“2020 will go down in history for turning out to be the exact opposite of the pithy symmetry it promised,” as Google said in a post.
Many events occurred in the entertainment news that helped us express through ourselves in COVID-19 lockdown and kept us sane. Some news made us laugh, some made us cry and some even shook us.
Here is a flashback of Top 20 Entertainment News in the year 2020 which left us with memories of a lifetime to go down with the year 2020. And if you missed out our Top 20 Sports news of the year 2020,click here.
Please note: The Entertainment News is selected erratically, and not put-on basis of which news topped the charts.
This year’s Academy Awards was certainly one for the books. South-Korean easy to love film Parasite became World Entertainment News and the first-ever foreign-language film in Oscar history to wins four Oscars – Best original screenplay. Best international film, best director and best picture.
Treating of the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy and the destitute family was masterfully crafted by Bong Joon-ho. The movie has made USD35 million in the US and USD165 million worldwide off of a small budget.
American former film producer Harvey Weinstein convicted for a sex offender. In May 2008, he was arrested in New York and charged with sexual harassment and other offences. In February 2020, he was found guilty of rape in the third degree and a criminal sexual act. In March 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years of imprisonment.
It seems ironic now, “Some people handle sweets better” – as he quotes.
Back when concert performances were still a thing, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez delivered a memorable performance at the super Bowl LIV Halftime Show and it became the Top Hit Entertainment News. The powerhouse vocalists performed some of their most iconic hits — including Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” and J. Lo’s “Jenny from the Block” — in a spectacular show that had viewers and critics raving.
Bollywood will surely not forget tragic and mysterious death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The demise of 34-year-old actor Sushant went from tragedy to sensational tinsel town controversy and now the subject of a Supreme court, monitored by CBI probe.
Bollywood was plunged into myriad allegations, first of nepotism, bullying and then unfair treatment of ‘outsiders’ like Rajput. The twists and turns in the Sushant’s case had outfoxed even the most skilled of Bollywood Gossip 2020 and Bollywood’s tales.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai flat on June 14.
Bollywood will surely never forget deaths of legendary actor Irfan Khan. He was home in people’s heart for his extra-ordinary performances in Paan Singh Tomar, Maqbool and Haider. He left his arc on Hollywood too with Life of Pi, Godzilla and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He left us alone in a “hungry for world” on 29 April 2020.
While the world was still reeling with the passing of Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s iconic star, Rishi Kapoor’s death news shook the Bollywood industry next day itself. “Cinema’s most favourite lover boy, cute if a bit overweight.”
It sure was a terrible week for Indian cinema and Bollywood News. For as long as we can watch Bollywood cinema, we will remember these two legends.
Let’s face it, we all have become BTS fans overnight by BTS’s irresistible hooks this year for their technicolour production and high-flying choreography.
South Korean Band, BTS became the first K-pop artist to present at the Grammy Awards and first K-pop artist to perform at the award show. Their latest catchy hit, “Dynamite” topped global charts and became the most downloaded song in 2020.
BTS broke the Guinness World Record for staging the biggest virtually attended livestream music performance, which attracted fans from over 100 countries and became top hit entertainment news.
What an iconic fashion moment!
“One Direction” member and musician Harry Styles made history as thefirst-ever solo male cover star of Voguefor its December issue, donning a stunning lace Gucci ballgown.
His cover made quite the waves on social media, with many praising the star’s act of defying and pushing the boundaries of gender norms. He surely has topped the Top 20 Entertainment News.
8. Beyonce release “Black is King”
It turns out July was quite the month for music fans, as it also marked the highly-anticipated release of Beyoncé’s visual album, Black Is King. Inspired by Disney’s The Lion King, the album — which was in production for over a year and filmed across three continents — was released on Disney+ to universal critical acclaim.
Beyonce’s “Black is King” made to the most searched World Entertainment News.
In the mood for murder most foul? Pataal Lok had you cover during COVID-10 pandemic lockdown.
Big win for Patal Lok – Crime thriller web television series was awarded the best Him Film/series of 2020 won five categories in Filmfare OTT Awards – best series, best actor, best original story, best screenplay and best direction.Varietymagazine listed Paatal lok as one of the best international TV shows of 2020. No one could resist to not put this under Entertainment News 2020 for the world to discover the dark realm of underworld.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi drama was another seize control moment in 2020 history.
Nolan attempts to alter the fabric of reality, or at least blow the roof off the multiplexes kept our wait worth it – after it was delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nolan’s mind-bending movie – reversing the flow of time from bad to good for the pandemic – upended Indian film industry. From single screens to multiplexes, movie exhibitors across the country are seen Tenet as a beacon of hope that paved the audiences to bring back to the big screens after an eight-months of COVID-19 lockdown break.
YouTube was a biggest savior in pandemic times. Not only it was a source of entertainment but it also raised awareness.
The YouTube creator community stepped in to answer the questions on all our minds — from haircuts to workouts to crisis cooking ideas to cultivating hobbies from scratch (gardening, anyone?) — helping with much-needed catharsis and a sense of being together, even when socially distanced,” Google said in a blog post.
YouTube India released top 10 YouTubers, Minati is followed by Total Gaming, Techno Gamerz, Desi Gamers, Jkk Entertainment and Ashish Chanchlani wines in the top creators’ list. Creators Round2hell, Technical Guruji, CookingShooking Hindi, Desi Gamers and The MriDul also made it to the top 10 list.
It was a moment that the internet collectively lost their minds over: A Brad-and-Jen reunion on camera! The two former flames — who were married for 5 years before divorcing in 2005 — had a friendly exchange backstageat the SAG Awards,and a camera was thankfully there to capture all of it in its sweet, nostalgic glory (including some affectionate hand-touching between the two!).
What a bow! Eighteen-year-old Billie Eilishmade history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awardsto take home a total of five awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Not only did she become the second person — and the first woman — to win these four big categories at the same time, Billie also became the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year.
Remember the time when no one could stop talking about Tiger King? A big THANKS to Netflix releasing this true-crime docuseries right during the early weeks of quarantine, everyone came to know — and couldn’t stop obsessing over — the riveting story of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. The show raked inover 34 million viewersin the first 10 days!
15. Stars come together for zoom reunions
If there’s one good thing that came out of quarantine in 2020, it was that the year was full of exciting Zoom cast reunions from all of our beloved shows and movies.
A very special zoom reunion to the virtual table readings for Community, all our favorite stars won hearts of their fans.Everybody Loves Raymond,and The Fast Times at Ridgemont High (whereBrad Pitt and Jen Aniston reunitedto act out a steamy scene!).
16. Bollywood Drug case
The twist and turns following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has shocked the Nation to the core with the most Bollywood story landings making a sensation in the Entertainment News 2020.
The Bollywood drugs case emerged following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death when the NCB started probing into the drugs angle. Many renowned celebrities came into picture which left 2020 in a shock.
The spotlight amid Sushant Singh death shifted to his girl-friend Rhea Chakraborty for being accused in torturing him mentally and for committing money fraud which then led to a vast disclosure of drug case scandal.
Major celebrities were questioned and arrested by NCB including actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda, domestic help Dipesh Sawant, drug peddlers Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar; Kaizan Ebrahim, Karna Arora, Abbas Lakhani and Anuj Keshwani, and many more.
What an amaze! Pop singerTaylor Swiftsent fans and the world reeling when she unexpectedly announced a new album, Folklore, on a random July morning. Created and recorded in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The surprise album went on to become thebest-selling album of 2020and World Entertainment News.
She evenbroke the recordfor the most first-day album streams by a female artist on Spotify.
Who knew we could all be so engrossed in a historical drama about a girl who plays chess?
Netflix released The Queen’s Gambit back in October, the show was quick to take the streaming world by storm. By November, it hadset the recordas the most-watched scripted limited series on Netflix (not to mention, it also sparked a sudden urge to play chess andsurge in sales of chess sets!)
“Black Panther” the regal actorChadwick Boseman diedat age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His death on Aug. 28 stunned fans, since he had completed several blockbuster films while keeping his diagnosis private.
We will surely not forget his quote,“You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.”
Rock legend Eddie Van Halen, 65, died following adecades-long battle with canceron Oct. 6. The iconic guitarist, known for hits such as “Jump” and “Hot for Teacher,” had been first diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2000.
“Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die”, as he used to quote.
“People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going” – Ellen DeGeneres. Some events left us with hopes while few incidents left a void in the entertainment industry.
It is not an end of the era, New Year 2021 awaits entertainment industry gems who will continue to live through their films, cinematography, and music. The year 2021 awaits another history, Alshorts, short news in 30 seconds will continue to deliver entertainment and worldwide news in 2021.