2012 Baltimore celebrity news [Pictures]
What a year, when one of the most-talked-about humans on the planet just happens to be a Baltimorean. Michael Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympian of all time and the world's least AARP-y retiree, kept Baltimore's name in lights throughout 2012. But he had help from Maryland's other native sons and daughters -- from Stacy Keibler's romancing a Hollywood A-lister to John Waters' delightful Interstate adventure. In 2012, Baltimore had the paparazzi charging their batteries.
-- Jill Rosen, Baltimore Insider blog, @BaltInsider on Twitter
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Torrey Smith( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo / September 23, 2012 )
A Patriots big-mouth loosed a bloodthirsty e-mob when she dropped a tweet aimed at the Ravens receiver after he helped beat New England. "Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your wi--- ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?" wrote Johns Hopkins School of Medicine employee Katie Moody, not even a full day after Smith's younger brother, Tevin Jones, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Online warriors, in Baltimore and nationally, demanded Moody's head. They got an apology -- and a lesson in the line between electronic and frontier justice.