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Google Zeitgeist looks at the top celeb news of 2013

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Google Zeitgeist has just released a list of the most popular celebrity stories from this year. Find out who is the queen of celebrity pregnancies, whose death left the world in mourning and more.

Google Zeitgeist looks at the top celeb news of 2013

It has been an interesting year in the lives of celebrities in 2013 and we have witnessed moments that were filled with love, new life and some of the most beautiful weddings around. But it has also been a year filled with tragic loss and heartbreak.

Google has just released its annual Zeitgeist list, which has tallied up all the top celebrity news stories of 2013 from more than 72 countries, to give us a chance to look back on those stars who have sadly burned out this year — and those who got us scandalously talking.

Who holds the title of most searched celebrity wedding? Who can be crowned the queen of celebrity pregnancies? And whose death left us feeling the most shocked?

Celebrity weddings

According to Google's Zeitgeist list, readers this year were most interested in Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha's nuptials.

The Scandal actress showed the world just how good she was at keeping secrets when she managed to keep her wedding to San Francisco 49ers player Asomugha a hushed affair this summer.

Other stars who got us talking were former NBA star Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto, whose lavish wedding cost them a whopping $10 million!

Kerry Washington in white dress

  • 1. Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
  • 2. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
  • 3. Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian
  • 4. NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes
  • 5. Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield
  • 6. Jesse James and Alex Dejoria
  • 7. George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
  • 8. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
  • 9. Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas
  • 10. Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech

Celebrity pregnancies

The world was surprised to find out that Kim Kardashian was pregnant with Kanye West's baby and the complications that the reality TV star faced during her pregnancy with North, including her preeclampsia condition and highly criticized maternity wardrobe. All of this has left her in the No. 1 spot for the most searched celebrity pregnancies, even managing to beat out Kate Middleton and her royal baby George Alexander Louis!

1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

  • 1. Kim Kardashian
  • 2. Kate Middleton
  • 3. Megan Fox
  • 4. Shakira
  • 5. Jessica Simpson
  • 6. Halle Berry
  • 7. Tamar Braxton
  • 8. Olivia Wilde
  • 9. Kerry Washington
  • 10. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Celebrity breakups

Miley Cyrus got the world talking about her transformation this year, but after months of speculation it was the "Wrecking Ball" singer's breakup with fiancé Liam Hemsworth that became the most searched celebrity breakup for 2013. The former couple split after months of cheating rumors and squirrelly behavior, and Hemsworth was left mortified by his fiancée's raunchy VMAs performance.

No one expected to hear that Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner would call time on their marriage in October after being together for more than 22 years. The former couple insist they are both happy now, but their breakup/heartbreak found a spot on the top celebrity breakup list.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

  • 1. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
  • 2. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
  • 3. Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner
  • 4. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
  • 5. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
  • 6. Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
  • 7. Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough
  • 8. Katy Perry and John Mayer
  • 9. Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis
  • 10. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Deaths of 2013

There were moments this year that left fans across the globe in mourning because of the tragic loss of some of the most talented and admired individuals.

A great light went out when former South African president Nelson Mandela sadly passed from this world. South Africa's first black president and the father of the nation died at his home in Houghton, South Africa, on Dec. 5.

Mandela battled a number of serious health complications, including repeated hospitalizations for a chronic lung infection before sadly dying at age 95.

Paul Walker's death was extremely unexpected and left fans feeling heartbroken over the loss of such a young and talented actor. The Fast & Furious star tragically died in a fiery car crash, after his friend and driver of the car lost control of the vehicle. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul Walker

  • 1. Paul Walker
  • 2. Nelson Mandela
  • 3. Cory Monteith
  • 4. James Gandolfini
  • 5. Mindy McCready
  • 6. Roger Ebert
  • 7. Margaret Thatcher
  • 8. Chris Kyle
  • 9. Lee Thompson Young
  • 10. Lou Reed
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