Here we are, folks. We finally made it to the end of 2016, a year that turned out to be one of heartbreak and contention in most aspects. But before we say goodbye to the past, and look forward to what 2017 will bring, we wrapped up the most-talked-about stories in the month of December. Let’s take a look!
Baby Kutcher, #2
To kick things off on a positive note, actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, a son, together. The adorable couple brought their newest bundle of joy into the world on November 30, but reps for the stars kept the cat in the bag until the beginning of December. Kutcher, who met Kunis on the set of That 70’s Show, accidentally revealed the gender of their baby boy during an interview with Today show host Savannah Guthrie. However, no word yet on the little tyke’s name. The new member of the family is now the younger brother of the couple’s oldest child, a 2-year-old daughter named Wyatt. Congrats to the happy family!
She Ain’t Gonna Go To Work, Work, Work, Work
December also saw singer Camila Cabello walk away from the five-piece music group, Fifth Harmony. Cabello, who has previously released solo songs with Shawn Mendes and most recently, Machine Gun Kelly, cancelled appearances with the group earlier this year, citing anxiety as the primary cause. News broke with the remaining four members, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, and Dinah Jane, released a statement on their Instagram account confirming Cabello’s exit from the group, saying they learned of her departure from her representatives. The statement also insisted the four girls will remain together in the group and move forward with their third studio album. Hours after the statement came from the Fifth Harmony account, Cabello released her own on her private account, saying, “I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing.” She continued, saying the girls were very aware of her feelings of wanting to leave, and that they had multiple conversations about it. Fifth Harmony came back with a second statement, clarifying they knew of Cabello’s intentions, but but these “conversations” in fact never occurred due to Cabello’s refusal to meet with them or management. We wish them well moving forward.
Kardashian Drama Strikes Again
This month, Rob Kardashian posted a video on his Instagram account claiming Blac Chyna, his fiancée and mother to his child, Dream, left him with their daughter and took everything, including the groceries. Kardashian can be heard in the video saying, “I’ve got the Christmas tree set up for Chyna and the baby, but they left me. So I get home and Chyna took the baby, took the whole nursery we built.” The video comes after screenshots of an alleged text conversation with Chyna which saw her calling Kardashian “fat” and “lazy” emerged from a hack to her Instagram account. The texts also indicated Chyna’s alleged plan to leave Rob after a year together. Multiple Instagram posts and comments from Chyna regarding the situation have since been deleted from the Arthur George sock designer’s account. Most recently, Kardashian was rushed to the hospital for a diabetes scare, where Chyna and his mother Kris Jenner were by his side. He has since been released. Here’s hoping 2017 brings more happiness than chaos for the family.
The World’s Lost Legends
2016 perhaps brought more deaths to well-known and beloved actors and musicians than any year before. Sadly, the world lost greats such as singer George Michael, socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress Carrie Fisher, and her mother, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds. After performing an autopsy, officials are still unsure of Michael’s exact cause of death. Sadly, Gabor passed away after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. Just days later, her adopted son also passed after a fatal motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, experienced a similar passing when she too suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, just fifteen minutes before the flight was set to land. Her death was confirmed on Tuesday, December 27. Just one day later, her mother, Singin’ in the Rain actress Debbie Reynolds, passed after having a stroke in Los Angeles. Reynolds was quoted in 2013 as saying her greatest fear was outliving her children. Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, told media outlets his mother’s dying words were, “I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie.” Rest in peace to these legends.