How sick are you of hearing people say, “I can’t believe the year is almost over!” So sick, right? Instead of lamenting the end of 2012, let’s remember what happened the only way we know how. With celebrities!
Here are the 10 biggest stories of the year.
Whitney Houston’s Death: Unfortunately talented, great, and lovely people are taken from us far too early. This happened to Whitney Houston on February 11, 2012 when she passed away at the age of 48. Whitney was found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton after what was discovered to be a drug overdose.The Rise of Psy: Korean popstar Psy made his mark on the US pop music scene with his infectious song, “Gangnam Style.” The video for the song is the most viewed video on YouTube with close to a billion views. Thanks to that annoying party song, Psy made about $8 million in 2012.
Kristen Stewart Cheating Scandal: I remember where I was the day Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders like it was only yesterday. It was July 17, I was at dinner when a text came thru, “Yo, fotos of KStew cheating on RPatz chek ur email.” My breath stopped short, “No” I thought to myself, “But they’re in love!” I quickly pushed away an indecent thought “Rob’s single now. He lives in Los Feliz right? He goes to that bar..I mean, I’m kidding, what were we talking about!?” Twilight mania only got stronger after the affair, and it didn’t seem to affect Kristen and Rob’s relationship either as they are still together.
Rihanna/Chris Brown/Karrueche Tran Love Triangle: Everybody loves a love triangle, amiright? Unless you are the third wheel of a love triangle, in which case, I’m sorry Karrueche Tran it just wasn’t working out. Ouch, we’re talking about the Rihanna, Chris Brown, Karrueche love triangle. At the start of 2012 Chris was dating Kae but was spotted getting cozy with Rihanna at her February birthday. Then, Chris was back with Kae and there was no scandal to report except for some racist-ish tweets from RiRi that were not-so-subtly directed at Kae. Fast forward to this summer and Chris is still dating Kae but making out with Rihanna at clubs. Then Chris breaks up with Kae, gets together (sort of) with Rihanna, gets back together with Kae and now we’ve arrived at today and I think he’s dating both women still.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Divorce: And just like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s secret marriage, Katie Holmes slaps us in the face with a surprise divorce from husband of 5 years, Tom Cruise. Katie filed for divorce in July and the split was finalized about a month later. It was all very quick, very hush hush, and very weird. We blame scientology.
John Travolta Sex Scandal: One time a taxi driver told me how he saw John Travolta late one night at a male-only spa. Naturally, I thought this was a weird story, but I’ve heard stranger, but then in May a slew of male masseurs alleged John Travolta of sexual misconduct and harassment. About 7 dudes came forward claiming they were victims of John’s massage seeking peen, but most of them dropped their cases or were outed as liars. A book was even written about it called, “You’ll never Spa in This Town Again.”
Miley Cyrus Engaged: When Miley Cyrus got engaged, I think the internet broke for anyone between the ages of 13 and 22. Wasn’t she on the Disney Channel, like yesterday? As soon as Miley announced she was to be wedded to “Hunger Games” actor Liam Hemsworth, she changed her look and now resembles a female Billy Idol. We’re still trying to make sense of it.
Amanda Bynes Is Crazy Now: Amanda Bynes was everyone’s favorite child star. She starred in her own Nickelodeon sitcom when she was a kid and then kind of disappeared from acting for a while, only to resurface in her early twenties to announce she was retiring. Then in April she was slapped with a DUI and followed that up with a string of hit-and-runs. Then she just generally became crazy and moved to NY to pursue her “fashion career.” I don’t know what that means.
Honey Boo Boo: Honey Boo Boo became a household name with her families TV series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a reality show chronicling a redneck-ish family from Georgia as Honey Boo Boo competes in beauty pageants and buys stuff from Wal-Mart. I’m not sure how much more I can handle when this show returns in January.
Kate Middleton/Prince Harry Nude Photo Scandal: We saw a lot of the royals in 2012 and I mean A LOT. First Harry went to Vegas and played a game of strip poker and the photos leaked online. Then, photos of Kate Middleton going topless on vacation were posted online by a sleazy pap spying on her from far away. The Royals sued and the mag publishing the photos were forced to take them offline.