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Pele Pulls Out of Olympics Opening Ceremony Over His Health

  • Pele will sadly not light the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony – TMZ
  • Lindsay Lohan and her fiance caught in a nasty fight – Radar
  • Cody Simpson runs the Olympic torch in Rio – Just Jared Jr
  • The FTC is cracking down on Instagram product placement – DListed
  • Isabeli Fontana forgot to get topless – Hollywood Tuna
  • Ellen Page goes to Orlando to talk about Pulse shooting – Towleroad
  • See celebs using the Harry Potter filter – J-14

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 - Performers List!

The opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics is set to be a massive spectacle and we can’t wait to see what the committee has planned!

As with past Olympics, the opening ceremony will feature stars native to the home country, this year being Brazil.

A recognizable face that you can expect to see is supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is reportedly set to walk down a runway and get fake “mugged” for a skit.

Soccer legend Pele was scheduled to light the flame at the end of the night while his new song “Esperanca” played, but he just announced that he will be unable to attend due to his health.

Other Brazilian musicians set to perform include Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Paulinho da Viola.

If you are watching NBC’s coverage of the games, you will watch Ryan Seacrest hosting the festivities.

Robert De Niro & Diego Boneta Step Out For 'Pele' Drama Pic Premiere at Tribeca

Robert De Niro meets up with Pele at the premiere of Pele: Birth of a Legend during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC John Zuccotti Theater on Saturday (April 23) in New York City.

The two joined actor Diego Boneta at the movie’s premiere.

Pele: Birth of a Legend centers on Pele‘s meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17.

Diego stars as Jose in the biographical drama, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro.

10+ pictures inside of Diego Boneta, Robert De Niro and PeleMore Here! »

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