4 headlines that took over the internet during New Year’s celebrations

The exhilaration of the New Year is upon us. A fresh beginning to write new chapters – oh the endless possibilities! But before embarking on a brand new journey, let’s pause and glimpse back at the biggest news which rocked the internet this New Year’s Eve.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominates the box office

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Dethroning Beauty and the Beast from its position, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has secured its claim as the rightful usurper at the box office – grossing a whopping $517.1 million, making it the highest-grossing film of 2017.

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton engaged

Chris Zylka proposing to Paris Hilton

Tweeting a heart-melting picture of the Amazing Spider Man alum Chris Zylka on his knees, Paris Hilton broke the news of their engagement. Zylka proposed while the couple were vacationing in Aspen. Nothing like the warm fuzzies to liven up the New Year’s Eve.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren become parents for the third time

Jessica Alba gives birth to a beautiful baby boy

Adding to their adorable brood, actress Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren welcomed their third baby – a boy – a first for the couple on New Year’s Eve.  Christening him Hayes Alba Warren, the tiny bundle of joy is preceded by two older sisters Honor, 9 and Haven, 6.

Anthony Hopkins has hit the octogenarian milestone

Happy birthday Anthony Hopkins

Aging like wine, and just getting finer – the spine-tingling mastery that is Anthony Hopkins turned 80 this New Year’s Eve. Here’s to a year of success for the living legend and may he continue to bless us with his brilliant acting prowess for many more years to come.

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