Monday, June 1, 2009

Most Popular People Searches

Week covered: May 24-30, 2009
  1. susan boyle 887
    Susan Boyle of Britain's Got Talent season 3 may not have been the grand winner but she was the most-searched person on Google Hot Trends (US)—from her semi-finals performance of “Memory,” her so-called meltdown, and to the finale where she was beaten by another act.
  2. danielle staub 456
    From the TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub takes on second spot with searches about her, her ex-husband and her encounter with Copy Without A Badge.
  3. exodus tyson 346
    A really sad story gets behind the third most-searched person as Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus went into extremely critical condition and later died after being found unconscious from an exercise treadmill.
  4. helio castroneves 196
    After being acquitted of 6 counts of tax evasion last April, Brazilian auto racing driver Helio Castroneves was on the buzz again shortly after his prosecutors dropped the remaining conspiracy charge.
  5. rodney rogers 191
    Former NBA power forward Rodney Rogers was involved in a dirt-bike accident last year making him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He's back in the news after giving an update on his condition in an interview shown during Game 5 of the Orlando-Cleveland Eastern Conference finals.
  6. george strait 183
    Country music singer George Strait was named Artist of the Decade in the The Academy of Country Music Awards. Now, he receives even more attention with CBS giving him a TV special.
  7. june carter cash 176
    Singer-actress June Carter Cash may have gone in 2003, but public interest arose as the biographical drama 2005 film “Walk the Line” was shown in CBS.
  8. diversity 173
    Winning in Britain's Got Talent, the Diversity dance troupe also got hot in web searches from people eager to know who, why and how they beat Susan Boyle.
  9. jon gosselin 99
    With the premiere of the fifth season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and people wanting to know what's really going on (Was their an affair? Will there be a divorce?), Jon Gosselin takes the ninth hottest seat.
  10. kavya shivashankar 99
    Her name maybe a little hard to remember but Kavya Shivashankar surely knows how to spell. She won the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee after ending up 10th, 8th and 4th on the previous years.