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Kardashians? Bieber? The most searchable celeb of 2011

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Who were the top celeb searches of 2011?

Who was the most searched celebrity of the year? From Kardashian drama to the royal wedding to Justin Bieber’s maybe baby, 2011 has been a crazy year for celebrities. Find out which celeb caused the most buzz this year.

Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber

Which celebrity sparked the most interest and was the top search of 2011? Ask.com just released their list of the hottest celebrity searches and news stories of the year, based on questions from their 60 million users.

"Because people come to Ask with specific questions, we are uniquely able to understand what's on consumers' minds at any given moment, be it pop culture or politics," said Doug Leeds, CEO, Ask.com. "For the first time, we're looking at the year's top questions to not only reflect on 2011, but also predict the newsmakers of 2012."

Here are the top searched celebrities and the question most people wanted to know about them:

  1. Kim Kardashian: Was Kim Kardashian's wedding fake?
  2. Justin Bieber: Is Justin Bieber going to be a dad?
  3. Lady Gaga: Are Lady Gaga's face implants real?
  4. Beyonce: Did Beyonce fake a baby bump?
  5. Kate Middleton: Who made Kate Middleton's wedding dress?
  6. Ashton Kutcher: Did Ashton cheat?
  7. Michael Jackson: Was Michael Jackson murdered?
  8. Selena Gomez: Is Selena Gomez pregnant?
  9. Lindsay Lohan: Is Lindsay Lohan going to jail?
  10. Charlie Sheen: What happened to Charlie Sheen's teeth?

Celebrities also dominated the top searched news trends, according to Ask.com. The earthquake in Japan was the most searched news story of the year, followed by Hurricane Irene. Steve Jobs came in third, with many people wondering how much the Apple founder was worth.

Check out the list of top news search terms and questions searched:

  1. Earthquake in Japan: How big was the earthquake in Japan?
  2. Hurricane Irene: What caused Hurricane Irene?
  3. Steve Jobs: How much was Steve Jobs worth?
  4. Royal Wedding: What did William whisper to Kate on the balcony?
  5. Occupy Wall Street: Who started Occupy Wall Street?
  6. iPhone: When will Apple release the iPhone 5?
  7. Osama Bin Laden: Who killed Bin Laden?
  8. Casey Anthony: Where is Casey Anthony hiding?
  9. 10th Anniversary of September 11: What is happening on the 10th anniversary of 9/11?
  10. Amy Winehouse: How did Amy Winehouse die?

Come on, admit it: Did you search any of the above questions this year?

Photo: WENN

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