Babies, engagements and Oscar flubs, oh my! 2017 was full of pop culture moments that left Us shocked.
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Live With Kelly and Ryan
Kelly Ripa — finally — announced her new Live cohost is Ryan Seacrest on May 1, nearly one year after Michael Strahan’s exit. The American Idol vet guest-hosted Live several times during the show’s search to find a new cohost after Strahan blindsided Ripa and left the show for a for full-time gig at Good Morning America.
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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt Call It Quits
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Beyoncé Announces She’s Pregnant With Twins
"We would like to share our love and happiness," the 20-time Grammy winner captioned the now-infamous shot of herself holding her baby bump in silky lingerie and a sheer green veil. “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. – The Carters."
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Arie Luyendyk Jr. Named The Bachelor
Bachelor Nation was shocked when Arie Luyendyk Jr. was announced as the season 22 Bachelor during Good Morning America on September 7. Luyendyk Jr., who was the runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season 8 of The Bachelorette in 2012, was chosen over the season 13 runner-up and fan-favorite Peter Kraus.
“It sunk in just now for sure of the it’s been a little surreal,” the race car driver said on GMA. “I was a little skeptical just because we had been in talks for a few years about doing it so I just kind of went in with an open heart and just kind of hit me right now I’m here.”
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Reunite
Jelena lives to see another day! Three years after calling it quits, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted together in late October, just days before Us confirmed that the “Hands to Myself” singer and The Weeknd split after nearly 10 months of dating. Us confirmed the on-again, off-again couple was back together on November 2. Since then, the duo has been seen attending church services and showing PDA on a date night in Beverly Hills.
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La La Land Is (Mistakenly) Named Best Picture
Everyone at home (and in the audience … looking at you, Busy Philipps!) was shocked and confused when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner over the actual victor, Moonlight, at the 2017 Oscars.
Beatty tried to explain the flub while the cast and crew of Moonlight took the stage. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you — I wasn’t trying to be funny,” he said at the time.
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The ‘Old’ Taylor Swift Is ‘Dead’
Taylor Swift, who debuted her highly anticipated single “Look What You Made Me Do” in August, declared that “the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now … because she’s dead” in the first tune off her sixth studio album, Reputation, which was released in November. Swift also took aim at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in the wild music video that was filled with hidden messages.
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Three Expectant Kardashian Family Members
It was revealed in 2017 that not one, not two, but THREE members of the Kardashian-Jenner fam are growing their respective families. While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl via surrogate around the end of the year, her sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner will become mothers in 2018. Us exclusively revealed Jenner is expecting her first child with beau Travis Scott, and days later, revealed Khloé is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged
Royal wedding bells are ringing! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, and rocked Us all when they confirmed their wedding date shortly after. The couple are set to tie the knot on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.
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The #MeToo Movement
While some stars claimed not to be surprised by the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, which broke in October after The New York Times detailed decades of allegations against the disgraced producer, it certainly rocked Hollywood and inspired the #MeToo movement. Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, Lupita Nyong’o and Olivia Munn, took to social media to share their stories about various degrees of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
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