It has positive been a dramatic yr for lots of well-known faces within the business. As 2017 is quick approaching, AceShowbiz presents Ten Most Surprising Occasions of 2016 article that enables readers to have a look again on the juiciest tales from the previous 12 months, which embody tons of sudden issues from deaths to separations to an upset win.
Nonetheless being the largest names within the recreation, , and dominated headlines with their reignited feud in addition to the pop singer’s highly-publicized breakups. Different notable occasions that left thousands and thousands surprised included and ‘s messy divorce in addition to the tragic deaths of music icon and younger singer .
10. Taylor Swift’s Extremely-Publicized Relationships With Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston
added not just one, however two males to her lengthy checklist of ex-lovers in a yr alone. Simply when her followers thought that she had discovered her Mr. Proper in , the “Clean Area” songbird broke up with him in early summer season. What initially appeared like an amicable break up quickly turned messy after she was photographed locking lips with , only a few weeks after the breakup.
Harris apparently wasn’t completely satisfied she moved on so quick from him. Issues between them simply worsened after Swift confirmed that she was one of many folks behind his most up-to-date collaborative hit with , “This Is What You Got here for”. Amid the drama, Swift appeared to get pleasure from her new romance with Hiddleston. They traveled the world collectively and have been inseparable, prompting quite a few folks to accuse them of faking their relationship. Nevertheless, the fairytale-like romance solely lasted three months. They break up in early September reportedly after he requested her to attend the 2016 Emmy Awards with him. Swift, who by no means walked the crimson carpet with a boyfriend, instantly dumped him.
9. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ‘Becky With the Good Hair’ Drama
The lengthy look forward to ‘ new album was lastly over this yr. However alongside along with her latest LP, “”, started model new drama surrounding her marriage to . The songbird subtly addressed her hubby’s alleged infidelity within the report, referring to his mistress as “Becky with the great hair” in a single tune known as “Sorry”. She did not say who Becky precisely was, however lots of her followers assumed that designer Rachel Roy was the girl Bey’s singing about.
Roy was allegedly the identical particular person inflicting Beyonce’s sister to assault Hov in an elevator in the course of the 2014 Met Gala. Following the arrival of “Lemonade”, Queen Bey’s die-hard followers generally known as the BeyHive launched vicious assault on the designer. The entire thing additionally by accident affected superstar chef , whom BeyHive mistook for Roy. After all of the drama, Beyonce and Jay-Z simply went stronger and managed to show that rumors suggesting that their marriage was crumbling have been all unfaithful.
eight. Orlando Bloom’s Nude Image Scandal
is not the one one able to breaking the web with nude photos. Earlier this yr, completely despatched followers right into a frenzy after photos of him going fully bare landed on-line. The snaps, that includes the actor’s manhood on full show, have been taken whereas he was paddleboarding along with his girlfriend . They have been on a trip in Sardinia, Italy on the time.
The images understandably generated tons of memes and jokes throughout social media, and based on Bloom’s ex , the actor was embarrassed that the general public obtained to see his personal components. Saying that her ex-husband gave her a heads up concerning the images, the Australian supermodel recalled in an interview a number of months in the past, “He texted me and he was like, ‘Um, I am actually embarrassed. Some images are popping out. Simply thought I ought to let you realize.’ ”
7. Kanye West and Taylor Swift’s Reignited Feud
and appeared to have buried the hatchet final yr. The 2, who first feuded after he infamously interrupted her acceptance speech on the MTV Video Music Awards again in 2009, had one other fallout earlier this yr following the discharge of his long-delayed album “”, which included a tune known as “Well-known”. In it, he known as the previous nation star a “b***h” and claimed that she partly owed her profession to him. After the monitor made headlines, West stated that he already informed Swift concerning the offensive lyrics and that she’s fully okay with it. Nevertheless, her rep claimed in any other case, saying that West solely contacted the songbird to ask her if he might launch the tune by her Twitter web page, a request she declined.
Issues between them simply worsened after Kim Kardashian selected to defend her husband by releasing on Snapchat a cellphone dialog between Kanye and Swift. The audio, which was secretly taken by the truth TV star, clearly featured Swift giving West permission to name-drop her in “Well-known”. Responding to the leak, the pop princess insisted that that she by no means allowed the rapper to name her a “b***h.”
6. Christina Grimmie Taking pictures
had simply completed her present in Orlando on June 10 and was mingling along with her followers throughout a meet-and-greet when a person confirmed up and shot her. He then killed himself after Grimmie’s brother Marcus tackled him. The previous contestant of “”, sadly, was pronounced lifeless on the hospital.
The shooter was later recognized as Kevin James Loibl, who turned out to be an over-obsessed fan, dismissing hate-crime rumors. In line with TMZ, he’d been attempting to win her coronary heart and had even modified his look by present process a sequence of surgical procedures earlier than he discovered she already had a boyfriend, her personal producer. Nonetheless, there’s no purpose adequate to justify a homicide. On December 20, Grimmie’s household filed a wrongful dying lawsuit towards promoter AEG Stay and the proprietor of the venue the place the incident occurred, claiming that it may very well be prevented if there have been physique pat downs and steel detectors to forestall the shooter from bringing weapons into the theater.
5. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Nasty Cut up
and ‘s marriage appeared high quality earlier than she filed for divorce from the actor after solely 15 months since they tied the knot. Nevertheless, that was solely the start of what is thought-about as one of the crucial dramatic splits in 2016. The actress accused the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star of abusing her all through their Four-year-relationship and stated that he hit her with an iPhone throughout an altercation days earlier than she introduced their breakup.
Some folks near Depp got here to his protection. His ex stated that Depp was by no means abusive in direction of her throughout their relationship. His buddy Doug Stanhope additionally accused Heard of mendacity. Ultimately, the previous lovers reached divorce settlement and Depp was requested to pay Heard $7 million. However their downside was nonetheless removed from over. She had stated that she would donate all the cash to charity that helps forestall abuse towards girls, so Depp straight gave the settlement cash to the charity. Heard wasn’t proud of it and he or she publicly slammed her ex.
Four. Kim Kardashian’s Paris Theft and Kanye West’s Hospitalization
Not like her common self, stepped away from the limelight after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in early October. The fact TV star was reportedly tied up and gagged within the rest room of her condo by 5 masked males who then ran away with thousands and thousands of value of bijou, together with the $Four million diamond ring from her husband which she steadily flaunted on Snapchat earlier than the incident. Cops nonetheless could not determine the robbers.
Traumatized Kim spent the remainder of the yr holed up in her Los Angeles residence and avoiding social media. Nevertheless, she’s not the one one within the household having a tough time following the theft. Two months after that, Kanye was hospitalized resulting from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
He ranted about longtime friends and throughout a Sacramento present, which he lower brief, and canceled the remaining dates on his “Saint Pablo” tour earlier than he was taken to UCLA Medical Centre reportedly towards his will. Later, experiences emerged that his hospitalization was partly resulting from stress over Kim’s theft in addition to the transform of their $20 million mansion. The house has been beneath renovation since they bought it 2 years in the past, however the pair hadn’t been in a position to spend a single evening there.
three. Donald Trump’s Surprising Presidential Victory
‘s victory is unquestionably one thing nobody noticed coming. From the second he introduced his presidential run, he was thought-about a joke. His offensive statements about Mexican immigrants and Muslims in addition to sexist remarks about girls solely confirmed how unfit he can be for a pacesetter of a giant nation. Sexual abuse allegations and an previous audio of his lewd dialog with Billy Bush in 2005 additional gave him detrimental portrayal within the media.
Regardless of all these inappropriate conduct and controversial statements, Trump slowly rose to recognition till he was elected the 45th president of the US within the November eight election. The 70-year-old real-estate tycoon defeated Hillary Clinton within the tight race, leaving her supporters which included a bunch of well-known faces like , , and devastated.
2. Prince’s Sudden Dying
The music world misplaced certainly one of its greatest artists when handed away on April 21. The long-lasting singer was discovered lifeless in an elevator of his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota at 57. Following an post-mortem and toxicology testing, it was later revealed that Prince died from an unintentional overdose on Fentanyl, an artificial opiate that based on the CDC is about 80 occasions stronger than morphine and tons of of occasions stronger than Heroin. Fentanyl is generally prescribed to most cancers sufferers in excessive ache and used to ease the ache of somebody who’s dying or as a part of anesthesia throughout surgical procedure. Prince had certainly been scuffling with extreme hip ache over the previous few years. He had hip substitute surgical procedure in 2010 and was typically seen strolling onto stage with a cane due to the ache.
Tributes poured in instantly and days following the dying of Prince, who was secretly cremated later in April. Amongst those that honored him have been his fellow musicians like , , and , who performed music from his catalog throughout occasions like 2016 Billbord Music Awards and the 2016 BET Awards. The “Purple Rain” hitmaker had no will, inflicting a dispute over his property. His solely full sibling Tyka Nelson and his 5 half-siblings had a declare to his property, and tons of of individuals claimed to be half-siblings or descendants.
1. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce
and ‘s marriage was by no means freed from rumors, but their marriage appeared agency on the skin. Thus, it got here as a shock when the actress filed for divorce from her husband of two years in September, days after he was concerned in a combat with their oldest son Maddox throughout a non-public flight from Paris to Los Angeles. Pitt allegedly hit the teenager in the course of the argument, inflicting the FBI in addition to the DCFS to analyze him whereas Maddox and his different siblings lived with Jolie. Consequently, he was solely allowed to see his youngsters beneath supervision. He was ultimately cleared of kid abuse allegations, however he needed to spend Thanksgiving and his birthday with out his youngsters. He reportedly obtained to see them on Christmas, although. He gave them some presents throughout a supervised assembly organized by none apart from his ex-lover.
Amid custody battle with Jolie, some rumors emerged suggesting that Pitt had affairs with a few of his co-stars, together with whom he labored with in “Allied” and who had a small function in 2015’s “”. The French actress, who’s at the moment pregnant along with her and her boyfriend’s second youngster collectively, shot down the rumors, however that did not cease press and tabloids from linking him to different well-known stars specifically .