2016. At this point, we don’t even need to make a joke here, right?
Those four numbers are setup, punchline, and Shakespearean tragedy all rolled into one.
For the celebrity world, the year was one long series of unfortunate events, both minor (See: the Brangelina split) and staggeringly major (See: the incredible number of celebrity deaths that shook the entertainment world to its foundations).
This may have been the year a reality TV host became the leader of the free world, but that certainly wasn’t the only celeb story that had our jaws on the floor.
Check out the gallery below for the most shocking (and baffling) Hollywood events from 12 months that will live in infamy:
1. A Year of Tragedy
Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Alan Rickman, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, Christina Grimmie … The amount of loss in Hollywood this year was staggering. Each of those names constituted a massive story in his or her own right.
2. Taylor Swift Drops Calvin Harris For Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift has material for her next 17 albums after this year. The singer made tabloid headlines when she dumped Calvin Harris for Tom Hiddleston … whom she proceeded to date for about 4 seconds.
3. Miley & Liam: Together Again!
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are once againheaded for the altar. The couple previously broke off their engagement in 2013.
4. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard: One Ugly Divorce
It wasn’s shocking that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage didn’t last long. It was shocking that heard claimed the beloved actor abused her throughout their relationship.
5. Beyonce Hints at Marital Trouble With Lemonade
Beyonce dropped the most epic diss album of all time … and it was targeted at her husband, Jay Z. Months later, the world is still wondering about the identity of Becky With the Good Hair.
6. Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint
Kim Kardashian was relieved of $10 million in jewels after being held up at gunpoint in Paris. The star laid low for several weeks followint the traumatic event.