Who’s winning Spokeo’s popularity contest this spring? Of course, lots of folks use people search engines to look up loved ones and friends, but plenty of people actually use them to find out more about their favorite celebrity names.
Inspired by everything from headlines to life milestones, to broken hearts, these are the celebrities people searched most for this April.
If you’re unfamiliar with this famous Spanish-language novelist, you’re missing out. Marquez was born in Columbia and had a multi-decade career as an author, attracting enough attention win the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. Some have called his One Hundred Years of Solitude the “most important reading since the Bible” and, in fact, the Bible is the only Spanish-language book to have sold more copies than Marquez’s works. So, why are people looking him up this month? Unfortunately, Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away on April 17th at the age of 87 after battling lung infections, dementia, and cancer. Descanse en paz, Gabo.
Despite the plethora of magazine covers devoted to George Clooney every month, people have been searching his name like it’s going out of style this month. Why’s Clooney so popular all of a sudden? Well, after decades spent proclaiming he wasn’t the marrying kind, The Silver Fox finally (allegedly) proposed recently to his beautiful, accomplished girlfriend, English barrister Amal Alamuddin. No doubt most of those searching for Clooney are yearning women, hoping against hope the rumors aren’t true.
The songstress of the summer last year, Lana Del Rey has been incredibly popular this past month. Don’t worry, the Brooklyn-based singer hasn’t died or gotten married or been arrested for a DUI. She’s just been killing it at recent performances, from San Francisco to Coachella, and her following’s growing by leaps and bounds every day. She’s mid-way through a cross-country tour and her new song “West Coast” is poised to, you guessed it, top the charts.
If you don’t know why Stephen Colbert has been popular lately you must be living under a rock. The South Carolina-born satirist and longtime host of “The Colbert Report” has officially been tapped to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” on CBS when Letterman retires in 2015. Colbert’s been in the news a lot lately, actually, after a particularly dicey Twitter scandal which was actually the work of one of his staffers. The good news is, Colbert is funny, gracious, and always lands on his feet.
The only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Chelsea’s grown up in the public eye. After marrying Marc Mezvinsky in 2010 and turning 34 earlier this year, Chelsea announced she was expecting her first baby in the fall. Many Americans who’ve watched Chelsea grow up are excited for this next chapter in her life and there’s already been a lot of expected chatter about how her pregnancy will affect her mom’s likely run for the Presidential office in 2016. Because everyone knows being a grandma is more taxing than being the president.
Surprised by anyone on this month’s list? Who have you been searching for recently?