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    21 Things That Happened In Celeb Culture This Week That You Should Probably Know About

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    Hey, guys! Hannah here, back with your weekly pop culture and celeb roundup!

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    Let's dive in!

    1. Jesy Nelson announced that she was leaving Little Mix to focus on her mental health, with the support of her bandmates.

    2. Scott Disick faced backlash after posting a video of the Kardashian kids doing the haka, a ceremonial dance for the Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

    the Kardashian kids dancing
    @letthelordbewithyou / Via Instagram: @letthelordbewithyou

    This is certainly not the first time the Kardashian/Jenners have been accused of appropriation.

    3. After a year of drama around the series, Hilary Duff officially announced that the Lizzie McGuire reboot has been scrapped.

    4. Shia LaBeouf was sued by former girlfriend FKA Twigs for alleged abuse. The singer was backed up by Sia, who said that Shia "is very sick."

    FKA Twigs and Shia LaBeouf
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    Shia replied, stating that not all of the accusations were true but that he did need to take accountability for his alcoholism and aggression. Honey Boy director Alma Har’el released a statement standing in solidarity with FKA Twigs and another of Shia's former girlfriends, Karolyn Pho, who has also alleged abuse.

    5. Tyler Oakley announced that he was taking an indefinite break from YouTube after uploading a video every Tuesday for the last 13 years.

    Tyler in his announcement video
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    He did say that the break wasn't going to be permanent, and alluded to other projects he wants to focus on in the meantime. Watch the full video here.

    6. Lizzo, who is known for speaking about body image and normativity, faced backlash for doing a smoothie cleanse.

    Lizzo in a TikTok
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    She defended the move on her TikTok, saying, "As a big girl, people just expect if you are doing something for health, you're doing it for, like, a dramatic weight loss, and that is not the case." Danielle Brooks, whom you may remember from Orange Is the New Black, came to Lizzo's defense, saying, "Just like Lizzo and so many other ‘fat’ girls, we should be allowed to make healthy choices publicly without being made to feel like frauds for trying to be healthy."

    7. This season of The Masked Singer ended — the winner was LeAnn Rimes (who was dressed as the Sun).


    The runners-up were Aloe Blacc, who was dressed as the Mushroom, and Nick Carter, who was dressed as the Crocodile.

    8. Ian McKellen and Mike Pence were among the first to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

    Jeff Moore / Reuters, Doug Mills-Pool / Getty Images

    President-elect Joe Biden is set to receive it on Monday.

    9. The Mandalorian season finale was released on Disney+ after a whirlwind season, sending fans into a frenzy.

    Baby Yoda being carried away

    A Boba Fett spinoff was also announced. In related but sad news, the actor who played Boba Fett in two original Star Wars trilogy movies, Jeremy Bulloch, died this week.

    10. Elon Musk faced backlash after he tweeted an ignorant joke and called gender pronouns "an esthetic nightmare."

    elonmusk / Twitter / Via Twitter: @elonmusk

    This, of course, prompted plenty of jokes about what Elon and Grimes named their baby: X Æ A-12.

    11. Tom Cruise was recorded ranting at crew members during the filming of Mission: Impossible 7 for not following COVID-19 regulations.

    Tom Cruise on the red carpet
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    According to Variety, he said (among other things), "If I see you do it again, you’re fucking gone." Fellow celeb George Clooney came to his defense, saying, "He didn't overreact because it is a problem" and "if the production shuts down, a lot of people lose their jobs." Someone also hilariously edited the rant over a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer clip, in case you're looking for a laugh.

    12. Chadwick Boseman's last movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was released on Netflix today. Critics have praised the film, in particular the performances of Chadwick and Viola Davis.

    Chadwick in the film
    David Lee / Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black, and Dany Wolf.

    13. After Chris Pratt's Guardians of the Galaxy character Star-Lord was confirmed to be bisexual, many speculated about the star's feelings concerning the matter.

    Chris on the red carpet
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    Chris belongs to the rather infamous church Hillsong, which has been accused of being ant-LGBTQ and supporting conversion therapy.

    14. The Grammys controversy continued even FURTHER after Fiona Apple criticized them for nominating Dr. Luke (under the pseudonym Tyson Trax), whom Kesha has accused of abuse.

    Fiona performing
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    Fiona told the Guardian, "They had [Kesha] up there singing 'Praying,' and now they’re gonna go, 'Oh, but it’s Tyson Trax!'" Fiona has 11 Grammy nominations and one win.

    15. Snoop Dogg criticized Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's hit "WAP," saying, "Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out, as opposed to you telling him." Offset (who is married to Cardi B) responded, saying, "All men should stay outta women business.”

    Snoop performing
    Bennett Raglin / Getty Images for Essence

    Snoop's main issue was with the explicit lyrics that left little to the imagination — however, you might remember him doing that once or twice (AKA a lot) in his own career.

    16. Timothée Chalamet hosted Saturday Night Live and had everyone thirsting over him after his Harry Styles impression.

    Timothée on SNL as Harry Styles

    Pete Davidson also appeared in a bunch more skits than usual, seemingly enjoying playing opposite Timothée.

    17. Many have been speculating and claiming that Lana Del Rey is engaged to boyfriend Clayton Johnson after she was seen wearing a wedding ring on The Tonight Show.

    Lana performing on The Tonight Show
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / Via

    People magazine reported the engagement. BuzzFeed reached out to Lana's team, who stated that they could not comment but refuted the claim that the two met on a dating app, as People reported.

    18. Dionne Warwick continued to be super active on Twitter, a fact that was mocked on last week's SNL. She responded to the skit, calling it a "hilarious birthday gift."

    Dionne singing
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    The skit featured a fictional talk show starring Ego Nwodim as Dionne as she interviewed celebs like Billie Eilish. You can watch the skit here.

    19. Forbes named Kylie Kenner the highest-paid celeb of 2020.

    Kylie Jenner on the red carpet
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    This was a bit surprising, not because Kylie didn't make a lot of money, but because there was some pretty-public bad blood between Forbes and Kylie after Forbes named her the youngest billionaire and then revoked the title, accusing her of a web of lies.

    20. Everyone continued talking about Taylor Swift's surprise ninth studio album, Evermore, with Taylor shutting down rumors of a third Woodvale album.

    Taylor on the red carpet
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    Taylor also had a hilarious exchange with Rainn Wilson after she used a GIF of his character, Dwight, from The Office crying, and he replied, suggesting that he didn't know who she was. She also revealed that she cuts her own hair in quarantine, and Paul McCartney revealed that Taylor contacted him and moved her album release so that it wouldn't coincide with the release of Paul's newest album, McCartney III.

    21. And finally, a lottttt of celebs talked about their kids this week.

    Viola Davis saying "She had things on that list where I had to say let me tell you something, okay, Genesis? I don't care how much money you think mommy has, 98% of the stuff on this list you're not gonna get, I don't care how nice you are"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live / Via

    Drake shared some adorable photos of son Adonis, Mindy Kaling revealed that Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy were the inspiration for her kids' names, Viola Davis hilariously revealed that her daughter thinks she's über-rich and had a giant Christmas list, and Chris Pratt shared a photo of Lyla, his daughter with Katherine Schwarzenegger — though he covered her face with a Santa photo.