releases top trending search terms for 2012

This is an archived article that was published on in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted., the online brand for questions and answers, today released the top trending search terms and corresponding questions for 2012 around celebrities, news and politics.

"With nearly half of the queries on in the form of a full question, we get a snapshot of not only what captured consumers' attention, but also what piqued their curiosity," said Valerie Combs, vice president of communications for, in a press release. "This year, we partnered with Harris to dig even deeper and unearth how the nation really feels about 2012's most captivating headlines." More than 100 million people turned to to satisfy their curiosity around 2012's biggest news and events.

And, apologies to Kim Kardashian, but the person Ask users most wanted to know about this year was Kristen Stewart.

Top celebrity search terms and questions from include:

Kristen Stewart. Will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart get back together?Katie Holmes. Was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's marriage fake?Psy – Gangnam Style. What does Gangnam Style mean?Snooki. When is Snooki's baby due?Prince Harry. What will happen to Prince Harry because of the nude pictures?Brad Pitt. How big is Angelina's engagement ring?Carly Rae Jepsen. What is the best Call Me Maybe parody?Jessica Biel. When are Justin and Jessica getting married?Miley Cyrus. Why did Miley Cyrus cut her hair?Ryan Lochte. Does Ryan Lochte have a girlfriend?