Top entertainment stories of 2012

POSTED: 11:43 AM PST Dec 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 19, 2012 

The year 2012 was packed full of entertainment stories, from stars who left us and celebrity scandals to new arrivals and award-winning performances. Join us for a look back at the year in entertainment.

2012 entertainment - Clint Eastwood
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August 30: "Dirty Harry" versus the chair
Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his Republican National Convention performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney that involved the legendary actor carrying on a long-winded conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama, or, basically, an empty chair. The largely improvised routine, broadcast in a prime time slot during the Tampa, Fla., convention, was viewed live by about 30 million Americans.


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