Squid Game, Daft Punk, Stromae…: it was 2021 among people and on our screens

A separation and reunion

After months of rumors, Kim Kardashian formalizes her breakup with Kanye West in February by initiating divorce proceedings. In October, she revealed her relationship with comedian Pete Davidson while Kanye West declared in the media to want to redeem himself and save his union with the mother of his children. Good news on the other hand for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez who, in May, surprised their fans by rekindling the flame 17 years after their first romance. The couple were engaged between 2002 and 2004. The singer, who was previously engaged to Alex Rodriguez, said she was not ruling out remarrying.

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Pink notebook

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give birth on June 4 to little Lilibet “Lili” Diana. The first name pays homage to Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II. Before this announcement, in March, the couple gave a shock interview to Oprah Winfrey. Rich in revelations, she had shaken the British monarchy. Pink notebook also for other stars like Shy’m, Kendji Girac, Emily Ratajkowski, Emma Stone or Chiara Ferragni. Scarlett Johansson announced her pregnancy a few weeks before the delivery of her second child. Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender have also hidden the arrival of their baby, as have Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as well as Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song. James Van Beek, alias Dawson, has meanwhile become the father of a… sixth child!

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Complaints of sexual assault

In January, several women accused actor Armie Hammer of rape, assault and bodily harm. This scandal leads his wife to leave him while the production studios exclude him from any project and that a clinical cure is imposed on him. A month later, it is the singer Marilyn Manson who finds himself in turmoil. His ex-wife, actress Evan Rachel Wood, testifies to accuse him of rape and sexual assault. Several women are also filing complaints. Also in February, the writer Florence Porcel sued Patrick Poivre d’Arvor for rape but the complaint was dismissed. Several other testimonies will follow. Last September, singer R. Kelly was convicted of sex crimes. His sentence will be known in May 2022. He faces life imprisonment. In a report by “Special Envoy” broadcast on November 25, six women accuse Nicolas Hulot of rape and sexual assault between 1989 and 2008. The former presenter and politician denies the facts and leaves public life for good. Singer Jean-Luc Lahaye, comedian Ary Abittan, actor Gérard Depardieu and columnist Pierre Menès have also been accused of sexual assault this year.

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The Squid Game phenomenon

No one could miss it! The Korean series “Squid Game”, broadcast on Netflix, has exploded all counters! In a few weeks, it has become a real global cultural phenomenon: nearly 111 million households have watched it in 17 days! An absolute record for Netflix which allows the show to surpass “The Chronicle of the Bridgertons”, which was also a great success this year. The series “The Crown”, also available on Netflix, meanwhile won seven Emmy Awards in September. WandaVision, broadcast on Disney +, was also very successful. On the big screen, we will note the remarkable releases of “Dune”, the new James Bond “Dying can wait”, “Nomadland” (Oscar for best film), the controversial “Benedetta”, the animated film “Cruella” or the Palme d’Or “Titanium”.

Daft Punk split up, Stromae returns

This is an announcement that shook the world of music, and that of electro in particular. On February 22, the Daft Punk announced their separation in a video entitled “Epilogue”, after 28 years of career. Another major event: Abba is making a comeback on November 5 with a ninth album, entitled “Voyage”. The group is also planning a series of concerts in holograms in 2022. Let us also note the release of Adele’s album “30”, the return of Stromae with the single “Santé” or the very noticed release of the song “L’odor. gasoline ”from Orelsan.

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But also…

– In March, Kedist Deltour, Belgian-Ethiopian model, wins the Miss Belgium 2021 contest.

– In May, Italy wins theEurovision with the song “Zitti e buoni” performed by Måneskin. Belgium finished 19th with the title “The Wrong Place” by Hooverphonic.

– In May, Brad pitt briefly gets more custody time to see her children. But the judge who oversaw the case is then dismissed, overturning the decision.

– August 20, Angelina Jolie lands on Instagram and gets two million subscribers in two hours, a record!

– In October, on the set of the film “Rust”, Alec baldwin accidentally kills Haylna Hutchins, director of photography, while handling a weapon he thought was loaded blank.

– In November, the American justice finally lifts the tutelage of Britney spears after more than 13 years.

– The Belgian singer and musician The Grand Jojo died on December 1.

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Squid Game, Daft Punk, Stromae…: it was 2021 among people and on our screens