HuffPost Celeb are turning back the clock and revisiting all of the big moments of 2012 in our Celeb Review Of The Year, and today it's time to remember what happened in September.

Action in celebville included the begining of some serious drama for Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton, Chris Brown causing an outcry with his new tattoo, baby joy for a Take That star, and a scorned 'X Factor' judge making her return to the show, plus much, much more besides. Click through our full review below...


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  • Alex Reid was arrested at his and Chantelle's home following a 'disturbance'. Then just days later Chantelle announced on Twitter that the couple has split... But things didn't end there.

  • We already knew that One Direction fever had gripped America, but it was confirmed when the lads stormed the VMAs and took home three awards. Even better than that, Niall and Harry managed to get a kiss off Katy Perry.

  • 'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds wed in a secret ceremony.

  • Chris Brown sparked outrage when he debuted his new neck tattoo, which bore more than a passing resemblance to the infamous picture of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna after he beat her in 2009. However, he insisted it was of an image inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration, and any resemblance was 'coincidental'.

  • After giving birth earlier in the year, Peaches Geldof wed for the second time as she married rocker boyfriend Thomas Cohen, as her famous father Bob watched on proudly.

  • Lady Gaga did a Britney and shaved the back of her head following the death of her pal Terry Richardson's mother. Debuting the new new on Twitter, she later had a tattoo done on her bald spot live on stage at the New York launch of her perfume.

  • There were rumours Harry Styles was officially off the market when he turned up to support rumoured model girlfriend Cara Delevingne at London Fashion Week. The couple were even caught sharing a kiss and hug on camera.

  • Lady Gaga was forced to hit back at weight critics when pictured were published of her looking slightly more fuller figured. Admitting she had but on 30 pounds, she posed for a Twitter picture in her knickers, announcing 'my boyfriend (Taylor Kinney) prefers me curvy'.

  • Robbie Williams became a dadda for the first time when he and wife Ayda Field welcomed a baby girl, Theodora Rose Williams, who they affectionately call teddy. Awww.

  • It was a sight the whole nation and Simon Cowell never thought they'd see - Cheryl Cole back on 'The X Factor'. But the former judge made her triumphant return to the show a year after she was axed from the US version to help out pal Gary Barlow pick his finalists at judges houses.