In the age of internet not much skips the scrutinizing eyes of media and viewers alike. Celebrities are the closest watched by the two, thus a simple mistake or a big blunder linked with the celebs makes it quickly to the news headlines. There are times media pushes it, and at times the social networks makes it big. However, the truth is – celebs love the limelight. Last year was no different. Here is a list of top 10 celebrities who made news in 2012
10. PSY and the ‘Gangnam style’:
It’s a proven fact now – internet does make celebrities. And if you talk of celebrities, there wasn’t any as big as Park Jae-sang (stage name Psy, stylized PSY), the South Korean singer, dancer and rapper who produced the Gangnam Style, which undoubtedly became the internet anthem of 2012. PSY made into the news, because of the groovy music and outrageous horse-dance single – Gangnam Style. It broke the Guinness World Record for most liked video on YouTube ever. Pretty good, in fact.
Teen pop idol, Justin Bieber is known for his social status and odd clothing choices. He stayed in the news for the same reason. Bieber was seen wearing pinstriped overalls with a white baggy t-shirt when he met Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. He was going to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal. Bieber in a very casual look in contrast to Prime Minister’s formal look wasn’t much appreciated by the media. Nearly every print and electronic journalist covering entertainment and media affairs detested Bieber for this.
8. Divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes:
When Katie Holmes requested to dissolve the couple’s five-year old marriage, the news came just out of nowhere for all. While, what prompted the divorce will remain unknown, but the split came into the news as one of the fastest settled divorces in Hollywood history. Holmes, 33 didn’t show any signs of living in privacy after the divorce and made news for appearing on the cover page of Elle right after the divorce.
7. Super naked Prince Harry:
At age 28, Prince Harry, the royal who’s third in line of succession of sixteen independent sovereign states, still doesn’t know where he needs to put a stop to the bizarre drunken behavior. After a wild night, the Prince found himself captured in camera super naked and hugging a curvaceous blonde in his VIP suite in a Vegas hotel. Well, this act of the royal Prince had to hit the headlines. And, everyone seemed to enjoy every bit of it.
6. Break-up of Heidi Klum and Seal:
Post their divorce after nearly seven years of marriage, Seal, father of four children (he has with Heidi) has been accusing the supermodel of having cheated on him with her bodyguard. If separation itself wasn’t enough for the media to hype, they got another issue. The 39-year-old supermodel confirmed that there was no third party involved in their split and it was all because of the issue between them. Heidi has been flaunting her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten ever since, will the supermodel walk the aisle another time?
5. Kate Middleton goes topless:
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was captured topless on camera while sunbathing with Prince William on a holiday in France. The pictures of Kate didn’t go viral because of the mainstream British media refusing to publish them, but Kate did make the headlines for a while for this public show of body. Kate is expecting a child with husband William soon.
4. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux engaged:
While some in the Hollywood were making news for splitting, superstar Jennifer Aniston made to the headline by announcing her engagement with Justin Theroux. Justin proposed Aniston on his birthday and the Friends star couldn’t refuse. If you thought what Justin could do to make her feel special – he bought her a 10-carat rock – an engagement ring estimated worth $1 million.
3. Whitney Houston drowned:
The ill-fated Whitney Houston, who was one of the world’s best selling music artist made it to the headlines for her suspicious death in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, a day before the year’s Grammy Awards. Houston’s body was found submerged in the bathtub and was pronounced dead after unsuccessful attempts of paramedics to revive her. Houston’s death remained a news ticker for two odd months, until it was confirmed that the singing sensation died of accidental drowning following a drug overdose.
2. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married:
When the couple of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel who had been in relation for five odd years exchanged vows on a very special evening in a romantic Italian ceremony in October 2012, they made the news headlines that the world read and saw. The marriage which was a three-day even started with a beach party. It ended with Jessica performing on Timberlake’s ‘It’s Gonna Be me’ at the couple’s Reception.
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie engaged:
In the year when Jennifer Aniston moved on and got engaged to Justin Theroux, Brad Pitt wouldn’t miss a chance. We’ve known Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to have adopted children together and faced a lot of media criticism together, but it was the official announcement of their engagement in 2012, which shook the news headlines. Brad presented Angelina with a customized diamond engagement ring. Now, rumors have it that the two will get married in May this year.