The top celeb stories in 2016 Dayton couldn’t stop talking about

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The top celeb stories in 2016 Dayton couldn’t stop talking about

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More than 100 people, including this costumed fan, turned out for a fake Limp Bizkit concert at a Sunoco gas station in Dayton on Wednesday night, April 20, 2016. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

It has been a cray, cray, cray, crazy year in Dayton entertainment. 

Don’t believe me, though -- check out our list of stories that keep you talking and sometimes cracking up. 

Brace yourself: here are the most-read local celeb stories in reverse order: 

15 → NAKED DAYTONIAN 

Former Dayton Christian High School basketball standout David Dees got attention for what he wasn’t wear and the fact that he wasn’t wearing it on TV. 

Dees starred on VH1's "Dating Naked,” so there is that. 

Dayton native David Dees stars in the newest season of VH1's "Dating Naked." (Source: VH1

14 → SEATTLE’S BEST

Cow Down (you know,  the mooooving tale of the cow that blew down) was far from the only big story out of Young’s Jersey Dairy this year. 

People got all excited when Dr. Alex Karev left Seattle Grace Hospital and visited the iconic entertainment destination just outside of Yellow Springs. 

Clarification: Springfield native Justin Chambers of "Grey's Anatomy" fame stopped in Young’s restaurant in August. 

13 →  OUR FAMOUS NEW  NEIGHBORS?!?  

It’s kind of fitting that the real story we wrote about fake stories about celebrities moving to Dayton caught so many people’s attention. 

[Hint: those stories are fake.] 

Can you marathon five Tom Cruise films in one day? Can you do it without knowing in advance which movies they are? If so, the Drafthouse’s Cruise Control movie marathon (which comes on the heels of the theater’s back-to-back-to-back showings of Nicolas Cage films) is tailor-made for you. The Drafthouse is purposely keeping the flicks being shown a secret, but chances are good that you’ll have some kind of “Mission: Impossible” ahead of you. 1 p.m. Sunday. $35. The Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com/movies/cruise-control-the-tom-cruise-marathon/austin.

12 → ALICE COOPER’S BACK STROKE 

Folks in these parts were very, very excited about Alice Cooper show with the Hollywood Vampires, including the ever-handsome  Johnny Depp.

They were even more excited that Cooper, an avid golfer, stopped by Sycamore Creek Country Club.

No bats or birdies lost their heads. 

11 → TERRIFYING AUTHOR AT THE VICTORIA 

Partially anyone could have predicted that people would be excited to see Stephen King in Dayton, but jeez -- at times the level of excitement was frightening. 

King’s April stop at the Victoria sold out in 30 minutes. 

That ticked off many of those who were not among the 1,100 lucky enough to grab a seat. 

10  → BRADLEY, BRADLEY BRADLEY

When one of Hollywood’s hottest actors and his beautiful eyes comes to the town, it is not going to go unnoticed. 

Kettering photographer Ashley Jenkins became the envy of many red-blooded woman and men when she took a selfie with actor Bradley Cooper in Yellow Springs.

It was the second time Cooper was spotted in the village this year, but we’ll get to the first time in just a little bit. 

Kettering photographer Ashley Jenkins met actor Bradley Cooper after seeing him at Dino's in Yellow Springs Saturday. Photo: Ashley Jenkins.

9 → LEGENDARY HOMECOMING 

Springfield native John Legend is a big deal wherever he goes. That is particularly true when he comes home. 

Our readers were particularly excited about a story about the award-winning singer and songwriter visiting his childhood home in March.

Spent the day in Ohio visiting family and some of my old stomping grounds. @bumper3077 @popz_topz

A photo posted by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

That wasn’t his only visit to the region this year.

Legend was here to campaign for Hillary Clinton, and for the opening of the John Legend Theater at the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome.

8 → SALT, PEPA AND VANILLA 

The Fraze was funky fresh this summer, thanks to the Love The 90’s tour featuring Salt n Pepa with SpinderellaVanilla IceTone LocAll-4-One and Young MC. 

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7 → QUEEN BEY WHAT? 

All that Formation doesn’t come cheap, and neither do front row tickets to see  Beyoncé in concert

Daytonians were like “whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!” when you read that VIP Beyoncé tickets were selling for $3,600. 

Even Becky With the Good Hair was like, “Whaaaaaat?” 

A Facebook user broke down what she would have to have happen to justify buying a $3,600 ticket. 

Beyonce in an Associated Press photo.

6 → FOR THE LOVE OF TOM 

Tom Hanks earned the right to be called an honorary Daytonian for contribution to Wright State University and the newly named and renovated Tom Hanks Motion Pictures Center.

The AAA-list actor put icing on the cake when he gave Dayton and Wright State big old Raider shout-outs on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Talk show host Stephen Colbert give Dayton a shoutout from Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Video by Amelia Robinson and Anthony Shoemaker

5 → UP IN DA ARROW WINE 

50 Cent’s visit to Arrow Wine got everyone partying like it was their birthday. He visited in the Washington Park Plaza in support of Effen Vodka.

50 Cent also stopped by Jungle Jim's International Market Eastgate and at Celeberties, a Cincinnati club, while in the area.

However, he found himself in hot water before hitting the road.

Curtis "Fifty Cent" Jackson in Getty Image.

After backlash from the public caused Effen to be yanked from shelves, 50 Cent issued an apology. 

4→ LOVE FOR A REAL JACKASS

Daytonians are “Jackass” people. 

Yep, we like the MTV show. We also apparently LOVE Steve-O.

The story that the Jackass and “Wildboyz” comedian and stuntman shows at Dayton Funny Bone went crazy. 

Comedian Stephen Gilchrist Golver, better known as Steve-O, will perform for four nights from March 3 toMarch 6 at the Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant at the Greene in Beavercreek. Photo source: Facebook

3 →  DAVE AND HIS JOINT 

Now back to Bradley Cooper and his buddy Dave Chappelle. 

A plane full celebrities partied down with local folks at Chappelle's two-day Juke Joint, held at Yellow Springs' Whitehall Farms. 
>> MORE: EVERY LAST celebrity was in Yellow Springs for Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint 

They included rappers D-Nice, Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, CBS News' Gayle King,  Bradley Cooper himself, model/actress Naomi Campbell, comedian Donnell Rawlings and magician David Blaine.

It was  described as the BEST PARTY EVER by everyone we know lucky enough to get one of the 200 or so tickets up for grabs each night. 

2 → STAR DISTRICT 

The Oregon District was a beacon for celebrities in 2016. 

Months before Spingfield native and former co-star Justin Chambers hit up Young’s, former “Grey’s Anatomy" star T.R. Knight (who played George on the show) caused a stir when he was spotted at Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District.  

He was far from the only celeb to give the Oregon District a taste. 

Sheryl Crow stopped at Dublin Pub, and Mavis Staples and Lance Bass paid a visit to Wheat Penny. 

 

1 → LIMPLESS BIZKIT 

Limp Bizkit, Dayton police repond to Sunoco concert claims. Video by Amelia Robinson

The most popular celebrity story of all involved a band of celebrities that never actually came to Dayton (as far as you know, anyway). 

You’ve guessed it: the Limp Bizkit 4/20 Wayne Ave. Sunoco show hoax (or was it?) was the biggest celebrity story of 2016.

As the story grew and grew and the culprits/geniuses  behind it received national attention, there were jokes and jokes and jokes.

The owners of the Wayne Avenue Sunoco didn’t seem to be laughing, though. 

Mike Campbell/Staff

The prank got so big that Dayton police tweeted a warning that the concert wasn’t actually happening.  

Here is a photo of Limp Bizkit Photoshopped onto the Dayton Inspires mural in downtown Dayton's Oregon District. According to a Facebook event hoax, the band was allegedly to play a live 4/20 show at Sunoco on Wayne Ave., Dayton. Facebook
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