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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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78 Responses to “Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012”

  1. 1
    katie Says:

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

  2. 2
    Betty Betts Says:

    Britney Spears!

  3. 3
    Sam Says:

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

  4. 4
    SaidItSo Says:

    @katie: You are an ugly soul.

  5. 5
    Chrys Says:

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

  6. 6
    Marsha Says:

    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. 7
    nEpotisMMA ROBERTS Says:

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

  8. 8
    puzzled Says:

    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. 9
    carrie Says:

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

  10. 10
    Warren Says:

    Beautiful Miley will be #1 in 2013!

  11. 11
    carrie Says:

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

  12. 12
    carrie Says:

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

  13. 13
    James Says:

    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)

  14. 14
    Biteme Says:

    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.

  15. 15
    Lisa Says:

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

  16. 16
    Don't get it Says:

    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”.

  17. 17
    AC Says:

    This list is laughable at best.

  18. 18
    rochelle Says:

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

  19. 19
    potel Says:

    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.

  20. 20
    potel Says:

    @Sam: Basically.

  21. 21
    ash Says:

    shia and zac <33

  22. 22
    Happy_Evil_Dude Says:

    Oh, look! No Pippa Middleton!

  23. 23
    macy Says:

    yay Jen

  24. 24
    CLEOPATA Says:

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

  25. 25
    gross Says:

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

  26. 26
    Viviana Says:

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood, Brasil.

  27. 27
    Nenahun Says:

    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!

  28. 28
    Lok Says:

    @Viviana: She is beautiful!

  29. 29
    Hyttilo Says:

    #1 – The beautiful Zachary Quinto and Zac Efron.

  30. 30
    verox87 Says:

    Ian and Nina, Andrew and them!!

  31. 31
    nm Says:

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

  32. 32
    She Stinks! Says:

    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.

  33. 33
    Nessie Says:


    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.

  34. 34
    christinalover Says:

    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!

  35. 35
    re Says:

    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.

  36. 36
    Luchie Says:

    Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful actress ever.

  37. 37
    Hyttilo Says:

    @Luchie: # 36 – Wrong. Elizabeth Taylor!

  38. 38
    rikki Says:

    WTFFFFF who made this list? just no

  39. 39
    emy Says:

    And Britney Spears? fu cking idiot

  40. 40
    ellie' Says:

    Jennife Aniston…#one!!!!

  41. 41
    Suz Says:

    @gross: jealous much, you haters are sad

  42. 42
    Toni Says:

    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.

  43. 43

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

  44. 44
    Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi Says:

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

  45. 45
    Tracy Says:

    @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.

  46. 46
    awesome Says:

    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 :)

  47. 47
    Zoey Says:

    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

  48. 48
    Sayantan Says:

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

  49. 49
    Chiara Says:

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

  50. 50
    Ana. Says:

    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. ♥

  51. 51
    J Says:

    @rochelle: ya and Jessica Alba

  52. 52
    James Kanel Says:

    Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are two of my favorite celebrities.

  53. 53
    Viviana Says:

    yes, queen of Bollywood.

  54. 54
    Viviana Says:

    AISH, is the only actress from India who is known outside of their country and many Indians should be proud of it but they are jealous of her beauty and talent.

  55. 55
    Viviana Says:

    queen of Bollywood, Aish

  56. 56
    Viviana Says:

    Sayantan, Aish quenn of Bollywood.

  57. 57
    Jasmine Says:

    Brad Pitt is a doormat of Angelina Jolie

  58. 58
    Sayer Says:

    @Betty Betts: No one cares except losers.

  59. 59
    Aly Says:


    miley bit** cyrus no comment. is 4 because is a Bit***

  60. 60
    abbimorgan Says:


  61. 61
    Dirkstar Says:

    I´m missing Reese Witherspoon on that list !!!
    And Drew Barrymore.
    And Cameron Diaz.

  62. 62
    Angelina is Fugly Says:

    Go away angelina!!!!

  63. 63
    Devgan Says:

    Most beautiful actress is Elizabeth yes but the most beautiful woman in the world is Aishwarya!

  64. 64
    Des123 Says:

    Yay for Aishwarya and Angelina! They are two of the most beautiful actresses ever!

  65. 65
    HelenaSK Says:


  66. 66
    dooliloo Says:

    Well… Miranda Kerr must be really pissed not to have made the cut!

  67. 67
    FRUITFLY Says:

    Zac and Channing, mmmm, mmm, good!

    I was hoping for Colton Haynes and Chace Crawford, but maybe next year.

  68. 68
    Claire Says:

    Marion Cotillard & Penelope Cruz should be on this list. They are the biggest European stars around and Hollywood favorite foreign actresses + They are incredibly gorgeous and TALENTED, unlike 80% of your list.

  69. 69
    Miriam Says:

    Just 4 black celebs on the entire list ????? I am actually speechless

  70. 70
    Rachel Says:

    Zac <3

    So, Kristen is at number 2? This is that most talked about poll or something, right?

  71. 71
    Martin Says:

    Where the hell is Britney Spears? lol this list is rubbish

  72. 72
    Debora Says:

    the Prince Harry??? whyyyyyy??????

  73. 73
    Debora Says:

    Where’s DEMI LOVATO????

  74. 74
    bella Says:

    To all the people saying that Miley Cyrus didn’t do anything this year, well,I’m afraid to say that you are terribly wrong…

    1. Miley participates in Bob Dylan tribute album and sing a much praised gorgeous cover of “You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go”. She also performed it live. She also participated in VH1 Diva.

    2. She has the “backyard session” which she produces the covers of the classic “Lilac wine” “Jolene” & “Look what they’ve done to my song” . All three are well-received and got numerous praises from many music critics. In my opinion, this is the greatest achievement she got this year, because she pretty much proved everybody who listens to them that SHE CAN SING pretty fantastically. Even haters are convinced.

    3. She starred in the film “LOL” with Demi Moore. It might not be a hit in US because of no promotion and marketing from Lionsgate for it, but it did pretty well in other countries and sold millions of DVD copies.

    4.She starred in the film “So Undercover” which is gonna be released in 2013.

    5. She participated in many charities and good-will organizations. Namely ; Saving Spot Rescue,Save The Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Her fans donate money to charities in the name of her for her 20th Birthday and she highly encouraged it,praised it. She indeed leads the list of the most charitable celebrities of 2012 officially. :)

    6. She’s engaged to her 3-year-boyfriend actor Liam Hemsworth. It’s a pretty big deal for her. And it’s a good thing that she’s engaged,showing commitment to her relationship while other
    celebrities might be making up/breaking up,or dating a guy after another, getting pregnant without commitment,having shot-gun marriage.

    7. And yes,she’s on “Two and a half men”

    8. She won Special award from “Make a Wish” foundation for her devoted charitable works.She’s nominated for many many awards. She won 3 Teen Choice awards without even attending
    the event. Her 3 Music Videos got certified for getting over 100 millions views on youtube. Her song “Party in the USA” got played the most whenever Americans achieved success.

    9.Yes, she had huge transformation from a trendsetting long-flowing brunette to a blond pixie.Some of the materialistic people would think of it as a bad thing by saying that she looks not as beautiful as she used to or she looks like a boy or something superficial about it. Needless to say it’s inspirational that she donated her hair to the cancer patients, she also showed people not to afraid of the change,to discover yourself,to challenge, to be yourself,be real. It also means that girls don’t have to be feminine to be a well-accomplished girl.

    10. And of course, she’s working on her 4th studio album which is about to released in early 2013.

  75. 75
    Andrea Says:

    ZacEfron <3

  76. 76
    SamanthaCarolina Says:

    Lana Del Rey, is the best
    Hell yes.
    Honey put on that party dress

  77. 77
    Marmie Says:

    Great to see Matt Bomer and Simon Halls on the list. Beautiful couple.

  78. 78
    Kim Says:

    I can’t understand, where is Last year he made hits “This is love” and “Scream and shout”, which became #1 in the UK, he wrote a remarable song “Reach for the stars” for NASA and it was the 1st track on another planet, on Mars! Will made so many things…So, i’m not agree with the 1st five places, but I’m glad for Beyonce, ’cause the 7th place is very excellent for her :)

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