After more than a year of campaigning, 26 primary and general election debates, and countless press conferences, attack ads, victory speeches, public apologies, and early morning Twitter rants, Donald Trump’s inauguration is here. It’s already been quite the spectacle watching performers accept and reject Trump’s offer. So who exactly will be taking the stage in Washington D.C. this week ahead of Trump being sworn into office? Here, in the following slideshow, is the schedule of Trump’s inaugural extravaganzas, a rundown as who is — and who isn’t — booked to perform during the festivities, and a list of all the ways you can watch the events.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be closing down “The Greatest Show on Earth” after 146 years, the circus’ owner confirmed over the past weekend. Scheduled to permanently close this May, the iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, including a decline in ticket sales combined with high operating costs, along with the public’s changing attitudes towards animal rights. The Ringling Bros. Circus has been a staple of entertainment for numerous generations in the United States since the mid-1800s. Since its beginning, the show has grown and evolved in many ways over the years. Here are some of the greatest moment’s and milestones in the Circus’ history.
2017 is going to be a huge year for movies. If you thought 2016 had a bloated summer, just wait until this year. Stretching from April to August — the summer movie season is starting earlier each year — there’s the potential for over a dozen sure-fire big blockbusters. Much of that will be because we are getting a lot of sequels. While some are hotly anticipated, others may feel like cash grabs. Here are all of the big sequels coming in 2017 that you may not have even realized were coming to the big screen.
Publicity stunts tend to have a bad reputation. They’re the type of things that guerrilla marketers do. They’re not done by respectable institutions. Or are they? After today’s list you may have your doubts. Not only were these following publicity stunts done by large corporations, but they also failed miserably. How miserably? Well, miserably enough that the companies here paid a lot of money to public relations teams so that they would clean up the mess. Depending on your point of view though, even bad publicity is still publicity. Here are 25 publicity stunts that went horribly wrong.
Famous people’s final words should be, well, famous. But since most people don’t know which words will be their last, those final utterances can be revealing, touching or just plain odd. We’ve rounded up the reported last words of some memorable people, including Steve Jobs, Bob Marley, Princess Diana and George Washington. Here’s the alleged last words of 20 famous people.
2016 has been a sad year for the entertainment, sports and political worlds, as several well known world leaders, athletes and celebrities have passed away. From musicians like David Bowie, to actors like Florence Henderson and most recently, Zsa Zsa Gabor, these icon’s lives were filled with unparalleled accomplishments, fame and some tough times to overcome. Here’s a look back in memoriam of 20 world leaders, celebrities, athletes and other notables who died in 2016.
While it may be less common these days to send a holiday greeting via snail mail, the White House has yet to let go of its nearly 90-year tradition. Starting with Calvin Coolidge in 1927, the long-standing practice requires each sitting US president to let their staff and supporters know they wish them a happy holiday. With the help of the White House Historical Association, we’ve pulled together 52 White House holiday cards from the past eight decades. Happy holidays!
Last Thursday Google released its annual list of the year’s most popular trending searches for 2016, offering a simple — but revealing — glimpse into the nation’s psyche. And the results are not all too surprising. Google broke the results down by the top Google general searches and the top people searches (although the people list did not include those who died in the last year). Here is a countdown of the top 20 searches from Google in 2016, ranked first by the top 10 people searches, followed by the top 10 general searches for the year.
IMDb has released the top movie and TV stars visited on the site in 2016, and the list is a mix of obvious names and rising stars. Out of the more than 250 million monthly unique visitors the site says it gets, “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie tops the list of people with the most pageviews. Here are most 20 popular stars on IMDb in 2016.
Joy to the world, it’s holiday-card season! When it comes to bringing good tidings in annual card form, Hollywood celebrities are just like us. They send out cheesy, over-the-top, funny, and sweet season’s greetings just like everyone else. And thanks to social media, we get an inside look at more of our favorite celebs’ holiday snaps than ever. Here are 30 of best celebrity holiday cards from over the years.
SOURCES: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter
It’s definitely safe to say that 2016 has been a solid year for movies. Even in the face of a few blockbuster misfires, we’ve seen a lot of awesome films hit theaters over the course of the last twelve months. With the year coming to a close, the numbers have started to roll in, and we’re really beginning to get a sense of which movies truly resonated with audiences. Here are the top 50 grossing movies worldwide for 2016.