Stars these days: They're in tabloids, in magazines, in blogs. They're at film premieres, on the red carpet and on Twitter. And they're on your minds as you search Google for the who's who in Hollywood. Here are some of the most popular celebrity-related searches of the year. Unless otherwise noted, these queries were most popular in the U.S. in 2009.
A few very public scandals erupted this year in the celeb worldChris Brown's arrest for assaulting Rihanna, Jon and Kate's divorce and Kanye West "crashing" Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs.
*These celebs' Twitter accounts were the most searched-for on Google.com this year.
*Searchers may also have been interested in Kristen's alleged on-and-off romance with her fellow Twilight castmember Robert Pattinson.