Major Events of 2021: From ‘Friends’ Reunion to #FreeBritney

Major Events of 2021: From

This year’s entertainment news headlines were dominated by a variety of stories. Here are a few of the most important stories.

LOS ANGELES: Here’s everything that happened in Los Angeles between the return of the cinema’s favorite spy to the reunion of Friends.

The New Normal:

After repeated delays, the debut, and a new addition to the must watch James Bond movies in order, No Time To Die provided a much-needed lift to pandemic-hit theatres. Studios rearranged their schedules, and in certain cases, films were released in theatres and on streaming platforms at the same time. In other news, Broadway in New York and the West End in London have reopened, albeit with Covid safety standards in place. Live music was also reinstated.

The Awards Include:

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At the Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish took home the top honors, while Beyonce became the most rewarded female artist in Grammy history with a total of 28 victories. Nomadland” won the best picture and best director at the Oscars, making Chinese-born Chloe Zhao the first Asian woman and only the second woman to win the award.

Following a protest over the HFPA group’s ethics and lack of diversity, US television network NBC has cancelled its broadcast of the 2022 Golden Globes. The group has stated that it has made significant modifications and that their ceremony will take place in January.

On Their Terms:

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who now live in California, made headlines when Meghan accused Britain’s royal family of raising worries over the couple’s first child’s skin color in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. According to sources, at some point, Netflix also considered featuring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s story in the famous series ‘The Crown. She said that the pressures of life as a royal newlywed had driven her to contemplate suicide.

Pop singer Britney Spears, on the other hand, regained control of her personal life and finances after a 13-year conservatorship was lifted following a lengthy legal struggle. When a judge ended a 13-year conservatorship that became a cause celebre for fans and critics of an arrangement generally meant to safeguard the elderly, the singer reclaimed control of her personal life and her money.

“Effective today, the conservatorship of the person and the estate of Britney Jean Spears is hereby terminated,”

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny announced after a 30-minute session in which no one objected to the court-ordered arrangement being ended. The 39-year-oldOops…I Did It Again’ singer had been pleading with the court for months to end the conservatorship over her personal life and $60 million estate that had been in place since 2008.

Tragedies:

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of Western Rust when a revolver held by actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a live bullet. Baldwin claimed that the revolver went off while he was cocking it. The incident is still under investigation. According to an excerpt from Alec Baldwin’s rust interview, he said he did not pull the trigger of the gun that fired a live bullet and killed a cinematographer on the set of the film Rust

Baldwin gave his first full interview regarding the October 21 shooting in New Mexico, where he was handling a gun he was promised was safe when it went off. “Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled,” says the narrator. According to a clip from the conversation, the actor told ABC television journalist George Stephanopoulos, “I didn’t pull the trigger.” “So you’ve never fired a shot?” Stephanopoulos had inquired. “No, no, no. I’d never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger. Never,” Baldwin said.

A stampede during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston claimed the lives of ten people. The rapper as well as the promoters have been sued. Given the combined damage and poor management, more than 125 fans, including the family of a person who died at the festival, have filed a large $2 billion lawsuit against Scott, Apple, Drake, Live Nation, and other artists.

Reunions That Have Been Long-Awaited:

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Fans loved watching the Friends reunion on HBO Max for a teary TV special. ABBA, the Swedish pop group, released its first album in 40 years. Adele dominated the charts with a comeback record 30. On the other hand, Taylor Swift released re-recorded albums in order to reclaim ownership of her early catalog.

The Love Stories:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, better known as Ye, have announced their divorce, while Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have rekindled their romance after nearly two decades.

Few Victories:

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face rape and sexual assault allegations amid the #MeToo era. R Kelly, the singer, was found guilty of sex trafficking by a federal jury.

Gone Too Soon:

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, actors Christopher Plummer, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Cicely Tyson, Helen McCrory, and Olympia Dukakis, comedian Jackie Mason, rapper DMX, The Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson, TV interviewer Larry King, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, fashion designers Alber Elbaz and Virgil Abloh, and composers Stephen Sondheim and Mikis Theodorakis all passed away recently. Phil Spector, the legendary record producer, died in prison.

Conclusion:

That’s all from our blog today that covered a quick recap of the most happening year 2021. Comment below and let us know if we have missed any major events that you think should be added to our list.

 

Lily Bart

Lily is like a wild flower who is sweet yet always on top of her game. She dreams of someday living somewhere warm and writing a novel. She is a passionate binge-watcher and has watched countless movies and shows. She has won all of our in-house movie trivia.

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