Los Angeles - What do Britain's Pippa Middleton and the US Kardashian family have in common?
They are all among the 10 most fascinating people of 2011, according to veteran US journalist Barbara Walters.
Middleton, 28, younger sister of Prince William's new wife Kate, was named on Wednesday along with British reality TV guru Simon Cowell, singer Katy Perry and businessman Donald Trump as making the list in Walter's annual ABC TV special.
Walters will announce the number one most fascinating person of 2011 when the 90-minute show Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 airs on December 14.
Other celebrities making up the top 10 most prominent names in entertainment, sport and pop culture include baseball star Derek Jeter, and Modern Family actors Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson who play a gay couple on the Emmy-winning TV comedy.
Middleton found unexpected fame during the British royal wedding in April when she wore a figure-hugging white dress as maid of honour to her sister Kate. She has been a constant fixture in US and British celebrity media ever since.
Socialite sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and their mother Kris - the biggest reality TV stars in the United States - found new fame in 2011 when Kim held a lavish summer TV wedding after a whirlwind romance that ended in her filing for divorce just 72 days later.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean section - two weeks before they were due. Read More »
After her spectacular win as Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss will no longer be able to fulfil her duties as Miss South Africa. Read More »
The top 5!
Coming to SA!
Watch this hilarious clip! We think this man should rather be running outside this summer!
South AfricaOnly the best Durban
HousesR 2 900 000
HousesR 2 999 000
HousesR 2 320 000