Sideshow: Kim Kardashian most-seen cover face in 2013 tabs

Kim Kardashian was a darling of the tabloids last year, thanks in part to her mother, Kris Jenner (left).
Kim Kardashian was a darling of the tabloids last year, thanks in part to her mother, Kris Jenner (left). (JASON MERRITT / Getty Images)
Posted: January 03, 2014

They got it covered

This is not a question we were looking for an answer to . . . but it's something, anyway. Alex Beggs and Chiara Marinai of the Vanity Fair Daily blog scanned six of the major U.S. celebrity/fashion/tabloid/grocery store checkout-line/geegoo mags - US Weekly, Star, Life & Style, OK!, People, and InTouch. They looked at all the covers, added up all the faces, and now tell us which celeb showed up most in 2013.

We'll give you three guesses. And the first two don't count.

Right! Kim Kardashian won! Out of 312 covers, KK appeared on 56 - a shrieking, honking, skunky 17.9 percent of everything!!! And if you add up all the Kards, including Khloé K's 34 times and hapless, slumpy-plastic-surgery-face Bruce Jenner, the total bumps up to 133, or 42.6 percent. A triumph of PR genius ( Kris Jenner!!!!). Other celebs appearing a lot:  Kate Middleton, 26; Jennifer Aniston, 18; and Miranda Lambert, 10.

Rob K breaks east!

Speaking of the Kardashians, and we always are, poor Rob Kardashian anyway! He splits from his gf, Rita Ora, grieves, puts on 60 pounds. Plus, he's going bald. Now, according to In Touch Weekly, he's moving to Florida, some 2,500 miles away from his reality-TV fams!  To flee the meretricious famemongering! "Rob feels like his family can't see anything beyond the spotlight," sez Insider. To whom could he be referring? Surely his Kard kin!!! "But he wants more for himself than fame." (There's more?)

We missed ye, Terrell

Remember Terrell Owens? Neither do we. Seriously, how could we forget this footballer, a celeb column's dream, stiffing the Eagles and doing situps for admiring journos in his driveway? Now he's got this ad for Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food joints. And it is not nice to Philly. We join Terrell playing catch at L.A. poolside with a pneumatic, bikini'd female. Flashback: Drive-by fans yell, "T.O.! You suck, T.O.!" at our Terrell as he cruises the Philly cheesesteak stands. "I had a love/hate relationship with Philly," says Terrell. "I loved the food - but the fans hated me." With the new Carl's Jr./Hardee's Philly Cheesesteak Burger, Terrell says, "I get all the love - and hold the hate." See you in the playoffs, T.O. Oh, wait . . . you won't be playing.

New Year's confetti . . .

    When you're famous, everybody gets to say you're divorcing your spouse. We don't know why, but it seems to work that way. Blake Shelton knows. The National Enquirer, never wrong, insists he and Miranda Lambert are heading for a $100 million divorce. Gosh - it was only $40 mils in October. Blake tweets: "Wow!! @mirandalambert and I are so excited about our 100 million dollars!!! Who knew you could make so much money just by divorcing?!!" . . .   Know how Dwyane Wade, now affianced to Gabrielle Union, sired a bairn with Aja Metoyer while he was on a "break" from Gabrielle? As if the "break" makes it OK? Well, maybe they were not on break. TMZ has tweets and photos, taken during the extracurricular period, showing Dwyane and Gabrielle all lovey-dovey. Maybe it was a fast break. Dwyane knows all about those.

This column includes information from Inquirer wire sources.

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