-- intro: 2014 was a huge year for stars. Some got married (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, George and Amal Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), others became first-time parents (Kelly Clarkson, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde) and some stars had huge breakout years (hello, Ariana Grande!). So, what can we expect from 2015? Here are a few educated guesses.
quicklist: 1 title: Engaged? Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone text: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone first met in 2010, when they filmed "The Amazing Spider-Man" together, but it wasn't until the next year that the two were linked romantically. Since then, it's been reported that the two have moved in together and adopted a dog, Ren. So, is marriage the next step for the ultra-private couple? It certainly doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.
"He’s obviously one of the greatest actors I think we have alive today, and he’s also just a remarkable human being, so I love him very much," Stone gushed of her beau on "Good Morning America" earlier this year. He echoed her sentiments: "I will write a book one day about how I feel about every aspect of Emily Stone," he said. "Everyone who works with her, everyone who brushes shoulders with her or even makes eye contact with her gets a shot of sunshine."
quicklist: 2 title: Engaged? Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder text: This past summer, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder were spotted laughing with each other as they were out and about in L.A., and before long, it was confirmed that they were dating. Since then, their relationship has moved quickly, with the two already adopting a horse and a cat together.
So is an engagement next? It certainly seems like it. "I couldn’t be happier if I tried," he gushed earlier this year to E!. media: 27514733
quicklist: 3 title: New Parents! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds text: Two years after Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot, the former "Gossip Girl" star announced that she was expecting their first child. "I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me," she told Us Weekly this past October. "So it’s just the excitement of that finally being here." media: 27513406
quicklist: 4 title: New Parents! Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher text: In September, Carrie Underwood announced that she and her hockey player husband were expecting a baby. Then, during her hosting stint at the Country Music Association Awards in October, her co-host, Brad Paisley, let the news slip that she was pregnant with a boy. “What are you doing?!” Underwood exclaimed, to the crowd’s applause. “What is wrong with you?!… Well, you kept that a secret for a whole two minutes.” media: 27514682
quicklist: 5 title: Baby On the Way! Duchess Kate and Prince William text: Duchess Kate and Prince William had an exciting announcement to make this past September: 1-year-old Prince George is going to be a big brother! (One month later, the palace confirmed that the baby would be born in April 2015.) Since her announcement, the Duchess of Cambridge, who battled acute morning sickness at the beginning of her pregnancy, has been out and about, even traveling to New York City for a few days in December. media: 27514600
quicklist: 6 title: Married? Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux text: It's been more than two years since Jennifer Aniston accepted Justin Theroux's marriage proposal, and while the two aren't in a big rush to tie the knot, it wouldn't be surprising to see it happen next year. "We have hot feet," Theroux admitted last summer, "but we're not going to let you guys know [when the big day is]!" media: 27514864
quicklist: 7 title: Married? Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter text: This past November, Benedict Cumberbatch and actress Sophie Hunter announced their engagement in a column of The Times of London. "It's what I would have done if I wasn't sort of famous," he explained to People magazine. "It's what we do. It's a kind of traditional thing to do." Theirs might not be a very long engagement -- after all, they were friends well before they were romantically linked! media: 27515000
quicklist: 8 title: Star to Watch: Iggy Azalea text: In May, Iggy Azalea's first big hit, "Fancy," was released and quickly reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. She capped off the year by winning her first big award at the American Music Awards in November. It seems she may have an even better 2015, as she was nominated for four Grammys. media: 27514950
quicklist: 9 title: Star to Watch: Meghan Trainor text: Meghan Trainor, whose song "All About That Bass" became a mega-hit after its June release, had a pretty stellar 2014, racking up three Grammy nominations and performing at the CMAs alongside Miranda Lambert. Next year is already shaping out to be even bigger, with 20-year-old pop star ready to drop her album, "Title," in January and her first-ever headlining tour, scheduled to start the month after. media: 27514782
quicklist: 10 title: Hot Movie: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" text: 2015 marks the end of an era: The last installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise will hit theaters in November. "We had like a wrap party the night we finished and that was great to let it lose on the last time together after all the filming," Josh Hutcherson told HitFix of his last day on set. "I don't want to be melancholy, but it was kind of a sad ending to it all. We weren't ready for it to be finished yet." Neither are fans. media: 27514327
quicklist: 11 title: Hot Movie: "Star Wars: Episode VII" text: In December, "Star Wars: Episode VII," a film very much cloaked in mystery, will hit theaters. So what do we know? The film is set about 30 years after "Return of the Jedi," and will feature plenty of new faces, including those of Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o, as well as some familiar ones (Carrie Fisher! Mark Hamill!). As for the rest, we'll have to wait and see. media: 27514328