Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating People of 2012′

Barbara Walters and One Direction

The year is winding down, which means it's time for another installment of Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People. And once again, the word 'Fascinating' becomes even less meaningful as Barbara gathers together a group that is half actually talented, hard-working individuals and half popular but talent-deficient people who have no business being rich and/or famous. Via the LA Times ... Mitt Romney apparently didn't make the cut for Barbara MORE

Chris Christie denies ‘Jersey Shore’ tax credit!

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Chris Christie

So New Jersey's governor Chris Christie took time out from maybe-or-maybe-not running unsuccessfully for president (can you decide already so that you can lose your bid to Mitt Romney?) to announce that Jersey Shore would no longer be receiving tax breaks from the state so that they can film eight filthy whores drink and punch and cry. Via The Slate: Dubbed the "Snooki subsidy," the tax credit is part of a $10 million state program that grants MORE