The showbiz quiz of the year: from a humbled Kim Kardashian to ‘brutal’ Paris Hilton

Are you an expert on Madonna’s baths? Or Jada Pinkett Smith’s liaisons? Put that knowledge to the test

Kim Kardashian became the subject of much internet ridicule after saying she felt “humbled” by doing what?

Financing a school in Ghana

Flying her closest friends and family to a private island for her 40th birthday in the middle of the pandemic

Releasing a range of velour tracksuits

Kanye West

Broadway and Glee star Lea Michele drew the spotlight early in the year when ex-cast and crew members accused her of bullying. What did she allegedly say to one colleague?

“I’m gonna shit in your wig”

“I’m gonna eat your cat”

“I’m gonna pelt you with eggs”

“I’m gonna shove that cab driver right up your ass!”

In his new autobiography, A Promised Land, Barack Obama writes that he used his intellectual curiosity at college as a “strategy for picking up girls” (though it proved “mostly worthless”). Which writers and thinkers helped him get to know an “ethereal bisexual who wore mostly black”?

Frantz Fanon and Gwendolyn Brooks

Michel Foucault and Virginia Woolf

JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer

Karl Marx and Herbert Marcuse

Madonna has been getting attention for her eccentric Instagram posts and reels. What did she take a bath in while talking about Covid?

Milky water and petals

Ethically sourced turtle saliva and sprigs of blood orchid

Andean “condor oil”

Martian rock salt

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey struck out on a new venture this year. What was it?

He recorded a series of erotic audiobooks detailing his relationship with his sourdough starter

He started taking his clothes off on popular content subscription service OnlyFans

He released a wolf calendar containing a series of photos in which his modesty was protected by wolves

He revealed that he will be starring in a Twilight porn parody

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith had viewers of the online show Red Table Talk open-mouthed this year when Pinkett Smith revealed she’d had a relationship with whom?

Television presenter June Sarpong

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant April Carrión

Rapper August Alsina

Scandinavian 00s dance act September

Anna Sorokin, AKA Anna Delvey, became an internet celebrity after scamming half of New York high society by posing as a German heiress, for which she received a four-to-12-year prison sentence in 2019. Speaking from prison this year, what did she ask of her fans?

To please get her the phone number of Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer

To send her a streaming link for the final series of Game of Thrones

To stop visiting her in prison because she’s “kind of busy”

To recommend a good brand of statement jewellery

In Johnny Depp’s unsuccessful libel action against the Sun, what nickname was it claimed he uses for Leonardo DiCaprio?


Jingle Balls

The Easter Bunhead

Snowflake the Elf

In October we had a revelation from Tiger King’s heroine/villain (depending on how you look at it) Carole Baskin. What was it?

She explained why Meowth, the cat Pokémon, can talk, but other Pokémon can’t

She came out as bisexual

She said that she doesn’t actually like cats that much

She told us her real name

This year, Paris Hilton’s documentary This Is Paris drew praise for portraying her more candid side. But in a less down-to-earth YouTube video, Cooking With Paris, which two things did she declare were “brutal”?

World hunger and poverty

A cleaver and a meat pounder

Spoons and cheese

A $9 bottle of Italian red wine and a supermarket own-brand biscuit

In October, what did Prince Harry say his relationship with Meghan Markle has taught him about?

The power of love

The danger of the press

Unconscious bias

Class differences

11 and above.

You’re the human equivalent of the sidebar of shame!

8 and above.

You are very knowledgable about showbiz! You should consider a career in celebrity PR.

0 and above.

This might mean you actually have a life, in which case: good for you! Now pass the Pringles.

4 and above.

Not great, but not the absolute worst. A bit like Eamonn Holmes.

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