Top entertainment stories of 2012

Published On: Dec 19 2012 01:43:40 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

The year 2012 was packed full of entertainment stories, from stars who left us and celebrity scandals to new arrivals and award-winning performances. Join us for a look back at the year in entertainment.

2012 entertainment - Honey Boo Boo
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August 8: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
If you didn't know who "Honey Boo Boo" was in 2011, by late 2012 you likely did whether you wanted to or not. Seven-year-old star Alana Thompson and her reality TV show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," has been a huge ratings winner since debuting in early August on TLC. The show features Thompson, first seen on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," going to child beauty pageants, playing in the mud with her family and drinking what she calls "go-go-juice," a concoction of Red Bull and Mountain Dew.

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