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Things We Saw Today: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Inauguration Performance

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Broadway star and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday has cancelled her performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Belatedly realizing that performing at an inauguration is indeed a political act, Holliday released an apology to her LGBTQ fans. After previously stating “I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the mall,” Holliday wrote, “I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans.” (via Deadline)

  • We’ve seen quite a few life-size Batmobiles in our day, but never one made of LEGO. Chevrolet, LEGO, and some Detroit-area students teamed up to create a 17-foot Batmobile made out of LEGO bricks. It’ll be on display first at the North American International Auto Show, and then at the Chicago Auto Show. (Via io9)
  • As of Friday’s numbers, Hidden Figures is still No. 1 at the box office. Considering all its award buzz, its relatively low drop-off in audience, and the fact that most of its competition is underperforming, the film has a great shot of holding onto its spot through the rest of MLK weekend. (via Deadline)
  • Syfy posted the Season 2 trailer for The Expanse, which asks: who owns the future? Is it Mars? Earth? The Belt? When Season 2 premieres on February 1, the characters will have to pick a side.
  • Dick Gautier, who played Hymie the robot on Get Smart, has passed away. (Via The Hollywod Reporter)
  • The trailer for Disney’s Tangled sequel, Tangled: Before Ever After, has arrived. The made-for-TV movie, which will kick off a Tangled TV series, features a very different animation style from the original. However, one element has made a comeback: Rapunzel’s long hair has somehow grown back!
  • Mark Hamill has recorded more Trump tweets in his iconic Joker voice, this time focusing on those directed at Meryl Streep after her speech at the Golden Globes. He kicked off the series of tweet readings earlier this month.

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