The Most Popular Entertainment News of 2016

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The Most Popular Entertainment News of 2016
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It’s December, which means that everywhere you look, there are year-end roundups. Even our friends over at a little company called Google are releasing their retrospectives, and as it turns out, their most-searched entertainment intel is actually pretty fascinating. Sure, it makes sense that Brad Pitt was the most-Googled actor of the year. But who knew that Tom Hiddleston came in second?! He really should send Taylor Swift a thank-you note for that one.

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Also crazy: The most-Googled actress of the entire year was Meghan Markle, whom no one had heard of until she started dating Prince Harry later in the year. That means she swept in, beat out all of the other contenders (including, you know, people who were super well-known), and claimed her place at the top out of the blue. To that we say: Props, Markle.

Other than actors and actresses, scroll down to discover the most-Googled Oscar red-carpet dresses, movies, musicians, songs, deaths, TV shows, selfies (apparently people are out there Googling selfies, who knew), celebrity breakups, celebrity weddings, and celebrity pregnancies. What a year.

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Photo: Getty

Most-Googled Actors

  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Tom Hiddleston
  3. Adam Driver
  4. Jesse Williams
  5. Tom Holland
  6. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  7. Thomas Gibson
  8. Sebastian Stan
  9. Taylor Lautner
  10. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Most-Googled Actresses

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Marion Cotillard
  3. Jodie Sweetin
  4. Daisy Ridley
  5. Brie Larson
  6. Jenna Dewan Tatum
  7. Leslie Jones
  8. Kate McKinnon
  9. Alicia Vikander
  10. Millie Bobby Brown

Most-Googled Oscar Red Carpet Dresses

  1. Jennifer Garner
  2. Jennifer Lawrence
  3. Charlize Theron
  4. Rachel McAdams
  5. Brie Larson
  6. Alicia Vikander
  7. Priyanka Chopra
  8. Cate Blanchett
  9. Kate Winslet
  10. Olivia Wilde
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Photo: Getty

Most-Googled Movies

  1. Suicide Squad
  2. Batman v Superman
  3. Finding Dory
  4. The Revenant
  5. Zootopia
  6. Hacksaw Ridge
  7. Doctor Strange
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  9. Ghostbusters
  10. Me Before You

Most-Googled Musicians

  1. Beyoncé
  2. Céline Dion
  3. Kesha
  4. Kehlani
  5. Coldplay
  6. Teyana Taylor
  7. Grace Vanderwaal
  8. Kanye West
  9. Jacob Sartorius
  10. Guns n Roses

Most-Googled  Songs

  1. “Formation”
  2. “Purple Rain”
  3. “Black Beatles”
  4. “Panda”
  5. “One Dance”
  6. “Cake by the Ocean”
  7. “Hello”
  8. “Lost Boy”
  9. “The Sound of Silence”
  10. “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
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Photo: Getty

Most-Googled Deaths

  1. Prince
  2. David Bowie
  3. Christina Grimmie
  4. Muhammad Ali
  5. Alan Rickman
  6. José Fernández
  7. Gene Wilder
  8. Kimbo Slice
  9. Big Ang
  10. Anton Yelchin

 Most-Googled TV Shows

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Making a Murderer
  3. Fuller House
  4. Westworld
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Luke Cage
  8. American Horror Story
  9. Lip Sync Battle
  10. Dancing with the Stars

 Most-Googled Selfies

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Sharon Osbourne
  3. Usher
  4. Sebastian Stan
  5. Donald Trump
  6. Justin Timberlake
  7. Jared Leto
  8. Coco Austin
  9. James Franco
  10. Katy Perry
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Photo: Getty

Most-Googled Celebrity Breakups

  1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  2. Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
  3. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
  4. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
  5. Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz
  6. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
  7. Mariah Carey and James Packer
  8. Ariana Grande and Ricky Alvarez
  9. Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima
  10. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger

 Most-Googled Celebrity Weddings (Top 6)

  1. Russell Wilson and Ciara
  2. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
  3. Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall
  4. Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish
  5. Anna Camp and Skylar Astin
  6. Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

Most-Googled  Celebrity Pregnancies (Top 9)

  1. Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik
  2. Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
  3. Peta Murgatroy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  4. Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick
  5. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
  6. Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ed Hartwell
  7. Genevieve Padalecki and Jared Padalecki
  8. Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
  9. Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadowski

MORE: The Most-Googled Diets of 2015, Explained

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