Celebrities who will rise and fall in 2012

By Katrina Pederson
[contributor]

A newly single Katy Perry will be the subject of more than a few headlines. SEAN MANENTEE/FLICKR.

2011 was a year filled with bizarre, exciting, and mournful moments.

Charlie Sheen’s trolling and tiger blood was not only laughed about, but marketed  as he toured around cities making a mockery out of himself.

This year, the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s album, Nevermind, and left many reminiscing about the past decade.

John Galliano left Dior due to accusations of making anti-Semitic comments, while Amy Winehouse ultimately lost her battle with alcohol and drug abuse.

Generation Y lost Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs this year.

Although 2011 was exciting and riveting in many ways, many stars leave behind a trail of clues as to what to expect in the year to come.

Some stars will shoot and some will fall.

Shooting Stars of 2012:

Katy Perry: Katy is finally single again! While celebrating New Years apart, Katy Perry asked her husband of 14 months to divorce her due to “irreconcilable differences.” This divorce would be a good reason to place Katy Perry in the falling star category, but with new music coming out and constant No. 1 hits, it wouldn’t be fair. Katy Perry is louder and more successful than ever before and being single again can only bring good things for Katy and for other Hollywood hotties as well.

Ryan Gosling: Canadian hunk Ryan Gosling won our hearts over in 2004s “The Notebook” and has had a very successful and noble rise to fame. Last year, he was in blockbuster hits “Drive”, “The Ides of March”, and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. Recently, tabloids have been exploding with rumours that Gosling is in a relationship with Eva Mendes. The two have apparently been dating since September and with the New Year maybe Ryan will pop with question and elope with Mendes. If Ryan Gosling does marry Mendes in this coming year hopefully it will last as long as Kim Kardashian’s marriage of 72 hours to Kris Humphries, hopefully.

Falling Stars of 2012:

Russell Brand: Without Katy Perry around his arms, Russell Brand is going to be a very lonely man. In the past, Russell Brand was known for alcohol, drug, and sex abuse which he detailed in both his books “My Booky Wook” and “My Booky Wook 2: This Time its Personal”. It’s to be expected that Brand will let loose as soon as the divorce is finalized and hook up with MANY other Hollywood A-listers and maybe even some prostitutes from his past, who knows?
Ashton Kutcher: With rumours (and photos) circulating that Ashton Kutcher cheated on long time wife, Demi Moore, it leaves Kutcher in a bad standing in pop culture along with James, Woods, Weiner, and Schwarzenegger. Ashton took over for Charlie Sheen in Two and Half Men. The television show is a success, while Kutcher’s long locks haven’t been the same.

Kim Kardashian and co.: Media outlets can’t seem to get enough of Kim Kardashian’s famous 72 hour marriage with Kris Humphries. The reality T.V star and family made over $65 million last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but could this year be the end of the Kardashian family? Many are accusing the family fakes and frauds after Kim’s marriage and divorce scandal. Knowing the scrappy family, I doubt it will be the end to their reign, but here’s wishful thinking.

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