Hollywood A-listers haven’t spent much time in the nation’s capital over the last four years, but with Biden and Harris moving in, the red carpet is once again being rolled out.
For the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, there will be only handful of invited guest and only a few, socially-distanced chairs set upon along the National Mall. Still, millions will be tuned in for the not-so-festive festivities and they will get to see the close-ups of some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Lady Gaga will kick things off by singing the national anthem. Remember she performed it during Superbowl 2016.
Jennifer Lopez will also be performing (we assume the emphasis will be on her singing, not her shimmying). Country crooner, Garth Brooks, has also accepted an invitation to sing a song.
Brooks said that incoming first lady Jill Biden called and personally asked him to take part the inauguration.
“This is not a political statement,” Brooks told reporters. “This is a statement of unity.”
Since the presidential inauguration committee passed on the parade and cancelled the all the balls, the after-party is going virtual. Everyone has an initiation to the 90-minute prime-time program called “Celebrating America.” It will be hosted by Tom Hanks and will also include performances by Bruce Springsteen, The Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake. The special is scheduled to air on all the major networks and a few of the streaming services
In other news, Trump supporting celebrities including Gary Busey, Scott Baio and Kirstie Alley, continue to be available for most any appearance, including weddings and bah mitzvahs.