Hot Searches: Mysteries of Carol Brady's First Name, Eggs Florentine Solved
By Sam Brand Posted Sep 24th 2009 01:59PM
Carol Brady's first name, Eggs Florentine, Witches of Eastwick, Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah, Glenn Beck Frog, Samantha Burke and Cameron Mathison are surging in Google Trends? If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of entertainment, there's no better tool than Google Hot Trends. This bonus feature of the Google search engine provides the 100 most-searched terms of the hour. Of course, the results change frequently, but at any given time, it's a great snapshot of what's on people's minds. The Google machine was alive with action when we checked this morning, per usual, as delinquent office workers everywhere warmed up their machines with queries pertaining to life's most important things. Things like TV moms' maiden names, out-of-wedlock celebrity baby birthings... and breakfast.
Here's what's hot in the world of search ...
Here's what's hot in the world of search ...
Carol Brady's Maiden Name - The iconic TV mom was the subject of a brain buster on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' last night. Upon the revelation of her full name - Carol Ann Tyler Martin Brady - the TV watching masses swarmed to the Internet to get the full scoop. See, "Tyler" is her family name. "Ann" is her middle name. And "Martin" is the name from her previous marriage, from which Marcia, Jan and Cindy sprung. Never during 'The Brady Bunch's' 117 episodes do they mention how that first marriage ended.
Mackenzie Phillips on 'Oprah' - The 'American Graffiti' actress appeared on 'Oprah' yesterday to tout her new book and come clean about the incestuous relationship she had with her famous father John Phillips, lead singer of The Mamas & The Papas. In a gut wrenching full-hour interview, Phillips spoke of the decade-long consensual affair, during which she "fell in love with her captor." Hey, don't look at us. You're the one Googling it.
Glenn Beck Frog - No, it's not a new type of amphibian. People are just looking for video of the conservative talk show host appearing to boil a frog while making a point about President Obama. No, it wasn't a nice point.
'Witches of Eastwick' - 'Eastwick' premiered on ABC last night and witch watchers are coming to realize the horror comedy is not the first of its kind. Written by John Updike, the 1984 novel 'The Witches of Eastwick' lends the frightfest its source material, though critics are saying the show is more a rip-off of the 1987 big screen adaptation than anything else. If only Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson were in the show, we'd have watched it and could tell you ourselves.
Eggs Florentine - Mike Isabella drew the breakfast staple during the elimination challenge on 'Top Chef' last night. More like "Eggs Foreign To Me," he said, having never concocted the vegetarian twist on Eggs Benedict. Fellow contestants Ron and Laurine were incredulous that the hot shot favorite didn't' know how to make the dish. If the Google meter tells us anything, it's that he's not the only one who didn't know.
Samantha Burke - God knows exactly when model-actress Samantha Burke gave birth to Jude Law's baby girl. But Google knows when the news got out, and that was during the middle of the day yesterday. The proud new mommy, whom Law met while on the set of 'Sherlock Holmes' 9 months or so ago, is still big news, though about 7 lbs. lighter.
Cameron Mathison - The soap star and 'Dancing with the Stars' vet is shooting up the keyword ranks after appearing on 'Good Morning America' today, where he spoke of growing up with a rare and embarrassing condition called Perthes disease. Mathison spent four years locked in a triangle-shaped leg brace, unable to do the things normal kids take for granted. Walking through doorways was a chore, sleeping was unbearable, and worst of all was the torment he was put through by his schoolmates.
But Mathison recovered, broke free from the awkward brace, and now you're Google-stalking the handsome guy. Behave.
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