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CHIP & JOANNA GAINES
The HGTV stars are experiencing a wave of popularity like no others. “Sometimes I wonder, ‘Why us,’ ” says Chip. “What was it that we did that was interesting and unique. The fact that people watch our show, buy our products and come to Waco to visit our store. It’s still sometimes a bit like a dream.”
THIS IS US
When girl power collides with box office power! The feel-good film earned more than $100 million its first weekend, a record for a movie directed by a female — Patty Jenkins. “I think Wonder Woman has thrived for 75 years because she is filled with greatness and strength but also love, beauty, kindness and truth,” says Jenkins. “She is purely good and deeply lovable.”
Cutest baby alive? We think so.
MELISSA MCCARTHY AS SEAN SPICER & ALEC BALDWIN AS DONALD TRUMP
Their impressions helped raise SNL’s ratings bigly. McCarthy credited the prosthetics for getting into character. “You mess with your ears, and it really changes the shape of your head,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. To inhabit Trump, Baldwin told Stephen Colbert, “left eyebrow up. Right eyebrow down. Shove your face like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car.”
COKE'S PATRIOTIC BOTTLES & CANS
For every patriotic or USO logo bottle sold on ShareaCoke.com, The Coca-Cola Company will donate $1 to the USO.
As much religion as grocery store.
Initially installed for one month facing the Wall Street Charging Bull statue, the bronze figure by Kristen Visbal has been granted a yearlong extension. There’s been push-back by the sculptor of the bull — and brief harassment from a peeing dog statue. Still, she persists.
THE GOLDEN GIRLS CAFÉ
ADIDAS STAN SMITHS
More than 40 million pairs sold since 1971.
SNAPCHAT VOICE CHANGER
If only it had existed for Kevin in Home Alone.
NEON MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS
CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND
Couple goals. So much so, we've covered their love story extensively.
This site will ship healthy groceries at wholesale prices; if you buy a year membership, another is given to a family in need.
It trolls politics brilliantly, though it couldn’t explain “covfefe.”
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Now open to transgender boys.
A place for your chair and your flag.
The philanthropist has mastered the art of giving back. "One of the things I love most about America is that we’re a nation of optimists," she says. "We’re always striving to invent a better future."
PINTEREST COOKING FAILS
When you want to feel better about yourself. (Psst: check out some of our favorites.)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Carter Wilkerson, 16, of Reno scored a year of Wendy’s chicken nuggets for the most retweeted tweet of all time.
APRIL THE GIRAFFE'S LIVE-STREAMED PREGNANCY
The webcam at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, registered more than 232 million live views. You can still check out April, her mate, Oliver, and their calf Tajiri at aprilthegiraffe.com.
Satisfying breakfast cravings 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, since 1955. Stars are in on the secret, too.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
The nonprofit institution has saved thousands of children, including Jimmy Kimmel’s baby Billy, born on April 21 with congenital heart disease. Kimmel used the platform of his late-night show to praise CHLA and to advocate for health care for all children, regardless of financial need or preexisting conditions.
A big serving of stress relief, complete with a kitty halftime show and bunny cheerleaders. It airs right before the Super Bowl.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
It's an Art Deco landmark in a city full of them, and lights up in honor of all sorts of holidays and celebrations every night.
MAUI’S HALEAKALĀ NATIONAL PARK SUNRISE
Prepare to arrive early — sunrise occurs between 3 and 7 a.m. — and shiver at an altitude of 10,023 ft. to see what Mark Twain called “the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed.”
The Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor puts life in perspective in his PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network docuseries: “A day is a day. I want more of those.”