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Which celebrities were the most searched in 2012?

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America loves its
reality TV stars

No matter what you think of certain celebrities, at the end of the year it's easy to see the ones people can't ignore. This year's list is full of reality TV, scandals, and even true talent.

America loves its  reality TV stars

Celebrities in the news in 2012 have included new and old, musicians, actresses, and reality TV stars. Whether you love or hate them, the numbers don’t lie, and Yahoo! has released the top-searched celebrities so far this year.

At the top of the list is one of the reality TV stars: Kim Kardashian.

“Though many Yahoo! users often complain they are sick of hearing about the Kardashian clan, their actions tell us otherwise," Yahoo! said.

Kardashian isn’t known for much more than her family’s TV show and her social life, but it seems Americans can’t get enough.

“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,” Yahoo! said.

The second most-searched celeb is maybe even less of a surprise, since she was on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Kate Upton takes the second place spot on the list.

“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,” said Yahoo!, “the voluptuous Upton managed to make her way into the pages of American Vogue, and more recently covered the November issue of Vogue Italia.”

And even less surprising, if that is possible, is Lindsay Lohan at No. 3. The Yahoo! list of why she may have been the third most-searched is way too long to recap (it does include car accidents, fights, 911 calls, and a failing movie), but it’s easy to understand why people keep searching for the actress.

Maybe more surprising than those celebrities on the list is the fact that only one of the 10 ended up being male. Rounding out the Top 10 are Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, and Miley Cyrus.

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