Президент США Дональд Трамп провел процедуру помилования индейки по кличке «Корн» (Кукуруза) накануне Дня благодарения, который пройдет 26 ноября. Об этом пишет «Интерфакс».
«Корн, я дарую тебе полное помилование», — сказал Трамп.
Индеек «Корн» (Кукуруза) и «Коб» (Початок) для церемонии привезли из штата Айова. В прошлом году в церемонии участвовали птицы «Брэд» (Хлеб) и «Баттер» (Масло)
По традиции, президенту привозят двух птиц — главную праздничную индейку и ее «дублера», которых он «помилует». Первым из президентов символическую церемонию «помилования» индеек провел в 1863 году Авраам Линкольн.
НОВОСТИ ПО ТЕМЕ:
— Названы имена индеек, которых Трамп «помилует» в День благодарения
— Байден отменил семейный ужин на День благодарения
Hulu is likely hoping it will a contender this upcoming awards season with its acquisition of Lee Daniels' new Billie Holiday biopic.
The streaming service is finalizing a deal for the domestic distribution rights to The United States vs. Billie Holiday starring Andra Day, Variety reported last week.
Paramount Pictures had moved to acquire the film back in May but it's thought the studio never closed the deal as the pandemic raged on and forced cinemas to shutter.
By going to Hulu, it's likely that the movie will be able to premiere early next year in time to qualify for the 2021 Academy Awards.
She plays the jazz and blues great at the time when she was targeted in an undercover sting by the Federal Department of Narcotics.
In May, 1947, Holiday was arrested for possession of narcotics and after pleading guilty, spent almost a year in federal prison.
The prosecution derailed her career, but following her release from prison she staged a comeback.
However, Holiday continued to struggle with alcohol and drug addiction as well as legal issues, and she passed away in 1959 at the age of 44.
Her life was also the subject of the 1972 biopic Lady Sings The Blues starring Diana Ross as the jazz great. The film earned five Academy Award nominations including best actress for Ross.
Daniels, 61, has a track record when it comes to Oscar; his 2009 film Precious was nominated for best picture and he was nominated for best director, and he produced 2001's Monster's Ball which won Halle Berry a best actress award.
Speaking to Essence in November, Daniels, who also created the hit Fox TV series Empire, described Holiday as 'a human being with problems.'
He explained: 'Though she was an addict, she didn’t always want to be..... I think that she was a bad*** and needs to be honored.'
She has made a name for herself as one of Hollywood's funniest women.
And Rebel Wilson is giving back to the comedy community by opening a scholarship program in her name at the Australian Theatre for Young People.
The Bridesmaids actress, 40, announced the news via Instagram on Thursday.
Applications for the 2021 Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission are open now.
The Pitch Perfect star said: 'I'm so proud of all the winners of this scholarship - they're spectacularly talented and I'm so happy I can give back in this small way.
'Expressing yourself and expressing positive messages through the creative arts is so important.'
Rebel's first role was on Australian TV series Fat Pizza in 2003.
In 2011, she got her big break in Hollywood in Bridesmaids alongside the likes of Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).
She gained worldwide recognition in the 2012 sleeper hit Pitch Perfect, in which she played Tasmanian exchange student 'Fat Amy' Hobart.
Rebel went on to star in two more Pitch Perfect films. Her other credits include Isn't It Romantic, The Hustle and Jojo Rabbit.
She took a step back from Hollywood this year to focus on her health, losing about 30kg with the help of personal trainer Jono Castano.
In an interview with People, Rebel revealed she switched to a high-protein diet, which she said was 'challenging' because she wasn't a big meat eater before.
Mariah Carey is bringing some holiday magic as 2020 comes to a close.
The trailer for her upcoming Christmas production, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special, dropped on Friday and promises to be the festive bonanza everyone needs after a difficult year.
The special will be exclusive to Apple TV+ subscribers and is set to premiere on December 4, with Sony Pictures Television handling TV syndication of the feature.
The trailer begins with Tiffany Haddish opening up a book as she narrates the story.
The clip gives a nod to coronavirus, with a snowman wearing a face mask showing up next to a closed sign.
Haddish then notes that 'Santa decided the season couldn't be merry without the one and only Mariah Carey!'
The Fantasy singer adds: 'This season, we could all use a little magic' before dropping a curtain and revealing a snowy village landscape full of dancers, twirlers, and candy canes as her 1994 standard All I Want for Christmas Is You begins to play.
A number of the singer's costars are then seen for their various segments, including Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, who, alongside with Carey, will perform the song Oh Santa!
The trio's rendition of the 2010 track is set to be the leading single from the production and will be released on the same date as the special.
Billy Eichner and Snoop Dogg are both spotted at other points in the trailer, with the Parks and Recreation star portraying an elf and the rapper playing Santa Claus.
Also set to appear in the special are ballerina Misty Copeland, Carey's former producer Jermaine Dupri, and the Peanuts Gang.
The special is set to be directed by longtime Super Bowl halftime show director Hamish Hamilton alongside Moonrise Kingdom co-writer Roman Coppola.
The soundtrack will be released exclusively through Apple Music on the same date as the special's release, and will receive a wide release on December 11.
In addition to the new version of Carey's 2010 single, a rendition of Leroy Anderson's 1948 piece Sleigh Ride, which was previously covered by Gwen Stefani, will feature on the soundtrack to the special.
The updated song will also feature Snoop and Dupri backing the Emotions singer.