July started with a bang and some poolside barbecues to celebrate the Fourth of July and capped off with the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. Stars, like us, enjoyed family vacations and got to work on new and exciting projects. Britney Spears took sons Jayden James and Sean Preston to Hawaii for a relaxing getaway with fiancé Jason Trawick, while Rihanna soaked up the sun in the Mediterranean. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made a smiley appearance at Comic-Con before news of her cheating scandal made headlines around the globe. Prince William and Kate Middleton attended some royal parties and were among the royals on hand for Friday night's opening ceremony celebration. Click through to see this month's biggest headlines and best stories.
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