As much as we love keeping tabs on our favorite celebs, their private life and be happy for their success, there’s something so fascinating about seeing them being scandalous, stirring things up, causing a fuss. That’s why we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and remember the 10 biggest Hollywood scandals of 2016.
1.The Taylor Swift and Kanye West Feud
We all remember how this started years ago at the MTV music video awards, but we thought it might be over. It really seemed like Taylor and Kanye were over it. But oh no, it all came crashing back when Kanye released the scandalous music video for the song “Famous” that had a line that went like this: “For all my Southside niggas that know me best I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b*tch famous.” There was so much debate weather Taylor Swift approved it or not, but she definitely wasn’t happy about it.
2. The Supermodel Fuss
If you follow the Kardashians you probably remember when Kendall Jenner posted an open letter about “real” supermodels being “cyberbullies” to her and Gigi Hadid. Why? Cause Stephanie Seymour told Vanity Fair they were “b*tches of the moment” and Rebecca Romijn called them “hybrids” because their fame came from social media and they weren’t “proper fashion people”.
3. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Instagram Fight
At this point we’re rarely surprised by Justin Bieber behaving like a spoiled little brat, but while he was parading his new relationship on Instagram, some not so happy fans decided not to keep their thoughts private. That was apparently too much for Bieber, who threatened to delete his account because unless he stops getting so much “hate”. Selena stepped in and this little and very public snide convo took place.
4. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Breakup
Taylor’s breakup took an ugly turn when it was revealed that it was her who secretly wrote Rihanna’s song “This Is What You Came For”. She wanted to keep that info secret, Calvin spilled the beans on Twitter in an attempt to clear his name after Taylor and her team were trying to make him look bad. He even dragged Taylor’s ongoing feud with Katy Perry into this.
5. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Divorce
Divorces are common both in real life and in Hollywood. But this one caught everyone’s attention because according to Amber, the reason for the divorce was Johnny Depp’s violence. Amber filed for divorce and got a restraining order because Johnny Depp threw a phone at her with such force it hurt her eye and cheek. Johnny’s lawyers responded by saying that it was logical to act like that because he suspected Amber was cheating. (spoiler alert, she wasn’t). Also it’s pretty hilarious how Dior had to deal with all this, considering they’re using Johnny Depp in their advert for a perfume called “Sauvage”. Ironic, isn’t it?
6. Bieber Being Reckless
Bieber had a pretty reckless and ridiculous year. Not only did he have that Instagram fight with his ex Selena, but he also walked off a stage after just one song because “people in the first row weren’t listening”. And what’s even more ridiculous is that he punched one of his fans in the face when he stuck his head into the car Bieber was in. Anger issues much?
7. She’s All That Was Written By M. Night Shyamalan
You probably have seen that movie, but don’t remember the details. We don’t blame you, it was barely an OK movie. But turns out M. Night Shyamalan actually did write it. He revealed that he was hired as a ghostwriter and therefore never credited. That caused a bit of a stir with the credited writer of the script R. Lee Fleming, but after an investigation it turned out they both wrote it. The studio bought Fleming’s script, and later hired M. Night Shyamalan to re-write it.
8. Chris Rock’s Oscars Monologue
He only had 15 minutes but boy did Chris Rock use them to the max. He was brutally honest and made some pretty hilarious yet eye-opening and jarring comments about what it’s like to be black in Hollywood. He was sarcastic, he made people uncomfortable and it was the best thing that has ever happened at the Oscars. #OscarsSoWhite
9. Brangelina Divorce
We never thought it would happen. We didn’t want to believe it, but alas it’s true. The most glamorous couple in Hollywood got a divorce. It’s hard to believe that after 12 years of being together and having as many children as they have – they would ever take this step, but they did.
10. Brad Pitt Accused Of Child Abuse
What’s even more shocking is that in the midst of their divorce Angelina accused Brad Pitt of being verbally and physically abusive to kids. We never saw that coming. Eventually Brad was cleared of all allegations and it turns out that perhaps Angelina was just trying to get sole custody of the kids. Their custody battle is not over and still going strong though.