12 Of The Most Shocking Entertainment Stories Of 2016

Over the past 12 months, the world has hurled some pretty hard punches our route, often leaving us all in a state of shock or disbelief.

In January, we lost music legend David Bowie, and a few months later, Prince followed him to the stars. Then, Hollywood’s most famous union fell apart. Yep, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split, and it wasn’t pretty. Of course , no year would be complete without some Kardashian kontroversies, and 2016 was full of them.

Check out our listing below for 12 of the year’s most shocking moments in amusement.

1.( and 2.) David Bowie and Prince die
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David Bowie’s January death was one of the most shocking of the year, and boy, did it set the tone. The legendary musician, who brought Aladdin Sane to life, died at persons under the age of 69 after a battle with cancer many had no idea he wasfighting.

Then in April, Prince was found deadat the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound. It was determined the music icon died of a Fentanyl overdose.

Bowie’s and Prince’s deaths shook the world, but the stars were just two of the many — including Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Alexis Arquette and Muhammad Ali— we had to say goodbye to this year. To say it was rough is a major understatement.
3. Blac Chyna and become a couple
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Just when we supposed couldn’t do anything more to shock us, the sole friend in the family ran ahead and started a relationship with Blac Chyna, anex-girlfriend of rapper Tyga, who’s dating Rob’s half sister Kylie Jenner. Oh, and don’t forget Chyna and Tyga have a son together. When these two got together, the relationshiphad drama( and ratings) written all over it.
4. Then they announce their pregnancy and engagement

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After about two months of dating, Rob and Chyna decided to get engaged, a decision they reportedly kept secret from the rest of the Kardashian krew. And since that wasn’t enough, they couple then got pregnant and scoreda deal for their very own E! docuseries. In November, they welcomed their baby daughter, Dream , into the world.

Rob and Chyna continue to fill our newsfeeds with plenty of drama — earlier this month it appeared they had split after what seemed like an extremely messy altercation, which just so happened to play out right before their E! baby special episode aired. Convenient coincidence or Kris Jenner master plan? You choose. scoreda deal for their very own E! docuseries. In November, they welcomed their baby daughter, Dream , into the world.

Rob and Chyna continue to fill our newsfeeds with plenty of drama — earlier this month it appeared they had split after what seemed like an extremely messy altercation, which just so happened to play out right before their E! baby special episode aired. Convenient coincidence or Kris Jenner master plan? You choose.
5. Michael Strahan leaves “Live with Kelly”
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In April, Michael Strahan announced his deviation from “Live with Michael and Kelly, “ much to the amaze of viewers and, it appeared, his co-host Kelly Ripa. After the news violated, Ripa didn’t show up toworkfor a week, with people speculating she had been blindsided by the whole thing. The events surrounding Strahan’s departure caused quite the controversy in the TV world, and brought up plenty of dialogues about respect and fair treatment in the workplace.
6. Calvin Harris and split
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This summer, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris had to go and crush our #swangoals and break up.

Things didn’t seem to end well. The couple clearlyhad some bad blood between them, as evidenced by their public disagreement over Harris’ track “This Is What You Go For.” Swift co-wrote the anthem, initially under a pseudonym, but after she decided to take her credit where credit was due, Harris got shady on Twitter and called out his ex’s( rumored) mean girl propensities.
7. #HIDDLESWIFT emerges
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Only a few weeks after Swift and Harris called it discontinues, the “Wildest Dreams” singer started a highly publicized relationship( and/ or publicity stunt) with British performer Tom Hiddleston. Naturally, people on the internet lost it, especially when these totally natural , not-staged-at-all photos of the couple taking selfies on the beach emerged online. The relationship was short-lived, but at the least we’ll always have this photo of Hiddleston wearing an “I heart TS” tank top at the beach.
8. Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of domestic abuse
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In May, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. The couple was only marriage for 15 months, and given the outcome of so many Hollywood relationships, the split wasn’t all that surprising.

What did shock us, though, was when Heard came out and accused Depp of verbal and physical abuse. The actress shared photos of the injuriesshe suffered as a result of the alleged abuse and, in recent months, has spoken out about her experiences with domestic violence cases. Depp has denied the claims and the two are still in the middle of an extremely messy divorce settlement. shock us, though, was when Heard came out and accused Depp of verbal and physical abuse. The actress shared photos of the injuriesshe suffered as a result of the alleged abuse and, in recent months, has spoken out about her experiences with domestic violence cases. Depp has denied the claims and the two are still in the middle of an extremely messy divorce settlement.
9. The #KimExposedTaylorParty takes over Twitter
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The long-standing conflict between Swift and rapper Kanye West picked up steam this year after West released his song “Famous.” The track includes the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I induced that bitch famous, ” which we all knew was a reference to the “Bad Blood” singer. Ye claimed he spoke to Swift about the anthem and lyrics, resulting us to believe she was in on the joke. But TSwizzle told otherwise, claiming she had no idea she was going to be called a “bitch” in the anthem. That’s when Kim Kardashian stepped in.

The wife of Pablo posted a video on Snapchat that seemed to prove her husband’s claims. The rapper and pop superstar clearly did have a conversation about the anthem, though it still remains unclear if she knew about the “that bitch” line. Regardless, the tape’s release exposed Swift as a liar( in at the least one regard) and people on theinternet had a field day, sharing memes and inviting everyone to the #KimExposedTaylorParty.

Swift responded to the drama with the help of the handy iPhone Notes app, telling “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of, since 2009. “

You can read all about the Greatest Celebrity Feud of Our Time righthere.
10. Kim Kardashian is robbed in Paris
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On Oct. 3, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris apartment. Naturally, herfamily and adherents were shocked. Kanye West even abruptly ended a concert as soon as he found out about the news. After the traumatic event, it was clear Kardashianwas shaken.Since the theft — what was surely a terrifying experience — the reality star has been mostly absent on social media, leaving her adherents missing her presence online. To top it all off, West was hospitalized in November and rumors that the couple may split continue to swirl( thoughwe don’t believe them ).
11. Brangelina calls it quits
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s former golden couple, called it discontinues this year, much to the amaze of literally everyone. We were convinced these two were going to stick it out for the long haul, but we were wrong. Jolie quoth irreconcilable differences in her filing, but sources claimed the separation had to do with Pitt’s parenting methods and marijuana use. Before we knew it, Pitt was being investigated by theLos Angeles County Department of Children and Family Servicesfor an instance of alleged child abuseand Jolie and her kids were being interviewed by the FBI.
12. Beyonc drops “Lemonade”
Beyonc pulled a Beyonc and fell another stunning visual album, “Lemonade.” Regular folk and celebrities alikelost it. The album, a powerful ode to black girls everywhere, touched on topics likeinfidelity, heartbreak, love, joy, relationships, womanhood and blackness.It also apparently aired out Jay Z’s dirty laundry, but of course, we’ll never know who Becky with the good hair reallyis.

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