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Kate Upton

The social media savvy Kate Upton had roles in "The Heist" and "The Three Stooges" comedies, but her nonspeaking part as the cover girl for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition developed her following. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Year in Review 2012: Top 10 Searches

Chalk up another one for the voter: People may have been wearied by the negative campaigns, but they persevered through the slog of politics and made "elections" the year's most searched term. The fifth iteration of an Apple smartphone, a glorious gathering of athletes, the passing of a superstar, and a bevy of celebrities—including one duchess—also mesmerized online audiences in 2012.