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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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  • katie

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

  • Betty Betts

    Britney Spears!

  • Sam

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

  • SaidItSo

    @katie: You are an ugly soul.

  • Chrys

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

  • Marsha

    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!!!

  • nEpotisMMA ROBERTS

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

  • puzzled

    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.

  • carrie

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

  • Warren

    Beautiful Miley will be #1 in 2013!

  • carrie

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

  • carrie

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

  • James

    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)

  • Biteme

    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.

  • Lisa

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

  • Don’t get it

    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”.

  • AC

    This list is laughable at best.

  • rochelle

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

  • potel

    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.

  • potel

    @Sam: Basically.

  • ash

    shia and zac <33

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    Oh, look! No Pippa Middleton!

  • macy

    yay Jen


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

  • gross

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

  • http://vivianamsilva1 Viviana

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood, Brasil.

  • Nenahun

    This is THE perfect list! Makes all the troll efforts futile! The more trolling, the more hits and comments and just makes the stars larger. Love it!

  • Lok

    @Viviana: She is beautiful!

  • Hyttilo

    #1 – The beautiful Zachary Quinto and Zac Efron.

  • verox87

    Ian and Nina, Andrew and them!!

  • nm

    how on earth is connor kennedy above emma watson, ryan gosling and natalie portman

  • She Stinks!

    JHO is #26? She is sooooo irrelevant and headed to obscurity where she belongs. She is not popular at all and was fired from American Idol. Next year, it will be JHO who? She has no taste, talent or class.

  • Nessie


    Shut up, she’s only dated three guys in more than 4 years. Taylor Swift and Selena have dated way more. If you’re gonna call someone trash find someone actually makes that statement real. God, people now a days. Justin this and One Direction that. Screw Miley because she mades mistakes. Who are you to judge.

  • christinalover

    There is only one mistake on this list. Christina should be Number 1, instead of Flopney Shitney Spears who will never ever make it on of these lists!

  • re

    So lets all pray that our favorite celeb cheats or gets caught nude just so that they can be popular at Just Jared? No thanks.

  • Luchie

    Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful actress ever.

  • Hyttilo

    @Luchie: # 36 – Wrong. Elizabeth Taylor!

  • rikki

    WTFFFFF who made this list? just no

  • emy

    And Britney Spears? fu cking idiot

  • ellie’

    Jennife Aniston…#one!!!!

  • Suz

    @gross: jealous much, you haters are sad

  • Toni

    Ok, only 4 black women mentioned in all of hollywood. Keri Washington (hardest working actress right now), Halle Berry, Selita Banks, Serena, Gabby (US Gold Medalist),…. and where are the black men: Kanye, Drake, Jay Z, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Jamie Fox, Tyler Perry? This does not rightfully rightfully represent the diversity in Hollywood. Come on JustJared? There are more people in the great USA of Hollywood that have been popular this year than white people.


    KRISTEN JAYMES STEWART, is the besttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!
    i love her!

  • Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi

    Not a word about Rihanna..Wow! How can that be I wonder? And what about Adele?

  • Tracy

    @gross: Kristen is only on the list because of the comments she generates it has nothing to do with her acting ability. She will slowly go away now that Twilight is done.

  • awesome

    aishwarya : only indian woman mention in the list! her last movie released nearly 2 years ago and she is still so popular!
    Love you yummy mummy :)

  • Zoey

    Guys you’re all wondering why your favorite actor/actress isn’t on and you’re surprised at the list… like Jared said, these spots are calculated due to how many times their posts have been viewed and who had the highest amount of comments. So it doesn’t mean that these celebrities were the most fruitful; just the most talked about

  • Sayantan

    Aishwarya Rai???? why?????

  • Chiara

    Miley Cyrus at the 4th place! *-* So proud of her ❤

  • Ana.

    It’s funny to see all the hate yall show, this is just a website ranking srsl. This is not bc your idol isn’t n°1 that you have to hate on other celebs. Whatever, happy for Angie, Zac, Vanessa, Adele, Miley, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling & Mila Kunis. ♥