12 Celeb Stories We Couldn’t Stop Talking About in 2012

angelina jolieGod I love a good year-end roundup. Condensing the 365 days I just lived into a round number of momentous events just feels so good, like cleaning out my closet, finishing a term paper, or pouring shredded cheese into my mouth over the sink. Won't you travel with me down memory lane as we revisit the top 12 most talked about celebrity stories of 2012?

It'll be fun! Promise.

  • Baby Blue Ivy Carter

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    On January 7, 2012, Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter. We debated everything from the realness of Queen B's baby bump to Blue Ivy's name to Jay-Z and Beyonce's birthing suite, but one thing remains undebatable: B.I.C. is a gorgeous little girl with very loving and doting parents.

  • Demi Moore's Breakdown

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    It all started in January. Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital for prescription pill use, alcohol abuse, inhaling whip-its "exhaustion" while her soon-to-be-officially-ex-husband Ashton Kutcher partied in Brazil. There were bizarre 911 calls, talks of estranged relationships with her daughters, and a whole slew of mental problems. Is she getting any better? You be the judge.

  • Angelina Jolie's Leg

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    Oh boy. Remember Angelina Jolie's leg-endary performance at the Oscars back in February? That was awesome. We all loved the fake Twitter accounts and the Photoshopping that poked fun at Angie's pokey appendage.

  • Whitney Houston's Death

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    Whitney Houston died on February 11 after allegedly drowning in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hotel, just one night before the Grammys. Now, her famly's on a reality show. So, yeah.

  • Kim Kardashian Dating Kanye West

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    I, for one, cannot believe that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been dating since April. APRIL! It seems like just yesterday when Kim was married to Kris Humphries, and now, she and Kanye are reportedly a few steps away from tying the knot themselves. Here's hoping they name their kid Kimye.

  • Kristen Stewart the 'Trampire'

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    Possibly the most-talked about celeb story of 2012 was Kristen Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders. Her apology was groundbreaking by Hollywood standards, and while most of us expected a very awkward Breaking Dawn Part II promotional tour, by then, KStew and RPattz were back to being Robsten.

  • Olympian Ryan Lochte

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    I don't know if the Summer Games would've been what they were without our prettiest swimmer, Ryan Lochte. The dude was everywhere this August, but, thankfully, all those rumors of his reality show, fashion line, and general world domination have all been proven untrue. The only thing I've seen him in since the pool is a 30-second 30 Rock cameo. Jeah, jeah, jeah!

  • Jennifer Aniston Gets Engaged

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    On August 10, America's "loneliest" woman finally found her prin ... I can't finish that sentence. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged, which, like, yay! Maybe we can stop hearing about how "sad" she is now?

     

  • Snooki Gives Birth

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    America's unlikeliest of mothers gave birth on August 26 to baby Lorenzo. Snooki's life did a 180 this year, as did some people's stomachs when they watched her little one fart on TV.

  • Lindsay Lohan's Troubles

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    It's almost hard to know where to begin with Lindsay Lohan. The year has not been kind to LiLo, who every other month or so would crash her car, lie to cops, break probation, and face possible jail time. If the court so chooses, Linds could be spending the first eight months of 2012 behind bars.

  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting

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    Ever since the beginning of summer, rumors have been flying about the movie cast for Fifty Shades of Grey. From Ian Somerhalder to Channing Tatum to Alexander Skarsgard, this was one story everyone kept talking about, and talking about, and talking about ...

  • Kate Middleton's Nude Pictures

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    The world saw Kate Middleton's breasts in September, then a few weeks later, bottomless photos of the Duchess emerged. Now, I don't know about you, but in light of the recent (and jubilant!) news that she's pregnant, maybe the (horrible! intrusive!) pics were snapped around the time she conceived? Making them (in a twisted way) somewhat special? Fine. Just me. I get it.

     

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