Every Celeb Cameo in John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's 'Legendary Christmas' Special
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's star-studded NBC holiday special kicked off with a '90s sitcom-esque opening sequence featuring their adorable children, Luna and Miles — and things just got better from there. The couple treated us to some old-school variety show shenanigans, a competitive mac-and-cheese-off, and several scenes showcasing Luna, a star on the rise. They also gave us the added gift of cameos from several comedians, singers, dancers, and Kardashians. Click through to see every star who dropped in on the Legend house to spread a little holiday cheer. (Photos via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Kris Jenner: The self-proclaimed "fairy god-momager" of the party was the first one to bust through the house. She came armed with party favors: branded “Khrissy” headbands to add to Teigen's extensive collection, as well as a contract for Teigen to sign, which legally made Jenner her mother and headband-business partner. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Stevie Wonder: Joking that he drove himself to the house, Legend's mentor Stevie Wonder was the second guest to roll through. And of course, he brought his harmonica, just in time to play along with Legend's rendition of "What Christmas Means to Me." (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Retta and Derek Hough: The comedian and the DWTS star joined forces to present their audition to perform on Legend's upcoming tour. Retta sang operatically while Hough pirouetted and leapt through Legend and Teigen's living room. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Kenan Thompson: Luna intercepted a FaceTime from the SNL star, who called in from NYC. He tried to get an idea of the dip spread he was missing out on, but Luna hung up on him without a response — she definitely has Teigen's sass. (Photo via Theo Wargo/Getty Images for BYUB)
Awkwafina: In one of the most comical kitchen scenes of the night, Awkwafina, inspired by Teigen's recipes, brought Pad Thai Carbonara in Teigen's Target collection bowl. As she does, the rapper and comedian put her own spin on the dish and used a PSL, ranch dressing, and river clams to season the dish, which Legend was forced to taste test. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Zach Galifianakis: The Hangover actor came dressed as Santa, but then proceeded to question why party guests were sitting on his lap and sharing their wish lists with him. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Ben Schwartz: Decked out in a monogrammed "J.L." robe and silky jammies, the comedian and Parks and Rec actor made it clear that he was wearing Legend's future Christmas gift, which led Teigen to accuse him of opening all the presents under their tree. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Sam Richardson: The Veep star appeared briefly behind the bar, where he epically failed at making any drinks or doing cool bartender tricks. He joked with Teigen about making the party a "two-for-one" cash bar, but we didn't see him again after that. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Esperanza Spalding: The Grammy winner's jazzy voice blended perfectly with Legend's in the retro-chic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" music video, which debuted during the special. Legend's dapper suspenders were a hit too, and Twitter couldn’t stop buzzing about Spalding's cool pants. (Photo via Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Caring Across Generations)
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Kelly Clarkson: Teigen had a dream that she was auditioning for The Voice, being judged by Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, and Legend. Since singing isn't necessarily her strong suit, she commanded Shelton and Levine's attention by smack-talking them. Clarkson turned around with a little sweet talk instead. Teigen also blessed us with the legendary, chair-turning line of "John, I make more money than you now." (Photo via Tyler Golden/NBC)
Kim Kardashian West: Kim K didn't say much during her brief appearance, but she did manage to fake sick to dodge some of her fellow guests, who attempted to snap selfies and videos with her. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
The Fab Five: Beloved Queer Eye reboot stars Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness FaceTimed Teigen to check in on the party hosting, and Luna answered once again. JVN complimented her on how stunning she looked, but Luna was unimpressed. She might be the first person ever to hang up on the Fab Five. (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Neal Brennan: The comedian decided to forgo being vegan for the night in order to judge the "Smacdown" mac-and-cheese competition between Teigen and Legend, which he proclaimed a tie. The scene then cut to a focus group to decide the final winner, where Teigen plated her dish perfectly in ramekins, upstaging her husband's, which was served in paper cups. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
Yassir Lester: The comedian, whom Teigen has called the "funniest person [she follows] on Twitter," tried to pitch a business idea to Kim Kardashian: "makeup, but for dudes," including man-scara and a lip liner for men. (Photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
What was your favorite celeb moment in the variety show? And more importantly, how much are you craving mac and cheese after watching? Tweet us @BritandCo.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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