News Highlights From September – October 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 – October 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.

Singer Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram on Sunday October 24 to announce that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. The “Bad Habits” singer noted that he’d be following government guidelines and self-isolating as a result of the positive test.

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.

Eternal’s producer revealed how the movie’s deviants were different from the comics. Kendall Jenner responded to BF Devin Booker’s tweet.

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.

We also covered a story of the highest-paid dead celebrities of 2021. Also, the real reason behind Jesse Spencer quitting Chicago Fire after 10 seasons was revealed in October 2021.

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.

According to the investigation conducted by WSJ, Facebook’s AI has trouble identifying the differences between harmful videos that include hateful content such as first-person shootings and car crashes.

Gal Gadot, in a candid conversation, explained whether her daughters will feature in Wonder Woman 3. Spider: No Way Home and Spiderman: End Game are similar, claimed the director.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ed Sheeran, the music sensation tested positive for coronavirus in October 2021.

A heartbreaking bit of news also arrived from the Hollywood industry in October. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, one of the most popular couples, apparently broke up and went their separate ways. Yes! Yes, you read that correctly.

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.

Selena Gomez and Chris Evans sparked dating rumors during the same period while Bella Hadid discussed the pleasure of becoming Khai’s aunt.

Also Read: News Highlights From September 2021

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.

October was a month with a lot of hustle and bustle in the Bollywood industry. The month started with the news of Kartik Aryan and Kriti Sanon’s movie Shehzada would start shooting this month.  It’s worth noting that the film is a remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, a Telugu film. Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde played key roles in the film. 

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.

Ranveer Singh shared early morning pictures with a charming smile and a handsome look in October as well. Kangana Ranaut went strong on her meme game as she shared memes on upcoming films of the industry. Shahid Kapoor and his spouse Mira Kapoor enjoyed a quality vacation together, shared pictures with the fans.

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.

RRR release date was announced in October [January 7, 2022]. The movie features Ram Charan and Jr NTR. The Bollywood industry witnessed the arrest of King Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Aryan was summoned to the NCB bureau several times during the month and getting him out of jail had become SRK’s top priority in October.

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.

According to NCB sources, Aryan’s phone was seized and was being checked to see whether there is any connection or involvement with narcotics possession. According to India Today, which quoted NCB sources, Aryan Khan’s discussions were also to be investigated.

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.

As October came to an end, the bail for Aryan Khan was denied around twice as they were convicted to judicial custody for 14 days.

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.

Taapsee Pannu revealed that the only reason she performed in Rashmi Rocket was for gender testing. Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon shared a new look that made everyone wonder about what they are up to.

Action Hero, produced by Rai and Bhushan Kumar, will star Ayushmann in the major role. Anirudh Iyer will direct the film, which is written by Iyer and Neeraj Yadav. According to reports, the film follows an actor’s journey in both film and real life.

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.

The vibrant photoshoot of Maya Ali as a Mayon bride took the industry by storm. We also did a review story for all the 10 episodes of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay The in October 2021.

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”.

Yasra Rizvi’s campaign brought to spotlight the harsh realities of marriage in society during this period of the year. Minal Khan’s father-in-law opened up to trolls and gave a tough reply to them all.

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

Pakistani showbiz actor Ahad Raza Mir cleared the air regarding wife Sajal Aly’s pregnancy rumors. A video clip of the Ahad’s interview was doing rounds on the internet where he can be heard responding to the reporter’s question saying, “there is no truth in such news circulating on social media.”

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.

Ghana Ali faced backlash for posing publicly with her baby bump. Muneeb Butt and Alizeh Shah collaborated for a Nikkah photoshoot that took the fans by a surprise.

Fans were also evidently unhappy with the ending episode of the show Rang Mahal. In October 2021, Sarah Khan and Falak Shabir shared the wonderful news of becoming parents to a cute baby girl.

LUX Style Awards also took place during this time of the year and we released a complete list of winners of the event as well.

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.

The 27-year-old pop star Justin Bieber, in his new documentary Justin Bieber: Our World shared some “intentions” for the coming new year. (The documentary was filmed in December 2020.) One major goal that Justin Bieber had for 2021? Have a baby with his wife, Hailey Baldwin.

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.

Gary Bettman shared that the singer [Justin Bieber] would also the part of NHL’s opening night. Demi Lovato received backlash for saying the term ‘Alien’ is disrespect and offense to extraterrestrials.

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.

Honey Lestrange accused Halsley of humiliating and disrespecting her. The ultimate breakup ballad ‘Let Somebody Go’ by Selena Gomez and Coldplay took the internet by storm.

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.”

Adele explained the hopeful and sad process of creating her latest song, Easy On Me. Meanwhile, the Internet trolled Soulja Boy for flirting with Saweetie.

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.

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.

Selena Gomez revealed why she deleted her Instagram handle. Kanye West officially changed his name to ‘Ye’.

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.

Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande shared a sweet convo about married life on The Voice.

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.

Rihanna shared pictures in a Latex bodysuit from Savage X Fenty collection and her fans were more than impressed. She styled the one-piece with a pair of lace-up heels that went all the way up to her knees, massive dangling diamond earrings, and a sleek mullet.

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.

The photos were posted to the brand’s Instagram page with the caption, “Such a show out #IYKYKsavageX⁣. But wouldn’t you be too if you could rock this #SAVAGEXFENTYSHOW VOL. 3 lewk? Well now you can… & now you know.”

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.

Cardi-B received a baby gift basket from the Rare beauty founder and music sensation Selena Gomez.

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.

After a long relationship, Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of the fourth richest man, Bill Gates, tied the knot to her Muslim fiancé Nayel Nassar in New York City.

Billie Eilish announced the launch of her new perfume brand. Kate Hudson voiced her support for Breast Cancer Awareness by posting on Instagram in nothing but lingerie.

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.’

All six of the show’s deadly games were featured on a Squid Game holiday sweater. The Korean Netflix series began on September 17 and tells the narrative of Seong Gi-hun, a down-on-his-luck gambling addict who is drawn into a survival game in the hopes of earning a significant sum of money.

– Also Read: News Highlights From October 2021

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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