How celebrities like D-Nice and Taylor Swift lifted our spirits this year

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It’s easy to forget that some good things happened in 2020.

This year has been beyond tough, but pop culture came through with a few gifts to lift our weary spirits.
Taylor Swift: She blessed us with not one, but two surprise albumsFolkloreyEvermore.
    Not to mention the Disney+ special featuring the backstories on herFolkloresongs, as well as her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana.
    John KrasinskI: In the early weeks of the pandemic, Krasinski gave usSome Good News.
    His homemadenewscastoffered reasons to smile including a mini reunion ofThe Office y a virtual potluck.
    It was such a good idea that Krasinski ended up selling the YouTube series to ViacomCBS.
    DJ D-Nice: It only makes sense that this hip-hop legendwho got his start with a group called Boogie Down Productionshelped us find our groove.
    His Club Quarantine on Instagram Live became THE place to be to dance to the best tunes and also stargaze at all the celebrity names popping into the comments section.
    D-Nice has been around since the 1980s, and it’s been great to see a new generation discover him.
    Beyoncé: Queen Bey is always a blessing.
    She saved her biggest statement for her visual albumBlack Is King,” which was praised for its celebration of Blackness.
    Brad Pitt: He charmed us with his awards show acceptance speeches, won his first Oscar and gave us something to talk about when he reunited backstage with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
    Then he made his debut on the HGTV seriesCelebrity IOU before going on to play Dr. Anthony Fauci onSNL.
    Pitt just made us darn happy this year.
    Dolly Parton: Speaking of happiness, Dolly Parton is pure joy.
    Who else but Parton could pull off contributing to the development of a groundbreaking Vacuna para el COVID-19 y dropping a new holiday album and a charming Christmas special all in the same year? Oh, she also saved her young costar from getting hit by a car.
    We will always love you, Dolly!

    For your weekend

    Three things to watch:
    Gal Gadot stars in "Wonder Woman 1984.&cotización;

    ‘Wonder Woman 1984
    Remember when we used to have lots of superhero blockbusters?
    This sequel to the hit 2017 film reunites star Gal Gadot with director Patty Jenkinsand we can’t wait.
    In this next chapter, Wonder Woman’s alter ego, Diana Prince, works as a curator at the Smithsonian, in Washington, corriente continua. A mysterious gem kicks off the action.
    Wonder Woman 1984starts streaming Christmas Day on HBO Max. (CNN and HBO Max are both part of WarnerMedia.)
    Nnamdi Asomugha (izquierda) and Tessa Thompson (derecho) star in "Sylvie's Love.&cotización;

    ‘Sylvie’s Love
    Romance and music combine into a sweeping story that captures changing times, a changing culture and the true price of love.
    Set in the summer of 1957, an aspiring television producer named Sylvie and a saxophonist named Robert meet and fall for one another. Time and circumstances pull them apart, but years later, they meet again by chance, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same.
    The melodrama is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
    ‘Soul
    Jamie Foxx voices the character of Joe Gardner (derecho) en "Soul.&cotización;

    This Pixar animated film asks the questionWhat is it that makes youYOU?”
    Soulintroduces Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Beforea fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.
    The film starts streaming on Disney+ on Christmas Day.
    Two things to listen to:
    Ashley Graham attends the 2019 Forbes Women's Summit at Pier 60 en Junio 18, 2019, in New York City.

    Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Grahamfeatures the model and author in lively conversations with celebs, influencers and experts about beauty and culture.
    It’s kind of await for itbig deal.
    Demi Moore has put a spin on a different type of podcast.

    Send the kids from the room with this one.
    Demi Moore stars in the erotic podcast series Dirty Diana,” about a woman with a dying marriage whosecretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies.
    Whew! Talk about heating up your winter!
    One thing to talk about:
    Mariah Carey embodies holiday spirit in her Christmas special.

    Mariah Carey has cemented her position as the Queen of Christmas.
    This month her perennial holiday hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” returned to the top of the Billboard charts 26 years after its release.
    She kicked off the holiday season giving us permission to start celebrating post-Halloween and made our days merry and bright with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple+.
    No one does it bigger and better than her.

    Something to sip on

    This time around, what I have to offer to sip on is some eggnog, naturally.
      Merry Christmas, y’all!
      Pop back here next Thursday for all the latest entertainment happenings that matter.

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