In the Hamptons it's hard not to run into a celebrity somewhere, particularly at the many fundraisers and social events held during the summer. Here's a look back at a few celebrity moments from 2012.
• Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Visit at Softball Game in East Hampton
Former president Bill Clinton, who was renting in East Hampton this summer, stopped by the game briefly and even posed for some photos with those who were watching the game.
• Artists-Writers Game Raises $92k for Local Charities
The 64th annual Artists Writers Game raised $92,000 for local charities at its game in East Hampton Village's Herrick Park in August. The Writers' team were victorious on the field this year. After extra innings, the score was 12-11, thanks to a home run from Sag Harbor resident and screenwriter Bill Collage. Celebrities who played included Mark Feuerstein, who plays a Hamptons doctor on the television series "Royal Pains," columnist Mike Lupica, and journalist Carl Bernstein.
• NBA Star Turns Out to Support Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
A welcome reception for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, which is playing in a game at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Saturday, was held at LT Burger in the Harbor on Friday afternoon. Sag Harbor-based attorney Eddie Burke Jr. hosted the fundraiser that brought out one of his celebrity clients. NBA star Jason Kidd made one of his first public appearances since being arrested on a DWI charge in nearby Water Mill last month. Kidd signed softballs and donned a Wounded Warrior softball jersey.
• Actors Help Raise Money for Montauk Playhouse
The annual "Diamond in the Rough" gala fundraiser for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center was held at the playhouse in August brought out actors Jerry O'Connell and his brother Charlie O'Connell, who played Master of Ceremonies.
Actor and Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin continued his support of the East Hampton Library, once again co-hosting Authors Night on Saturday, which brought out 130 authors and raised more than $200,000 for the library.
But he may just have an ulterior motive ... plans for more children.
Just a month and a half ago, the 54-year-old "30 Rock" star married Hilaria Baldwin, 28, and having a little one to bring down to the children's wing when it's completed might be in the couple's future.
• Star Studded Guild Hall Gala Opens Eric Fischl Exhibition
Guild Hall's Summer Gala on Friday began with a VIP preview of Eric Fischl's exhibition, "Beach Life." Guests included businessman Peter M. Brant and his wife, the model, Stephanie Seymour, Alec Baldwin and his new wife Hilaria Baldwin, the actor/director Bob Balaban, photographer Cindy Sherman and others. Fischl's wife, the artist April Gornik, was also on hand to celebrate. Cocktails and tented sit-down dinner immediately followed at a private estate.
Along with her two daughters Sea and Teddy, Kelly Bensimon, a model, former "Real Housewives of New York" star and East Hampton homeowner, hosted a workout for parents and teens at Barry's Bootcamp in Wainscott on Friday afternoon.
What was your favorite or least favorite celebrity moment of the year?