Hips didn't lie and neither did the online passion for Colombian singer Shakira, who trailed only Britney Spears and performance wrestlers in the Top 10 searches of 2006. The power of Beyoncé, ... more 
Hips didn't lie and neither did the online passion for Colombian singer Shakira, who trailed only Britney Spears and performance wrestlers in the Top 10 searches of 2006. The power of Beyoncé, however, was just being realized, as she released her second solo album, but her first after her group Destiny's Child finally disbanded for good.

1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Shakira
4. Jessica Simpson
5. Paris Hilton
6. American Idol
7. Beyoncé Knowles
8. Chris Brown
9. Pamela Anderson
10. Lindsay Lohan

Celebrity babies — and the pretty penny they fetched from magazines — became a Web obsession in 2006: Suri Cruise, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, and the Federline boys led the pint-sized pack. Other lists included the top blogs and bloggers (led by blogger king Perez Hilton), politicians, and sports teams. The shocking death of naturalist and television personality Steve Irwin led News searches, followed by the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son. Foreign news dominated with Iraq, Israel & Lebanon, Fidel Castro, North Korea, the trial of Saddam Hussein, and the Danish cartoon. (M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images) less 
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