Star-studded news traveled fast in 2013, a year of shocking celebrity deaths, jaw-dropping live performances, awards show upsets -- and the simple existence of five young Brits named Niall, Zayn, Harry, Liam and Louis.
We laughed, we cried, we tweeted -- and we retweeted. Oh, did we retweet.
Here are the 5 most shared celebrity Tweets from 2013, as reported by Twitter:
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3. More than 367,000 fans digitally celebrated
4. D'aww. Droves of 1D fans (326,028, to be exact) wished they were in bandmate
5. And One Direction triumphed again with the announcement ofMalik's engagementon Aug. 13: "Never been more happy in my life ! Thank you to everyone that has been so lovely about my engagement to my beautiful fiance ! Big love z X." Wails of fan disappointment, however, went undocumented.
Entertainment moments also caused quite a stir on the social media site. Here are 5 of the top Twitter moments of the year:
1. Bad twerk = good Twitter chatter. There were 306,100 tweets per minute during the Miley Cyrus-
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3. The finale of cult TV favorite
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5. And leave it to JLaw to stir up buzz. Jennifer Lawrence's win for best actress in a comedy or musical at the Golden Globes had viewers reacting at 19,866 tweets a minute.