2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial
retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a
unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,
compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.
Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
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- So Long, Mary Jane: Shailene Woodley Cut From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′
Well, it looks like nobody is going to be calling Peter Parker "Tiger" just yet. Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb have apparently decided that Parker's love life was complicated enough without the redhead as the character of Mary Jane … Continue reading →
- 'The Exorcist': The Real-Life Story Behind the 40-Year-Old Horror Classic
Really, though, it doesn't look a day over 20. Director William Friedkin's classic horror film had its New York City premiere on June 19, 1973, staking its claim in the pop culture consciousness (with a sledgehammer) and changing the face … Continue reading →
- Mom: RI theater threw out disabled girl over noise
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A woman says she and her 5-year-old developmentally disabled daughter were thrown out of a theater during a "Beauty and the Beast" performance because the girl was making giggling and humming noises she makes when she's happy.
- James Gandolfini: He let his characters star
NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini would have hated all this fuss.
- You Won't Believe What Henry Cavill Did Before He Was Superman
Superman walked my dog. Twice. How many people can say that? Back in 2005 I became friends with an extremely handsome restaurant host named Henry. Little did I know it was Henry Cavill, on the cusp of fame. I used … Continue reading →
- Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
- Cher credits luck for her lengthy career
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Cher is no stranger to tabloid fodder.
- Celebrity Critics Corner: ‘Man of Steel’ Reviewed by James Franco, Jason Alexander and More
When a movie makes $116 million in its opening weekend, you know a lot of people are going to have opinions about it. Not only are critics and movie buffs weighing in on the blockbuster Superman reboot "Man of Steel," … Continue reading →