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Top entertainment stories of 2012

Published On: Dec 19 2012 11:43:40 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 11:00:00 PM PST

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.

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December 12: Sandy concert rocks NYC
New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen kicked off a star-studded Madison Square Garden concert that raised money for those enduring misery after Superstorm Sandy. The concert included performances by Paul McCartney (with a reunited Nirvana), The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric Clapton and Bon Jovi. The performers set a serious tone, wearing mostly black and gray onstage as they encouraged people to call and donate money to those affected by the devastating storm that took place in late October, killing about 140 people and damaging millions of homes and properties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other areas. Alicia Keys, who grew up in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, closed the night with her New York anthem "Empire State of Mind" as doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers and others joined the piano-playing singer onstage.

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