June Heat Index is all royalty, relationships
Posted July 1, 2012
June was brimming with headlines about weddings, babies and breakups (not all in that order). USA TODAY runs down the month's favorite media targets as ranked by the Celebrity Heat Index, which measures media exposure.
TOP 10 NEWSMAKERS AND THEIR SCORES:
1. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (342): As the queen celebrates 60 years on the throne, her grandson's wife cannot escape scrutiny about everything from fashion to adding to family.
2. Emily Maynard (339): ABC's current Bachelorette star has narrowed her choices, and the show's season is nearing a finale. Will there be a wedding in her future?
3. (tie) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (280): See No. 1.
3. (tie) Johnny Depp (280): The actor and his partner of 14 years, French model and singer Vanessa Paradis, announce they are separated.
5. Kim Kardashian (276): She has moved on to Kanye West, and her divorce case (from Kris Humphries) has moved on to the deposition stage.
6. Drew Barrymore (233): The pregnant movie star weds her art-executive beau in a private ceremony in Montecito, Calif. Cheers!
7. Catelynn Lowell (207): A tabloid trifecta: She's a Teen Mom cast member, engaged to her stepbrother Tyler Baltierra and a baby-bump watch candidate.
8. Tyler Baltierra (185): See No. 7.
9. Jennifer Aniston (171): Engagement speculation to beau Justin Theroux intensifies. What does that sparkly ring mean?
10. (tie) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (149): Their romance is hotter than ever. Oh, they act, too.
LEADERS IN SPECIFIC CATEGORIES
Actor: Johnny Depp
Runner-up: Robert Pattinson
Hot movie hunks heat up the tabloids without and with a leading lady.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Runner-up: Kristen Stewart
These leading ladies win attention for their relationships.
Reality star: Emily Maynard
Runner-up: Catelynn Lowell
Drama surrounds the on-screen relationships of these women. And neither is a Kardashian.
Musician: Miley Cyrus
Runner-up: Vanessa Paradis
Marking milestones: Cyrus is engaged to Liam Hemsworth; Paradis is solo after years with Depp.
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