As far as celebrity scandals go, 2012 turned out to be an absolute corker.
We learned that you should always be very careful who you take home - especially if you're third in line for the British Crown.
Though he looked every part the Royal during the London Olympics, in a matter of weeks Prince Harry was back up to his old tricks. This year he learned that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas.More stories from Today Tonight
The red-headed Royal was snapped in his hotel room in August during a game of 'strip billiards' and the photographs were then sold to gossip website TMZ.
While those who go to Sin City usually only lose what they had in their wallets, Prince Harry lost the shirt on his back, and his pants.
No stranger to the scandal list, Russell Crowe once again found himself at the centre of attention this year. This time through it was due to the heartbreaking ending of his fairytale marriage to Danielle Spencer.
One of Australia's favourite couples, Crowe and Spencer parted ways after nearly a decade.
There were plenty of rumours about the breakup, including allegations that Spencer was having an affair with her Dancing with the Stars partner Damien Whitewood.
Another major Hollywood heavyweight who got attention for all the wrong reasons in 2012 was John Travolta, who was sued by a male masseur who claimed the Grease star had a touch of the Saturday Night Fever and made some unwanted advances at the Heartbreak Hotel.
Another recidivist offender who found himself in the bad books this year was swimmer Nick D'Arcy. This time his partner in crime was fellow Aussie swimmer Kenrick Monk.
The pair were disciplined by the Australian Olympic Committee after posting photos of themselves at an American gun range on social media.
D'Arcy then said he'd decided "not to engage with social media for the period leading up to the (Olympic) Games."
It was photos revealed the ugly truth behind Australian swimming legend Grant Hackett's picture-perfect marriage, after he violently smashed up the family home in a drunken rage after a day at the races.
Police were called and Hackett and his wife Candice Alley called it quits. Hackett is now suing his former lawyers over what he claims was a botched prenup.
Up-and-coming tennis star Bernard Tomic was another sports star that showed anything but a cool head when he openly displayed his love of fast cars by driving his bright BMW through the streets of Surfers Paradise and failing to stop twice after police tried to intercept him for breaching his license condition.
Pippa Middleton is no stranger to headlines, but this year she caused a stir when a friend pointed a toy pistol at paparazzi. Pippa got the blame because she was laughing, proving a picture really does say a thousand words.
But the paparazzi certainly had no intention of leaving the Middleton sisters alone this year or of respecting their privacy.
Kate was snapped sunbathing topless at a private resort, and despite St James Palace threatening any publication who ran the photos with legal action, Italian magazine Chi ran a 26 page feature with 100 of the snaps.
Until very recently Melissa George was undoubtedly one of the country's proudest exports. That is until she left Australians fuming after the truth behind a Morning Show interview got out.
George, who sixteen years ago was Summer Bay sweetheart Angel Parrish, left the show's producers and Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur gobsmacked after she threatened to walk off set if a question was asked about her time on Home and Away.
She claimed that it was an insult to an actress who'd come too far.
But the prima donna temper tantrum was nothing compared to what was revealed as the face of true evil in the UK.
For more than 50 years there was nobody bigger than Sir Jimmy Saville in Britain. He was radio and television royalty - not only knighted by the Queen, but also receiving a Papal Knighthood from Pope John Paul II.
But since his death in late 2011 hundreds of victims have come forward with allegations of child sex abuse and rape. Police investigating the matter say if proven, Saville will be one of the country's worst ever sex offenders.
From one tragedy to another, a prank phone call that was heard around the world went horrible wrong, and will change radio forever.
2Day FM Hot 30 radio hosts Mel Creig and Michael Christian rang London's King Edward the Seventh hospital pretending to be Prince Charles and the Queen looking for information on Kate, who had been hospitalised with acute morning sickness.
One of the nurses that fell for the prank, Jacintha Saldanha tragically took her own life - leaving her family and the DJs shattered.
But what sold more magazines and left more people stunned than anything else this year was an affair that almost destroyed a billion dollar movie franchise.
Rob Pattison and Kristen Stewart were Hollywood's perfect glamour couple, until Stewart was caught cheating with Rupert Sanders - the director of her film Snow White and the Huntsman.
However the pair, notoriously coy when it comes to their relationship, now appear to have reconciled - appearing in public and showing signs of open affection.
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