1 of 9 A young American singer, who received considerable publicity through the year for her debut single “Friday” (which was released in March by Ark Music Factory), Black later uploaded the video on YouTube. It went viral and was viewed by 167 million times. PA A young American singer, who received considerable publicity through the year for her debut single “Friday” (which was released in March by Ark Music Factory), Black later uploaded the video on YouTube. It went viral and was viewed by 167 million times. PA Ryan Dunn (34), whose car accident claimed not only his life, but the life of passenger, Zachary Hartwell (30), happened over a year ago. Ryan Dunn's estate is now facing a lawsuit regarding the death of Hartwell, according to Reality TV Magazine. Hartwell's parents are the ones filing the suit, looking to recover costs for their son's funeral, as well as revenue their son would have generated over his lifetime. PA A British socialite, Pippa Middleton is, perhaps, more famous for being the younger sister of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William of the British royal family. Pippa was the maid of honour at her sister’s wedding in April. PA A British singer and winner of the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards at the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele released her second album, “21” in the UK and the U.S. (in January and February, respectively). The album sold 208,000 copies in the UK, in its first week. PA Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs emailed former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in 2007, directly asking him to stop trying to hire an Apple engineer. PA 10 Celebrities Busted for Smoking Pot PA Bin Laden was killed by US forces in the city of Abbottabad in May 2011. PA An American film and television star who was considered the highest-paid television actor in 2010 (earning a reported $1.8 million per episode of “Two and a Half Men”). He was dropped by CBS and Warner Bros. in March, following substance abuse claims and a public spat with the show’s producers. PA Kate Middleton made the headlines early this year after marrying Prince William of the British royal family. She is now, officially, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She has since been widely praised for her charitable work and her sense of style; the latter allowed her to be regarded as the top fashion buzzword for 2011, by Global Language Monitor. PA
According to Google Zeitgeist's 2011 list of the fastest rising people searches for the year, American singer Rebecca Black leads the way, followed by American television star Ryan Dunn and British socialite Pippa Middleton.
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