ABC has just announced Barbara Walters's list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2013, and the list is fascinating all by itself.
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Miley Cyrus, Kanye Westand Kim Kardashian, the stars of Duck Dynasty and baby Prince George -- the child of Prince Williamand Kate Middleton -- all made the cut.
As in years past, the number-one most fascinating person will be revealed on the show. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year airs on December 18th.
Congratulations to new parents Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft and his fiancée Jenna Kennedy on the birth of their first child –- a son they’ve named Jett Barker Liles. The little tyke made his world debut this morning (Monday) at a Nashville hospital, weighing seven pounds, seven ounces.
Stephen says, “Jenna was awesome, calm and collected the entire time. We checked in, stayed up all night and watched SportsCenter and Friends, and listened to Mozart during the delivery.”
Stephen’s family was in town for Jett’s birth. And bandmate Eric Gunderson and his wifeEmily plan on introducing Jett to their son Camden later today (Monday). Stephen says, “They are going to be best friends!”
Just because retailers think Thanksgiving should be the kickoff to the shopping season doesn't mean the average American agrees. Actually, according to a newHuffington Post poll, 62 percent of Americans think businesses should close on Thanksgiving so workers can have the day off, while only 27 percent said that they think stores should feel free to stay open if there is demand for it.
It isn't just about the employees forced to work over the holiday, either. Only 13 percent of people said they want retailers to be open on Thanksgiving, while 74 percent said they prefer that businesses wait till Friday to open. This new Thanksgiving sale trend might not be such a great idea after all, because 80% of Americans have absolutely no plans to shop on the holiday.
With all the bad press and the negative response from potential shoppers, what could the motive be for retailers like Macy's, Walmart, K-Mart and Best Buy to open their doors during the holiday?