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February 26, 2007

Tabloid Fodder, Seasonal Doings Dominate The Google Weekly Zeitgeist

Google Announces Top 10 Gainers for the Week Ending February 24th

Longtime Google search favorite [Britney Spears] topped the charts this week as reports surfaced of her rehab-hopping and sudden desire to go bald. (Searchers found what they were looking for using a number of variations in their queries: [britney shaved head], [britney spears bald], [britney spears hair], and so on.)

And tabloid fans had even more to process, what with the news about [tom brady] and [Bridget Moynahan], as Moynahan revealed this week that she is carrying Brady's baby despite the couple's break-up late last year and his new relationship with supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Not to be outdone, the [American Idol] semifinals on TV led to chatter about previous (photographed) exploits of 20-year-old semifinalist [Anontella Barba]; these caught-on-camera moments may now be surfacing on a web browser near you. In other television news, [dancing with the stars] made headlines this week with an announcement that Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno and lightning-rod Beatle divorcee Heather Mills McCartney would be among the celebs showcased when the fourth season premieres March 19. The last entertainment tidbit this time around: fans sought to learn more about the expected premiere of [Black Snake Moan], the second film in a row with the word "snake" in the title to star Samuel L. Jackson -- but its opening has been delayed until March 2.

Quite apart from all the earthly shenanigans this week, Christians around the world marked the start of [lent] on [ash wednesday], and millions of Asians also welcomed the [lunar new year] - the Year of the Pig (or Boar).

For breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google. What follows is a summary of Google Zeitgeist results for the top gainers on Google.com, when comparing search queries that have risen by a significant percentage for the week of February 18 - 24, 2007.

For more information, visit the Google Zeitgeist at http://www.google.com/zeitgeist.

Google.com Gainers
  1. britney spears
  2. lunar new year
  3. antonella barba
  4. Bridget Moynahan
  5. american idol
  6. ash wednesday
  7. tom brady
  8. dancing with the stars
  9. lent
  10. black snake moan