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

Hollywood

We saw speculations regarding the relationship status of Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde. This came after they were seen being close on the sets of their upcoming movie, Don’t Worry Darling. Actor Rowan Atkinson or more popularly known as Mr. Bean shed light on cancel culture and compares it to a medieval mob. Patty Jenkins revealed more information about her war with Warner Bros over Wonder Woman. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez called out social media platforms as she felt that these platforms have played a role in the Capitol Riots that happened earlier. She shared that people with hate in their hearts were allowed to use social media when it is supposed to bring people together and enable people to build community.

We had Kim Kardashian and Kanye West trying to save their marriage earlier this year. Insiders said the reality star was doing everything possible to save her marriage. Chris Pratt accidentally revealed what we did assume from the events of Avengers: Endgame. He sat down with Tom Holland and revealed he was part of the next Thor movie, which is, Thor: Love and Thunder. Meanwhile, Jeffree Star shut down all the crazy rumours about him and Kanye West hooking up amid the reports of his turbulent marriage with Kim Kardashian coming to an end.

We had Lady Gaga making a strong statement about impeaching then-President Donald Trump after the Capitol riots. Meanwhile, the internet was divided by the response of Avengers star, Chris Evans regarding the Capitol riots. The actor said he is speechless and shredded light on how things will have been if the people rioting had not been white. He added that a lot of people enabled this which left some users confused while the others called on Captain America to save America.

We saw TikTokers like Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio being slammed for their trip to the Bahamas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet was not happy as they blamed them for enjoying while millions were suffering. Selena Gomez had launched the Stay Vulnerable collection which comes under her highly successful brand, Rare Beauty. We also saw rumours about Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian as people speculated if the duo were a couple.

The Marvel boss Kevin Feige finally broke his silence regarding the rumours of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s involvement in the upcoming Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movie. In typical Marvel fashion, he did not confirm nor deny the rumours as he said the speculations can sometimes be so off the mark but sometimes it is to the point. Kevin Hart, on the other hand, signed a massive four-movies deal with Netflix.

We received shocking news about the fan-favourite movie franchises like Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth both ending this year with their third and final instalments. There were developments reported in the high profile case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard where the NYPD was involved to prove some of the claims as true or false. Comedian Rebel Wilson revealed that she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint while on vacation.

Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause’ divorce was finalized in January. There were reports of how Jennifer Lopez wanted to drop Armie Hammer from her upcoming movie because of the allegations against him. We spotted Real Housewives star Leilani Dowding shopping at Tesco without a mask. Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen was defending herself from fans who according to her misinterpreted her tweet about her new hobby, horseback riding.

Reports of The Bachelorette stars Clare Crawley and Dale Moss splitting surfaced. Lady Gaga was singing the National Anthem at the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden being elected. The singer offered an olive branch as she added that to her dress. Chrissy Teigen was thrilled that she was the only celebrity that President Joe Biden followed on social media. She also talked about enjoying the inauguration sober.

Kim Kardashian was rumoured to be talking about her split with her estranged husband, Kanye West on her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. We got Elizabeth Olsen teasing that she might be a part of Spider-Man 3. While JoJo Siwa bagged all the attention of the internet by donning the “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever” T-shirt as she came out as gay. Exciting news for all the Potterheads was that a live-action Harry Potter TV series was rumoured to be in early development for HBO MAx in January.

We had FKA Twigs talking about the massive wake-up call for her that led her to leave Shia LeBeouf, who she accused of emotionally abusing her. JoJo Siwa was receiving a bit of hate after she came out and she responded to a parent on social media who claimed they won’t let their child see her again. Dwayne Johnson talked about his past with his dad before the release of his show, Young Rock. Meanwhile, Zendaya revealed why she will never be ashamed of her Disney past. She claimed to be grateful for her early career in Disney which brought her where she is.

Elliot Page and Emma Portner were reported to get a divorce. Mandy Moore talked about getting pregnant even after having endometriosis. We saw Kristen Stewart’s first-ever look at her new role as Princess Diana in Spencer. Katherine Heigl revealed if she would ever return to Grey’s Anatomy and her answer was yes. We lost precious lives like Oscar-winning actress Cloris Leachman at the age of 94 and model Cicely Tyson.

Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch revealed that her mental health was at an all-time low after her breakup with her boyfriend. Dixie D’Amelio revealed the real reason for leaving college early while Ashley Tisdale opened up about the harsh criticism she received after getting a nose job. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly sparked engagement rumours. Rita Ora defended her movie Oliver Twist as it received massive backlash from the audience.

Bollywood

The year 2021 kicked off with Tiger Shroff, the son of Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff, releasing his new song titled ‘Casanova’. The young star seemed to be more confident than ever in his singing career. Tiger Shroff, sharing a post about his new song wrote Tiger wrote, “Excited to share the first look of my second single that I’ve sung and it’s your love and support that has given me the courage to do this again. Even Tiger’s rumored girlfriend Disha Patani expressed her excitement for Casanova and said that she ‘can’t wait’ for it.

In January 2021, we also saw some action scenes of Shahrukh Khan’s movie ‘Pathan’ going viral all over social media. The #Pathan was trending on Twitter after the action scenes of Pathan were leaked on the internet. The viral clips showed characters and stunt crews recording highly intense action scenes over cars and trucks. King Khan of Bollywood also made headlines when he virtually attended the famous Kolkata International Film Festival due to COVID.

With COVID still present during that time (January) of the year, people were excited for cinemas to reopen and we covered the top 8 movies that were a must-watch when the theatres reopen.

Actor Saif Ali Khan made headlines in the month of January when he revealed why he had stopped chasing the material achievements of the Bollywood Film industry. The actor said that after a line of monetarily disillusioning movies, he settled on the choice to pursue ‘nature of work’ rather than pursuing ‘film industry achievement’.

Music

Harry Styles & Phoebe Waller-Bridge set the internet on fire when they showed off their terrific dance moves in January 2021. Harry released his music video for his track from the album Fine Line. He released the video for Treat People With Kindness co-starring Fleabag’s Pheobe Waller-Bridge.

Also, Beyonce caught the attention of the fans when she had a special message for her fan following. She reflected on her year 2020 as she posted a four-minute-long video on her social media handle. It is a not-to-miss so find out what Beyonce talked about in her special message to the fans.

One great news amid the pandemic was that Mel B revealed the reunion of Spice Girls. As the 25th anniversary of Spice Girls’ debut single was approaching in 2021, Mel B has claimed that the girls will be marking the occasion as soon as the rules allow it.

But hey.. how can we forget two important Music stories from January? 1.) ‘The Weeknd’ and ‘Selena Gomez’ drama! Fans were dead sure that The Weeknd cast Selena Gomez look-alike In a music video. What a time that was! 2.) Adele Turns To Beyonce To Feature In Her New Music Album! The singer was teasing lots of new material for quite some time as she returned back to the recording studio in January.

Zayn Malik also sent his fans in a frenzy when he sang about a ‘wife’ in his new album. Well, it ain’t new anymore! Zayn had previously dropped hints about Gigi Hadid in his songs. Fans were convinced that he did that again in January 2021. The singer started dating his baby momma in 2015 and has raised a few eyebrows when it comes to his relationship status but well, not anymore as he has a baby with his baby momma now!

In January, as the US Presidential election was happening, the famous singer Rihanna took a diss at the outgoing US President Donald Trump and compared him to trash. She made a political statement and added a hashtag, #WediditJoe. The singer donned a black bodysuit with a navy t-shirt over that. The t-shirt read, “End racism by any means necessary.”

Television

For regular TV viewers, 2021 came as a shock! The famous talk show host and radio broadcaster Larry King passed away in January 2021 aged 87. His interviews are estimated to be 50,000 in his illustrious six-decade-long career. He was the host of the famous CNN Larry King Live which ran for more than two decades. The cause of Sir Larry King’s death is explained here.

We were also hearing speculations about Trump’s ‘American Carnage’ Documentary to be aired on television around the same time at the beginning of 2021.

And of course, what are news highlights without the mention of the deadly coronavirus and how it affected the plans of millions of people across the globe? In January 2021, Britain’s Got Talent revealed that it will be postponing the show until 2022 due to COVID. BGT said that performers like dance groups, choirs and orchestras wouldn’t be able to rehearse and audition safely.

The BGT audition shows typically involve hundreds of people congregating and then performing in front of a live audience and judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.

Fashion & Lifestyle

The month of January 2021 shocked the antique and art market when Botticelli’s ‘Young Man’ painting was sold for $92.2 Million. That sale of the painting marked the first major indicator of the state of the art market this year.

In January, we also saw the daughter of United States Vice President Kamal Harris get a modeling contract from IMG.

The IMG modeling agency made it public that it had signed the 22-year-old, a week after she attracted international attention at the Presidential inauguration ceremony.

Taking care of your health is, of course, important. This is why we had an exclusive article for our readers talking about the importance of full-body detox for humans. You can check it out here.

During the start of 2021, Sir Antony Gormley had some exciting plans for a UK-wide art exhibition. The Great Art Exhibition is visualized and launched by Sir Antony Gormley, who asks people to do art at home and install it outside their own window or garden.

Celebs Got Clout

The exclusive Celebs Got Clout interview series was graced by two well-known celebrities at the start of 2021. Our journalists got the chance to exclusively interview Sean Borg, a leading expert in the field of entertainment television, lifestyle, and branding in London and Los Angeles. 

In an exclusive interview with Clout News, the expert revealed his journey as he came across numerous celebrities.

We also sat down for an exclusive Celebs Got Clout interview with Nikki Lund. She is a fashion designer, songwriter, celebrity stylist, entrepreneur, singer, and a mother that has defined her name in all industries. In a recent interview with Clout News, she exclusively opened up about her life and how she conquered all the industries with her talents.

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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