Their movies and albums might have held our attention for a moment but the real thing keeping us entertained this year was the personal lives - or rather star-quality scandal- brought to us by our favorite celebs.
For people who thought the rich and famous couldn't get any more outrageous, 2012 came as quite a shock.
Embarrassing moments and celebrity slip-ups might be part of the parcel of fame but this year stars across the Arab world seemed to up the ante on controversy, bringing it to us left, right and center.
From 'porn' videos to naked cover shoots and girl-on-girl action, in 2012 the Arab stars took on their western counterparts to come out on top in the sex-stakes.
And it wasn't just sex causing scandal: this year the stars dabbled in everything from drugs to tattoos. And when it comes real-life criminal cases, the celebrities brought us some corkers.
So brace yourselves to celebrate and slam their jaw-dropping antics with our favorite celeb scandals of 2012!
Share your best bits from 2012's Arab celebrity scandals. Have we missed any out? Don't be shy to add to the list! Who was the most scandalous star for you?