A series of unfortunate events that happened to A-list celebrities and a new romance between a royal prince and an actress grabbed the attention for the bad and good reasons.
AceShowbiz - End of the year is usually identical with celebrations, but that's not the case this year, at least in entertainment industry. The fourth and final part of AceShowbiz's annual Kaleidoscope kicked off with a heist that involved Kim Kardashian. And just a few days away before 2016 is over, we were sent into a mourning mode with the sudden passing of some music and TV legends.
In television, a heartbreaking development on a favorite TV show's storyline stirred the emotions of fans, while some reality shows ended their seasons by crowing new winners. As music celebrated the achievements of talents in the industry through awards shows, movie execs were anxiously paying attention to the performance of their tentpoles movies that were released during the holiday season while gearing up to unleash their next projects in the new year.
Everybody was looking forward to October like crazy because they're dying to get the answer to "The Walking Dead" season 6 finale cliffhanger. When the seventh season premiered late that month, we finally found out whom Negan killed, but fans ended up feeling more upset. The writers decided to kill off Glenn (Steven Yeun), despite the fact that he's one of fan favorite characters who had been a part of the show since the beginning. As if his death wasn't devastating enough, Negan swung his bat on Abraham Ford's (Michael Cudlitz) head before he claimed Glenn's life.
In real life, an unfortunate event happened to Kim Kardashian early in the month. The reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris apartment, where she stayed during Paris Fashion week. The robbers ran away with $10 million worth of jewelry, including the massive diamond ring which she often flaunted on social media. Police still couldn't identify the thieves. Badly shaken because of the tragedy, the wife of Kanye West has decided to stay out of the spotlight since then.
Many girls were dying to be this hottest bachelor's girlfriend, but it was Meghan Markle who was lucky to win the heart of Prince Harry. After swirling rumors about their romance, the British royal finally confirmed that they're dating in a statement that slammed media and paparazzi for abusing and harassing the "Suits" actress. Meghan subsequently took a break from filming the USA series to visit her boyfriend in London. She returned to shortly, but they managed to sneak time in between their busy schedules to spend time together before the holidays.
Back to U.S. soil, Democratic supporters, particularly those who were rooting for Hillary Clinton at the presidential election, were left upset by Donald Trump's unexpected win. Those who had openly supported the former Secretary of State included such famous public figures as Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and Amy Schumer. It remains to be seen if Trump will really execute those controversial plans that he promised during his campaign or if he will be a much wiser person once he takes the office.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Nov 02: Taylor Swift returned to CMA Awards 2016 to present Garth Brooks with Entertainer of the Year Award.
- Nov 03: Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky confirmed relationship by locking lips in public during New York date.
- Nov 04: Michael Buble took hiatus from music after 3-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with cancer.
- Nov 04: "The Simpsons" made TV history with two-season renewal.
- Nov 06: Justin Bieber was the biggest winner at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016.
- Nov 06: Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan tied the knot in beautiful Hawaiian wedding.
- Nov 06: Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo got married.
- Nov 07: Prince Harry confirmed he's dating Meghan Markle and slammed media for abusing his girlfriend.
- Nov 08: A-listers reacted to Donald Trump winning presidential election.
- Nov 10: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcomed their first child together, baby girl named Dream Kardashian.
- Nov 10: Bella Hadid and The Weeknd broke up after a year of dating.
- Nov 10: Legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away.
- Nov 10: Adrienne Bailon tied the knot with fiance Israel Houghton in Paris.
- Nov 10: Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian officially called off divorce.
- Nov 14: Marvel's The Inhumans" series landed on ABC.
- Nov 14: "Westworld" was renewed for season 2, but won't return until 2018.
- Nov 14: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was the first non-white star in 20 years to be named People's Sexist Man Alive.
- Nov 14: Carrie Fisher finally confirmed tha he had an affair with "Star Wars" co-star Harrison Ford decades ago.
- Nov 15: Ricky Martin got engaged to boyfriend Jwan Yosef.
- Nov 15: Taylor Swift made $170 million to be Forbes' highest-earning celebrity under 30 in 2016.
- Nov 15: Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller was found by cops after running away with their sons.
- Nov 16: Nick Gordon was ordered to pay $36 million in Bobbi Kristina Brown's wrongful death lawsuit.
- Nov 16: Nick Cannon confirmed he's expecting his third child, his first with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell .
- Nov 16: "Duck Dynasty" was announced to end after 11 seasons on A&E.
- Nov 17: John Mayer debuted new single "Love on the Weekend" and announced a 2017 Tour.
- Nov 17: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Lisa Masters died from apparent suicide inside her hotel room in Peru .
- Nov 18: Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui came out as bisexual in a letter to everyone who supported Donald Trump.
- Nov 20: Ariana Grande won Artist of the Year, Selena Gomez was named Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist at the 2016 American Music Awards.
- Nov 20: Naya Rivera announced divorce from husband of two years, Ryan Dorsey.
- Nov 21: Kanye West was rushed to hospital for "his own health and safety" after onstage rant and tour cancellation.
- Nov 22: Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy took the Mirror Ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars" season 23 finale.
- Nov 24: "Brady Bunch" star Florence Henderson passed away at 82.
- Nov 26: Emma Roberts and Evan Peters got re-engaged after a brief breakup earlier this year.
- Nov 27: Beyonce Knowles led winner list of 2016 Soul Train Awards with four gongs.
- Nov 28: Cheryl Cole confirmed she's expecting a child with Liam Payne after debuting baby bump during a date with the One Direction singer.
- Nov 28: Casey Affleck was named Best Actor at the 2016 Gotham Awards, while "Moonlight" won big.
- Nov 29: "Manchester by the Sea" won big at the 2016 National Board of Review.
- Nov 30: Bradley Cooper's girlfriend Irina Shayk revealed first pregnancy during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris.
- Nov 30: Mariah Carey her dancer Bryan Tanaka went public with their romance as they're pictured kissing and snuggling on a beach on Hawaii.
- Nov 30: Mila Kunis gave birth to her and husband Ashton Kutcher's second child.
- Nov 30: Taylor Swift topped Forbes' list of 2016 Highest-Paid Musicians.
- Nov 30: "Masters of Sex" was canceled after four seasons.
"She got what she wished for" may not be the nicest words to say here, but that did happen to Debbie Reynolds, who passed away a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. Reynolds and her family were still mourning the death of the "Star Wars" movie star, who was hospitalized for several days after having a cardiac arrest during a flight, when the 84-year-old had a stroke. According to her son Todd Fisher, earlier on December 28, she said, "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie."
The sudden passing of those two TV vets was the most recent among a string of tragic loss in this month alone. Earlier on December 13, Alan Thicke, "Growing Pains" actor and Robin Thicke's father, died at 69 after suffering a heart attack during a game of hockey with his son. Later on Christmas, former Wham! singer George Michael (53) died in his sleep at his England home. In a lighter yet upsetting news from music, Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony after four and a half years.
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