Love, death, brawls and break-ups: The top entertainment stories of 2012

Posted at 12/27/12 3:33 AM

For the local entertainment industry -- and the country, as a whole -- 2012 was the year the King of Philippine Comedy Dolphy made his final bows after a long battle with pulmonary disease.

But it was also a year some celebrities suffered heartaches or faced legal battles which stemmed from their controversial comments and actions.

It wasn't all sad news for the showbiz industry, however, as some stars bounced back from personal hurt to find new love.

It was also a year of surprising successes, especially for those who were involved in the hit series "Be Careful With My Heart" and the phenomenal soap "Walang Hanggan."

Here are abs-cbnNEWS.com's most popular entertainment stories of 2012.