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Scandal, sex tapes and saucy selfies - what a year! Mirror Celeb team pick their favourite stories of 2014
It has been a crazy, exhausting and exhilarating 12 months in the world of celebrity. From the dizzying highs of heavyweight Hollywood weddings, Kimye and the Clooneys, to the devastating lows of the biggest celebrity picture hack we have ever seen.
Here your devoted Mirror Celeb team pick their two absolute favourite stories of the year. From the weird to the wonderful, our reporters bring you the stories which made them laugh, cry and scream with disbelief.
If you agree, tweet us at Mirrorcelebs. Merry Celebmas!
Jess Wilson, showbiz reporter:
Kelly Brook”s bloke and his van of dead badgers
Splash / GettyDavid made it clear he didn”t actually kill the badgers – they were dead before he crashed the van. Nice
When Kelly Brook announced she was seeing a former gladiator called Tornado in January, we were all pretty skeptical. Not only because he wore really short shorts, but also because he was potentially the most vain human being on the planet. Then it emerged he had done some very odd things in his time – like been charged for crashing a van full of dead badgers – and then we knew he was bad news. Sure enough, the on-off pair ended their engagement in November.
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David Beckham and son Cruz get photobombed
SplashThis. Just THIS
We are filled with a warm and fuzzy feeling whenever we see the Beckhams enjoying quality family time together. And when we saw these pictures of David and Cruz Beckham at the game in the summer , we were so happy we almost cried. But what made it even better was the face of the man in front of them. P
Charlotte Wareing, reporter:
Ariana Grande gets smacked in the face by an angel
We tried really, REALLY hard not to laugh when we saw Ariana Grande get smacked in the face by a giant feather wing at the Victoria”s Secret show. But then we saw her face, and it just became impossible. The pint-sized pop star described the whole experience as "awesome", using the hashtag #bangbangintomyface. Amazing.
Benedict Cumberbatch gets engaged – but not to Sansa Stark
WENN, PATwitter mistakes Benedict Cumberbatch”s fiancee Sophie Hunter for Game of Thrones hotty Sophie Turner
We joined the rest of the world in crumbling into a heap of tears and ice cream when it was announced Benedict Cumberbatch was officially off the market. But some fans got a little TOO excited about the news – mistaking his new fiancee Sophie Hunter for Game of Thrones beauty Sophie Turner. They flooded the 18-year-old”s Twitter account with lovely messages, before Sansa Stark politely pointed out that she was not in fact his betrothed. Too funny.
Katy Forrester, reporter:
Solange attacks Jay Z in a lift – while Beyonce looks on calmly – WTF?
Beyonce and Jay Z were considered to be the most perfect power couple in the world – until this.
Following the Met Ball in May footage emerged showing the music mogul being ATTACKED by Solange in a lift.
Beyonce can be seen just standing there while her sister is restrained.
No one knows what really went down in that lift but surely it has to be one of the most scandalous moments of the year?
Justin Bieber goes drag racing, gets arrest and is generally badly behaved
REUTERSPop singer Justin Bieber”s mug in a mug shot
The start of this year saw Justin Bieber go off the rails a tad.
In the very first month he caused damage throwing eggs at a neighbours home, and got arrested on suspicion of drag racing while under the influence.
He admitted to consuming alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
Things didn’t get much better as the year progressed and in September he was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving. We think he can expect goal in his shopping this year!
Rebecca Pocklington, reporter:
Brad Pitt”s awkward interview about Jennifer Aniston
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt from Zach Galifianakis
Asking Brad Pitt about ex Jennifer Aniston has always been a no-go – almost like asking Lauren Goodger to give up fake tan, it just won”t happen – but comedian Zach Galifianakis WENT THERE. The Hangover star had Brad on his show Between Two Ferns, when he proceeded with one of the most awkward interviews in showbiz history. He compared Brad meeting Angelina Jolie, to Rachel (aka Jennifer) meeting Ross in Friends – wow.
Taylor Swift”s horrendous dancing
Seeing Beyonce and Jay Z”s adorable daughter Blue Ivy dancing to her mum during her performance of Flawless at the MTV VMAs almost made us WEEP. Sitting on her dad”s lap and dressed in a cute gold dress, Blue had the moves down better than half of the Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles (and arguably her mum, too).
Later, she was later filmed saying, "good job mummy," as the singer collected her coveted Micheal Jackson Vanguard Award on stage – and our year was made.
Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber”s fight
Pop brat Justin Bieber and handsome actor Orlando Bloom in a bust up. Reportedly over Miranda Kerr. Say what?
But that was just the beginning, for Justin went on to goad Bloom by not only posting a picture of his ex-wife Kerr to his plus-20million Instagram followers, he then shared a shot of the actor looking like he was crying. If that”s not deep, we really don”t know what is. The cheeky post even led to Bieber”s die-hard fans calling him out for taking things a step too far.
Fay Strang, assistant showbiz editor:
Kim Kardashian CROPS daughter North West OUT of latest selfie to fury of fans
We’ve known for a long time that Kim Kardashian is one of the most self-obsessed women on the planet for a long time but this year she really proved it when she cropped her own daughter out of a selfie.
Hilariously, she defended her shameless act saying little Nori had her eyes closed and she was ‘feeling her look’. LOL.
Liam Payne really doesn’t like taking selfies
On the other end of the selfie spectrum is One Direction’s Liam Payne. The poor lad looked well and truly fed up as he posed for picture after picture with fans at an award show in Australia. The vine which emerged of the incident is probably one of the funniest things we’ve seen EVER.
Lucy Buckland, showbiz editor:
#PrayForArg – the missing TOWIE star… who just went to the wrong airport
In our hearts AND our prayers
No story proves the power of the hashtag better. When TOWIE original James Argent sped to the wrong airport minus his phone charger (and presumably half his brain) and then vanished off the face of Essex – Twitter exploded.
Within minutes of his worried family reporting him missing the hashtag #PrayForArg was born, even sparking a police plea for information on the chunky crooner”s whereabouts. Poor Arg was forced to admit his blunder in a series of grovelling tweets.
Lesson – praying over Twitter (sometimes) works.
Tulisa drugs trial collapses
Andrew Parsons / i-ImagesTulisa (after another court hearing in Stratford)
After a devastating year for the disgraced X Factor judge, we can only imagine the sheer relief she felt when her drugs trial fell apart. It was actually etched on her lips. In all seriousness, Tulisa’s righteous yet inspiring speech on the court steps was one of the most satisfying endings to a story this year.
In sensational scenes on the steps of the court, Tulisa blasted the Fake Sheikh for his "deceit" and said for the past 12 months her life had been ruined. But in the weeks after her trial, Tulisa released her documentary (filmed during the worst year of her life), did several magazine interviews and even returned to X Factor. We salute thee savvy Tulisa.