Can you believe it? Just like that, we are through with the first half of this year. One of the many things that truly made this year pretty crazy and eventful is of course, celebrity news. From the untimely demise of a basketball legend, an unexpected instagram scandal and celebrities marching it out in the black lives matter protests. Hate it or love it, these trending celebrity news definitely made 2020 more interesting. Whether it is good or bad, that is up to you to decide.
The basketball legend was on the way to Orange County, with his daughter, Gianna, for her basketball tournament. Along with them were her daughter’s coaches and her teammates.
Probably the first ever internet-breaking celebrity breaking news, Kobe Bryant’s death definitely left millions of fans from all over the world mourning. His influence on basketball and life in general, “Mamba Mentality” as many would put it, was just so massive. Gone too soon, indeed. We will always love Kobe Bryant. Quite frankly, it is safe to say that basketball will never be the same without him.
While she may not exactly be considered as a celebrity (or an actress, at that) any more – Meghan Markle was definitely one of the many names that kept popping up all across our social media platforms as she consistently makes headlines for her bold and unpredictable moves as a then-member of the royal family. The former suits star has been in hot water several times for allegedly breaking royal protocol. However, many remain to be on the former suits star’s defense as they believe the she is being faced with discrimination and racism. For what it is worth, we admire her strength and grace through it all.
2019 might very well be Ariana Grande’s year dropping banger after banger. However, more than her music and distinct hairstyles and taste in fashion – the 26-year-old singer has made it apparent that she is more than just a one-of-a-kind voice or a pretty face, she is a true icon, too. It is not the first time Ariana has stood up to injustice but everything has become full circle when she made the brave decision to march in the protests.
Back in 2019, Taylor Swift was the highest paid female celebrity. This year, there seemed to be no way of stopping her – not even with a pandemic or an unpredictable virus right within our midst. This year, Taylor Swift’s name has been among many trending celebrity news, especially after the release of her life documentary “Miss Americana”. It is the first time in years that Miss Swift has decided to finally take a clear stance in politics.
Harry Styles has come a very long way since his One Direction Days. Even more so, he has been pushing as far as he possibly could the boundaries of masculinity. Giving us swoon-worthy music with equally avant garde production and themes. Put simply, we love how he has been proving that there or no limits to art, particularly in music.
Did your favourite artist make it to the list? Let us know in the comments.