1. Whitney Houston. The superstar of records and films died at age 48, in her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Actress Kristen Stewart issued a public apology after photos claiming to show her cheating on Robert Pattinson with her 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders surfaced.
Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after five years of marriage. This was Cruise's third marriage and Holmes' first.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are married. The 31-year-old Timberlake and 30-year-old Biel were wed in southern Italy. The couple got engaged in December after dating for several years.
The young star of "Two and a Half Men" says his show fills viewers' heads with "filth." Angus T. Jones appears in a YouTube video where he urges people to not watch the show, and says he doesn't want to be on it anymore.
Paris Hilton caused a stir with comments she apparently made about gay men. TMZ said Hilton was secretly recorded having a conversation with a gay friend and reportedly said gay men are the horniest people and that most of them probably have AIDS.
After seven years as a couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got engaged.
Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention.
Demi Moore re-emerged at a Beverly Hills party after being out of the spotlight as she spent time seeking treatment for her health. The actress was hospitalized in January after a 911 call was placed from her L.A. home.
"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave birth to her first child. The reality TV star and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, welcomed 6-pound, 5-ounce Lorenzo Dominic LaValle in Livingston, N.J., MTV said.
Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got engaged. People.com said Hemsworth, who stars in The Hunger Games, popped the question May 31 with a 3.5-carat diamond ring. The two met on the set of The Last Song in 2009.
Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to a day in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence.
Olympic soccer player Hope Solo got attention this year after she reportedly admitted she was drunk during a TV interview the morning after winning the gold in Beijing with the women’s team in 2008.