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Farewell To 2012: The Years BIGGEST Stories!!!

What a year it was!!!

2012 saw quite a lot happen in the world of Hollywood, and yours truly is here to remind you all of the break ups, the scandals, the hilarious/shocking moments, and MORE!!

They're all here:

Royal Family Endures Quite The Year!!!



From Kate Middleton's nude photo scandal, to Prince Harry showing off his crown jewels, the Royal family was painted in quite the negative light in 2012. Thankfully, they've ended it on a high with Kate's pregnancy announcement!

Kristen Stewart Is A Homewrecker.....And Then Reunites With Robert Pattinson!!



Say what you will about Ms. Stewart....but she did manage to squirm back into Rob's life.

Kristen Stewart made headlines back in July when she was caught photographed with her "Snow White & The Huntsmen" director Rupert Sander in quite the embrace. The biggest blow also came down on Rupert's WIFE. The news quickly went on to become true, and it led to the breakup of Robert Pattinson and his "Twili…

Adam Lambert Talks Out Of His Ass Concerning "Les Miserables"

Seriously Adam???

American Idol winner runner up Adam Lambert let his feelings known on the new movie "Les Miserables" and in the process, SLAMMED director Tom Hooper for his choices.

Adam took to his Twitter to say:

Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers …it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good),”


“Anne Hathaway as Fantine and [Aaron Tveit as] Enjolras were the exceptions for me,” he added. "Helena B Carter and Sacha B Cohen were great too.” “And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. Eponine’s [Samantha Barks] voice was cool too…,” he continued. “I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say “these actors were so bra…

Yup, It's Happened: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Having A Baby!!!!!!

Holy......crap.

Kim Kardashian and rapper boyfriend Kanye West are expecting a child together, and the rapper himself is the one who dropped the news.

West was on stage in Atlantic City Sunday night when he dropped the bombshell:



According to sources, Kim and Kanye have been keeping the news under wraps, and Kim is currently 12 weeks along.

Congrats to the couple!!

Now, how long until Kanye pops the question??

Year End Countdown: Top 10 Acting In Movies In 2012

Only ONE more blog of 2012 after this one everybody!!!

Butt you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that one!!

This year saw some STELLAR movies, and some even more STELLAR acting. The awards season is really shaping up to be a wild race, and it has been a thrill to watch!!

As per usual, allow me to remind you all, these are the movies I have seen. There were many films I was not able to take in, so we're focusing on the ones that I can have a valid opinion of.

Fun little fact: Only ONE woman made the list this year......

TWICE!!

Here we go!!

10. Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)



Okay, so I may get a lot of flack for including this man, but HEAR ME OUT.

Matthew turned in an AMAZING performance with his role as the ringleader of the strip club in "Magic Mike" and I couldn't have been more thrilled. The actor is known for giving the same performance in many of his moves (more notably his romantic comedies) and this showed us what he is capable of. He was funny, serio…

More Reason To Hate Him: Charlie Sheen Drops Homophobic Slur

This man annoys me on SO many levels....

The trainwreck that is Charlie Sheen appeared at the opening of a new club in Cabo, where he chose a less then favorable word when speaking with the crowd.

Charlie was his usual self leading up to the slur. He was kissing up the ladies, shaking hands with the men and taking pics with everyone. And then he took the mic.

"How we doing? ... Lying bunch of f**got a**holes, how we doing?"

Isn't that just lovely??

The actor spoke exclusively with TMZ following the slur, saying:

"I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone."

"I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp."


You meant to say maggot!?

THAT'S YOUR EXCUSE!?

Ugh.....

Make him go away......



Jessica Simpson Shows Off Interesting Photo While On Vacation

Okay, "interesting" is being nice....

Girl should have adjusted herself before the photo was taken!!!!

After confirming her pregnancy news with daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson has been enjoying some fun in the sun in Hawaii with her family.

She decided to let her fans in on the fun by posting a photo of herself on her Twitter page.

Now, may I add first, that she's wearing ZERO makeup...and looks gorgeous.

But I'm sure its not her face you're looking at.

Yes, that would be Jessica's MAJOR cleavage in the photo. Not much else to really see is there?

Well, congrats again on the second bundle of joy Jess!!!

Remembering The Stars We Lost In 2012

Hollywood lost its share of legends this year, and PopGoesTheArts wants to remember each of them.

From musical superstars, to TV icons.....

We unfortunately had to say goodbye to some of the greats.

Let us remember them.

Whitney Houston - Died February 11 at the age of 48


Andy Griffith - Died July 3 at the age of 86



Dick Clark - Died April 18 at the age of 82



Michael Clarke Duncan - Died September 4 at the age of 54



Etta James - Died January 20th at the age of 73



Those are just a few of the immensely talented stars we lost this year.....

Unfortunately, there were many more:

Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) died July 24 at the age of 74
Larry Hagman (Dallas) died November 23 at the age of 81
Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees died  May 20 at the age of 62
Author Nora Ephron died June 26 at the age of 71
Comedian Phyllis Diller died August 20 age 95
Davy Jones of the Monkees died February 29 age 66
Jack Klugman (Odd Couple) died December 24 age 90
Singer Jenni Rivera died December 4 at the age of 43
Director…

Pregnancy Rumors Be Damned: Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Toned Tummy!!

Well, this should put the kabosh on the pregnancy rumors.....

I said should.....probably won't.

Jennifer Aniston has been the center of a rumor of being pregnant with her first child with fiance Justin Theroux, but after these photos of the couple vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, I'm not sure there is any validation.

The actress was snapped in a tiny bikini, showing off her fit stomach while her fiance (thankfully) showed off his toned physique as well.

Seriously....Justin should NEVER wear a shirt.

Ever.

Can we put the pregnancy rumors to rest now??

Whomp, Whomp!! Katie Holmes Broadway Run To End....7 Weeks Early!!

Ouch!!

The former Mrs. Tom Cruise may not be feeling the holiday love, as her stint on Broadway in "Dead Accounts" has announced its ending quite early.

The play was scheduled to run until February 24th, but the announcement was made this morning that it would be ending ahead of schedule.

Holmes' performance was met with some harsh criticism and it could be one of the reasons for the abrupt ending.

Nice try Katie....

Still hoping for a "Dawson's Creek" reunion??

Because really:

What else you got!?

WHAT!? Britney Spears About To Be FIRED From X Factor!?

UH, THIS JUST DOESN'T WORK!!!!!

Reports began circulating today that Pop Queen Britney Spears is about to get a pink slip from Simon Cowell , and not return for the 3rd season of the US X Factor!

These reports have not been confirmed, but sources close with magazine US Weekly stated:

“Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”

“They paid [$15 million] for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” other sources added. “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
Me no likey.....
AT ALL.
How can I possibly enjoy another season of the show without these classic facial expressions:



Can someone please confirm that this is FALSE?
Please......
Anyone????
No......this can't happen.....

Heart SLAYS "Stairway To Heaven" IN FRONT Of Led Zeppelin Themselves At Kennedy Center Honors!!

..................

HOLY CRAP.

Rock legends Led Zeppelin were given the treatment they rightfully deserve at the Kennedy Center Honors, and what a tribute it was!!

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart performed the bands classic "Stairway To Heaven".....

And SLAYED!!!!!

Check it out!



Seriously?!

This was AMAZING!!!!

You ladies should be damn proud of yourselves!!!

But it's what I come to expect from you!!

FLAWLESS!!!!


Behind The Scenes Look At "Teen Wolf" Season 3!!!

Okay, it's more of an opportunity to stare at Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien....

But you get SOME look behind the scenes!!

With hit MTV show "Teen Wolf" set to return this summer for season 3, it was time for us to vet a very brief glimpse into what we can expect.

Well, not much, expect for the bromance between the actors Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin and hottie Dylan O'Brien.

Check it out below!


Can't wait for this show to return!!!

Now, I'm expecting Tyler and Dylan to return for some more fan mail........naked.

Anyone else waiting for the same thing???

"Teen Wolf" returns to MTV this summer!!

PopGoesTheArts Presents: "Les Miserables" Review

Well, after some technical difficulties posting a video review of the film, I've decided that I need to share with all of you my experience, video or not.

So buckle up:

Here is the PopGoesTheArts "Les Miserables" review!!

I was lucky enough to take in the new Tom Hooper film "Les Miserables" and I can't even begin to describe my movie going experience.

This film is EPIC.

You got that?

EPIC.

Everything about it: the cinematography, the costumes, the acting, the SONGS.

I do need to be more specific though and allow me to go on.

I'm not going to spend this post telling you all what the movie is about. For those of you reading this, you already know the story....you KNOW the characters and the songs they sing....and you know how emotional this movie is going to be.

Oh trust me.....tears will be shed when you watch it.

TRUST ME.

Looking at the actors starring in the film, they almost all deliver, with the poor exception of one lady.

And don't worry:

It&#…

"Les Miserables" STORMS Box Office On Christmas Day

And as expected.....

The big screen adaptation of the beloved musical opened in theatres on Christmas Day and took in a whopping $18 million!!!

This marks the second best Christmas Day opening EVER, for a film. It trailed behind 2009's "Sherlock Holmes" which benefited from opening on a Friday.

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was close behind though, bringing in $15 million.

For all of you wondering, I did see "Les Mis".

And you can ALL expect a video review later this evening!!

Year End Countdown: Top 10 PopGoesTheArts Blog Posts Of 2012

You guys all contributed to my success this year, so I wanted you to see where it all went to!!

Hitting several milestones this year, most recently THIS ONE, I have a lot to be thankful for.....

But I guess I should thank all of the crazy celebrities who contributed as well.

HA!

Here they are, according to views, PopGoesTheArts TOP 10 OF 2012!!

PS: It seems birthdays are popular!!

10. Happy Birthday Beyonce


9. Happy Birthday Eddie Redmayne


8. Check Out These New FIERCE "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" Photos

7. Fashion Report Card: American Music Awards

6. Macaulay Culkin Surfaces After Drug Rumors

5. Adele FINALLY Shows Off Baby Bump!

4. Sorry Rihanna: "Battleship" SINKS!!!


3. Happy Birthday Uncle Jesse!!!

2. McSteamy Checks Out!!

And the #1 post from POPGOESTHEARTS in 2012 was.......

1. Aaron Paul Breaking Away From "Breaking Bad"??

There you have it!!!

Here's to a STELLAR 2013, and keep checking back in the next few days for my final countdowns:

Movie acting…

Rihanna & Chris Brown....TOGETHER At Lakers Game

Wow....

This is a pretty big deal people!!

Surfacing for their first public appearance TOGETHER, Rihanna and Chris Brown were pictured side by side at today's Lakers game.

The on again couple arrived to the Staples Center in the same car, but exited separately, and then eventually met up courtside for the big game.

Merry Christmas??

Jessica Simpsons CONFIRMS Pregnancy!!!

In the cutest way possible!!

Since playing coy with the fact that she may be pregnant with her second child, pop star Jessica Simpson pretty much confirmed the news today via her Twitter page.

The singer posted a photo of daughter Maxwell, and the caption:

BIG SIS

Sure, the singer hasn't officially made a statement...but this is enough for yours truly.

Now the better question is:

What does this mean for her $4 million Weight Watchers deal!?

CONGRATS TO JESSICA AND FIANCE ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas From PopGoesTheArts

Christmas Comes Early: PopGoesTheArts Hits 100,000 Page Views!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy crap you guys....

Today is a very special day for yours truly, and I can't begin to thank you all SO MUCH:

PopGoesTheArts has officially surpassed the 100,000 page view mark!!!

After starting up the site back in March of 2011, I have really grown attached to bringing you all the latest celebrity news, as well as showing off my favorite things in the world of Hollywood.

You guys have brought me to where I am, and I couldn't be more grateful.

100,000 page views under 2 years??

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo

"Les Miserables": The Best Of The Best??

3. MORE. FREAKING. DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be taking in the highly anticipated musical event of the year "Les Miserables" on December 26th, and you can all expect a video review of the film later that night.

However, right now, I need to get myself hyped up even more (if its even possible).

With Hugh Jackman tackling the iconic role of Jean Valjean, and Anne Hathaway preparing to belt out "I Dreamed A Dream" as Fantine, it got me thinking about previous actors who have taken on the roles.

Most recently, in the 25th anniversary concert of the beloved musical, Alfie Boe takes on the lead role as Valjean while Lea Salonga portrays Fantine.

But we cannot forget about the actors who donned the outfits and showed off their vocals in the amazing 10th anniversary concert. Broadway legend Colm Wilkinson played Valjean, and Ruthie Henshall portrayed Fantine.

Now, who stands tall as the best of the best?

You be the judge:

Jean Valjean

Colm Wilkinson



Alfie Boe



Look, I …

Demi Lovato Butchers Mariah's Christmas Classic......In Front Of The President!!!

Oh my poor, poor Demi Lovato....

The X Factor judge apparently never got the memo that singing a Mariah Carey song is a big no no, because  Demi Lovato ventured into the huge task.....

And, not shockingly, came up very short.

The singer performed for President Obama and his family during the "Christmas in Washington" special and it's just not good.

Check it out below:



So I actually have a couples problems with this:

1. Her voice just doesn't measure up. I've always LOVED Demi's voice, but this doesn't work. Not even close.

2. What the hell is she wearing!? It's Christmas.....and you turn up in all black?

Not impressed Demi!!

WHAT?! Westboro Baptist Church Blames Carrie Underwood For Connecticut Shooting!?

I want to say, that I believe Carrie Underwood is an AMAZING person to come out in support of equal rights.

Every time I think that the WBC couldn't get worse....

They prove me wrong.

In a rather odd move, anti-gay rights group Westboro Baptist Church is throwing blame onto country queen Carrie Underwood for the tragic shooting in Connecticut.

Westboro member Margie Phelps tweeted:

“She pimped f– [slur] marriage. Blood of dead school kids on her hands! #SandyHook,”

REALLY!?

The "church" is blaming Carrie because she came out in support of equal rights back in June.

The group went as far as to post a document on their official site titled "God Hates Carrie Underwood", along with a parody of her song "Blown Away".

The WBC usually makes waves when they protest at the funerals of military soldiers.

These people are DISGUSTING and need to go away. Blaming Carrie for this tragedy is a joke. 

Appalling.

Your FIRST Look: Charlie Sheen & Lindsay Lohan Share A Bed In "Scary Movie 5"

One thing you gotta give props to Lohan for:

She isn't afraid of making fun of herself!

Because let's be honest......it's pretty easy to make fun of her!!

The first official trailer for the brand new "Scary Movie" has debuted, and it features "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear and mess that is Lindsay Lohan.

Check out the trailer below:



I'm really not sure what to make of the trailer....

Except for the Heather Locklear part:

HILARIOUS!!

Year End Countdown: Top TV Acting Of 2012

Doing things a little differently this year!!

For the 2011 year end countdown, yours truly included a top 10 list that was ACTUALLY a top 20, because I included an entry from both television and movies.

This year I'm separating the categories to make it even more eventful!!

This year, we were given some exceptional acting on the small screen, and you'll see some repeat winners this year from last. There are SEVERAL newcomers though!!

Obviously, once again, these are personal favorites of yours truly and will include nothing from shows I don't watch. You can all harp on me and beg me to watch other programs!!

HA!

Here we go!!

10. Jack Davenport (Derek Wills "Smash")



One of my favorite new shows of the year!!

When "Smash" debuted back in February, I was just in awe of the amazing cast (Debra Messing, Christian Borle & Anjelica Huston) but I was curious when it came to newcomer Jack Davenport. The English born actor brought life to the scheming, manipu…