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Barbara Walters Names Obama ‘Most Fascinating Person’ Of 2008

Barbara Walters named President-elect Barack Obama as 2008's No.1 "Most Fascinating" person on her ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, on Thursday. Making history as the first African American to be elected as president, Obama was probably the most expected choice. “This was almost the easiest year that we’ve ever had, because we had so many naturals,” said Walters. The $100 million dollar box office man Will Smith brings up the rear in the 10th position. And sandwiched in between America's most beloved black men are Tom Cruise in the No. 2 spot, followed by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, actor Frank Langella, the pregnant man Thomas Beatie, conservative republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Saturday Night Live veteran and 30 Rock star Tina Fey (yes, this sort of balances out Palin's presence on the list!), teen actress and rock star Miley Cyrus, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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Color on the Cover: GQ Names Barack Obama ‘Man Of The Year’

Men's style magazine GQ has put President-Elect Barack Obama on one of its four "Men of the Year" covers. The accompanying article, which proclaims the groundbreaking 44th President of the United States of America "Game Changer of the Year," was written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Joining Obama in GQ's 2008 "Men of the Year" ranks: Gold medalist Michael Phelps, Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who all grace the other three covers.
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Cullen Jones and the Men’s USA Relay Swim Team Win Gold—Beating Trash Talking French

The amazing swimming foursome from the USA, Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Jason Lezak, shatter the world record in the mens 400-meter freestyle relay race in Beijing, beating the French, who recently trashed the Americans in the press. Crossing the finish line at 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds, the Americans took the gold medal, with the French nabbing silver and the Australians taking bronze. Jones is the second African American to win a gold medal in swimming. "We love listening to hear people talk stuff about us," Jones said in response to French swimmer Alain Bernard, who made headlines for telling sports newspaper L'Equipe, “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came for.” "This is our event," said Phelps, whose dream of making Olympic history is still alive. PHOTO: AP
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Barbara Walters Names Obama ‘Most Fascinating Person’ Of 2008

Barbara Walters named President-elect Barack Obama as 2008's No.1 "Most Fascinating" person on her ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, on Thursday. Making history as the first African American to be elected as president, Obama was probably the most expected choice. “This was almost the easiest year that we’ve ever had, because we had so many naturals,” said Walters. The $100 million dollar box office man Will Smith brings up the rear in the 10th position. And sandwiched in between America's most beloved black men are Tom Cruise in the No. 2 spot, followed by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, actor Frank Langella, the pregnant man Thomas Beatie, conservative republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Saturday Night Live veteran and 30 Rock star Tina Fey (yes, this sort of balances out Palin's presence on the list!), teen actress and rock star Miley Cyrus, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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Color on the Cover: GQ Names Barack Obama ‘Man Of The Year’

Men's style magazine GQ has put President-Elect Barack Obama on one of its four "Men of the Year" covers. The accompanying article, which proclaims the groundbreaking 44th President of the United States of America "Game Changer of the Year," was written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Joining Obama in GQ's 2008 "Men of the Year" ranks: Gold medalist Michael Phelps, Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who all grace the other three covers.
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Cullen Jones and the Men’s USA Relay Swim Team Win Gold—Beating Trash Talking French

The amazing swimming foursome from the USA, Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, and Jason Lezak, shatter the world record in the mens 400-meter freestyle relay race in Beijing, beating the French, who recently trashed the Americans in the press. Crossing the finish line at 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds, the Americans took the gold medal, with the French nabbing silver and the Australians taking bronze. Jones is the second African American to win a gold medal in swimming. "We love listening to hear people talk stuff about us," Jones said in response to French swimmer Alain Bernard, who made headlines for telling sports newspaper L'Equipe, “The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came for.” "This is our event," said Phelps, whose dream of making Olympic history is still alive. PHOTO: AP
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