2013 Presidential Inauguration

Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could — with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her Super Bowl news conference that when she performed for President Barack Obama and the nation, she decided to sing to a prerecorded track because she […]

  A little over 20 million people watched President Obama’s second inauguration on television, Nielsen reported Wednesday afternoon. The ratings agency counted up the viewers across 18 different networks. It said that 20.552 million people watched coverage airing from 10 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday. (CNN was the top-rated cable news network, and NBC the top-rated […]

Less than 24 hours after Beyoncé‘s inauguration performance of the National Anthem, rumors began swirling that the remarkable rendition was lip-synced. Now, both Alicia Keys and Destiny’s Child bandmateMichelle Williams are coming to Bey’s defense. “What I do know is that Beyoncé is a great performer and she’s an incredible artist with a really, really powerful voice,” Keys told the UK’s […]

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards aired live on GMC from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN with subsequent airings to follow. The award show will also air in syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets across the country, January 24, 2013 through March 3, 2013 (check local TV listings for dates and times […]

Love the sparkly belt Michelle Obama wore over her Inauguration Day jacket? How about the deep plum overcoat worn by her daughter, Malia? Don’t bother to search J.Crew’s website for either item, because both are being retired, the company’s creative director said Tuesday. “The lady day coat that Malia was wearing has been in our […]

Reporters are now speculating that Beyonce’s inaugural performance may have lacked some authenticity. The New York Post – as well as a host of other news organizations – is reporting that Beyoncé didn’t perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” live at President Obama’s inauguration on Monday. She decided at the last minute to use a pre-recorded track according to […]

They sat in wheelchairs as honored guests at President Barack Obama‘s second inaugural, attended to almost minute-by-minute by active duty members of the military. For these Tuskegee Airmen, members of the famed all-black unit of World War II and several years beyond, the tables surely turned. From the terrace of the Capitol, they watched an African-American president […]

We’ve watched the Obamas grow and evolve over the past four years into a great example of family. Here are a few of our favorite family moments caught during the president’s second inauguration. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during the Inaugural Parade. (Photo: AP) Sasha and Malia Obama take photos […]

The First Kids proved even they aren’t safe from the “duck face” pose! Yesterday during the inaugural parade, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 12, had a little fun snapping their own personal photos with their iPhones. And they surprised us all when Malia, who usually channels her father’s composed demeanor, chucked the deuces and Sasha Fierce […]

Back to Back Barack! Although President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years on Sunday morning in a simple ceremony at the White House, the real festivities take place when the Head of State stands on the steps of the Capitol alongside Vice President Joe Biden to be sworn in publicly for a second term in […]

  President Barack Obama challenged Americans to live up to the principles behind the nation’s founding during his second inaugural address, delivered Monday after taking a ceremonial oath of office. “What makes us exceptional, what makes us America, is our allegiance to an ideal in a declaration made more than two centuries ago,” the president […]

Crowds filled the National Mall on a crisp Monday for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, who will recite the oath of office and address the nation a day after formally beginning his second term. The nation’s first African-American president will become only the 17th U.S. leader to deliver a second inaugural address before […]