LONDON (Reuters) – A royal wedding with a Hollywood ending, a rapping Pulitzer first and a send-off fit for a musical soul queen. The world of entertainment saw a spate of headline-grabbing stories this year with plenty of award-winning highs and some stumbling lows.
Award season kicked off 2018, with pop singer Bruno Mars triumphing at the Grammys while actress Frances McDormand briefly lost her newly-won Oscar at the Academy Awards.
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Accolades came for Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer prize, People’s magazine’s “sexiest man alive” Idris Elba and George Clooney, named the world’s highest-paid actor, mainly thanks to the sale of his tequila company.
Bill Cosby was the first celebrity convicted of sexual abuse since the #MeToo movement began. Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York police, and is facing charges involving alleged assaults of women, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
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Netflix drama “House of Cards” returned without Kevin Spacey after the actor was accused of sexual misconduct. Roseanne Barr’s revived “Roseanne” show was quickly canceled after the actress sparked outrage by comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape on Twitter. She apologized but said she had been misunderstood.
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