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Who Is The Top Googled Celebrity 2011?
Top Googled Celebrity
Google revealed its Yearly Zeitgeist yesterday showing the top searches throughout the year. So who is hot and who is not?? Read on for the top ten googled celebrities of 2011..........
1. Kim Kardashian- Kim was the most googled celebrity this year and given the fact she is everywhere we look, that really came as no surprise.
Kim Kardashian rose to fame when she appeared in a sex tape with R&B singer Ray J. She then went on to star in a reality tv show along with the rest of her family called 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.
Since then Kim has got her own clothing line called K-Dash and opened a few clothing stores. She has appeared on many TV shows, movies and Reality tv shows including a spin off to her own reality show called 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York'.
Kim also has calendars, perfume, jewelry and a fitness DVD. Kim is paid a huge sum for personal appearances and for fronting top brand names. In fact Kim only has to mention a brand name on Twitter and she is paid huge sums of money.
2011 saw Kim dating NFL player Kris Humphries and then marrying him a year later. The wedding was filmed for a two part special on E, and earned the pair millions. However after just 72 days, Kim filled for divorce and faced a back lash from angry fans. Fans accused Kim of marrying Kris for the publicity and for the money.
Kim is worth an estimated £35 million.
2, Victoria Beckham- Victoria was the second most googled celebrity of 2011. Is there anything this woman can't do? Mrs Beckham is worth an estimated £112 million, making her the 19th richest person in the UK.
Victoria first rose to fame back in 1996 as 'Posh Spice' in the hit girl band 'Spice Girls'. After the spice girls went their separate ways, Victoria had a brief solo career.
While in the Spice Girls Victoria met and married David Beckham, who was a top Man Utd player at the time. The two of them became known as Posh and Becks and went onto have four children. Victoria has released two books, perfume, handbags, jewelry and cosmetics.
She has been a model, actress, singer/song writer, dancer and now a Fashion designer. Victoria's most famous today for her fashion label dvb, which many celebrities are spotted wearing.
Victoria has recently won Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2011 beating the likes of Stella McCartney and Burberry to the top spot.
Victoria remains a strong Style Icon and her success continues to grow year after year.
3. Emma Watson- Emma Watson was the third most googled celeb this year. The 21yr old actress is known worldwide as playing the role of Hermione in the Harry Potter movies.
Emma was just 9yrs old when she appeared in the first Harry Potter movie and by the time she filmed the last one which was released this year, Emma had made an impressive £10 million and won various awards.
Emma has also appeared in other film such as 'Ballet Shoes' and 'The Tale of Despereaux' and more recently the 2011 film 'My week with Marilyn'.
In 2009, Emma became a creative advisor for People Tree who are a fair trade fashion label. Emma is also a successful Model, she became the face of Burberry in 2009, and then went on to be the face of Lancome this year.
Emma also won 'The Style Icon Award 2011'. Emma is woth an estimated £39 million.
4. Scarlett Johansson- Scarlett was the 4th most googled person of 2011. The 27yr old actress first became known in 1994 when she played the role of Laura in the fantasy comedy 'North'.
However she rose to fame when she starred in 'Manny and Lo' where she received positive reviews and was nominated for 'Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female'. Her reputation took another boost in 1998 when she appeared in hit film 'The Horse Whisperer' and was nominated for 'Most Promising Actress'.
In 2003 she starred in 'Lost in Translation' where she won a BAFTA Award, and an award for best actress. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Scarlett has appeared in 32 films, and more recently she played the role of 'Natasha Romanoff' in Iron Man 2 and is set to star in 'The Avengers' in 2012.
As well as an Actress, Scarlett is also known for her singing abilities and in 2008 she released her album 'Anywhere I lay my head' which reached number one on the Billboard top heat-seekers chart.
In 2008 Scarlett married actor Ryan Reynolds, however the pair divorced this year.
Scarlett is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood with a net worth of £35 million.
5. Jennifer Aniston- Jen was the fifth most googled person of 2011. She shot to fame in 1994 when she played the role of Rachel Green in the hit TV Comedy 'Friends'. She played Rachel for ten years and was earning a cool £1 million per episode in the last 2 series.
Jen received an Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series'. Her career continued to go from strength to strengths as she appeared in many movies. Her biggest box office hit back in 2003 was 'Bruce Almighty'. Her other hit films included 'Along came Polly' 'The Break Up' and 'Marley and Me'.
Jen started dating Brad Pitt in 1998 and married him in 2000. Brad and Jen were thought of as the perfect couple until they separated and eventually divorced in 2005. It was widely reported that Brad had been unfaithful with Angelina Jolie while filming 'Mr and Mrs'.
Jen went on to date the likes of Vince Vaughn and John Mayor. Jen has released her own perfume, done numerous ad campaigns and also co owns her own production company.
Jen is woth £28 million.
6. Britney Spears- Britney Spears was the 6th most googled person of 2011. Britney rose to fame in 1999 when she released her first single 'Hit me Baby One More Time'. Her first two albums broke sale records and her singles 'Hit me baby' and 'Oops I Did It Again' became international number one hits.
Britney went on to release 7 albums and a string of number one hits. Britney has sold over £100 million records world wide and is ranked as the 8th top selling female artist in the US. She was also the best selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century.
In July 2004 she began dating Dancer, Kevin Federline and by October 2004 the pair were married. Britney and Kevin had two Sons, Sean Preston (2005) and Jayden James (2006).
In 2007 Britney and Kevin divorced and Kevin ended up receiving full custody of their two sons. Britney had a break down in 2007 after her Aunt died of cervical cancer.
Britney famously shaved all her hair off and went in and out of rehab until she was committed to a Psychiatric Ward in 2008. However Britney got well again, and was one again back on top form. .
Britney became the youngest artist to have five albums debut at number one, earning her a spot in 'The Guinness Book Of World Records'. Britney has recently became engaged to her manager Jason Trawick.
Britney is worth an estimated £160 million USD, and has her own star on 'The Hollywood Walk of Fame'.
7. Megan Fox- Megan was the 7th most googled celeb of 2011. The 25yr old actress first became popular in 2007 when she played Mikaela in the hit movie Transformers. Then in 2009 she starred in the Transformers sequel. Megan was signed up to star in the third Transformers movie, but in an interview she said "working for Michael Bay (director) was like working for Hitler), she was then fired under Stephen Spielberg's instructions.
Also in 2009, Megan played the starring role in 'Jennifer's Body'. Her next two movies 'Jonah Hex' and 'Passion Play' got bad reviews. In fact 'Jonah Hex' was voted the worst film of the year.
Megan was voted for the worse actress award (I can't believe that's even an award) in 2009 and then again this year. On the bright side Megan has won 6 awards including Best Sci-Fi Actress and Choice Female Hottie Award.
Megan is married to actor Brian Austin Green who she first started dating when she was 18 and they were both in the same TV show 'Hope & Faith'. Megan is known for being very outspoken and saying exactly what is on her mind.
Megan is worth £15 million.
8. Ricky Gervais- Ricky Gervais was the only male celebrity in the top ten most googled of 2011. The 50yr old is a comedian and actor, writer, director, producer and a Radio presenter. Yes Ricky can do it all.
Ricky first shot to fame in 2001 with his docu soap 'The Office' which he co-wrote, directed and starred in. His next big show was 'Extras' which he also wrote, directed, produced and starred in.
As well as TV, Ricky has been in many films such as 'Ghost Town' and 'The invention of Lying'. He has won 25 awards including 7 Baftas and 3 Golden Globe awards. Ricky also wrote the best selling book series 'Flanimals'. And performed on 4 sell out stand up comedy tours.
Ricky has been named in the top 100 worlds most influential people back in 2010 and also became the first British person in 14 years to host The Golden Globe Awards in 2010. He hosted the awards again this year and has been signed up to host them in 2012.
One of Ricky's biggest achievements is his Podcast 'The Ricky Gervais Show' which is the most downloaded Podcast in the world. It was actually in 'The Guinness Book of Records' for being the most downloaded podcast.
Ricky is a truly talented man and is worth £80 million. Ricky says
"Yes it's true i am worth £80 million, but remember I do donate a lot of this to good causes (The Inland Revenue mainly)." Legend!
9. Jessica Jane- Jessica-Jane Clement was the 9th most googled celebs. When she was 18 she appeared in Playboy. However Jess aged 26 first shot to fame when she starred in BBC3 programme 'The Real Hustle'.
She has also appeared in 'Dream Team' and 'Casualty'. Jess is also a dancer and has appeared in numerous music videos including Craig David's 'All the Way'.
Jess is engaged to top hair stylist Lee Stafford and has recently appeared in reality show 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' where she was voted out after 17 days.
Jessica who has posed for magazines such as FHM and Zoo, has been mostly known for flashing her body to paparazzi and wearing revealing clothes.
In 2010 Jess became the new face and body of 'Lynx Rise'.
10. Angelina Jolie - Angelina Jolie was the final most googled celeb in the top ten 2011 list. The 36yr old Actress has starred in many movies, but her first leading role was in 1993 when she starred in 'Cyborg 2' although Angelina was unimpressed with the film, and even considered giving up acting altogether.
However in 2007, after a few more minor movies, Angelina starred in 'George Wallace' and received a golden globe award for her role of Cornelia Wallace. Angelina has since won 7 awards and starred in 36 movies.
In 2001, Angelina became an international super star with one of her biggest roles 'Lara Croft' in the action movie 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider'. Angelina performed most of the stunts herself, and had intensive martial arts training.
Angelina got a huge reputation as a female action star. Another huge success for Angelina was the hit film 'Mr & Mrs' which she starred alongside Brad Pitt. It was while filming 'Mr & Mrs Smith' that Angelina and Brad Pitt fell in love, despite the fact he was then married to Jennifer Aniston (see number 5).
Brad and Angelina who are known publicly as 'Brangelina' announced their relationship in January 2006 when the couple confirmed they were expecting their first child. Angelina gave birth to Shiloh in May that year, they then went on to have twins Knox and Vivienne in July 2008.
They have also adopted 3 children, Maddox, Zahara and Pax. Angelina is an Ambassador in Geneva and has established several charitable organizations.
Angelina is the highest paid actress in Hollywood 2011 and has a net worth of a whooping £120 Million.