2016 Year End Recap News, Pictures, and Videos

8 Movie Heroines Who Ruled 2016!

8 Movie Heroines Who Ruled 2016!

We’re fresh off the third viewing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, watching Jyn Erso pretty much save the world. Nope, the galaxy.

It got us thinking, this year had some pretty kick-ass heroines.

From fearless Tris (Allegiant) to otherworldly Jaylah (Star Trek Beyond), fabulous femmes definitely had a moment on the big screen this year.

We know we know Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens can’t make the cut since the movie premiered two weeks before the start of 2016, so we’ll start with our other favorite female warrior:

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Actress Felicity Jones gave us chills as the ultimate rebel, with her brooding and epic performance of a girl on the ultimate mission in the Rogue One: A Star Wars story. Her valor and her never-ending passion had us on the edge of our seats when we saw her take on her fair share of Storm Troopers and climb the tower, we knew it was going to be one of our favorite Star Wars films to date.

The 10 Most Insane TV Plot Twists of 2016

The 10 Most Insane TV Plot Twists of 2016

Let’s be real, 2016 had a lot of plot twists — both on and off-screen!

There are so many shocking moments, we had to get them all in one place.

From Teen Wolf to Girl Meets World to Jane the Virgin and Pretty Little Liars, we have carefully curated the craziest plot twists of the year, you know, the ones that made you actually yell at your TV, LOL.

Whether you want to catch up on all the TV you missed or relive these incredible moments, click inside to see the most shocking TV moments of the year…

Six Friendships We Were All Obsessed With in 2016

Six Friendships We Were All Obsessed With in 2016

Looking back over the past year, JJJ can’t believe just how many celeb BFFs were goals for just about everything.

Whether these celebs met on the set, or have similar drives, or even ran into each other at a grocery store or something random — they definitely made an impact in proving that friendships are just everything.

JJJ picked out 6 BFF groups that we were all obsessed with all year long!

Click inside to see our fave friendships of 2016!

EXCLUSIVE: Meet JJJ's Musicians to Watch in 2017!

EXCLUSIVE: Meet JJJ's Musicians to Watch in 2017!

2017 just kicked off and we’ve got some incredible musicians that you definitely need to keep your eye on this year!

We exclusively chatted with everyone from soulful solo acts to boy bands to up-and-coming country artists, so they could tell you about themselves, in their own words!

Get to know the musicians JJJ thinks you need to follow this year.

Click through the slideshow to meet all the musicians should look out for in 2017…

2016 Trends We Hope Stay & the Ones We Want to Say 'See Ya' To!

2016 Trends We Hope Stay & the Ones We Want to Say 'See Ya' To!

Rowan Blanchard and Bella Thorne have started some seriously cool trends in 2016. Camila Cabello, on the other hand, is part of a trend we hope dies in 2017.

As we wrap on this year, we pulled together the best — and worst — trends of the year!

And which ones we’d like to say See Ya! forever.

PS: Jury’s still out on the mannequin challenge, what do you think?!
Click the slideshow to see the good, the bad and the oh boy!…
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The Top 10 Most Smooch-Worthy Instagram Posts of 2016!

The Top 10 Most Smooch-Worthy Instagram Posts of 2016!

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Whether or not you rang in the New Year by getting up close and personal with a special someone or not, we thought it was only fitting to round up some of our fave celeb smooches of the year.

Some of them are super sweet, some of them are super sexy, and all of them will make your heart smile.

Cheers to lots more love in 2017!

Click through the slideshow to see some of your favorite couples locking lips…

This Year in Music: Our All-Time Favorite Lyrics of 2016

This Year in Music: Our All-Time Favorite Lyrics of 2016

Despite the tragic and unfortunate events that have loomed over our heads like a dark cloud in 2016, no one can argue that the year had one heck of a soundtrack.

With new albums from Beyonce, Kanye, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna (among many, many others) we’ve been lucky enough to have music to turn to when we’ve felt our lowest, our giddiest, and our most apathetic.

We’ve had songs to listen to when we’ve shuddered with sobs beneath our covers, when we’ve never ever wanted to see that person ever again, and when we’ve felt hopeful, perhaps for the first time in a while.

Still, lists like these are subjective, so in the interest of mixing matters up, we’ve sorted our favorite song lyrics of the year into categories – most meaningful, best rhymes, most memorable, and funniest.

Click through the slideshow to get listening…

Rowan Blanchard & 11 Icons That Changed the World in 2016

Rowan Blanchard & 11 Icons That Changed the World in 2016

Rowan Blanchard is a ray of light. Many people think 2016 has turned out to be a stale potato chip: hard to swallow, chewy, and altogether just worse than it was supposed to be. Still, despite being a year that historians may cringe at, there are a number of people who have fought to change the world for the better this year.

If you are an activist at heart, or just support people who want to make the world a better place, here are 12 stars you need to know in 2017.

From standing with the Sioux Reservation in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to breaking gender barriers, we end the year celebrating these stars.

See if the star who supports your favorite cause made the list. If not, email us at tips@justjared.com.

1. Shailene Woodley

This past year, Shailene Woodley proved herself to be far more than an actress, using her fame and her platform to raise awareness for and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil line that may taint the water supply for Standing Rock, a sacred Native American site. Shailene not only posted about the injustice on Instagram, but she also went to North Dakota herself to protest, getting arrested in the process, but coming back stronger than ever.

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2. Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard has been hailed a feminist icon, and for good reason: she uses her Instagram to post about causes that are meaningful to her, from the election to the patriarchy, and she speaks out whenever she can about what feminism means to her and its impact on the world. Rowan is a hopeful indicator that the new generation is smart, thoughtful, and progressive — and that our future may be bright after all.

See how Jaden Smith’s skirt and Orlando Bloom’s trip helped to change the world…

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