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

Hollywood

We had the BAFTA TV Awards that announced the halt of special individual prizes after the Noel Clarke controversy. It comes after Bafta was criticized for giving Noel Clarke an outstanding contributor award in April despite being aware of allegations of sexual harassment against the actor – which he denies.

Game of Thrones fame, Sophie Turner was roped in for another HBO drama called The Staircase. The upcoming venture will be based on the original novel. Meanwhile, Matthew Perry split up with his girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz. The couple were together for two years and were engaged to each other.

Lisa Kudrow brought to everyone’s notice that there was a touching moment between the cast of Friends in the reunion episode which the fans might have missed. She was talking about the moment when Courtney Cox was tearing up looking at their set together with the rest of the cast. There was co-star Matt LeBlanc who wiped away her tears with a tissue which was a wholesome moment.

The production for Mission Impossible 7 was shut down after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. Kim Kardashian revealed that she felt like a “failure” in her marriage to Kanye West. She was crying in the last season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians as she felt like a “loser” because this is her third marriage. This comes amid her relationship trouble with her estranged husband.

Cruella 2 is under development at Disney after the success of the first movie starring Emma Stone. We had Tom Felton addressing those rumours about dating his Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson. The two were always shipped together by fans as Emma had previously admitted to having a crush on Tom. Felton did admit that they are something and they have been very close for years.

Ryan Reynolds was setting the right example by talking about mental health with his daughters. Duck Dynasty fame Bella Robertson tied the knot with boyfriend Jacob Mayo. We saw Chris Harrison permanently exiting and walking away from The Bachelor franchise. He had been a host of reality show for a long time.

We saw reports of Laurence Fishburne returning as the Bowery King in John Wick 4. The Monsters at Work trailer gave a sneak peek of the evolution of Monsters Inc. which was the second instalment of the franchise. A Quiet Place part II became the first film to cross the $100 million box office collection ever since the emergence of COVID-19.

Lin-Manuel Miranda apologized because of the lack of Afro-Latino actors in ‘In The Heights’. Hyundai pulled a major marketing idea of roping in Scarlet Witch and the new Captain America from the MCU for their advertisement. Meanwhile, their co-star, Scarlett Johansson revealed that she was treated like a “piece of ass” in Iron Man 2 when she made her debut in the MCU.

We saw the iconic characters of Tom & Jerry coming back in their movie trailer. Netflix announced that the Twilight Saga movies will be available on the streaming platform in the US from July 2021. The release of the upcoming animated movie, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania was pushed back to October by Sony Pictures.

Model Chrissy Teigen was accused of bullying a fashion designer, Michael in a new statement. She shut down the accusations by claiming to have never talked to the designer. The cookbook author received a lot of backlashes as users believed the designer.

The title and cover for Will Smith’s upcoming book were revealed. We had new mommy Gigi Hadid expressing her love for Zayn Malik on father’s day as she claims their daughter, Khai is lucky. Lynne Spears expressed his concern for her daughter Britney Spears after the court hearing.

We saw Fast & Furious become the most successful pandemic era movie which has over $400 million worldwide. The creator of the longest-running TV show, Cops’ John Langley passed away. Wonder Woman fame Gal Gadot welcomed a third child with husband Jaron Varsano.

Bollywood

We saw some controversy as Kamaal R Khan called Salman Khan a “Bollywood Goon”. The controversy rages on as Mika Singh called out Kamaal under his house and continued their war of words. However, Salman chose to work with Netflix India to help the stunt artists who have been unemployed because of the pandemic.

Sonu Sood addressed actress Huma Qureshi’s comment about him being the next Prime Minister of India. Sonu Sood could not stop himself from being grateful and answering. “Yeh thoda zyada ho gaya (this is too much haha). It is very kind to say this. If you think I deserve this honor I should say I should have done something good. However, I do not agree with it. I think we have a very talented Prime Minister. “

Dilip Kumar was rushed to the hospital after he complains about breathlessness. We also had reports of Vibha Chibber being replaced by Rinku Kulkarni in Chhoti Sardarni. Salman Khan takes legal action against Kamaal R. Khan. Sajid Nadiadwala was set to play chess with World Champion Viswanathan Anand and raise money for COVID.

We had Akshay Kumar celebrating 25 years of his iconic movie, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. Priyanka Rajput shared pictures from Sushant Singh Rajput’s memorial service. Kriti Sanon shared a photo collage of Sushant as she admitted to feeling “painfully strange”.

Kartik Aaryan tried to encourage people to learn about CPR by joining the iCare initiative. Meanwhile, there was more controversy as Swara Bhaskar reacted to Kangana Ranaut’s “B-Grade” comment about her. However, Kamaal R. Khan called Kangana “Deedi” and netizens trolled him online.

Sanjana Sanghi is named Youth Advocate for Education by leading Childs Rights organizations. We had Varun Dhawan taking the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as he encourages people to do the same. Sajid Nadiadwala was reportedly casting Akshay Kumar and Ahan Shetty on the same screen for his upcoming movie.

Meanwhile, Akshay was set to return on the sets of Ram Setu in September. Kartik Aaryan was roped in to play the main lead in the upcoming love story movie, Satyanarayan Ki Katha. While Shraddha Kapoor was reportedly cast opposite Kartik in the venture. Kamaal R. Khan deleted all his review videos of Salman Khan from his channel as their legal battle goes on.

Shah Rukh Khan revealed that his grandmother had named him Abdur Rehman initially. Sonu Sood continued the work of the noble as he launched a new initiative ‘COVREG’ to vaccinate the rural Indian population. Abhay Deol was roped in to feature in a Disney movie named Spin.

We also got reports of Race 4 being in development as details about the cast and director were under wraps. The movie, Skater Girl was accused of presenting a true story without giving proper credits. Meanwhile, Naseeruddin Shah was hospitalized with pneumonia after a patch was found in his lungs. Many Bollywood celebrities paid their tribute to true heroes as they celebrated National Doctors’ Day.

Lollywood

We saw actress Saba Qamar sharing her memory of working with the late Bollywood actor, Irfan Khan. Fans were going crazy over the upcoming series, Dhoop Ki Deewar as they got a glimpse of the series in the teaser. Veena Malik took shots at Malala Yousafzai’s comments about marriage.

The thrilling reality show, 60 Hours to Glory is set to air on Hum TV and PTV. Meanwhile, Hania Aamir broke down after receiving misogynistic hate and backlash online. Celebrities of Lollywood came forward in support of the actress after she received hate. While Ayeza Khan gave personal advice amid the war between Hania and Asim Azhar.

Pakistani host Aamir Liaquat Hussain was fired from Express Entertainment TV. We had reports of Maya Ali launching her new clothing line ‘Maya Pret-A-Porter’. Iman Ali rejected the offer of working with writer Khalil-Ur-Rehman on the live show.

Urwa Hocane and Imran Ashraf will be seen together for their new series, Badzaat. Fans shipped Usama Khan with Zainab Shabit after he hints he is going to get married soon. The viewers also went wild after the release of the teaser for Pari Zaad. Netizens accuse Hira Mani of a new video that she posted from a Texas gas station.

Alizeh Shah gets trolled for donning her new look of short hair in the Hum Style Awards rehearsal picture. Meanwhile, Sonya Hussyn gets a solid reply from Sharmeen Obaid for criticizing Mahira Khan in Raees.

Music

Lil Loaded Dallas rapper passed away at the age of 20. We saw Ed Sheeran becoming the face of TikTok after signing a big-money deal. BTS’ Butter made it to the 1st rank on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Ball Tour got postponed until 2022.

We saw Irish singer Sinead O’Connor announcing his retirement from music. Black Veil Brides released the animated lyric video to their new single, Crimson Skies. Meanwhile, the pandemic brought The Rolling Stones and other UK musicians seeking payment for their songs which are being streamed online.

Lindsey Buckingham announced her first solo album and US Tour dates. While Dua Lipa became the most played singer in the UK for the year 2020. We also saw overcrowding at the Indonesia outlet of McDonald’s after the BTS special meal led to risk. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber’s Peaches defeated BTS’ Summer Out and Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License that time.

BTS released their ‘Hotter, Cooler, Sweeter’ variants of their song, Butter. One of their members Jungkook was being protected by another member, Suga after he started getting tattoos. Billie Eilish took accountability for using racist slurs as she admitted to being “appalled and embarrassed”. Korean boyband 2 PM released their new album, Must after their 5 year-long hiatus.

Fashion & Lifestyle

We had reports of Harry Styles preparing for his beauty brand as he channelled his golden glow. Harry Styles could be making moves on the beauty market soon. The singer is known for his fashion sense and of course his music. As per recently filed trademark documents, the musician is reportedly pursuing a beauty brand titled, Pleased As Holdings.

Sofia Richie rocked a cheetah-print bikini with her best friend, Tess Kemper. Tiger Quee Sofia Richie took to her ‘gram with a new picture wearing a super-hot bikini! We also had Jennifer Aniston mocking her fan-favourite character, Rachel Green’s green clothing staple that she wore for the Friends Reunion. A bikini which was donned by Dame Barbara Windsor was auctioned for $9500. The bikini was worn in the movie Carry On.

Celebs Got Clout

We interviewed Real Housewives alum, Leilani Dowding, in the month of June. Leilani Dowding is a former Page 3 girl, she was also the UK representative in the US Miss Universe 1998, a glamour model, television celebrity. You might also remember seeing her as one of the Real Housewives of Cheshire. 

Although her journey was short on the show, she has emerged as more than just being a part of the Real Housewives. The former model is currently flourishing in the real estate industry after having a successful career as a model, a TV celebrity, and an incredible Horse-mommy.

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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