|Beyonce, Natalie Portman and Victoria Beckham commanded the most media attention|
The Top 3 Most Watched Celebrities
No celebrity commanded more media attention than Beyonce, hands down. Her MTV VMA Awards announcement of her pregnancy garnered the most tweets per second than any other event this year, including the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the death of Steve Jobs. Since then, many news outlets, print, TV, radio and online, that do not ordinarily cover “bump watch” have spent a lot of time talking about various aspects of Bey’s pregnancy.
Natalie Portman‘s unexpected pregnancy following her stellar Academy Award-Best Actress winning performance in 2009’s The Black Swan kept her and her bump on the screens of many news outlets as they poked around for news about her fiance, choreographer and Swan co-star Benjamin Milliepied. Portman became watched more after a Ballet Dancer Stand-in claimed that she danced the majority of the scenes without ample credit. Portman’s film co-stars and producers had to jump to her defense.
Folks were also just giddy over news that Victoria Beckham was pregnant with her and super hunk soccer star husband David’s 4th child, a girl. After 3 boys, many were happy to see Beckham get the “mini-me” she always wanted. She delivered Harper Seven in July.
Together, all three commanded the airwaves, copy space and online hit counters of many news, blogs and other information sources. Fan and public interest equaled more coverage.
Runner-Ups to the Most Watched and Most Stalked included France’s first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, a striking former model and third wife to that country’s embattled president Nicolas Sarkozy. Though Bruni said she would limit exposure of her child to the media, after baby Giulia was born this November, the couple were seen in open areas. Some say they used the baby to get some sympathy for Sarkozy who faces a challenge to his presidency.
|Selma Blair, Pink, and Kate Hudson were much watched throughout their pregnancy|
After denying being pregnant for months, P!nk revealed that she and hubby motorcross athlete Carey Hart were indeed pregnant, to the delight of many considering the couple had previously split and reconciled before finding themselves “with child.”
Papps found themselves following actress Kate Hudson and her Muse frontman boyfriend Matthew Bellamy around. He proposed to Hudson mid pregnancy.