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The Pop Culture Poll was conducted online in August 2012 among a sample of more than 56,000 respondents.
What was the biggest OMG headline in the first half of 2012?
- Whitney Houston Dies at 48
- Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson
- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce
- Jersey Shore’s Snooki Announces Pregnancy
- Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’
- Demi Moore Seeks Treatment in Rehab
- Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Engaged
Which celebrity should enter politics?
While George Clooney may dabble a bit in politics, Americans want to see him enter more formally. Sadly, Alec Baldwin, who has said he would run for office in New York City, got only 6% of the vote.
|- George Clooney||36%|
|- Oprah Winfrey||27%|
|- Matt Damon||12%|
|- Elisabeth Hasselbeck||10%|
|- Ben Affleck||9%|
|- Alec Baldwin||6%|
Whose wedding would you most like to see happen?
Will the newly engaged Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux walk down the aisle next? Or will it be young loves Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth? Only time will tell, but respondents are most looking forward to the nuptials of Jennifer and her new beau!
|- Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux||42%|
|- Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield||21%|
|- Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth||15%|
|- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively||13%|
|- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West||9%|
Who would you cast as a celebrity “Bachelorette”?
America’s sweetheart was America’s choice for a celebrity rendition of the popular show The Bachelorette.
|- Sandra Bullock||24%|
|- Mila Kunis||21%|
|- Taylor Swift||20%|
|- Charlize Theron||11%|
|- Katie Holmes||8%|
What is your favorite book series?
While women across the country are raving about 50 Shades of Grey, it was the young adult favorite Harry Potter that was voted favorite book series with 33% of the vote compared to 50 Shades (23%). Hunger Games and Twilight followed with 22% each.
Who’s your favorite TV antihero?
It seems that being bad makes for some good TV this season. It was a close race between antiheroes Dexter Morgan of Dexter and Emily Thorne of Revenge.
|- Dexter Morgan (Dexter)||31%|
|- Emily Thorne (Revenge)||30%|
|- Don Draper (Mad Men)||18%|
|- Walter White (Breaking Bad)||13%|
|- Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire)||8%|
The Sexiest in Hollywood?
It’s no surprise that Ryan Gosling (35%) and Jennifer Aniston (29%) top the list for sexiest man and woman in Hollywood. Watch out, Ryan! Channing Tatum is right on your heels with 33% of the vote.
|- Ryan Gosling||35%|
|- Channing Tatum||33%|
|- Brad Pitt||13%|
|- Robert Pattinson||8%|
|- Taye Diggs||7%|
|- Jon Hamm||4%|
|- Jennifer Aniston||29%|
|- Blake Lively||20%|
|- Angelina Jolie||17%|
|- Jennifer Lopez||14%|
|- Kim Kardashian||6%|
About the Survey:
PARADE and omg! from Yahoo!’s recent Pop Culture Poll was conducted online in August 2012 among a sample of more than 56,000 respondents. Survey results have been rounded as necessary to total 100 percent.
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