LifeMinute Year in Review: 2019 Record Makers and Rule Breakers

Celebrities’ new beginnings from new bundles of joy to couples who split

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

December 30, 2019

Record Makers

In July the US women's national soccer team won the Women’s FIFA World Cup for the 4th time by defeating Netherlands 2-0. 

Billy Ray Cyrus and rapper-singer Lil Nas X's song "Old Town Road," broke the record for the longest consecutive run in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

At the Box Office, Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, became the most profitable comic book movie of all time, raking in  $304.2 million in North America after five weeks in theaters.

Rule Breakers

In February, R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault and by May was charged with 11 new counts of criminal sexual abuse.

Actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly filed a false report claiming two men attacked him in a homophobic and racist hate crime in Chicago back in January, faced 16 counts of disorderly conduct.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin at the forefront of a college admissions scandal lead by Rick Singer, founder and CEO of the company the Key, a “Private Life Coaching and College Counseling Company,” who facilitated cheating on standardized tests and bribed college coaches to give students an advantage in the admissions process. Huffman pleaded guilty and served a two-week prison sentence while Loughlin and her husband have fought the charges and await trial.

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