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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Lady Gaga( Getty Images / November 7, 2011 )
When a teen at Perry Hall High School took a bullet in a shooting on the first day of school, the legions who wanted to bring him cheer as he recovered launched a grass-roots effort to bring his favorite star to his bedside. Alas, though Daniel Borowy reportedly got a little something in the mail from Gaga's camp, he had to settle for a visit from the somewhat less provocative U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.