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Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012

Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012

The year has almost come to a close and it is time to reveal who the readers have made‘s most popular celebrities of 2012!

We have already revealed our top posts of the year, as well as the most popular music acts, actors, and actresses, so keep reading to find out the top celebs.

Among the celebs who made the list, there were plenty of births, marriages, splits, and a bunch of other big stories to go around.

Check out‘s most popular personalities, musicians, and movie stars of the year and let us know who were your favorites!

50. Charlize Theron
49. Ryan Lochte
48. Emma Watson
47. Andrew Garfield
46. Simon Halls
45. Chris Hemsworth
44. Shia LaBeouf
43. Ryan Reynolds
42. Aishwarya Rai
41. Natalie Portman
40. Channing Tatum
39. Gerard Butler
38. Ryan Gosling
37. Mila Kunis
36. Lady Gaga
35. Adam Levine
34. Madonna
33. Emma Stone
32. Selena Gomez
31. Conor Kennedy
30. Megan Fox
29. Justin Bieber
28. Christina Aguilera
27. Nina Dobrev
26. Jennifer Lopez

Click inside to find out who were‘s top twenty-five celebs of 2012!

25. Anne Hathaway
24. Lana Del Rey
23. Blake Lively
22. Ian Somerhalder
21. Kate Middleton
20. Jennifer Lawrence
19. Matt Bomer
18. Adele
17. Lindsay Lohan
16. Vanessa Hudgens
15. Katie Holmes
14. Jennifer Aniston
13. One Direction
12. Zac Efron
11. Brad Pitt


10. Taylor Swift
9. Nicki Minaj
8. Rihanna
7. Beyonce
6. Robert Pattinson


5. Angelina Jolie
The year started off for Angelina Jolie with promoting her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey around the world. When she went to the Oscars in February, she made headlines for her leg-baring dress and pose on the red carpet. Then in April it was confirmed that Angie and her longtime love Brad Pitt got engaged! Throughout the year, Angelina also filmed her highly anticipated movie Maleficent, did loads of charity work around the world, and spent lots of quality time with her lovely family.


4. Miley Cyrus
It was the year of the engagement and the haircut for Miley Cyrus! First came the exciting news back in June that she was engaged to her beau Liam Hemsworth. Then later in the summer, Miley let her hairdresser chop off all her pretty locks to make way for an edgier blonde look. As the year went on, the hairdo got shorter and shorter!


3. Whitney Houston
2012 marked the shocking death of Whitney Houston on the weekend of the 2012 Grammy Awards. The legendary singer was found dead in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just hours before she was expected to attend her mentor Clive Davis‘ annual party. In the days that followed, the world remembered the singer with a special performance from Jennifer Hudson at the Grammys and via her worldwide televised funeral, which featured eulogy from many people who played a significant role in Whitney‘s career.


2. Kristen Stewart
This year marked the end of the Twilight Saga for Kristen Stewart, but the end of the film franchise was overshadowed by the scandal surrounding her cheating on longtime boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Kristen eventually issued an apology after photos leaked of her kissing the director. Scandal aside, Kristen was one of the year’s fashion stars, popping up on many red carpets to promote her various films and at award shows.


1. Prince Harry
It was a big year for Prince Harry, whose nude photo scandal was one of the most talked about stories of the year. The internet went abuzz back in August when photos of a nearly naked Harry popped up online during his vacation in Las Vegas. Harry‘s year was also marked by the constant pregnancy rumors surrounding his brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and finally the official confirmation that a royal baby is in on the way.

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE celebrity in 2012?

FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction. Want to see your favorite on the list next year or in a higher position? Make sure to share articles with your friends and help give those posts a wider audience!

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# 1

ummmm where is Justin bieber??? and why is miley cyrus #4??? that trailer trash haven’t done anything this year…

# 2
Betty Betts @ 12/28/2012 at 2:03 pm

Britney Spears!

# 3

So Miley is #4 on because of her engagement and haircut? LOL

# 4

@katie: You are an ugly soul.

# 5

Now that Twilight it’s over, going to be fun to see how KS and RP ranking.

# 6

I’m not sure why but I just LOVE that A. Ian Somerhalder is higher than Nina (I think because although I really adore her, I think she gets WAY to much credit for The Vampire Diaries Success – Ian and Paul rule that show) and B. Ian is in a Blake Lively and Kate Middleton sandwich ***RANDOM*** (Jared I would REALLY love to hear how you came up with the order of this list) LOVE IT!!! LOVE IAN SOMERHALDER!!!

# 7
nEpotisMMA ROBERTS @ 12/28/2012 at 2:26 pm

Prince Harry? Wow. What was the big deal about that? We couldn’t even see the crown jewels!

# 8

Where’s Jennifer Garner? If she’s not a Jared fave, I don’t know who is. She is on this site constantly, even while doing the most mundane things like going for coffee… Haven’t seen her for a while though. She’s either gone into hiding – and caffeine withdrawal – or the paps are leaving her alone and have stopped following her.

# 9

@puzzled: Bennifer &co are in holiday (i guess)

Beautiful Miley will be #1 in 2013!

i like Christian Bale,Matt Damon or Leo Dicaprio so i guess it’s totally old-fashion to like talented peoples

connor kennedy??? he’s popular?! in what world???

as Sean said I am surprised that a student able to get paid $4720 in a few weeks on the computer. did you look at this link (Click on menu Home more information)

Taylor Swift just barely made the top 10. That made my weekend. Can’t stand her. Overexposed talentless twit. I can’t wait for her 15 minutes to be over. Without autotune & a good producer, she is nothing. Her “performances” on SNL & the Grammys proved that. When Carly Rose Sonenclar & Fifth Harmony release their albums next year people will forget that country pop twit existed. Can’t wait.

HEY Jared, Emma Watson is number one in the world. Emma is so A W E S O M E !!!!!!

Don't get it @ 12/28/2012 at 2:49 pm

Some of these choices are questionable, that’s for sure.

Hint, if the average person has to google the name to find out who the h*ll they are, they are probably not the “most popular”.

This list is laughable at best.

Did Rachel Bilson’s manager stop sending you checks Jared LOL!!!!!!

Oh look, no fugly pinto on the list. I wonder how much why she has stoped paying her JJ bills. Her one loser fan will give a lame reason why shes not on the list lol. Like shes hardworking or the fact that she likes to hide form paps. Fugly pinto is a big famewhore.

@Sam: Basically.

shia and zac <33

Happy_Evil_Dude @ 12/28/2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh, look! No Pippa Middleton!

MMM….. I love all celebrities…But , Justjared forget anther celebrities
Jame fox, Leonardo DiCaprio and Micheal Fassbinder….
what about them ?!

This is laughable with Kristen Stewart being up there. Popular, yeah popular for being hated. Sick.

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