Show Business: The Year's Most

MOST BLATANT—AND LONGEST—COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION: a 90-minute plug masquerading as live coverage of a celebrity jolly-up, which launched NBC's Big Event series. Besides hyping the series, the stars tediously promoted their upcoming films—all, by an odd coincidence, Paramount releases.

MOST HONEST FELLA: Dustin Hoffman, at the aforementioned blast. Asked why his Marathon Man costar, Laurence Olivier, was absent, Dusty gave the short answer, "He has too much class."

MOST APPEALING ARGUMENT FOR FEMINISM: Lindsay Wagner as the Bionic Woman.

MOST APPALLING ARGUMENT FOR FEMINISM: Barbara Walters, ABC's celebrated anchorperson, who in her first...

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