10 moments in 2013 in which celebrities shocked us…yet again
1. North by Kanye West
Technically, this happened on the last day of 2012, but what’s an extra day between friends? In January (basically…) at Kanye West’s New Years Eve concert in the States on stage, he told the crowd to “…make some noise for my baby mama, Kim Kardashian”. Since then, it has been happily ever after. In July, the A-list couple welcomed baby North into their lives. Cute.
2. Lil’ Kim has a new face.
It’s as if hip-hop goddess Lil’ Kim gives herself a new face for Christmas each year. In February, she stepped out with a strange new look. The change included, probably, all of the Botox in the world. Among the modifications, Kim was sporting pumped up cheek bones, thinner lips and a narrower nose. Her surgery make-over resulted in Lil’ Kim looking slightly Asian, which is a far step away from what she looked like when she started out in the music business.
3. These lines are less blurred than you’d think
This March we were fortunate enough, debateable to say the least, to hear the catchiest song ever to be made. ‘Blurred Lines’, featuring Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams & T.I, was this year’s Summer anthem. The song (or its video) caused a lot of controversy with topless models, inappropriate lyrics, a Marvin Gaye lawsuit and a lot of feet doing things that feet just shouldn’t do. The tune stayed in the charts at number 1 for 4 weeks before dropping down to number 2. Unfrotunately, it remerged to take back the top spot to make it five weeks at the head of the charts.
4. Katie Hopkins Hates Everyone.
We shall rename July as “The Month of Katie Hopkins”. The former Apprentice star, and I use the term star loosely, got on everyone’s nerves after her appearance on the ITV show, ‘This Morning’. The controversial, fame-hungry woman graced our TV screens to talk about her idea of ‘Classism’. She insisted that people with names such as ‘Tyler’, ‘Chardonnay’ and ‘Chantelle’ are, basically, bad people. She said how she wouldn’t appreciate her children becoming friends with kids who have geographical, flower or season based names. She has children called Poppy, India and Flora by the way.
5. Miley… Is, well, Miley…
Where do I even start with Miley? She’s been in the news every single day of 2013! I don’t know a time this year that I’ve been on the Internet and I haven’t seen something about Miley f*cking Cyrus. In August, Miley pulled her most controversial stunt yet – at MTV’s VMA awards she got on stage with Robin Thicke, complete with foam glove, to perform his single ‘Blurred Lines’. It was the most inappropriate, sexually charged performance the VMAs might have ever seen. She introduced “twerking” to the popular lexicon, she wore next to nothing, and she danced around a bit. To be fair to Miley, it was the VMAs and it is all about being “out-there”, however, I think she may have gone a bit too far when she was grinding up against Robin Thicke’s “area” over and over again. After the performance, this GIF was made and it has done the rounds of the Internet, but I think we should see it just one last time…
6. Kris & Bruce surprise no one
For years the rumour mill has been going into overdrive about Kris & Bruce Jenner divorcing. Sadly, this was the case, with the couple releasing a statement saying that they have “separated”, but remain “the best of friends”.
7. Neither do Khloe & Lamar
It seemed that there was something in the air in October for the Kardashian family, as just after Kris and Bruce announced their split; news that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were having relationship issues hit the press. It came out that Lamar was addicted to crack and Khloe had had enough of it. Lamar was photographed leaving the marital home with packed bags. The next season, which airs in 2014 on E!, of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ goes into more detail about their break up, but until then it’s pretty obvious that their romance has come to an end.
8. Danny Dyer Heads East
Most remember November for fireworks and left over sweets from Halloween. Some will remember it as being the month when 36 year old Danny Dyer made his debut in popular British soap EastEnders. Considering Dyer has starred in films such as ‘Doghouse’ and ‘Adulthood’ it was rather a shock when he announced that he was going to be in the soap. Maybe it’s because the BBC want to get their ratings up, or Danny’s run out of work, it was all a bit strange. However, audiences seem to like his character, Mick Carter on Twitter is always filled with Danny Dyer-related tweets. I wonder how long he’ll stick this gig out for?
9. McBusted happened
Remember Busted? Well they’ve merged with McFly to create ‘McBusted’! Yes, it’s true. In November, the ‘Supergroup’ came together to create ‘McBusted’. Consisting of various members of each band – they are still yet to release any music, but they have sold out their 2014 UK tour. Crazy.
10. Tom Daley Comes Out
Some found it a shock, some expected it. However earlier this month, UK Olympic bronze medal winner Tom Daley posted a video on YouTube explaining to his fans that he was in fact bi-sexual. He told the world that he’s got a boyfriend but he “still fancies girls”. Since he started his diving shenanigans there have been rumours all over the place as to whether he’s gay or straight, but he’s decided to ‘come out’ and tell everyone the truth. Good for him! I just hope it doesn’t put him off winning that gold in Rio!