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  • Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, formerly Amal Alamuddin, became George Clooney's beautiful new wife this past September and was chosen as Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014.
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  • &quot;Good Morning America&quot; welcomed &quot;Live! with Kelly and Michael&quot; host Michael Strahan to the team this year. The former New York Giants player was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan, who will appear in next year's &quot;Magic Mike XXL,&quot; is&nbsp;on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • Taylor Swift's first pop album, &quot;1989,&quot; debuted this year at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and became the singer's third album to sell more than 1 million units during its debut week. The record-setting sales earned Swift the Dick Clark Award for excellence at the 2014 American Music Awards. The &quot;Blank Space&quot; singer is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • Media mogul and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey kicked off her tour &quot;Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend,&quot; this year. Winfrey, who turned 60 in January, produced and appeared in the movie &ldquo;Selma&rdquo; and was named fourth on Forbes&rsquo; 2014 Celebrity 100 list. Winfrey is on Barbara Walters' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.
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  • Billionaire and futurist Elon Musk continued to test the boundaries of science and technology with his companies Tesla and SpaceX. In September, NASA awarded contracts to SpaceX, along with Boeing, to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The following month, Tesla unveiled its Model S sedan with its autopilot features and supercar-like acceleration. Musk is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • <p> Fans are eagerly awaiting George R.R. Martin's book &quot;Winds of Winter,&quot; the next installment in his hit series &quot;Game of Thrones,&quot; which is also a popular TV series by the same name. Despite his fame and success, Martin has said he misses the days when he was not recognized as a celebrity and still pens his books on a clunky DOS word processor. Martin is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span></p>
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  • Chelsea Handler said goodbye to broadcast TV in August with a star-studded finale of her E! late-night show, &quot;Chelsea Lately.&quot; Handler, who hosted the show for seven years, will star in a Netflix talk show, which debuts in 2016. The stand-up comic and actress also released her sixth book, &quot;Uganda Be Kidding Me,&quot; in March. Handler is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • It's been a very busy year for actor Neil Patrick Harris. After the series finale of &quot;How I Met Your Mother,&quot; Harris has kept his plate full, appearing in the movie &quot;Gone Girl,&quot; starring in and winning a Tony for the hit Broadway show &quot;Hedwig and the Angry Inch,&quot; and releasing his autobiography, &quot;Choose Your Own Autobiography.&quot; The 2015 Oscars host said on his Twitter page in September that he married his longtime partner David Burtka. Harris is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • &quot;Avengers&quot; star Scarlett Johansson secretly wed Romain Dauriac this year. She also gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Dorothy Rose. Johansson, who will star in &quot;Avengers: Age of Ultran,&quot; is on Barbara Walters<span style="font-size: 14.6666669845581px;">' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.</span>
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  • Billionaire philanthropist and political activist David Koch, who owns the an oil and gas conglomerate Koch Industries with his brother Charles Koch, made headlines during this year's midterm elections. With their conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, they spent millions on advocacy ads in the midterm election cycle. David Koch is on Barbara Walters' 2014 list for the most fascinating people of the year.
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