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

Hollywood

In May, we had Noel Clarke issuing an apology but still denying all sexual misconduct allegations. Meanwhile, there were rumours of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck coming back together after seven years. A movie called ‘Twilight of the Dead’ was reported to be in the works which were said to be the final zombie movie.

After a ton of backlash, Grammys scrapped their ‘secret’ nomination committees. Meanwhile, fans are being asked to support India by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Priyanka Chopra and other celebrities. On the other hand, fans started speculating that Rita Ora and Taika Watiti are dating as the couple were hanging out together more often.

There was confirmation from one of Zac Efron’s friends that he has not had any plastic surgery. In a jaw-dropping British Vogue cover, Billie Eilish transforms into a stylish ‘pin-up’. Ellie Goulding, on the other hand, welcomed her first child with her husband, Caspar Jopling.

There were reports of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez strictly being friends despite the rumours of them dating each other again. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios released the first look at Eternals in the MCU phase 4 video. Britney Spears slammed documentaries about her for focusing on the ‘negative’.

Conan O’Brien’s TBS show was reported to come to an end by June. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes was seen wearing retro dresses on the sets of her upcoming venture, Watergate Girl. We reported about Will Smith’s post about him claiming that he is in the worst shape of his life and posting a few pictures of himself. Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh, on the other hand, quit The Flash after seven seasons.

The initial photos from the highly anticipated show, House of the Dragon sees Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith as Targaryens. This is the spin-off of the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, John David Washington is said to be starring in Gareth Edwards’ next venture, True Love.

Angelina Jolie revealed that her new movie was like therapy amid divorce from Brad Pitt. There were 800 people who signed a letter detailing the plight of women and call for change in Noel Clarke Fallout. We saw John Mulaney returning to comedy in May with live shows in New York City.

Henry Golding joined the cast of Persuasion remake which stars Dakota Johnson. We had Golden Globe Awards pledging to major reforms after the criticism they received about their lack of diversity. Scarlet Johansson thought the Golden Globes still needs a fundamental reform. She will receive the Generation Award at the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards after this. There was confirmation of Ken Jeong starring in the Amazon comedy, Shoot the Moon.

We saw Halle Berry surprising fans by posing as Cat-woman in her classic leopard-print bodysuit. Meanwhile, we saw a shocking impersonation of Britney Spears by Megan Fox on Kelly Clarkson’s show. On the other hand, Gal Gadot revealed she got rid of Joss Whedon after he threatened her future.

We saw exciting news for fans of Bennifer as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez took a weeklong vacation seventeen years after their breakup. Melissa McCarthy shared an empowering note that she wrote to herself years ago.

David Harbour teased that Black Widow could introduce Russia’s Avengers. Meanwhile, NBC Cable Network boycotted and refused to air Golden Globe Awards 2022 due to their lack of diversity. In other news, Kim Kardashian reportedly felt free and over the moon after her decision to divorce Kanye West. The reality star also bought Janet Jackson’s ‘If’ Music Video outfit for $25k at a charity event.

Meanwhile, popular TV series, Days of our lives was renewed for season 57 and 58 at NBC. Andra Day shared her struggle with porn and sex addiction. Sandra Oh revealed if she would ever return to her iconic Grey’s Anatomy role as the show was renewed for season 18.

In the long backlash the Golden Globes was receiving for lack of diversity, we also saw Tom Cruise return his three Golden Globe Awards. He also talked about the controversial row on the sets of Mission Impossible that went viral. Fans were divided at the actor’s outburst because the crew broke COVID guidelines.

Gal Gadot expressed her concern for her family and friends regarding her Israeli-Palestian crisis. We got reports about Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick barely speaking amid her romance with Travis Barker.

Sophie Turner, on the other hand, slammed the paparazzi after her daughter, Willa was photographed without consent. We also had a special date set for the Friends Reunion and the teaser was also released.

Emily Ratajkowsky shared her post-baby body flaunting her flat abs in a crop top. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner talked about how social media impacted her mental health. We also saw Kathryn Hahn join the cast of Knives Out sequel. Jennifer Lopez also hinted that love is back between her and Ben Affleck.

Henry Cavil slammed critics as he clarified that he is very happy in love. There were reports of the film adaptation of Black Superman, as per Zack Synder, was long overdue. Henry also asked people to avoid guessing about his personal life as he shared a picture on Instagram.

Wandavision won big at the MTV Movie and TV Awards 2021 as other Marvel shows also won big. Scarlett Johansson, on the other hand, was loaded with a bowl of slime by husband Colin Jost at the Awards.

Riverdale fame, Lili Reinhart talked about her 11-year battle with depression. Meanwhile, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was renewed for 5 years. Amazon reportedly was negotiating for a $9 billion deal to buy MGM Studios.

We had Zack Synder naming Hulk and Iron Man as his favourite Marvel Heroes. Meanwhile, Emma Watson clarified news about her engagement and her ‘dormant’ career. Comedian and actor Paul Mooney passed away at the age of 79.

In other news, Matthew Perry had his fans concerned with ‘slurred’ speech during the reunion special. Brooklyn Nine-Nine announced that it will premiere its final season in August. Actor Sebastian Stan revealed that he will keep playing Winter Soldier as long as Marvel wants.

Elliot Page shared shirtless picture for the first time after coming out as trans last year. We saw Dexter’s season 9 images which revealed his new identity and career. Matthew Perry revealed that there was a ‘no hook up’ pact between the Friends cast.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston revealed that Brad Pitt was her favourite guest star in Friends and fans who still ship them cannot keep calm. The voiceover artist of Disney’s Sebastian the Crab, Samuel Wright passed away at the age of 74.

Angelina Jolie reportedly called the trial ‘unfair’ as Brad Pitt wins custody of their children. Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been roped to play Kraven The Hunter in Sony’s spin-off for Spider-Man villain.

Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian denied hooking up with Travis Barker after fans asked her the question during an Instagram QnA session. Zack Synder wanted to make a Dark Knight returns movie with New Batman and Superman actors. Lady Gaga was confirmed to be playing ‘Smelly cat’ with Lisa Kudrow on Friends: The Reunion.

Meanwhile, good news for James Bond fans as the future James Bond movies will be available for worldwide audience after Amazon acquired MGM studios. We had reports of Pete Davidson being done with SNL after seven long years.

Emma Stone responded to those rumours about her return in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Meanwhile, Sony confirmed multiverse theory from the movie. Charlie Hanson, on the other hand, was suspended by Bafta and ousted from the Netflix movie After Life over sexual misconduct allegations.

Dwayne Johnson shared new Jungle Cruise poster to celebrate the trailer reaction. We had the Friends Reunion director slamming the ‘unkind’ comments that were aimed at Matthew Perry. Meanwhile, The Quiet Place II got a brilliant response from the audience amidst the pandemic and garnered $48 million.

Bollywood

We had Sanjana Sanghi launching her ‘Here to Hear’ mental health campaign. There were reports of Aamir Khan to shoot in Ladakh and Kargil for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha. Deepika Padukone also shared her mental health helpline contacts to deal with mental health crisis.

We had Hrithik Roshan raising $15,000 to Covid-19 relief fundraiser along with Hollywood stars. The producer of Tarak Mehta revealed that they were waiting for Disha’s return as Dayaben. Kangana Ranaut, on the other hand, liked tweets that called Sonu Sood a fraud who is making money out of the crisis.

Her account was later suspended from Twitter for irrational tweets. Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhosale got married. We saw Twinkle Khanna encouraging everyone to donate for oxygen concentrators.

Kangana was labelled a ‘hilarious stand-up comedian’ by Karan Patel after her controversial tweets. Meanwhile, Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid, Kabhi Diwali was reportedly going to be renamed as Bhaijaan.

Anupam Kher won the award for Best Actor at the New York City International Film Festival. Meanwhile, Sunny Leone teamed up with PETA India to distribute 10,000 meals to migrant workers in Delhi. Kangana Ranaut tested positive for Covid while Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli began a fundraiser for India’s fight against COVID.

We also had Gurmeet Choudhary accelerating fight against COVID by launching ‘The Grand Hospital Project’. There was news about Shahid Kapoor being very shy when he told Neelima about his feelings for Mira.

Salman Khan revealed his intention behind releasing Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai amidst the second wave of COVID. There was an exciting announcement by Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes as they revealed the third season of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.

Paresh Rawal gave a witty response to rumours of his death. Meanwhile, Ankita Lokhande confirmed her marriage with Vicky Jain is happening soon. Anupam Kher also partnered with project Heal India to distribute medical equipment across India.

Zee took the pirated version of Radhe available online to the cyber cell. Meanwhile, Geeta Kapur addressed marriage rumours. We saw Diana Penty teaming with Ketto India to provide assistance in fight with COVID.

Nikki Tamboli comments on a picture of Khatron Ke Khiladi which leads fans to speculate if she is eliminated. Pooja Hegde shared her covid survival journey and emphasized on post recovery care. Meanwhile, Tapsee Pannu shared her film industry’s debut story and talked about having Preity Zinta vibes.

Many actors received the second dose of COVID vaccine. Kartik Aaryan joined Scam 1992 director for his next. Sushant Singh Rajput’s co-star from Pavitra Rishta, Mahesh Shetty gets his birthday wish from Shweta Singh Kirti.

Sanjana Sanghi talked about her relationship status and love life. Deepika Padukone was rumoured to reunite with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for another venture. Meanwhile, Prince Narula and Yuvika Choudhary apologize to fans after Yuvika’s casteist remark. Salman’s father Salim Khan criticized Radhe while Rhea Chakraborty shared a motivational post on Instagram.

Ali Fazal encouraged people who are suffering from mental health issues to speak out and seek help. Sonu Sood landed on the cover of Stardust magazine and revealed why he was rejected by the magazine during his early days. Kartik Aaryan was reportedly out of Aanad L. Rai’s Gangster Drama after Dostana 2 and Freddie.

Lollywood

Furqan Qureshi’s seemingly vulgar comment on Anoushay Abbasi’s picture makes fans angry. We had Khuda Aur Mohabbat season 3 trending on Twitter and fans loved the episodes. Nausheen Shah scolded Aamir Liaquat during live show as he says he is fed up.

Aamir gave a befitting reply to a lady who claimed to be his third wife. Meanwhile, son of late Qawwal Amjad Sabri sings ‘Bhar Do Jholi Meri’ for the fans. Fans do not like the role played by Salman Saqib Sheikh in HUM TV’s Chupke Chupke.

We saw Eshal Fayyaz address rumours about her marriage with Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar. Aymen Saleem became the latest victim of shaming by fans for wearing bold outfits. Faysal Quraishi and Sana Faysal share their love story on Nida Yasir’s show.

New ARY digital drama Aazmaish released two teasers for the fans. Meanwhile, Aymen Saleem revealed the qualities she wants in her life partner. Mahira Khan shared her Eid makeup tutorial for all the ladies to slay.

Alizeh Shah starts trending on #1 on Twitter as she gets trolled for wearing sleeveless bodysuit in her debut single. Sonya Hussyn shared her mother’s reaction after meeting Shoaib Malik for the first time. Yasra Rizvi and Abdul Hadi welcome their new baby boy.

Meanwhile Nabila blocks Nadia Hussain from Whatsapp and Instagram as she asks if she does not have a brain of her own. Imran Abbas And Urwa Hocane Surprise Fans By Sharing A delightful duet together.

Music

Little Mix claimed that their music bosses tried to make one of them the lead singer. Meanwhile BTS offered another taste of Butter in two teasers. Lil Nas X, on the other hand, talked about finding success as a queer artist. Victoria Beckham recalls ‘iconic’ Beyonce telling her the Spice Girls inspired her.

We had Broadway theatre starting the sale of tickets from next week. Meanwhile, Courtney Cox’s daughter Coco sang the cover of Taylor Swift’s Cardigan. John Legend praised his wife Chrissy with a heartfelt mother’s day post.

We saw Justin Bieber move his Justice World Tour to 2022 as he added new dates. BTS dropped the limited edition version of Butter while The Weeknd performed at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

There were reports of Amit Kumar claiming that he did not enjoy the Indian Idol episode dedicated to father Kishore Kumar. Jungkook and RM teased their upcoming track with solo images in BTS Butter teaser photos. We heard claims of BTS performing at the Billboard Music Awards.

Meanwhile, Aditya Narayan responded to criticism by Amit Kumar about the recent episode of Indian Idol. Finalist Caleb Kennedy got eliminated from American Idol after his controversial video went viral.

We had Jin of BTS talking about what it would be to like if the group had to go without him while J-Hope shed light on how to strike a balance between his image and complex realities of life. Demi Lovato revealed that they are now identifying as non-binary.

Meanwhile, Chloe Bailey delivered a hypnotizing cover of Rihanna’s Love on the Brain. Cher confirmed a biopic with universal pictures in the works ahead of her 75th birthday. We also had confirmation that Rihanna is dating A$AP Rocky.

Olivia Rodrigo dropped her debut album Sour while new musical band named, The Smile debuted at Glastonbury live-stream concert. The Weeknd ended his ‘After Hours’ era with 2021 Billboard Music Awards performance.

We had Chayce Beckham becoming the winner of American Idol season 19. Lil Nas X reacted to his wardrobe malfunction on SNL with a new TikTok. Ariana Grande shared photos from her wedding with Dalton Gomez. Usher and Jenn announced they are expecting baby number 2 at iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Olivia Rodrigo becomes the youngest artist to top both UK singles and Album charts. She revealed the story behind her album, Sour. Meanwhile Ed Sheeran reveals the reaction of his eight month old to his songs. BTS shares a message in hindi for their Indian fans. We saw Cody Simpson reveal why him and Miley Cyrus broke up.

Fashion & Lifestyle

Katy Perry launched an Amazon shop full of summer-ready shoes and handbags. We covered surprising side effects of using your phones before bed time. Timothee Chalamet on the other hand, was the co-host at the Met Gala festivities.

We had Dwayne Johnson share his gym playlist for new under armour campaign. Lana Condor’s collab with Vera Bradley proved we don’t have to sacrifice style to be sustainable. Meanwhile, Harry Styles accessorized his retro Gucci suit with a stylish handbag at 2021 BRIT awards.

We also covered Hailey Baldwin’s obsession with fruit of the loom tank style sports bras. The best 5 foods you should be eating for a soft and smooth skin was also something we shed light on in May. Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner looked gorgeous in a beige satin bikini.

We covered the MTV Movie and TV Awards 2021 red carpet fashion. Khloe Kardashian launched swimsuit styles designed to stretch. We also chose the best looks from the 2021 Billboard Music Awards red carpet.

Celebs Got Clout

In May, we sat down to talk with Shyraa Roy, a Dubai-based singer, actress, model, and producer. She is known for her role as Sania in Aks, Mohini in Mohenjodaro, and Natasha in Saaho. The influential and beautiful artist has also sung music singles like Raat and Kamli. She turned into a producer as well as a screenwriter in Hello Shabnam for Amazon Prime.

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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