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 - Whitney Houston
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February 11: Whitney Houston dies at age 48
Whitney Houston, who from the 1980s to the late 1990s was one of the world's best-selling artists, was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, face down in 13 inches of water in the bathtub. An autopsy later showed the troubled "I Will Always Love You" singer died of accidental drowning, though cocaine use and heart disease were also contributing factors.

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