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

Hollywood

Jonathan Schwartz, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings producer have addressed concerns over the movie’s dark tone. The movie marks as being the first leading Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It brings new elements of martial arts and mysticism to the superhero universe.

A now-deleted tweet has gained a lot of traction from Marvel fans; as Marvel UK reignited hopes that Keanu Reeves will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor has been a prominent name since the ’80s but his resurgence over the John Wick franchise, Toy Story 4, and Bill & Ted Face the Music has only become more loved than ever.

Maggie Q has recently talked about and praised Tom Cruise’s leadership on Mission: Impossible III. She was a part of the movie alongside Tom’s Ethan Hunt as a fellow IMF agent in the 2006 instalment.

Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings revealed how he hopes a fight scene that ended up getting cut will appear in the future MCU movie. Shang-Chi introduces the Master of Kung Fu to the MCU as phase 4 of the universe begins. Meanwhile, Shang Chi is off to a strong start at the box office, with earnings of around Rs 32.5 million.

Everyone is aware of the high profile case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. But it seems this has affected Aquaman 2 immensely because of Amber Heard’s involvement. Fans are criticizing Warner Bros for still having Amber in the movie. Even the fans who said they will be watching the movie revealed it will only be for Jason Momoa. This comes after Jason’s Aquaman had a new suit in the first official look into the instalment. Still, many fans have shown their excitement for the new stealth suit as pictures of Jason in it circulates online.

On the other hand, Matrix 4 seems to have adopted the same approach to filmmaking that enabled the original movie to be so groundbreaking. Details about the latest sequel have been under wraps of 1999’s The Matrix. However, comments about the sequel have indicated that the film’s production is trying to find unique ways to use state-of-the-art technology.

Chris Conran raised fans suspicion when he kissed new girl Alana Milne on Bachelor In Paradise. Something told the islanders that the alum was hiding the truth. He was suspected to have a preexisting relationship with Alana. Islanders suspect that Chris Conran and Alana Milne were dating before.

More than 40 teaser photos for The Matrix Resurrections were released, revealing both new and returning characters. The Matrix franchise’s highly anticipated fourth instalment will see director Lana Wachowski return and start-up nearly two decades after the original trilogy finished with The Matrix Revolutions in 2003.

New photos of the upcoming from the set of HBO’s The Last of Us looks just like the original game. The video game franchise has made its mark ever since its entry was released a decade ago.

Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari with a social media post. She revealed her ring which had the word “lioness” engraved on it. Some fans have doubted the intentions of Sam. A user wrote, “I hope he won’t use you for money, Brit.” Another fan tweeted, ” ain’t saying he’s a gold digger but…”. Several other fans wonder if it is a “function of money”.

The first official trailer for Marvel’s next Disney+ series, Hawkeye, was released, with Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld teaming up for a holiday adventure. Meanwhile, Andrew Garfield shared his opinion on Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Tom Holland. He described him as the perfect star for the role of Spider-Man. Andrew had previously been the Marvel web-slinger in Sony’s rebooted franchise of Spider-Man movie.

In the midst of relationship rumours, Tom Hiddleston was recently spotted with actress Zawe Ashton, and their outing appears to confirm the couple’s romance! Hiddleston, 40, and The Handmaid’s Tale actress, 37, were spotted kissing in the ocean in Ibiza, Spain, according to images obtained by The Daily Mail.

Patrick Dempsey’s departure from Grey’s Anatomy in 2015 was one of the most heartbreaking things for fans of the show. His character was killed off but the shocking story behind it includes allegations against the actor.

His untoward behaviour is said to be the reason which drove the actor out of the show. Patrick used to play Dr. Derek Shepherd on Greys for the first 11 seasons. He was lovingly known as McDreamy on the show as well as among fans. But recent claims made about him can shock fans.

The former Drake & Josh actor, Drake Bell addressed the child endangerment allegations which he faced. He is an American actor, musician and is best known for his role in the Nickelodeon show, Drake & Josh.

In the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ The Trial of Magneto, Scarlet Witch seemingly may already be back from the dead. This is after her alleged murder at the hands of Magneto. But it was decided by the Krakoa’s Quiet Council that Wanda Maximoff will not be brought back using their resurrection protocols.

The famous celebrity Khloe Kardashian has got a new job! She will soon be seen commentating on the first-ever eSports tournament for mobile gaming – Candy Crush Saga.

Chris Pratt has been roped in for the cast of the upcoming animated movie, Mario and will be in the role of the main lead. And the internet seems to have lost its mind as it cannot handle this information. Nintendo has kept their video game characters out of TV and film.

Keanu Reeves 2015 movie, Constantine, had fans and critics divided because of the changes made to the comic book source material. Throughout the years, the movie has managed to gain a cult following and now it got a shout out in Justice League #68.

Popular actress of Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo revealed a rather shocking altercation with Denzel Washington on the sets of the medical drama. In the latest episode of the Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo podcast, the actress was talking to her co-star Patrick Dempsey.

Her candid confession did not go down well with Denzel’s fans who felt that she disrespected the actor. A user tweeted that Ellen really disrespected Denzel and “proudly” told the world as if they were going to be on her side. Another user wrote,  “So you mean to tell me Ellen Pompeo, known for GREYS ANATOMY, called 2 time academy award winner Denzel Washington a mf? I need the audio cuz I’m calling bs. And if she did, shame on her. He shouldn’t have said what he said but “listen mf this is my show?” Nah. That ain’t it.”

Bollywood

Even after being fully vaccinated, it was reported that Farah Khan contracted covid. Pankaj Tripathi will start filming Oh My God 2 with Akshay Kumar in October. In the most shocking news of the year, Siddharth Shukla’s death after a heart attack surfaced in September.

His last post for his mother would definitely tear anyone up. On the other hand, Shehnaaz Gill arrived with her brother Shehbaz for the actor’s last rites. We witnessed WWE star John Cena posted a picture of Siddharth on Instagram. Siddharth’s family delivered their first statement later after the news of his death. Meanwhile, Hina Khan encouraged Siddharth’s fans to stay together despite the heartbreaking news.

Actors like Tapsee Pannu, Kiara Advani, Juhi Chawla, and many others paid tribute to their teachers on Teacher’s Day. Meanwhile, Saif Ali Khan shared how Kareena helped him tackle online trolls.

In casting news, Mrunal Thakur and Aditya Roy Kapur were said to star in the remake of Thudam. Bhoot Police was said to premiere a week before on Disney+ Hotstar multiplex on September 10th.

We heard from Ayushmann Khurrana as he talked about shooting three films during the pandemic. Manoj Bajpayee dropped facts when he claimed that during the pandemic, OTT platforms have been the only saviour for the entertainment industry.

We witnessed Anushka Sharma being thrilled about Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as T20 captain. Meanwhile, Divya Agarwal became the winner of Bigg Boss OTT as she won 25 lakhs and a trophy. She talked about her experience on Khatron Ke Khiladi 12.

Kangana Ranaut sparked controversy with Alia Bhatt over the new ‘Kanyadaan’ ad. Tapsee Pannu was seen shining as a sprinter in the movie, Rashmi Rocket. There was news of Ranveer Singh’s record label releasing five music videos for the deaf community.

Sooryavanshi was said to premiere on Diwali while Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra got candid about their divorce. The release of Aamir’s Laal Singh Chaddha has moved to 2022 meanwhile, it was revealed that 83, starring Ranveer Singh will be released on Christmas 2021.

Various trailers of Udham, Honsla Rakh were released. There were reports of Tiger 3 being released before Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathan. Meanwhile, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush starter, Atrangi Re, is set to get an OTT release as per Akshay Kumar.

Lollywood

After the huge success of Laila O’ Laila and Allay, Ali Zafar has dropped an electrifying Pashto song Larsha Pekhawar. He pays vibrant tribute to the Pashtun culture in the song.

Gohar Rasheed while talking about drama serial Laapata, disclosed that “When I got the call for drama serial Laapata, I immediately refused it without knowing the storyline and the script of the drama. All I know was that it’s a negative character so I refused”.

Meanwhile, Zindagi Gulzar Hai stars Fawad and Sanam were reportedly pairing for Zee5’s web series.

Ushna Shah continues to lament why ‘Heeramandi’ is not India’s story to tell. The actor asserted that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali series should have been made in Pakistan. She is unhappy with the director’s upcoming project.

Music

Ariana Grande found a significant Hollywood celebrity fan, and she is overjoyed. Diane Keaton crooned her song Thank U, Next in a message on Instagram to declare her love for Grande.

Lil Nas X had taken the internet by storm again as he announced that he is pregnant with his upcoming album. The singer took to his social media handle to announce that his anticipated album, Montero will release on September 17. This left Twitter buzzing as a majority of the users were left confused by the promotional concept. However, it also caused outrage as some called out the singer for using fake pregnancy to promote his album.

While many people praised his one-of-a-kind efforts, others were critical of the photos and videos. The rapper, whose actual name is Montero Lamar Hill, responded with a series of hilarious tweets.

Drake’s new album is a major achievement for him. The 34-year-old rapper’s sixth full-length studio album, Certified Lover Boy, was released more than a year after it was first announced. Only hours after its release, Certified Lover Boy became the most-streamed album on Spotify and Apple Music.

BTS’ Butter had not stopped buzzing on the internet especially after ButterTheeRemix. Megan Thee Stallion featured on a remix of BTS’ Butter. Everything was in chaos when fans realized Megan might not be allowed to release the remix.

Fans did not get a music video but the next best thing happened. The 3J’s, Jimin, Jungkook, and J-Hope were dancing to the remix. The 3J’s posted a teaser on September 8 and hinted at a performance video. They have dedicated it to Megan and added the tag #ToHotGirlCoach.

Olivia Rodrigo made her debut at the MTV VMAs 2021 as she had garnered 5 nominations at the award show. She won the award for Best New Artist and Song of the Year. The singer also won the Push Performance of the Year. Olivia added that she wants to dedicate this to all the girls who write songs on their bedroom floor. Her loyal fans were excited about her win. However, the majority of users have dubbed the award show as “rigged”. A user stated, “I would’ve been fine with wap or bts because they were battling every week on the charts.”

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards 2021 premiered on September 12, at 8 pm ET. This was the same day as BTS’ leader Kim Namjoon’s birthday and BTS has got another reason to celebrate now. BTS won three awards at the ceremony as they won the title of Song of Summer for their single, Butter. They also won Group of the year and K-Pop Music Video of the year.

However, before the award for MTV VMAs Song of Summer, fans had thought that BTS was already snubbed because they did not win for categories like Song of the Year, Best Pop. But BTS was not nominated for huge categories like Artist of the Year and the title for Choreography of the year. Harry Styles won the award for Choreography of the year for his song, Treat People With Kindness which hardly had any dance.

Met Gala 2021 had kicked off on September 13, 2021, and it is called the most prestigious fashion-forward event.

But Nicki Minaj was not one to grace the beige carpet this year as she decided to skip the event. She revealed the reason be the vaccine mandate. The rapper had posted a lengthy tweet as she shared her problem with her fans. She posted a tweet where she claimed that one of her family members got impotent after the vaccine. The rapper floated myths about impotence from the vaccine.

After releasing ‘Sex & Love’ on March 14, 2014, Enrique Iglesias returned with part one of his FINAL albums.

Taylor Swift has launched the ‘Taylor’s version’ of her hit song Wildest Dreams, which has become a TikTok sensation. Taylor took to social media to declare that she had heard them and that she had recorded her own version of the song. Swift has started re-releasing her songs after a legal battle with music mogul Scooter Braun.

Fans of One Direction have been hoping for a reunion for a long time and were disappointed when the band failed to reunite for their tenth anniversary in 2020. After speaking with Louis Tomlinson about it, Liam Payne said in a recent interview that talks for a reunion are underway and that it may happen sooner than expected.

The ‘Shape of You’ singer is having a blast as his latest single titled ‘Shivers’ did remain on Number 1 on the singles chart for the second week straight.

Fashion & Lifestyle

Jennifer Aniston had posted some super-aesthetic photos on her Instagram account, showing her wavy hair and curls while posing for photos in what appears to be a photoshoot setting.

Aniston’s post has already racked up over 900,000 likes. Jennifer made sure to leave her fans guessing about her new project by captioning the photo “something’s coming.” Many say that the photoshoot is for a new movie or series that the actress may be joining.

Kim Kardashian appeared to be drawing fashion ideas from her ex-husband Kanye West when she stepped out lately in a head-to-toe, fully covered outfit. Kim turned attention as she arrived in New York ahead of the Met Gala, wearing a leather mask that completely covered her face, an overcoat, and black leather heels.

Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Grimes might have gotten attention for their outfits this year at Met Gala. However, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had also managed to get everybody’s attention with her powerful message for the rich.

But she got slammed by New York Times fashion director and critic Vanessa Freidman on Twitter. She was dragged by the latter after attending an event that costs $35k per ticket while conveying the message of taxing the rich. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attending the $35,000-a-ticket #MetGala in a Brother Vellies gown blaring “Tax the Rich” is a complicated proposition.

She received backlash for wearing a dress with that statement to a charity event worth $35,000 per ticket. However, turns out she did not pay for the ticket after all. She revealed that she had received a free ticket to the biggest red carpet event of the year.

Pokemon had announced a collaboration with one of the world’s best milk cookie brands ‘Oreo’ which saw the two brands work together on releasing ‘rare Pokémon-themed Oreos.’

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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