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The Extra List: Most Shocking Moments of Walters' 'Fascinating People'

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!

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3 Most Shocking Moments in Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People'

#3 - Simon Cowell

"X Factor" creator and judge Simon Cowell revealed there was "sexual tension" with fellow judge Paula Abdul. Cowell explained why he thought "there was sexual tension. On [Abdul's] part." Simon confidently quipped that Paula definitely wanted him. But how did Cowell feel about his co-star? "I considered it, but then I thought... I don't think the after would be as good as the before. I'd let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be a good night." The executive producer gave a brief explanation of their history together, saying, "I mean, we obviously like each other... we didn't like each other in the beginning. The truth was, on the first two seasons, we couldn't travel on the same plane together. We really disliked each other that much."

#2 - Steve Jobs

Barbara broke her own rules by choosing Apple visionary Steve Jobs, who passed away in October. The program has never featured a deceased person. Walters said, "All his life, Steve Jobs could see things other people couldn't see. It's hard to imagine anyone quite like him."

#1 - Kim Kardashian

Barbara Walters didn't hold back when she interviewed reality TV's most famous family. Walters asked Kim Kardashian about the sex tape she made with hip-hop artist Ray-J that launched her name into the headlines. Walters asked Kim of the infamous tape, "So was it a good thing to have done?" Without going into detail, Kim replied, "I have made mistakes in my life, for sure." The veteran journalist continued with the punches, declaring, "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance." Walters concluded, "You don't have any-forgive me-talent!"