%cBeyonce Knowles% once again surprised her fans when she released her new album "Lemonade" without prior announcement on April 23. Debuted as a one-hour movie on HBO, it's the second visual album of the R&B diva following her other surprise album, "Beyonce" (2013). While critics loved her music, others started talking about her personal life as the lyrics in the album hinted at %cJay-Z%'s alleged infidelity.
While fans rejoiced over Beyonce's new album, just a few days prior the world lost one of the best artists in music industry. %cPrince% was found unresponsive in an elevator at his studio in Minnesota on April 20. There were no signs of foul play, yet the cause of death became a mystery until the autopsy result was released, revealing that the Purple One died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. He was 57.
All good things must come to an end and it also happens to your favorite programs. As everybody was ready to bask in the sun in summer, TV shows wrapped up the seasons, but for "The Good Wife" and "Castle", it was the final curtain call. The former ended its run after seven seasons with a series finale which became the talk of the town due to its an open ending or what fans dubbed as "unsettling" conclusion. "Castle", on the other hand, gave its main characters a happy ending, having shot multiple endings before ABC officially announced the show's cancellation.
In celebrity news, %cAmber Heard% shocked people when she suddenly filled for divorce from %cJohnny Depp%. Their split soon turned nasty as the "Aquaman" actress accused the actor of being "verbally and physically abusive" throughout their relationship. She received $7 million in divorce settlement, but it only caused another issue when the "Alice in Wonderland" actor refused to pay his ex-wife, because she broke the terms of their divorce settlement by writing an open letter about domestic violence.
- Other notable events of the month:
- May 01: %cTaylor Swift% and %cGwen Stefani% won big at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.
- May 01: "General Hospital" and "Live! With Kelly" were among winners at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
- May 01: %cLuke Bryan% and %cSam Hunt% dominated winner list of 2016 American Country Countdown Awards.
- May 03: %cEddie Murphy% welcomed his ninth child, his first with model girlfriend %cPaige Butcher%.
- May 05: %cColton Haynes% confirmed that he's gay.
- May 06: %cSinead O'Connor% reacted after %cArsenio Hall% sued her for $5 million over claims he provided drugs that killed %cPrince%.
- May 08: %cAlden Ehrenreich% was officially cast as young Han Solo in "Star Wars" spin-off.
- May 08: "The Good Wife" ended its run after seven seasons.
- May 10: %cJustin Bieber% announced he's done taking pictures with fans.
- May 12: "Supergirl" moved to The CW in its second season.
- May 12: %cAzealia Banks% had her Twitter account suspended after feuds with %cZayn Malik% and %cSkai Jackson%.
- May 13: %cMichael B. Jordan% joined Marvel's "Black Panther" movie as villain.
- May 13: %cJames McAvoy% and %cAnne-Marie Duff% announced divorce after 9 years of marriage.
- May 13: %cVanessa Hudgens% was fined $1,000 for carving heart on Sedona Red Rock.
- May 15: %cSinead O'Connor% was found safe after being reported missing in Chicago suburb.
- May 16: "Castle" ended with its season 8 finale.
- May 16: "RuPaul's Drag Race" named Bob the Drag Queen as the winner of season 8.
- May 17: %cMichael Weatherly% left "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" after 13 seasons.
- May 17: "House of Lies" was canceled by Showtime after 5 seasons.
- May 18: Michele Fitzgerald came out as the winner in "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" finale.
- May 19: %cSara Ramirez% exited "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 years.
- May 20: %cEva Longoria% married Jose Baston in Mexico.
- May 22: %cCeline Dion%, %cThe Weeknd% and %cAdele% won big at 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
- May 23: %cAmber Heard% filed for divorce from %cJohnny Depp%.
- May 24: %cAlisan Porter% of team %cChristina Aguilera% won "The Voice" season 10.
- May 24: %cNyle DiMarco% and %cPeta Murgatroyd% took home the Mirror Ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars" season 22 finale.
- May 28: "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" was pushed back to 2018 as %cDylan O'Brien% was still on the mend after on-set accident.
- May 29: %cKirsten Dunst% dated her "Fargo" co-star %cJesse Plemons% as they were spotted locking lips.
- May 31: "X-Men" show "Legion" got series order at FX.
%cChristina Grimmie% had been relatively under the radar since she completed her stint on "The Voice" season 6, but she grabbed the headlines in one night for a reason no one would've wished for. The 22-year-old was shot after her concert performance in Orlando, Florida on June 10 and was later pronounced dead of gunshot wounds. The attacker, Kevin James Loibl, shot and killed himself after tackled by her brother at the scene. Later in the same month, "Star Trek" actor %cAnton Yelchin%'s life ended in a tragic way, after he was pinned against his own car. He was only 27.
Meanwhile, %cTaylor Swift%'s love life once again became the target of media scrutiny when it was reported that she had called it quits with %cCalvin Harris%, after dating more than a year. They initially had an amicable split, until Taylor was spotted kissing %cTom Hiddleston% just a few weeks later. Another celebrity couple, %cDemi Lovato% and %cWilmer Valderrama%, ended their longtime relationship.
- Other notable events of the month:
- Jun 01: "Outlander" was renewed for season 3 and 4.
- Jun 02: %cTaylor Swift% and %cCalvin Harris% confirmed their breakup on Twitter.
- Jun 02: "The Flash" movie tapped Rick Famuyiwa to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who dropped out as director.
- Jun 03: %cDemi Lovato% and longtime boyfriend %cWilmer Valderrama% announced their split on Instagram.
- Jun 03: %cMuhammad Ali% passed away at 74 after being hospitalized for respiratory issues.
- Jun 04: %cMichelle Collins% was fired from "The View".
- Jun 05: Miss District of Columbia %cDeshauna Barber% was crowned Miss USA 2016.
- Jun 06: %cHilary Swank%'s rep confirmed she'd called off engagement to fiance %cRuben Torres%.
- Jun 07: %cDakota Johnson% ended her romance with boyfriend %cMatthew Hitt% after almost two years of dating.
- Jun 08: %cBristol Palin% tied the knot with her on-again beau Dakota Meyer in a secret ceremony.
- Jun 08: %cTim McGraw% and %cCarrie Underwood% were big winners at CMT Music Awards.
- Jun 10: "Nashville" was officially picked up for season 5 by CMT after canceled by ABC.
- Jun 10: Former "The Voice" contestant %cChristina Grimmie% died after getting shot at concert.
- Jun 12: "Hamilton" dominated the winner list at the 2016 Tony Awards.
- Jun 14: HBO brought back "Curb Your Enthusiasm" for season 9 after 2011 cancellation.
- Jun 14: %cMara Wilson% came out as bisexual following Orlando mass shooting.
- Jun 15: %cYolanda Hadid% quit "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" after four seasons.
- Jun 16: "Supergirl" cast %cTyler Hoechlin% as Superman.
- Jun 16: "Orphan Black" was renewed for fifth and final season.
- Jun 16: %cKim Kardashian% claimed they had proof of %cTaylor Swift%'s approval on %cKanye West%'s diss song "Famous".
- Jun 17: %cSharon Osbourne% and %cOzzy Osbourne% reconciled after he cheated on her.
- Jun 19: "Star Trek" actor %cAnton Yelchin% died at 27 after being pinned against his own car.
- Jun 19: %cIggy Azalea% announced split from %cNick Young% months after he was caught on camera admitting to cheating on her with a younger woman.
- Jun 22: %cMandy Moore% and %cRyan Adams% finalized their divorce.
- Jun 22: HBO canceled "Vinyl" after one season despite initial renewal.
- Jun 23: %cLed Zeppelin% won copyright infringement lawsuit over "Stairway to Heaven".
- Jun 23: "The Walking Dead" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" won big at 2016 Saturn Awards.
- Jun 23: %cNicolas Cage% and %cAlice Kim% separated after 11 years of marriage.
- Jun 26: %cBeyonce Knowles% and %cDrake% dominated the winner list of 2016 BET Awards.
- Jun 29: %cLisa Marie Presley% split from %cMichael Lockwood% after 10 years of marriage.
- Jun 29: %cDennis Quaid%'s wife Kimberly filed for divorce for the second time.