Cheryl Cole is Google's 'most searched of 2010'

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Cheryl Cole has scored a number one album and single this year

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is the most searched singer by UK Google users in 2010, new figures have revealed.

The star topped the list in the search engine's annual "zeitgeist" review of what users look for.

Michael Jackson was the second most searched music act, with the Beatles behind in third, Rihanna fourth and Oasis at five.

Globally, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Eminem and Lady Gaga were some of the most regularly Googled singers.

Twilight: Eclipse was the most-searched film trailer of the year around the world, followed by Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and Iron Man 2.

The BBC's pre-school channel CBeebies was the top TV-related search in the UK this year, while Big Brother was the most requested programme.

It was followed by The X Factor, EastEnders and Doctor Who.

Meanwhile in the US, Lost, American Idol and Saturday Night Live were the top-searched TV shows from the billions of queries entered by internet users.

The most searched events of the year included the World Cup, the Olympics and the BP oil spill.

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