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Britney Spears Is the Most Searched-For Celebrity in the Last 12 Years

Image courtesy of BritneySpears.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of BritneySpears.com (via ABC News Radio)

In recent years, Kim Kardashian has topped the lists of the most searched-for celebrities.  Compared to Britney Spears , however, she's nothing.  According to the Huffington Post , Britney's pretty much the most searched-for celebrity of the modern search engine era, which dates back to about 2000.

The Huffington Post says that Britney was the most searched-for star in seven out of the last 12 years, according to Yahoo's data .  The only people who bested her were Kim Kardashian , who topped the list for this past year and last; Miley Cyrus, who was tops in 2010; Michael Jackson, who dominated in 2009 due to his death; and Paris Hilton in 2004, because of that notorious sex tape in which she starred.

Britney was the most searched-for celebrity in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Those years encompassed her dancing with a snake at the VMAs; kissing Madonna at yet another VMA broadcast; both of her pregnancies; her disastrous, quickly-annulled marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander ; her marriage to Kevin Federline ; her public meltdown, complete with head shaving; being placed on psychiatric lockdown and the  subsequent conservatorship of her affairs; and her comeback with her album, Circus .  Whew!

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