I don’t know about you but 2012 was surely a year for change and growing more firm in my standards to become the woman I’m supposed to be (halleluyerrr
). This year had some great highs and some clutch-ya-pearls lows. As the year wraps up, let’s take a look back at a few of the moments that made headlines.
Barack Obama wins re-election
The Prince put a baby (or two?) in the Duchess
Mass shootings in Newtown, CT and other cities lead to new calls for gun control
Gabrielle Douglas whips her hair to Olympic gold
Hurricane Sandy can’t crush New Jersey’s spirit
Miami won a championship but Chris Bosh’s champagne shower is all I remember
Honey Boo Boo…a dolla made her holla
2 Chainz… rapped about big booty hoes all the way to a Grammy nomination
That Fifty Shades of Gray lady
Sweet Brown. Everybody got time for dat.
Britney Spears…from bald headed bashing of cars to a paying TV gig. (UPDATE: Looks like Brit Brit is finna get fired!)
The Queen… frolicking with James Bond during the Olympics gave her some street cred
Frank Ocean. The kid is just nice.
Kristen Stewart cheated on her Twilight boo with her movie director, took the heat from millions of tweens then got back with her old boo like nothing happened.
Katie Holmes. Girl, yous free!
Khloe Kardashian Odum may not be the next Seacrest but she sure is becoming the anti-Kardashian (does she even make appearances with them anymore?)
Falls From Grace
David Petraeus. If the head of the CIA can’t keep a secret, we’re doomed.
Amanda Bynes. Girl, go get you a driver!
Lance Armstrong…lost his Tour de France titles and his charity.
Clint Eastwood. The chair bit really tanked.
Gabriel Aubrey’s eye. That Frenchman knocked you the fugg out!
Jerry Sandusky finally got the chance to meet the Booty Warrior behind bars
People We Lost
Webster’s daddy (Alex Karras)
Ron Palillo, Welcome Back Kotter’s Horshack
Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter’s Juan Epstein
“Rescue Me” Singer Fontella Bass
Michael Clarke Duncan
Selena & Desperate Housewives actress Lupe Ontiveros
Singer Jenni Rivera
Family Feud host Richard Dawson
Desperate Housewives & West Wing star Kathryn Joosten
General H. Norman “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf
60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck
Delfonics singer Major Harris
Davy Jones of The Monkees
Moesha & The Parkers star Yvette Wilson
Odd Couple star Jack Klugman
Director Tony Scott
Jerry Nelson, voice of Sesame Street’s The Count
Director Nora Ephron
Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys
Astronaut Sally Ride
Trammps singer Jimmy Ellis (“Disco Infernoooooooo!”)
Hector “Macho” Camacho
Art “Mr. Food” Ginsburg
Blaque singer Natina Reed
Sen. Arlen Specter
Al Freeman Jr.
“Cosmopolitan” editor Helen Gurley Brown
Seriously, did everybody pick 2012 to die?
Just Go Away… Already
Katt Williams: back away from the pipe, sir
Chris Brown & Rihanna… it really isn’t nobodies business, must you make it so?
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian (see above)
PSY. I’m really over that horse dance. Really. I am.
Lindsay Lohan: 3 hots, a cot and detox, boo (and take your parents with you)
What’s On Your List?
Of course this list doesn’t have everything that went down in 2012. So, what tops your list of big events for 2012? Who do you want to see more of in 2013? Who should go away? What are your personal goals for the new year? Drop a comment in the box below.
Thanks for supporting us in 2012. We love our new Brewchies and our friends who have followed us since the beginning in 2009. Big hugs to everyone who bought some Brew merch this year too! It’s not too late to do that, you know? We’re planning new ways to reach out and touch you (in a non-pervy way) in 2013, so stay tuned for more events. Best wishes for a fantastic 2013.
Happy New Year, Brewchies!
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