Hollywood spent 2012 proving the Mayans right
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, seven-year-old beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson gestures during an interview in her home in McIntyre, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, file)
Who knew that in the ancient Mayan calendar, they would have predicted so much that pointed to the end of the world? Like the exact date that Lindsay Lohan's horrendous Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick" would air on Lifetime? That Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's egos would collide during "American Idol" auditions? That Donald Trump would act even more bizarrely than he did in 2011? And that Brad Pitt was even making a Chanel ad?
Seeing all that in their crystal ball, it's understandable that the Mayans would have predicted doomsday in 2012. Little did they know that these celeb antics just pointed to yet another year in La-La Land.
Here are just a smattering of the things that made us want to cover Blue Ivy's young eyes in 2012:
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN YOU REALIZE ANN CURRY WASN'T THE PROBLEM: When the "Today" show ratings dipped after Curry took over for Meredith Vieira, the show's top brass assumed Curry's sometimes clumsy and stiff interviews made fans uncomfortable. So they shoved the 15-year show veteran during in an even more uncomfortable, five-minute segment at the end of one hour, and watched their ratings dip turn into a full-fledged dive. Curry might not be a perfectionist in interviews, but she's apparently genius in making voodoo dolls.
FILE - This Sept. 17, 2012 file image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series, "American Idol," from left, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj and during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker)
AT LEAST SHE FINALLY HAD A REASON TO LOOK MISERABLE: The good news: Kristen Stewart finally declared her love for Robert Pattinson. The bad news: She only did it after she was caught cheating with her married "Snow White" director, Rupert Sanders. In Stewart's uncomfortable, public "I love him, I love him" mea culpa to Pattinson, she apologized for the hurt and embarrassment she caused. Movie fans are still waiting to hear the same for the entire "Twilight" saga.
BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Just when we were getting used to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's marriage, she engineers a daring escape usually depicted in a Lifetime movie marathon. Holmes bolted from Cruise after five years of marriage that resulted in one child and two diminished careers. Cruise got the heels in the settlement.
SUDDENLY, THE KARDASHIANS LOOK LIKE THE ROYAL FAMILY: We didn't think we'd find anyone who drank more Red Bull than Demi Moore, until we happened upon the sensation of the year — "Honey Boo Boo." Seven-year-old aspiring beauty queen Alana Thompson and her family made us "redneck-ognize" the Mayans were wrong; the end of the world came way before 12-21-12.