|As the year draws to a close we take a look at the most memorable events, both brilliant and embarrassing, in entertainment and technology in 2013.
There’s certainly a large scope of interesting things that have happened in 2013. It has been a gigantic year for technology with some incredible advances being made in the world of computers and smartphones. One device which has really made an impact is something which, when it was first announced, sounded like something only achievable in the distant future.
Three-dimensional printers really came into force this year. Commercial models were produced so that you could utilise this incredible technology from the comfort of your own home. The use of these printers is infinite; you can even download components directly for use at home.
If there was one event in the year that sent the Internet into a storm of chaos, it was Miley Cyrus’ shocking performance at the VMA Awards back in August. Her risqué performance ushered in the age of ‘twerking’, sending millions of impressionable young girls to a horrible new low.
The hype was endless. On July 22, the most anticipated baby was born. Unfortunately, George, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton was compared to another baby in the making. Kim Kardashian had her share of build-up when her daughter North West was on the way.
As Lindsay Lohan spent 90 days in the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Centre, Chris Brown got in trouble [DASH] again. This was nothing new for the troubled rapper. Brown’s was sentenced to 1,000 additional hours of community service following a May hit-and-run incident.
James Gandolfini left the world with a feeling of great sadness in June. The tragic loss of The Sopranos actor took everyone by shock. This was followed by the sudden death of Glee star Cory Monteith, which was hard to cope with for many of his fans across the globe.
This year saw the next generation of consoles released by the two biggest players in the gaming industry: Sony’s PlayStation4 and Xbox One. Now as most of you may know, the divide between Xbox fans and PlayStation fans is one of the more bitter rivalries in gaming, so opinions were divided.
And in 2013, television fans across the globe were finally given the ending of one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time — the dramatic finale of the fantastic Breaking Bad.
The show has won ten Primetime Emmy Awards and is cited as being one of the greatest television shows of all time, making stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul global celebrities. So with BB behind them, it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing Walt and Jesse in very different incarnations in the near future!
This has been an eventful year indeed. In all the mediums of technology and entertainment there are continuous advancements. So this time next year, there may be even more to talk about!