The 13 biggest, most captivating news stories of 2017: From superstar pregnancies to jaw-dropping drama

Just when we all thought 2016 threw some of the craziest possible curve-balls, 2017 came along looking to show us what real dramas, scandals and all-around madness truly look like.

From Hollywood royalty having adorable babies to actual royalty getting engaged, the year wasn't without its heartwarming moments – but make no mistake about it, we got more than our fair share of heartache, tragedy and stomach-churning scandal to balance it out.

So let's take a look back at the past 12 months, and see some of the year's greatest highlights and darkest moments – as well as some those pop-culture zeitgeists that captured our attention, long enough for us to temporarily forget our woes.

[Note: We basically left out political stories from the list entirely, both out of a concern for brevity, and our own sanity.]

1. Two Sets of Twins!

February kicked off with a pregnancy announcement that dominated the news cycle unlike anything in recent memory, when Beyonce took to Instagram to gleefully reveal that she and JAY-Z were expecting twins.

The "Crazy In Love" singer posed for a flowery photoshoot in which she bared her burgeoning baby bump, and wrote in the caption, "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes."

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The news of her pregnancy hit the internet like freight train, and it was all anyone could talk about for a week. In fact, the announcement photo went on to become the most liked Instagram post of 2017.

Just over a week after Beyonce's exciting announcement, it was revealed that another of Hollywood's most venerated star couples, George and Amal Clooney, were getting ready to welcome twins as well.

On June 13, Beyonce and JAY-Z welcomed their adorable bundles of joy -- son Sir and daughter Rumi. One month later, the couple -- who are also the parents to 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy -- took to Instagram to share the first official photos of their precious progenies.

However, the Clooneys actually beat Beyonce to the finish line, welcoming their twins -- son Alexander and daughter Ella -- on June 6.

"This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine," the couple said in a statement. "George is sedated and should recover in a few days."

ET sat down with the new dad at the Venice Film Festival in September, where he opened up about his adorable twins, and how they've already shown how different their personalities are.

"[Alexander] is a thug already… He's a moose! Literally, he just sits and he eats." Clooney explained, adding that Ella, by contrast, is "very elegant, and all eyes. She looks like Amal, thank god."

2. A Monumental Mix-Up at the Oscars

And the Academy Award goes to… Moonlight, eventually. In one of the most unbelievably uncomfortable live TV moments since Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner during Miss Universe 2015, movie stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly named La La Landwhile presenting the award for Best Picture.

The creators, cast and crew of La La Land took the stage, but their moment of jubilation was interrupted when the film's producer, Jordan Horowitz, took the mic to announce that there had been a mistake.

"Guys, I'm sorry, no, there's a mistake," he explained. "Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke."

The rightful filmmakers then took the stage amid cheers of jubilation and delivered their acceptance speech to much fanfare. However viewers at home were left wondering what could have happened. An embarrassed Beatty said he was given the wrong card backstage, and after a brief and confusing mystery, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tallies the Oscars, owned up to the mistake in a public mea culpa.

"We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture," read a statement from PricewaterhouseCoopers. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected."

Naturally, the mix-up ended up being comedy fodder at subsequent awards shows throughout the year.

3. Mama June's Weight Loss Transformation Finally Revealed

After gaining fame on the reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Mama June decided to change her life by undergoing dramatic surgery that led to her loosing over 300 pounds and of course it was all documented on TV in Mama June: From Not to Hot.

While the transformation began in late 2016, the WE tv docu-series following her extensive medical procedures and lifestyle changes finally revealed her shocking transformation in the show's March Finale. 

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) June Shannon, Alana Thompson, Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon and Ella Grace Efird attend 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Woodruff Arts Center on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: June Shannon, a.k.a. 'Mama June,' attends 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Revel on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: June Shannon, a.k.a. 'Mama June,' attends 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Revel on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June (L) and Jenny McCarthy appear at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) Mama June, AJ Calloway, and Honey Boo Boo pose on the set of 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: AJ Calloway (L) and Mama June pose on the set of 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June (L) and daughter Honey Boo Boo visit 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) AJ Calloway interviews Honey Boo Boo and Mama June during their visit to 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
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Mama June's impressive health journey quickly became one of the most talked-about reality TV news stories of the year, as people were blown away by the dramatic change, and speculated wildly about whether or not she's able to stay on her healthy living path.

A sneak peek for the second season of From Not to Hotdebuted earlier this week, and gave fans a look at where the reality star is in her life.

4. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Finally File for Divorce

After two years of separation -- during which time Affleck and Garner continued to spend time together, and there were rumors and speculation of possible reconciliation – the pair officially filed for divorce, quashing any remaining possibility of rebuilding their marriage.

The couple put forth a united front in their paperwork with Garner asking for joint legal and physical custody of the pair's three children -- 11-year-old Violet, 8-year-old Seraphina and 5-year-old Samuel. Affleck and Garner filed "pro per," without legal representation, and filed both the petition and response -- which mirror each other exactly -- together.

"Ben and Jen are both still 100 percent committed to co-parenting their children and making sure their family situation works for them all. You can't have anything better than that," a source close to the couple told ET at the time.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on November 08, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on November 08, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 04, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on September 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on June 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on February 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on April 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 06: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on March 06, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stone-e/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on October 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on October 03, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor/director Ben Affleck (L) and wife actress Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen holding hands on February 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen with their daughter, Seraphina Affleck on February 06, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - November 07: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 07, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on July 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Ben Affleck' Episode 1641 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck during the monologue on May 18, 2013 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Actors Jennifer Garner (L) and Ben Affleck attend the John Varvatos 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by Chrysler, Kids Tent by Hasbro Studios, at John Varvatos Los Angeles on March 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for John Varvatos)
Argo director Ben Affleck kisses his wife actress Jennifer Garner after winning the Oscar for Best Movie at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Ben Affleck (L) and Jennifer Garner attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel's on February 9, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) 23116_016_1209.jpg
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend Variety's 4th Annual Power of Women Event Presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 04: Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Argo' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck attends 'Argo' Post Premiere Party - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on June 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stav/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on June 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on November 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are seen on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen on November 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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Three months after filing for divorce, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star struck up a romance with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus. "Ben and Lindsay have known each other for a couple of years," a source told ET at the time. "Ben has been on SNL five times and has met Lindsay while hosting the show. It is early on in the relationship but they are very happy together."

While Affleck and Shookus have been seen enjoying numerous date nights together, in Los Angeles and New York, throughout the year, Garner has seemingly gone a different route, eschewing the idea of starting a new romance all together.

In a recent interview with news.com.au, the actress said she hasn't been on a date since splitting with her ex in June 2015. "I haven’t been on a date and I am not interested in dating," she explained. "People want to set me up and I am just like, 'No thank you!'"

5. Bachelor in Paradise Shuts Down

DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios
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In June, ABC released a statement that production on the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradisehad been suspended amid "allegations of misconduct," and all contestants had been sent home from Mexico, where the season was filming at the time.

While the circumstances surrounding the show were initially vague, details soon began to emerge that the incident in question occurred between castmembers DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. While several different accounts were presented, it was reported by sources that Jackson and Olympios both heavily drank alcohol and the two ended up having a physical, sexual encounter.

Olympios addressed the controversy in a statement released via her lawyer days after news of the suspension broke. "I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4," she wrote. "Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production… As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality."

Jackson, in turn, denied any wrongdoing. Both parties went on to hire legal representation. After an investigation conducted by Warner Bros., the show's production company, found that the tape of the incident "does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member," filming resumed in Mexico with much of the original cast, minus Olympios and Jackson.

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Questions were soon raised about issues of consent between castmembers who have been drinking heavily, and producers put stricter limits on how much alcohol contestants were allowed consume. The season premiered in August and allowed both Olympios and Jackson to tell their side of the story in special episodes.

Jackson and Olympios eventually reconnected and formed a strong friendship, even sparking dating rumors at one point, which Olympios denied to ET. "DeMario and I are close friends. We are not dating," she said. "Since things with Bachelor in Paradise wound down, DeMario and I talk almost every day. We both know neither of us made the complaint that started everything, so why wouldn't we be friends? We've been able to move forward and he's like a brother to me."

6. Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian's Feud Goes Nuclear

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seen on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seen on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are seen at LAX on April 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Kim Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, and Blac Chyna are seen on April 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Kim Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, and Blac Chyna are seen on April 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian at Onyx Nightclub on March 27, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna is seen at LAX on March 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 28: Television personality Rob Kardashian (L) and model Blac Chyna attend the Sky Beach Club at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 28: Model Blac Chyna (L) and television personality Rob Kardashian attend the Sky Beach Club at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 28: Television personality Rob Kardashian (L) and model Blac Chyna attend the Sky Beach Club at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian attend Blac Chyna's birthday celebration and unveiling of her 'Chymoji' Emoji Collection at Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian attend Blac Chyna's birthday celebration and unveiling of her 'Chymoji' Emoji Collection at Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna arrive at her Blac Chyna Birthday Celebration And Unveiling Of Her 'Chymoji' Emoji Collection at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Blac Chyna (L) and Rob Kardashian arrive for her Blac Chyna's birthday celebration and unveiling of her 'Chymoji' Emoji Collection at Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, CA on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna arrive at her Blac Chyna Birthday Celebration And Unveiling Of Her 'Chymoji' Emoji Collection at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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After a very tumultuous relationship, the once-engaged couple finally called it quits for real in early March

However, the drama between the pair -- who welcomed daughter Dream in November 2016 --  came to a head when they went to war on social media in July. Kardashian took to Twitter to accuse his ex of cheating and went so far as to post nude photos of her, causing his social media accounts to be suspended.

Meanwhile, Chyna took to Snapchat to accuse her ex of also cheating on her, and being physically abusive. Chyna quickly deleted the posts. Days later, Chyna was granted a request for a temporary restraining order against Kardashian, and was represented by superstar attorney Lisa Bloom.

Bloom spoke with ET a day after Chyna was granted the restraining order, and she opened up about her client's desire to move forward as amicably as possible, in the hopes of being successful and productive co-parents.

"For now, Chyna has said she does not want to go to the police or pursue the criminal route," Bloom shared. "Chyna is aware that Rob is the father of her baby. She is not trying to start a war. She just wants herself to be protected and she wants to have some clarity about what the rules are going to be going forward [in regard to] co-parenting."

While the former couple eventually came to an agreement regarding custody, Chyna later sued her ex over the cancellation of E!'s Rob & Chyna – alongside his family – claiming in legal docs obtained by ET that the "Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show," as a form of "revenge" for leaving her ex. The ever-evolving legal battle is still ongoing.

7. Abby Lee Miller Goes to Jail

On May 9, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud in June 2016. Additionally, Miller was ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and serve two years probation after her time behind bars.

"Somehow you got caught up in the fame and lost your moral compass," the judge told Miller. "I hope when you get out the stars align for you."

On July 12, Miller turned herself in to begin her 366-day prison sentence at the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, California. Lifetime production cameras captured the last glimpse of Miller as she headed in to the facility. Before surrendering, Miller tearfully addressed her fears surrounding her upcoming incarceration.

"I hope it won't be as bad as I imagine. If it's that bad I probably won't survive it," she said. "I mean, if a whole gang of people want to kill you, they're gonna do it. If a whole bunch of people want to make your life a living hell, they're gonna do it."

8. Three Simultaneous Kardashian-Jenner Pregnancies

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian
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The 36-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and her husband, Kanye West, turned to surrogacy for their third baby after Kim struggled with her first two pregnancies. It was revealed in September that the couple are expecting a baby girl, who will reportedly be born in late December or early January.

Kylie Jenner

On September 22, a source told ET that the 20-year-old reality star and make-up mogul is expecting a baby with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott.

"Kylie always wanted to be a young mom," the source said at the time. "She's a very hands-on aunt and was basically a step-mom to Tyga's kid… [the] baby will be very well cared for and so loved. Kylie is excited that her baby will have cousins close to her age, too!"

Scott and Jenner began dating in April, following the end of her on-again, off-again relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Tyga. Jenner herself has yet to officially confirm the pregnancy news.

Khloe Kardashian

Less than a week after Kylie's pregnancy made headlines, news broke that Khloe Kardashian was expecting as well! ET learned that the 33-year-old fashion designer and reality star is pregnant with her first child -- a boy! -- with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 26.

"Khloe is pregnant and due early next year. It's going to be a very busy time for the Kardashian-Jenner family," a source told ET. "Everyone is thrilled." It was later learned that the couple are expecting a baby boy.

While Khloe has yet to confirm the news, she's been seemingly going out of her way to keep her baby bump covered

9. Taylor Swift Returns With a New (More Aggressive) Attitude

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Taylor Swift finally returned to the music scene with her new album, Reputation, which broke all kinds of sales records but the biggest, most talked-about moment was certainly her first single, "Look What You Made Me Do."

Immediately, it was clear Swift was taking her highly publicized feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to a new level, with aggressive lyrics like, "I don’t like your little games/Don’t like your titled stage."

The magnitude of the diss-heavy and tonally complex track wasn't really felt until Swift debuted her mind-blowing music video during the MTV Music Video Awards in August.

From her zombification to her bathtub full of diamonds to the many, many snakes slithering around the scenes – every moment of the video was analyzed and scrutinized, and it turns out she actually hid a lot of Easter eggs throughout.

She followed it up with the music video for her second single, "…Ready For It?", which was packed with nearly as many hidden codes, and featured Swift in a Blade Runner-esque cyberpunk universe facing off against a nearly naked robot clone of herself.

10. Selena Gomez Gets a Kidney Transplant

In September, the "Bad Liar" songstress revealed to the world that she'd undergone a kidney transplant as part of her years-long battle with lupus, and that her longtime friend, actress Francia Raisa, had been the life-saving donor.

"I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering," Gomez wrote in the caption to a photo of herself and Raisa laying side-by-side and holding hands in the hospital, before the operation. " It was what I needed to do for my overall health."

"There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa," she added. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."

In October, the friends sat down with Today's Savannah Guthrie, and opened up about the series of events that lead to the transplant. She was unable to find a match amongst family members and with a donor list seven to ten years long, the singer found herself without any viable options. Which is when Raisa took it upon herself to get tested, and it turned out she was a match.

"The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me," Gomez admitted. "Let alone somebody wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she was a match, that's unbelievable. That's not real."

11. Terror Rocks the World

Manchester Arena Bombing

On May 22, fans leaving the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert became the victims of a horrifying terrorist attack that left 22 people dead and over 500 others injured. The soul-scarring attack left the world devastated.

In the weeks following the tragedy, Grande returned to Manchester to visit area hospitals and meet with the victims of the attack as they recovered.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with The Children's Choir during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Ariana Grande performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Little Mix perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with The Children's Choir during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Katy Perry performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs during the 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson for One Love Manchester - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with apl.de.ap (L) will.i.am (2nd L) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus (R) and Pharrell Williams perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Niall Horan performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Robbie Williams performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. General view of the crowd in this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. General view of the crowd in this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
Women arrive at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground ahead of the One Love Manchester tribute concert in Manchester on June 4, 2017. Nearly two weeks after a deadly suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester, US star Ariana Grande is planning to press ahead with a charity gig later on June 4, despite a terror attack on the streets of London. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Ariana Grande performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
A music fan hugs a police officer as fans leave Old Trafford Cricket Ground following the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the families of the victims of the May 22, Manchester terror attack, in Greater Manchester on June 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs during the 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson for One Love Manchester - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Pharrell Williams (L) and Marcus Mumford perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Scooter Braun (C) speaks on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Imogen Heap performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus (R) and Pharrell Williams perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Jesy Nelson (L) and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the One Love Manchester concert at Old Trafford Cricket Club on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew McNulty/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Liam Gallagher (L) and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (R) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller (L) and Ariana Grande perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (L) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (L) and dancer on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande and Chris Martin perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (R) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
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Determined not to let terror and heartbreak win out, Grande announced, shortly after the attack, that she would be assembling a charity concert to benefit those whose lives were devastated by the tragedy. 

The One Love Manchester concert, which sold out in minutes, took place on June 4, and featured performances from Grande, Katy Perry, Chris Martin, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and many others. After all was said and done, the concert raised over $23 million for the families of the victims. 

Las Vegas Shooting

On Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire on the crowd at Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in in Las Vegas, while Jason Aldean performed.

The shocking massacre claimed the lives of 58 people, with nearly 500 others were injured in the attack. The terrifying attack stands as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

In the days that follwed, celebrities, politicians and TV hosts paid tribute to the victims, including Aldean, who appeared during the cold open of Saturday Night Live and addressed the harrowing incident that could have easily claimed his life as well.

"So many people are hurting... Children, brothers, sisters, parents -- they're all part of our family… We're gonna work through these tough times together, all the way," Aldean said, before performing a cover of Tom Petty's iconic tune "I Won't Back Down" that served as a tribute to the victims of the shooting and to the late rocker, who died on Oct. 2.

12. Harvey Weinstein Scandal Breaks, Then the Dominoes Begin to Fall

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Kadian Noble, has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.
Paz de la Huerta, who stars on HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire,' claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010: "I was in no state. I was so terrified of him," she told Vanity Fair. "I did say no, and when he was on top of me, I said, 'I don't want to do this' ... It was disgusting. He's like a pig."
British actress Lysette Anthony has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in her home in the late 1980s.
Amber Anderson said Harvey Weinstein 'behaved inappropriately' and bragged about other actresses he had 'helped' in exchange for sexual favors.
Natassia Malthe has accused Weinstein of raping her in a hotel room. On a separate occasion, after she was assured that Weinstein would not come onto her, she was allegedly escorted to Weinstein's hotel room by an assistant. In the room was another woman, who performed oral sex on Weinstein whil he asked Malthe to join.
Lupita Nyong'o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.
Marisa Coughlan said that she planned to meet Weinstein for a meeting at his hotel. Instead, he requested a massage.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.

Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 
Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.
Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.
Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she'd already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.
Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.
Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.
Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.
Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.
Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.
Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.
Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.
Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.
Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.
Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn't hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.
Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein's misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.
Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.
Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.
Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.
Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.
Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.
Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.
Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.
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On Oct. 5, The New York Times on Oct. 5 published a reporting claiming Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women over sexual harassment claims between 1990 to 2015. The story also featured Ashley Judd, the first big-name star to go on the record, with her allegation that Weinstein sexually harassed her.

Within days, the list of celebrities to come forth with their own accusations of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to rape, against the high-powered movie producer included Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, Paz de la Huerta  and dozens upon dozens of others.  Weinstein's spokesperson responded to the claims, saying, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein."

Weinstein was swiftly fired from the production company he co-founded and fled to Arizona for treatment. While the fallout Weinstein faces is still growing months later, the accusations had a profound impact on Hollywood and America. Soon, the powerful #MeToo campaign took off, with millions of women sharing stories of sexual harassment that they've faced in their day-to-day lives. These courageous women were eventually honored by Time as the collective Person of the Year.

Additionally, the dominoes began to fall as other powerful men in show business were soon being called out for alleged incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct.

From director James Toback – who has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 325 women – to Kevin Spacey – who was accused of sexually assaulting underage boys in the past and faced allegations of sexual misconduct by dozens of other members of the House of Cards cast and crew – it was clear that the sexual harassment scandal rocking Hollywood was not going to be going away any time soon.

Since Oct. 5, over 50 filmmakers, actors, producers, showrunners, network executives and TV personalities have been accused of sexual misconduct, and many have lost their jobs after internal investigations uncovered serious claims.

Recently, longtime Today show host Matt Lauer was fired by NBC for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior." Hours after his firing, Variety published a report that included multiple unnamed women who accused the veteran TV news personality of sexual harassment.

Lauer responded to his termination and the allegations in a statement read on-air by Today show host Savannah Guthrie, one day after being fired.

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry," the 59-year-old former newsman expressed in the statement. "Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job."

14. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Get Engaged

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Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Meghan Markle with her engagemnt ring during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring whilst they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a photocall to announce their engagement at Kensington Palace, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Meghan Markle shows reacts as she poses with her fianc� Britain's Prince Harry in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle arrive to pose for photographs in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring whilst they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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On November 26, the Royal family confirmed that the prince and the Suits star were engaged, and would soon be getting married. The coverage became a media frenzy as royal wedding fever began to spread across the globe. 

Shortly after their official announcement, the pair sat down for their first joint interview where we learned Harry proposed during a cozy night at home while they were roasting chicken. The prince also revealed that he designed the gorgeous ring himself and it features two diamonds from the private collection of his mother, Princess Diana.

And just like that, the Royal Wedding countdown began! When will it be? Where will it be? What kind of cake will they serve? Why so fast? Who will be invited? Royal watchers just can't get enough ahead of the May 2018 nuptials.

Less than a week after the official announcement, the couple made their first official appearance together at the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair in Nottingham, England.

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