Notable faces you should recognize this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time in which we pay tribute to the generations of people who have enriched our country’s history -- and the ones who are still growing up, who will be instrumental in future successes.
Celebrities react to the death of famed actress Cicely Tyson
After Larry King and Cloris Leachman died earlier this week, it came as a shock to hear that legendary actress and pioneer Cicely Tyson died Thursday. Besides being a celebrated actress, she was beloved by her peers, and celebrities have been sharing messages on social media filled with love and gratitude for Tyson. Rest in power Cicely Tyson 🙏🏿❤️ pic.twitter.com/YvzBEjPNUO — Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2021In her extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson was one of the rare award-winning actors whose work on the screen was surpassed only by what she was able to accomplish off of it. 🕊❤🙏🏾Rip Ms. #CicelyTyson pic.twitter.com/gqnaPR39Zw — Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) January 29, 2021There’s probably no better a way to honor Cicely Tyson, than by learning her story. Just as I Am: A Memoir https://t.co/r6jBLqzjei #Amazon — Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 29, 2021Rest in power, Cicely Tyson.
Quiz: How well do you remember the biggest pop culture moments from 2020?
Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)We may have spent the better part of this year socially distanced and inside, but there were still plenty of pop culture and entertainment moments to obsess about. From great new shows on Netflix and Hulu to an iconic Super Bowl performance and more, here is what went down in the year of 2020. How well do you remember it? Take our quiz and find out.
2020 in photos: The biggest, most iconic pop culture moments
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Harvey Weinstein sentencedHarvey Weinstein leaves the New York City criminal court during his sex crimes trial on Jan. 10, 2020 in New York City. (2020 Getty Images)Megxit happensIt was the exit heard all around the world: Megxit. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Zoom reunionsZooming became the new way to communicate in 2020, and everyone was doing it. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images) (2020 Manny Carabel)Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win 2020 electionAfter a wild election season, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)What was your favorite pop culture moment from 2020?
Gone too soon: Celebrities who died in 2020
McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Scottish actor Sean Connery, best known for his role as secret agent James Bond, died Oct. 31 at the age of 90. Eddie Van HalenFILE - David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on Aug. 13, 2015, in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots.
Dionne Warwick has been roasting celebrities on Twitter all weekend and it’s the funniest thing to happen this year
— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020Honestly, I don’t hate it. @theweeknd — Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020If you have “The” in your name i’m coming for you. — Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020People on Twitter were cracking up as Warwick dragged Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd, and guess what? 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/7ku9SMNUMB — Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020And in case any haters thought she was being mean-spirited, she clarified that she was just having some fun. 🥰 — Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 6, 2020So, what is the moral of the story?
Celebrities send love to ‘Juno’ star Elliot Page after coming out as transgender
Elliot Page, the star of the hit indie film “Juno” and the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy,” came out as transgender Tuesday afternoon in a social media post, and celebrities are showing their love and support. Page wrote on Instagram, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. https://t.co/sZF9ROPRFh — Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 1, 2020 Thanks Elliot for sharing your journey with the world. ❤️ https://t.co/6ndSWSorSH — Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) December 1, 2020I’ve never met Elliot Page, tho I’ve been at events & shyly waved. — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 1, 2020❤️❤️❤️ — dan levy (@danjlevy) December 1, 2020❤️ We love you, Elliot 🙆🏼♂️ — Adam Rippon (@AdamRippon) December 1, 2020“To finally love who I am.” What a sentiment.
These stories about Alex Trebek will absolutely warm your heart
It’s still hard to believe that the iconic host of “Jeopardy!”, Alex Trebek, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. It most certainly did, and the show’s Twitter account tweeted back that the picture made Trebek smile. Today we honor Alex Trebek. Alex Trebek did nothing but make you feel cool for being smart for 30 minutes every day for 36 years. And he stands up and it’s Alex Trebek.
These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
Celebrities who’ve been vocal about their support for Trump or Biden this election season
Some people think that celebrities should stay out of politics, but that hasn’t stopped these famous people from throwing their support behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or current President Donald Trump. Celebs supporting Trump:Kirstie AlleyThe outspoken actress tweeted a couple weeks ago that she was supporting the incumbent president in the upcoming election. Celebrities supporting Biden:Taylor SwiftAfter staying silent about who she was voting for in the 2016 election, Swift has made it very known that she is supporting Biden in this year’s race. Chris EvansCaptain America himself has been working around the clock, it seems, to get people motivated to get out the vote this election. He has critiqued the current administration on Twitter and thrown his support behind Biden.
All your favorite comedians will be at Netflix’s first comedy fest
A week in Los Angeles at the Netflix is a Joke Fest might be just what the doctor ordered. The streaming service is coming out with a week-long comedy festival that takes place all throughout LA from April 27 to May 3, and the lineup is seriously stacked. Anyone who has browsed through Netflix’s original comedy specials knows the streaming service has attracted the best of the best, so it’s no surprise to see names like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, David Letterman and Ali Wong headline the inaugural fest. If you’re a fan of the hilarious “Schitt’s Creek” (and if you’re not, why haven’t you watched yet? You’ll get to watch the cast sit down for an intimate interview, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the best Canadian show on TV right now.
Celebrities lend their voices to statues in Chicago
More than 30 historical figures and monuments around the city have been outfitted with mobile technology that allows them to give their opinions. High-tech versions of Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare and others gave Dean Reynolds a piece of their mind.cbsnews.com