Breakups, makeups, births, deaths and plenty of drama in between! Yep, it’s been a whirlwind year in the headlines! Here we take a look back at some of the top stories this year had to offer.
Obama Spent His First Year As President
At the end of 2008 we got our first Black President but who knew we’d get a President and First Lady on celebrity status! The world couldn’t get enough of this power couple’s movements both in and out of the White House (I mean magazine covers, late night talk shows, no body was checking for Bush like that!) and you’ve gotta love Lady O’s style!
Michael Jackson Passed Away
When Michael Jackson announced his “This is It” tour, no one could’ve imagined that we would really see the end of the King of Pop. MJ passed away on June 25th and his death was later ruled a homicide. Though his eccentric behavior once made him the brunt of many jokes, after he passed it was clear that Michael had touched the lives of millions worldwide and his legacy would be cherished by fans for years to come.
Chris Brown and Rihanna Fought
It was the hit(s) heard round the world and unfortunately they had nothing to do with the music charts. After Chris Brown assaulted Rhianna in February, the media would spend the entire year dissecting and discussing the two pop stars every movement.
Oprah Announced The End of Her Show in 2011
After years of running her iconic talk show, the Queen of Daytime media announced she will end her show after 25 seasons to make time to launch her O.W.N Network.
Lil Wayne Had Baby Mama Drama
When Lil’ Wayne sung “I just want to fu–k every girl in the world” he wasn’t playing! Too bad he didn’t use condoms. The rapper (who already had a daughter and a son with two separate women) made headlines when he knocked up both Nivea and Lauren London at the same time.
Tiger Woods Had Mistress Drama
Tiger Woods gave Lil’ Wayne a run for his money and shocked the world when his skeletons came out of the closet at the end of this year! No one would’ve guessed that the married, seemingly straight laced golfer had not one, not two but possibly 15 mistresses he was creeping with on the side!
Kanye West Had a Meltdown at the MTV Video Music Awards
We knew Kanye had no qualms about speaking his mind, but no one expected the rapper to storm the stage when country music star Taylor Swift was accepting her award for “Video of the Year” and exclaim “I’mma let you finish but Beyonce had the best video this year!” That act caused a media backlash against Mr. West and he declared he would be taking a break from the game.
Whitney Came Back
Everyone wondered if the songbird with the troubled past would ever sound the same and get back to the music that made her a star. This year she had the last laugh when her comeback album, the first in seven years, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Pow!
Usher Got a Divorce
There were many skeptics at the beginning of Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond’s romance and this year they called it quits. The divorce dragged on forever as the two got more and more catty with each other (calling the police, requesting paternity tests, etc.). The drama will live on forever thanks in part to Usher making a single “Papers” about the whole incident.
Have a Happy New Year! We’ll be back in 2010 to give you a whole new set of stories and dish!