The Obamas Light Their Last Christmas Tree As The First Family

The Obamas Light Their Last Christmas Tree As The First Family

U.S. President Barack Obama (R), joined by first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), their daughter Sasha (2nd R) and emcee Eva Longoria (L), reacts after pressing a button to light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, U.S. December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama (R), joined by first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), their daughter Sasha (2nd R) and emcee Eva Longoria (L), reacts after pressing a button to light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, U.S. December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Obamas lit up the start of the holiday season for their last time as the first family of the United States, and they did it with the help of a few sparkling friends.

A parade of celebrities joined Michelle, Sasha and President Barack Obama on Thursday to ring in the season during the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House’s President’s Park.

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17 Gifts For The Fearless Latinas In Your Life

17 Gifts For The Fearless Latinas In Your Life

For the unapologetically proud Latina, the right gear can go a long way.

Fearless mujeres not only want to shut down the patriarchy, they also hold their Latina idols near and dear to their hearts. From “F*ck Macho Bullsh*t Forever” pins to Frida Kahlo-inspired accessories, here’s a gift guide for your favorite bruja, chingona and cabrona.

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Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Serena Williams is seen leaving the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 23, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Serena Williams is seen leaving the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 23, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Serena Williams wrote a powerful open letter “to all incredible women who strive for excellence” about gender and sexism for the December issue of Porter magazine.

In the letter, which was part of the Incredible Women of 2016 issue reprinted by the Guardian, the powerhouse athlete wrote about her dreams of being the best tennis player in the world ― not just the best female tennis player ― and being fiercely ambitious ever since she was a kid.

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15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

A regular old turkey sandwich is nothing to write home about, but come Thanksgiving ― equipped with a fridge that is overflowing with fresh-roasted turkey, tangy cranberry sauceand gravy ― they can be epic. There’s something about those classic Thanksgiving side dishes that really gets people’s creative sandwich juices flowing.

The best part? Anything goes. Mashed potatoes and even stuffing get layered between two slices of bread to create the biggest, baddest carb fest the world has ever seen. Add some gravy on top, and these sandwiches are a little taste of heaven on earth.

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Mandy May Cheetham Brings the #SWAG Back to Late Night with ‘Mutha’

Mandy May Cheetham Brings the #SWAG Back to Late Night with ‘Mutha’

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Check it out – we caught up with Canadian actress/writer/producer/rapper/comedienne Mandy May Cheetham to talk about her new show MUTHA, which is premiering on Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack this upcoming Friday, November 25th  at 11:30 PM on truTV. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack is a half-hour, short-form comedy series on truTV, and former SNL star Rachel Dratch returns with her wonderfully funny series of sketch characters. Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride also returns with his hilarious (and sometimes poignant) love advice, and Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) report in on VHS tapes in Found Footage Files.

New to the lineup, MUTHA is a show about a suburban housewife who fantasizes about becoming a rapper. Take an early sneak peek at the first episode after the break:

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6 Must-Have Subscription Boxes That Make Life Easier

6 Must-Have Subscription Boxes That Make Life Easier

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Monthly and weekly subscription boxes are on the rise and offer many different products that cater to your every need. Whether you are a foodie, dog owner, or natural hair guru; there is literally a subscription box available that will help you cut down on the endless shopping trips. Plus, who doesn’t love sampling different products EVERY month (or even every week) for a low price? Check out some cool subscription box options that you might want to try out!

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You’ll Need An Appointment To Get Nike’s New Self-Lacing Sneakers

You’ll Need An Appointment To Get Nike’s New Self-Lacing Sneakers

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Ladies and gentlemen, the future is finally back.

Nike first announced its upcoming self-lacing sneaker in March, and Wired reported on the shoes’ jaw-dropping capabilities in the video above in October. But now we have even more information on the seemingly magical HyperAdapt 1.0, which will be available for purchase Dec. 1.

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Dwayne Johnson Is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2016

Dwayne Johnson Is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2016

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It’s official ― Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016.

The pro-wrestler-turned-Hollywood-star fronts the magazine’s latest issue, succeeding last year’s cover star and honoree, David Beckham. Johnson is the first non-white star to earn the title since Denzel Washington in 1996.

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Behold! The First ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer Is Here And It’s Magical

Behold! The First ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer Is Here And It’s Magical

We still have a few months to go before we get to see Emma Watson transform into Belle on the big screen, but Disney has just released the first full live-action “Beauty and the Beast” trailer to tide us over.

The two-minute clip is everything we could have hoped for, featuring all the magic from the original animated feature. The only thing missing was Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury) singing, “Tale as old as time / Song as old as rhyme / Beauty and the Beast.”

Check out the whole trailer above.

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Via HuffPost, Julia Brucculieri | Entertainment Writer

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