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 - Kate Middleton pics
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September 13: Tabloid magazine publishes topless Kate Middleton photos
Coming just weeks after the scandal over photos of a nude Prince Harry in Las Vegas, the French magazine Closer sparked fresh controversy by publishing grainy pictures of Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, topless while vacationing with her husband at a private chateau in Provence, in southern France. Palace officials blasted what they called a "grotesque" invasion of privacy and took immediate legal action in France, getting an injunction against the magazine further publishing the pictures.

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