（原文：英語） Well, everyone, here in the U.S. we have just entered the big holiday season…Everyone is just getting back from eating yummy Thanksgiving dinner to their heart's wishes.And of course now we are entering the Christmas season, which is definitely the biggest holiday here in the U.S. As we head into the last month of 2012, it's always fun to look back and remember some of the funny, crazy, and interesting things that have occurred this year.
First of all…who do you think is the #1 "MOST SEARCHED PERSON" on the internet in 2012? Maybe some of you are thinking…"hmm, Barak Obama, because it was an election year"…or "Lindsay Lohan for getting into trouble with the law almost every other week"…BUT NOPE! The answer to that question is…KIM KARDASHIAN!!! Yes, the reality queen has struck it big once more. It has been quite a year of growth for Kim K…Just a year ago, Kim had announced that she was divorcing her husband, NBA Player Kris Humphries, after marrying him only a couple months before. But since then, Kim K has moved on from that relationship (the divorce is still being worked out) and from April of this year, she started to be seen in public with her new love, superstar Kanye West. Ever since the two started dating, they have been inseperable. And most recently the two both celebrated their birthdays together. And it seems that the relationship is still going strong and will continue to in 2013, because Kim K recently told someone in an interview that she expects to get married and have kids with Kanye in the near future.
In other 2012 news, what was the MOST watched youtube video this year? You might think that it is something by Rihanna or maybe even Justin Bieber...? But nope! In fact, the honor doesn't even go to an English song!!!! The most watched youtube video this year (AND actually EVER) is Korean pop sensation PSY's Gangnam Style!!! Now some of you Japanese readers might not know very much about this, but this video has created a HUGE momentum in so many areas here in the U.S. I remember the first time I heard about this catchy video was around the time of the Olympics. IN fact, everywhere you looked (Saturday Night Live, Ellen Show, The Tonight Show, MTV Video Music Awards) the Korean artist was rapping and doing his popular dance. Then in late September, "Gangnam Style" was named the "most liked video in YouTube History. And in late November, it broke Justin Bieber's record for most watched video on YouTube...with 830 MILLION VIEWS!!! Yikes! And just when you think that PSY was done...Nope! The same weekend that "Gangnam Style" broke the YouTube record, Psy did an incredible performance with MC Hammer (!!!) on the American Music Awards. So I would definitely have to say that "Best Artist" and "Most Popular" for 2012 would definitely have to go to this guy.
Finally, I think the most "Annoying Couple...are they or aren't they together???" would definitely have to go to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. As you may remember, in July of this year, the couple broke up after Kristen Stewart was caught kissing the married director of her film "Snow White and the Huntsmen". And every Twihard in the world was VERY UPSET with Kristen. Then the actress decided to do something very bizarre and issue a very public apology through the press. For the next couple months, the world watched as Kristen tried to come crawling back to Robert, but he just wasn't having it. In fact, she even bought a house in the same area that he lived in...But nothing seemed to work. The only problem with this, of course, is the fact that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are "deeply in love" in the Twilight movie…and unless the public believed that they were back together again, it would be VERY HARD to get movie goers for the last Twilight film, released in Nov.
Well, wouldn't you know it…all of a sudden Kristen and Robert started appearing in various public places and at big events together, looking like a happy couple again. And then during the opening weekend of the last Twilight film, the two stars were seen holding hands at the London premiere. And NOW various gossip magazines are saying that the "happy couple" are expecting their first child together!!
SO…the question really remains… are they REALLY together again? or is this just a little "hollywood magic" to sell tickets? What do YOU think, readers?