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Originally posted 11/03/2012 05:10PM
What a year!
While the nation moved through an economically challenging election year, Hollywood kept things interesting by focusing on everything from engagements and divorces to babies and bikinis.
Here, in descending order of popularity, were the biggest PEOPLE.com news stories of 2012.
Originally posted 12/12/2012 08:00AM
Everyone loves a wedding ... and Google has the data to prove it!
According to the Google Zeitgeist – an in-depth look at the stories, people and topics searched for in 2012 – PEOPLE brought you the top three searched for weddings in the United States.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding took top honors as the most searched wedding of the year. Could it have been Biel's pink wedding dress? Or the couple's fun wedding photos?
Originally posted 12/07/2012 12:05PM
However, "it turned out better than I could have ever imagined," the actress says of her Giambattista Valli creation
Originally posted 12/06/2012 08:00AM
Perks of married life continue to come easy for Jessica Biel.
After recently telling Ellen DeGeneres that the "most wonderful thing" about being Justin Timberlake's wife is getting to call him her "husband," the Hitchcock star, 30, tells Elle magazine in its January issue that she simply appreciates "having someone ... to share the ups and downs [of life] with [and] have adventures with."
What kind of adventures? Biel likes having "someone to go swimming naked with – that kind of thing," she says.
Originally posted 11/30/2012 06:30PM
It's all about the little things for newlywed Jessica Biel.
The Hitchcock star, 30, who tied the knot last month, says a huge perk of being married to Justin Timberlake is getting to use a certain seven-letter word.
"It's weird because it feels like almost nothing has changed, yet something that you can't really describe, or something that isn't tangible has changed," Biel says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Monday. "The weirdest and kind of most wonderful thing is that word. That's my husband."
Originally posted 11/23/2012 07:00PM
The Hitchcock actress dishes on her new film's constricting costumes
Originally posted 11/11/2012 01:00PM
Having recently returned from their honeymoon, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel got to work Saturday, assisting victims of Superstorm Sandy in Queens.
The newlyweds, along with Timberlake's pal, producer Timbaland, spent three and a half hours handing out relief backpacks and blankets in Far Rockaway. The neighborhood was heavily damaged by floodwaters and many in the community are still without heat and electricity two weeks after the storm.
Originally posted 11/10/2012 12:00PM
Fresh off her African honeymoon with husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel stopped by New York City's Little Cupcake Bakeshop on Friday around 3:30 p.m. to meet with two pals for some socializing and sweet treats.
Dressed casually in black with her hair half up, the Hitchcock actress, 30, glowed and updated her friends on married life.
"She looked so happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was thoroughly enjoying her one-on-one time with her friends. There was laughing and lots of chit-chat. At one point during the conversation, she showed off her wedding ring to her friends. The friends looked in awe and held her hand to take a closer look."
Originally posted 11/06/2012 02:45PM
Jessica Biel knows how to go stealth.
The actress, 30, and her new husband Justin Timberlake, 31, recently pulled off their top-secret nuptials in Puglia, Italy, on Oct. 19. And the newlyweds employed the same hush-hush strategy for their honeymoon.
“None of us know where they went," says Biel's close friend and former 7th Heaven costar Beverley Mitchell, who attended the wedding along with her husband Michael Cameron. "She keeps a really good secret!"
Originally posted 11/06/2012 12:50PM
Scarlett Johansson is a scream as Psycho star Janet Leigh in her new film, Hitchcock, which tells the story of the making of the classic horror movie in 1959.
Filming Pyscho's iconic shower scene had its challenges, Johansson 27, tells V magazine in a new interview.
"We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet," she says. "They were concerned with modesty and all these things – but I don't care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either.
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