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Kennedy Center Honors 2021 - Performers & Presenters Revealed!

The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors are airing tonight!

The annual celebration of the arts is being broadcasted on CBS and Paramount+ at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday (December 22), recorded earlier this month in the Kennedy Center Opera House at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

This year, the organization celebrates five honorees: Bette Midler, Justino Diaz, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy and Lorne Michaels.

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Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Honor Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler & More at Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Scarlett Johansson dazzles in a gold dress next to husband Colin Jost while arriving at the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors held at The Kennedy Center on Sunday evening (December 5) in Washington, DC.

The couple stepped out for the event along with SNL stars Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, and alums Martin Short and Kevin Nealon to honor Lorne Michaels, who is an honoree at this years event.

He, along with Justino Diaz, Berry Gordy, Bette Midler, and Joni Mitchell, were all honored for their artistic contributions to American culture.

Bette‘s daughter Sophie Von Haselberg, as well as choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and his wife, Elly; Lisa Mordente, Chita Rivera, Debbie Allen, Beanie Feldstein, Herbie Hancock, Goldie Hawn, Kelli O’Hara, Ellie Goulding, Renee Fleming, Tiler Peck, Barbara Hershey, Cameron Crowe, Brandi Carlile, and Catherine Shepherd were also at the event this evening.

The first – President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden – and second – Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff – families were also in attendance at the gala event following a short award ceremony earlier in the day.

FYI: Scarlett Johansson is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress. Amy is wearing Theia.

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Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels & More Will Be Honored at 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Bette Midler and Lorne Michaels are just two of the stars who will be honored at the Kennedy Center Honors this year.

The 75-year-old singer and 76-year-old Saturday Night Live creator will be toasted alongside musician Joni Mitchell, Motown founder Berry Gordy and opera singer Justino Diaz.

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

They have been presented since 1978, culminating each December in a star-studded gala celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C.

Just a few months ago, the 2020 honorees – including Dick Van Dyke and Debbie Allen – were honored in a delayed event, due to the pandemic.

“Growing up in Detroit, I was not only Black but the ‘black sheep’ of my family,” Berry shared in a statement of the honor. “I was a failure at everything I did until I was 29 years old… The Arts not only give voice to the voiceless, but connect us, transform us, and soothe our souls. The Kennedy Center Honors epitomizes the recognition and value of both the Arts, and the Artist.”

Bette added in her own, “I am profoundly touched by this honor, in fact, I am stunned and grateful beyond words. For many years I have watched this broadcast celebrating the best talent in the performing arts that America has to offer, and I truly never imagined that I would find myself among these swans.”

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John Legend Joins the Temptations' Otis Williams at 'Ain't Too Proud' Opening in L.A.

John Legend walks the red carpet with original Temptations member Otis Williams at the opening night performance of the Broadway-bound musical Ain’t Too Proud on Friday night (August 24) at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The new musical follows the life and times of The Temptations and it’s set to open next year at the historic Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Los Angeles audiences can see the show now through September 30 and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

Other celebs in the star-studded crowd included Berry Gordy and The SupremesMary Wilson, who are both featured in the musical, as well as Lena Waithe, Danielle Brooks, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Corey Hawkins, Debbie Allen, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage, The Real‘s Loni Love, theatre actress Stephanie Styles, comedian Ali Wong, GLOW‘s Sydelle Noel, American Housewife‘s Carly Hughes, Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, Tina Knowles Lawson with her husband Richard Lawson, and Major CrimesJon Tenney with his wife, producer Leslie Urdang.

Cast members Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan M. Jackson, and Ephraim Sykes all walked the carpet following the performance!

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Redfoo Supports Dad Berry Gordy at 'Motown' L.A. Opening!

Redfoo poses on the red carpet with his dad Berry Gordy while attending the opening night performance of Motown the Musical on Thursday (April 30) at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

The musical is about Berry‘s life and how he started Motown. It features over 40 classic songs and you can see it now in Los Angeles through June 7. Get your tickets!

“Amazing to see my dad’s life’s work up on stage. #ProudSon,” Redfoo tweeted after the show.

Also in attendance at the event were Toni Braxton, Niecy Nash, Patricia Heaton, Yvette Nicole Brown, and the legendary Sidney Poitier, among others.

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