The Most Searched Person of 2011 is..
The results are in, and boy am I glad it’s not Kim Kardashian again.
That’s right Justin Beiber easily took this year’s top spot, among the 12 people who use the search engine Bing.
Kim K was the queen of search last year, but the combination of Bieber’s My World 2.0 Tour, hit concert movie “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” “Saturday Night Live” hosting job, his Christmas album including the duet with Mariah Carey, his cute little girlfriend Selena Gomez, and who could forget the Mariah Yeater’s baby mamma drama were enough to push him to the top spot.
Sure Kim launched a new reality show, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” got “married” and shortly thereafter divorced.. but looks like poor Kim just can’t catch a break. Sadly false nuptials don’t hold a candle to a false baby scandal.
Several notable names dropped out of the top 10 this year, including Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. But President Obama may have fallen the furthest. In 2010, was the No. 5 most-searched person. In 2011, he was No. 49. Oh, how the mighty have fallen..
Two people who got huge boosts in 2011 were Gomez, who went from No. 50 to No. 11 (thanks, no doubt, to all the Bieber-smooching) and Jennifer Lopez, who wasn’t in the top 50 last year and is now fifth.
Although Amy Winehouse’s death was the fifth most searched-for news story for the whole year, Winehouse herself did not make the top 10 most searched-for people.
Women did very well in 2011, however. Although Bieber was the No. 1 person and musician, the rest of the top 10 in both categories were women. Additionally, Chelsea Handler beat out Conan, Dave and Jay to be the most searched-for late night talk show host. And all of the top 10 reality stars were women.
The most searched-for movie was not the final “Harry Potter” or “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” but Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” Ya know the one when you see the previews for it, you groan and feel physically ill wondering why in the world Tom Cruise is still making movies – that one. Obviously Bing is the preferred search engine of the Church of Scientology.
What do you think of these results? Which celebs do you most search for?