Despite cinema halls being shut across the globe due to lockdown and all film, TV and web series shoots coming to a standstill for the better part of 2020, Hollywood still had a pretty eventful first six months this year, and no, we’re not talking about all the bad news emanating from the coronavirus pandemic. There were some pretty big movie announcements, reports of past flames rekindling their romance and, unfortunately, also some sad developments that kept Hollywood news circles busy. So, without further ado, here are the biggest Hollywood newsmakers in the first half of 2020:
Tom Cruise shooting in space
According to Deadline, Tom Cruise has joined hands with reputed space researcher and explorer and the chief engineer/designer/founder of Space X, Elon Musk, and word is that the two are discussing plans with with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to shoot the superstar’s next film aboard an actual Space X vessel stationed beyond Earth’s stratosphere.
Brad Pitt remarrying Jennifer Aniston
Rumours of a reunion between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston gained momentum after the two exchanged several flirtatious moments at the Golden Globes and Oscars this year. Post that, speculation of the two remarrying spread like wild fire when a well-laces source told Life & Style, “The wedding is on. They are getting married in Cabo and this time they will keep it under wraps until the affair has happened. What Brad craves most now is getting settled down and living happily with his soulmate, Jen,” while another publication reported, “Brad’s family are delighted by the wedding news. They’ve been praying for years for him to get back together with Jen.”
Sophie Turner’s baby-bump style guide
Sophie Turner is enjoying marital bliss with husband Joe Jonas and family, and the couple are overjoyed with the arrival of their first child anytime soon. And guess what, unlike many celebs, Sophie neither has ever tried to conceal her pregnancy now hide her baby bump for as along as she could under loose garments. Not only has the gorgeous girl set new pregnancy goals, or at least, new celeb-pregnancy goals, but she’s also created her own style guide of sorts when it comes to flaunting that baby bump.
Priyanka Chopra’s Citadel and Matrix 4
Meanwhile, sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra continues to take giant strides in Hollywood, and how. Our desi girl has two plum projects in her kitty — the first being a big-scale web series, Citadel, created by The Avenger’s Russo Borthers, wherein she plays the lead, and the other being a major role in Matrix 4. Talk about stamping your credentials as a Hollywodo A-lister, right?
Glee actress Naya Rivera presumed dead
This was one of the saddest news to grab headlines recently in Hollywood. Glee actress Naya Rivera has been presumed dead due to drowning at a lake in Southern California. Deputy Chris Dyer of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said at a press conference, “We’re presuming that an accident happened and we’re presuming she drowned in the lake.” Apparently, Rivera’s son, who had gone boating with her, told the authorities that he and his mother had gone swimming in the lake, but she never returned to the boat.
Now, it’s over to the second half of 2020, which, we hope, turns out better for Hollywood than the first six months have been.