By Mackenzie Cutruzzula
As the end of the year approaches, we can begin to reflect on 2016. As a culture, we followed the highly contested presidential election, saw an outpouring of memes and paid close attention to the whereabouts of Taylor Swift.
The year has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride filled with emotions, and I think everyone is excited for it to be over. Possibly besides President-elect Donald Trump who will actually have to take the White House in 2017.
This week, “Saturday Night Live” maintained its streak of making fun of Trump’s antics. Attacking Trump’s tweeting habits, the show commented on how Trump’s focus on social media is taking away from his White House preparations.
Trump fired back via Twitter, saying that the show is biased. He also wrote that Alec Baldwin’s impersonation “can’t get any worse.”
Baldwin retaliated by tweeting back that he would stop the gig if Trump released his tax returns, which has been another hot topic in 2016.
Jennifer Aniston also made an appearance on “SNL” during its “Weekend Update” segment. Aniston asked cast member Vanessa Bayer to stop impersonating her “Friends” character Rachel Green.
The two squabbled over the accusation that Green never contributed much to conversations during her run on the sitcom. Bayer and Aniston are appearing together in the upcoming movie “Office Christmas Party.”
As if 2016 couldn’t get anymore cringeworthy, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd proved the year had more to give. After their recent breakup, the two were forced to run into each other on the Victoria’s Secret runway.
Hadid walked in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where her ex-boyfriend also performed. Photos were released that showed The Weeknd trying to serenade his ex on the runway.
The model stayed calm, cool and collected as she strutted past him. The two exchanged polite smiles before Hadid stole the spotlight back.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were able to provide some good news in this desolate year as they announced the birth of their second child together. Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, who was born in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 30, joined the couple’s other daughter Wyatt Isabelle.
Kutcher and Kunis say they keep their children out of the spotlight. According to the couple, the children can decide if they would like to be in the public eye when they are older. I would like to personally thank Kunis and Kutcher for reminding us that there is still good in the world.
As the semester finishes off, I thank you for another wonderful semester of keeping up with celebrity drama. From the Royal Family to award season, I’m excited to see what 2017 will bring us. Mostly, I’ll continue patiently waiting for Taylor Swift to release new music throughout the new year.