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Who Were Hollywood's Winners & Losers in 2012?

December 21, 2012

Some Hollywood celebs soared to new heights in 2012, while others sank to embarrassing lows. We've compiled our own list of last year's winners and losers!

One of 2012's biggest winners -- Britney Spears. The pop princess star earned about $58 million according to Forbes magazine, mainly from her platinum album Femme Fatale and her decision to join FOX's music competition show The X Factor.

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Topping our losers list was another pop star -- Madonna! Her rude rants at a smoker during a performance got a big thumbs-down from us. Hidden under a hooded jacket at an outdoor arena in Chile, Madge threatened to cancel the show if the smoking fan did not comply.

Another winner was the year's female heroine on the rise -- Jennifer Lawrence! The Hunger Games star also appeared in the Oscar-buzzed Silver Lining's Playbook, in which the 22-year-old actress also proves her comedy acting chops.

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On the losing side, Lindsay Lohan. The Liz & Dick star encountered money woes -- from back taxes to reported big loans -- putting Lindsay in danger of tumbling off her own "fiscal cliff."

Another big winner -- British boy band sensation One Direction! Jonas Brothers who? This new Direction infection moved across the pond to take over pop radio and win over the United States with two No. 1 albums in just eight months!

Watch the video for more on who was up and who was down in 2012!

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