Summer 2012 has been eventful in the celebrity world, to say the least. In a few short months there have been hookups, breakups, divorces, scandals -- and a hotly debated haircut.
As summer comes to an end this Labor Day, we look back at all the news, rumors and gossip we haven't been able to stop talking about. Here are some of the biggest stories and the biggest surprises of June, July and August:
Kristen Stewart Cheats On Rob Patttinson
Everyone was surprised when <em>Us Weekly</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/kristen-stewart-cheated-robert-pattinson-rupert-sanders_n_1700354.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity" target="_hplink">published compromising photos </a>of Kristen Stewart with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders -- and more shocked when she owned up to it. Stewart <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/kristen-stewart-apologizes-cheating-robert-pattinson_n_1702836.html" target="_hplink">issued a public apology,</a> calling the affair a "momentary indiscretion." In the following weeks, she's been hiding out and has only been spotted once -- seen w<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/first-kristen-stewart-photos_n_1817336.html" target="_hplink">earing a crop top along with a backward baseball cap </a>that belongs to Pattinson. The fate of the couple still hangs in the balance as they reportedly haven't officially ended things, but it's not looking like they'll be getting back together anytime soon.
Jennifer Aniston Engaged
On Aug. 12, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/jennifer-aniston-engaged-justin-theroux_n_1771083.html" target="_hplink">announced they were engaged. </a> Theroux's rep confirmed to <em>People</em>: "Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage." The couple began dating in May 2011, before going on to co-star in the 2012 comedy, "Wanderlust." We've become <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/jennifer-aniston-wedding_n_1446226.html" target="_hplink">so used to false reports</a> that Aniston is engaged or pregnant that it was surprising to learn that she really does plan to tie the knot with Justin. No word yet as to when the couple plan to wed.
Katie Holmes Divorces Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce_n_1638050.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce from her husband of five years</a>, Tom Cruise, on June 29, reportedly blindsiding the actor. The pair <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce-settlement_n_1659293.html" target="_hplink">reached a settlement agreement</a> in record time, with Holmes getting primary custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri. On Aug. 21 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce-finalized-case-closed_n_1819904.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HP%2FEntertainment+(Entertainment+on+The+Huffington+Post)" target="_hplink">their divorce was finalized</a> with Holmes reportedly receiving <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/24/katie-holmes-tom-cruise-settlement_n_1827494.html" target="_hplink">$400,00 a year in child support</a> until Suri turns 18.
Miley Cyrus Cuts Her Hair
Miley Cyrus surprised everyone when she chopped off her hair, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/miley-cyrus-hair-haircut-pixie-cut-blonde_n_1771870.html" target="_hplink">debuted a platinum pixie cut</a> on Aug. 12. The singer posted a photo of hairstylist Chris McMillian cutting off her bun and then posted endless photos of the end result. As mundane as a haircut is, Cyrus' new style caused quite a stir, prompting the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/miley-cyrus-cuts-hair-rec_n_1773153.html" target="_hplink">singer to defend her hairstyle</a>.
Katy Perry & John Mayer Date... Briefly
Katy Perry finalized her divorce from Russell Brand in July and promptly started seeing singer John Mayer. The pair were <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/katy-perry-john-mayer-hooking-up-2012277" target="_hplink">first spotted together</a> in late July when they stepped out for a slice of pizza. Rumors then turned into a little more than that when the attractive couple were seen at Soho House in West Hollywood "holding hands and cuddling." The couple were spotted on several more dates, but the relationship wasn't meant to be. On Aug. 23, sources c<a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20623987,00.html" target="_hplink">onfirmed that Katy and John were no longer together. </a>
Miley Cyrus Engaged
At just 19 years old, Miley Cyrus surprised us all when she announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years, Liam Hemsworth. On June 6, Cyrus <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/miley-cyrus-engaged-liam-hemsworth_n_1573343.html" target="_hplink">broke the news to <em>People</em> magazine</a>: "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," she said. Cyrus has been dating the "Hunger Games" star, 22, since 2009, after they starred together in "The Last Song."
Frank Ocean Comes Out
On July 4, Frank Ocean, the R&B singer who is part of the hip-hop collective Odd Future and who has also written songs for Justin Bieber, John Legend and Beyoncé, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/04/frank-ocean-rb-singer-comes-out_n_1649079.html" target="_hplink">came out on his blog</a>: <blockquote>In the last year or 3 I've screamed at my creator, screamed at the clouds in the sky, for some explanation. Mercy maybe. For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow. 4 summer ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost... Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping.</blockquote> Tyler the Creator, a rapper who is also part of Odd Future, took to Twitter to congratulate Ocean, a not-insignificant move seeing as Tyler has been accused of homophobia in the past.
Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Dating
Former "That 70s Show" co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/ashton-kutcher-mila-kunis-dating-former-costars-more-than-friends_n_1428238.html" target="_hplink">rumored to be dating since April </a>and did nothing but deny it. After months of claiming they were "just friends," we finally got the proof we needed to confirm what we knew all along. On June 17, they took a ride through Hollywood on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/ashton-kutcher-mila-kunis-dating-motorcycle-ride_n_1660397.html" target="_hplink">Kutcher's motorcycle</a>, and on July 2 they were spotted getting <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/mila-kunis-ashton-kutcher-dating-couple-cozy-lunch-date_n_1642978.html" target="_hplink">cozy on a lunch date</a>. Finally, photos of the pair <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/23/ashton-kutcher-mila-kunis-kissing_n_1693960.html" target="_hplink">kissing at a wrap party</a> in late July, proved they were dating. Since then the couple took a romantic vacation to Bali together, and were most <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/24/ashton-kutcher-and-mila-kunis-dodgers-game_n_1829039.html" target="_hplink">recently spotted at a Dodgers game</a>.
In June, after years of refusing to get into adult entertainment to pay the bills Nadya Suleman aka Octomom <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/octomom-porn-video-trailer-octomom-home-alone_n_1610619.html" target="_hplink">released her first X-rated video. </a> We're still recovering from the horror.
Macaulay Culkin Drug Allegations
On Aug. 1, the <em>National Enquirer</em> ran a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/macaulay--culkin-addicted-heroin-report-ridiculous-rep_n_1728501.html" target="_hplink">cover story alleging that former child actor Macaulay Culkin is a heroin addict</a> who spends $6,000 a month on prescription painkillers. His reps denied the reports, but the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/05/macaulay-culkin-national-enquirer-heroin-addiction_n_1744663.html" target="_hplink">tabloid stood by its story,</a> advising Culkin to get help. Photos of the former child star looking gaunt and ill made the rounds in February and added to the tabloid's claims. Culkin's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/macaulay-culkins-estranged-father-kit-speaks-out-heroin-addiction_n_1773641.html" target="_hplink">estranged father, Kit, later spoke out</a> and is concerned for his son's life. "I hope that he has the right people looking after him," he told the U.K. paper The Sun.
Sage Stallone's Death
Tragedy rocked the Stallone family this summer, as Sage Stallone was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/sage-stallone-dead-dies-sylvester-stallone_n_1672669.html" target="_hplink">found dead</a> in his Los Angeles home on July 13. Investigation into his death proved confusing as <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/sage-stallone-death-investigation-white-powder-bedroom_n_1683292.html" target="_hplink">reports about his alleged drug use varied. </a> On Aug. 30 the L.A. County Coroner's Office <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/sage-stallone-cause-of-death-heart-attack_n_1845156.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity" target="_hplink">released a report stating that Sage died of a heart attack. </a> Coroner Chief Craig Harvey told the Los Angeles Times that Stallone died of natural causes and the toxicology test came back "negative except for a sub-therapeutic level of hydrocodone," --but the drug played no role in his death.
Prince Harry's Nude Photos
Prince Harry's wild weekend in Las Vegas this August got <em>really</em> wild. After the prince hit up several exclusive pool parties (with Ryan Lochte, no less) with bikini clad girls, the party moved inside on Friday night, where Harry brought a large group back to his VIP suite for a game of strip billiards -- <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/prince-harry-nude-pics-photos_n_1820333.html" target="_hplink">and got totally naked</a>. In the leaked photos obtained by TMZ, Prince Harry (or a pale redheaded man who looks a lot like him) appears cupping his crotch and tackling another billiards player sans clothes. The only thing he seems to be wearing, in fact, is a pendant necklace, the same one he wore later to the pool on Saturday. WHOOPS!
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger Engaged
Canadian singer Avril Lavigne surprised e<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/avril-lavigne-engaged-chad-kroeger-nickelback_n_1820337.html" target="_hplink">veryone when it was annouced</a> that she and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger were engaged -- mostly because no one had any idea they were even dating. The twosome became engaged on Aug. 8, when Kroeger, 37, presented the 27-year-old singer with a 14-carat diamond ring. After news of the engagement broke, it started trending worldwide <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/21/chad-kroeger-avril-lavigne-chavril_n_1820497.html" target="_hplink">with the hashtag #Chavril</a> -- and the engagement was received with simple congratulations. "You know those days when you're just a little bit embarrassed to be Canadian? Like, um, say today," tweeted @waltondawn.
Lindsay Lohan Burglary
Lindsay Lohan had one hell of a summer. First, on June 8, the actress was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/lindsay-lohan-leaves-hospital-car-accident_n_1582094.html" target="_hplink">taken to a hospital after she crashed into a dump truck</a> on a coastal highway near Los Angeles, but was uninjured. Then on June 15, the actress was<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/15/lindsay-lohan-hospitalized-unconscious_n_1600911.html" target="_hplink"> found unresponsive in her hotel room</a> and required paramedic attention. The actress was reportedly fine and only suffering from "exhaustion and dehydration." Lohan has been trying to get her career back on track and filmed the Lifetime biopic "Liz & Dick" and later signed on to shoot "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/12/lindsay-lohan-to-star-opposite-porn-star-james-deen-the-canyons_n_1590580.html" target="_hplink">The Canyons" co-starring porn star James Deen</a>. More drama for Lohan came on Aug. 17, when jewelry went missing from a Hollywood Home where she was staying the night. Lohan was questioned by the police and was not considered a suspect. Later, police sources tell TMZ that Lohan is a "person of interest" in the jewelry theft. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/lindsay-lohan-jewelry-theft-100000-heist-sam-magid_n_1837654.html" target="_hplink">By Aug. 28, it was announced that the actress would not be prosecuted due to lack of evidence.</a> With just days left in the month of August, came a leaked bill from Chateau Marmont, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/lindsay-lohan-banned-hotel-chateau-marmont_n_1840210.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity" target="_hplink">stating the actress owed more than $46,000 </a>and was banned from the hotel until it had been paid.
Aug. 29 was a big day for celebrity news. Katie Holmes filed for divorce, and Adele announced she and boyfriend Simon Konecki were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/adele-pregnant-singer-expecting-first-child-boyfriend-simon-konecki_n_1638151.html" target="_hplink">expecting their first child together</a>. The 24-year-old British singer made the announcement on her website: <blockquote> Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx</blockquote> According to reports, the singer is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/pregnant-adele-due-in-september_n_1661505.html" target="_hplink">rumored to be due in September. </a>
Taylor Swift's Kennedy Romance
Taylor Swift is trying her hardest to become American royalty, by dating Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s son Conor Kennedy. The 22-year-old singer spent Independence Day at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, and was first <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/05/taylor-swift-patrick-schwarzenegger-fireworks-4th-of-july-dating/" target="_hplink">rumored to be dating Patrick Schwarzenegger</a> after they were spotted hugging. As it turned out, it was Conor, 18, not Patrick, who is part of her Camelot love story. The couple have been <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/taylor-swift-dating-conor-kenedy-spotted-cozy-rfk-grandson_n_1723643.html" target="_hplink">spotted all over Hyannis Port</a> -- at house parties, church services, and they even <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/taylor-swift-crashed-kennedy-wedding-confirms-kathie-lee-gifford_n_1825621.html" target="_hplink">crashed a Kennedy family wedding</a>, which they were asked not to attend. Things look like they might be serious, as Swift even accompanied Conor and the family during a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/taylor-swift-conor-kennedy-moms-grave_n_1818738.html" target="_hplink">visit to his mother Mary's grave</a>. Most recently it was reported that the singer sent a private plane to Hyannis Port for Conor after she had to leave his side just one week ago. Swift is apparently so smitten with Kennedy that she could not bear to be away from him. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/taylor-swift-conor-kennedy-plane-elope-victoria-kennedy-wedding_n_1839026.html" target="_hplink">A source told the <em>New York Post</em></a>: "Things have become so serious between them so fast that no one in Hyannis Port would be surprised if they eloped." Their relationship seems to be moving quickly, but Conor is scheduled to return to boarding school, where he'll be a senior, right after Labor Day.
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