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.

2012 entertainment - Dick Clark
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As the host of the popular "American Bandstand," Clark shaped American tastes in music trends, and with a fresh-scrubbed, boy-next-door persona, he introduced the world to likes of Buddy Holly and James Brown. Clark, who died of a heart attack at the age of 82 while at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., for an outpatient procedure, also owned New Year's Eve for four decades, hosting his annual telecast from Times Square.


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