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James Durbin rang in the new year in the most romantic way possible: the former American Idol finalist married long-time girlfriend Heidi Lowe!

Guests at the ceremony, which took place Saturday in Santa Cruz, California, included other past Idol favorites Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.

"We are so in love and happy that we got to share our special day with our closest family and friends," Lowe and Durbin told People. "This wedding was the perfect way to kick off the New Year. We are looking forward to living happily ever after."

Durbin and Lowe have a two-year old son named Hunter. He served as ring-bearer at the ceremony.

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The First Annual Tournament of THG has come to an end.

We began with 16 top stars in mid-December, with the simple mission of determining our readers' favorite celebrity on THG. Your votes narrowed it down to Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, who waged an epic championship round battle.

Tournament of THG Final

The margin was RAZOR-THIN: Just 50.1 percent for the champion and 49.9 for the runner-up. Could Lovatics carry their girl to victory, or would the Smilers prevail?

Who emerged victorious, after 36,787 votes? Find out after the jump...

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Young stars such as Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber rang in 2012 with terrific live performances last night. Countless others partied.

Amber Portwood crashed on the floor of a jail cell.

According to law enforcement sources, Indiana's Madison County Jail did not do anything to mark NYE. Visiting hours were 7:00-7:30 p.m. Amber had none.

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At least she wasn't alone. Due to overcrowding, Amber has been transferred out of the cell she shared with one other inmate and into a room with several others!

Portwood's prison pals' convictions range from probation violations - which is what's keeping Amber in jail for a month - to dealing a controlled substance. Nice.

The accommodations were less than luxurious. As part of moving into that large room, instead of a bed, she slept on a vinyl mattress on the concrete floor.

This is what happens when you're arrested AND fail to comply with terms of your probation, kids ... onerous tasks such as passing drug tests and obeying laws.

As we look ahead to a new year:

  • Glass half full: Things can only get better in 2012!
  • Glass half empty: Maybe not. We said that a year ago after she spent Christmas in jail in 2010. She and Jenelle Evans often find a way to lower the bar.
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“HELP ME, I’M DYING!” - John Edwards, according to the National Enquirer

Ever since the aforementioned gossip publication correctly reported the former politician's career-ending affair with Rielle Hunter and subsequent love child scandal, they have continued to pursue its aftermath, with questionable accuracy.

The latest angle: Edwards wants to postpone his upcoming federal trial on corruption charges because he had a heart attack and feels he might die!

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“John fell apart in front of a pal after returning from a jog and was afraid he’d die,” says a close source. “His heart began pounding and he was having la­bored breathing."

"He had many symptoms of a major heart attack and fears he will die.”

The former presidential candidate really did file to postpone his January 30 trial because of an “unex­pectedly encountered a medical issue” that will make it “extraordinarily difficult,” allegedly for him to appear in court for his trial.

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It's unofficial, but Selena Gomez may have put on the very first live performance of 2012. At least in the Eastern Time Zone.

Very soon after confetti dropped on top of over one million party-goers in Times Square, this 19-year old sensation took to the stage inside MTV's New York City headquarters and belted out a version of "Love You Like a Love Song." Watch her in action now:

Gomez was far from the only performer to play a fun role on New Year's Eve. She was joined in the same location by her boyfriend, in fact, who is included in the following list of performances from last night:

Happy 2012 to all!

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Demi Lovato pulled double duty for MTV last night.

The artist, who had one of the best years of any celebrity, according to THG readers, hosted that network's New Year's Eve celebration alongside Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey. She also performed her latest single, "Give Your Heart A Break," in front of a raucous crowd. Watch and listen below:

Lovato joined a slew of other singers across the country last night, all of whom helped ring in 2012 on stages situated in Hollywood, Las Vegas and New York City.

Nicki Minaj, for example, danced around to the hit "Turn Me On" as part of Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Rockin' Eve special.

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A handful of the most successful artists alive helped America ring in 2012 last night.

As previously reported/posted, Lady Gaga rocked out in her native New York City, while Justin Bieber also took to Times Square for a duet with Carlos Santana and an original take on The Beatles.

Across the country, meanwhile, Nicki Minaj made her talented presence felt. The singer helped Dick Clark celebrate 40 editions of his annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special via a fun performance of "Turn Me On." Check it out now.

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The biggest artists performed live on one of the biggest stages possible last night.

To ring in the new year from Times Square, in front of over one million live revelers, Lady Gaga performed a medley of hits "Heavy Metal Lover,” “Marry the Night” and “Born This Way.

Justin Bieber, meanwhile, left his own mark on the end of 2011, taking to a stage in the middle of the audience and covering a Beatles classic along with guitarist Carlos Santana. Listen to their version of "Let It Be" now:

But Bieber wasn't done. The artist teamed with Jaden Smith and Tweeted a special gift to followers: this video of him and his hip hopping pal coming together for a track they simply refer to as "Happy New Year."

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LeBron James has made no secret of his admiration for Michael Jordan.

But we didn't realize just how badly The King wanted to be like His Airness. Until now: a few days after Jordon proposed to Yvette Prieto, the Heart superstar did the same to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart and the mother of his two children.

Savannah Brinson with LeBron James

The proposal took place at a New Year’s Eve party at Shelborne South Beach’s SL Nightclub in Miami, sources confirm, a day after James turned 27 years old.

“Congrats to LeBron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys,” Miami Heat owner Micky Arison Tweeted last night.

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For native New Yorker Lady Gaga, it was a dream come true.

The singer performed live in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, treating Little Monsters to a medley of “Heavy Metal Lover,” “Marry the Night” and “Born This Way.”

She began the routine in a costume that looked like a cross between Jabba the Hutt, a giant squid and a sequined Pac-Man. Your guess is as good as ours really.

Soon enough, she changed to a (relatively, for Gaga) normal black body suit, Catwoman mask and globe-structure thing. Watch her NYE performance below:

Gaga later helped NYC Mayor Bloomberg push the button to drop the Times Square ball after changing into a sparkly Versace number. What a way to start 2012!

Always emotional but rarely like this, she got a little choked up talking to Ryan Seacrest about the whole thing. Check out her brief interview after the jump:

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