Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
The holidays are a time to celebrate goodwill for all human kind. And that’s cool and all, but that stuff gets sort of old after a while. So now let’s take a minute and take a look at all famous folks who didn’t get the peace and harmony memo! We’ve assembled our list of the top 20 most brutal celebrity beat-downs of 2012. Join us in a chant of “Fight fight fight!” and check it out!
20. Rita Ora vs. Rob Kardashian: Rita Whora’s Revenge
Rob Kardashian didn’t handle his heartbreak all that great following his split with Rita Ora. Instead of posting passive aggressive Facebook statuses like the rest of us, he went on an all-out Twitter assault against his former flame, claiming that she cheated on him with 20 dudes, and coining the obvious pun, “Rita Whora,” which became a trending topic soon after. #Revenge? #SmallVictories
Stitches required: Just 1 for Rob’s broken heart.
Oh, Rob Kardashian. Had you done what Rita Ora is doing right now. That is, have a sit-down with a fabulous magazine and have a calm chat about the break-up, rather than going on a Twitter rant and then deleting it. Rita’s sounding way more classy here, as she talks to Glamour U.K. about what went wrong between the two. “I’m not going out with Rob. We were close for a while, but it didn’t work because I was never there. I was like a ghost. I used to get so frustrated with myself and then wonder why I was angry, so I decided it was best to keep it friendly — especially at the moment, when there’s so much going on,” she explains, as we totally feel her. Here that sound? That’s the sound of Rob slowly deflating as Rita comes up trumps. She takes it one step furthur, making us want to hug her, by adding, “In 22 years, there’s been nothing. I have had young fascinations but never love. I think it’s my only weakness. I’m scared of letting my guard down, and if I feel in love with someone now, he’d have to try ten times harder to break it down.” Hey, Rita. If it doesn’t work out in the entertainment world, P.R could use a new guru and we think that could be you!
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Oh, Rob Kardashian, we feel your pain…or rather, we felt your pain until you went ahead and put it on Twitter. After recently breaking up with lady friend Rita Ora, Rob allegedly took to Twitter to let the world know how badly the “Hot Right Now” singer done him dirt. “She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!,” Kardashian ranted in the now deleted posts. “I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time whle trying to start a career.” The semi-imaginative insult “Rita Whora” is now trending across the Twitterscape, and yet somehow, defying all logic, Rob Kardashian manages to come across like the bigger jerk. Proving once again that nothing is impossible with the power of the Internet!
Now, we’re not saying we would want to get cheated on with 20 guys either; our boyfriend would have so much explaining to do. Clearly Rob has every right to hate her beautiful guts, but there is literally no reason to tweet about your famous ex’s infidelities other than inciting total strangers to hate her on the Internet. And just on the Internet if she’s lucky! Remember those whack jobs who sent death threats after the recent Chris Brown Twitter debacle? Everyone knows that people on the Internet be cray!
Those rumors of Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora dating were never really confirmed. Especially since Rob was spotted on a go-karting date with Rihanna when those rumors were at their peak. And they went to the Playboy club as well. Cough cough. And around the same time, Rita was spotted with the very toff-sounding Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule of the British hip-hop pair Rizzle Kicks. So we thought that this was just a passing affection for both Rita and Rob since they were spending time with other people. But that was two months ago and the whole Rihanna-Chris Brown business started so we knew that Rob and Ri-Ri were a no-go. And that Rob and Rita definitely are a go-go! How do we know this? Because they’ve taken their romance public with Rob tweeting the picture you see above, with a simple message that read, “Boo.” Aren’t they the cutest? Another tweet soon followed, with the photograph you see below, attached, saying, “Moms” which looks like something out of Reality Bites. Young love, sigh.
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The hot sun, the warm sand, the intoxicating scent of bug spray: yes, the summer time is prime time for hook-ups, both celebrity and original flavor. From the clam-chowder-and-madras-plaid love of Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, to the surprise engagement of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (their wedding is going to be designed by Hot Topic, right?), check out our favorite hook-ups from summer 2012, and wish you hadn’t spent the last three months inside on your computer:
Note to Rob Kardashian. It isn’t a good idea to mess around with people when cops are around. The young K-Dash brother was hanging out in Miami over the weekend when he noticed a paparazzo clicking photographs of him and his group of friends on Sunday morning. He thought it would be funny to run — which obviously looks menacing — towards the photographer to give him a fright. Now this is the truly hilarious part: the paparazzo ran away …. screaming for help. The image has us cracking up. Sadly, the cops didn’t find it as funny.
TMZ has the story and the video explaining what went down. When Rob tried to explain to the scared pap that it was all a joke, after following him into a smoke shop, the police were already gunning for him. They saw the whole incident and actually handcuffed Rob and put him in the back of a police car for questioning. He was eventually released after explaining everything, but it’s got to have been a pretty weird, embarrassing situation. Bet the photographer’s laughing now!
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Congratulations to J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff who took home the mirror-ball trophy in last night’s finale of Dancing With the Stars. The duo beat out Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake for the prize, and J.R. isn’t planning to let go of it anytime soon. He told E!, “I joked about gluing it on the hood of my car and just driving around L.A. Or be like rappers and make a chain out of it and just wear it around! I’m going to cherish this thing every single day!”
It’s also a love fest between the three finalists, so don’t expect an sore loser comments. After the show, Ricki said, “I was the last girl standing! I really kicked ass tonight with my tango. I’m really proud. I’m very happy for J.R. and Karina. They were so very deserving, and Rob and Cheryl were amazing, so third is good in my book!” Continuing the feel-good sentiment was Rob, who added, “I really did put it all out there. It was up to the fans, and J.R. deserved to win. I’m super happy, and I learned so much about myself.”
So, now that it’s all over, we wanted to ask you whether you think the correct person won. Let us know in the poll below.
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On the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashains Kris Humphries was shocked -shocked!- to learn that his fiancee Kim Kardashian had already been been married once before. Which is weird because he could have learned this by doing a ten-second scan of his wife-to-be’s Wikipedia page. Yes, despite all the hype around Kim’s “big day”, people seem to forget that this ain’t her first trip down the aisle. In 2000 she tied the knot with record producer Damon Thomas, which ended in divorce four years later. But apparently no one told Kris about this until after the couple were already engaged. One of Kim’s relatives evidently let it slip during a Kardashian family vacation in Bora Bora.
“You were really married? You guys are serious?” gasped a visibly shaken Humphries as they sat around the fancy dinner table. The fellow Kardashian men tried to cheer him up, with some attempts more successful than others. “Kim wasn’t really married,” Rob Kardashian offered confusingly, while Scott Disick lived up to his mega-douche title by saying, “You really thought that you were going to the first?” Charming. Kris was pretty bummed out, moaning “I didn’t see that coming, that hit me like a ton of bricks. What else will Kim break to me?” But as we all know now, he got over it and the two lived happily ever after in the land of Donk.
What we wanna know is, how did this not come up before? Come on guys, communication is key to any relationship. Maybe the K-Kult were keeping the factoid hidden until they could spring it on him while the cameras were rolling. Ratings are ratings, y’all. But seriously, we thought that knowledge of Kim’s previous marriage was just kinda…out there. So we’re not sure who to be mad at in this sitch. Let this be a lesson to couples everywhere: always remember to Google your significant other before you pop the question.
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No offense, but why would Playgirl ask Rob Kardashian to pose for them? We’re flummoxed! Scratch that… why would Playgirl ask Rob to pose nekkid for them? We were hoping this was just a rumor but a rep for the magazine, Daniel Nardicio has confirmed the news, saying they’re willing to pay him $45,000 to strip off. Nardicio explained, “While most people assumed we’d be interested in Scott,Â my interest actually lies in the adorable Rob Kardashian.Â Rob is a perfect example of the classicÂ Playgirl model, and we’d be proud to have him join the ranks of other quasi celebs to strip forÂ Playgirl.”
We love the use of the term “quasi celeb” (hello, Levi Johsnton) but we’re not sure if he qualifies for that even. He’s kind of non-famous by association, showing up with the Kardashian sisters on red carpets once in a while. Right? How does that even qualify as “celeb”?
Playgirl‘s totally hellbent on getting him to pose and are even willing to invest in the buffing of his bod. Nardicio said, “I’d bring him to NYC to work with my trainer for a few weeks though, as he looks like he could use a few weeks prep before the shoot.Â If he can get wood, I’ll add another 15 thou!” Nice backhanded compliment, hah. You’re basically saying, we need to get him in shape because he’s not photograph-worthy yet, and we need to chill with airbrushing.
But considering they’re willing to fork out $60,000, do you think Rob will bite?