2011 - The Year In MTV News
Beyonce Confirms Pregnancy
It was the news we had all been waiting for when Queen B announced at the 2011 MTV VMAs that she was expecting her first child with hubby Jay-Z.
After being dogged by rumours that her pregnancy was fake after her baby bump seemed to collapse on Australian TV, the Single Ladies hitmaker is expected to give birth to a baby girl later this month. Read more here and here.
Rihanna Bares All On Set Of ‘We Found Love’
Known for her raunchy behaviour, RiRi caused controversy in September this year by going topless on the set of her promo for hit single, We Found Love, in Northern Ireland.
The Bajan babe stripped off and exposed her breasts in farmer Alan Graham’s field, who asked Rihanna to put her clothes back on. Graham later branded RiRi’s striptease as “inappropriate”. Read more here.
Kim Kardashian's Wedding/Divorce Saga
In August this year, it seemed as if socialite Kim Kardashian had finally got her happy ending after marrying basketball ace Kris Humphries in a lavish ceremony in California.
However just 72-days later, Kimmy announced she was divorcing Kris, citing "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending her marriage.
The popular talent show was back with more controversy this year, as new judges Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos joined old-timer Louis Walsh to find the next worldwide star.
N-Dubz singer Tulisa hit the headlines for branding contestant Misha B a bully, wannabe rocker Frankie Cocozza was axed for allegedly taking cocaine and girlband Little Mix became the first group ever to be crowned XF champions - not to mention Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack’s controversial romance with 17-year old One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles!
Adele’s Quest For World Domination
Back in February, Adele stepped out on stage at The BRIT Awards and performed Someone Like You, and it’s safe to say the 23-year old’s life was changed forever.
After ruling the charts and breaking numerous records with her sophomore album 21 - which was become the UK’s biggest-selling album of the 21st Century - Adele received a set back and had to cancel her entire US tour due to throat problems.
The Rolling In The Deep star had suffered a haemorrhage in her vocal chord and had to have throat surgery. We wish Adele a speeding recovery and expect more big things from her in 2012. Read more here and here.