<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usThu, 19 Jan 2017 04:05:21 -0500Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:05:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Disney Reveals Hidden Links Between Pixar Movies ]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:23:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP090514050419.jpg

Walt Disney Co. has all but confirmed the most feverish of movie fans' conspiracy theories: All of the Pixar movies do, in fact, exist in the same universe, run by an evil corporation inside Buckingham Palace, NBC News reported.

In two promotional videos published over the weekend — one on Disney's own Facebook page and one on the Facebook page for "Toy Story" — Disney thoroughly ties together nearly all of the Pixar movies.

The videos connect "A Bug's Life" to "Toy Story" to "Monsters, Inc." to "Finding Nemo" to "The Incredibles" to "Cars" to "Wall-E" to "Ratatouille," all the way up to the most recent features, "Inside Out" and "Finding Dory." For example, Riley, the homesick protagonist of "Inside Out," makes an appearance in "Finding Dory."

Lots of other connections have been noted, but none is more compelling than BnL, which stands for Buy n Large. The Walmart-like corporation grows so big in the Pixar universe that by the time "Wall-E" (which the company manufactured) rolls around, it is a ghost company that used to run the universe. For example, The batteries used in the toys in the "Toy Story" are made by BnL.



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: People's Choice Awards Arrivals]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:58:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632012534.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Photographer Accidentally Captures Stunning NY Proposal]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:10:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/couple+park+proposal.jpg

He wasn't paid to be there, but a hobby photographer from New Jersey may have accidentally captured the perfect New York marriage proposal photograph.

James Tran took a trip into Brooklyn on Saturday to take pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on a snowy day.

Instead of capturing the cold, he stumbled upon a romantic marriage proposal. 

"As I was walking around, I noticed a bunch of people gathered," he said.

"As I got a bit closer to investigate, I saw an aisle assembled from candles and rose petals, with people standing on each side with roses. Immediately, I knew there was about to be a proposal."

He said he stuck around for the next few minutes as the woman was led by a friend down the makeshift aisle, being handed a rose by each person.

Tran said he snapped a photo as the woman reached the love heart made from flowers on the icy ground. The beautiful image shows the happy couple inside the heart, with the Brooklyn Bridge wreathed in mist behind.

"She said yes, and cheers ensued," Tran recalled.

"But afterwards they seemed busy receiving hugs and kisses, so I didn't get their contact information."

Keen to send the couple his accidental engagement photographs, he went to the web.

Tran posted one of the photos he captured to community discussion website Reddit, asking for help finding the lovebirds.

By Wednesday morning, a man on the site had come forward to say he was the person in the photograph.

Tran was verifying whether the person was the subject of his photo, and planned to send the couple a range of photographs to remember the special day by.



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<![CDATA[Caitlyn Jenner to Attend Trump Inauguration: Report]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:34:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CaitlynJenner-AP_35986543168.jpg

Caitlyn Jenner will attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday “to bring attention to LGBTQ causes,” People magazine reports.

Jenner, 67, is going to the event as a guest of the American Unity Fund, a conservative LGBTQ rights advocacy organization.

“Caitlyn has been a Republican all her life and she sees this as an opportunity to represent and defend the LGBTQ community within her own party,” a source close to Jenner told People, adding, “She has no problem speaking out if Republicans fail to protect equal rights.”

The “I Am Cait” star, meanwhile, offered to serve as a bridge between Republicans and the LGBTQ community, tweeting Wednesday: "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!"

In April, Trump said he supported transgender people using whatever bathroom they choose during an interview on the "Today" show. A few days later, Jenner made a video of herself going into the women's bathroom at New York's Trump International Hotel and Tower. 

"A trans woman in New York, I gotta take a pee. Anyway... Oh my God, Trump International Tower, I love this," Jenner says in her Facebook video. "OK, last week Donald Trump said I could take a pee anywhere in a Trump facility. I am gonna go take a pee in the ladies' room."

Jenner, who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her name and gender change official in September 2015.



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<![CDATA[Chrisette Michele to Perform at Trump Inauguration]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:42:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chrisettetrump.jpg

Chrisette Michele, who won the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009, has reportedly signed on to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Friday. And some of her fans are less than thrilled, including the bandleader from "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon." 

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Questlove Gomez tweeted he would "pay" Michele not to perform at the event. The singer joins a group that includes 16-year-old "America’s Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho, country singer Toby Keith and post-grunge band 3 Doors Down.

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday backed out as an inaugural performer last week, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for Trump.

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Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.



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<![CDATA['Will & Grace' Returning to NBC for 10 Episode Run]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/willgracewill.jpg

They're back. "Will & Grace" is returning to NBC.

The show, which ran originally on NBC from 1998 to 2006, and stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, is returning for a 10-episode limited run in 2017-18.

It was one of the first broadcast programs to feature gay series regulars.

Series stars Messing and Hayes took to social media Wednesday to announce the news via a NBC trailer that references everything from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split to Trump and the "Basket of Deplorables."

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"We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back," NBC's Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary— all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture — is coming back where it belongs."

The cast most recently reunited in September to shoot a 10-minute episode related to the presidential election.

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<![CDATA[M. Night is Back: 'Split' a True Horror Showcase for McAvoy]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/splitcast.jpg

Four words horror fans thought they may never hear: M. Night is back.

Shyamalan busted out of the gates in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense," and had popular, if uneven, followups with "Unbreakable" and "Signs." But the director fell out of favor with horror fans after clunkers like "Lady in the Water," "The Happening," and "The Village."

But Shyamalan produced genuine shocks in 2015 with "The Visit" and he's done it again with "Split," a film starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley and a tour de force by James McAvoy... and James McAvoy... and James McAvoy... and James McAvoy.

Mild spoilers ahead.

McAvoy stars as a man suffering from multiple personalities who kidnaps Taylor-Joy and two classmates in broad daylight and entraps them in a dungeon. The cat and mouse that ensues as the girls attempt to outwit their captor(s) produces genuine shocks that harks back to Shyamalan's earlier works.

We caught up with the cast of "Split" as they discussed the challenges of making the film.



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<![CDATA[Eva Longoria Sells Her Romantic Home in the Hills]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:29:19 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/knbc-eva-longoria-sells-hollywood-hills-home-tn-final.jpg Actress Eva Longoria has parted ways with her romantic Mediterranean-style villa in the Hollywood Hills.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers' Father Opens Up About Family's Rift With NFL Star]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:11:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631769054.jpg

Aaron Rodgers’ rift with his family has been making headlines since his brother’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” last year, but little has been said about the unusual family dynamic from Rodgers’ father – until now.

In an interview with the New York Times, Ed Rodgers said the family is still learning how to deal with the star quarterback’s rise to fame.

“One in the news is enough for us,” he said, adding, “Fame can change things.”

The Rodgers family patriarch confirmed in the interview that the family hasn’t spoken to Aaron Rodgers since the end of 2014, a short time after the Green Bay Packers star first began dating actress Olivia Munn.

Jordan Rodgers first revealed his troubled relationship with his brother on the dating show in July, saying he and his brother Luke don’t speak to Aaron.

"It's something we don't really talk about a whole lot," Luke Rodgers told ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher. "It pains both of us like not to have that relationship. We miss our brother."

It was an issue that lingered heavily over the “hometown date” episode, with two empty chairs sitting at the Rodgers’ family dinner table, presumably for Aaron and Munn. 

"I miss my brother a lot, especially in moments like this because my family means so much," Jordan said in the episode.

At the time, Aaron Rodgers declined to talk about the family dynamic publicly.

"As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I'm just--I'm not going to speak on those things," he said.

Ed Rodgers told the Times that while "airing public laundry is not what I would have chosen,” he wasn’t upset that it happened.

“It’s good to have it all come out,” he said.

It’s a sentiment echoed by Jordan Rodgers as well, as he told E! News in an exclusive interview that he hadn’t seen “The Bachelorette” before he became a contestant and wasn’t sure what to expect.

"Family things are always tough, and they're always tough to address, let alone on a TV show,” he said. “But I knew I made a commitment to go on there and be honest with JoJo and make sure that she knew everything because we didn't have any time off-camera and we were going to get to a proposal. So you have to be honest, you have to trust she believes in the person you are.”



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Aidy Bryant's Crazy 'SNL' Story]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:48:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e053_473_aidybryant_passedout_20170117_1200x675_857113155759.jpg "Goody two-shoes" Aidy Bryant dishes to host Seth Meyers about that one time she blacked-out at an "SNL" "boozer" party.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Repealing 'Obamacare']]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:48:14 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e053_473_closerlook_20170117_1200x675_857113155578.jpg Host Seth Meyers dives into President-elect Donald Trump and his plan — or lack there of — for replacing the "horrible" Affordable Care Act.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': 2017 NFC Championship Superlatives]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:44:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e069_604_superlatives_20170117_1200x675_857113155701.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon hands out special accolades to Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers NFL players competing in the NFC Championship.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Rhyme-Versation With Michael Keaton]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:44:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e069_604_rhymeversation_20170117_1200x675_857110595852.jpg Michael Keaton and host Jimmy Fallon attempt to have a natural conversation while trying to rhyme the last word of their sentences with a random word, like "kale" or "unrealistic."]]> <![CDATA[First Ladies' Inaugural Fashion Through the Years]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:41:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ladies-Thumb.jpg When first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a custom gown by Jason Wu, dazzled the room at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in 2009, President Barack Obama asked, "How good-looking is my wife?" More than 50 years prior, Jackie Kennedy looked stunning in an ivory silk satin evening gown by Oleg Cassini, which she wore to the Inaugural Gala at the National Guard Armory on Jan. 19, 1961, the evening before the inauguration. From Eleanor Roosevelt's gown in 1933 to Michelle Obama's striking red dress in 2013, see how first ladies' inaugural fashion has changed over the years.]]> <![CDATA[First Lady's Dress at Obama's Farewell Speech: What It Meant]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:30 -0500 The significance of Obama’s dress last Tuesday may not have been an obvious one, but for a woman whose presidency consisted of memorable and thoughtful attire, it spoke volumes.

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The significance of Obama’s dress last Tuesday may not have been an obvious one, but for a woman whose presidency consisted of memorable and thoughtful attire, it spoke volumes.

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In returning to Chicago last week for his farewell speech, it was clear President Barack Obama was bringing his presidency full circle, but in her own way, first lady Michelle Obama was subtly doing the same thing – using her fashion choice.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump and John Lewis]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:10:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg Host Seth Meyers, just days before President-elect Donald Trump is to be inaugurated, dives into Trump's recent exchange with congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Dog Chocolate and Other Bad Sponsors]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e052_472_badsponsors_20170116_1200x675_856232003550.jpg Host Seth Meyers, in his segment "Bad Sponsors," takes a look at all the "terrible" companies his show accepted money from in order to stay on the air.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Pyramid With Strahan, Dallas Howard]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e068_603_pyramid_20170116_1200x675_856229443866.jpg Michael Strahan and Bryce Dallas Howard compete against host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots' Questlove in a game of Pyramid.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Inauguration Appearances and Other Polls]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/FALLON_GettyImages-528518222.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon runs through the results of some little-known polls asking things like, "What do you do when your phone battery gets to 20%?"

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<![CDATA[Trump Gala Loses B Street Band]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:46:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Bruce_Springsteen1.jpg

The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band from New Jersey, has announced it is withdrawing from performing at Donald Trump's inauguration gala.

The band announced its withdrawal from the event on its Facebook page Monday afternoon, citing its respect for Bruce himself.

"With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year's inauguration Gala," it said.

"Our decision is based solely on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band."

"The Boss" is a high profile Democrat who appeared with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.

In a recent interview he questioned whether the president-elect was ready to take office.

During the interview on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast, Springsteen said he questioned whether Trump "is simply competent enough to do this particular job."

The B Street Band said it would not exist without the talents of Springsteen and his primary backing band the E Street Band, and it looked forward to performing their music for years to come.



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<![CDATA['Thank You All for Peeing Here': 'SNL's' Trump Presser]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:52:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/Trump+Presser.jpg

“Yes, this is real life. This is really happening,” began “Saturday Night Live’s” Donald Trump in a colorful “rebroadcast” of the president-elect’s press event earlier this week—Trump’s first since winning the U.S. election and a gift to comedy writers.

“On January 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th President of the United States,” he continued. “And then, two months later, Mike Pence will become the 46th.”

Alec Baldwin, back in his Trump wig after the show’s a holiday hiatus, fielded questions from a mock press corps about his conflicts of interest, his views on Russia’s reported meddling in the U.S. election, as well as his plans to replace Obamacare. (Baldwin’s Trump revealed that his plan was to replace it with the Affordable Care Act—in other words, the exact same thing.)

But the press corps’ dominant interest was in the most salacious detail of an unsubstantiated dossier published by BuzzFeed News, claiming that Russians had compromising material on Trump. 

“I’d like to ask you about your big Russian pee-pee party?” ventured the first reporter.

“No, no. I am not talking about the pee-pee,” Trump responded. “Because it didn’t happen. And it wasn’t as cool as it sounds.”

The real Trump strongly denounced the dossier—which was generated on behalf of his political opponents—as "fake news" and "phony stuff" at the press conference earlier in the week.

But "SNL's" mock press corps refused to drop their questions about the document's allegations, despite Trump’s palpable excitement about Three Doors Down agreeing to play his inauguration.

One reporter began with a serious question but eventually pivoted, unable to suppress her curiosity: “So,” the reporter asked, “did you guys, like, all pee? Or did you just, like, watch them pee?” 

A flustered Trump, in a reversal of roles, desperately tried to get reporters to focus on the issues and changed the topic to jobs.

“I’m going to bring back a thick stream of jobs back to this country,” he said. “The biggest, strongest, steadiest stream you’ve ever seen. This country will be literally showered with jobs. Because I’m a major whiz at jobs.”

Trump also used the opportunity of the press conference to knock his most-hated news outlets of the week: Buzzfeed, of course, but also CNN, an outlet that reported Trump and President Obama were briefed on intelligence from the unverified dossier published by Buzzfeed.

Trump refused to take a Buzzfeed reporter’s question.

“I took your quiz yesterday, and I’ll tell you right now,” he said, miffed. “I’m not a Joey — I’m a Rachel.” 

Steve Harvey (played by Kenan Thompson) also made a quick appearance to talk about his potential involvement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, confirming to the media with a chuckle, “Yeah, I do government now."

When Baldwin's Trump shifted from his usual script and blurted out to a pestering reporter that "Russia hacked the election," an oddly familiar looking reporter signaled to Trump that it was in his best interest to back off the claim.

“I’m American journalist Wolf Blitzer,” the Putin lookalike said, menacingly waving a VHS “Pee Pee Tape” in front of the president-elect. Was Trump “really, really sure” that Russia was behind the hacking, he asked.

Baldwin’s Trump stammered. “It was China. I mean Canada. It was Meryl Streep! Okay this press conference is over. Thank you all for peeing here — I mean, for pissing here — I mean, for being here.”

The salacious topic surfaced again during a segment of “Weekend Update” in which Michael Che addressed “the problem with unverified claims."

"No matter how unverified they are, if it is hilarious enough people will always remember it as a fact." 

And, as he is wont to do, Trump took to Twitter Sunday to voice his disapproval of the program.

Actress Felicity Jones hosted the show and received a visit from a hologram of Tina Fey.

Musical guest Sturgill Simpson performed his country singles "Call to Arms" and "Keep it Between the Lines."



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<![CDATA[Steve Harvey Meets With Trump]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:08:32 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TrumpHarvey.jpg

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Steve Harvey was invited by the Obama and Trump transition teams to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower earlier Friday.

"Well, you know, it's not my jump into politics. I'm not gonna pass a background check. But it's just me following orders from my friend, President Obama, who says, 'Steve, you gotta,' as he told everybody, get out from behind your computer, stop tweeting and texting, and get out there and sit down and talk," Harvey told reporters following the meeting. "So I stepped from behind my microphone and I came and talked to the guy that's gonna be the 45th president of the United States. I did what I was supposed to do."

At the meeting, Trump introduced Harvey to Dr. Ben Carson, Trump's pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, over the phone. They discussed housing and mentoring programs for inner cities youths. Harvey wants to "bring about some positive in the inner cities," which he felt was his "only agenda."

Harvey and Carson say they want to make a difference in cities like Chicago and Detroit. "Carson expressed that cause, quite naturally, he's from Detroit," said Harvey.

"I walked away feeling like I had just talked with a man who genuinely wants to make a difference in this area," said Harvey in a tweet posted after the meeting.

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"It's an honor to be invited to talk and I think that's the only way that we're gonna unify our country. We gotta talk, you know. President Obama said, 'You gotta sit down and talk,'" Harvey told a reporter.

When asked about Trump's pick for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who has been criticized for his work against civil rights, Harvey said "I don't really like commenting on stuff I don't really understand or know about."

Harvey, who turns 60 on Jan. 17, told reporters he would not be attending Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 because, he deadpanned, his wife informed him they would not be attending.



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<![CDATA[The 10 Best Inaugural Performances of All Time]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:22:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/beyonceatlast.jpg

The list of performers set for President-elect Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration - including country performer Toby Keith and rock band 3 Doors Down - has left some people nostalgic for past celebrations that featured the entertainment world's brightest stars.

Here's a look at some of the more star-studded inaugural performances.

1. Beyoncé remains the standard-bearer for inaugural performances. Her rendition of Etta James' "At Last" in 2009 as President Barack Obama swept his wife, Michelle, into his arms capped an inauguration for the ages. 

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2. Beyoncé makes a double appearance on the list. She followed up her 2009 performance with a 2013 rendition of the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration. Yes, she admitted to lip-synching the performance. No, we do not care. 

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3. Beyoncé wasn't the only performer of note at Obama's 2009 inauguration. Aretha Franklin's spine-tingling performance of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" was the talk of the inauguration day. Well, that and her hat.

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4. Chuck Berry? Little Richard? Enough said. The two rock and roll pioneers were joined on stage by Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash and a host of other legendary performers at the 1993 inauguration of Bill Clinton. They performed "Reelin' and Rockin," "Good Golly Miss Molly" and a few other hits. 

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5. The Democrats aren't the only ones who know how to throw a party. George W. Bush was "Livin La Vida Loca" in 2001 with a little help from Ricky Martin. Technically speaking Martin didn't perform "Livin La Vida Loca" but rather "Cup of Life." But you can check out Bush dancing, well - moving - to the beat.

6. You may know Barbra Streisand today as a huge Hillary Clinton supporter. But before Streisand claimed "I'm With Her," she was with Bill, serenading him at the 1993 inaugural with "Evergreen." 

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7. The Beach Boys were one of the few star-studded groups said to be mulling an offer to perform at Trump's inaugural. They have been in the presidential spotlight before. The group sang “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring,” a capella, at President Ronald Reagan's second inaugural in 1985. 

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8. Bob Dylan may be notoriously hard to track down these days if you're trying to present him with a Nobel Prize, but he was on hand in 1993 for the inauguration of Bill Clinton with an acoustic rendition of "Chimes of Freedom."

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9. Barack Obama bestowed Bruce Springsteen with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Perhaps it was in part a way for saying thank you for the Boss for performing “The Rising,” complete with choir, at his inaugural in 2009.

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10. James Brown performed at Richard Nixon's inaugural in 1969. Sadly, there appears to be no known video available for this event. But the knowledge alone that this took place makes it worthy of mention.



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<![CDATA[Cherokee Blake: Lively Slammed for Claiming Indian Ancestry]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:36:23 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/blakecherrokee.jpg

Blake Lively may want to re-examine her family tree.

The actress was being mocked on social media for a new L'Oréal commercial aimed at promoting a makeup foundation that matches a wide range of skin tones. Lively states in the L'Oreal ad that she is "English, German, Irish and Cherokee."

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The statement set Twitter amok.

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But this is not the first time Lively has said she's part Cherokee. In 2015, the same L'Oreal True Match Foundation ad promoted her ancestry.

It's also not the first time Lively's caught social media fire. In 2016 she was also mocked for posting a picture of herself in a tight-fitting gown with the caption "L.A. face with an Oakland booty."

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According to Cherokee Nation Tribal Registration, you must be able to provide documents that connect you to a direct Cherokee ancestor listed on the Dawes Final Rolls with a blood degree. Today, the Cherokee Nations has more than 315,000 citizens, but we do not know if Blake Lively is one of them. 

L'Oréal did not respond to a request for comment.



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<![CDATA[Just Beat It! Film with Fiennes as Michael Jackson Scrapped]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:38:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/FiennesJackson.jpg

A British broadcaster said Friday it was canceling a TV comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after the program was condemned by the late musician's family.

Sky Arts said it has decided not to broadcast the program "in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson's immediate family." It said Fiennes "fully supports our decision."

Sky had been criticized for casting the white "Shakespeare in Love" star as the King of Pop in "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon." The half-hour program also features Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and British actor Brian Cox as Marlon Brando.

Jackson's daughter Paris tweeted that she felt angry after watching a trailer for the show, which was due to be broadcast next week.

"I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit," she wrote.

"It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother Liz as well."

The show is an episode in the "Urban Myths" series, which Sky says looks at "remarkable stories from well-known historical, artistic and cultural figures, which may or may not have happened in real life."

It centers on a possibly apocryphal cross-country road trip taken by Jackson, Taylor and Brando after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sky said it was intended as "a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offense."

Fiennes defended his casting to The Associated Press last year, saying the project does not promote stereotyping.



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<![CDATA[2 Members of R&B Band Tower of Power Hit by Train]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/amtrak-peds.jpg

Two members of iconic Bay Area R&B band Tower of Power were struck by an Amtrak train near Oakland's Jack London Square and taken to a hospital Thursday night, according to a band spokesperson.

The incident was reported just before 8 p.m. in the area of Clay Street and Embarcadero, according to firefighters.

Witnesses said the scene was confusing because one train passed by and the crossing signals went up and lights stopped flashing. They added that the two men may have assumed it was safe to cross.

"There was no warning," Hae-Sin Thomas said. "There was no lights."

The two men were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. The extent of their injuries was not known.

The band released a statement late Thursday night, naming the two injured men.

"In an unfortunate accident tonight, two members of the award-winning group Tower Of Power, drummer David Garibaldi and current bassist Marc van Wageningen, were struck by a train in California. Both men are responsive and being treated at a local hospital in Oakland."

The enduring band was founded in Oakland in 1968 and became known for its big, brassy sound blending funk and rock. Their highest-charting song is 1973's "So Very Hard to Go," but the band has continued to record and perform with a rotating line-up, and will turn 50 next year.

Amtrak train 547, on the Capitol Corridor line that travels between Sacramento and San Jose, had 26 passengers onboard with no reported injuries to passengers or crew, Amtrak officials said. They added that the two pedestrians struck by the train were trespassing on the tracks.

Tower of Power canceled a concert they were slated to play at Yoshi's Thursday night.



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