Top 10 Searched Celebs of 2012 – Yahoo!
1. Kim Kardashian
Though many Yahoo! users often complain they are sick of hearing about the Kardashian clan, their actions tell us otherwise. Case in point: Kim K. tops of the Yahoo Searched of the top-searched celebs of 2012. The curvaceous reality star managed to stay in the headlines this year thanks to the ongoing divorce drama between her and her ex, Kris Humphries; her new romance with Kanye West; a couple of lawsuits; and the ongoing antics that occur on one of her family’s many reality shows.
2. Kate Upton
It’s not all that hard to figure out why Kate Upton was popping in search results this year. She’s hot! And the sexy model made quite an impression in her teeny-weenie bikini while gracing the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which was unveiled on the “Late Show With David Letterman” in February. Though Victoria’s Secret slammed the 20-year-old blond bombshell by saying she would “never” be cast to walk in one of its runway shows, the voluptuous Upton managed to make her way into the pages of American Vogue, and more recently covered the November issue of Vogue Italia.
3. Lindsay Lohan
What would life be without Lindsay Lohan? The troubled actress certainly keeps omg! in business! Let’s recap 2012, shall we? The actress was accused of striking a man with her car in NYC (she was arrested in the September incident, but not charged), got into two separate fights several days apart at The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, and crashed her car into a big rig in June. She also was investigated by police in a $100K jewelry theft at her friend’s home, claimed she was attacked by a man she brought back to her NYC hotel room (cops later said there was no evidence of that), and more recently, was in jeopardy of having her probation revoked, accused of lying to police about that June accident. She also showed up late to film a guest spot on “Glee” (and hadn’t learned her lines), fell into such a deep sleep on the set of “Liz & Dick” that paramedics had to be called to the scene, claimed people were overreacting about Hurricane Sandy before it struck, and canceled her interview with Barbara Walters at the last minute. And just last week, Lohan was arrested again for allegedly punching a woman at a Manhattan nightclub. Think LiLo will finally be able to get her act together in 2013?
4. Jennifer Lopez
2012 was a big one for Jennifer Lopez’s career. She announced that she would be leaving “American Idol,” starred in the big-screen comedies “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and the animated “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” released a greatest hits album, and co-headlined a world tour with Enrique Iglesias. Whew! But the real reason people were searching for J.Lo, 43, was to get updates on the singer/actress and her much-younger, backup dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart, whom she began dating in November 2011, just four months after she split from husband Marc Anthony. By the time Anthony filed for divorce in April, Lopez had already bought her flame a Dodge Ram truck for his 25th birthday and she later named him the choreographer for her tour. Surprisingly, the couple is still going strong and celebrated their one-year anniversary on October 25.
5. Katy Perry
Katy Perry started making headlines as soon as 2012 began thanks to her breakup with Russell Brand (he filed for divorce on December 30, 2011). But the pop star wasted no time getting back into the dating game, and piqued our interest when she was spotted spending time with none other than serial heartbreaker John Mayer, who’s been linked to Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, and Minka Kelly, among others. Perry and Mayer first coupled up in June, then split in August, and reunited in September. In addition to her on-again, off-again romance, Perry kept our attention by sporting more outrageous ensembles (like the ballot dress she wore while campaigning for President Obama in November), showing off her wild manicures, and, of course, releasing fun pop songs like “Wide Awake,” which she performed in the summer 3D concert movie, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
6. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is the only male to land a spot on Yahoo!’s Top 10 Most-Search Celebs of 2012 list. Whether he’s strutting his stuff onstage or simply grabbing a bite at IHOP, the teen heartthrob – who released his third album, Believe in June – keeps his fans captivated and clamoring for any juicy tidbits they can get. And this year, between his scuffle with a photographer, multiple new tattoos, getting pulled over for speeding in his Karma Fisker, and breaking up and getting back together (twice) with girlfriend Selena Gomez, there was no shortage of news when it came to JBiebs.
7. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart made quite a name for herself in 2012, and it had to do with more than just the final installment of “The Twilight Saga” being released. After she apologized for cheating on real-life love Robert Pattinson with her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders in July, the public’s interest in the actress skyrocketed. Would RPattz take her back? In the end, he did … just in time for the couple to start promoting “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ together. And every time Stewart – who also starred in “Snow White” and “On the Road” (in theaters December 21) this year – hit the red carpet, fashionistas waited with bated breath to see whether or not she would pair her designer gowns with sneakers in typical KStew style.
8. Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been a hot topic for years – but not always for positive news. In 2012, however, the “I Wanna Go” singer grabbed headlines when she signed a $15 million contract to become a judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor.” Though things got off to a rocky start – she stormed off the set during auditions following a panic attack – Brit surprised viewers by revealing her catty side and delivering sassy one-liners when the show premiered in September. Now, the world is just waiting to see if and when the pop star and her fiancé, Jason Trawick, will tie the knot!
9. Jennifer Aniston
Even though it’s been many years since “Friends” was must-see TV and her marriage to Brad Pitt came to an end, Jennifer Aniston is still really interesting to people – particularly when it comes to her personal life. Following years of constant speculation about whether or not she would ever find love again (and whether or not she was pregnant!), Aniston only intensified the fervor when she got engaged to boyfriend Justin Theroux after dating for a little over a year. Just wait until they actually walk down the aisle!
10. Miley Cyrus
It’s no surprise that Miley Cyrus earned a spot on Yahoo!’s list of the Top 10 Most-Searched Celebs this year. After all, she gave us plenty of reasons to type in her name, whether we were contemplating her super-thin physique (courtesy of Pilates), her edgy new hairdo, her guest-starring role on “Two and a Half Men,” too-cute dogs, or that gorgeous 3.5-carat engagement ring Liam Hemsworth gave her in May. Hey, she’s just being Miley!