Heading to a holiday party this weekend? Get your small talk inspiration from some of the week’s biggest stories!

1. Awards season is upon us! We’re looking forward to the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards…
2. And 2012 is almost behind us! Barbara Walters listed her Most Fascinating people of the year, and Kate Middleton was the second most-searched-person in the world!
3. Amanda Seyfried is InStyle’s January cover girl—find the new issue on newsstands now!
4. 12-12-12 happened! Kanye wore a repeat Givenchy skirt, InStyle.com went backstage to live blog, and Seth Meyers wore his Weekend Update suit.
5. Leo said his character in Django Unchained is the worst villain he’s ever played. Wow.
6. Bey + Pepsi = $50 million. No big deal.