November Recap: Top 10 Major Headlines
1. House Democrats started impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump on Nov. 15.
Six Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Donald Trump.
The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice related to the FBI investigation of Russia meddling in the 2016 election, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.
2. Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber are officially back together - Hot Kisses On Ice.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together! The reunited couple hooked up Wednesday night in L.A. on Nov. 15 at Justin’s weekly hockey game when Selena planted a serious kiss on Bieber to cheer him up.
Romance is in the air, people. And it’s adorable.
3. A month of terror - one truck attack and three gun shootings.
A New York truck attack along with three shootings (at a Colorado Walmart, Chicago Starbucks, and Texas church) caused hundreds to lose lives. More and more people are calling out for gun control, while Trump claims this “isn’t a guns situation” but instead, “a mental health problem at the highest level.”
4. NFL ratings are down the drain. Attendance is down. Sponsors are fleeing.
Surrounding the controversy of its players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police violence, the NFL continues to sink in ratings. Contracts have out clauses, fans aren’t renewing season tickets, and advertises won’t run ads for image’s sake.
5. Model fell on the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Runway.
Wearing a silver and blue outfit with elaborate floral headpiece, Chinese model Ming Xi slipped and fell on the runway. After fixing her garments for a solid 10 seconds, she got up with the help of fellow model and proceeded off stage.
6. After Weinstein: the fallout for 34 men accused of sexual misconduct, from lewd texts to rape.
Since the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, 34 high-profile men have resigned, been fired, or experienced other fallouts after sexual accusations; among those are Charlie Rose, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, and Nick Carter.
7. Blake Shelton is the 2017 Sexiest Man Alive.
Blake Shelton has been named sexiest man alive. And some people find this quite amusing, claiming, “Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive Because Everything Is Stupid.”
8. Jordan Fisher crowned Dancing with the Stars Season 25 Mirrorball Champion.
Fisher has averaged nearly 28 points out of 30 each week throughout the season, which paved way for a steady win.
More exciting news: Dancing With The Stars will do an all-athlete edition in the spring!
9. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule.
There were celebrations on Nov.21 in the streets of Zimbabwe when embattled President Robert Mugabe finally stepped down after a military takeover, impeachment proceedings, and days of serious pressure from his own party.
10. Taylor Swift scores biggest selling US album of 2017 in one week.
It’s official: Taylor Swift’s Reputation album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week in the U.S., which lands Swift in the top 10 of the million sellers club, again.
11. Award Ceremony Month For Music - AMA & CMA
Elaborate award show getups include Selena Gomez’s horror-movie tableau on AMA and Carrie Underwood’s 11 outfits on CMA.
12. Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi' sold for record $450.3 million.
Abandoned and thought to be a fake for years, a painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house.
13. Met Gala 2018 Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
The Met Gala 2018 will focus on the Catholic Church, and the accompanying exhibition will feature garments borrowed from the Vatican, as well as designer pieces informed by Catholic aesthetics.
14. Passings of celebrities this November.
Roy Halladay (ballplayer), John Hillerman (actor), Liz Smith (columnist), and David Cassidy (heartthrob of the 1970s) passed away in November. May they rest in peace.
15. Venus and Jupiter conjunction
Jupiter and Venus - the two brightest planets - have appeared together in the morning sky on Nov.13. Experts say the planets were so close as to appear almost on top of each other. Feast your eyes with on this once-in-a-lifetime wonder.