Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's breakup and reported makeup lead the duo to the top of USA TODAY's Celebrity Heat Index, which measures media exposure.Here's a look at the most popular celebrities for October.
1. Kristen Stewart (428 points). Just in time for the worldwide promotional tour of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the tabloids have Stewart and Pattinson back together.
2. Robert Pattinson (331). See No. 1
3. Kim Kardashian (298). Between tweets of herself in a cat costume and a photo shoot that has her in a bridal gown, the tabloids continue to speculate about her relationship with Kanye West.
4. Emily Maynard (258). ABC's Bachelorette star confirms she and her fiancé, Jef Holm, have split. Seriously, who didn't see that coming?
5. Jennifer Aniston (250). Her engagement keeps tabloids predicting details about her wedding as the first photos of the actress's ring surface.
6. Jessica Biel (237) and Justin Timberlake (237). It's a tie made in Heat Index Heaven. The couple make it official as they marry in southern Italy on Oct. 19.
8. Jef Holm (153). See No. 4.
9. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (149); Jessica Simpson (149): and Melissa Gorga (149). Talk about an eclectic bunch. The duchess remains a media darling; the singer and Fashion Star mentor continues to lose weight; and the reality TV star fights with her sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, on The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special.
RATINGS BY CATEGORY
Top actress: Kristen Stewart
Runner-up: Jennifer Aniston
For Stewart, it's business as usual despite personal drama. For Aniston, it's business as usual when it comes to tabloid attention.
Top actor: Robert Pattinson
Runner-up: Johnny Lewis
Pattinson appears to get over summer headlines involving his girlfriend's cheating scandal; Sons of Anarchy's Lewis commits suicide after a series of troubles.
Top musician: Justin Timberlake
Runner-up: Jessica Simpson
These two are singing happy tunes these days: Timberlake gains a wife; Simpson loses the pregnancy weight.
Top reality: Kim Kardashian
Runner-up: Emily Maynard
Kardashian's relationship with Kanye West still sizzles; Maynard's relationship with Holm fizzles.
ABOUT THE HEAT INDEX:
The Index ranks celebrities according to the media exposure they've received. To do this, USA TODAY tracks their appearances in print, online and on TV by monitoring 12 entertainment news outlets. Each week, we note when a celeb appeared on a magazine cover or was among the top stories on a TV news report or a website. Points are awarded for each appearance based on the prominence of each outlet. Outlets tracked include TV's Entertainment Tonight, websites USATODAY.com, PopSugar.com, tmz.com and x17online, and publications In Touch, Life & Style, National Enquirer, OK!, People, Star and Us Weekly.