The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022


              Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show “Harry & Meghan” promises to tell the “full truth” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
            
              This image released by Marvel Studios shows a scene from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." (Marvel Studios via AP)
            
              Cast member Jennifer Lopez, right, and Ben Affleck attend a photo call for a special screening of "Marry Me" at DGA Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
            
              Troy Kotsur, nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film "CODA," poses for a photo at Red Rock Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              Kim Kardashian attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
            
              FILE - Tom Cruise gestures at the premiere of his film "Top Gun: Maverick" at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
            
              This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise portraying Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a scene from "Top Gun: Maverick." The film made more than $1.48 billion worldwide at the box office. (Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures via AP)
            
              FILE - Sheryl Lee Ralph poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for "Abbott Elementary" at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
            
              FILE - Heidi Klum attends her 21st annual Halloween party on Oct. 31, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - Heidi Klum attends her 21st annual Halloween party on Oct. 31, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for "Abbott Elementary" at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 12, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill, File)
            
              FILE - Actor Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse during his high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson, File)
            
              FILE - Kim Kardashian, left, and Pete Davidson attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on May 2, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - Jon Batiste, winner of the awards for best American roots performance for "Cry," best American roots song for "Cry," best music video for "Freedom," best score soundtrack for visual media for "Soul," and album of the year for "We Are," poses in the press room at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
            
              FILE - The Wordle app appears on a mobile phone, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
            
              This combination of photos shows Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen modeling the Colcci Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 15, 2015, left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, on Sept. 18, 2021, in New Orleans. The couple announced their divorce, ending their 13-year marriage. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, left, and Jonathan Bachman)
            
              Taylor Swift, center, waves to graduates as she participates in a graduation ceremony for New York University at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
            FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany on March 22, 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File) 
              FILE - President Barack Obama, right, presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sidney Poitier during ceremonies in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 12, 2009. Among the entertainers who died in 2022 was groundbreaking actor Poitier, who played roles with such dignity that it helped change the way Black people were portrayed on screen. Poitier, who died in January, became the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1963 film “Lilies of the Field." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022