To hear Donald Trump tell it, he’s partially responsible for Lady Gaga‘s meteoric rise to fame.
In his latest book, “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” the Donald wrote the following: “Maybe she became a star because I put her on the Miss Universe pageant. It’s very possible, who knows what would have happened without it, because she caused a sensation. I really believe I had at least something to do with it.”
Regardless of Trump’s influence, one thing’s for sure: Lady Gaga is a heavyweight in pop culture today. Do you think Donald Trump’s claims are overstated or dead on?
Barbara Walters‘ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011″ list, which will air in an ABC special on Dec. 14, includes pop culture fixtures Simon Cowell, Katy Perry, Pippa Middleton, the Kardashian family, Derek Jeter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Donald Trump.
The annual special highlights Walters’ picks for famous figures with the most influence and impact over the course of the year. We’ve come quite a way in a year: picks on the 2010 list included the “Jersey Shore” cast, Tiger Woods, Justin Bieber and Sarah Palin.
ABC has remained mum on the person who holds the No. 1 spot on Barbara Walters’ list. Who do you think it will be?
Though we’re skeptical that anyone can top last season’s antics – Nene Leakes’ breakdown(s), Meat Loaf flying off the handle, Gary Busey telling a long, rambling story about a kite during a challenge about steak – the new cast of Celebrity Apprentice looks pretty stellar.
Filling the “hot babe” slot, we have model/actresses Patricia Velasquez and Cheryl Tiegs, in the “former teen idol” category we have Debbie Gibson, and in the “impossibly muscular dude” section with have the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno.
Check out the full cast after the cut, and let us know who YOU think is going to win!
To some people, Kim Kardashian is a savvy businesswoman, a gorgeous goddess, a riveting superstar, and a modern icon. And to others… well, let’s just say Kim has her detractors.
The latter group will be happy to learn they’re not alone; Kim has been named the most annoying celebrity in a poll conducted by Parade magazine.
With 29% of the vote, Kim just edged out Charlie Sheen, who garnered a not-quite-”winning” 27%. The results are as follows:
1. Kim Kardashian 29%
2. Charlie Sheen 27%
3. Snooki 21%
4. Lindsay Lohan 16%
5. Donald Trump 5%
6. Brad Womack 1%
Do you agree with the poll? Who do YOU think is the most annoying celebrity?