The Sexiest Red Carpet Dresses of 2012 (PHOTOS)

The red carpet sizzled this year, as one daring dress after the other paraded past the flashing lights.

From Angelina Jolie thigh-high slits to plunging necklines to Christina Hendricks‘ curve-hugging gown, skin was by far the year’s biggest red carpet fashion trend.

Katy Perry sporting some cleavage? Rihanna showing a lil’ skin? Okay, not all of these risqué looks are completely shocking.

But there are some stars that made the list who aren’t your usual sex kitten culprits, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Stewart.

So what made 2012′s red carpet dresses so hot?

This year it was all about cutouts, lace (not necessarily the Kate Middleton prim and proper type), sheer panels and cleavage — lots and lots of cleavage.

From the sultry to the daring to the risque, stars sizzled on the red carpet in 2012.

Click here to see how celebrities brought the heat to the red carpet this year.

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Which dress wins your vote for the sexiest dresses of the year? 

Check out more of 2012′s sexiest red carpet trends in the galleries below.

 

 

There’s still time to score the holiday’s hottest dresses — more in the video below.

Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway and All the Biggest Celebrity Makeovers of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Another year, another round of dramatic celebrity transformations.

Bold haircuts were responsible for changing some of Hollywood’s most famous faces — and setting major trends — in 2012.

Between Anne Hathaway’s buzz cut for her role in Les Miserables to Miley Cyrus’ punk rock ‘do, dramatic haircuts became springboards for both beauties to experiment with more daring personal styles.

But hair wasn’t the only thing transforming some of Tinsletown’s brightest stars. Some of our favorite celebs went through some major weight ups and downs this year as well.

A few inches off the top of her head wasn’t all Hathaway lost for her Les Mis role this year — the Oscar hopeful turned to extreme dieting to lose 25 pounds to play the dying prostitute.

 

After giving birth to her first child, Jessica Simpson went with a more healthful approach to shed the baby weight, signing on as Weight Watchers’ newest spokesperson to help her shed the rumored 70-plus pounds she gained during her pregnancy. The new mom recently revealed her jaw-dropping weight loss before announcing her second pregnancy earlier this month.

Some stars, however, weren’t satisfied with just one transformation, shocking us with multiple makeovers in 2012.

Moneyball star Jonah Hill slimmed down in the later half of 2011, leaving fans shocked by this actor’s almost-gaunt appearance. But by mid-2012, Hill had filled out to almost his original weight from years prior.

No stranger to shocking looks, Ke$ha shocked critics and fans alike when she showed off a glam new look at the American Music Awards. But it wasn’t long before the edgy singer ditched her blonde waves and soft makeup for a goth-inspired hair and makeup.

Click through the gallery to check out this year’s most dramatic makeovers.

 

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The 8 Most Memorable Wedding Gowns of 2012 (PHOTOS)

They were pink, they were frilly, they were fit for millionaire gypsies, as well as Gossip Girls — they’re the most unforgettable wedding dresses of the year. And we’re rounding up all of the most gorgeous wedding gowns from 2012 right here.

The brides of 2012 had some stiff competition from the year before. Let’s not forget that 2011 gave us one of the most epic gowns of the 21st century — Kate Middleton’s $400,000 Alexander McQueen creation. Then there was our other favorite Kate from the UK — Kate Moss, that is — in Galliano, plus Reese Witherspoon in Monique Lhuillier.

And even though we thought nothing could surpass 2011′s bridal eye candy, this year offered even more one-of-a-kind aisle-worthy creations, from Anne Hathaway‘s custom Valentino gown and Natalie Portman‘s knee-length number to Blake Lively‘s yet-to-be-seen Marchesa confection to

Even though we’ve seen most of these ladies dressed to the nines on the red carpet dozens of times, their nuptial garbs managed to catch our eye. C’mon, you know you spent time ogling at least a few of these famous frocks.

So without further ado, we present to you our countdown of the most memorable wedding gowns of 2012.

Whose wedding gown was your favorite? Share your picks below.

Forget white. See the wedding gown trend brightening up the aisle in the video below.

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By Amelia Mularz

Top 5 WTF/LOL/OMG Moments of 2012 (VIDEO)

What a year it’s been.

Like every year, 2012 was filled with its fair share of highs and lows.

Who could forget, for example, when the USA women’s gymnastics team flipped, landed and contorted their bodies on their quest to win Gold at the Olympic Games in London? Or what about that time former Republican candidate Mitt Romney threatened Big Bird’s job during one of the Presidential debates?

Or even that time when Prince Harry was photographed partying naked inside a hotel suite in Las Vegas?

Crazy, right?

Well, if you can believe it, those weren’t even the biggest pop culture moments of the year.

Nope, that title belongs to a very special singer who captivated every club and radio station around the world with his hit single and subsequent music video.

Find out who won the honor in the video, above.

What was your favorite WTH/LOL/OMG (say that five time’s fast) moment of 2012? Share it now in the comments, below.

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Best and Worst Red Carpet Beauty Trends of 2012 (PHOTOS)

When it comes to red carpet tends, one things for certain, 2012 was all about bold beauty.

Donning bright pouts and vibrant shadows, colorful streaks and retro dos, starlets didn’t play it safe on the red carpet this year.

From the runways to the red carpet, makeup artists introduced bold, new looks — some more adaptable to real life than others. And some of our favorite red carpet regulars took some serious gambles with their hair and makeup.

So as we look forward to trying out Spring 2013′s new crop of hair and makeup trends, we’re counting down all of 2012′s biggest and boldest beauty trends.

While some of the year’s beauty trends fell on the wacky to plain weird spectrum, others turned out to be surprisingly wearable.

So what were the year’s best and worst beauty trends — and which stars tried them all?

Find out which 2012 beauty trends were hits — and which missed the mark — in our round-up of the year’s biggest red carpet beauty trends.

Check out the best and worst red carpet beauty trends of 2012.

Which beauty trends did you try — and which did you pass by? Share below.

Get some last-minute beauty tricks for getting party-ready from beauty guru Bobbi Brown.

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2012 Year in Review: The 10 Best Movies (PHOTOS)

2012 was a remarkable year for movies – not just financially, but artistically.

Even as The Hunger Games and The Avengers and Skyfall and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 broke records and brought in historic revenues, some of the industry’s most talented actors and filmmakers further solidified their place in the Hollywood firmament, even as newcomers introduced the world to artistic voices that deserve to be heard.

All of which made a Top Ten list that much more difficult to whittle down. Nevertheless, Celebuzz assembled an in-no-particular-order collection of films that deserve recognition at the end of year, and which we believe may stand the test of time long after their competition had disappeared from our collective memories.

As arbitrary as choosing Number Four from Number Five might be, we did elect a few titles for the top of our list, starting with The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film was a revelation – a challenging, unique work of art that came to the screen without compromise, and which reminded us what the word auteur truly means.

Meanwhile, Leos CaraxHoly Motors and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained also ranked high as favorites, for their equally singular charms, and similar artistic integrity. On the other hand, films like 21 Jump Street and The Hunger Gamesalso unexpectedly joined their ranks as crowd-pleasers that don’t skimp on intelligence or emotional resonance as they engage our most primal instincts to be entertained.

Make sure you read through the gallery above for a full list of Celebuzz’ favorite films of 2012, where we mount a defense for each of them and challenge readers to check them out. In the meantime, check out our video recap of the year’s best and most memorable, and then let us know: what was your favorite film of 2012? Let the debate begin in the comments section!

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2012 Year in Review: 12 Memorable Kardashian Moments (PHOTOS)

2012 was another big year for the Kardashian family.

The keyword this year was “new.”

From a new relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, to Khloe Kardashian’s gig on FOX’s The X Factor, to her husband Lamar Odom’s new NBA team and the birth of Kourtney Kardashian’s baby girl, Penelope, one of television’s most famous families welcomed all sorts of changes.

As the year draws to a close, Celebuzz is taking a look back at some of the biggest moments experienced by the Kardashians.

Here they are, in no particular order.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship blossoms (March)
Following a long and highly publicized year of marriage and split from Kris Humphries, Kardashian turned a new leaf in 2012. In March, the 32-year-old began dating longtime friend Kanye West. Since then, the couple have been inseparable, traveling around the world for each other’s professional obligations, as well as taking time to take in the sights of Paris, Rome and stateside in Miami.

“I don’t know why it took so long for us to get together,” Kardashian told MTV in June. “But I think I needed to go through all my experiences and some that he’s gone through.”

Kylie and Kendall Jenner walk the runway at New York Fashion Week (September)
At 15 and 17 years old, Kylie and Kendall Jenner have been growing up fast before our very eyes, on and off the small screen. In September, the girls took to the runway during New York Fashion Week, walking for the Sherri Hill and Abbey Dawn shows. 

Kris Jenner reveals revealing Wonder Woman costume for Halloween (October)
Kris Jenner
made everyone do a double take in October when the 57-year-old revealed her Wonder Woman costume. The problem? The ensemble showed a bit too much of Jenner, and one of her daughters decided to have some fun with it on Twitter.

“Hi nips. That’s my mom,” Khloe tweeted.

Khloe Kardashian lands X Factor gig as co-host with Mario Lopez (October)
After weeks of speculation, Khloe Kardashian was finally confirmed as the new co-host for The X Factor live shows, along with EXTRA’s Mario Lopez. Since her debut more than one month ago, the 28-year-old continued to dazzle week after week on stage, even drawing famous viewers like her sister Kim and boyfriend Kanye West.

Welcome baby Penelope! (July)
Some two months after giving birth to her second child, Kourtney Kardashian, along with beau Scott Disick, shared her experience with the rest of the world on the season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

“It’s such a magical feeling to say hello to my baby girl,” Kourtney said moments after welcoming her new bundle of joy, Penelope.

Kim Kardashian goes blonde (March, September)
In March, Kim donned a platinum blonde wig when she stepped out in Los Angeles, later admitting that she in fact missed her blonde hair. Six months later, the reality TV star showed off her lighter locks after paying a visit to the salon.

“Needed a change!” she wrote on Twitter at the time. (Since then, Kardashian has gone back to her natural dark brunette look).

Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian take London (November)
The Kardashian sisters brought their Kardashian Kollection line to London, partnering with high street fashion retailer Dorothy Perkins. The launch drew millions of Kardashian fans to launch events, including a mall meet-and-greet at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre.

“We can’t believe how many incredible fans are waiting outside (several thousand!),” Khloe wrote on her personal blog, adding that a contingency plan had been executed for those who lined up overnight in the parking lot.

Lamar Odom returns to Los Angeles . . . to play for the Clippers (June)
After a brief time in Dallas, Khloe’s hubby Lamar Odom was involved in a four-team trade that returned him to the west coast, and the city of Los Angeles. Since becoming a Clipper, Odom’s wife has been frequently spotted courtside watching the team in action.

Kim Kardashian gets flour bombed (March)
While promoting her new fragrance, Kim was flour bombed by a woman who somehow made her way through the press line on the red carpet. The woman, rumored to be part of the animal rights group PETA, was late detained by cops and released without charge.

“That probably is the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me. Like I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there,” Kardashian told E! with a laugh immediately following the incident.

Kourtney and Kim Kardashian move to Miami for new spinoff (September)
After a two-year hiatus, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian re-launched their spinoff series and began production on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami in September. The sisters, along with Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott and their children Mason and Penelope, have been frequently spotted soaking up the sun at the beach, out for dinner, shopping trips and every day errands, along with a camera crew in tow.

On Nov. 19, the sisters were honored with keys to North Miami.

The Jenners and Kardashians face off in dragon boating race in Miami (September)
While it was a friendly competition, some members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan brought out their competitive side when they took part in a dragon boat race in Miami, Fla.

“Going for the gold,” Kylie wrote on Twitter, as her sister Kim echoed with “Ready to row #teamDASH,” referencing her team name.

In the end, Team Jenner, made up of Bruce Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, came out on top.

Kim Kardashian visits the Middle East (December)
Kim caused quite a frenzy during her three-day trip to the Middle East this month. The reality TV star was on hand to promote Millions of Milkshakes openings in the region, which included a stopover in Bahrain.

Did we miss your favorite Kardashian family moment from this year? Check out the gallery of the Kardashians in 2012, above, and weigh in below!

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Kim Kardashian’s Best Looks of 2012 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

As Kim Kardashian finishes off yet another fashionable year, we’re taking a look back at her most stylish looks from 2012.

With a closet most of us would die for and two stylish sisters to borrow from, Kardashian is rarely seen in the same outfit twice. And the busy mogul’s many projects offer her plenty of opportunities to don multiple outfits in a single day — a perk of which the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star takes full advantage.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Kardashian’s beau Kanye West has an eye for style. The posh pair have jetsetted all over the world, stopping by Paris Fashion Week and splurging on designer duds all along the way.

This year, Kim, along with sister Kourtney, brought her sexy-glam style to Miami, where she’s had ample opportunities to show off her famous curves. Though Kim’s penchant for body-hugging mini dresses and killer heels fit right in with South Beach’s saucy style, the move influenced Kim to try the occasional pop of color or bold pattern. But overall, 2012 was pretty black and white for Kardashian, who really began to zero in on a more sophisticated personal style.

Though curve-hugging silhouettes and leather skinnies and minis were staples of her wardrobe, the 32-year-old stuck to a mostly black and white pieces and structured styles. Learning what works on her curvy frame, Kardashian adopted a uniform of tailored blazers paired with denim or leather pants, flirty mini skirts and blouses, and curve-hugging sheaths.

While Kardashian didn’t shy away from new trends, she really honed her signature style this year, making her one of our favorite stars to watch in 2012.

Check out our round-up of Kim Kardashian’s best looks of the year.

Do you agree with our picks? Share your favorite Kim outfits below.

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2012 Year in Review: The 25 Most Talked About Stories of the Year (PHOTOS)

Another year, another giant batch of celebrity news stories.

From Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal to the tragic death of Whitney Houston, 2012 was dominated by the many happenings of celebrities in Hollywood.

Some stories were happy ones; others, not so much.

But no matter what went down over the last 12 months, celebrity-obsessed fans were glued to their television, newspapers and computer screens as the good, the bad and the OMG took over the headlines.

What were the most memorable moments of 2012?

Celebuzz has put together a list of the 25 biggest headline-grabbers of the year. Relive them all in the gallery, above.

Do you have a favorite celebrity news story from 2012? Share it now in the comments.

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2012 Year in Review: 12 Biggest Celebrity Births of the Year (PHOTOS)

2012 was another huge year for celebrities and their little bundles of joy.

Beyonce kicked off the year in famous babies with the birth of her first child, Blue Ivy, who arrived on Jan. 7.

“I love changing diapers, I love it. I love every moment of it, it’s so beautiful. I love it all,” the superstar told Anderson Cooper on his talk show in September.

Other firstborns of this year included Hilary Duff’s son Luca Cruz, Jessica Simpson’s daughter Maxwell Drew, Drew Berrymore’s daughter Olive and Snooki’s little meatball Lorenzo.

The year also saw the birth of big brothers and sisters in the families of Tori Spelling, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Gisele Bundchen, who welcomed daughter Vivian Lake on Dec. 5.

“We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angle,” Bundchen wrote on her Facebook page.

 

As Celebuzz takes a look at the 12 most talked about celebrity births of the year, we’re already looking forward to 2013. Kate Middleton, Claire Danes, Kristen Bell, Shakira, Holly Madison, Malin Akerman are all expecting little bundles of joy in the New Year.

Which celebrity baby birth was your favorite of 2012? Weigh in below.

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