On the list is sweet and ditzy comeback girl Teri Hatcher, and of course Tom Cruise, the increasingly psychotic billionaire actor whose teeth have bewitched the world. Attorney Tom Mesereau, was chosen as the one who defended Michael Jackson, the twice innocent child molester. Condoleeza Rice, whose rigidity and loyalty to the untruths that guide her boss, also appears here. Kanye West, who tops the charts doing something digital and rhytmical with his hands on his crotch, is also deemed fascinating. One of West’s most profound utterances, his plea to stop anti-gay prejudice: “Yo man, just stop it!”
“Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005” will air Nov. 29 (10 p.m. EST).