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

A series of unfortunate events that happened to A-list celebrities and a new romance between a royal prince and an actress grabbed the attention for the bad and good reasons.

AceShowbiz - End of the year is usually identical with celebrations, but that's not the case this year, at least in entertainment industry. The fourth and final part of AceShowbiz's annual Kaleidoscope kicked off with a heist that involved %cKim Kardashian%. And just a few days away before 2016 is over, we were sent into a mourning mode with the sudden passing of some music and TV legends.

In television, a heartbreaking development on a favorite TV show's storyline stirred the emotions of fans, while some reality shows ended their seasons by crowing new winners. As music celebrated the achievements of talents in the industry through awards shows, movie execs were anxiously paying attention to the performance of their tentpoles movies that were released during the holiday season while gearing up to unleash their next projects in the new year.


Everybody was looking forward to October like crazy because they're dying to get the answer to "The Walking Dead" season 6 finale cliffhanger. When the seventh season premiered late that month, we finally found out whom Negan killed, but fans ended up feeling more upset. The writers decided to kill off Glenn (%cSteven Yeun%), despite the fact that he's one of fan favorite characters who had been a part of the show since the beginning. As if his death wasn't devastating enough, Negan swung his bat on Abraham Ford's (%cMichael Cudlitz%) head before he claimed Glenn's life.

In real life, an unfortunate event happened to %cKim Kardashian% early in the month. The reality TV star was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris apartment, where she stayed during Paris Fashion week. The robbers ran away with $10 million worth of jewelry, including the massive diamond ring which she often flaunted on social media. Police still couldn't identify the thieves. Badly shaken because of the tragedy, the wife of %cKanye West% has decided to stay out of the spotlight since then.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Oct 02: %cKim Kardashian% got robbed at gunpoint while attending Paris Fashion Week. read more
  • Oct 02: %cNate Parker% denied sexual assault allegation. read more
  • Oct 03: %cBen Stiller% revealed he was diagnosed with an "immediately aggressive" form of prostate cancer. read more
  • Oct 04: %cKid Cudi% checked into rehab to seek help for "depression and suicidal urges." read more
  • Oct 04: "American Horror Story" was renewed for season 7. read more
  • Oct 04: %cKendrick Lamar% and %cDJ Khaled% led full winner list of the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards. read more
  • Oct 05: %cDove Cameron% dumped %cRyan McCartan% months after getting engaged. read more
  • Oct 06: %cKelly Clarkson% revealed she made her husband Brandon Blackstock get a vasectomy after she gave birth to their second child together. read more
  • Oct 06: %cThe Rolling Stones% returned with first new album in over a decade. read more
  • Oct 06: %cBruno Mars% announced new album "24K Magic". read more
  • Oct 07: %cCandice Swanepoel% welcomed baby first baby with fiance Hermann Nicoli. read more
  • Oct 07: %cDonald Trump%'s lewd conversation with %cBilly Bush% leaked online. read more
  • Oct 08: "Grey's Anatomy" star %cSara Ramirez% came out as bisexual. read more
  • Oct 09: %cRyan Lochte% got engaged to his Playboy model girlfriend %cKayla Rae Reid%. read more
  • Oct 10: %cShia LaBeouf% and %cMia Goth% surprised everyone with a live-streamed wedding in Las Vegas. read more
  • Oct 10: %cDrake% broke up again with %cRihanna%. read more
  • Oct 10: %cShailene Woodley% got arrested for trespassing during a live-stream North Dakota pipeline protest. read more
  • Oct 11: %cKanye West%, %cJay-Z% and %cFrank Ocean% won "Made in America% copyright suit against New York musician Joel McDonald a.k.a. Joel Mac. read more
  • Oct 11: %cSelena Gomez% checked back into rehab in Tennessee after she took a break from spotlight to deal "anxiety, panic attacks and depression. read more
  • Oct 12: %cJanet Jackson% confirmed she's pregnant at 50. read more
  • Oct 12: %cMichael Jackson% landed at No. 1 on Forbes' list of highest-paid dead celebrities with $825 million. read more
  • Oct 13: Alaska won "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 2". read more
  • Oct 13: %cNancy O'Dell% split from her husband of 10 years after she's revealed as the married woman %cDonald Trump% was talking about in his lewd comment scandal. read more
  • Oct 14: %cMiley Cyrus% and %cLiam Hemsworth% made first official appearance as a couple since reconciling at Variety's Power of Women luncheon. read more
  • Oct 15: %cOlivia Wilde% gave birth to a baby girl with fiance %cJason Sudeikis%. read more
  • Oct 16: %cKristen Stewart%'s "Certain Women" won Best Movie at London Film Festival. read more
  • Oct 16: "The Walking Dead" was renewed for season 8 ahead of season 7 premiere. read more
  • Oct 17: %cBilly Bush% was officially cut from "Today" after audio of lewd conversation with %cDonald Trump% surfaced. read more
  • Oct 17: %cTobey Maguire% and %cJennifer Meyer% called it quits after 9 years of marriage. read more
  • Oct 17: %cKerry Washington% gave birth to a baby boy named Caleb. read more
  • Oct 18: "American Crime Story" was already picked up for season 3. read more
  • Oct 19: %cVanilla Ice%'s wife of 20 years %cLaura Van Winkle% filed for divorce from him. read more
  • Oct 20: "The Real Housewives of Miami" star %cLarsa Pippen% split from husband %cScottie Pippen% as she's rumored dating %cFuture%. read more
  • Oct 23: Negan's first victim was revealed with brutal twist in "The Walking Dead" season 7 premiere. read more
  • Oct 24: %cLen Wiseman% and wife %cKate Beckinsale% announced they were divorcing. read more
  • Oct 26: %cMichael Phelps% secretly wed baby mama %cNicole Johnson%. read more
  • Oct 26: %cKevin Jonas% and wife %cDanielle Deleasa% welcomed their second child, another baby girl. read more
  • Oct 26: %cPrince%'s rep denied they received $40 million offer from %cJay-Z% for his unreleased music. read more
  • Oct 26: Bryan Fuller departed "Star Trek: Discovery" as showrunner. read more
  • Oct 26: "Pretty Little Liars" wrapped filming on series finale. read more
  • Oct 27: %cRaven-Symone% left "The View" for "That's So Raven" spin-off. read more


Many girls were dying to be this hottest bachelor's girlfriend, but it was %cMeghan Markle% who was lucky to win the heart of Prince Harry. After swirling rumors about their romance, the British royal finally confirmed that they're dating in a statement that slammed media and paparazzi for abusing and harassing the "Suits" actress. Meghan subsequently took a break from filming the USA series to visit her boyfriend in London. She returned to shortly, but they managed to sneak time in between their busy schedules to spend time together before the holidays.

Back to U.S. soil, Democratic supporters, particularly those who were rooting for Hillary Clinton at the presidential election, were left upset by %cDonald Trump%'s unexpected win. Those who had openly supported the former Secretary of State included such famous public figures as %cLady GaGa%, %cKaty Perry%, %cBeyonce Knowles%, %cJay-Z% and %cAmy Schumer%. It remains to be seen if Trump will really execute those controversial plans that he promised during his campaign or if he will be a much wiser person once he takes the office.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Nov 02: %cTaylor Swift% returned to CMA Awards 2016 to present %cGarth Brooks% with Entertainer of the Year Award. read more
  • Nov 03: %cJennifer Lawrence% and %cDarren Aronofsky% confirmed relationship by locking lips in public during New York date. read more
  • Nov 04: %cMichael Buble% took hiatus from music after 3-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. read more
  • Nov 04: "The Simpsons" made TV history with two-season renewal. read more
  • Nov 06: %cJustin Bieber% was the biggest winner at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016. read more
  • Nov 06: %cAudrina Patridge% and %cCorey Bohan% tied the knot in beautiful Hawaiian wedding. read more
  • Nov 06: %cJinger Duggar% and %cJeremy Vuolo% got married. read more
  • Nov 07: %cPrince Harry% confirmed he's dating %cMeghan Markle% and slammed media for abusing his girlfriend. read more
  • Nov 08: A-listers reacted to %cDonald Trump% winning presidential election. read more
  • Nov 10: %cRob Kardashian% and %cBlac Chyna% welcomed their first child together, baby girl named Dream Kardashian. read more
  • Nov 10: %cBella Hadid% and %cThe Weeknd% broke up after a year of dating. read more
  • Nov 10: Legendary singer/songwriter %cLeonard Cohen% passed away. read more
  • Nov 10: %cAdrienne Bailon% tied the knot with fiance %cIsrael Houghton% in Paris. read more
  • Nov 10: %cPatrick Dempsey% and wife Jillian officially called off divorce. read more
  • Nov 14: Marvel's The Inhumans" series landed on ABC. read more
  • Nov 14: "Westworld" was renewed for season 2, but won't return until 2018. read more
  • Nov 14: Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson was the first non-white star in 20 years to be named People's Sexist Man Alive. read more
  • Nov 14: %cCarrie Fisher% finally confirmed tha he had an affair with "Star Wars" co-star %cHarrison Ford% decades ago. read more
  • Nov 15: %cRicky Martin% got engaged to boyfriend %cJwan Yosef%. read more
  • Nov 15: %cTaylor Swift% made $170 million to be Forbes' highest-earning celebrity under 30 in 2016. read more
  • Nov 15: %cCharlie Sheen%'s ex-wife %cBrooke Mueller% was found by cops after running away with their sons. read more
  • Nov 16: %cNick Gordon% was ordered to pay $36 million in %cBobbi Kristina Brown%'s wrongful death lawsuit. read more
  • Nov 16: %cNick Cannon% confirmed he's expecting his third child, his first with ex-girlfriend %cBrittany Bell% . read more
  • Nov 16: "Duck Dynasty" was announced to end after 11 seasons on A&E. read more
  • Nov 17: %cJohn Mayer% debuted new single "Love on the Weekend" and announced a 2017 Tour. read more
  • Nov 17: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star %cLisa Masters% died from apparent suicide inside her hotel room in Peru . read more
  • Nov 18: %cFifth Harmony%'s %cLauren Jauregui% came out as bisexual in a letter to everyone who supported %cDonald Trump%. read more
  • Nov 20: %cAriana Grande% won Artist of the Year, %cSelena Gomez% was named Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist at the 2016 American Music Awards. read more
  • Nov 20: %cNaya Rivera% announced divorce from husband of two years, %cRyan Dorsey%. read more
  • Nov 21: %cKanye West% was rushed to hospital for "his own health and safety" after onstage rant and tour cancellation. read more
  • Nov 22: %cLaurie Hernandez% and %cValentin Chmerkovskiy% took the Mirror Ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars" season 23 finale. read more
  • Nov 24: "Brady Bunch" star %cFlorence Henderson% passed away at 82. read more
  • Nov 26: %cEmma Roberts% and %cEvan Peters% got re-engaged after a brief breakup earlier this year. read more
  • Nov 27: %cBeyonce Knowles% led winner list of 2016 Soul Train Awards with four gongs. read more
  • Nov 28: %cCheryl Cole% confirmed she's expecting a child with %cLiam Payne% after debuting baby bump during a date with the %cOne Direction% singer. read more
  • Nov 28: %cCasey Affleck% was named Best Actor at the 2016 Gotham Awards, while "Moonlight" won big. read more
  • Nov 29: "Manchester by the Sea" won big at the 2016 National Board of Review. read more
  • Nov 30: %cBradley Cooper%'s girlfriend %cIrina Shayk% revealed first pregnancy during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris. read more
  • Nov 30: %cMariah Carey% her dancer %cBryan Tanaka% went public with their romance as they're pictured kissing and snuggling on a beach on Hawaii. read more
  • Nov 30: %cMila Kunis% gave birth to her and husband %cAshton Kutcher%'s second child. read more
  • Nov 30: %cTaylor Swift% topped Forbes' list of 2016 Highest-Paid Musicians. read more
  • Nov 30: "Masters of Sex" was canceled after four seasons. read more


"She got what she wished for" may not be the nicest words to say here, but that did happen to %cDebbie Reynolds%, who passed away a day after her daughter %cCarrie Fisher% died. Reynolds and her family were still mourning the death of the "Star Wars" movie star, who was hospitalized for several days after having a cardiac arrest during a flight, when the 84-year-old had a stroke. According to her son Todd Fisher, earlier on December 28, she said, "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie."

The sudden passing of those two TV vets was the most recent among a string of tragic loss in this month alone. Earlier on December 13, %cAlan Thicke%, "Growing Pains" actor and %cRobin Thicke%'s father, died at 69 after suffering a heart attack during a game of hockey with his son. Later on Christmas, former %cWham!% singer %cGeorge Michael% (53) died in his sleep at his England home. In a lighter yet upsetting news from music, %cCamila Cabello% left %cFifth Harmony% after four and a half years.

  • Other notable events of the month:
  • Dec 01: %cDrake% topped Spotify's year-end most-played lists. read more
  • Dec 01: "La La Land" was named Best Movie by New York Film Critics Circle. read more
  • Dec 03: %cJensen Ackles% and wife %cDanneel Harris% welcomed twin babies. read more
  • Dec 03: "Luke Cage" was renewed for season 2 at Netflix. read more
  • Dec 03: "The Walking Dead" star %cSteven Yeun% tied the knot with girlfriend %cJoana Pak%. read more
  • Dec 04: %cJeremih% was removed from %cPARTYNEXTDOOR%'s tour after dissing the latter at Dallas show. read more
  • Dec 04: %cAdam Driver% won Best Actor at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, while "Moonlight" was Best Picture. read more
  • Dec 04: "American Honey" was triumphant at British Independent Film Awards. read more
  • Dec 06: %cBeyonce Knowles% led 2017 Grammy Awards with 9 nominations. read more
  • Dec 07: %cMick Jagger%, 73, welcomed a baby boy with his 30-year-old girlfriend %cMelanie Hamrick% . read more
  • Dec 07: %cJohnny Depp% was dubbed Hollywood's most overpaid actor again by Forbes. read more
  • Dec 07: "Reign" was canceled by The CW after four seasons. read more
  • Dec 08: %cCandace Cameron% exited "The View" to focus on "Fuller House". read more
  • Dec 10: %cPatrick J. Adams% wedded %cTroian Bellisario% in camping-themed ceremony. read more
  • Dec 10: %cJanice Dickinson% got emotional during her wedding to Dr. Robert Gerner. read more
  • Dec 10: "Brady Bunch" star %cSusan Olsen% got fired drom L.A. radio after launching homophobic rant. read more
  • Dec 11: %cRyan Reynolds% beat %cRyan Gosling% as Best Actor in Comedy Movie at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards. read more
  • Dec 12: "La La Land" and %cNatalie Portman% landed top nods as full winner list of the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards was unveiled. read more
  • Dec 13: "Salem" was canceled by WGN America after three seasons. read more
  • Dec 13: %cAlan Thicke% died at 69 after suffering a heart attack during a game of hockey with son Carter. read more
  • Dec 13: "The Voice" crowned %cSundance Head% as the winner of season 11. read more
  • Dec 13: %cFifth Harmony% singer %cLauren Jauregui% was charged with possession of marijuana. read more
  • Dec 13: Adam Klein won "Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen-X" with unanimous votes. read more
  • Dec 14: %cNicki Minaj% beat %cTaylor Swift%'s Billboard Hot 100 record. read more
  • Dec 14: %cRyan Reynolds% and %cBlake Lively% finally made their first public appearance with their two daughters. read more
  • Dec 15: %cJackie Evancho% faced online backlash for agreeing to perform at %cDonald Trump%'s inauguration. read more
  • Dec 17: %cMarc Anthony% confirmed he's divorcing his wife of two years, %cShannon de Lima%. read more
  • Dec 17: %cCamila Cabello% left %cFifth Harmony% after four and a half years. read more
  • Dec 19: %cMargot Robbie% showed off new ring after surprise wedding to %cTom Ackerley% in Australia. read more
  • Dec 20: %cAzealia Banks% revealed she suffered miscarriage. read more
  • Dec 21: "16 and Pregnant" star %cValerie Fairman% died of alleged overdose. read more
  • Dec 21: %cMartin Freeman% split from %cAmanda Abbington% after 15 year together. read more
  • Dec 22: "Project Runway" announces Erin Robertson as winner of season 15. read more
  • Dec 23: %cLil Wayne% launched internal investigation after "Tha Carter V" track was leaked by Martin Shkreli. read more
  • Dec 23: %cJustin Bieber% was named Vevo's Top Artist of the Year. read more
  • Dec 24: A&E abandoned KKK documentary "Escaping the KKK" after controversies. read more
  • Dec 24: "Fuller House" got season 3 renewal on Netflix. read more
  • Dec 25: %cGeorge Michael% passed away at 53 at his England home. read more
  • Dec 25: %cVanessa Minnillo% and %cNick Lachey% welcomed a baby boy named Phoenix. read more
  • Dec 26: %cBeyonce Knowles% was DoSomething.org's most charitable celebrity of 2016. read more
  • Dec 26: "Everybody Hates Chris" star %cRicky Harris% died of a heart attack at 54. read more
  • Dec 27: %cCarrie Fisher% died days after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London. read more
  • Dec 27: "Step Up" actress %cTricia Lynn McCauley% was killed in suspected carjacking. read more
  • Dec 27: %cMelissa Benoist% announced divorce from %cBlake Jenner% after less than two years of marriage. read more
  • Dec 27: %cT.I.% and wife of 6 years %cTameka Cottle% a.k.a. Tiny called it quits. read more
  • Dec 27: %cScarlett Johansson% was named Forbes' highest grossing actor of 2016. read more
  • Dec 28: %cDebbie Reynolds% passed away after having a stroke, a day after her daughter %cCarrie Fisher% died. read more
  • Dec 28: %cPink% and %cCarey Hart% welcomed second child. read more

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