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Kim Kardashian 'most Googled celeb'

Kim Kardashian was the most searched for celebrity in 2011 according to internet giant Google.

The US reality star's profile was boosted this year when she married and divorced basketball player Kris Humphries within the space of three months.

She rose to fame after appearing in reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians which launched in 2007 and follows the personal and professional lives of members of her family.

Second most popular for web users on google.co.uk was Victoria Beckham, followed by Harry Potter star Emma Watson and actress Scarlett Johansson. Friends star Jennifer Aniston rounded off the top five celebrities.

The creator and star of The Office, Ricky Gervais, was the only man in the top 10 list.

It was drawn up by staff at the internet search giant as part of its annual zeitgeist which examines the latest online trends.

Other popular searches reveal a more serious side with the most popular "what is" search being "what is AV?"

Almost 20 million people took part in the national referendum on the electoral system this year which saw two thirds vote to keep the first-past-the-post system to elect MPs.

The two next most popular searches reveal a nation easily confused by food with searches for "What is scampi" and "What are truffles".

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