Ironically, the kids seemed more distraught over losing the show than their parents' impending divorce.
"They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, 'Where's the camera crew? Where's the camera crew? We miss them.' And I said, 'Our show is over.' ...Eight sobbing kids driving home from school," Kate Gosselin told ABC News' Barbara Walters.
The most touching moment of Michael Jackson's lavish star-studded memorial service came at the end. Jackson's 11-year-old daughter, Paris, took the microphone in an emotionally charged moment that was captured live during the July memorial and beamed around the world.
"I just wanted to say, ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," said Paris, flanked by her aunts Janet and LaToya and uncles Jermaine and Randy and grandmother Katherine.
"And I just wanted to say I love him so much," Paris said before she clenched her eyes tightly shut, burst into tears and threw herself into Aunt Janet's arms.
What made Paris' remarks even more memorable was that she had never before spoken in public and had rarely been seen without her face covered. With her simple words, Paris conveyed that Jackson, even with a stellar career marred by scandal and charges of child abuse, was simply "Daddy" to her.
Adam Lambert's live provocative performance at the "American Music Awards" touched off a firestorm in November.
Promising before the show to break new ground, the openly gay rocker rode on the backs of his leashed male dancers, brought another male dancer's face to his crotch and made out with his apparently straight male keyboardist Tommy Joe Ratliff.
ABC, which aired the AMAs, said it received 1,500 complaints, most of which the network termed "moderate," but enough that producers decided to edit out the crotch shot when the show re-aired on the West Coast.
Two days after the show aired, "Good Morning America" cancelled Lambert's scheduled appearance. "Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning," according to a statement from ABC.
The "American Idol" runner-up refused to apologize for his performance.
"I don't feel I owe anyone an apology for anything," he told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. "I performed, it was late night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It's just the fact that I'm me and it's a little different for people. It's really not that big of a deal."
Tiger Woods learned the hard way: be careful what you leave on voice mail.
His voice mail to cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs broke open one of the biggest celebrity sex scandals and could cost the golfer his multimillion-dollar endorsement deals and his marriage to wife Elin Nordegren.
Earlier this month, Us Weekly released a voice mail recording provided by Grubbs that she said Woods left on her phone three days before he mysteriously crashed his SUV outside his Florida home. On the recording, a man Grubbs said was Woods asked her to remove her name from her outgoing voice mail message because his wife found his phone and might try to contact her.