December 30, 2012 03:55:43 GMT
This third part takes a look back at the tragic shooting during 'The Dark Knight Rises' screening, Taylor Swift's other big feat, and best of the best TV shows in 2012 among other things.
Moving on to the third trimester of 2012, the third part of AceShowbiz's annual Kaleidoscope highlights a mass shooting during the "" first-day screening in Aurora, Co. that claimed the lives of 12 people. While the busy period in movie industry was marred by the tragic incident, achieved another feat by scoring her first No. 1 single and breaking record for digital sales by a female artist with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in August.
In early fall, the prestigious annual Primetime Emmy Awards was held to celebrate the achievements of performers and workers in television. "" and "" affirmed themselves as the best drama and comedy respectively this year, taking home multiple prizes from the event. Drawing attention in rather disgraceful ways, Prince Harry was pictured buck naked on his wild night in the U.S., and another British royal family member Kate Middleton was photographed topless during a private holiday.
The excitement of "" first-day screening suddenly turned into national mourning when a man, later identified as former medical student James Holmes, opened fire at an Aurora, Co. theater on Friday, July 20 morning. 12 were killed, while 58 others were wounded during the tragedy. President Barack Obama and a host of celebrities quickly expressed their sympathy. The alleged shooter has been on trial and charged with a total of 152 counts, including 24 counts of first degree murder.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Jul 01: , and dominated winner list of 2012 BET Awards.
- Jul 02: came out of the closet publicly.
- Jul 03: officially came out of the closet.
- Jul 03: was named the highest-paid actor of the year.
- Jul 04: "" broke "" record for Tuesday opening.
- Jul 05: and girlfriend welcomed a baby boy.
- Jul 07: became the highest-paid actress of the year after starring in "".
- Jul 08: delivered a baby girl.
- Jul 09: gave birth to her first child.
- Jul 09: ABC debuted "Good Afternoon America".
- Jul 10: got engaged to Nick Loeb.
- Jul 12: and topped Forbes' highest-paid celebrities under 30.
- Jul 12: officially announced he exited "".
- Jul 13: 's son Sage was found dead at 36 in his house.
- Jul 13: confirmed she left "".
- Jul 16: gave birth to a baby girl.
- Jul 20: "" screening in Aurora theater was marred by tragic shooting.
- Jul 21: married actress girlfriend in vintage-style wedding.
- Jul 21: 's stepson died a few weeks after serious boating accident.
- Jul 22: "The Hunger Ganes" and "" were the biggest movie winners at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
- Jul 22: and won big in music category of 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
- Jul 22: "" and "" dominated TV winner list of 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
- July 22: picked Jef Holm on "" season finale.
- Jul 23: officially signed up as "" judge.
- Jul 24: cheated on with married director.
- Jul 26: "", "" and "" were among TV winners at 2012 Saturn Awards.
- Jul 28: "" won big at 2012 Television Critics Association Awards.
- Jul 30: unleashed "Blown Away" music video.
- Jul 31: made Olympics history with his 19th medal in London.
Already scoring multiple Grammy Awards and some chart-topping albums, completed her achievement when her song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sat on the penthouse of Billboard 100 in the third week of August. It's the first No. 1 song for the country music beauty after previously she was only able to reach No. 2 with "You Belong With Me" (2009) and "Today Was a Fairytale" (2010). Selling 623,000 downloads in a week, it broke the record posted by 's "Born This Way" (2009) as the highest ever one-week digital sales figures for a female artist.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Aug 03: divorced his wife of 11 years.
- Aug 03: "" got season 2 order despite low ratings.
- Aug 06: and Benjamin Millepied got married.
- Aug 06: confirmed her exit from "".
- Aug 08: Joss Whedon was officially sealed to write and direct "The Avengers 2".
- Aug 08: announced the birth of her first child.
- Aug 10: 's father was arrested for DUI.
- Aug 10: broke 's record for most No. 1 R'n'B/Hip-Hop songs.
- Aug 12: Jennifer
Aniston was engaged to on his birthday.
- Aug 13: filed for divorce from wife of 20 years.
- Aug 13: NBC's coverage of London Olympics posted biggest audience in U.S. TV history.
- Aug 14: 20th Century Fox's "Daredevill" rights got reverted to Marvel Studios.
- Aug 15: "" was canceled after seven seasons.
- Aug 16: gave birth to baby boy.
- Aug 17: CBS dropped lawsuit against ABC's "".
- Aug 18: Miss China Wen Xia Yu won 2012 Miss World Pageant.
- Aug 19: Tony Scott jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles.
- Aug 19: Wynonna Judd rescheduled concerts after her husband got into serious accident.
- Aug 21: Naked pictures of Prince Harry leaked.
- Aug 21: was engaged to 's Chad Kroeger.
- Aug 21: DreamWorks Animation officially parted ways with Paramount Pictures.
- Aug 21: "" last season was announced.
- Aug 22: scored her first No. 1 single and broke record with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".
- Aug 23: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were named the producers of the 2012 Academy Awards.
- Aug 25: welcomed another child at 61.
- Aug 25: gave birth to a baby boy.
- Aug 26: gave birth earlier than due date.
- Aug 30: Chris Lighty was found dead in suspected suicide.
- Aug 30: welcomed another baby boy.
- Aug 30: Bill and welcomed a baby boy via surrogate.
- Aug 30: debuted "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" music video.
Television workers and stars alike gathered to celebrate their achievements when the biggest event in the industry, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, took place on September 23. Coming home victorious that night were "" and "" which led the winner list in drama and comedy category respectively with four nods apiece. Dubbed the best drama series, "Homeland" paired up the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama prizes through ' and ' win. As for the Outstanding Comedy "Modern Family", it led and to grab the Supporting Actor and Actress gongs respectively.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Sept 04: officially joined "Live! With Kelly" as permanent co-host.
- Sept 05: was charged with two counts of hit-and-run.
- Sept 06: split from after nine years of marriage.
- Sept 06: won big at MTV VMAs 2012.
- Sept 07: J.J. Abrams' "" sequel got its official title.
- Sept 09: and got married in a super-secret ceremony.
- Sept 10: "" added three Second City members to cast ensemble.
- Sept 10: Nick Peterson took home the grand prize in "" season 3 finale.
- Sept 10: Blind contestant Christine Ha won "" season 3 finale.
- Sept 10: "" season 10 crowned Christina Wilson as the winner.
- Sept 11: and welcomed twins.
- Sept 14: Kate Middleton sued magazine over topless pictures.
- Sept 14: Tom Rothman resigned as 20th Century Fox CEO.
- Sept 14: "" hailed Olate Dogs as season 7 winner.
- Sept 15: "" took multiple prizes at 2012 Creative Art Emmy Awards.
- Sept 16: and officially joined "" as new judges.
- Sept 16: "" ended its run after 8 seasons.
- Sept 17: and were tapped to replace and Green in "" season 4.
- Sept 18: topped Billboard's list of 2012 hot music acts under 21.
- Sept 18: "" picked two winners, Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, in season 9 finale.
- Sept 19: was engaged to his lawyer boyfriend.
- Sept 19: "" revealed Ian Terry as cycle 14 winner, as CBS renewed the show for 15th season.
- Sept 20: was busted for marijuana possession.
- Sept 20: premiered "Live While We're Young" music video.
- Sept 21: "" halted filming after crew member died from drowning on Los Angeles set.
- Sept 21: split to pursue individual projects.
- Sept 21: was charged with two counts of driving on suspended license.
- Sept 23: "" and "" won big at 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.
- Sept 24: and welcomed a son.
- Sept 25: "" got season 2 order and specials.
- Sept 26: got engaged to Roger Mathews.
- Sept 26: Iran boycotted 2013 Oscars as a protest against anti-Islam film.
- Sept 26: announced dates for his final tour "The Cowboy Rides Away".
- Sept 27: beat as artist with the most charting hits.
- Sept 27: 's ex Johnny Lewis killed himself after murdering his landlady.
- Sept 29: Jared Followill and Martha Patterson got married.
- Sept 29: married Adam Shulman in sunset ceremony.
- Sept 30: "" broke record for biggest September opening.
- Sept 30: announced hiatus during Global Citizen free concert.