December 28, 2012 09:00:03 GMT
The first part focuses on the arrival of Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z's first child, the Hollywood mourning of Whitney Houston's untimely death, and the instant success of One Direction.
As the year of 2012 is inching closer to pull down its final curtain, AceShowbiz takes readers a stroll down the memory lane of the past twelve months. In the glitz and blitz of Hollywood, there's no shortage of topics from welcoming a new addition to the family, and enjoying a massive success after a long hard work to mourning the death of a beloved one.
The first quarter highlights the much-anticipated arrival of and 's baby girl that soon became talk of the town, the untimely death of music icon that stunned music and movie worlds, and the huge success of British boyband to make a chart record on Billboard Hot 200.
After four years of marriage, and finally welcomed their first child together. The Sasha Fierce gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter on January 7 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. The proud daddy shared his joy by releasing "Glory" two days later. He rapped about the miscarriage Queen B once had and professed his love for his little girl while she's crying and cooing in the song. The single charted on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in its debut week, making the baby the youngest person to ever appear in any Billboard charts. The song got 1.7 million audience impressions on 54 radio stations.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Jan 11: and led music winner list at 2012 People's Choice Awards.
- Jan 03: broke the news that her husband was hospitalized for kidney failure.
- Jan 04: nabbed major villain role in "Star Trek 2".
- Jan 07: gave birth to her first child with , a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter.
- Jan 07: got busted with a small amount of marijuana just outside El Paso, Texas.
- Jan 11: "" and "" won big at 2012 People's Choice Awards.
- Jan 13: A little more than a week after reuniting with her husband, announced they split for good.
- Jan 13: filed divorce from Simone Sestito after only 18 months of marriage.
- Jan 13: "" ended its run on ABC after 43 years.
- Jan 14: Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler won the 2012 Miss America.
- Jan 15: "" and "" snatched kudos at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
- Jan 15: Lionsgate Film officially acquired Summit Entertainment in a merger deal.
- Jan 17: George Lucas announced retirement plan after producing "".
- Jan 18: sent a cease and desist letter to stop his nude pictures from spreading on the internet.
- Jan 20: After a series of health problems, died from complications from leukemia.
- Jan 23: was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles.
- Jan 23: and announced divorce after more than six years together.
- Jan 23: called off wedding three weeks after announcing engagement.
- Jan 24: "" star was sent to a hospital for kidney infection.
- Jan 24: exited "" following her hospitalization.
- Jan 25: The Academy announced plan to use online voting system starting Oscars 2013.
- Jan 25: was appointed as Motown Senior VP.
- Jan 27: , , and made Billboard Power 100 List.
- Jan 29: "" won Best Ensemble prize at 2012 SAG Awards.
- Jan 30: broke record on Billboard Pop Songs Chart.
- Jan 30: , and Steve Jones announced exit from "".
- Jan 31: took the lead role on The CW's "".
One day before the biggest music celebration was held, music world was shaken by the sudden death of artist with extraordinary talent, . The "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker was found dead in her hotel room just a few hours before she was set to attend Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party. Friends and colleagues alike sent prayers and condolence to her family. Media outlets of all kinds took a break from their regularly scheduled programming to dedicate time to non-stop coverage of Houston's death. Music channels like MTV and VH1 constantly interrupted their scheduled set to air many of her classic videos.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Feb 03: FX renewed "" for season 6.
- Feb 04: checked into Cirque Lodge, an addiction treatment center in Sundance, Utah.
- Feb 05: flipped the bird during Super Bowl performance with .
- Feb 06: Super Bowl XLVI telecast was named the most-watched TV show in U.S. history.
- Feb 07: and his wife Susan Downey welcomed their first child together.
- Feb 07: filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California.
- Feb 08: "" producers announced decision to end the show after season 8.
- Feb 08: and had their divorce finalized.
- Feb 08: and announced their reunion for "The Tomb (2013)".
- Feb 09: and showed off their bromance in "Ni**as in Paris" video.
- Feb 09: launched his own record label.
- Feb 09: got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Feb 11: was found dead in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton hotel.
- Feb 11: came out of the closet at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.
- Feb 12: led full winner list by collecting six prizes at 2012 Grammy Awards.
- Feb 13: 's husband Mike Comrie retired from ice hockey.
- Feb 14: announced her exit from "".
- Feb 15: tied record by scoring 20th week at No. 1 on Hot 200.
- Feb 15: parted ways with CNN.
- Feb 15: "" broke Valentine's Day box office record.
- Feb 17: was arrested for marijuana possession in New York City.
- Feb 17: "" and "" were among winners of 2012 NAACP Image Awards.
- Feb 17: pulled double victory at 2012 NAACP Image Awards.
- Feb 19: "" and "" led 2012 WGA Awards TV winner list.
- Feb 20: "Seinfeld" actor Daniel von Bargen was hospitalized after shooting himself in the head.
- Feb 21: flipped the bird after winning big at 2012 BRIT Awards.
- Feb 22: became the first "Friends" star to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
- Feb 24: completed his rehab treatment at the Betty Ford Center in California.
- Feb 23: "" broke "" record for first-day advance ticket sales.
- Feb 26: "" became the biggest winner at the 2012 Academy Awards.
- Feb 27: gave birth to a baby boy.
- Feb 27: Alan Ball wouldn't return as showrunner for "" season 6.
- Feb 28: confirmed she would play in Lifetime's movie, "".
- Feb 28: and ex-wife Camille Donatacci reached a settlement on the custody of their children.
became an overnight singing sensation as they showed off their appeal Stateside and topped Billboard Hot 200 with their debut album "". The boys beat , , , , and by becoming the first U.K. group to enter the weekly U.S. album rundown at No. 1 on a first try. They surpassed the highest Hot 200 entry posted by in February 1997 ("", at No. 6).
- Other notable events of the month:
- Mar 01: beat as 2012 biggest money maker in music.
- Mar 01: called off engagement to specialist Josh "Lazie" Resnik.
- Mar 01: popped the question to .
- Mar 01: and her sisters were sued for $5 million for allegedly spreading lies about a diet regime.
- Mar 02: sought treatment for prescription pain medication.
- Mar 04: survived a drive-by shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Mar 04: "" broke multiple records on box office.
- Mar 05: FOX canceled "" after only one season.
- Mar 06: became the first person to pass 20 million followers on Twitter.
- Mar 06: Tamra Barney of "" got engaged.
- Mar 08: was rushed to the hospital for severe abdominal pain.
- Mar 08: called it quits with 's brother.
- Mar 11: confirmed his engagement to .
- Mar 12: Ben Flajnik proposed to Courtney Robertson on "" season 16 finale.
- Mar 14: revealed she adopted a baby boy.
- Mar 14: "" disqualified Jermaine Jones for covering up his criminal record.
- Mar 14: HBO canceled "" following the death of three horses on set.
- Mar 14: Academy announced date for 2013 Oscars ceremony.
- Mar 15: 's TV show on Nickelodeon was announced.
- Mar 15: and his father got arrested in Washington D.C.
- Mar 16: MTV wouldn't renew "" beyond its fourth season.
- Mar 16: secretly got married two months after announcing engagement.
- Mar 18: "" broke non-summer record on box office.
- Mar 19: Disney claimed they lost $200M from mega-budgeted "".
- Mar 19: signed up to be the 500th "astronaut customer" of Virgin Galactic.
- Mar 19: Judge declared mistrial in 's wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC.
- Mar 19: laid off 20% of OWN's employees.
- Mar 20: gave birth to her first son with Mike Comrie.
- May 20: Edgar Wright's "" finally secured green light after being developed for years.
- Mar 20: made history by debuting at No. 1 on Hot 200.
- Mar 20: revisited her "Erotica" days in "Girl Gone Wild" music video.
- Mar 21: Mike "" Sorrentino was seeking treatment for his problem with prescription pills.
- Mar 22: NBC ordered season 2 of "".
- Mar 22: got flour-bombed on the red carpet.
- May 23: "" got pushed back to nearly a year to polish the script and give 3D treatment.
- Mar 24: and were honored at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
- Mar 25: "" scored record-shattering opening on box office.
- Mar 25: "" season 5 premiere posted most-watched episode for the show.
- May 27: Michael Haneke's "" won the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
- May 28: "" broke indie box office record.
- Mar 28: filed for divorce from wife of 11 years, .
- Mar 29: was finally freed from probation stemming from her 2007 DUI case.
- Mar 29: "" added Kate McKinnon to the cast ensemble.
- Mar 31: won two trophies at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.