As the year is drawing to a close FAR FASTER than I even anticipated, I thought we could take a moment and talk about some of the crazy stuff that happened this year. From Beyonce being accused of not carrying her own child, to plastic surgery nightmares, 2012 was no slouch. Here are some of my favourite stories from this past year. Maybe some of yours made my list!
Jessica Simpson has her baby - and boy, did the media treat her terribly. I saw things from "She's 20-months pregnant!" to "How much bigger can she get?" and even "This kid's gonna walk out of her!" I found the whole thing despicable, especially the way she was compared to Hilary Duff. Two totally different women, two totally different pregnancies and yet the media, men and women alike really treated her awfully. Now that she's pregnant again, I have already seen some unfair comments about gaining baby weight. Let's hope we see less pregnancy shaming for Jess now.
Magic Mike - My personal Highlight of 2012 (you know, besides my child turning 1 and getting pregnant again).
Lindsay Lohan continues to meltdown - I can't believe she's had this crazy of a year! And it just seems to be going on and on. I think the worst part of it is that she's headed down a street we watched Amy Winehouse go down earlier, yet no one in the media is bothering to stop and see what they are aiding. While I'm rooting for LiLo, I don't think the unfair media attention is going to help.
The Jackson Family Drama - This flared and died down so quickly this summer and we have barely heard a peep from the Jackson clan since mid-August. Paris, Prince and Blanket are getting older, so it'll be interesting to see what goes on with thme in the next few years. And with Lady Gaga purchasing a large portion of MJ's collectables at auction this year, who knows what sort of relationship may come between the Jacksons and Stefani G.
Kelsey Grammer's unique parenting choices - I got criticized for calling out Kelsey and his wife for taking their newborn daughter to the Playboy mansion, but less than a month later, the two had their child unbuckled (sitting in his wife's lap) in a car driving on a freeway in LA. These two are being reckless parents. You'd think a man with older children would know better than this. And his wife? What is she thinking?
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders - I am slightly surprised at how easily Stewart survived this scandal while her co-adulterer's career seems all but over. Makes me feel like this was, in fact, a bit of a set up on her part. They managed to destroy a family with children, regardless, so that's who really suffers. Although Sander's ex Liberty Ross seems to be doing just fine.
Celebrity Divorces - There were a few that were quite the surprise. From Will Arnett and Amy Poehler to Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman, this year's divorces were shocking, sad and surprising. Add Katy Perry and Russell Brand, TomKat (that was CRAZY) and Heidi and Seal, and you've got a year we could have proclaimed love had died in.
Women gained ground in Hollywood and fashion - And I'm not just talking "became more powerful." Women like Robyn Lawley and Kate Upton have become household names, and they are average-sized girls! They say the average North American woman is between a size 10-14, and both these girls have the bodies to prove it. While there has also been an uprising in the pro-anorexia movement, seeing Kate on the cover of more than just SI, and Robyn becoming the face of Ralph Lauren is an amazing leap for true beauty. And yes, these two are insanely beautiful, but part of their beauty comes from the sheer fact that they represent a greater portion of the female population than supermodels like Kate Moss do. All women are beautiful, but seeing more like Jennifer Lawrence and Rebel Wilson on the big screen and in magazines is a refreshing change.
2012 was an amazing year, and I can hardly wait to see what 2013 has in store.
So, spill it! What celebrity stories were your favourite in 2012?