Controversies rock Hollywood in 2017
What a year.
It's never quiet in Hollywood, but 2017 was a doozy and not just because George Clooney and Beyonce had twins (not with each other) and almost every Kardashian was pregnant (reportedly).
It was not because the Academy Awards had an epic flub, A-List couples split at the speed of light or a long list of showbiz icons died.Last Jedi set for $215m opening in US
2017 will be remembered as the year despicable, depraved men across Hollywood were exposed for their horrifying treatment of women.
Let's hope 2018 is the beginning of a new era of respect.
Here's the highs and lows of Tinseltown in 2017.Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS:
One of Hollywood's most powerful producers, Harvey Weinstein, was accused of sexually assaulting or harassing some of the industry's biggest names.
Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'o were among the long list of women who accused Weinstein of unwanted advances or more.Assault laws in focus amid Weinstein saga
Weinstein released a statement saying: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied".
The Weinstein furore sparked a wildfire of other allegations against some of entertainment's biggest names including Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey and Ben Affleck, comedian Louis CK, NBC host Matt Lauer, chef Mario Batali and director Brett Ratner.
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The winner of the best picture Oscar is La La Land!
(Two minutes later)Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber take off on private jet together
No, the winner is Moonlight.
The wrong envelope was given to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to read out and the biggest controversy in awards history was created.Billionaire conservative wins Chile vote
The Academy also flubbed earlier in the ceremony when in the in memoriam section the late Australian costume designer Janet Patterson was to be honoured, but instead a photo of the still alive Australian producer Jan Chapman was shown.
Yep, life is pretty good for Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr.Royal shock: ‘Spacey groped me’
Not only did she marry Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel and move into his $US12 million ($A17 million) Los Angeles home, but the couple announced they are expecting their first child together.
It's Kerr's second bub.
She had son Flynn in 2011 with former hubby actor Orlando Bloom.Meghan’s first event: the verdict
Australia's sweetheart Olivia Newton-John announced on May 30 she had been diagnosed for a second time with breast cancer.
The singer, actress and breast cancer crusader recently announced she has "no pain and life is wonderful" and has begun touring again.Pretty Little Liars star sentenced to jail
KEEPING UP WITH KARDASHIAN BABIES:
Do we really need more Kardashians?
Too bad. They're coming (reportedly).Renee Zellweger hits back at Harvey Weinstein's recent claims
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a third child via surrogate; Kyle Jenner is (reportedly) having one the old fashioned way with rapper boyfriend Travis Scott; Khloe Kardashian and NBA star Tristan Thompson (reportedly) also have a bun baking.
TWINS ARE IN:
The Kardashians will be so uncool if they have just one baby each.Spacey apologises, comes out as gay
In 2017 George Clooney and Amal Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander and Beyonce and Jay-Z had twins Sir and Rumi.
Madonna joined in the double-fest when she adopted orphaned twin girls from Malawi.
Bradley Cooper and supermodel Irina Shayk were sooooo 2016 by only having daughter Lea de Seine and the same with Janet Jackson with her son Eissa.Strange things about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's marriage
LOVE IN THE AIR:
What could be bigger than a royal wedding?
A royal-Hollywood wedding.Country music star Troy Gentry dies in horrific crash
On November 27 Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle announced they were engaged.
Other A-List 2017 hook-ups included Jennifer Lopez giving up on dating back-up dancers and instead romancing former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander married.Celebs that have been banned from places for life
Divorce lawyers cashed in as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac, and many more celeb couples announced splits.
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A lunatic with an arsenal of weapons opened fire from a high-rise Las Vegas casino hotel suite on a Jason Aldean country music concert, killing 58 people and injuring around 500 others before fatally turning a gun on himself.
The entertainment world lost icons in 2017.Harry and Markle ‘can’t bear to be apart’
Dim the lights and roll the sad music.
Rockers Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell moved on to the mosh pit in the sky.
Playboy kingpin Hugh Hefner, TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, Big Love actor Bill Paxton, comedian Don Rickles and Partridge Family pretty boy David Cassidy also exited stage right.Fergie ‘didn’t want to divorce Josh’