The 12 Most Exciting Stars of 2012

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The last 365 days have served up, roughly, 365 stars in every imaginable arena -- from film to fashion to television to music -- making it almost impossible to select a dozen standout bold-faced names who 2012 would've suffered without.

But we endured; weeding through everyone already pushing their 15 minutes (yes, we're looking at you, Psy) to find 12 true talents whose names will be making waves long after the ball drops on December 31!