Whitney Houston’s Death Voted the Biggest ‘OMG! Celebrity Headline’ in the First Half of 2012

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Whitney Houston’s accidental death at the age of 48 in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills in February has been selected as the biggest OMG! celebrity headline in the first half of 2012.

That's according to Parade magazine and OMG.Yahoo.com, which joined forces to conduct a Pop Culture Poll in August involving more than 56,000 respondents.

Kristen Stewart cheating on her Twilight co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson was chosen as the second biggest shocking celebrity headline of the first half of the year.

Here’s a selection of Pop Culture Poll questions and responses:

What was the biggest OMG! headline in the first half of 2012?
Whitney Houston Dies at 48 -- 50 percent
Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson -- 21 percent
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce -- 14 percent
Jersey Shore's Snooki Announces Pregnancy -- 6 percent
Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I'm Gay” -- 3 percent
Demi Moore Seeks Treatment in Rehab -- 3 percent
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Engaged -- 3 percent

Which celebrity should enter politics?
George Clooney -- 36 percent
Oprah Winfrey -- 27 percent
Matt Damon -- 12 percent
Elisabeth Hasselbeck -- 10 percent
Ben Affleck -- 9 percent
Alec Baldwin -- 6 percent

Whose wedding would you most like to see happen?
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux -- 42 percent
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield -- 21 percent
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth -- 15 percent
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively -- 13 percent
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- 9 percent

Who would you cast as a celebrity "Bachelorette"?
Sandra Bullock -- 24 percent
Mila Kunis -- 21 percent
Taylor Swift -- 20 percent
Rihanna -- 16 percent
Charlize Theron -- 11 percent
Katie Holmes -- 8 percent

Who is the sexiest man in Hollywood?
Ryan Gosling -- 35 percent
Channing Tatum -- 33 percent
Brad Pitt -- 13 percent
Robert Pattinson -- 8 percent
Taye Diggs -- 7 percent
Jon Hamm -- 4 percent

Who is the sexiest woman in Hollywood?
Jennifer Aniston -- 29 percent
Blake Lively -- 20 percent
Angelina Jolie -- 17 percent
Jennifer Lopez -- 14 percent
Beyonce -- 14 percent
Kim Kardashian --- 6 percent

What is your favorite book series?
Harry Potter -- 33 percent
50 Shades of Grey -- 23 percent
Hunger Games and Twilight tied with 22 percent each

Who's your favorite TV antihero?
Dexter Morgan, Dexter -- 31 percent
Emily Thorne, Revenge -- 30 percent
Don Draper, Mad Men -- 18 percent
Walter White, Breaking Bad -- 13 percent
Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire -- 8 percent

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