Best of 2012

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12 Celebs Who Had a Really Bad 2012

Demi Moore, Lance Armstrong probably happy to see this year end

(Newser) - You think you're ready for 2012 to be over? Well, these dozen celebrities rounded up by the Huffington Post are probably even happier to wave goodbye to this year:
  • Demi Moore: She kicked off 2012 by inhaling too many "whip-its" and having a seizure; her year went on
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Once Again, Obama and Clinton Are Most Admired

Gallup poll results also include Conn. teachers, US troops

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America for the 16th time since 1993, and President Obama is the most admired man for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new USA Today / Gallup poll. But it wasn't just familiar names for 2012: For the first time,... More »

'Fiscal Cliff' Tops List of Banished Words

Of course, that doesn't mean anyone will stop saying them

(Newser) - It's the end of another year, and thus time for Michigan's Lake Superior State University to release its 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness. The dozen words and phrases that made this year's cheeky... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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2012's Best Viral Political Moments

Social media highlights from the year that was

(Newser) - Washington might be Hollywood for ugly people, but this year DC went as viral as any A-lister. Politico runs down the highlights in social media, from the year that brought us binders full of badass secretaries, empty chairs, and more:
  • Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney : 4-year-old Abbie Evans' video meltdown
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20 Biggest Pop Culture Letdowns of 2012

C'mon, Gwen, this is the best you can do after four years?

(Newser) - It's the end of the year: time to look back on the things we loved —and the things that severely, severely disappointed us. Zap2it runs down the 20 biggest pop culture letdowns of 2012:
  • Tim Tebow: He was awesome with the Broncos, but since being traded to the
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2012's Least Influential People

'GQ' provides a year-end list we can get behind

(Newser) - If all those year-end lists of inspiring, fascinating, and otherwise amazing people has you feeling bad about yourself, turn instead to GQ 's end-of-the-year list of 2012's least influential people, a group of "zeros" it refers to as insignificant and thoroughly uninspiring:
  • Mitt Romney: "Did anyone
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