Hollywood's Top 20 Most Shocking Moments of 2017

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Best of 2017, Hollywood's Top 20 Most Shocking Moments

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As 2017 nears the top of its spectacular and eventful run, we’re right here remind you of the tales that dropped out jaws, made us gasp and obtained us to say, “Oh my god!”

From Harvey Weinstein‘s epic take down (which began a revolution) to O.J. Simpson getting out of jail after 9 years within the slammer and the Bachelor in Paradise‘s fourth season getting placed on pause, 2017 has been a collection of surprising story after surprising story, a few of which have been unhappy, some devastating, lots of which have been scandalous and all have been surprising.

Check out the Prime 20 Most Surprising Moments of 2017 (in no specific order), the yr that could be Hollywood’ most dramatic one but…

Kathy Griffin, Donald Trump


The comedy queen shocked the world and obtained the eye of homeland safety when she took to her social media to publish controversial video, which exhibits the redhead holding up a beheaded, blood-soaked picture of President Donald Trump to the digital camera.

Together with the bloody photographs, Griffin wrote two tweets. “1/ I caption this “there was blood popping out of his eyes, blood popping out of his…wherever” Additionally @tylershields nice Photog/movie maker.”

The fifty six-yr-previous additionally wrote, “2/ OBVIOUSLY, I don’t condone ANY violence by my followers or others to anybody, ever! I am merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.”

Followers have been outraged by the daring transfer. The Secret Service started investigating her, CNN fired her from internet hosting their New Yr’s Eve program with Anderson Cooper, and her nationwide tour was successfully canceled.

She ultimately apologized for days later after which two months later took the apology again. Her profession has but to bounce again from the video.

Larry Nassar

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Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in jail on baby pornography costs.

The fifty four-yr-previous former U.S. Gymnastics and Michigan State physician, who plead responsible to seven counts of sexual abuse, was sentenced in a federal courtroom in Michigan on Dec. 7. Nassar plead responsible to 3 federal youngster pornography costs in July 2017 and in courtroom he was given the utmost sentence. 

Investigators on the case stated they discovered Nassar in possession of over 37,000 pictures and movies of kid pornography.

Gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman accused the physician of sexual abuse.

Mama June

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On March 31, Mama June debuted her measurement four determine and her 300-pound weight reduction.

The star of Mama June: From To not Scorching underwent numerous surgical procedures to slim right down to her smaller measurement and documented her whole journey on her weekly actuality present.

Months later, she’s stored the load off. 

Jim Carrey, NYFW 2017, Harpers Bazaar Party

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The funnyman was a bit off throughout his interview with Catt Sadler throughout a NYFW occasion. The awkward purple carpet sesh drummed up lots of response with many followers questioning simply what the heck was up with the star.

O.J. Simpson, OJ Simpson, Parole hearing

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After 9 years in jail, O.J. Simpson was launched from jail simply after midnight on October 1 after serving a minimal requirement of 9 out of 33 years in jail for a 2007 botched armed theft in Las Vegas. He had been granted parole in July.

Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian

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Rob and Chyna’s love story is sort of the rollercoaster (that went off the rails). Probably the most surprising second of their relationship was the day that Rob accused Chyna of dishonest on him and posted a video of her kissing one other man, which he stated she despatched him. He adopted it up with slightly graphic, bare pics of his ex and an extended rant, throughout which he revealed he paid $one hundred,000 for her cosmetic surgery and threatened that she would by no means see their child daughter, Dream Kardashian, once more until she stopped “the alcohol and medicines and cocaine and X and E.” Chyna responded claiming he had “beat” her.

Chyna adopted up by getting a restraining order towards her ex. For sure, the entire ordeal put the kibosh on risk of Rob & Chyna season 2.

Taylor Swift, SNL, Saturday Night Live

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T-Swizz got here again from the lifeless solely to kill off the “Previous Taylor.” After a yr-lengthy retreat from the highlight, the hitmaker launched the “Look What You Made Me Do” and despatched the world right into a tizzy with many noting the shady Easter eggs thrown within the music’s music video. Tay then put out her sixth studio album, which shortly turned the highest-promoting document of 2017.

Kevin Spacey, 2017 Tony Awards, Arrivals

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After years of hypothesis, the Home of Playing cards actor lastly got here out as homosexual within the strangest means potential—apologizing to Anthony Rapp after the actor publicly accused the older star of creating a move at him when he was simply 14 years previous.

“I’ve a variety of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” he wrote. “I’m past horrified to listen to his story. I truthfully don’t keep in mind the encounter as it might have been over 30 years in the past. But when I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken conduct and I’m sorry for the emotions he described having carried with him all these years.”

After the apology, Spacey then selected to open up about his lengthy-rumored sexuality: “This story has inspired me to deal with different issues in my life…I’ve liked and had romantic encounters with males all through my life, and I select now to reside as a homosexual man.”

The double-headed apology didn’t go over nicely with the Web. The star was subsequently dropped from Home of Playing cards and edited out of All of the Cash within the World.


Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Their cut up confirmed many individuals’s worry—that love was lifeless.

The celebs introduced on Aug. 6 that they have been “legally separating” after eight years of marriage. 

The 38-yr-previous Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star took to his official Fb web page to announce the separation information, writing, “Anna and I are unhappy to announce we’re legally separating. We tried arduous for a very long time, and we’re actually disenchanted. Our son has two mother and father who love him very a lot and for his sake we need to hold this example as personal as attainable shifting ahead.”

The assertion continued, “We nonetheless have love for one another, will all the time cherish our time collectively and proceed to have the deepest respect for each other.”

The assertion was signed with each of the actors’ names on the finish of it.

Abby Lee Miller, 2016 Kids' Choice Awards

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In Might, the Dance Mothers star was sentenced to at least one yr behind bars, together with being fined $four hundred,000 and ordered to pay a $one hundred twenty,000 judgment.

On the time of her sentencing, she had forty five days to report into jail to start out her sentence, which begun on July 12, 2017.

Miller was initially indicted in 2015 on 20 fees of chapter fraud, concealment of chapter belongings and false chapter declarations after the FBI, IRS and postal inspectors carried out an investigation.

Young Hollywood Dating, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd

Oh what a tangled net these three have weaved! The “Arms to Myself” singer broke up with Abel Tesafaye after which acquired again collectively together with her the Canadian celebrity in a matter of weeks. The entire thing’s been main drama rama however one factor’s clear—these two do not know how you can give up one another.

Selena Gomez, Francia Raisa


As Gomez introduced by way of Instagram in September that the rationale she’d disappeared over the summer time was as a result of she’d had a secret kidney transplant given to her by good friend Francia Raisa.

“I am very conscious a few of my followers had observed I used to be laying low for a part of the summer time and questioning why I wasn’t selling my new music, which I used to be extraordinarily pleased with,” she stated. “So I came upon I wanted to get a kidney transplant as a result of my Lupus and was recovering.”

The singer admitted “there aren’t sufficient phrases” to correctly thank her “lovely pal,” the 29-yr-previous Secret Lifetime of the American Teenager star “She gave me the last word present and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I’m extremely blessed. I really like you a lot sis,” the “Fetish” singer wrote. “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood however progress is being made.”

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Swimsuits, Possible Pregnancy Reveal


Few issues have stunned us greater than studying that three of the Kardashians have been anticipating infants. On Sept. 22, E! Information reported that 20-yr-previous Kylie Jenner was pregnant with Travis Scott‘s youngster.  On Sept. 26, E! Information additionally reported that youthful sister Khloe Kardashian was pregnant together with her first baby with boyfriend Tristan Thompson. On Sept. 28, Kim Kardashian revealed that she and Kanye West have been anticipating a 3rd child by way of surrogate in September.

Khloe and Kylie have but to deal with the being pregnant studies.

Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington

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Former Soundgarden singer carried out at a live performance and hours later he was discovered lifeless in his Detroit lodge room of an obvious suicide on June. 2. The information despatched shock waves via the music scene. Then virtually two months later, Cornell’s pricey pal Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was discovered lifeless in the identical approach on what would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

The suicides rocked the world and shocked many who have been shut with each singers.

Scott Disick, Sofia Richie


We undoubtedly did not see that coming. Lionel Richie‘s teenage daughter, who had beforehand dated Justin Bieber, took up with Kourtney Kardashian‘s 34-yr-previous ex. Regardless of the messy connections and the 15-yr age distinction, the 2 have been all about one another for months. The 2 love an excellent ‘gram throughout a sunny trip.

Chris Soules, Mug Shot

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The Bachelor star was arrested after a lethal automotive crash in Iowa. After the arrest, his spokesperson launched a press release to E! Information, which learn: “Chris Soules was concerned in an accident Monday night (April 24) in a rural a part of Iowa close to his house. He was devastated to study that Kenneth Mosher, the opposite individual within the accident, handed away. His ideas and prayers and with Mr. Mosher’s household.”

Whereas Soules did examine on the person after the crash and report it to authorities whereas figuring out himself, as heard in a launched 911 tape, police charged him with “leaving the scene of a deadly accident “leading to demise.” He was then formally charged with a “hit and run, leading to dying.” If convicted, he might be despatched to jail for 5 years. Soules pleaded not responsible this previous Might.

Warren Beatty, Moonlight, 2017 Oscars


The most important gaffe of the Academy Awards occurred on the 2017 Oscars, when La La Land was introduced for the Academy Award for Greatest Image…however then it turned out Moonlight was the precise winner for Greatest Image—however the fact wasn’t revealed  till the forged and crew of La La Land was accepting the award on stage.

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shortly took to the microphone and stated, “Guys, I am sorry. There is a mistake. Moonlight, you guys gained Greatest Image. This isn’t a joke. I am afraid they learn the fallacious factor.”

So yeah—that was insane.

Beyonce, Pregnant


Depart it to Bey to announce the approaching arrival of not one however two infants in a reasonably epic approach. There was a veil, there have been flowers, there was lingerie. It was an entire factor. 

Bachelor in Paradise, Watermarked

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In June, E! Information was first to interrupt the information that Bachelor in Paradise fourth season abruptly halted manufacturing in Mexico.

On the time, Warner Bros. launched a press release, “We now have turn into conscious of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have now suspended manufacturing and we’re conducting a radical investigation of those allegations. As soon as the investigation is full, we’ll take applicable responsive motion.”

The halt was the primary time that manufacturing had stopped within the historical past of any Bachelor Nation exhibits.

The interior investigation was launched after a sexual encounter between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios on the primary day of manufacturing lead two producers to file the misconduct complaints, questioning whether or not Corinne was capable of give consent. A number of sources informed E! Information neither producer was current for the incident and hadn’t watched footage of the encounter earlier than filling their complaints.  

Ultimately the present was cleared however started implementing stricter guidelines when it got here to contestants’ consuming.

Harvey Weinstein

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Whereas for some near the state of affairs might not have been shocked by the information that the The Weinstein’s Firm’s most important man had been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape, many within the business have been taken unexpectedly when the New York Occasions revealed it is scathing expose of the film mogul, primarily ending his profession. His take down was the primary transfer in a serious sea change for Hollywood. Subsequently, a collection seemingly endless reviews of sexual misconduct in Tinsel City has been come out. Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.Okay. Bryan Singer, Dustin HoffmanDanny Masterson, Mario Batali, Morgan Spurlock and extra have all been accused of sexual misconduct and typically extra.

There’s been a lot disturbing info reported concerning the disgraced exes that we might have accomplished a whole Prime 20 on Weinstein alone and one other Prime 20 on the opposite allegations waged towards the slew of males. 

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