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

Hollywood

There were rumours about Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s relationship status. This came after they were photographed together on the set of their upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling. Actor Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr. Bean, has spoken out about cancel culture, comparing it to a mediaeval mob.

Patty Jenkins has shared more details about her Wonder Woman spat with Warner Bros. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez slammed social media networks, claiming that they were complicit in the Capitol Riots. People with hate in their hearts were permitted to use social media, she said when it was supposed to bring people together and allow them to communicate.

Earlier this year, we saw Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attempting to rescue their marriage. According to sources close to the reality star, she was trying everything she could to rescue her marriage. Meanwhile, amid allegations that his tumultuous marriage to Kim Kardashian is nearing an end, Jeffree Star debunked all the wild rumours about him and Kanye West hooking up.

Chris Pratt unintentionally exposed what we already knew from Avengers: Endgame’s events. He got down with Tom Holland and confirmed that he would be appearing in the upcoming Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Meanwhile, the response of Avengers star Chris Evans to the Capitol Riots divided the internet. The actor expressed his inability to speak and shed light on what might have happened if the rioters had not been white. He went on to say that a large number of people have enabled it, leaving some users perplexed while others cried out for Captain America to defend the country.

Following the Capitol riots, Lady Gaga made a bold stance about impeaching then-President Donald Trump. During the COVID-19 outbreak, TikTokers Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio were ridiculed for their trip to the Bahamas. The internet was furious, blaming them for enjoying themselves while millions were suffering.

Selena Gomez debuted the Stay Vulnerable line, which is part of her wildly famous Rare Beauty label. There were also rumours concerning Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, with fans wondering if the two were dating.

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has finally spoken out about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s rumoured involvement in Tom Holland’s upcoming Spider-Man film. In true Marvel manner, he did neither confirm or reject the rumours, instead stating that theories can be off the mark at times, but can also be on the mark at other times. Kevin Hart, on the other hand, recently inked a four-film contract with Netflix.

We got the unexpected news that fan-favourite movie franchises like Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, that are both concluding this year with their third and final instalments. The NYPD was involved in the high-profile case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to confirm some of the charges as genuine or untrue, according to reports. Rebel Wilson, a comedian, stated that while on vacation, she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint.

The divorce of Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause was finalised in January. Jennifer Lopez reportedly wanted to eliminate Armie Hammer from her upcoming film due to the allegations levelled against him. Leilani Dowding of Real Housewives of Orange County was photographed shopping at Tesco without a mask.

Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen was defending herself against admirers who misread her post about her new love of horseback riding, according to her. The model was ecstatic to learn that she was President Joe Biden’s only social media follower. She also mentioned how she enjoyed the inauguration while sober. Clare Crawley and Dale Moss, stars of The Bachelorette, have been rumoured to be splitting up. The National Anthem was performed by Lady Gaga at President Joe Biden’s inauguration event. As she adorned her garment with an olive branch, the singer offered it.

On her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian was rumoured to be discussing her estranged husband, Kanye West and their failing marriage. Elizabeth Olsen teased that she might be in Spider-Man 3 on Twitter. While JoJo Siwa captured the internet’s attention by wearing a T-shirt that read “Best. Homosexual. Cousin. Ever” as she came out as gay. JoJo Siwa received some backlash after coming out, and she responded on social media to a parent who stated they wouldn’t let their child see her again.

A live-action Harry Potter TV series was said to be in early development for HBO MAX in January, which was exciting news for all Potterheads. FKA Twigs spoke about the enormous wake-up call she had of leaving Shia LeBeouf. This comes after she accuses Shia of emotionally abusing her. Before the premiere of his new show, Young Rock, Dwayne Johnson spoke with his father about his background.

Zendaya, on the other hand, explained why she would never be ashamed of her Disney history. She expressed gratitude for her early Disney job, which she believed helped her get to where she is now. According to reports, Elliot Page and Emma Portner are divorcing. Mandy Moore revealed that she was able to conceive despite having endometriosis. We got our first look at Kristen Stewart in her new role as Princess Diana in Spencer.

Katherine Heigl confirmed that she would love to return to Grey’s Anatomy. Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winning actress, died at the age of 94, as did model Cicely Tyson. After her separation from her lover, Riverdale actor Madelaine Petsch revealed that her mental health was at an all-time low.

In an amazing photo shared on social media, Amy Schumer showed us some bravery by showing off her C-Section scar. During his breakup with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West stated that he does not want to raise his children in “Fake” LA. He relocated to Wyoming a few years ago and now prefers to live there. Meanwhile, amid the divorce rumours, Kim Kardashian was reported to have stopped communicating with Kanye West.

Another Netflix film based on the GameStop Stock debacle will star Noah Centineo. The screenplay will be written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal. Meanwhile, Noah Centineo teased his heroic shred for DC’s Black Adam.

Because of the vitriol she receives on social media, Hailey Bieber has revealed that she is seeking counselling. Fans of Justin Bieber are well aware that Hailey is frequently placed against Justin’s ex-girlfriend, singer and actress Selena Gomez. Although the three of them have moved on with their lives, shippers have continued to target them.

Despite their split, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were said to be still deeply in love with one other. They have a daughter together, Stormi, who was born in 2018. Elizabeth Olsen recently revealed that she stayed away from the internet’s reaction to her superhit Marvel show, WandaVision. She discussed how Mary-Kate Ashley’s nepotism affected her career.

Chrissy Teigen, the model, reflected on her baby boy on the week he was due. While she missed her newborn boy, she chronicled her struggle to recovery. JoJo Siwa drew the attention of the internet when she revealed she has a girlfriend.

The romantic comedy My Policeman will star Emma Corrin and Harry Styles. Emma Stone, on the other side, was cast in the film Poor Things as a female Frankenstein. After giving birth to her daughter, Gigi Hadid revealed that she no longer feels the urge to be size zero.

The trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier teased a thriller package from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mary Wilson, the iconic singer and co-founder of Supreme, died at the age of 76. Morgan Wallen expressed regret for using the n-word. Bruce Springsteen was arrested for driving under the influence.

On her 52nd birthday, Jennifer Aniston received a lovely message from her ex-husband, Justin Theroux. Meanwhile, Jesse Williams suggested that the spring premiere of the hit drama Grey’s Anatomy will be “pure madness.” The news that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be cancelled after season eight broke fans’ hearts.

Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, Disney was dedicated to releasing Black Widow in theatres. Shia LaBeouf has denied all of his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs’ charges against him. Mr. & Mrs. Smith was rumoured to be being remade as a television series. The next show was planned to star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship struggle raged on as her father lost control of her income. In the upcoming Marvel film Captain Marvel 2, Zawe Ashton will be pitted against Brie Larson, according to reports. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, apologised to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for his previous conduct.

Chris Harrison, the long-time host of The Bachelor, resigned down as a result of the anger he received.

The news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were expecting their second child had a special significance. One explanation is that they selected Valentine’s Day to break the news, and the other is that they wanted to pay honour to Princess Diana, who revealed her pregnancy with Harry on February 13, 1984. Oprah Winfrey will interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, according to reports.

As they spend Valentine’s Day together, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker appeared to be getting closer. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker made their Instagram relationship official. According to rumours, Kanye West was not doing well after his divorce from Kim Kardashian. Khloe Kardashian was asked about Kylie and Jordyn’s friendship, and she responded by saying she does not control her sister’s life.

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson astonished supporters by announcing his candidacy for President of the United States. For The Queen’s Gambit and Emma, Anya Taylor-Joy received her first SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Mom, a fan-favourite series, was cancelled after eight seasons.

Rege Jean Page, who starred in Bridgerton, was cast in Dungeons & Dragons. Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kanye West was finally confirmed when she filed for divorce. There have been rumours that Kim Kardashian will film her divorce from Kanye West in a new Hulu series. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian has fueled engagement rumours with her on-again, off-again beau, Tristan Thompson.

Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he is embarrassed by his performance in the Harry Potter film trilogy. Kate Hudson responds to all of Sia’s Music’s negative press. She considers it to be a significant dialogue.

Bollywood

Tiger Shroff, the son of Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff, began the year by releasing his new single, “Casanova.” In his singing career, the young singer appeared to be more confident than ever. “Excited to offer the first glimpse of my second single that I’ve sung and it’s your love and support that has given me the guts to do this again,” Tiger Shroff wrote in a post about his new song. Disha Patani, Tiger’s reputed girlfriend, voiced her enthusiasm for Casanova, saying she ‘can’t wait to see it.

We also witnessed certain action scenes from Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Pathan’ go viral on social media in January 2021. After the action scenes from Pathan were leaked on the internet, the hashtag #Pathan became trending on Twitter. Characters and stunt crews were seen filming incredibly intense action scenes over automobiles and trucks in the viral videos. King Khan of Bollywood also made headlines when, due to COVID, he was unable to attend the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival.

People were delighted for cinemas to reopen because COVID was still present at that time of year (January), and we highlighted the top 8 movies that were a must-see when the theatres reopened. In the month of January, actor Saif Ali Khan made news when he stated why he had stopped seeking the material success of the Bollywood film industry. After a string of financially disappointing films, the actor decided to seek “nature of work” rather than “film industry achievement,” according to the actor.

Varun Dhawan and filmmaker Rohit Shetty are honoured for their services to the fight against COVID in the year 2021. Urmila Matondkar, a politician, presented Varun Dhawan with the prize. The filmmaker, Rohit Shetty, was also recognised for his work. The director has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) in order to assist daily paid employees in the Hindi film business.

Salman Khan Confirms His Cameo In Shahrukh Khan’s Upcoming Film ‘Pathan’ was another juicy piece of news. Salman Khan has confirmed that he will be filming his cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan soon! Before season 15, Bigg Boss will start filming Pathan, Tiger 3, and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.

‘Roohi,’ a horror comedy starring Rajkummar Rao and Jhanvi Kapoor, will be released in March. Rajkummar Rao returns in a fantastic role alongside Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Choocha Sharma, a fan favourite. On February 16th, the trailer for Roohi was released.

In the popular television comedy programme Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, the character ‘Anjali Mehta’ discusses her departure from the show. Sunayana Fozdar succeeded Neha Mehta, who rose to stardom for her performance as Anjali Mehta in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Salman Refuses Offers From OTT Platforms To Acquire Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai was another major storey. His next film, Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai, will be released exclusively in theatres. The OTT platform allegedly promised or gave him a large sum of money to get him to change his decision.

Emraan Hashmi Discusses What It’s Like To Work In The Bollywood Industry. Emraan Hashmi, an actor who has worked in the field for two decades, has described it as “fake.” He also explained why, once his work was done, he wanted to isolate himself from the glitz and glamour of celebrity.

Alia Bhatt shares a new poster of her upcoming Gangubai Khatiawadi was another major announcement from February. Alia is dressed in a pastel green ethnic attire with a large red bindi on her forehead and braided hair, and her feet are propped up on a chair. “In theatres 30th July 2021,” she wrote on the back of the poster.

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Music

In January 2021, Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge wowed the internet with their incredible dance moves. Harry has released a music video for his song “Fine Line” of the album Fine Line. He released the video for Treat People With Kindness, which features Pheobe Waller-Bridge from Fleabag.

Beyonce also drew the attention of the audience when she sent a special message to her supporters. In a four-minute video released to her social media account, she reflected on her year 2020. It’s a must-see, so see what Beyonce had to say in her special greeting to the fans.

Mel B announced the Spice Girls’ reunion during the epidemic, which was fantastic news. As the 25th anniversary of the Spice Ladies’ debut single approaches in 2021, Mel B has stated that the girls will celebrate as soon as the rules let. But, hey, how can we miss two essential January music stories?

1.) The turmoil surrounding ‘The Weeknd’ and ‘Selena Gomez’! The Weeknd cast a Selena Gomez look-alike in a music video, according to fans. What an era it was! 2.) Adele Invites Beyonce To Appear On Her New Album! When she returned to the studio in January, the singer had been teasing a lot of new songs for quite some time.

When Zayn Malik sang about a ‘wife’ in his new album, he drove his fans into a frenzy. It ain’t new any longer! Zayn had previously made references to Gigi Hadid in his music. Fans believed he will do it again in January 2021. The musician began dating his baby mother in 2015, which raised a few suspicions when it came to his relationship status, but that is no longer the case now that he and his baby momma have a baby!

In January, during the US Presidential election, the famed singer Rihanna slammed departing US President Donald Trump, comparing him to trash. She made a political statement and used the hashtag #WediditJoe to express herself. The singer was dressed in a black bodysuit and a navy t-shirt. “End racism by any means necessary,” said the t-shirt.

Television

2021 came as a shock to ordinary TV viewers! Larry King, the famed talk show host and radio broadcaster, died in January 2021 at the age of 87. In his famous six-decade career, he is reported to have conducted 50,000 interviews. He was the anchor of CNN’s Larry King Live, a show that lasted more than two decades. Sir Larry King’s death is detailed in this article.

We have heard rumours regarding Trump’s ‘American Carnage’ documentary, which is expected to debut on television around the same time in early 2021. And, of course, what news highlights would be complete without mentioning the deadly coronavirus and how it impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world? Britain’s Got Talent announced in January 2021 that the event would be postponed until 2022 due to COVID. Dance groups, choirs, and orchestras, according to BGT, would be unable to rehearse and audition safely.

Hundreds of individuals congregate for the BGT audition presentations, where they perform in front of a live audience and judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, and Amanda Holden.

‘Dancing on Ice’ has announced that it will be taking a week off from airing on the ITV network. The return date for Dancing on Ice has been set for February 28. A special edition showcasing prior highlights was substituted for the weekend episode. A representative for ITV said, “ITV has chosen to stop Dancing on Ice this week, and there will be no live episode on Sunday.”

A few days later, Dancing on Ice announced that the show’s Grand Finale will be held a week earlier than planned. The final show has been rescheduled for March 14, rather than March 21, as previously planned.

The Chase Show also announced its new host in February 2021. Larry Emdur, a well-known television personality, was the new host. On Channel 7’s The Chase, he was confirmed as Andrew O’Keefe’s replacement. O’Keefe, who was charged with allegedly abusing his partner, was detained.

At the end of 2020, he was also discarded by the Channel 7 network. Larry Emdur, on the other hand, was rumoured to be on the verge of not renewing his contract with Channel 7 and was thus offered the option to host Chase Show in the hopes of keeping him on the network.

The east, like the west, was engrossed in television entertainment. Rubina Dilaik won the popular reality television show Bigg Boss season 14 in India in February 2021. Fans and followers congratulated her, and she was inundated with messages. The 33-year-old actress and her husband Abhinav Shukla competed in the reality TV show and won the Finale trophy and Rs 36 lakh after spending more than 140 days in the home.

Before Rubina Dilaik’s season, Sidharth Shukla had won. At Bigg Boss 14, he was unveiled as one of the ‘Toofani Seniors,’ alongside Hina Khan (season 11 finalist) and Gauahar Khan (season 7 winner).

Fashion & Lifestyle

Botticelli’s ‘Young Man’ painting was sold for $92.2 million in January 2021, shocking the antique and art market. The painting’s sale was the first significant indicator of the state of the art market this year.

We also witnessed the daughter of US Vice President Kamal Harris sign a modelling contract with IMG in January. A week after she drew international attention at the Presidential inauguration event, the IMG modelling agency announced that she had signed the 22-year-old.

Of course, it is critical to look after your health. This is why we wrote a special post for our readers about the necessity of full-body detoxification for humans. In February 2021, a vast network of geometric designs sculpted in the snow with thousands of steps appeared on a golf course in Finland, drawing worldwide attention.

Janne Pyykkö, an amateur artist, and 11 volunteers collaborated on the stunning artwork in the town south of Espoo. Mr. Pyykkö and his colleagues completed the artwork in two days using ropes and snow boots.

The Snow Art masterpiece that drew worldwide notice was billed as the country’s largest snow sculpture (Finland). For our readers, we also highlighted the Top 4 Beach Cities that are the most economical to live in. Portugal, Vietnam, Morocco, and Colombia were among the countries on the list.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, had set a goal for the reopening of pubs and clubs in February 2021, according to the results of the COVID quick flow testing. “That, together with immunisation, could be a path ahead,” he said during a press conference at Downing Street. However, he noted that it was “still early days”, with “lots of discussions still to be had”.

In February 2021, Billie Eilish debuted her new product collection, “The World Is A Little Blurry.” The singer used her social media account to post photos of herself wearing pieces from her new line. She also tweeted a lengthy text to go along with the set of photos.

The year 2021 was momentous in and of itself, with February playing a significant role. After 100 years, Vincent Van Gogh’s painting was finally displayed in the second month of 2021. Since its inception in 1887, Street View in Montmartre has been owned by a French family. At auction next month, Sotheby’s estimates it might fetch up to $8 million (US). It is one of a series of paintings created by Van Gogh while he was living with his brother Theo in a house near the street depicted in this painting in 1886 and 1887.

Celebs Got Clout

At the start of 2021, two well-known celebrities graced the exclusive Celebs Got Clout interview series. Sean Borg, a top expert in the fields of entertainment television, lifestyle, and branding in London and Los Angeles, was interviewed exclusively by our journalists.

The expert revealed his travels as he met various celebs in an exclusive conversation with Clout News. Nikki Lund was also interviewed for an exclusive Celebs Got Clout interview. She’s a fashion designer, musician, celebrity stylist, entrepreneur, performer, and mother who’s made a reputation for herself in a variety of fields. She talked out about her life and how she used her talents to conquer all industries in a recent interview with Clout News.

Clout News interviewed Ali Levine in February 2021 as part of an exclusive ‘Celebs Got Clout’ programme in which we interview high-profile celebrities. Ali Levine is a celebrity stylist, fashion consultant, TV personality, celebrity TV journalist, and lifestyle blogger. She is a motivational speaker who came down with us for an exclusive chat in February.

The fashionista discussed what fashion and clout mean to her, as well as her path to becoming a stylist. When Ali Levine first started in the industry, she explained what clout meant to her. “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,” she said.

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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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