It’s 2022, and everyone is talking about the latest news and events captivating the world.
From celebrities to political scandals, 2022 has been a headline grabber. There was no shortage of gossip-worthy events this past year.
Here’s a look at some of the most talked-about moments from 2022.
2022: A Year Filled with Celebrities’ Gossip and Speculation
2022 was a year of dramatic news and juicy gossip that left many of us glued to our screens and photos of our favorite celebrities. The public was in awe of some of the biggest news stories, from reports of celebrity divorces and breakups to surprise engagements. There was no shortage of scandalous news from Hollywood to keep us entertained—and sometimes outraged!
Let’s look at some of the most jaw-dropping stories as we welcome New Year’s Day of 2023!
The Disastrous Don’t Worry, Darling Press Tour
The disastrous press tour overshadowed the release of Olivia Wilde’s anticipated thriller, Don’t Worry, Darling. Despite a star-studded cast and plenty of hype, the movie bombed at the box office after several high-profile interviews went awry.
Pugh skipped the majority of the press for the movie. Still, when she arrived for the Venice Film Festival premiere, it made for an uneasy reunion because she and Wilde seemed to be ignoring one another. From her stunning red carpet looks to her thought-provoking performance in the film, Pugh was the show’s star. Her fashion sense on and off camera was inspiring; she proved once again that you could look fantastic despite the rumored drama!
Check out this article for an in-depth look at how you can steal her look.
Things only got worse when Styles was cited in online rumors as having spit on co-star Chris Pine. Pine denied it; Styles joked about it. Additionally, Shia LaBeouf, originally cast as Styles’ character, argued with Wilde about whether he was fired or quit his role. Even the cast weighed in on the turmoil behind the scenes, denying rumors that Wilde and Pugh had a screaming war while filming.
Two months after the movie came out, Wilde and Styles broke up soon after Wilde and Sudeikis’s nanny revealed details about their breakup (the salad recipe! Sudeikis under Wilde’s car!). However, all the controversy surrounding the movie did have one positive outcome: curious fans came to theaters to see what the fuss was all about. It confirmed that the real-life turmoil involving the movie and its stars was more significant than the actual project.
Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp Defamation Trial
A jury concluded that Heard’s op-ed in the Washington Post from 2018 defamed her ex-husband. Even though the Aquaman actress never mentioned Depp by name, she claimed to have experienced physical and sexual abuse. Heard had openly accused Depp of abuse two years previously, so it was assumed that she was referring to him.
Kate Moss even testified for her ex-boyfriend throughout the six-week trial, which was utterly insane. Each celebrity accused the other of physical and psychological abuse on the witness stand. Depp received more than $10 million in damages after winning all three slander cases. Although Heard prevailed on one of her counterclaims, the decision was viewed by many as a significant victory for Depp.
Heard made a startling disclosure a few weeks after initially contesting the judgment, claiming she had settled with Depp. Depp revealed he’s donating the $1 million settlement to charity, and the actress claimed it’s “not an act of concession,” and there are “no constraints or gags concerning my voice moving forward.”
Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars
At the 94th Academy Awards in March, when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage, the audience nearly fell silent because no one knew how to respond. It was peculiar. Following the slap, Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shorn head, which she had been shaving due to alopecia, and Smith exclaimed, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f***ing mouth!” The Academy later declared that Smith would be prohibited from attending its functions for the following ten years. Smith made an apology video on social media and subsequently stated he accepted and respected the Academy’s decision, calling his conduct “unacceptable.”
Feud Between Billie Eilish And Kanye West
After leaving the stage during her performance to assist a fan who appeared to be experiencing respiratory difficulties, Billie Eilish was accused by Kanye West of criticizing Travis Scott. Billie Eilish hasn’t at any point referred to Travis Scott, though. Kanye is just being himself, as always.
Although I enjoy most of Kanye West’s songs, I think this may mark the tipping point between me simply calling him a jerk and secretly hoping he is struck by a car (yeah, I know that’s wrong, but still).
Kanye West is a horrible human being.
Allegations Of Adam Levine’s Cheating
After a 23-year-old Instagram model called Sumner Stroh claimed the two were having an affair, Adam Levine found himself at the center of an infidelity scandal in September. As a result, other women claimed that the singer had sent them risqué DMs with grotesque sexts.
Levine later denied having an affair on Instagram Story, but he did admit to “stepping the line” by sending a few inappropriately flirtatious DMs. Everyone spoke up; Chrishell Stause, Emily Ratajkowski, and other stars attempted to analyze the power relationships allegedly present in Levine’s relationships. As his sexting attempts, the most famous of which was “I may need to see the booty,” were mocked online, Levine’s purported DMs were converted into memes.
Though celebrities often make mistakes, we must hold them accountable for their actions, encourage them to apologize, and take responsibility for their mistakes.
In the age of social media, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of our words and actions. We should all strive to become better people by learning from the mistakes of others. As normal people
The takeaway from these scandals is that no one is entirely immune to making a mistake, whether they’re a celebrity or not. Everyone should strive to learn from these mistakes and be more mindful of their words and actions moving forward. Not only will this benefit them, but it will also create a better world for everyone else.
We all have something to contribute – let’s make it meaningful!