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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Early, early one morning in May, a Baltimore woman coming home from a workout stopped at Charles Street and Northern Parkway to help a panhandler. Or so she thought. She ended up launching the mustachioed one on a looney cross-country hitchhiking venture, in which the crafty filmmaker was ferried by strangers from Maryland to California, helped along by a pastor's wife, an indie band, a married couple and a right-wing politician ( Brett Bidle, pictured). We'll get the details someday in a book Waters plans to call "Carsick."