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Meryl Streep Guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes

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Meryl Streep Guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes, (Photo by Patience Eding / Another Concept Magazine / FNN News Network / Florida National News)

Meryl Streep will be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes which will take place on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière on Tuesday, May 14. A celebrated figure in American cinema, the American actress will kick-off the upcoming edition which will draw to a close on Saturday, May 25th with the awards’ list given by the President of the Jury, Greta Gerwig.

After Jeanne Moreau, Marco Bellocchio, Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jane Fonda, Agnès Varda, Forest Whitaker or Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep will receive the Festival’s Honorary Palme d’or. 35 years after winning the Best Actress award for Evil Angels, her only appearance in Cannes to date, Meryl Streep will be making her long-awaited return to the Croisette.

Meryl Streep Guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the 77th Festival de Cannes, (Photo by Patience Eding /Another Concept Magazine / FNN News Network / Florida National News)

“I am immeasurably honored to receive the news of this prestigious award. To win a prize at Cannes, for the international community of artists, has always represented the highest achievement in the art of filmmaking. To stand in the shadow of those who have previously been honored is humbling and thrilling in equal part. I so look forward to coming to France to thank everyone in person this May!” Meryl Streep stated.

“We all have something in us of Meryl Streep!” Iris Knobloch and Thierry Frémaux said. “We all have something in us of Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County, The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia! Because she has spanned almost 50 years of cinema and embodied countless masterpieces, Meryl Streep is part of our collective imagination, our shared love of cinema.”

After her drama studies and initial success on New York City stages, Meryl Streep’s career took off on the big screen in 1978 with The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro. In Michael Cimino’s film, Meryl Streep wrote all her lines to give her character nuance and depth. This marked both her first Oscar nomination — now reaching a record 21 — and her demand to play strong, ambivalent women. For example, when she starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer, she refused to let the film revolve around the male lead and rewrote a crucial monologue. She went on to win her first Oscar, and quickly gained recognition from the audiences and the industry alike.

Meryl Streep uses her intuition and hard work to reinvent herself with every appearance. Even on the scale of a film: in Karel Reisz’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman, she played two roles. In Alan J. Pakula’s Sophie’s Choice, her acting addresses a mother’s inconceivable moral dilemma. For this character, she studied German and Polish to take on the accent — impeccable according to Andrzej Wajda — and won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Sydney Pollack’s unforgettable historical, romantic epic Out of Africa (1985) marked a new turning point, in which she and Robert Redford formed one of cinema’s most legendary couples. Far from confining herself to the register of passionate love, Meryl Streep also ventured into darker characters. In Fred Schepisi’s 1988 Evil Angels (A Cry In The Dark), she played a mother accused of infanticide. Her performance earned her the Best Actress Award at the 1989 Festival de Cannes.

In the 1990s, she tried her hand at gritty comedy: she challenged female stereotypes in Mike Nichols’ Postcards from the Edge and Robert Zemeckis’ Death Becomes Her. In The Bridges of Madison County, she captured the screen alongside Clint Eastwood in a love story as impossible as it is timeless, that went down in cinema history.

Throughout her career, Meryl Streep has never shied away from publicly denouncing the precarious position of women in the film industry. Aware of the issues surrounding the representation of women in Hollywood movies, and keen to embody all their facets in all their complexity and fragility, Meryl Streep plays a wide variety of roles and genres. After Stephen Daldry’s The Hours and Robert Altman’s The Last Show, it was in two roles as funny as unexpected that she once again made her mark: as the cantankerous editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine in The Devil Wears Prada and Donna, a hippie who marries off her daughter in the musical Mamma Mia! She went on to star in biopics (The Iron Lady, Florence Foster Jenkins, Julie & Julia), political satyres (Lions for Lambs, Pentagon Papers, Don’t Look Up) and family films such as Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, who serves as President of the Jury at this year’s Festival de Cannes.

Two women, two generations, two aspirations, and the same passion for the Seventh Art, brought together on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière.

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Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds Ridgedale, Missouri

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(May 23, 2024) – Today, The Rolling Stones have announced they will be extending the STONES TOUR ’24 HACKNEY DIAMONDS with an additional stop in Ridgedale, Missouri on July 21 at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 31, 2024, at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing information, please visit www.rollingstones.com.
Mick, Keith and Ronnie kicked off their wildly anticipated tour in Houston, Texas, last month and have brought their legendary show to cities across the United States, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, treating fans to their iconic hits and new music from their critically acclaimed new album HACKNEY DIAMONDS. The STONES TOUR ‘24 HACKNEY DIAMONDS will make stops in 12 more cities across the U.S. and Canada with stops in East Rutherford, Foxboro, Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Chicago, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Santa Clara with a final stop in Ridgedale. Full tour routing is below.
Hackney Diamonds is their first studio set of new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Since then, the Stones have continued to smash box office records on a series of global sell-out tours and released 2016’s GRAMMY® Award winning Blue & Lonesome, which featured their brilliant versions of many of the blues tracks that helped shape their sound and topped album charts around the world. In 2022, they thrilled European audiences totaling nearly a quarter of a million on the anniversary Sixty tour. The Rolling Stones have sold over 250 million albums worldwide.
Thunder Ridge Nature Arena — a decade in planning, development and construction with the ambition to create America’s most beautiful outdoor amphitheater — is scheduled to open this May as a one-of-a-kind immersive outdoor “musical postcard from Mother Nature.” Located in Ridgedale, Missouri, just a few miles from Branson, Thunder Ridge Nature Arena is described by its creator and visionary — noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris as a “gift of the Ozarks to the world.” It is the only venue on Earth completely dedicated to conservation.
AEG Presents’ Concerts West is the promoter of the Stones Tour ’24 Hackney Diamonds. For tickets and information, head to www.rollingstones.com.
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National Mango Board Continues Momentum into Peak Season with Disney Collaboration and ‘Taste the Joy of Mangos’ Sweepstakes*

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ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2024 — Get ready to make some joyful memories with mangos this summer. In celebration of Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, the National Mango Board and Disney have teamed up for an epic sweepstakes, offering fans the chance to win tickets to the premiere of the highly anticipated film, only in theaters June 14. The sweepstakes launches May 20 and will run through May 31.
As part of the sweepstakes, the National Mango Board and Disney will give fans a chance to win a Grand Prize of two tickets to the World Premiere, which will take place in Hollywood, California. The winner will also be granted a two-night stay and coach air travel for two. Adding to the excitement, the National Mango Board is delighted to be a World Premiere Sponsor.

“We are thrilled with our collaboration celebrating Disney and Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out 2,” said Dan Spellman, Director of Marketing for the National Mango Board. “We’re excited to bring the JOY of mangos to shoppers this summer.”
Consumers can enter the sweepstakes by visiting Mango.org/inside-out and registering before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 31. No purchase is necessary to enter this sweepstakes; all that’s needed is a name and an email address. The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a random drawing in early June.
Additional components of the collaboration include point of sale displays in participating retail locations, social media content and an interactive landing page where site visitors can enjoy the movie trailer and explore mango recipes that are always fan favorites.
The collaboration launches as mangos enter peak season in-store. Packed with vitamins and fiber, mangos are a delicious and nutritious treat. To learn more about the National Mango Board, visit Mango.org.
About National Mango Board:
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported fresh mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One serving, or ¾ cup of the superfruit mango contains 70 calories, 50 percent of daily value of vitamin C, 15 percent of daily value of folate, 15 percent of daily value of copper, eight percent daily value of vitamin A, eight percent daily value of vitamin B6, seven percent of daily value of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at Mango.org.
About Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2:
Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as Headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety, Envy, Ennui and Embarrassment show up. The voice cast includes Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Kensington Tallman, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Ayo Edebiri, Lilimar, Grace Lu, Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paul Walter Hauser and Yvette Nicole Brown. “Inside Out 2” is directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen and executive produced by Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera and Dan Scanlon. The film features a screenplay by Meg LeFauve and Dave Holstein and story by Mann and LeFauve. With music by Andrea Datzman, the all-new feature film releases only in theaters June 14, 2024.

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Angela Omoike final walk as Mrs Florida American 2023

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Angela Omoika takes final walk as Mrs. Florida American 2023 during the 2024 Mrs. Florida America Pageants Sunday night, May 19 at the Westgate Lakes Resort in Orlando.

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