2019 has been a long year, and personally, I’m ready for a nap. Between work, maintaining a social life, and staying caught up on seven different Real Housewives franchises, there isn’t much room in
my brain our brains for miscellaneous info. Because of that, random pop culture happenings tend to leave our collective consciousness as fast as they enter (except Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello kissing, sadly we can’t unsee that).
You probably remember a lot of the highlights of this year, from Miley and Liam’s breakup to approximately seven million celeb weddings, but that’s not all that happened in 2019. This year came with lots of random moments in pop culture, from relationships to babies to memes that were just too easily forgotten. Here are all the 2019 moments that you definitely already forgot about.
1. Fiji Water Girl
As we all embrace Peleton bike girl, I have to ask, what happened to Fiji water girl???
— Logan Again (@sloganagain) December 7, 2019
Does the name “Kelleth Cuthbert” ring a bell? Honestly, probably not, and that’s okay. I’ve worked hard to purge the word “shook” from my vocabulary, but I was 100% shook when I realized that the Fiji Water Girl was from the 2019 Golden Globes. As in, the one that happened this year. Kelleth, whose Instagram bio somehow doesn’t mention Fiji, has 200k followers, and her modeling career seems to be going well. After the Golden Globes, she actually sued Fiji, claiming that they were using her image without properly compensating her. They sued her back, and that was basically the last anyone heard of it. And somehow, all of this has been within the last year. Weird.
2. Psalm West
At this rate, Kim and Kanye are gonna name their fourth kid Deus or some shit
— Betches (@betchesluvthis) May 10, 2019
Oh yeah, Kim and Kanye did have a baby this year! Their fourth child, Psalm, was born via surrogate in May, and while none of our name predictions were exactly right, we did guess that they would go with something religious. And if you can’t remember if Khloé and Kylie had their babies this year, nope, that was 2018. There really are too many Kardashian babies to keep track of, but god damn it, we can try our best.
3. Andy From Fyre Festival
Lots of weird things have happened in 2019, but nothing else was weird in the same way as Netflix and Hulu releasing competing documentaries about Fyre Festival literally one week apart. While it was fascinating to get an inside look at the f*cked up planning of the event and the even more f*cked up mind of Billy McFarland, the most important thing to come out of this whole cultural event was a meme. Specifically, Andy King saying that he was prepared to suck d*ck for water. You just can’t make this sh*t up.
4. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Oscar Performance
Remember that three-week period where everyone couldn’t stop talking about how Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga definitely wanted to f*ck each other? That was 2019, baby! They already looked like they were in love during their A Star Is Born press tour, but the rumors reached a fever pitch after their, um, passionate performance at this year’s Academy Awards. Every body language expert in the world scrambled to analyze Irina Shayk’s reactions, and it wasn’t surprising when she announced her split from Bradley just a few months later. Now, it really does seem like Bradley and Gaga were just friends (and compelling actors) all along, but a little part of all of us will always be… far from the shallow.
5. Pete Davidson & Kate Beckinsale
the fact that pete davidson has dated kate beckinsale and is now dating kaia… is this a fucking mad lib
— a (@septimbers) November 19, 2019
Okay, let’s straighten out the Pete Davidson timeline for a second, because he’s been a busy man for the last couple of years. The whole thing with Ariana Grande happened LAST YEAR. 2018. My coworker really thought it happened in 2019, and I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t in the Sunken Place. This year, Pete was busy dating a wide variety of women, but most notably Kate Beckinsale. Their public romance only lasted a couple months, but boy, was it strange. These days, Pete’s moved on to the barely-legal Kaia Gerber, and Kate’s moved on to… well, IDK, I don’t really keep up with her. I hope she’s doing well!
6. All The Jordyn Woods Drama
Okay, let’s be real, you probably didn’t forget about this, but it really deserves one more moment in the spotlight. Basically, the entire world collectively lost its mind after Kylie’s BFF Jordyn was spotted leaving a late-night hangout with Khloé’s baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. To be honest, I don’t know if there’s ever been a more scandalous story. Jordyn moved out of Kylie’s house, Khloé dumped Tristan’s pathetic ass, and we all actually got tricked into watching Red Table Talk. I still can barely believe all of this actually happened.
7. The Starbucks Cup In ‘Game of Thrones’
You be minding your own business then you suddenly remember game of thrones left a Starbucks cup in a scene of the final season. Day ruined.
— ☥K (@ItuByNature) November 22, 2019
And now, onto the other biggest scandal of the year. Okay, not really, but people were basically acting like the Starbucks cup left on set in Game of Thrones was the end of the world. As an avid GoT-non-watcher, I didn’t really care about this when it happened, and now, eight months later, I certainly don’t care. In fact, I barely even remember this happening. I don’t know if anyone got fired over this, but let’s hope not, because who f*cking cares. But maybe this is why the show got snubbed at the Golden Globes?
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Am I the only one who forgot what a giant sh*tshow Britney Spears’ personal life was for a second this year? After canceling her Vegas residency to focus on her dad’s health, there were reports that Britney Spears was being held against her will in a mental facility. And then, when she did resurface on social media, we weren’t really sure whether she was posting what she wanted to, or just doing what someone else was telling her. As far as I can tell, we never really got answers about any of this, but I guess our attention spans are too short to keep caring. Love you Brit, hope everything is good!
9. Area 51
At this point my only hope for finding a guy who will text back is to raid Area 51
— notanothertruecrimepod (@NATCpod) July 15, 2019
I didn’t really realize Facebook events were still a thing, except for my extra AF friend when it comes to her Ugly Sweater Party, but apparently I was wrong. This summer, millions of people RSVP’d to a Facebook event promising to raid Area 51, with the logic that if everyone tried at once, someone would be bound to make it through and find the top-secret government info about aliens. Of course, the vast majority of them didn’t show up, which is probably why there hasn’t been any crazy news about aliens. The truth is out there!
10. Bella Thorne’s Poetry Book
Surprise, bitch! Bet you didn’t remember this, but Bella Thorne released her first book of poems, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray. The Amazon page features rave reviews from celebs such as Zendaya, Snoop Dogg, and Lena Dunham, so it’s really a shame that I haven’t gotten myself a copy yet, but Bella, if you want to send me one, let’s get in touch. And don’t forget that this was also the year Bella Thorne made her directorial debut in porn, proving that she really can do it all.
What pop culture moments topped 2019 for you? Please tell me what I forgot that I forgot in the comments, because it really has been a long year.
Images: sloganagain, septimbers, itubynature, natcpod / Twitter; Netflix; britneyspears, bellathorne / Instagram
It’s an exciting day in Calabasas, because Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s surrogate has given birth to the couple’s fourth child. The news that the surrogate was in labor broke on Thursday, when Kris Jenner was a guest on The Ellen Show. Ellen first surprised Kris by bringing out Kourtney Kardashian, with all of Kourt and Kim’s kids. While Reign was busy screaming about candy on the couch (adorable), Kourtney surprised her mom with the news that Kim’s new baby was on the way any minute. Kris cried, I cried, we all had a great time.
Today, Kim Kardashian announced via Twitter that the baby is officially here:
He’s here and he’s perfect!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 10, 2019
She also said that her new baby looks exactly like her daughter Chicago:
He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her ✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 10, 2019
Back in early January, sources first began to confirm that Kim Kardashian was having a fourth baby via surrogate. This is her second time using a surrogate, a little over a year after having Chicago. Kim had a notoriously difficult time with her first two pregnancies, suffering from a number of issues including pre-eclampsia. After her second pregnancy, her doctors advised her against getting pregnant again, but she’s always talked about her dream of having four children. Lucky for her, using surrogacy, her dream is now a reality.
Little baby West is grandchild number 10 for Kris Jenner, and they’ve all been born in less than 10 years. This family really knows how to procreate, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the third generation of Kardashian-Jenners really are taking over the world. Give it 15 years, we’ll all be working for North West. Kim Kardashian’s newest baby is actually the first Kardashian child in over a year, which was a break we desperately needed. In the first half of 2018, we had to deal with the back-to-back-to-back arrivals of Chicago, Stormi, and True, so it’s been nice to just focus on the important things in 2019, like whether or not Jordyn Woods hooked up with Tristan Thompson. God, that feels so long ago.
Images: Shutterstock; TheEllenShow / YouTube
In case you’d forgotten, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting another baby. A lot has happened since the initial announcement of baby number four, but somewhere in the world, their surrogate is getting close to delivering. There’s another boy on the way soon, and over the weekend, Kim had a baby shower for all her famous friends. Unlike recent Kardashian party themes like Avengers and Giant Inflatable of Stormi’s Head, Kim decided to go with more of a chill vibe, but of course it was still extra AF. And by that, I mean that she had a CBD and meditation-themed baby shower. Ugh.
In keeping with the Kanye’s recent church vibes and Kim’s outfits that look like the world’s bougiest yoga clothes, Kim focused the whole shower around ~wellness~, whatever that means. From the photos, it looked like they were all on a driveway in the middle of a forest, but it was probably just the backyard of one of Kim’s mansions. With everyone’s yoga mats arranged around some bizarre-looking metal bowls, this really looks like a rich person’s MLM party. It’s like if that sad girl from your high school who’s shilling essential oils was rich.
The main theme of the day was CBD, and guests got to make their own CBD-infused body oils, bath salts, and flower arrangements. Until this moment, I didn’t realize that CBD flower arrangements were a thing, but truly nothing surprises me anymore. CBD is used for tons of products, and people believe all kinds of ridiculous things about CBD and its properties. In addition to the DIY portion of the afternoon, guest also enjoyed a “sound bath” while relaxing on yoga mats. I’m not going to bother Googling what a sound bath is, because I don’t need to be angry about anything today.
The guests also guessed the new baby’s name on a whiteboard, which is really the only thing normal that happened at this baby shower. There was one suggestion that Kim liked enough to put on her Instagram: Harut. It’s Armenian for “He Has Risen,” which seems like the exact kind of name that Kim and Kanye would pick for their child. He’s not even born yet, and the Jesus comparisons are already rolling in!
Guests at the baby shower included Kourtney Kardashian, Larsa Pippen, and Chrissy Teigen. I’d like to think that Chrissy was rolling her eyes throughout the sound bath, but she probably took home a CBD flower arrangement so she didn’t look rude. We still don’t know exactly when Kim Kardashian’s new baby is due, but the due date probably isn’t far off. I’ll be anxiously waiting to see if Kim goes with Harut, or something else equally pretentious.
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Kim and Kanye want a third child, and they’re not letting Kim’s pregnancy issues get in the way. A source has confirmed to PEOPLE that Kim and Kanye hired a surrogate to carry Kim’s third child, which actually makes a lot of sense. Kim has been very open about how difficult it was for her to get pregnant, and there was also an issue with the growth of her placenta. She and her family were worried about Kim’s health if she were to get pregnant a third time, so it’s honestly good that she decided not to risk it.
If you’re at all confused about the process of surrogacy, call in sick to work tomorrow and watch that season of Friends where Phoebe has her brother’s babies. You don’t *technically* need to watch the entire season to understand the gist—they explain it in like, one episode—but you should probably do it anyway just to be safe. Now that we think about it, Kim probably should choose Lisa Kudrow as her surrogate since she’s pretend-carried three babies, so like, carrying one baby for real should be a piece of cake. And honestly a world where the real-life Phoebe Buffay was carrying Kim Kardashian’s child would be the most interesting episode of Keeping Up since the time Kim lost her diamond earring in the ocean.
Kim has talked about the possibility of a surrogate in the past, but now it seems like she’s ready to take the plunge. She said that last year’s robbery in Paris gave her a greater sense of urgency, and she’s also probably jealous now that Beyoncé has three kids of her own.
Both Khloé and Chrissy Teigen have publicly offered to be Kim’s surrogate, so she has choices. It would actually be so hilarious if Kim chose Chrissy over her own sister, but wilder things have happened in that family. We wish Blac Chyna could be the surrogate just for the drama, but she would also probably poison the unborn baby or something.
No news yet on when Kimye baby #3 might be arriving, but no doubt he/she’ll have a weird name and an incredible sense of style.