15 Insane Celeb Stories You Forgot Happened This Year
Everything from the Rob Kardashian/Blac Chyna saga to that cringeworthy Oscars mix-up.
Now that we're coming to the end of the year it's time to reflect on all the weird, wonderful, and quite frankly batsh*t celeb stories that hit the headlines over the past twelve months.
From that time Rob Kardashian deduced it would be a great idea to slut-shame Blac Chyna online to Selena Gomez ditching The Weeknd, getting a new kidney, and going back to Justin Bieber; it's fair to say that 2017 has been beyond weird.
1. Kendall Jenner participates in widely slammed Pepsi advert.
Ah, the commercial dreamed up by a bunch of totally clueless advertising execs. Somehow the concept of the 22-year-old model solving racism and inequality with a humble can of Pepsi didn't raise any alarms during production. The ad was promptly pulled and the company admitted it had "missed the mark."
2. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce their separation.
Despite seeming like the one Hollywood couple who might actually defy the odds, the couple confirmed the end of their eight-year marriage in a heartbreaking statement released in August. "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed," the pair announced.
3. The Oscars announce the wrong winner for Best Picture.
Proving that everyone in the world makes mistakes, the wrong envelope somehow found its way into the hands of presenter Warren Beatty. The cast of La La Land were two minutes into their acceptance speech before it was announced that Moonlight had actually won Best Picture.
4. Rob Kardashian leaks Blac Chyna's nudes all over the internet.
In a move that could only ever be described as awful, Rob Kardashian decided to go in on ex-fiance Blac Chyna by leaking her nude images on Instagram, publicly accusing her of child neglect & infidelity, and slamming pretty much every aspect of her entire body. Thumbs down.
5. Taylor Swift wins $1 in a sexual assault trial.
The singer was awarded the symbolic figure after she accused former DJ David Meuller of sexually assaulting her during a photo op back in 2013. "It means 'no means no' and it tells every woman they will decide what will be tolerated with their body," Swift's attorney said.
Fun fact: Taylor pre-empted the results of the trial by featuring a one-dollar bill in her LWYMMD music video.
6. Selena Gomez undergoes a secret kidney transplant.
Fans were baffled when Selena went off the grid for a good portion of the Summer. Revealing that complications with Lupus resulted in her receiving a kidney transplant from best friend, Francia Raisa, Selena said: "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."
7. Selena Gomez falls into the arms of ex Justin Bieber after The Weeknd split.
Even though it seemed like Selena and Abel would be a shining example of true love in 2017, the couple parted ways just ten months into their romance. A source said that they were being "grown-up" about the situation, but it wasn't long before Sel was seen smooching first love Justin and The Weeknd was reportedly knocking on the door of ex Bella Hadid. Plot twist.
8. Joe Jonas pops the question to Game Of Thrones actor Sophie Turner.
The couple announced their engagement in October in matching loved-up Instagram posts. "She said yes," Joe wrote.
9. Cheryl gives birth to Liam Payne's baby.
Rumours about Cheryl's pregnancy began swirling in 2016, but Bear Payne didn't make his entrance into the world until March 22nd. The couple are fiercely protective of their son's privacy and are yet to share a single picture of his 100% adorable face.
10. B.O.B launches a campaign claiming the Earth is flat.
The US rapper called BS on the Earth being spherical and set up a GoFundMe page with the aim of raising £150,000 to prove his point. After only racking up £5000 of his goal, B.O.B never did quite manage to get his experimental satellites off the ground.
11. Gaz Beadle announces that he's set to become a father.
In news that had Geordie Shore fans up and down the country picking their chins off the ground, Gaz Beadle and girlfriend Emma McVey announced back in August that they were expecting their first child together. "I can't wait for this new adventure," he said on Instagram.
12. Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian are both pregnant at the same time.
The 20-year-old lipstick innovator had pretty much conquered every other aspect of grown-up life, so why not try her hand at parenthood? Multiple sources have confirmed that she and Khloe Kardashian are having babies, but a portion of fans are still convinced the whole thing is an elaborate PR stunt.
13. Donald Trump is sworn in as US President.
While the results of the US Election came in late last year, Donald Trump's inaugaration actually went down on January 20th. The event became the most streamed Twitter video during the site's decade long history and racked up just over 6.8 million views. That's all we have to say about that.
14. Beyonce gives birth to twins, Sir Carter and Rumi.
The singer announced that she and Jay Z were expecting another child with a seriously lavish photoshoot. Twins Rumi and Sir Carter were born on July 14, which - by our calculations - means Blue Ivy now has to split her future $1 billion inheritance in three. Poor soul.
15. Taylor Swift embraces the snake narrative and launches her comeback.
After deleting every single one of her Instagram uploads and dropping a bunch of snake videos, Taylor pulled on her supervillian hat and released her sixth studio album, Reputation. In the firing line this time: Kanye West, Katy Perry, and the media as a whole.
What could 2018 have in store for us?