2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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- Comedian (Unsurprisingly) Regrets Pranking Cops With iPhone-Shaped Cookies
Most people that talk on the phone while driving try to avoid the police. One comedian sought their attention with a prank that ultimately backfired: Stand-up comedian Randy Liedtke baked cookies in the shape of iPhones and "talked" while he drove, inviting cops to pull him over.
- Lovelorn Man's Online Search for Woman Backfires
Oh, to be young and in love—and naïve. Reese McKee, 25, launched an all-out Internet search to track down a young woman he fell head over heels for last New Year’s Eve, eliciting the support of more than 4,000 people on Facebook and garnering media coverage around the world. But now, after online sleuths have finally located her, a dejected McKee has called off the effort, as it appears the object of his affection does not want to be found.
- 'Perfect Woman' Image Is a Freakish Mashup Fantasy
- Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse Finally Made Their Debut as a Couple! is an Engagement Up Next?
Bradley Cooper is one of the world's most eligible bachelors (and a former Sexiest Man Alive, to boot), but it looks like he may be off the market sooner than we'd like (which is to say, ever). Cooper and British model Suki Waterhouse, his girlfriend of nine months, stepped out for their first joint appearance last night at the New York premiere for Cooper's new movie, American Hustle. They got together shortly after Cooper and ex-girlfriend Zoë Saldana, who, just confirmed her recent marriage to Marco Perego, split. Cooper looked dashing as always in a gray suit and black tie, while Waterhouse donned a gray turtleneck dress.
- 5 Reasons Cats Are Strange
- Gisele Bundchen Rebrands Breastfeeding
With one image blasted into the social media universe, Gisele Bundchen may have just forwarded the cause of breastfeeding more than years of stern advocacy from groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. On Tuesday, the super model posted a picture of herself swathed in a white bathrobe nursing her one-year-old daughter Vivian while being fussed over by a manicurist, make up artist, and hairstylist along with the note, "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready."
- The Victoria’s Secret Angel Leo Never Got His Hands On
- Queen to Police: Stay Away From My Snacks
Some juicy tidbits about the royal family have come to light this week thanks to the the high-profile phone hacking trial going on in London right now. The most interesting — in a twee, banal kind of way — is the revelation that the Queen of England got “irritated” with the royal police guard protecting her and her family. The problem? Too much snacking.