Whitney Houston death tops shock celeb moments so far in 2012 poll
LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 — Whitney Houston’s accidental death in February was the biggest “Oh My Gosh” (OMG!) celebrity headline in the first half of 2012, according to a poll released yesterday.
Parade Magazine and Yahoo! celebrity gossip site omg! teamed up for a 2012 summer pop culture poll and found that Houston’s drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub was the biggest headline of the year so far, with 50 per cent of votes.
The next biggest headline moment was “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart’s confession that she cheated on co-star Robert Pattinson, with 21 per cent of the votes.
The couple edged out another break-up — the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — with 14 per cent of votes in the shock factor stakes.
Rounding out the list was “Jersey Shore” star Snooki announcing her pregnancy (6 per cent), CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s declaration that he is gay, actress Demi Moore seeking treatment in rehab, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally getting engaged, each with 3 per cent.
The poll also asked readers to rate their sexiest man, favourite book series, and most anticipated celebrity weddings.
There were few shocks there. “Drive” star Ryan Gosling, erotic fantasy novel “50 Shades of Grey”, and the union of movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux came up tops in the respective categories.
The poll was conducted for Parade and omg! in August and had 56,000 respondents. — Reuters