2019 Had Plenty Of Viral Celebrity Moments – These Are The Top Ones

As long as we keep consuming, Hollywood will continue to dish out all the rumors, trends, movies, music, and celebrities that we can handle in America. In 2019, we witnessed some strange things, like folks wanting to storm Area 51 to “find them aliens,” and an egg breaking the record for the most-liked photo on Instagram. Well, the stars came out in 2019 and had a decent amount of viral moments that we need to recap you on right now. Take a moment and see what the most worthy celebrity happenings from 2019 were.

Aniston Breaks Instagram

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Mark Davis/Getty Images for The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

After years of absence, the former Friends star finally decided to make her presence felt on Instagram. Jennifer Aniston posted a selfie that featured herself, and her former castmates and the internet lost its lid.

In only five hours and 16 minutes, Aniston gained one million followers, which set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time for an account to hit that milestone. Aniston beat Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, two insanely well-known figures.

Game Of Thrones Has An Unexpected Ending

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Steve Granitz/WireImage

Spoiler alert: this is about the series finale. Game of Thrones’ final season went into an interesting direction with how they decided to end it. The last episodes were sad, action-packed, and full of questions, but there wasn’t a more massive head-scratcher than how the last episode ended.

After Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) went mad and avenged the death of her best friend, Jon Snow thought the right thing to do was to stab her in the back and end her life. Next thing you know, Bran Stark gets crowned and that was that.

Fans STRESS Over Tom Holland Leaving Marvel

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Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Tom Holland is the most recent actor to take on the role of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and he’s been quite the sensation to the comic faithful. After two standalone films and several supporting roles (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame), Marvel and Disney announced he would no longer be apart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

This news meant that Holland would no longer be able to act alongside all the other Marvel heroes like Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Thor, but instead be apart of Sony’s lonely movie universe. After a drunken phone call to Sony, Holland secured his spot back in the MCU and everything was okay.

Gaga And Cooper Get Steamy

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Denise Truscello/WireImage

Bradley Cooper’s 2019 had people convinced he left his wife for Lady Gaga. While that wasn’t the case, the two stars sure did do a stellar job at keeping everyone believing the fallacy.

After the two performed a touching and steamy set at the Oscars, it looked like they were meant to be together. “We wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars,” Gaga said. “We wanted it to go right through the lens of that camera and to every television that it was being watched on.” In the end, it was all an act and the two never got together.

Big Bad Blue Will

Will Smith
Disney Studios
Disney Studios

With all the live-action remakes Disney decided to flood the world with, did they not expect to receive some criticism? Many believe that Disney shouldn’t have ventured into remakes and left the classics alone, while others don’t really mind.

When they decided to showcase what Will Smith would look like as the blue genie from Aladdin in February of 2019, the world erupted with tons of opinions. Our favorite word that someone used to describe him was “nightmare fuel.” Smith called the reactions “very funny,” so at least he didn’t mind.

Nicole Kidman IGNORES Rami Malek On The Stage

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Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

What could be more awkward than getting ignored by a colleague in front of millions of viewers when you’re simply trying to congratulate them? We’re not sure, but Rami Malek might know after Nicole Kidman walked away from him on the stage during the Golden Globes.

During the moment, you can see Malek walk over to Kidman to give her a handshake when she totally walks away from the actor with no acknowledgment. Malek defended the moment on Jimmy Kimmel Live when he said, “I’ve known her for many years, despite as it may seem from that video.”

Momoa Shaves His Beard Off In Viral Video

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Jason Momoa/YouTube
Jason Momoa/YouTube

After being in the industry since 1999, Jason Momoa and his beard became like two peas in a pod. It fit his look, too, which made it all the more special. Then, he changed everything as he exclaimed, “goodbye Drogo…I SHAVED!”

Momoa posted a viral YouTube video in April of 2019, stating: “A change for the better … for my kids, for your kids, the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let’s clean up our oceans and our land.” His aim was to raise awareness on how to be more environmentally friendly.

Jennifer Lopez Brings Back The Iconic Jungle Look

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Nearly 20 years passed by and Jennifer Lopez decided to shut down Milan Fashion Week by walking the runway in an iconic jungle Versace dress that was similar to the one that spawned Google image search.

It was nearly the same as the one she wore at the 2000 Grammys and it looked fabulous. Lopez proved that she still has it even after almost 20 years, which is an accomplishment that should make her proud.

The Brothers Come Back Better Than Ever

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Philymack

Out of nowhere in 2013, one of the most beloved boy bands ever decided to call it quits. The Jonas Brothers put an end to their reign and no one knew if they would make a return.

Six years later and fans rejoiced after they banded back together in February of 2019. They came back with a boom with the release of their catchy “Sucker” single which reached number one on the pop music charts. The group also embarked on a “Happiness Begins” tour.

Kim K The Lawyer??!

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kimkardashian/Instagram
kimkardashian/Instagram

As if Kim Kardashian West doesn’t make the headlines enough. In 2019, she jumped to the top of your news feeds for something totally unexpected when she revealed her plans of becoming a lawyer.

After helping free Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother from prison, Kim revealed the case inspired her to study law. More surprisingly, she said that she’s been apprenticing at a San Francisco-based law office, clocking in 18 hours of work in a week! Kim plans to take the bar in 2022.

Reeves Becomes The Kindness General

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Christopher Jue/Getty Images

At the start of the year, actor Keanu Reeves received an insane amount of attention for being kind. He wasn’t dodging bullets, but he helped improve the world with one generous deed at a time.

It was March when he made headlines for embarking on a road trip with stranded passengers after their flight had to make an emergency landing. 2019 is also the year he went viral for not touching women in photos, showing them the respect that only Reeves could show.

Designers Decline Bebe Rexha Due To Her “Size”

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Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

By 2019, you would imagine that people would end discrimination against the body type of an individual, especially one in the limelight. Up and coming pop sensation Bebe Rexha called out designers who didn’t want to dress her for the Grammys because she’s a size eight.

She took to Instagram and posted a video with a heated note, “If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing,” she said in the video. “But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size.”

Pattinson Becomes The Batman

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Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Ben Affleck gave playing Batman all that he had, but in the end, he wouldn’t keep the part. That meant DC needed to find a replacement, but no one could have predicted whom they would elect.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson stepped up to the plate and it was almost like it couldn’t be real. News outlets revealed in May that Pattinson signed on to play the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which will put him alongside Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman.

Old Town Road Gets A Nice Addition

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Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Spotify

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X took over the first half of 2019. The song was on every radio station, Spotify playlist, and kid’s birthday party. The catchy rap infused rock song broke so many records, but many debated whether it was a true country tune.

That’s when Lil Nas X decided to recruit Billy Ray Cyrus on the official remix and for the music video. “I loved the song the first time I head it. Country music fans decide what they like. Not critics or anyone else,” Cyrus said in a press release.

Kylie Singing To Her Child

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Pierre Suu/GC Images

What can’t the Kardashian clan monetize? Kylie Jenner posted a video on her YouTube channel giving everyone a tour of her Kylie Cosmetics office when fans got a chance to hear her sing “rise and shine” to wake up her baby Stormi.

For whatever reason, the one-second moment turned the internet into savages with people making jokes about its “cultural impact.” Next thing you know, Kylie capitalized on it and released “rise and shine” merchandise.

Women’s National Team Wins Big, Led By Megan Rapinoe

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Naomi Baker – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

It’s not like the U.S. Women’s National soccer club never won a World Cup before, but this year was different. Led by Megan Rapinoe, the team made noise after the landslide victory over Thailand in the group stage (13-0).

This year’s victory was also special because the team used an important message of women getting paid less than the men’s team as the focal point and beautifully backed it up on the pitch. After securing the trophy, they embarked on what’s now called “the party that hasn’t stopped.”

Kanye Eats Earwax? No…

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Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company

What did Kanye West do in 2019 that didn’t go viral? We can talk about the tweets, him delaying two albums, only to release one that was gospel rap, or the fact that he likes earwax.

Let’s do the latter because, in September, a Twitter user shared a video that showed West picking his ear and putting the same finger he used into his wife before giving Kim Kardashian a kiss. The video gained four million views and everyone labeled West as “nasty.” Others defended the rapper saying maybe he didn’t eat it!

Bieber Wanted To End Tom Cruise

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justinbieber/Twitter

In an interesting turn of events, Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a fight via Twitter and asked Dana White to sponsor it. Not only is this utterly random, but it’s hysterical. It led many to send out a challenge of their own to random people as well.

At first, no one knew that Bieber was only joking around, but he had many fooled for a second. He said: “I don’t know him. He’s tight. The story is I saw an interview with him, and he was just on my mind. It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes.”

Jake Gyllenhaal Hilariously Defends Sean Paul

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BBC Radio 1/YouTube
BBC Radio 1/YouTube

Who knew Jake Gyllenhaal was such a huge Sean Paul fan? While promoting the 2019 Spider-Man film with Tom Holland, the pair made a visit to BBC Radio 1 and participated in a segment called “Unpopular Opinion.” When someone called in and said Paul isn’t that great, Gyllenhaal lost it.

“Sean Paul makes every song better he’s in,” the actor said. “There’s not a song he’s on and a remix he’s on that isn’t good. I totally disagree. You can be stuck in traffic and he comes on and you want to dance.”

The Happy Couple Gives The People What They Want

Camila Cabello
Shawn Mendes/Instagram
Shawn Mendes/Instagram

Shawn Mendes knew Camila Cabello years before the two began dating. The music collaborators had to give the fans what they wanted after getting criticized for kissing like fish, whatever that means.

They ended up posting a video of them showing the ultimate PDA. The couple decided to showcase an extremely sloppy kiss to poke fun at themselves and others who care how they choose to display their affection. While the kiss is borderline NSFW, it gets its message across.