The most searched news and entertainment terms of 2014

2014 Top Internet Searches: Renee Zellweger & Ebola
2014 Top Internet Searches: Renee Zellweger & Ebola

What do Renee Zellweger's face and Ebola have in common? They're among 2014's most searched terms on the Internet.

The search engine reviewed data from more than 100 million monthly U.S. web users to identify the top search terms for celebrities, politics and news. The winners? 'What happened to Renée Zellweger's face?,' Jennifer Lawrence, 'Israel' and 'What are the symptoms of Ebola?'

Top News Search Terms:

1) Ebola
3) Malaysia Airlines
4) Ice Bucket Challenge
5) Ferguson
6) Sochi Winter Olympics
7) World Cup
8) Nigeria
9) Malala Yousafzai
10) iPhone 6

"Every year, millions of people come to Ask to get answers, and learn new things through the natural, conversational format of Q&A ... As a result, we get unique insight into not only what is resonating with millions of consumers today, but how that might evolve in the year ahead," Valerie Combs, a consumer trend expert at, told The Daily Mail.

Top Entertainment Search Terms:

1) Robin Williams
2) Jennifer Lawrence
3) Jay-Z
4) Kim Kardashian
5) Joan Rivers
6) Ray Rice
7) Angelina Jolie
8) Renée Zellweger
9) Kate Middleton
10) Derek Jeter

Joan Rivers and Robin Williams topped the celebrity searches due to their untimely deaths, in addition to tabloid regulars like Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton, and starlets who were victims of nude photo leaks.

In news and politics, the Middle East reigned, with queries for ISIS and 'What is happening between Israel and Hamas?' topping the list. National topics like the unrest in Ferguson over the death of Mike Brown and the iPhone 6 were also popular.

Top 10 Political Search Terms:

1) Israel
2) Ukraine
3) Indian Election
4) Scotland
5) Hong Kong
6) Janet Yellen
7) Thailand
8) Veterans
9) Kim Jong-un
10) Hobby Lobby

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