Regarding the most searched celebrities, the past year has not been subtle at all. A lot of things made headlines in 2022. Be it Will Smith slapping Chris Rock in Oscars, the famous divorce trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and much more, there was a lot to talk about in 2022. These are some of the most widely searched celebrities of 2022-
Due to the Depp v. Heard trial, Johnny Depp became the most-searched celebrity of 2022, with the majority of social media responses sympathising with Depp and criticising his ex-wife, Amber Heard. While the jury determined that Heard's claims of "sexual violence" and "domestic abuse" in her 2018 op-ed were false and defamed Depp, it also determined that Heard's counterclaim caused some defamation.
The Depp v. Heard trial was a global event of 2022 of sorts, putting Amber Heard, 36, and Johnny Depp, 59, in the spotlight from April to June. Following an intense trial between the formerly married couple, the jury found both actors liable for defamation, leaving Heard owing Depp more than $8 million. A large number of people around the world watched the trial, and there was a significant social media backlash against Heard over her allegations and court cases.
Will Smith stunned Hollywood and the rest of the world by slapping comedian Chris Rock during the Academy Awards ceremony. Rock made a joke about Smith's wife Jada's baldness, which irritated the Men in Black actor. After a brief pause during which Jada rolled her eyes and Smith smiled, he climbed the stage and assaulted Chris Rock before accepting the Best Actor award.
Naomi Judd's death on April 30, 2022, at the age of 76, made headlines in 2022. In 1980, the American singer and her daughter, Wynonna Judd, formed The Judds, a successful country music act. The duo had hits like 'Why Not Me' and 'Mama He's Crazy'. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame just one day before Naomi died.
Kim Kardashian has had a busy 2022, with a tumultuous divorce from 45-year-old Kanye West, the premiere of the first season of 'The Kardashians' and a nine-month relationship with 29-year-old Pete Davidson. The controversy erupted after she wore Marilyn Monroe's iconic 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' gown to the 2022 Met Gala in May were some of the year's most prominent events.
Anne Heche was involved in three car accidents in Los Angeles in August, the third of which left the actress with severe and critical injuries. In the final collision, the "Six Days Seven Nights" star collided with a house, broke through a wall and became trapped. Heche was declared to be in a coma after being rescued, and she died at 53.
In Sony's reboot of the film series, Andrew Garfield was cast as the popular Marvel superhero Spider-Man. Although the planned films were cancelled after two instalments, Garfield reprised his role as the iconic web swinger in Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home. Garfield's return as Spider-Man and his two award-winning performances in Tick, Tick... Boom and The Eyes of Tammy Faye catapulted him back into the public eye. Garfield is enjoying a well-deserved acting break, another highly anticipated event of 2022.