Best (And Worst!) of 2012

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  • Don Cornelius, Best of 2012
  • Octavia Spencer, Best of 2012
  • Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Best of 2012
  • Tamera Mowry, Best of 2012
  • Donald Trump
  • President Barack Obama, Best of 2012
  • Lindsay Lohan, Best of 2012
  • Nicole Kidman, Best of 2012
  • Katt Williams, Best of 2012
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  • Beyonce, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Best of 2012
  • Usher, Best of 2012
  • Frank Ocean, Best of 2012
  • Katherine Jackson, Best of 2012
  • Think Like a Man, Best of 2012
  • Stacey Dash, Best of 2012
  • Viola Davis, Best of 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy, Best of 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy, Best of 2012
  • Whitney Houston, Best of 2012
  • Audra McDonald, Best of 2012

Worst: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Brawl During American Idol Auditions

Was it genuine beef or an elaborate publicity stunt? Either way, nobody was a winner in the fight between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. The altercation, which occured during auditions and was "caught" on camera, went viral fast, and while it may help in Idol's ratings, it made many cynical about the credibility of the show.

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