News Highlights From April 2021

For all our readers at Clout News who have missed out on news stories, here is a quick recap highlighting all the major happenings in the month of April 2021. Enjoy your news highlight!

Hollywood

We had Hailey Bieber talking about how social media affected her negatively. Emma Stone clapped back at critics who said her movie Cruella is similar to The Joker. Britney Spears’ former makeup artist claimed that Britney is not in control of her social media. Amy Winehouse’s mother dedicated a new documentary as she marked the 10th death anniversary of her daughter.

David Schwimmer revealed exciting updates about the Friends Reunion special. Kourtney Kardashian revealed that she tried to get back with ex Scott Disick before moving on. Viola Davis thanked Ma Rainey’s August Wilson for leaving a legacy for actors of colour.

We had Ben Affleck praising ex Jennifer Lope after 17 years since they split. John Cena gave credits to BTS ARMY for supporting his journey of self-love. For the anniversary of Game of Thrones, HBO set month-long anniversary plans. Kim Kardashian became a billionaire and Jared Padalecki proved Gilmore Girls bromance is totally real.

Rege-Jean Page addressed rumours of his exit from Bridgerton for a James Bond contract. He denied that rumours and spoke about reports that he was passed over for Krypton because of race. Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner could be the possible next billionaires in the family as per Kim Kardashian.

Schitt’s Creek, Happiest Season, and Sam Smith roped in the top awards at GLAAD Media Awards 2021. Andy Cohen revealed what viewers can expect from the KUWTK reunion special. We had Britney Spears confusing fans after sharing throwback photos with her ex Justin Timberlake. She further causes more confusion as she makes a cryptic announcement of Red arrival.

Kris Jenner seemingly offers an olive branch to Jordyn Woods, two years after their fallout. Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song welcomed their baby boy while Pete Davidson seemingly confirmed his relationship with Bridgerton star, Phoebe Dynevor. Meanwhile, the Home Alone reboot is still happening even after all the delays.

We had reports about Scream 5 having various scripts and endings to stop the spoilers and leaks which happened in the previous movies. Kim and Kanye West were reportedly keeping things calm amid their separation. John Travolta talked about grief after the tragic death of his wife Kelly Preston.

Scott Disick was rumoured to be struggling with Kourtney Kardashian’s new romance with Travis Barker. Meanwhile, MCU fans put up a billboard asking Marvel to bring back Tony Stark. Sia was named the worst director at the pre-Oscar Razzies Worst Movie Awards.

Viola Davis paid tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman on the red carpet of the Oscars. Chloe Zhao made history with the Best Director win at the Oscars 2021. Meanwhile, the internet was not happy with Anthony Hopkins Oscar to win over Chadwick Boseman. As per an insider, Travis Barker would love to marry Kourtney Kardashian but Scott Disick is a factor to consider.

We had Robert Downey Jr. celebrating the two-year anniversary of Avengers: Endgame by posting a clip that was a deleted scene. Reports of Britney Spears willing to speak in court emerged amid her conservatorship battle. Anny Francisco and Robert Springs were expecting baby number #2.

Rumours of Marvel Studios focusing on Captain America 4 surfaced. Zac Efron is rumoured to have had plastic surgery after a video of him goes viral. Anya-Taylor Joy revealed why she almost quit acting before Queen’s Gambit happened. MCU head revealed that Gemma Chan will be the lead in Eternals.

We had reports of Pixar staff being frustrated by the decisions of sending Soul and Luca directly to Disney+. Rachel Lindsay announced that she is leaving the Bachelor franchise amid racist remarks. Noel Clarke was suspended by BAFTA after sexual harassment allegations.

Bollywood

During April 2021, we saw Bollywood queen Malaika Arora get her first coronavirus vaccine dose in style. But at the same time, Veteran Indian singer and composer Bappi Lahiri was admitted in hospital due to COVID complications. It was indeed a tough time for everyone in the world.

Harbhajan Singh, the famous Indian cricketer expressed his wish that he wanted either Ranveer Singh or Vicky Kaushal to act as the main lead if ever a biopic about him was to be made. And once again, as COVID was raging high, the release date of Sooryavanshi which was April 30 at that time was postponed since the states went into lockdowns. Salman Khan’s film Radhe also met with similar fate as the actor announced the release of the movie shall be postponed.

While movies were being cancelled, vaccines were being disbursed, and hospitalizations were rising, actress Jhanvi Kapoor took some time to have a escape vacation to Maldives amidst COVID-19.

The shooting of ShahRukh Khan’s Pathan and Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra was also halted during this time due to lockdowns.

Kangana Ranaut fans spammed Kishwer Merchant with messages and the latter had a fitting reply to those messages in April 2021. Abhishek Bachchan relived the love story with his wife Aishwarya Rai in this month as well.

A new film titled GOBAR with the main lead of Ajay Devgn and Siddharth Roy Kapoor was also announced in April 2021. Bhumi Pednekar launched environmental footprint calculator on 2021 Earth Day thereby making use of her influence on the masses.

Ranveer Singh, the Bollywood heartthrob came to the small screen, on Colors TV to host a show. Neetu Kapoor got emotional as the first death anniversary of her husband Rishi Kapoor came in April. She penned down a heartfelt and emotional note in his memory.

This year in April, Indian Idol and Tarak mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma were the most watched shows on Indian Television.

Lollywood

April 2021 witnessed the 27th death anniversary of the renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri. Many of his fans and family members took to the Internet to express their gratitude towards the late soul.

Nadia Hussain, the famous morning show host of Pakistan got candid about her wedding and revealed she had purchased her wedding dress at 4:00 AM in the morning ahead of her marriage function.

Actor Imran Abbas announced that he would host a show on Pakistan TV from Istanbul, Turkey. We also heard from the lead cast member of Dil Na Umeed To Nahin, Omair Rana about his role in the drama.

Rabab Hashim revealed the first ever crush of her life and the fans were surprised to know that it was not someone from Pakistan. Sarah Khan, the Raqs-e-Bismil fame also opened up about doing bold scenes on Television.

Ahmad Ali Butt stole the spotlight in April 2021 when he posted his before and after pictures of body transformation. The star also shares tips on how to lose weight and what enabled him to carry out a solid body transformation.

Music

The entertainment industry witnessed Paul Simon selling his entire music catalogue to Sony for an undisclosed sum of money. This news was indeed mind boggling since an artist values his work more than his life but Paul Simon chose otherwise. The compensation must have been hefty but alas, the amount remains undisclosed.

BTS, the K-POP band made history as they became the first ever Korean band to be nominated at the BRIT Awards in April 2021. The UK government, meanwhile funded huge sum of money to promote music and art festivals in the regions during this time.

Demi Lovato and Noah Cyrus were in the news after they recorded a song together. The fans started to speculate that the two were dating.

Hip-Hop sensation and rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital in April 2021 following a heartattack. Also, Netflix received the infamous Kanye West documentary on their service during this time which was a massive success.

Taylor Swift released her first ever ‘re-recorded’ album Fearless in April 2021. The fans were head over heels on the album. The singer also had done an interview with Stephen Colbert but the fans were left confused and tried ‘decypting’ many aspects fro the interview but to no avail.

Billie Eilish ditched her green hair and the reason behind her decision to do so was explained by Finneas.

Justin Bieber got candid and revealed to the world that the first year after his marriage with Hailey Baldwin was ‘really tough’. Lil Nas X also got candid and shared his experience [in a rather funny way] about what it means to come out of the closet. Kehlani also told her coming out story on TikTok during the same time

Spotify launched its mini-player for Facebook in April 2021.

Fashion & Lifestyle

Athletic wear brand Nike won a lawsuit against MSCHF Satan Shoes and the Satan Shoes manufacturers then agreed to recall their product and offered refund to the buyers.

In April 2021, we also shared a story about the Smooth White Vagabound sneakers worth $140 that are also the personal favorite of Jessica Alba. The mental health trend was worsening around the globe during this time and Clout News was quick to cover a story on it as well. We shared practical advices for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Nike Waffle One maintained the famous stacked look for it’s exclusive women’s pair. Also, April 2021 saw Zendaya wearing a super fashionable outfit at Essence Black Women Hollywood Awards.

K-Pop Boy Band BTS certainly had a great month [April 2021] as they were also announced global ambassadors of the elite fashion house label Louis Vuitton.

Hailey Beiber’s night time routine is a phenomenal one and we covered a story about it in early April. Also, the unsuaul cut-out dress of the Kardashians gained a lot of attention on the internet during this time.

Kylie Jenner shared adorable new pictures of Stormi Webster on Travis Scott’s 29th birthday.

Shaheer is passionate about living a life seeking un-ending knowledge, philomath, as you may think of him. He's a student of Finance and a keen observer of Business and Indian-Political scenario who takes pleasure to pen down his views and opinions on the same. As his guiding mantra to life, ‘Come what may , life goes on’ helps.

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