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TODAY   |  January 06, 2014

Hot on Google: Kesha’s rehab, ‘selfie Olympics’

Singer/rapper Kesha has reportedly entered rehab for an eating disorder, and a new viral photo craze is taking over the Internet and topping Google searches, according to Google technologist Kevin Allocca.

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>>> everybody rushing online this weekend.

>> and from selena gomes justin bieber's romance to a new selfie craze. kevin is here to break down a few of the weekend's hottest google searches. kevin, good morning.

>> good morning.

>> these are rising searches. let's talk first, justin bieber, selena gomes. there was a selfie out there everybody was looking at and sparked lots of rumors.

>> these are two of the biggest pop stars in the world right now. last year, their videos had 2 billion views combined. and we get a lot of searches that are tied to their on-again-off-again relationship. this causing a lot of speculation amongst their fans. also other photos of the two of them taken of them riding segues in california. and, of course, a lot of fans all over the world wondering, are they getting back together?

>> everyone loves them.

>> they could be toying with everyone, too. they know if they put that out there, people are going to talk about it. let's talk about kesha announced she's entering rehab.

>> and she's got one of the biggest songs in the country. she put out a new video last week. the thing people were searching for was tied to this announcement she was going to be seeking treatment for an eating disorder . she posted a message to her fans saying she was taking this 30-daybreak, getting a lot of support.

>> yeah. she says i'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but i found it hard to practice. i'll be unavailable for the next 30 days seeking treatment for my eating disorder to learn to love myself again exactly as i am. i think probably a lot of fans rallying around her.

>> this one i don't get, the selfie olympics . a lot of people hoping the word would be banished from the english language .

>> no luck.

>> now we have the olympics .

>> with the olympics coming, there's a thing with the social media fad of the weekend, called the selfie games. people trying to one-up. people cooking in their bathrooms.

>> oh.

>> what's going on here?

>> this is a guy --

>> leaning on the wall.

>> wow.

>> we're seeing --

>> that's multitasking.

>> how does one win?

>> i don't know there's a governing body in charge of the selfie olympics .

>> medals being handed out, right?

>> yeah. this is where if you don't have a body for ice dancing , you can join this.

>> and i bet the athletes will get in on the movement, as well.