2012 Year in Review: The 20 Biggest Weddings, Breakups and Makeups

Just like the rest of the world, love makes the Hollywood go round.

This year had no shortage of romance among the stars. From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel saying “I do” under the stars in Southern Italy, to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively secretly getting hitched on a sprawling Southern plantation, many buzzed-about celebrity couples found their happily-ever-after in 2012.

Even some of the industry’s most beloved golden girls turned bridal. Natalie Portman tied the knot with her Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., where Anne Hathaway also walked down the aisle at sunset to wed Adam Shulman.

Drew Barrymore vowed for forever with Will Kopleman at her Montecito, Calif. estate, while Carey Mulligan took the plunge with Mumford & Sons musician Marcus Mumford in the countryside of Somerset, England.

But wedded bliss didn’t bless everyone, with many longtime lovers calling it quits in 2012. After almost seven years of marriage, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation in January before officially filing for divorce three months later.

Parting ways after five wedded years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — long labeled Tomkat — reached a surprisingly speedy divorce settlement after just 11 days in July, with the actress receiving primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

But not all of Hollywood’s bitter breakups stuck. Back in July, Kristen Stewart was infamously snapped smooching her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, seemingly ruining her three-year relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. But Twihard broken hearts were soon on the mend, as Stewart and Pattinson were spotted canoodling in Los Angeles, Calif., in October.

Now, as the countdown begins to 2013, look back at this year’s biggest weddings, breakups and makeups.

Which wedding took the cake? What split was most shocking? And which makeups were meant to be? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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‘The X Factor’ Host Mario Lopez on Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Dating: ‘Taylor’s Done Quite Well For Herself’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Mario Lopez may have found his happily ever after when he wed actress Courtney Mazza in Mexico Dec. 1, but what does he think of the newest Hollywood couple to hit the scene: Taylor Swift and One Direction‘s Harry Styles?

“She’s a sweet girl… and he’s a nice guy too,” he told Celebuzz. “You know, they’re nice!”

Lopez, 39, was the first to spill the beans that the pop sensations were dating when he confirmed that the two were spotted hanging out backstage at FOX’s The X Factor.

At the time, the 22-year-old country crooner was performing, while Styles, 18, waited in the wings for his gal pal.

“Taylor Swift was the special guest performer and here’s a little inside scoop for you,” Lopez said on his radio show the day after the star sighting.

“During rehearsals, Harry from One Direction came and slapped me on the back, and said, ‘Hey Mario, how you doing?’ And I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And he sort of points towards Taylor, and I said, ‘Oh! Good for you! And then I see the two walking off hand-in-hand,” he continued.

Since then, the couple has been spotted showing some major PDA in New York City — even holding hands during a karaoke date after One Direction’s sold out Madison Square Garden concert.

So does Lopez approve of the newest celebrity coupling that’s been dubbed “Haylor” by fans?

“Listen, Taylor’s done quite well for herself,” he told us. “She’s a good girl and she carries herself like a little lady.”

“I’ve gotten to know her and her mom a little bit and she should do whatever she should,” he continued. “The young girl has the world in her hands and she should do whatever she wants to do.

“I would, if I was her!”

See more from our interview with Lopez in the video, below.

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‘Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta’ Preview: Mario Lopez Comes to His Fiance’s Aid — Shirtless (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

TLC isn’t making fans wait too long to see all the behind the scenes action behind Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza’s wedding last weekend in Mexico.

Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta gives viewers a look inside the gorgeous couple’s planning and ceremony. Viewers will get a front row seat at finding the perfect wedding dress to walking down the aisle and then celebrating with family and friends.

And Celebuzz has an exclusive sneak peek at the two-hour special.

In our clip, there’s literally less than two hours until the ceremony and the bride-to-be is worried to tears that the event space is still being set up. Meanwhile, Lopez is hot tubbing… But, not for long. He soon realizes that things aren’t quite right and he needs to sort things out – shirtless, by the way.

Watch our exclusive preview above.

Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta airs Saturday at 8 PM on TLC. Watch more previews at the TLC website.

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Mario Lopez’s Wife Courtney Mazza Shows Off Her Sparkler at ‘X Factor’ (PHOTOS)

The world can finally get a glimpse of Courtney Mazza’s sparkler!

Stepping out for their first time as husband and wife since tying knot on Saturday, Mazza and her new hubby Mario Lopez attended the red carpet of FOX’s The X Factor viewing party on Thursday night — and they didn’t just flash their smiles.

As they cozied up next to each other, the smitten couple held their spirit fingers up to showcase their ring blings for the camera.

The reality singing competition co-host, 39, said “I do” to his blushing bride in Punta Minta, Mexico over the weekend. The ceremony consisted of approximately 200 guest including A-list stars such as Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria.

The duo met four years ago when they worked together on the revival of Broadway’s A Chorus Line, and since have a 2-year-old daughter named Gia.

Keeping his fans in the loop with his personal life, the former Saved By The Bell hunk tweeted on Friday:

Lopez and Mazza’s wedding will be broadcasted on a TLC two-hour special titled Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, which is set to air on Dec. 8 at 8 PM.

Mario Lopez Marries Courtney Mazza — Their Wedding Gifts Revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

Tis’ the season to get married.

New husband-and-wife Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are rushing in the Christmas spirit with a fistful of festive-themed wedding gifts, following their Dec. 1 nuptials in Punta Minta, Mexico.

The couple asked friends and family for Christmas-themed cutlery and kitchen essentials from stores Macy’s and Williams-Sonoma, Celebuzz has learned.

So let’s explore what was on the list…

Guests at the wedding, like Eva Longoria, spoiled Mr. and Mrs. Lopez with gifts from Christmas tree dinnerware ($140) and wine glasses ($40), to a practical six-sided grater for $24.95, the more unusual Chef’n Strawberry Huller for $7.95 — and an extravagant $370 Swarovski picture frame.

What’s more, the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Gia, was not left out of the gift-giving experience.

Sesame Street Cookie Monster and Elmo Flexible Spatulas ($30) were also listed at the top of their must-haves.

According to a TLC spokesperson, Lopez and Mazza’s special day was filled with personalized touches and tears of joy.

The 39-year-old The X Factor co-host and Mazza, 31 — who met four years ago when they worked together on the revival of Broadway’s A Chorus Line – exchanged personally written vows at Girls Gone Wild owner Joe Francis‘ villa.

It was a family affair, too. The groom escorted his mother down the aisle, while his bride walked with her father and the happy couple’s little girl served as the flower girl.

Click on the gallery, above, to check out Lopez and Mazza’s wedding registry.

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Mario Lopez, Courtney Mazza’s Wedding Pictures Revealed: Take a Look at the Couple’s Weekend Fiesta (PHOTOS)

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Lopez!

Less than 24 hours after saying “I do,” the first pictures have emerged from Mario Lopez’s wedding to longtime love Courtney Mazza.

The couple tied the knot on Saturday in Punta Minta, Mexico. Mazza, 31 donned a wedding dress designed by Ines di Santo as the couple’s 2-year-old daughter Gia wore a matching outfit, EXTRA reports.

Under a gazebo — on property owned by Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis — Lopez, 39 and his bride exchanged vows they had written themselves.

Lopez and Mazza, who began dating four years ago, tied the knot in front of 150-200 guests that included Desperate Housewives star and BFF Eva Longoria.

“I’m so happy for you guys. I love you so much,” Longoria said to the newlyweds, according to EXTRA.

Following the ceremony, a mariachi band played as Lopez and Mazza’s guests kicked off the wedding celebration.

A TLC camera crew was also on hand to document the events for a special that will air next week.

Lopez’s previous relationships have included a two-week marriage to Ali Landry and a two-year relationship with his Dancing With the Stars partner Karina Smirnoff.

The former Saved By the Bell star first met Mazza in 2008 during the production of the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.

Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta will air Saturday at 8 PM on TLC.

Check out the gallery above for photos from the couple’s big day.

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Mario Lopez Marries Courtney Mazza in Mexico

Mario Lopez is officially off the market!

The 39-year-old said “I do” to longtime love Courtney Mazza, 31, on Saturday in Punta Minta, Mexico, a TLC spokesperson confirms to Celebuzz.

The couple’s two-year-old daughter, Gia, served as flower girl, EXTRA reports. In front of a reported 150-200 guests that included Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, Lopez and Mazza exchanged vows they had written themselves at a villa owned by Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis.

The X Factor co-host escorted his mother down the aisle while his bride walked with her father.


Longoria, who donned a gorgeous blue dress for the event, gave a preview of her attire on Twitter moments before the wedding.

“Me and mama readying for @MarioLopezExtra and @CLMazza wedding! So excited for the beautiful couple!!” she wrote.

Lopez, who rose to fame in the 80s and 90s with Saved by the Bell, was previously married to Ali Landry. Their marriage lasted two weeks. Lopez was also in a two-year relationship with his Dancing With the Stars partner Karina Smirnoff.

He met Mazza four years ago when they worked together on the revival of Broadway’s A Chorus Line.

“She’s the quarterback of the team,” Lopez recently told Us Weekly.

“It’s her day, so I’m cool with what she wants. But I’m involved with the reception because I want it to be a big party.”

Lopez and Mazza’s wedding will air on TLC ‘s two-hour special, Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 PM.

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‘Gangnam Style’ Surpasses Justin Bieber, Becomes Most Watched YouTube Video of All Time — 13 Celebrities Who’ve Danced Like Psy (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

With fans like Madonna, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres and Heidi Klum, it’s little surprise Psy‘s ”Gangnam Style” has taken the world by storm.

On Saturday, it achieved yet another magical milestone: The music video moved past the 803,732,000 YouTube views Justin Bieber‘s music video “Baby” racked up, to become the most-watched video of all time.

“#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History,” Psy tweeted.

Click after the jump to find out 13 stars who’ve been caught “dressing classy and acting cheesy” to pop culture’s latest phenomenon.

1. Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres.

2. Madonna.

3. Heidi Klum.

4. MC Hammer.

5. Novak Djokovic.

7. Vinny Guadagnino.

8. Maria Menounos and Mario Lopez.

9. Manny Pacquiao.

10. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Taylor Swift, One Direction’s Harry Styles Spotted Holding Hands on ‘X Factor’ Set, Mario Lopez Confirms

Has Taylor Swift found new songwriting inspiration in One Direction’s Harry Styles?

According to X Factor co-host Mario Lopez, Swift, 22 and Styles, 18, were spotted “hanging out” on the show’s Los Angeles set earlier this week.

“Taylor Swift was the special guest performer, and here’s a little inside scoop for you,” Lopez said on his radio show Friday night.

“During rehearsals, Harry from One Direction came and slapped me on the back, and said, ‘Hey Mario, how you doing?’ And I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And he sort of points towards Taylor, and I said, ‘Oh! Good for you! And then I see the two walking off hand-in-hand,” he continued.


While Lopez stayed away from the word “dating,” he did say that the pair are “officially hanging out.”

Swift, who split from Conor Kennedy, 18, in October, has been one of the industry’s busiest singers since the release of her latest studio album, Red. The “Begin Again” singer was just in Frankfurt, Germany for the MTV Europe Music Awards, where she took home three awards, including Best Live Act.


Styles and the boys from One Direction just released their second studio album, Take Me Home on Nov. 9.

Last week, the group celebrated the opening of their pop-up store in Manhattan, where fans can purchase all things 1D, including diaries, earrings, nail stickers and iPhone cases.

What do you think of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles hanging out at the ‘X Factor’ set? Do you think they would make a good couple? Chime in below.

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TV Buzz: ‘Married to Jonas’ Renewed for Season 2; ‘Nashville’ Gets Full Season Order

FOX’s The X Factor host Mario Lopez has some extra time to relax now that one of his hosting gigs, America’s Best Dance Crew, is coming to an end. MTV is canceling the Randy Jackson-produced dance show after seven seasons from 2008 to 2012. [THR]

E! has renewed Married to Jonas for Season 2. The show, which features Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle, is produced by Ryan Seacrest productions. The second season will follow Kevin and his brothers as they finish their new album and head back on tour. The series is set to return in spring of 2013. [E!]

ABC gave a nod to its much beloved new series, Nashville. The network ordered nine more episodes from the musical drama to complete its full season. The series is the highest watched of the network’s freshman dramas with an average 9.4 million viewers. [EW]

CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 is paying tribute to its predecessor yet again by filming an updated version of fan favorite episode, “Hookman.” The episode, which aired almost 40 years ago, won an Emmy in 1974 for Best Music Composition. Peter Weller will star on the episode as the title villain and is also set to direct the episode. [EW]

Fans of FOX’s Fringe , get excited. The Science Channel is about to broadcast the series in its entirety beginning next week on Tues. Nov 20. On Tuesday, the network will air the two-hour pilot and one episode then will air the first season in full on Nov. 23 and 24. Season 2 will begin airing the following Tuesday with three hours of Fringe every Tuesday from then on. The block of shows will include featurettes, entitled “Science of Fringe,” in which real scientists explain the phenomona tackled in the show. [EW]

Shirley Jones, the matriarch of the Partridge Family is coming to the Cul-de-Sac on TBS’ Cougar Town. Jones and her better half will buy the house next to Jules (Courtney Cox) on the condition that they are welcomed into the crew. Season 4 of Cougar Town kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 PM on TBS. [TVLine]

Bachelor Ben Flajnik is reportedly heading back to TV with a new series on E! The reality star is in talks with the cable channel for his own series. It will feature Flajnik and his co-workers at his Sonoma based winery, Envolve. His friends and family will also be a part of the show. [Wetpaint]

The voice behind Elmo, Kevin Clash, is taking a leave of absence. In a statement released by the Sesame Workshop, it was a revealed a now 23-year-old man approached executives in June with a claim that Clash engaged in a sexual relationship with him when he was 16. Though the company’s investigation “found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated,” they did find him guilty of using poor judgment and breaking internet usage policies. Clash denies all allegations and issued a statement to TMZ saying, “I had a relationship with [the accuser]. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.” [TVLine]

ABC’s Once Upon a Time took a dive in the ratings Sunday night after three straight weeks of gains, falling a total of 23 percent with only 8.7 million viewers. Meanwhile the network’s freshman supernatural drama, 666 Park Avenue, remained steady but matched a series’ low. NBC won the night with Sunday Night Football and 18.7 million viewers. [TV Guide]

Though FX’s Louie won’t be back until Season 4, HBO has announced they will broadcast a new stand-up comedy special from Louis CK in 2013. The Emmy-winner’s special will be taped at one of his 16 stops on his sold out tour. [HBO]

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‘X Factor’ Host Mario Lopez on Working With Khloe Kardashian: She’s ‘A Sweetheart,’ He Says

With one week of live shows under his belt, Mario Lopez says he’s enjoying all the perks of being on The X Factor, especially working alongside his co-host, Khloe Kardashian.

“I love Khloe,” Lopez told Celebuzz on Thursday. “Khloe’s a sweetheart. We get along great. I think she’s doing a great job and we’re having a lot of fun up there.”

And her sense of humor keeps Lopez constantly giggling.

“She’s just funny,” he raved. “We’re just constantly laughing, having fun and messing with each other. We both only had, like, 45 minutes to get ready [last night] — which is nothing for a girl, obviously. I was trying to convince her to do the show in her curlers. I was giving her a hard time, but I was impressed she got ready in time.”

As the rest of his experience, Lopez says he’s “just excited to be part of the team.”

“I just know they’re going to keep raising the stakes every week,” he said. “The productions are awesome. The dancers and everything. I’m hoping they let me come out when they introduce and they let me do a dance number. I was talking to Brian Friedman the choreographer and they do it in the UK so we’ll see.”

“I’m just interested to see who it comes down to in the end,” he said.

For more on Thursday night’s episode of The X Factor, read Celebuzz’s recap here.

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