Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Berning Trumpeters vs The Establishment

Moderator: Moderator

coffeeguy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 9164
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:26 pm

Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by coffeeguy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:52 pm

Cat Scratch Fever anyone? Really scraping the barrel if they cant even sign Celine Dion...

https://www.yahoo.com/music/celine-dion ... 21232.html

The Mark Burnett-led team planning Donald Trump’s inauguration events tried but failed to book Celine Dion, TheWrap has learned.

An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that longtime Trump friend and Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn had promised to deliver the French Canadian hitmaker for the January 20 festivities, but could not do so.

Neither Dion nor Wynn immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

This isn’t the first time Wynn couldn’t deliver on his promises to the president-elect’s inauguration team.

A Hollywood insider, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told TheWrap that Wynn had also tried to wrangle country star Garth Brooks for the events in Washington, D.C.

But another individual close to the situation said that the singer declined the offer even though he had signed a reported multimillion-dollar deal in 2009 for a four-year residency at one of Wynn’s Las Vegas properties.

As TheWrap first reported, Trump’s inaugural team has had a rough time booking A-listers for its inaugural balls. Several high-caliber performers have already publicly rejected requests to take part in the January 20 festivities, including Dion, Brooks, Elton John, and operatic singer Andrea Bocelli.

A knowledgeable individual said Bocelli met with the president-elect and agreed to perform, but then bowed out under pressure from fans.

According to one Hollywood insider, many of those approached have said they do not want to “normalize” Trump’s presidency.

The only person confirmed to perform at the event so far is Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant first discovered by Canadian songwriter and music producer David Foster. She is set to sing the national anthem before Trump takes the oath of office.


As TheWrap reported on Wednesday, Trump is so displeased with his team’s inability to lock in A-list talent that he’s ordered a “Hail Mary” shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Also Read: KISS Turned Down Trump Inauguration Gig, Gene Simmons' Wife Says (Video)

Mark Burnett, who produces Celebrity Apprentice with Trump and has been overseeing entertainment for inauguration festivities, has brought in talent recruiter Suzanne Bender, a former Dancing With the Stars and American Idol booker, to end an effective freeze-out by Hollywood, the insider said.

Trump’s team denied it’s having any issues booking top artists.

“First class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events,” Boris Epshteyn, communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee told TheWrap in an email on Wednesday. “The inauguration as a whole will be an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy. We will be releasing further details at the appropriate time.”

User avatar
eric84
Moderator
Posts: 52737
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:31 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by eric84 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:56 pm

There was a great fake tweet that he gotten America's greatest rock band, Nickelback!
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.

Maxwell
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 1268
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:46 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Maxwell » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:14 pm

Love Ted Nugent. Hey baby, what a cool riff.

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:22 pm


"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:11 pm


"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:19 pm


"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
Ignominy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 7298
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Ignominy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:37 pm

Headliner will wind up being Cletus and the Varmints, korgy's cousins.
Je suis le champignon vénéneux qui fait vomir l'intrépide.

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:41 pm


"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
Ignominy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 7298
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Ignominy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:44 pm

Purty mouth.
Je suis le champignon vénéneux qui fait vomir l'intrépide.

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:50 pm


"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
dragon
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 13980
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:35 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by dragon » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:24 pm

I love this. And I love that Trump supporters have to pretend to like Ted Nugent!
She is a great-kneed person.

User avatar
section8
the Secret Sauce
Posts: 28212
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:46 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by section8 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:26 pm

He could get an Eagles cover band.
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

User avatar
cuchulainn
Instigator
Posts: 29896
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by cuchulainn » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:38 pm

I'm sure Rammstein would play.

User avatar
Citizen Baba
Mayor McCheese
Posts: 23284
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:44 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Citizen Baba » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:38 pm



User avatar
incognita
red fanged She-devil
Posts: 20237
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:11 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by incognita » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:40 pm

I read that he was going to have a DC 80's cover band.
As an adult, the beer aisle at the grocery makes me feel exactly like the cereal aisle made me feel as a kid.

8645

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:42 pm

cuchulainn wrote:I'm sure Rammstein would play.



"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
5waldos
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 15057
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:58 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by 5waldos » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:48 pm

Shavenhead wrote:


If you ignore the drama surrounding it- that is mighty fine and he should be so lucky!

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:53 pm

I think all of the songs above are awesome including that. I'm trying to think outside of the box on behalf of The Donald to solve his dilemma.

Ok, maybe not so much Rick Astley.
"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
section8
the Secret Sauce
Posts: 28212
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:46 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by section8 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:53 pm

How about GWAR?
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

User avatar
Chi_Rup
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 24354
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:08 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Chi_Rup » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:55 pm

Kid Rock must surely be available?

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:02 am

This is why I think it's great that The Donald is going to be President.

Everyone's out of their comfort zones and wrestling with themselves.

Invigorating.
"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
Ignominy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 7298
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Ignominy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:12 am

section8 wrote:How about GWAR?


I am a frequent patron of the Gwarbar when I'm down in Richmond. I live that city.

http://gwarbar.com
Je suis le champignon vénéneux qui fait vomir l'intrépide.

User avatar
VinnyD
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 60567
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:15 am

Whoever said there had to be entertainment at an inauguration? Let the Marine Band, or maybe the Naval Academy chorus, play the national anthem, and then Hail to the Chief at the end.

JFK had Robert Frost read a poem (although the glare prevented him from reading it, so he recited a different one), which was OK, but since then most presidents have felt they have to have a poet, and the poems have been uniformly crap.
Last edited by VinnyD on Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
VinnyD
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 60567
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:24 am

Really. Who wouldn't rather hear this than some pop star who thinks that the trick to singing the national anthem is to get as many notes into each syllable as possible? They look good too.




Makes the hair stand up on the back of my head.

User avatar
section8
the Secret Sauce
Posts: 28212
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:46 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by section8 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:28 am

They'll be wearing their dress blues though, so they'll be looking a bit less dapper and more like airline pilots.
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

User avatar
shunter
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 17014
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:56 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by shunter » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:35 am

Why not Kanye?
1988: "We have a climate in Britain in which business wants to succeed and can succeed." Margaret Thatcher, speech to launch the European Single Market

2018: "Fuck business." Boris Johnson

User avatar
birdlite
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 10453
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:00 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by birdlite » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:40 am

Supposedly, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is supposed to sing as well, but since it was announced, the LDS phone and twitter trees have been busy registering objections.

Someone suggested they sing this from the LDS hymnal
https://www.lds.org/music/library/child ... s?lang=eng

User avatar
Shavenhead
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Shavenhead » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:41 am

Kanye Kardashian & Marilyn Manson doing a Star Spangled Banner/Sweet Home Alabama medley.
"Don't be attracted to easy paths because the paths that make your feet bleed are the only way to get ahead in life" Saddam Hussein

User avatar
birdlite
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 10453
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:00 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by birdlite » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:53 am

everyone will cover this tune:


Maxwell
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 1268
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:46 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Maxwell » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:54 am

I think Pentatonix would be awesome.

User avatar
VinnyD
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 60567
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:57 am

"Give us more singing from the United States Naval Academy, VinnyD!" I hear you all saying.

Eternal Father, Strong to Save, which I believe is a naval hymn on both sides of the Atlantic, and perhaps the Pacific too:




The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters perform "Eternal Father, Strong to Save," the Navy hymn, at the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Korean War armistice at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. on July 27, 2012.

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

User avatar
5waldos
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 15057
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:58 pm

Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by 5waldos » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:05 am

The anthem is covered- Jackie evanko or whatever that 16 year olds name is. I assumed it was at the parties later. Who knew.

User avatar
VinnyD
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 60567
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by VinnyD » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:13 am

Crap. We could make a pool on the greatest number of notes on any one syllable. I say seven, without having heard Jackie Ivanko. (I don't mean distinct notes. Two C's count as two notes provided there is another note between them.)

The first video got my hair standing up; the second one got me misty. I cannot rule out wine as a factor.

User avatar
StanDeManII
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 2714
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:07 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by StanDeManII » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:23 am

No doubt this is a problem since most of them have moved to Canada........
I still don't understand why they didn't go to Mexico though..... it would be more fun hangin out there!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Godjira:
Imagine? This cheap ass prick tries to stuff one of his overside dumps down the toilet,then the toilet floods,causing a rain of Stan-Stool beer vomit and water over the elderly couple downstairs.. and then charge for his substandard work.

User avatar
korgy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 24296
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:55 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by korgy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:44 am

Trump’s team denied it’s having any issues booking top artists.

i love this. the sound of things to come.
"Iranians apparently disagree with korgy"

User avatar
rider5
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 17934
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by rider5 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:52 am

Raise the price enough and he can get any entertainment entity he wants. They'd be fools not to.

I would. And brag about it openly later in the press with the amount paid + 500%.

Fleecing that dipshit means a lot more than some lame boycott. That's for losers.

User avatar
Higgs Bossom
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 11859
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:54 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Higgs Bossom » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:55 am

Ted Nugget singing Wang Dang Sweet Poontang while wearing a loin cloth.

Nothing would be more appropriate and as awesome as that.



User avatar
Chip_Oatley
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 27679
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:26 am

Last edited by Chip_Oatley on Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Chip_Oatley
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 27679
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:32 am


User avatar
Chip_Oatley
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 27679
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:40 am

rider5 wrote:Raise the price enough and he can get any entertainment entity he wants. They'd be fools not to.

I would. And brag about it openly later in the press with the amount paid + 500%.

Fleecing that dipshit means a lot more than some lame boycott. That's for losers.


No way. Only the most desperate would agree, and then it would hurt them personally and professionally forever. Maybe not some 16-yr-old who would otherwise be forgotten in 2 minutes.

User avatar
rider5
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 17934
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by rider5 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:45 am

The days of being shamed by breaking social mores are over. Getting the best of someone in a financial deal is the only victory worth striving for.

User avatar
Chip_Oatley
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 27679
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:57 am

I think it's not worth anything for most performers, never mind "shame"

He's not paying for it.

User avatar
nycfellow
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 4089
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:59 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by nycfellow » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:03 am

Some people are reporting that he is offering to pay. No idea if it's true.

User avatar
birdlite
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 10453
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:00 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by birdlite » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:13 am

nycfellow wrote:Some people are reporting that he is offering to pay. No idea if it's true.

Through Mark Burnett's company. I guess Burnett's company is down to using "any means possible" (bribes, threats, chances to be on Dancing with thw Stars) to get an A lister

“Trump is very unhappy,” the insider said. “Bender has been tasked with salvaging this… It’s a Hail Mary.”

“It’s coming directly from the principal,” he said, referring to the president-elect. He also scoffed at a recent TMZ report claiming that Trump is “hardly engaged in the party planning at all.”

from thewrap.com

User avatar
rider5
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 17934
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by rider5 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:15 am

See? Toldja.

User avatar
Flobster!
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 29098
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:12 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Flobster! » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:21 am

Rider, if you think it's merely a monetary equation for A-listers, you need to consider whether they've done the calculations and decided the career damage isn't worth anything that Trump will be able to pay.

I'd guess that Elton John, for one, would be in that position.
The pies and sausage rolls are good in Australia - Iolar

User avatar
incognita
red fanged She-devil
Posts: 20237
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:11 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by incognita » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:23 am

Maybe nobody wants to play because he stiffed the Freedom Kids that sang for him at the convention: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... p-campaign

I don't think Elton John was worried about his career when he said he wouldn't play for Trump. That was more of a get-fucked turndown.
As an adult, the beer aisle at the grocery makes me feel exactly like the cereal aisle made me feel as a kid.

8645

User avatar
rider5
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 17934
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by rider5 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:28 am

If I was an entertainer it would be awesome to say after the show 'I rooked that orange dipshit for every cent I could wring out of him" which would be highly exaggerated for artistic purposes.

User avatar
korgy
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 24296
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:55 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by korgy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:33 am

i don't believe for one second that he could get anyone he wanted if the price were high enough.
"Iranians apparently disagree with korgy"

User avatar
Flobster!
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 29098
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:12 am

Re: Trump Bombing Out With Inauguration Entertainment

Post by Flobster! » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:35 am

If you were a certain sort of entertainer, yes. But Sir Elton doesn't have cunning greed as part of his image. That would be as damaging to him as playing for Trump would be.
The pies and sausage rolls are good in Australia - Iolar

Post Reply