December 21, 2012
CTV Original Special STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 Reveals the #1 Entertainment Story of 2012
– The surprise split of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes takes the #1 spot –
– In front of a live audience, CTV entertainment experts Ben Mulroney, Tanya Kim, Traci Melchor, Danielle McGimsie, and celebrity blogger Lainey weighed in on the Top 10 gossip stories of the year –
– STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 is available now on CTV.ca –
To tweet this release:
Toronto (Dec. 21, 2012) – A stealth divorce, a Korean web sensation, a battle of the engagement rings, and countless court appearances – 2012 was definitely a year for the gossip books! Following the season finale of THE X FACTOR last night, CTV’s brand-new original special STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 counted down the 10 most-buzzed about entertainment stories of the year with the shocking split of Hollywood power couple, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, clinching the #1 spot. Taped in front of a live audience, CTV entertainment experts Ben Mulroney, Tanya Kim, Traci Melchor, Danielle McGimsie, and celebrity blogger Lainey candidly chatted about the Top 10 stories of the year ranging from Lindsay Lohan’s downward spiral, Gangnam Style and the 50 Shades of Grey phenomena, to the infamous relationships between Chris Brown and Rihanna, the Brad-Angelina-Jennifer-Justin connection, and more!
Gossip-loving viewers can catch encores of STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, and Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local times). It is also available now on CTV.ca, the CTV App, and on the CTV Mobile channel.
**Media Note** Photography for STARS & SCANDALS THAT SHOOK 2012 is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
The Top 10 most jaw-dropping entertainment stories of the year are:
10. Honey Boo Boo Overnight Sensation
After her TLC series, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO, beat out the Republican National Convention in ratings, it’s no wonder this pint-sized princess with a whole lot of attitude has become a household name.
9. Lindsay Lohan’s Downward Spiral
From violating probation, car crashes, court cases, and the recent flop of her film Liz & Dick, Li-Lo ruled the gossip sites this year for all the wrong reasons.
8. The Anthems that Rocked 2012 – PSY and Carly Rae Jepson
The infectious medley of Canadian artist Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe and Korean phenomenon PSY’s internet sensation Gangnam Style swept the airwaves this year and kept everyone on their feet!
7. The Sexy 50 Shades of Grey Phenomenon
The hugely popular book 50 Shades of Grey began flying off bookshelves after igniting sexual imaginations all around the world.
6. Chris Brown and Rihanna’s On/Off Relationship
After Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, the saga continues to captivate audiences as these top players in the music industry appear to have reconciled after releasing a duet, attending concerts together, and even kissing each other during a televised award show.
5. Brad & Angelina vs. Jennifer & Justin
After years of competitive courtship and recent engagement announcements, the press cannot get enough of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux and their “rival power couple,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
4. The Royal Naked Scandals
From Prince Harry’s “crown jewels” in Vegas, to Kate Middleton’s nip slip in Provence, the world was transfixed by royal naked bits in 2012.
3. Tragic Death of Whitney Houston
Fans around the world were left shocked and heartbroken when news of pop queen Whitney Houston’s untimely death surfaced.
2. Twilight Romance Shakeup
Once those incriminating photos surfaced, there was no denying that Twilight’s Kristen Stewart was caught in one of the biggest cheating scandals of the year. However, it appears Rob Pattinson has forgiven Stewart after appearing on red carpets together.
1. TomKat Surprise Split
OK, so perhaps the term “surprise” may be used a bit loosely here. But for the love of Xenu, the tearing apart of TomKat made some serious headlines.
Social Media Links:
Ben Mulroney – @BenMulroney1976
Tanya Kim – @Tanya_Kim
Danielle McGimsie – @MissDMcG
Traci Melchor – @stayfabulous
Lainey – @LaineyGossip
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