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15 People Who Got Their 15 Minutes

See who got their moment to shine in 2012!

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    Actress Angelina Jolie's leg started an internet meme called Jolie-ing. The right leg was as even superimposed onto great artworks and tweeted around the internet this year.

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    Uggie the Jack Russell Terrier famous for for stealing every scene in "The Artist."

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    Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin had her 15 minutes in the spotlight this year when she was spotted with Justin Bieber going to ‘The Lion King.’

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    Rupert Sanders, director of "Snow White and the Huntsman" had an affair this year with the lead female role of the movie, Kristen Stewart.

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    US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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    Patricia "Tan Mom" Krentcil turned into an internet sensation after she was arrested for allegedly putting her child in a tanning bed.

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    The "Linsanity" hype started when US basketball star Jeremy Lin scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

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    Oscar Pistorius of South Africa won gold in the men's 400m T44 final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is now the world record holder for T44.

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    Big Apple Pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer is now the infamous bear hugger of President Obama.

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    11 time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte was thrown into the spotlight during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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    Conor Kennedy is most likely known for dating Taylor Swift earlier this year and then getting dumped by the singer later this year.

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    Alana Thompson 'Honey Boo Boo' became a realty star this year with her show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" which features the child beauty pageant participant.

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    US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney got his 15 minutes of fame during the 2012 elections.

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    Model Karrueche Tran became famous this year when she started dating singer Chris Brown.

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    Psy's one hit wonder music video "Gangnam Style" became viral practically overnight and the singer has been performing concerts and even on SNL in the US this year.

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