2022 has brought drama, from humiliating trials to megastar breakups, not to mention a year filled with new music and Academy Award nominations.
“Top Gun: Maverick” felt the need for speed and broke box office records. The movie made him $126 million in its opening weekend, later making him $1 billion worldwide.
Thirteen years later, ‘Avatar’ is back with a sequel movie. With Avatar: Path of Water, director James Cameron takes audiences back on an epic adventure into the world of Pandora.
Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stayed at #1 for the fifth straight week, paying a powerful tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
Awards season ended with a slap in the face for Chris Rock. At the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith punched the comedian on stage after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will won Best Actor for “King Richard” and later resigned from the Academy. He was also banned from attending events for ten years.
The film CODA was the first film to have a predominantly deaf cast win the title and made Oscar history in the Best Picture category with actor Troy Kotua as the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar. I made.
The high-profile trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard lasted six weeks, and a jury ruled in Johnny’s favor in a $50 million defamation lawsuit. was a 2018 Washington Post op-ed and assault accusations against both.
Johnny was awarded $10 million in damages, and a jury upheld one of Amber’s counterclaims, awarding her $2 million.
This year, Taylor Swift debuted new music with her album Midnight. With her songs from her tenth album, she became the first artist in history to score all of the Top 10 of her Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.
Ticketmaster quickly became Swift’s antihero after fans trying to get advance tickets for Taylor Swift’s Ellas Tour crashed the site and canceled general sales.
Ticketmaster then gave confirmed fan pre-sale attendees another shot at catching Tay’s concert at the request of Taylor’s team.
Beyoncé also dropped some new songs on her album Renaissance. The album quickly topped the all-genre Billboard 200.
Queen Bey has the most nominations at the 2023 Grammy Awards with nine nominations.
This year has seen a lot of splits and makeup among Hollywood’s elite.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have said they’ve divorced after 13 years of marriage, but power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have reunited and tied the knot.
In 2022, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finalized their divorce settlement.
Kanye’s name made headlines all year long for his anti-Semitic remarks, which led to him being suspended from Instagram and Twitter, and brands like Adidas delisting him.
He was allowed back on Twitter … before violating Twitter rules and inciting violence with another anti-Semitic post.
Happy new year!
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