Biggest Pop Cuture Moments In 2023

Rihanna Surprises Fans With Pregnancy Announcement 

Rihanna revealed she was pregnant with her second child during her Super Bowl Halftime performance on February 12, 2023.Dressed in a striking red ensemble, the 34-year-old gazed knowingly at the camera, then opened her jacket to reveal a pronounced stomach, confirming speculations about her second pregnancy.This revelation comes after Rihanna and her partner, A$AP Rocky, welcomed their first child, a boy, in May 2022.

Gwyneth Paltrow Cleared Of Fault In Ski Collision Lawsuit

In March, a Utah jury delivered a unanimous verdict, absolving Gwyneth Paltrow of fault in a ski collision that occurred over seven years ago. The lawsuit, filed by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, sought $300,000 in damages. 

In a countermove, Paltrow filed a countersuit for a symbolic $1 and legal fees, vehemently maintaining her innocence. Upon leaving the courthouse, Paltrow, displaying grace, touched Sanderson’s shoulder and offered him the heartfelt words, “I wish you well”.

Prince Harry’s “Spare”

Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, has captivated readers globally. Released on January 10, 2023, the 416-page memoir has taken the literary world by storm.

Barnes & Noble experienced a surge in customer levels, claiming the top spot on Amazon’s bestsellers list days before its official release.

This highly-anticipated memoir, provides a unique insight into Prince Harry’s life, spanning his childhood within the Royal Family, the tragic death of his mother Princess Diana, and his new life in America alongside his wife Meghan Markle and their two children.

“Travis, I’m Pregnant”

Kourtney Kardashian surprised the world with the sweetest pregnancy announcement at Blink-182’s concert in LA!

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Holding up a sign that said, “Travis, I’m Pregnant”, she stole the spotlight and Travis Barker’s heart. The crowd went wild as the message lit up the big screen, with bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge joining the celebration.

This will be the first baby for Kardashian and Barker, who confirmed they were married on May 16, 2022, before hosting a lavish wedding in Italy on May 22, 2022. Their wedding was documented for the Hulu series Til Death Do Us Part: Kourtney & Travis.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Begins

From Glendale to global domination, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour kicked off on March 17 and has become the cultural phenomenon of the year. With 151 shows across five continents, she has set records and made history. 

Swift’s musical magic has enchanted fans and made Eras the highest-grossing tour of 2023, raking in over $1.04 billion! 

In Australia, the tour has been scheduled for February 2024. Starting at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground with three shows on February 16, 17, and 18, she’ll light up Sydney’s Accor Stadium for four consecutive nights on February 23-26. 

When Barbie Meets Oppenheimer 

This year, Barbie and Oppenheimer teamed up for an unexpected cinematic clash that took the box office by storm.

Margot Robbie, the leading lady of “Barbie,” and Cillian Murphy, the star of “Oppenheimer”, made roughly $535.3 million in joint ticket sales over the opening weekend.

On July 21, 2023, their respective movies were released, and rather than competing in a slow box office season, they synergistically lifted each other, giving rise to the global phenomenon now known as “Barbenheimer”.

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