'Gossip Girl' star tops PH Google search

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 06 2011 07:24 AM | Updated as of Jun 07 2011 03:47 AM

Ed Westwick, who plays Chuck Bass in the US TV show 'Gossip Girl', visited Manila last week.

MANILA, Philippines - "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick arrived here last week to endorse a local clothing brand, making him the country's fastest newsmaker during the said period, according to Google Philippines.

Data gathered by the local unit of the Internet search giant from May 27 to June 3 showed that the actor, who plays Chuck Bass in the American television series, was the most searched personality in the Philippines after he visited Manila as the newest endorser of Penshoppe.

"It's my first time in the Philippines...I'm just here to work for a couple of days. I'm just going to have a really good time," Westwick told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.

Other top newsmakers of Google Philippines include Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the lead stars of ABS-CBN's "Mara Clara." The show, a remake of the 1992 hit television series of the same title, aired its final episode last June 3.

Drama princess Kim Chiu also made it to the list after reports said that her movie with hunk actor Piolo Pascual will push through this year.

Here are the Philippines' top newsmakers last week, according to Google Philippines:

1. Ed Westwick
2. Dallas Mavericks
3. Miami Heat
4. Selena Gomez
5. LeBron James
6. Dirk Nowitzki
7. Julia Montes
8. Kim Chiu
9. Kathryn Bernardo
10. Avril Lavigne

Meanwhile, here are the country's fastest rising topics from May 27 to June 3:

1. CJ7
2. Systemone
3. PAGASA weather forecast
4. Roland Garros
5. NBA finals
6. Gandang Gabi Vice
7. X-Men First Class
8. Kung Fu Panda
9. Billboard Top 100
10. Android Market