2012 Year in Review: Top 10 Celebrity Newsmakers (PHOTOS)

By: Alexa Kravitz / December 31, 2012

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This past year you’ve been bombarded by emails, overwhelmed with Twitter posts, and called-out in Facebook comments for your stance on Miley’s new ‘do.

You just managed to finish digging through the hefty pile of holiday news alerts only to find that Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together — again.

But you love it. Because a 24/7 news cycle makes the world go ‘round. And none of it would be possible without these celebrity newsmakers.

While many stars graced our headlines this year, it took a special few to flat-out take up real estate.

Kristen Stewart, for one, caused social media networks to implode when she cheated on her oh-so-dreamy Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. She proceeded to cause an even bigger stir after reuniting with R.Patz, dressed in an I don’t give a you-know-what attitude only the biggest of newsmakers knows how to flaunt.

Then there was Kate Middleton, who caused a frenzy of royal proportions when topless photos surfaced of the future queen. Luckily for the Duchess, word of a fetal heir was enough to stifle the outrage and ignite baby fever.

And who could forget Lindsay Lohan? In one year, the troubled starlet was arrested, hit someone with her car, starred in Liz & Dick, and became indebted to the IRS.

It sounds like these guys are ready to ring in 2013.

Without further adieu, we give you the top 10 celebrity newsmakers of 2012—in no particular order.