17 Things that Happened in 2017 We Never Want to Forget



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There’s nothing quite like a little nostalgia. The past, it seems softer, more alluring somehow. Especially when compared to the realities of keeping those New Year’s Resolutions (diet starts in MARCH people, March). So, let’s indulge and celebrate all that was 2017. Think the rise and rise of Salt Bae, Rih Rih’s penchant for Photoshopping the Queen of England’s head onto her own body, and the Pope’s new Lambo. Here are our highlights (just in case you missed ‘em).

1. When Rihanna, super casual-like, wore a full Gucci crystal bodysuit to Coachella

phresh out.

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We’re talking face mask and everything. Laundry day never looked so good.

2. And then, when she kept Photoshopping the Queen of England’s head onto her body.

be humble.

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Bet you wish you thought of that one.

3. The rise of Salt Bae

Talk about a flavour sensation. Who the eff knows how he started but there was no one – no one – going to hold him down or break his stride. Even Diddy and French Montana paid tribute to him in this incredibly authentic and natural Ciroc commercial.

4. When people thought Taylor Swift was being toted around in a suitcase.

Beats UBER.

5. But really, she was making a new album.

Friday. #reputation

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And she even cusses on it.

6. When Britney Spears indulged her creative side.

Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!!

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This, dear reader, is the consequence when someone actually reads The Artists’ Way, rather than just leaving it out on the coffee table like the rest of us.

7. When the Pope got a Lambo.

Holy smokes, what a car. And yep, he donated it to charity.

8. When Queen Bey announced her pregnancy.

Forget baby love, in February it was all about baby likes. Once again, Mrs Carter shows us how it’s done: 11,231,328 times and counting.

9. When Celine Dion made a comeback.

Valentino, we owe you one.

10. When Nicky Minaj picked up people’s college bills.

Now you can legit afford some avo on toast.

11. When Ed Sheeran was on Game of Thrones.

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We were all confused.

12. When Selena Gomez and The Biebs got back together and then The Weeknd hung out with Bella Hadid.

One big happy family?

13. That time Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir got married.

Mr and Mrs Davis 10/17/17 we married

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And almost all the artists on Spotify showed up.

14. When Rachel Zane – ahem, Meghan Markle – got engaged to Prince Harry.

Sorry Mike Ross, she’s good and taken now.

15. And then when she deleted her Instagram account.

Royal protocol apparently. No more beach yoga for her.

16. When Kanye said sayonara to social media, Instagram included.

Guess we’ll just have to follow the never-elusive Kim then.

17. An American kid called Carter scored all-he-can-eat chicken nuggets for a year thanks to the power of social media.

When a 16-year old from Nevada asked Wendy’s “how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets”, the answer was “18 million”. His cry for help brought 3.5 million retweets, the nuggets and pushed Ellen DeGeneres off the podium for most retweeted tweet of all time. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

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