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Who Were The Top 10 Most Searched For Celebs?

miley-cyrus-joint-pot-evma_1 put out their list of top ten most searched for celebs (of 2013), along with questions people searched for regarding the celeb. So who was number one? Justin Bieber?

Actually, The Beebs didn’t even make the list! Shocking!

Here’s the official list of the most searched for celebs, and their queries, from Ask via CBS News:

1. North West. Why is Kim and Kanyes baby named North West?
2. Miley Cyrus. What did Miley Cyrus do at the VMAs?
3. Cory Monteith. How did Cory Monteith die?
4. Paula Deen. What did Paula Deen say?
5. Amanda Bynes. Why was Amanda Bynes arrested?
6. Lamar Odom. Is Lamar Odom on drugs?
7. Breaking Bad. When is the Breaking Bad series finale?
8. Reese Witherspoon. Where can I see Reese Witherspoon’s arrest?
9. Fifty Shades of Grey. Who will play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
10. James Gandolfini. Did James Gandolfini die?

Are you surprised by the most searched for celebs? Who would be on your list? Which celebs are you most interested in?

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Paula Deen Is Mayor Of Denial City

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Paula Deen isn’t just taking up residence in Denial City — she’s the mayor. Lamar Odom is definitely hanging out there, but he’s not on Deen’s level.

Here’s what happened. TMZ asked Paula Deen, “is this your comeback?” To which Paula Deen said,

I never went anywhere!

Um, really, Paula? Really?

TMZ caught up with Deen on her way to Houston where she was going to appear on Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show, her first appearance since the scandal. She referred to Texas as, “a state of lovely and happy people.” LOL, okay. She also shared some trivia about Texas — that Dallas was voted “the #1 happiest city in America.” And actually, she’s right. Sort of. tied Dallas with Fort Worth as the #1 happiest city.

The show went really well for Deen. The audience gave her a standing ovation and Deen and cried, saying, “These are tears of joy, y’all. This is my first time out in three months.” (Houston Chronicle.)

Looks like she’s back, y’all. You ready to welcome her? These fans certainly are:

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Paula Deen’s Career Ruining Lawsuit Dismissed Plus Info On Deen’s SVU Episode

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Paula Deen‘s lawsuit that ended her many endorsements, turn the public against her (but not BFF O.J. Simpson), and basically ruined her career, was dismissed in court. A former restaurant manager tried to sue Paula on grounds of racial discrimination, saying that Paula used “the N-word” frequently. Deen did not deny using the word, later citing ignorance as her reasoning in a really bad attempt at an apology. From Today:

According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all charges against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

Friday’s news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit’s race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not sue since she was not one of the victims.

But for Deen, the damage is done. Maybe she’ll rethink the Dancing with the Stars offer. If she doesn’t appear, we’ll still get some sort of Paula Deen TV dose. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is doing a Paula Deen themed episode based on this whole incident. They’re also combining her story with the Trayvon Martin case, in what’s sure to be an episode of pure WTF. Here’s a description from ABC News:

[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him.

Guess who’s going to play Deen? CYBILL SHEPHERD, Y’ALL!!

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