Things That Made Us Say WOW in January

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January is probably the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is over, but it’s still cold; the party season has ended, but the booze belly is here to stay; presents have been opened and discarded, but credit card bills are still to be paid; resolutions have been optimistically made but promptly forgotten. However, let’s not dwell on the January blues – after all, we’ve already made it past January 18th, the most depressing day of the year, so things can only get better! Instead, let’s take a look back at the moments that made us say WOW this month, because what else have you got to do? You’re probably doing Dry January, so we know you’re not out at the pub…

1. Justin Bieber dyed his hair purple

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That’s right, ladies, Justin Bieber ditched the platinum hair for a look that’s less rebellious rockstar and a little more granny chic. Though we can’t say the blue rinse is our favourite look of the year, if anyone can pull it off, Bieber can. Want to see it in person? Then check out this Wowcher deal to see him live in concert, or copy the look with a full head of colour.

2. Leo was nominated for an Oscar

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Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for yet another Oscar for his role in The Revenant, and the question on everyone’s lips is whether or not 2016 will finally be his year. Poor Leo – always the bridesmaid, never the bride. He’s got some stiff competition in the ‘Best Actor’ category, including Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston and last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne, but we’re rooting for Leo. Though we can’t send you to Hollywood to watch the Oscars, we can send you off to get a Hollywood wax. That’s just as good, right?

3. Celebrity Big Brother started

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That’s right, it’s back. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, you know you’ll end up watching it and throwing Domino’s pizza crusts at your TV when your favourite gets booted out. We’ve already seen some naughty behaviour and busts ups, but our favourite moment was when Megan McKenna went legit crazy because she was #hangry. To further satisfy your reality TV cravings, we’ve got this deal for a diet plan from the queen of TOWIE herself, Sam Faiers.

4. Parliament debated whether to block Donald Trump from UK entry

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A petition to block the controversial toupeed American from entering the UK gained over half a million signatures, meaning Parliament had to sit down and debate it, and that’s exactly what happened on January 18th. During the debate, Mr Trump was called a buffoon, a wazzock, a fool and more. So all in all, he got off pretty lightly. Don’t feel bad, Donald – let this hair transplant deal cheer you up!

5. Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes

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Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes once again, and he didn’t hold back. He called Sean Penn a snitch after his rendezvous with El Chapo, he took a pop at Caitlyn Jenner’s driving, he introduced Matt Damon as ‘the only person Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to’ and he even asked Mel Gibson ‘what the f*** sugar tits even means’. Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit, the man has cahoonas! Want more comedy? Check out this deal for pizza, cocktails and comedy for two.

6. Miley Cyrus uploaded this Insta pic

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Miley Cyrus showed that she’s a Kardashian fan with this hilarious edited photo of Khloé Kardashian’s Complex photoshoot. Maybe she wishes she was part of the clan, maybe she wishes she had her curves, or maybe she was just bored. Either way, it was hilarious. Want to be like a Kardashian, too? Then nab yourself their eau de parfum, this contour kit, or this waist trainer!

7. The biggest dinosaur ever was discovered

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If you caught David Attenborough’s most recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, you’ll know that a new species of dinosaur has been discovered, and it was HUGE. In fact, this big boy weighed approximately 70 tons and measured about 20ft from toe to shoulder, making it the largest creature to have ever walked the earth. Wow. Though we can’t send you off to walk with the dinosaurs, we can send you off to chill with the big cats

8. Adele did Carpool Karaoke

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James Corden is busy making his mark across the pond with The Late Late Show. One of his segments is ‘Carpool Karaoke’, which essentially involves James singing along to music in his car, accompanied by mega stars such as Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, One Direction and most recently, Adele. During this car ride, she belts out her own hits, sings along to the Spice Girls and even raps to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Monster’. If you haven’t seen it already, watch it here. It’s bloomin’ brilliant! And you can make sure your car’s ready to chauffeur celebs with these Californian car scents.

So there you have it – all the things that made us smile during the bleakest month of the year. Let’s hope February’s got even more WOWs up its sleeve…

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