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And Michael Jackson's latest family drama to how -- -- violent custody fight this year's Hollywood headlines read like -- movie script.
But 2012 also brought -- the loss of some entertainment legends.
Here's a look at some of the year's biggest stories.
Didn't -- In the modern.
I'm 48 year old Whitney Houston's.
Play on the floor of the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Police saying that they showed up at about 3:55.
First -- to a distress call there at the hotel and they found Whitney Houston dead tonight.
Tonight's big winner -- Maybe six grammys.
Taylor Swift still show for the second year -- -- -- she was -- entertainer happening here.
It's -- when you make one you know I have.
This conference can only one time for start to hit -- -- future.
-- -- it was going to be.
As opposed to old Hollywood -- artists stole the spotlight.
Winning best picture becoming the first silent movie to win the coveted title.
Since the first Oscar ceremony.
Welcome -- very very happy to have you as always here on the Saturday with American Bandstand you people -- the -- -- quite the way Dick Clark did -- -- -- television with his -- Year's -- -- he launched his career.
So many musicians and American -- and even worked in radio.
Virtually everybody was anybody appeared on the show will be acceptable.
But -- -- -- -- -- -- The queen of Disco Donna Summer has died.
And she really does defined an -- doesn't it for mideast Donna Summer fans number one hits made up the soundtrack to the 1970s.
She is the seventies.
Late Saturday night his mom Katherine who is raising his kids was reported missing.
Yes they -- others missing haven't spoken with her in a week I want her home now.
-- it's going around about me -- I've been kidnapped and held against my real.
I'm here today to let everybody know that a bit and find -- -- -- my children and my children would never do things like that.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Guess what -- rover.
You didn't see it is a common vision it was Katie Holmes who is ending their five year -- a -- for Tom Cruise tells fox.
Katie has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened.
Actress Hallie -- battle whether -- over their four year old daughter heating up.
I'm pretty violent.
Berry's ex boyfriend and her fiance getting into a brutal -- this fight on Thanksgiving Day.
The -- -- -- has a huge international hit with that song gangland style of the back you know before he -- about killing Americans was in the song protesting the Iraq War.
Well -- since profusely apologize for it.
Last night he performed at a holiday concert with the president and First Lady in -- -- we've just learned that will in case.
First child on the way -- royal way.
It should be -- -- it'd -- wonderful news and I'm delighted I'm sure they'll make up.
It's an unusual -- the around the country will be celebrating with a tonight.
In the -- played host Michael -- joins us doesn't -- -- -- -- haven TV yes happy new year.
Having -- -- and -- what -- -- spin and one of the things we did that -- that video it is the romance between governor Chris Christie and Bruce Springsteen that was a big has surprised everybody.
I understand that's your biggest celebrity story of the year hasn't -- In my biggest there right isn't it like that was like -- it was his biggest thrill and then apparently we -- is that was campaign and Springsteen's story and then.
As Springsteen song rather and Springsteen got Manson put out his campaign enough bad courts and now they've become best friends because of the hurricane so that's my big.
Start what's your big star -- Oh I think the story the headline this year is -- -- of entertainment royalties from you know the loss of the queen of -- Whitney Houston the most awarded.
Female pop artists of all time to the loss of the queen of Disco Donna summer's five Grammy Awards.
To the loss of the king of the guy who love doing what you'll have to do most to Clark I mean what it was.
In front of the camera behind the scenes who do the right up to the end and I don't think New Year's Eve eleven be the same.
You know Whitney Houston -- -- -- almost a pointed out and but the Whitney Houston one I think her music makes this -- -- called war on thing you know saying that a purses so tragically Dick Clark at least this exciting a little long life and is part of our history.
But Whitney Houston's one of those tragic you know drug -- as a way too early for someone to die.
It is all kind of hoped it would turn out differently and unfortunately it didn't and when you open up that package with you know.
That song you get chills still don't.
I came wind's left -- -- -- got dead -- married.
Didn't you know that kind of came in under the radar did it because she married the nephew of sir Richard Branson.
-- of rock and roll yes that's his name.
Minutes it was so secret apparently even their families and and now and after spending a lot of time with the fastest pace over the last couple of days who can blame them.
Yet another one that we -- day in the packaging and had a package is that Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones and I was saying earlier about your time this stemming accept your time -- -- -- on stones Michael.
I was now is yes draft but -- two iconic entertainment brands of Rolling Stones.
And James Bond are both celebrating fifty years and -- both of raking it in at the box off it's that it's phenomenal.
And even -- stones concert.
I haven't but I think this ago this year what do you think you wanna go.
I had love to go you know that you get -- -- -- up pay about pay my share but that you get tickets to give the connections anyway -- myself as.
As always it's nice to see you and happy new year happy new year to year thank you for having me any time.
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