News Highlights From February 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 February 2021. Enjoy your news highlight!

Hollywood

Amy Schumer showed us some bravery as she showed off her C-Section scar in an empowering photo shared on social media. Kanye West expressed his will about not wanting to raise his kids in “Fake” LA amid his split with Kim Kardashian. He moved to Wyoming a couple of years ago and prefers living there.

Noah Centineo is to star in another Netflix movie about GameStop Stock saga. The Oscar-winning screenwriter, Mark Boal will be writing the screenplay. Hailey Bieber opened up about seeking therapy because of the hate she receives on social media. It is not news to people who are fans of Justin Bieber that Hailey is always pitted against Justin’s ex-girlfriend, singer and actor, Selena Gomez. The three of them have moved on in their lives but shippers have continued to give a hard time to the three.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were reported to be still madly in love with each other despite going their separate ways. They share a daughter, Stormi together who was born back in 2018. We had Elizabeth Olsen revealing that she avoided the internet’s reaction to her superhit Marvel show, WandaVision.

Model Chrissy Teigen looked back and remembered her baby boy on the week he was due. She shared her road to recovery while she missed her baby boy. Meanwhile, as per reports, Kim Kardashian was no longer in communication with Kanye West amid their divorce rumours. JoJo Siwa stole the internet’s attention after revealing she has a girlfriend.

Emma Corrin and Harry Styles are set to star in the romantic comedy, My Policeman. Emma Stone, on the other hand, was roped in to play female Frankenstein in Poor Things. We had the empowering Gigi Hadid reveal that she does not feel the need to be size zero after giving birth to her daughter.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s trailer promised a thriller package MCU production. We lost the legendary singer and Supreme’s co-founder, Mary Wilson at the age of 76. Morgan Wallen apologized for using the ‘N-Word’. Bruce Springsteen was arrested for drunk driving.

Jennifer Aniston got a special wish from her ex-husband, Justin Theroux on her 52nd birthday. Meanwhile, Jesse Williams teased that his show Grey’s Anatomy spring premiere will be “pure madness”. Reports of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ending with a season eight came to light to break fans’ hearts.

Disney was committed to having Black Widow released in theatres despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We had Shia LaBeouf deny all allegations against him by his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs. The conservatorship battle of Britney Spears was raging on as her father lost control of her finances. It was also reported that Zawe Ashton will be facing off Brie Larson in the upcoming Marvel movie, Captain Marvel 2.

Reports about Mr. & Mrs. Smith being recreated as a series came to light. Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover were set to star in the upcoming show. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake apologized to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for his actions in the past. The Bachelor’s longtime host, Chris Harrison stepped down from his role amid the backlash he got.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their second pregnancy but the announcement held a special meaning. One reason is that they chose to announce the news on Valentine’s day and the other is that they paid tribute to the late Princess Diana as she had announced her pregnancy with Harry on February 13, 1984.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker seemed to go stronger as they celebrated Valentine’s Day together. Anya Taylor-Joy earned her first SAG, Golden Globe nomination for The Queen’s Gambit and Emma. Meanwhile, Noah Centineo gave us a sneak peek at his superhero shred for DC’s Black Adam.

It was revealed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Bridgerton’s star Rege Jean Page was roped in to star in Dungeons & Dragons. We saw Kourtney Kardashian go Instagram official with Travis Barker. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson surprised fans as he revealed he would run for POTUS.

The fan-favourite series, Mom got cancelled after 8 seasons. As per reports, Kanye West was not doing well amid his separation from his wife Kim Kardashian. The cast of Conversations with Friends was announced. We had Khloe Kardashian respond to questions regarding Kylie and Jordyn’s friendship. While Elizabeth Olsen talked about how nepotism with Mary-Kate Ashley impacted her career.

Kim Kardashian finally confirmed rumours of her divorce from Kanye West when she filed for divorce. Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he feels embarrassed by his acting in the superhit film franchise, Harry Potter. Kate Hudson responds to all the criticism of Sia’s Music movie. She describes it as an important dialogue.

Reports regarding Kim Kardashian documenting her divorce with Kanye West in new series for Hulu was circulating. Meanwhile, her sister, Khloe Kardashian sparked engagement speculation with on-and-off beau, Tristan Thompson.

Tom Holland praised Spider-Man co-star Zendaya for being his celebrity life coach. Gina Carano accused Lucasfilm and Disney of bullying. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian felt that Kanye West was not willing to compromise on things when it comes to their marriage. Tom Holland was being asked about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s appearance for his upcoming Spider-Man 3. However, the actor chose to stay tight-lipped about the same.

Mandy Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith welcomed their first child together. With them, Katherin McPhee and David Foster also welcomed their baby. Alexander Wang, a well-known fashion designer was accused of sexual assault. Zendaya hit back on the criticism for her movie, Malcolm & Marie after the film was described as “toxic”.

Paris Hilton and Mara Wilson expressed their opinion as they stood in solidarity with Britney Spears amid the conservatorship battle. Emma Watson was rumoured to be retiring from acting, however, reports shut down all the rumours as insiders claimed it as false.

Lady Gaga’s French Bulldogs were stolen and she offered a whopping $500,000 for anybody who returns it. She, later on, found her dogs as they were returned. Christian Bale is set to star in Scott Cooper’s Upcoming The Pale Blue Eye. Sadly, actor Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street passed away at the age of 85.

Bollywood

Let’s talk about Bollywood for a while. The year 2021 begins with Varun Dhawan and director Rohit Shetty being honoured for their contributions to the fight against COVID. Varun Dhawan received the award from politician Urmila Matondkar. Rohit Shetty, the director, was also honoured for his efforts. The filmmaker has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) in order to help the Hindi film industry’s daily paid employees.

Another Spicy News was that Salman Khan Confirms His Cameo In Shahrukh Khan’s Upcoming Movie ‘Pathan’ Salman Khan has revealed that his cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan will be shot shortly! Before Bigg Boss returns for season 15, he’ll begin filming Pathan, Tiger 3, and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.

Rajkummar Rao And Jhanvi Kapoor’s Upcoming Horror-Comedy ‘Roohi’ To Release In March. The talented Rajkummar Rao is back with Janhvi Kapoor in a spectacular role and audience favourite Varun Choocha Sharma. The trailer of Roohi was unveiled on 16th February.

If we talk about the character ‘Anjali Mehta’ from the popular television comedy show Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma,’ she talks about her exit from the show. Neha Mehta, who rose to fame for her role as Anjali Mehta in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, left the show in 2020 and was replaced by Sunayana Fozdar.

Another big news was that Salman Refuses Offers Of OTT Platforms To Acquire Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. He has decided to release his next film Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai only in theatres. Apparently, he was given or offered a humongous amount of money by the OTT platform to change his mind.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Neha Sharma To Share Screen In ‘Jogira Sara Ra Ra’. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Neha Sharma are all set to share the screen space for the first time in Kushan Nandy’s Jogira Sara Ra Ra. Interestingly, Sanjay Mishra also has a pivotal role in the film. Mimoh Chakraborty is going to be joining the cast as well.

Emraan Hashmi Talks About How It Is Like Working In Bollywood Industry. Actor Emraan Hashmi, who has been part of the film industry for almost two decades now, has called it ‘fake’. He also revealed why he chose to distance himself from the splendour and showbiz, once his work was over.

Another massive Announcement from February was that Alia Bhatt Shares New Poster Of Her Upcoming ‘Gangubai Khatiawadi’. Alia is decked up in a pastel green ethnic outfit, with a large red bindi on her forehead and her hair styled in a braid, while her feet rest on a chair. She shared the poster with the release date, “in cinemas 30th July, 2021.”

At the end of the month here’s another announcement was Badminton Legend Saina Nehwal’s Biopic Starring Parineeti Chopra To Release March 26. It was reported that the makers and the director Amole Gupte were considering releasing the film on Amazon Prime Video.

Television

The TV show ‘Dancing on Ice’ announced that it would take a week of break from airing on ITV network. Dancing on Ice announced that it would return on February 28. The weekend’s episode was replaced with a special one featuring previous highlights.

“ITV has decided to suspend Dancing on Ice this week and there will be no live program on Sunday,” a spokesman said. “Each week our production team and cast have delivered a fantastic show during incredibly challenging times.”

Dancing on Ice, a few days later, also revealed that it will be holding the Grand Finale of the show a week earlier than scheduled. The final show was announced to be on March 14, instead of March 21 as scheduled earlier.

In February 2021, we also had the Chase Show announcing its new host. The new presenter was none other than the famous TV personality Larry Emdur. He was confirmed as the replacement for Andrew O’Keefe on Channel 7’s The Chase.

O’Keefe, who was arrested and charged with allegedly abusing his partner. He was also dumped by the Channel 7 network at the end of 2020. Larry Emdur, on the other hand, was reportedly close to not renewing his contract with Channel 7 late and was hence offered the opportunity to participate in Chase Show as the presenter with the intention of keeping him on the network.

While the west was busy with TV shows, so was the east. In India, Rubina Dilaik won the famous reality TV Show Bigg Boss season 14 in February 2021. She was flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and followers. The 33-year-old actress joined the real TV show with her husband Abhinav Shukla and ended up winning the Finale trophy and Rs 36 lakh after surviving in the house for more than 140 days.

Sidharth Shukla was the winner before Rubina Dilaik’s season. He was also revealed as one of the ‘Toofani Seniors’ at Bigg Boss 14, alongside Hina Khan (season 11 finalist) and Gauahar Khan (season 7 winner).

Fashion & Lifestyle

Sculpted in the snow with thousands of steps, a large web of geometric patterns emerged on a golf course in Finland, attracting worldwide attention in February 2021. The magnificent project in the town south of Espoo was the work of amateur artist Janne Pyykkö and 11 volunteers. Using ropes and snow boots, Mr. Pyykkö and his team did the artwork in two days.

The Snow Art masterpiece that garnered global attention was considered to be the largest snow art ever made in the country (Finland).

We also covered the Top 4 Beach cities that are the most affordable to settle in for our readers. The list included places in Portugal, Vietnam, Morocco, and Colombia.

The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was being ambitious for the reopening of pubs and clubs during February 2021, thanks to the COVID rapid flow tests that had come out. “That, combined with vaccination, could be a way forward,” he told a Downing Street press conference. But he stressed it was “still early days”, with “lots of discussions still to be had”.

Billie Eilish launched her new  ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ merchandise collection in February 2021. The singer took to her social media platform to share pictures of her modelling various pieces from her new collection. Along with the series of pictures, she posted a lengthy caption with it as well.

2021 was a historic year in itself and February played a major part in it. In the second month of 2021, Vincent Van Gogh’s painting was put on display after 100 years. Street View in Montmartre has been owned by a French family for some time since its inception in 1887. Sotheby estimated it could earn up to $ 8 million (US) at auction next month. It is one of a series of works by Van Gogh while living with his brother Theo in 1886 and 1887 a short distance from the street shown in this painting.

Celebs Got Clout

As part of an exclusive ‘Celebs Got Clout’ segment where we interview high-profile celebrities, Clout News interviewed Ali Levine in the month of February 2021.

Ali Levine is a fashion expert, a celebrity stylist, a TV personality, and also celebrity TV correspondent and lifestyle blogger. She is an inspirational personality who sat down with us exclusively for an interview in February.

The fashionista talked about what fashion and what clout means to her and her journey to being a stylist. Ali Levine explained what clout was for her when she entered the industry. Ali explained, “It’s funny, I was thinking about this question. And, you know, I love everything that, you know, has been built around Clout news and everything that’s shared.”

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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