Another year of celebrity dramas, feuds, break-ups and memes is done and dusted, and we have much to reflect on.
From the strikes, to the stadium tours, to the many, many splits, here are the pop culture moments that made the biggest splash in 2023:
This paragraph from TIME magazine's Person of the Year profile on Taylor Swift sums up her year perfectly: "How many conversations did you have about Taylor Swift this year? How many times did you see a photo of her while scrolling on your phone? Were you one of the people who made a pilgrimage to a city where she played? Did you buy a ticket to her concert film? Did you double-tap an Instagram post, or laugh at a tweet, or click on a headline about her? Did you find yourself humming 'Cruel Summer' while waiting in line at the grocery store? Did a friend confess that they watched clips of the Eras Tour night after night on TikTok? Or did you?"
My answers: hundreds, thousands, I have survived three Ticketek 'queues' for this tour, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and obviously, yes.