2012 Year in Review: Top 10 Celebrity Newsmakers

Kate Middleton

As the newest royal of England’s monarchal family, Kate Middleton has quite a reputation to uphold. So when topless photos surfaced of the queen-to-be, it caused more controversy than Harry’s family jewels on display. Later on in the year, Middleton announced her pregnancy and became a permanent fixture in the news. Things took a turn for the worse when the Duchess was hospitalized for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a serious morning sickness. Soon after, a distasteful media prank intended to infiltrate the privacy of the Duke and Duchess, allegedly resulted in the suicide of listening board nurse Jacintha Saldanha.