Yes friends – it’s almost time to bid farewell to 2012. But with so many crazy headlines this past year, Ask teamed up with Harris Interactive to gauge Americans’ thoughts about 2012’s biggest news stories and, of course, to see which stories our users asked the most about. “Will Rob and Kristen get back together?” is officially the top trending question of 2012 making Kristen Stewart the person users most wanted to know about. But there was so much more to 2012 than everyone’s favorite Twilight couple…take a look at what else piqued Ask users’ curiosities…

  • While Psy hit #3 on the Ask.com top asked-about celeb charts, he was chosen as the #1 breakout star of 2012 by Americans polled (13% chose Psy as 2012’s breakout star), from a list including One Direction (11%), Honey Boo Boo (10%), Jennifer Lawrence (8%) and Carly Rae Jepsen (7%).
  • Only 16% of Americans included Snooki on the list of most popular celebrities of 2012 but who would have expected that more people over the age of 35 felt this way (33%) than those between 18-34 years of age (30%)?
  • There was a flood of celebrity engagements but who will get married first – Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Anniston? 26% of Americans are placing their bets that Jennifer will tie the knot first. We’ll see…

Makes us wonder how our 2012 opinions will shift with next year’s headlines…Here’s to 2013!

-       Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com