Kaleidoscope 2016: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 3/4)

A powerhouse couple's bitter split that stirred our emotions and some celebrities' antics that made jaw drop are the highlights of the third part.

AceShowbiz - Celebrity couple breakups once again dominated AceShowbiz's Kaleidoscope 2016 in its third part. As %cTaylor Swift% & %cTom Hiddleston%, %cJustin Bieber% & %cSofia Richie% and %cLindsay Lohan% went through another tumultuous period in their youths, the likes of %cDiane Kruger% & %cJoshua Jackson%, %cLady GaGa% & %cTaylor Kinney% and %cLiev Schreiber% & %cNaomi 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 (%cJohn 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 (%cJohn Cho%) in a same-sex relationship. While many applauded the filmmaker's decision, it didn't sit well with %cGeorge 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, %cDiane Kruger% and %cLady GaGa% broke up with their longtime boyfriend respectively. The "Inglourious Basterds" actress and %cJoshua Jackson% called it quits after more than 10 years together, while the "Perfect Illusion" hitmaker and fiance %cTaylor Kinney% decided to take a break as they both had busy schedules.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Jul 01: "Grey's Anatomy" star %cKevin McKidd% split from his wife of 17 years. read more
  • Jul 06: Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes was slapped with a lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment by %cGretchen Carlson%. read more
  • Jul 07: Sulu was revealed as gay in "Star Trek Beyond". read more
  • Jul 08: %cGeri Halliwell%, %cEmma Bunton% and %cMelanie Brown% would reunite as %cSpice Girls% GEM for the 20th anniversary of "Wannabe". read more
  • Jul 09: %cDerek Jeter% got married to %cHannah Davis% in California. read more
  • Jul 10: %cLiv Tyler% welcomed third baby, a girl named Lula Rose. read more
  • Jul 11: %cTaylor Swift% topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities with $170 million. read more
  • Jul 11: %cCraig Morgan%'s son %cJerry Greer% was found dead on Monday, July 11 after he got involved in a tubing accident the day before. read more
  • Jul 11: %cOmarion% and %cApryl Jones% broke up just months after welcoming second child. read more
  • Jul 12: %cTaylor Swift% was revealed as writer of %cCalvin Harris% song "This Is What You Came For" under the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg. read more
  • Jul 15: %cGwyneth Paltrow% and %cChris Martin% officially divorced two years after "conscious uncoupling." read more
  • Jul 17: %cCourtney Stodden% was "at an emotional loss for words" after suffering miscarriage. read more
  • Jul 17: %cKim Kardashian% had proof that %cTaylor Swift% approved the lyrics on %cKanye West%'s "Famous". read more
  • Jul 18: %cDiane Kruger% broke up with boyfriend of 10 years, %cJoshua Jackson%. read more
  • Jul 18: %cLady GaGa% and %cTaylor Kinney% called it quits after 5 years together. read more
  • Jul 18: %cPippa Middleton% confirmed engagement to James Matthews and flashed her ring. read more
  • Jul 19: %cTom Sizemore% was arrested for allegedly beating up his girlfriend. read more
  • Jul 19: Hollywood mourned the death of "Pretty Woman" director Garry Marshall. read more
  • Jul 19: Starz renewed "Power" for seasons 4 and 5 after record-setting season premiere. read more
  • Jul 19: %cMiranda Kerr% got engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. read more
  • Jul 21: %cBobby Brown% welcomed seventh child, his third with wife %cAlicia Etheredge%, a Year after daughter %cBobbi Kristina Brown%'s death. read more
  • Jul 21: "Teen Wolf" was confirmed to end with season 6. read more
  • Jul 23: "The Vampire Diaries" was announced to end with season 8. read more
  • Jul 25: %cKatharine McPhee% and boyfriend %cElyes Gabel% called it quits after two years of dating. read more
  • Jul 26: %cKeshia Knight Pulliam%'s husband Ed Hartwell filed for divorce just days after she announced her pregnancy. read more
  • Jul 28: %cMary J. Blige% confirmed she's divorcing husband of 12 years %cKendu Isaacs%. read more
  • Jul 31: "Pretty Little Liars" and "Teen Wolf" won big at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. read more
  • Jul 31: %cJosh Groban% and %cKat Dennings% ended their 2-year relationship. read more
  • Jul 31: %cDylan O'Brien% and %cJennifer Lawrence% won multiple movie categories at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. read more


August was arguably less eventful than other months, had it not been for %cJustin Bieber%'s latest antics and %cOrlando 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 %cSofia Richie%. He was also involved in a social media spat with his exes %cSelena Gomez% and %cHailey Baldwin%, before deleting his account altogether.

Basking in joy of their blossoming relationship, Orlando Bloom and %cKaty 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.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Aug 01: %cJoJo Fletcher% got engaged to %cJordan Rodgers% in "The Bachelorette" season 12 finale. read more
  • Aug 02: %cAnton Yelchin%'s parents served Fiat Chrysler with wrongful death lawsuit over the star's fatal crash. read more
  • Aug 03: %cKris Jenner%'s brand new Rolls-Royce got involved in car accident. read more
  • Aug 03: %cOrlando Bloom% exposed penis as he went completely naked during Italian getaway with %cKaty Perry%. read more
  • Aug 04: %cCaitlyn Jenner% sued paparazzi as she accused them of stalking her and causing the 2015 fatal car crash. read more
  • Aug 07: "Suicide Squad" shattered records with $267M global opening. read more
  • Aug 07: "The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" Wins Big at 2016 TCA Awards. read more
  • Aug 08: %cHolly Madison% gave birth to second child with husband %cPasquale Rotella%. read more
  • Aug 08: %cTaran Killam% and %cJay Pharoah% exited "Saturday Night Live". read more
  • Aug 09: %cMegan Fox% and %cBrian Austin Green% welcomed their third child together. read more
  • Aug 11: %cJhene Aiko% filed for divorce from husband Dot Da Genius less than a year after it's revealed that they secretly got married. read more
  • Aug 12: %cThomas Gibson% was fired from "Criminal Minds" after kicking writer/producer Virgil Williams during an argument. read more
  • Aug 12: %cRay J% and %cPrincess Love% tied the knot. read more
  • Aug 13: %cKevin Hart% got married to model %cEniko Parrish% in California. read more
  • Aug 15: %cLarry Wilmore% called his late-night show cancellation by Comedy Central "Unblackening". read more
  • Aug 15: %cJustin Bieber% deleted Instagram account after social media spat with ex %cSelena Gomez%. read more
  • Aug 16: "Mr. Robot" was renewed for Season 3. read more
  • Aug 16: %cCaitlyn Jenner%'s "I Am Cait" was canceled after two seasons. read more
  • Aug 16: %cCalvin Harris% topped Forbes' list of World's Highest-Paid DJs in 2016. read more
  • Aug 20: %cFrank Ocean% released new album "Blonde", days after debuting new songs on mysterious live stream. read more
  • Aug 20: %cRyan Lochte% admitted to over-exaggerating story about getting robed in Rio. read more
  • Aug 20: %cBritney Spears%' new album "Glory" leaked online ahead of release. read more
  • Aug 22: %cBella Thorne% came out as bisexual after a photo of her kissing another woman landed online. read more
  • Aug 23: %cJennifer Lawrence% topped Forbes' list of 2016 highest-paid actresses. read more
  • Aug 23: %cJennifer Lopez% and %cCasper Smart% ended their relationship again. read more
  • Aug 25: %cThe Rock% toppled %cRobert Downey Jr.% from the top spot on the list of highest-paid actors in 2016. read more
  • Aug 28: %cRihanna% received %cMichael Jackson% Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. read more
  • Aug 28: %cBeyonce Knowles% led winner list of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards with eight trophies. read more
  • Aug 29: Freeform confirmed "Pretty Little Liars" would end with season 7. read more
  • Aug 30: %cChris Brown% got arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on a pageant queen during a party at his house. read more
  • Aug 30: %cChloe Moretz% and %cBrooklyn Beckham% broke up after just a few months of dating. read more


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 %cBrad Pitt% had been cleared from all child abuse allegations, he barely spent time with his kids amid custody war with his ex %cAngelina Jolie%, though he eventually had a chance to meet them over the Christmas weekend to give them presents.

In the same month, %cTaylor Swift% added %cTom 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, %cLindsay 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.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Sep 01: Netflix's new hit "Stranger Things" got second season order. read more
  • Sep 01: Lifetime canceled "Devious Maids" after four feasons. read more
  • Sep 05: %cTaylor Swift% dumped %cTom Hiddleston%, her boyfriend of three months. read more
  • Sep 06: %cAriana Grande% made %cMac Miller% relationship official via an Instagram photo of the cuddling . read more
  • Sep 06: %cDrake% and %cFuture% had $3 million worth of jewelry stolen from their tour bus. read more
  • Sep 07: %cP. Diddy% was named World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artist in 2016. read more
  • Sep 08: %cLady GaGa% premiered her new single "Perfect Illusion". read more
  • Sep 08: Miss Missouri %cErin O'Flaherty% made history as she became the first openly gay Miss America contestant. read more
  • Sep 11: %cDavid Arquette% and %cPatricia Arquette%'s transgender sister Alexis Arquette died due to AIDS-related complications. read more
  • Sep 11: Miss Arkansas %cSavvy Shields% was crowned Miss America 2017. read more
  • Sep 12: "Saturday Night Live" added new cast members Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Alex Moffat. read more
  • Sep 12: "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation" crowned Leon "Kida" Burns as its winner. read more
  • Sep 14: %cSofia Vergara% and %cKaley Cuoco% led Forbes' list of 2016 Highest-Paid TV Actresses. read more
  • Sep 14: %cGrace VanderWaal% won "America's Got Talent" season 11. read more
  • Sep 14: Shaun O'Neale was named the new MasterChef in season 7 finale. read more
  • Sep 15: %cAlec Baldwin%'s wife %cHilaria Thomas% gave birth to their second son Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin in New York City. read more
  • Sep 15: %cNick Gordon% was ruled " legally responsible" by judge for %cBobbi Kristina Brown%'s death. read more
  • Sep 16: %cKhloe Kardashian% made things with new boyfriend %cTristan Thompson% official by kissing him on Snapchat. read more
  • Sep 17: %cBella Thorne% dated %cTyler Posey% just months after she broke up with %cGregg Sulkin%. read more
  • Sep 17: %cKanye West% finally joined Instagram. read more
  • Sep 18: Emmys 2016: 'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep' Repeat Last Year's Big Win. read more
  • Sep 18: %cJustin Bieber% and %cSofia Richie% called it quits after dating for six weeks. read more
  • Sep 19: %cAngelina Jolie% filed for divorce from %cBrad Pitt% after more than a decade of relationship for "the health of the family." read more
  • Sep 21: %cThe Weeknd% cut off his trademark dreadlocks, debuted new look for his new album. read more
  • Sep 21: %cLindsay Lohan% opened up about her tumultuous relationship with and nasty split from ex-fiance Egor Tarabasov. read more
  • Sep 21: Nicole Franzel beat Paul Abrahamian in "Big Brother" season 18 finale. read more
  • Sep 21: %cAdam Levine% and %cBehati Prinsloo% welcomed baby girl named Dusty Rose. read more
  • Sep 21: %cMia Farrow%'s son Thaddeus died from apparent suicide. read more
  • Sep 22: %cJim Carrey% was accused of giving ex %cCathriona White% three sexually-transmitted diseases which led to her suicide. read more
  • Sep 22: %cJim Parsons% topped Forbes' List of 2016's Highest Paid TV Actors. read more
  • Sep 26: %cLiev Schreiber% and %cNaomi Watts% split after 11 years together. read more
  • Sep 27: "The Strain" was renewed for its fourth and final season. read more
  • Sep 27: %cAmy Schumer% was the first woman to make Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Comedians. read more
  • Sep 28: "Saturday Night Live" found its new %cDonald Trump% in %cAlec Baldwin% after %cTaran Killam%'s exit. read more
  • Sep 28: %cKim Kardashian% filed complaint against prankster %cVitalii Sediuk% after he attacked her in Paris. read more
  • Sep 28: %cSelena Gomez% became the first Instagram user with 100 million followers. read more
  • Sep 30: %cBlake Lively% and husband %cRyan Reynolds% welcomed their second child, another girl. read more

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