Everyone loves Hollywood for a reason; it has the best of the best when it comes to money and fame, and it’s a place that many people dream about. However, amongst the glitz and the glam, there is a dark secret that Hollywood hides; from amazing blockbusters like “Hello Sunshine” and surprise hits like “Squid Game,” Hollywood also bears the ugly scars of unforgettable scandals, damaging lawsuits, and a bit of tragedy, and in 2021, it saw it all.
So, if you are interested in getting to know more about the best and the worst of Hollywood for the 2021 year, then keep on reading.
The new year kicked off with an amazing release of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “WandaVision” which was a spin-off from one of the highly anticipated film franchises ‘Avengers’. The release of the show was accompanied by other spin-offs like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki” both of which celebrated their great success.
– For Netflix, the celebrations were doubled when the streaming service surpassed the 200 million mark, and the stock shot high.
-Britney Spear’s #freeBritney movement picked up pace after the conservatorship drama was disclosed in a New York Times Document.
-“The Squid” Game rose to fame and it hit its peak with 571 million hours viewed in one week.
-Timothee Chalamet became one of the leading faces in Hollywood after the release of “Dune” and Simu Liu’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” impresses the crowd, shattering records.
-Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spill the beans on the Royal Family in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
-In July, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against the “Black Widow” Disney+ release, as she cited breach-of-contract. In return, Disney publicly called the lawsuit to be ‘callous’ but they say all’s well that ends well, the two parties settled their dispute.
-Chrissy Teigen finally gets a taste of her own medicine as fans call her out on her cyberbullying past – this results in retailers putting an end to endorsement deals with the fashion model.
-One of the most anticipated films of the year, “The Eternals” opened to only $71 million on the box office, despite having a star-studded cast.
-Alec Baldwin becomes the talk of the town after the prop gun shoots the DP Halyna Hutchins dead on the set of the film “Rust.”
-Armie Hammer was accused of abuse and cannibalism, which resulted in him losing many a-list projects. Sources have stated that Hammer is now struggling to get by, after losing all of his gigs.
-Travis Scott faces major backlash after Astroworld’s stampede resulted in the death of ten people and left hundreds injured. However, what surprised the fans more was the blatant indifference displayed by Scott and his baby mama Kylie Jenner.
So, what do you think of these highs and lows of star-studded Hollywood?