'Fifty Shades of Grey:' Taking 'spank' to the bank
This BDSM-inspired series by author E.L James made the world "think kink," selling in excess of 60 million copies in 2012 alone.
Royal Scandals: Where there's a Will, there's a Kate (and often a naked Harry)
The first Royal to make headlines in 2012 was Prince Harry, followed by a topless Kate Middleton in September.
'Pon De Replay:' The Rihanna and Chris Brown edition
Three years after Brown was arrested for assaulting her, Rihanna has reunited with the R&B singer.
Didn't we almost have it all? Saying goodbye to Whitney Houston
It was a sad year for music lovers as the world lost an iconic performer on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Brangelina and Jethroux: The world just can't get enough of these two super couples
Now that Jennifer Aniston is engaged and "Brangelina" is setting a wedding date, will the public finally be able to let go of this fascination?
Honey, you ain't seen nuttin' 'til you’ve seen Honey Boo Boo
Are people innocently watching a reality show? Or are we pointing and laughing at Honey Boo Boo, her family and her community?
Biting off more than you can chew: How Robert Pattinson dumped Kristen Stewart
Is their relationship destined to last or has Pattinson made a mistake that will ultimately leave him hurt...again.
Nine lives weren't enough for this TomKat: What happened to the third Mrs. Tom Cruise?
What had Katie Holmes so afraid that she felt she had to escape her husband with a covert operation?
Psy and Carly Rae Jepsen: If I learn how to 'Gangnam Style,' will you 'Call Me Maybe?'
Web-made superstar Psy and "Canadian Idol" alum Carly Rae Jepsen attempt to make the jump from obscurity to superstardom.
We're pretty sure Lindsay Lohan wishes she was still caught in 'The Parent Trap'
Fourteen years later, we're pretty sure Lindsay Lohan wishes she was still caught in "The Parent Trap."
From Honey Boo Boo to naked Royals, Lainey Lui weighs in on 'Stars & Scandals That Shook 2012'
ETALK correspondent Lainey Lui says things get 'heated and controversial' when she and the other hosts sit down to tackle the year's best gossip.