As the year winds down, we’re used to reading best-of 2012 lists, Oscar predictions, and the latest crop of pop-culture-inspired baby names. But this ranking is new to me! Ask.com released their top ten celebrity-related search questions for 2012, based on 100 million entries.
In news that will surprise no one, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson nabbed the dubious title of #1 most-asked celebrity question of the year:
Will Rob and Kristen get back together?
Yep, this summer’s cheating scandal has so dominated the zeitgeist that it seems daily people were asking whether these kids could put the drama behind them and make it work. I have to admit, I’m a little bummed that the question wasn’t “Is Robsten unbroken?” because that’s the jargon all the fans were using. But if anything, using the actors’ names shows that it wasn’t just Twihards who knew the couple’s nickname searching. It seems like the affair and backlash attracted diehard and casual fans alike.
Of course, the Rob/Kristen drama just happened to be the scandal that came latest in the year. In fact, there were several memes and other juicy stories that Robsten overshadowed and we’ve subsequently forgotten about. Ask.com has ponied up the other nine search terms and questions that users asked when they weren’t refreshing Tumblr. Here are the celebrities whose scandals, dance moves, and abs that made up the rest of this year’s burning questions:
2. Was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s marriage fake?
3. What does Gangnam Style mean?
4. When is Snooki‘s baby due?
5. What will happen to Prince Harry because of the nude pictures?
6. How big is Angelina [Jolie]‘s engagement ring?
7. What is the best Call Me Maybe parody?
8. When are Justin [Timberlake] and Jessica [Biel] getting married?
9. Why did Miley Cyrus cut her hair?
10. Does Ryan Lochte have a girlfriend?
Yep, that’s just about the year in a nutshell. The one group I’m surprised isn’t in there is One Direction; are we really to believe that Larry Stylinson didn’t make its way into the top ten? Ah, well—you can read about that, plus all of these other celebrity dramas, on Crushable.
[via USA Today]
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