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 - George Lucas
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October 30: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion
A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters. That news came as The Walt Disney Co. announced that it would buy Lucasfilm Ltd. from Lucas for $4.05 billion. The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow.

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