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The 10 Most Viral Entertainment Stories In 2014

The year 2014 in entertainment might be remembered as the year Kim Kardashian tried (and at times, succeeded) to break the Internet. Or maybe as the year Beyoncé watched her sister Solange high-kick Jay Z in an elevator. It was also the year Lupita Nyong'o moved everyone to tears at the Oscars. And the year Laverne Cox made history as the first transgender woman nominated for an Emmy.

But in a surprise, none of those headline-making stories made it onto this list.

The top 10 list of viral stories depicts the stories you, our readers, engaged with the most this year. The stories you not only read but then shared with your friends, Liked on Facebook, tweeted and commented on. Ahead, a look back at the high and low moments that made the biggest impact on 2014.

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    <br><br><strong>Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Actor Dies At 46 In New York Apartment</strong>
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<em>Philip Seymour Hoff
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Actor Dies At 46 In New York Apartment

    Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday (Feb. 2). The 46-year-old actor's cause of death has yet to be determined but the New York Police Department is investigating and a law-enforcement official confirmed to WSJ that the Academy Award-winning actor died in his 35 Bethune St., West Village home.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Divorces Her Husband, Starts Dating Poussey</strong>
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<em>In what is
    Instagram


    'Orange Is The New Black' Writer Divorces Her Husband, Starts Dating Poussey

    In what is arguably the greatest love story of our time, or at least this week in particular, "Orange Is The New Black" writer Lauren Morelli has broken up with her husband and since begun dating Samira Wiley, the actress who plays Poussey on the show.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Jessica Simpson Stuns In A Little Black Swimsuit</strong>
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<em>Who needs a little black dress when yo
    Evan Agostini/Invision/AP


    Jessica Simpson Stuns In A Little Black Swimsuit

    Who needs a little black dress when you look this good in a little black swimsuit? Jessica Simpson looked stunning in a plunging, belted black swimsuit as she posed with a bikini-clad pal. She topped off the summery look with a trendy flower crown and a pair of camel wedges

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Guy's 'Wheel Of Fortune' Lucky Guess Is Absolutely Incredible</strong>
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<em>It's a thing, and it's th
    "Wheel of Fortune"


    Guy's 'Wheel Of Fortune' Lucky Guess Is Absolutely Incredible

    It's a thing, and it's three words: three letters, four letters and five letters. The first two letters are "NE." Go ahead. Come up with a guess -- make it a good one -- and then watch this video and see if you can pull off what a contestant named Emil did on the episode of "Wheel of Fortune" that aired Wednesday night.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Looks Just Like Her In Precious Instagram Photo</strong>
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<em>This. is
    John Shearer/Invision/AP


    Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Looks Just Like Her In Precious Instagram Photo

    This. is. too. cute! Looks like Jennifer Lopez's daughter Emme enjoys raiding her mommy's closet. Just hours after the 45-year-old mother of two shared a selfie on Instagram Tuesday ... her 5-year-old daughter Emme took a cue from mom and snapped a photo of herself in the same aviator shades and fur coat.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Selena Gomez Wears The Shortest Shorts Maybe Ever</strong>
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<em>Selena Gomez broke out the short shor
    Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP


    Selena Gomez Wears The Shortest Shorts Maybe Ever

    Selena Gomez broke out the short shorts in sunny California on Thursday, July 31. The 22-year-old was photographed in Los Angeles wearing teeny, shredded denim cutoffs, a flannel shirt, ankle booties and sunglasses. She was on her way to a meeting, according to the photo agency that obtained the snapshots.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Miley Cyrus Wears Pasties Instead Of A Shirt, Continues Being Shocking</strong>
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<em>If you still hav
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP


    Miley Cyrus Wears Pasties Instead Of A Shirt, Continues Being Shocking

    If you still have the energy in your weary bones to be shocked by Miley Cyrus prepare to be rattled once more. Saturday night, September 6, whilst you dreamed sweetly in your bed, Miley Cyrus was wearing pasties to the Alexander Wang's after party. Also, twerking.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>What Really Happened To Steve From 'Blue's Clues'?</strong>
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<em>Do you remember Steve Burns? In 1996
    Nickelodeon


    What Really Happened To Steve From 'Blue's Clues'?

    Do you remember Steve Burns? In 1996, Nickelodeon introduced us to “Blue’s Clues," and kid's TV would never be the same. The show featured an affable, oblivious host talking to household items like salt shakers with French accents while deducing what his blue dog was trying to say to him through cryptic paw print clues.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photos Leak Online, Other Celebs Targeted</strong>
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<em>A 4chan user claims
    Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP


    Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photos Leak Online, Other Celebs Targeted

    A 4chan user claims to have released nude photos of several female celebrities in a major hacking. The hacker said that he or she leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and a host of other stars. A rep for J.Law confirmed that the images, allegedly stolen from her iCloud account, are real.

    Full story here.
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    <br><br><strong>Robin Williams Dead: Beloved Actor Dies In Apparent Suicide</strong>
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<em>Beloved actor Robin William
    AP


    Robin Williams Dead: Beloved Actor Dies In Apparent Suicide

    Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported. He was 63. The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression and spent time in rehab as recently as July.

    Full story here.
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