a few of Barbara Walters' picks in her "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" special.
"We have quite an eclectic list this year, but every subject has truly fascinated and entertained us this year," Walters said.
Watch the sneak peek!
Others on the list include future British Princess Kate Middleton, Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock and NBA star LeBron James, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and 88-year-old comedienne Betty White.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been named one of Barbara Walter's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010. During the special, set to air December 9, Palin said she has a shot at becoming the first female US president.
"I'm looking at the lay of the land now," Palin said. "Trying to figure that out, if it's a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it's a good thing."
When asked by Walters if she could beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, Palin replied, "I believe so."
"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar took a calmer moment this morning to discuss the blowup with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly last Thursday.
"He started with me as soon as he sat down," Goldberg explained, referring to O'Reilly's comments on the Muslim mosque being built near Ground Zero, which culminated in the newsman declaring "Muslims killed us on 9/11."
Katy Perry tweeted she's excited about wrapping her new music video for "California Gurls" -- that is, after she gets a filling. Barbara Walters wants her followers to know she's doing fine after her heart surgery.
Check out what other celebs tweeted this week.
Top Celebrity Tweets (May 10 - May 16)
"And that's a WRAP! I have a dentist appointment 1ST thing monday morning. Hopefully he can FILLLLL my cavity! #californiagurls MUSIC VIDEO!"
"Ugh.. traveling since 1901 but I'm in Egypt now overlooking the Nile and I'm very happy to be here!"
"Thank u for all good wishes. Very touched. I will be fine."
--on her recent heart surgery.
"Sleep tight! Remember: A baby rattlesnake in your sheets has the same amount of venom as an adult. It's just harder to find."
"On the plane headed for MY summer vacation!!! WOO HOO!!! My SKINNY summer vacation... Lol...run run run"
"I'm in KC. I like my BBQ like I like my women, HOT. Also, rubbed with Molasses, Coffee Grounds and Cayenne."
"Does five hour energy work? if so my whole life could change forever."
"Justin Bieber is here on Monday. My back is a little sore but otherwise not showing any signs of Bieber Fever yet.
"I like to produce a failed pilot for Fox about once every ten years. Latest was the 'Station.' Written directed and acted by a great group."
"Just failed at playing in an impromptu band with Howard stern and John stamos"
It's good news for Barbara Walters, as her doctors report that the 80-year-old grand dame of TV journalism came through her heart valve replacement surgery with flying colors.
"Her surgery went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome," said a rep for the interview queen.
Just this past Monday, Walters announced on "The View" that she would be undergoing heart surgery and had kept it secret because she "thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance."
Recovery from the operation is expected to take one to three months, which Walters timed with her summer hiatus. "Since the summer is coming up, I can take a nice vacation."
We ♥ Barbara.
"The View" host Barbara Walters announced on her show Monday that she was going to take some time off to have heart surgery.
The 80-year-old veteran journalist will undergo a heart valve replacement and only told her co-hosts shortly before the show aired. "I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance," Walters said.
The gals of "The View" will be adding a new guest voice to their show, "Octomom" Nadia Suleman, reports AP.
Suleman joins hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd on Wednesday's show, airing 11 AM ET.
Sparks should fly, since Suleman has been a hot topic on the show in the past.
The mother of 14 started her 15 minutes of fame last year, when she gave birth to eight children conceived through in vitro fertilization. She has been criticized in the past for having such a large family while living on public assistance and creating a chaotic environment for the octuplets, who just celebrated their first birthday in January.
Unlike so many other political wives who have been faced with cheating husbands, Jenny Sanford is not standing by her man, and she's discussing it in her new book, "Staying True."
Her husband, Gov. Mark Sanford, mysteriously vanished for four days last summer. When he resurfaced, he confessed to a clandestine trip to Argentina to be with his mistress, and revealed it in a rambling press conference -- unattended by Jenny.
Mrs. Sanford tells Barbara Walters on Friday's "20/20" about how she discovered the affair and the humiliation and disbelief she experienced. She also discusses how she left her husband for the sake of her own and her children's well-being, saying, "Mark needs to resolve a lot of his unresolved issues on his own."
Watch the whole interview tonight on ABC.