Bring on another eventful year with 2016.
Is it just us, or has 2015 gone by really quickly? Either way, the year is coming to a close and it's been pretty eventful to say the least. Here's a break down on just a few of the things that have happened this year in the world of film, music and entertainment.
Eddie Redmayne wins big with 'The Theory Of Everything'
January: The biggest event of the beginning of the year was, of course, the Golden Globes; an event that this year saw success for 'Boyhood' and Eddie Redmayne following his part in 'The Theory Of Everything'. Julianne Moore won Best Actress for 'Still Alice'. The rest of the month was a bit of a low; record producer Suge Knight was arrested following a hit and run incident (and later jailed), Nick Cannon filed for divorce from Mariah Carey, and Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub.
RIP Leonard Nimoy - he lived long and prospered
February: The rest of the major award shows finally arrived, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore once again coming out on top at the Oscars with 'Birdman' winning Best Picture. Record of the Year went to Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' at the Grammys, and the glory certainly did 'stay with him' when he unveiled his theme tune for the Bond movie 'Spectre'. Meanwhile Beck's album 'Morning Phase' won Album of the Year to the chagrin of Kanye West who made his feelings known on stage as Beck collected the award. The BRITs didn't go too smoothly either; Madonna performed there for the first time in 20 years and suffered an unpleasant stumble off the stage. Needless to say, she recovered gracefully. The month's most popular meme was the Katy Perry 'left shark' fiasco from her Super Bowl XLIX performance and the world was in mourning over the death of Leonard Nimoy. More disasters came in the form of the alleged racist attack on Zendaya during an episode of 'Fashion Police', as well as the release of erotic romance 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'. Oh dear.
Zayn Malik leaves One Direction
March: Justin Bieber apologised for being a brat and took severe punishment at the Comedy Central Roast. It's safe to say he took it like a man. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke and Pharrell also had some apologising to do after being found liable for copyright infringement for the song 'Blurred Lines'. There was some happy news that month though, Chris Brown became a father to a little girl named Royalty, Kendrick Lamar unveiled an epic new album entitled 'To Pimp A Butterfly' and Zayn Malik left One Direction. On the other hand, Harrison Ford hurt himself again after crashing his plane.
Caitlyn Jenner was applauded for her public out-ing as transgender
April: April was all about that Vanity Fair cover; Caitlyn Jenner finally came out as transgender, unveiling her transition in the most glamorous way possible and telling her story in an interview with Diane Sawyer. The positive reception in the media represented a huge turning point for the LGBT community. The biggest film release of the month was 'Furious 7', which was a rather sad moment featuring the last scenes of Paul Walker before his death.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first princess
May: Kylie Jenner FINALLY confessed that her plumped pout was the result of plastic surgery and not just clever make-up application. It was hardly major news, but she set a new make-up trend with the amount of girls trying to emulate her look only for them to discover that no amount of lip-liner will make them look like Kylie. Meanwhile, her big sister Kim Kardashian found unlikely success in the book world with her selfie auotbiography 'Selfish'. In more high-brow news, however, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their second child into the world: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' video rocked everyone's minds, and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' was a cinema favourite. However, that month we were finally forced to wave goodbye to the best chat-show ever, 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.
Donald Trump becomes the butt of everyone's jokes in presidential campaign
June: With the arrival of season 3 of 'Orange Is The New Black', every woman questioned their sexuality with new addition to the cast Ruby Rose. The androgynous look is sexy here on in. And it's all legal now that same-sex marriage has been made lawful in the whole of the US. In other TV show news, Jon Snow apparently died in the season 5 finale 'Game Of Thrones'. There was an unsurprising outpouring of heartbreak all over the net. If you weren't reading about that though, you were probably marvelling over the stupidity of Donald Trump, for here is where Trump-gate began; the announcement that he was running for president in 2016. God help us all. The only distraction from this was the arrivel of 'Jurassic World' and a million Chris Pratt memes, not to mention the epic set from Lionel Richie at Glastonbury Festival.
Amy Schumer becomes the ultimate queen of comedy
July: The bad news is that Bobbi Kristina Brown was finally pronounced dead after months in an induced coma. Also, everybody lost their respect for Ariana Grande after donut-gate; a scandal whereby she licked a display donut in a shop and then lied when she said she bought it. The good news is that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got married, and the world was introduced to the incredible Amy Schumer. A legend whose hilarious new film 'Trainwreck' subsequently landed her on the 2016 Pirelli Calendar.
Kermit and Miss Piggy break up
August: Where did the Taylor Swift #Squad business all begin? It seems to start around this time, and now it seems to be everyone's goal to become a part of her girl gang of celebrity ladies. While she's uniting people, there's a few break-ups happening elsewhere. Arguably the biggest of the year was between Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy, though Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale came close - especially when Stefani began dating Blake Shelton not long after his own divorce.
Johnny Depp causes a big stir with 'Black Mass'
September: Horror genius Wes Craven ('A Nightmare on Elm Street', 'Scream', 'The Hills Have Eyes') passes away, with an episode of the new TV series of 'Scream' being dedicated to him. Also, 'Black Mass' arrives starring Johnny Depp in a remarkable transformation, and the same actor joins the likes of Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in the supergroup the Hollywood Vampires.
Adele becomes a hit with 'Hello'
October: One of the most significant events of the modern world; October 21st was the day Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown travelled to the future from the 80s. Looks like they were disappointed! As well as 'Back To The Future Day', Jennifer Lawrence made a brave attempt to change the future of womankind with an extended essay on the gender pay gap in Hollywood and beyond. More positive moments came with the return of Adele; she had us at 'Hello' quite literally with her new single, which was both praised and mocked in equal measure and quickly became the record-breaking hit of the year. Plus, Sam Mendes brought a new James Bond film to us in the form of 'Spectre', and Daniel Craig got into trouble for contemplating suicide over playing Bond ever again. Not that he isn't grateful or anything...
The Eagles of Death Metal lose fans to Paris terror attacks
November: On a serious note, November 13th shook the core of the Western world when concert-goers at rock band Eagles of Death Metal's Paris show were systematically slaughtered at the hands of supposed IS terrorists. While the band members escaped with no injuries, it no doubt cast a bleak shadow over their career and, indeed, their lives. Further shocking news came with troubled movie star Charlie Sheen's confession that he was HIV positive; a fact that he courageously confirmed on the 'Today' show. On a happier note, Shia LaBeouf made the world laugh at him again with his latest 'performance art' piece where he sat and watched all his movies back to back, with his reactions and progress live streamed. A bittersweet moment came with the final instalment of 'The Hunger Games' franchise, which naturally dominated the box office.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West introduce Saint West
December: Our hearts are with the family and friends of Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland, who died before his time on December 3rd. But with death, also comes life and this month Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally welcomed their second child - a son named Saint - into the world after a difficult pregnancy. More is still to come as we draw further towards the new year; 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' will hit theaters on December 18th, 'Downton Abbey' will air for the last time on Christmas day, and Pamela Anderson will front the final issue of Playboy magazine to feature nudity as the publication vows to clean up its act.
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