2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

TOP SCANDALS

Scandals: #2 Jackson family fight

Although Michael Jackson died in 2009, the battle over his estate continued through 2012. Michael's siblings Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, Tito and Randy wrote to the executors of Michael's will objecting that the document was fake. (At the heart of their concern was that it named only their mother, Katherine, and Michael's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket.)

The controversy raged through the summer, with an altercation at the family compound that resulted in the police being called and custody of the children temporarily transferred from Katherine to a cousin. As it currently stands, Katherine has shared custody of her grandchildren, and there is little evidence that the document will be overturned.