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VIDEO: Broadway Star Cynthia Erivo Will Blow You Away with 'Impossible Dream' Performance!

One of the highlights from the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors event this past week was Cynthia Erivo‘s incredible performance of the Broadway standard “The Impossible Dream” and we’re so glad she shared the video!

Cynthia won the Tony Award this year for her work in the musical The Color Purple, which is set to wrap its run on January 8. She took a break from the show to go to Washington, D.C. for this special performance.

“The Impossible Dream” is a song from the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. The performance was interwoven with clips of President John F. Kennedy speaking.

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JFK's Hot Grandson Jack Kennedy Schlossberg Speaks in His Memory at Kennedy Center Honors

Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, the grandson of the late President John F. Kennedy, spoke on stage at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 27).

The 23-year-old Yale graduate was joined on stage by his sisters Rose and Tatiana. They are the children of Caroline Kennedy and the only grandchildren of JFK.

“We are so honored to be here with you all tonight to join in the celebration of the arts here at the center which bears our grandfather’s name,” Jack said on stage. “Over the next year, the Kennedy Center will present a year-long remembrance to President Kennedy, to help us renew our commitment to his ideals and his vision for a just and inclusive America.”

Jack and his sisters helped introduce a performance from Tony winner Cynthia Erivo.

You can watch a video of Jack speaking at the JFK Library this month below!


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Lily Rabe Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child with Hamish Linklater!

Lily Rabe is pregnant with her first child!

The 34-year-old American Horror Story actress debuted her baby bump while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors with longtime boyfriend Hamish Linklater.

Lily attended several events throughout the weekend and hit the stage during the show to pay tribute to her former co-star Al Pacino.

Lily and Hamish have been dating for several years and they have starred together on stage and screen. You will soon be able to see them in the film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Hamish was previously married to playwright Jessica Goldberg and they are the parents of a nine-year-old daughter named Lucinda Rose.

Congrats to the happy couple on the great news!

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VIDEO: Elle King Performs for Mavis Staples at Kennedy Center Honors 2016!

Elle King hit the stage for an amazing performance at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors to pay tribute to the great Mavis Staples, and you can watch a clip right here!

The 27-year-old singer performed a medley of the songs “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There” during the show.

The other performers in the Mavis segment were Bonnie Raitt and Andra Day while Don Cheadle gave a spoken tribute.

Elle hit the red carpet at the Kennedy Center’s dinner event the night before with her fiance Andrew Ferguson.


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Kennedy Center Honors 2016 - Performers, Presenters, & Honorees!

The 2016 Kennedy Center Honors is airing tonight, and we have the full list of celebrity performers, presenters, and honorees!

This year, the honorees are James Taylor, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, and The Eagles.

The show was actually filmed earlier this month, with Stephen Colbert acting as host. As per tradition, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also attended the show.

Tune into the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday (December 27) at 9/8c on CBS.

Click inside to read the full list of performers and presenters…More Here! »