AceShowbiz - Celebrity couple breakups once again dominated AceShowbiz's Kaleidoscope 2016 in its third part. As Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston, Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie and Lindsay Lohan went through another tumultuous period in their youths, the likes of Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson, Lady GaGa & Taylor Kinney and Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts were thrown back to the single life after longtime relationships.
Nearing the end of summer, moviegoers who were eagerly anticipating "Star Trek Beyond" were surprised with news that the movie would feature a gay character, and it's none other than Sulu (John Cho). Some big artists treated fans to their new music or albums, while TV networks had begun making decisions on the fates of their shows.
In an attempt to reflect diversity, "Star Trek Beyond" announced that it would include a gay character. Instead of introducing a new face, the film features Sulu (John Cho) in a same-sex relationship. While many applauded the filmmaker's decision, it didn't sit well with George Takei, who interestingly played the character in the original "Star Trek" movie series and is gay in real life. In his explanation, Takei said he would prefer to see an all-new LGBT character rather than a reinvented gay character.
In other shocking news, Diane Kruger and Lady GaGa broke up with their longtime boyfriend respectively. The "Inglourious Basterds" actress and Joshua Jackson called it quits after more than 10 years together, while the "Perfect Illusion" hitmaker and fiance Taylor Kinney decided to take a break as they both had busy schedules.
August was arguably less eventful than other months, had it not been for Justin Bieber's latest antics and Orlando Bloom's penis-gate. The Canadian pop star, who has been dating a string of models lately, threatened to make his Instagram private after fans made mean comments about his then girlfriend Sofia Richie. He was also involved in a social media spat with his exes Selena Gomez and Hailey Baldwin, before deleting his account altogether.
Basking in joy of their blossoming relationship, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry had an Italian getaway in August, during which they went paddleboarding in Sardinia. What was supposed to be a normal vacation became an internet sensation when the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor, for an unknown reason, opted to strip naked, exposing his manhood. Though Perry didn't seem to be bothered by the nude pic scandal, it inevitably sparked a bunch of memes and spoofs on late-night shows.
No more Brangelina. The powerhouse couple shook up the emotion of their fans when they announced their separation, after more than a decade together. It was even more a shame considering they had waited for ten years before they married. But in a split, the children are usually hurt the most and that's what may happen to the pair's six kids, Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), Knox (8) and Vivienne (8). While Brad Pitt had been cleared from all child abuse allegations, he barely spent time with his kids amid custody war with his ex Angelina Jolie, though he eventually had a chance to meet them over the Christmas weekend to give them presents.
In the same month, Taylor Swift added Tom Hiddleston to her long list of famous exes, just three months after they started dating. While the "Shake It Off" hitmaker's latest split wasn't that shocking considering her history of brief romances, Lindsay Lohan had a dramatic breakup with her fiance Egor Tarabasov, after she accused him of cheating on her and trying to kill her. "I went to bed and he broke into my house. He started strangling me," she detailed their fight which was caught on camera showing her screaming for help on a balcony.