2013: The year in entertainment

Updated 5:44 PM ET, Thu December 19, 2013
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Oh 2013, you were something else. Let's take a, look back at the year in pop culture, which gave us such amazing moments as this one of Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus performing onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in August 2013... Andrew H. Walker/WireImage/Getty Images
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wowed so much as hosts of the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January that they snagged the gig for the next few years. Paul Drinkwater/Getty Images
After Star Spangled Banner-gate, Beyonce made them bow down during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in New Orleans in February. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Even though she kicked off the year by winning an Oscar for "Les Miz" in February, outside of the Academy there was still much scorn for Anne Hathaway simply for being Anne Hathaway it seemed. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
In March, Selena Gomez, left, shed her wholesome child star image in Harmony Korine's sex, drugs and James Franco-filled "Spring Breakers" with fellow bad girls Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. Annapurna Pictures
In April, Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were arrested in Atlanta after they were pulled over for suspected drunken driving. An indignant Witherspoon asked cops the now-infamous line: "Do you know my name?" Atlanta Dept. of Corrections
Repeat offender Lindsay Lohan appeared in court several times in 2013, including this time pictured in March, but in May the troubled actress entered rehab and it actually seems to be working. Reed Saxon - Pool/Getty Images
Kanye West and a very pregnant Kim Kardashian made quite the statement at the Costume Institute Gala in New York in May. But the birth of their daughter North and their subsequent engagement kept folks talking. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
In June, Kanye West declared himself "Yeezus" with the release of his sixth studio album, and embarked on a media blitz in which he just couldn't resist courting controversy. Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images
"The Red Wedding" episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in June sent a collective gasp through the audience. Helen Sloan
In July, "Orange is the New Black" further cemented Netflix's reputation for amazing original programing. And it kept plenty of folks awake at night bingeing. Netflix
A tornado of sharks that terrorize land dwellers may sound like a ridiculous concept for a movie. OK, it definitely is, but viewers ate it up in July enough to spawn a forthcoming sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One." syfy/imdb
Robin Thicke owned the summer of 2013 with the July release of his hit album "Blurred Lines." The single was -- and still is -- inescapable. Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Fans learned that MTV's "The Hills" was even more staged than first thought. The network released a video in August of an alternate ending to the reality series. Here, Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port attend MTV's "The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending" finale event held in Hollywood in July 2010. John Shearer/Getty Images
Amid clamor from fans, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Lance Bass of 'N Sync briefly reunited in August to perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Rick Diamond/Getty Images
One word for you: "Batfleck." The August announcement that Ben Affleck would take on the role of Batman in an upcoming film was not well received - to say the least. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
"Breaking Bad," b***h! The series ended in September, Twitter went nuts, and people STILL can't stop talking about it. Frank Ockenfels/AMC
In October a jury determined that AEG Live was not liable in the death of pp superstar Michael Jackson and did not have to pay compensation to the Jackson family. Robert Gauthier/Getty Images
Don't forget about the "October Surprise" of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting kerfuffle. Charlie Hunnam was named Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the steamy book trilogy, nixed after the Internet erupted and was finally replaced by model Jamie Dornan. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Later that month, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas, also known as the pop group the Jonas Brothers, broke up over creative differences. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Poor Justin Bieber. Starting with the New Year's Day death of a paparazzo photographing the singer's car to his troubled trek through South America , the kid's had a really rough year. FameFlynet, Inc
Poor Amanda Bynes. She acted up, acted out, ended up in court and then in treatment. She is on the mend now, but we will always have those tweets. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
In December, Beyonce managed to drop a "visual album" with 17 songs and 19 music videos without fans knowing it was coming. The world quickly lost its collective mind. columbia records
Jennifer Lawrence (seen here with "Sliver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle" co-star Bradley Cooper) couldn't have been more popular in 2013 as both the star of "The Hunger Games" films and the coolest person on the planet. Christopher Polk/Getty Images
But Chris Brown has had a tougher go of 2013. In addition to his court-ordered rehab (which he was kicked out of, and could still spell jail time for the singer in 2014), Brown just had his probation revoked from an October arrest in Washington. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images