From Harry and Meghan to Kanye West, the biggest celeb stories to rock the world in 2020

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In January, just eight days into the new year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent shock waves through the royal and entertainment world.

The couple announced they'd be stepping down from royal duties after months of media scrutiny – a decision that eventually saw them stripped of their royal titles, and for Prince Harry, his military status too.

A few short months later, as Harry and Meghan started speaking up amid Black Lives Matter protests, urging citizens to vote, now official residents of Montecito, California, Kanye West announced his bid to run for president, raising concerns for his mental health following an emotional rally and several erratic tweets – one including the Kardashians of trying to get him locked up.

"Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me," he said.

A summer of controversy followed for Ellen DeGeneres, with employees at her talk show making claims of a toxic workplace environment under her watch. The famed talk show host also recently revealed, after a hectic year, she'd tested positive for Covid-19.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebs to come forward with their diagnosis, with many lives lost this year due to the virus, including Nick Codero.

The deaths of Kobe Bryant, Naya Rivera and Chadwick Boseman also broke hearts across the globe.

But just recently, Marvel shared a clip in honour of the Black Panther star on what would've been his 44th birthday. "Long live the King," they wrote, adding: "#WakandaForever."

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