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Rita Moreno And Quentin Tarantino To Receive Honourary Afi Degrees


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The West Side Story star and the acclaimed filmmaker will be the 2016 recipients of honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees from the top film school for their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image".

Moreno and Tarantino will be presented with their degrees during the school's commencement ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on 15 June (16).

Previous recipients include actors Dame Angela Lansbury, Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, and Dame Helen Mirren, and directors Kathryn Bigelow and Spike Lee.

43rd Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room

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The 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Arrivals

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43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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Sonia Manzano and Rita Moreno
Sonia Manzano and Rita Moreno

Daytime Emmy Awards Arrivals 2016

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Rita Moreno And The Isley Brothers To Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees


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The entertainers will be honoured for their achievements in music at the commencement ceremony at Boston University on 7 May (16). West Side Story star Rita will also serve as the ceremony's speaker.

Brazilian singer/songwriter Milton Nascimento and CEO of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge will also be feted.

Past honourees have included Julio Iglesias, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Loretta Lynn, and David Bowie.

TV Land Icon Awards 2016

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Rita Moreno Joins One Day At A Time Remake


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The West Side Story star will play a grandmother on the show, which centres on a a recently separated, former military mum raising her teenage son and daughter with the help of her own mother and a friendly building manager.

Norman Lear, who developed the original series, will serve as an executive producer alongside series writers Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett.

The original show starred Bonnie Franklin as the mother raising two teenage daughters, played by MACkenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.

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Rita Moreno Attempted Suicide After Marlon Brando Love Split


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The veteran actress fell in love with the late movie legend after meeting him on the set of 1954's Desiree, and the couple began a tempestuous affair.

"Our sensual life was unbelievable," Moreno, the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honors medal earlier this month (Dec15), told Closer magazine. "We were obsessed with each other."

But when the relationship ended, the actress was left devastated and confesses she tried to end her life at her soon-to-be ex's home.

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Rita Moreno: 'Donald Trump Is A Walking Circus'


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The West Side Story star, who will be among those saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony later this year (15), was appalled when she heard Trump suggest many Mexican immigrants were "rapists" who brought drugs and crime into the U.S., and now the actress/singer, who was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, has joined Ricky Martin, Eva Longoria, Becky G and others to blast the property tycoon.

Moreno tells WENN, "This man is a walking circus and I think he's a walking shame as well. There's no way to describe someone like him. He's like a child. He's a brat.

"He's a vulgar, vulgar man. He's in a very, very common way. While I understand he is ahead in the polls right now, and he will be for a while, he doesn't represent all of the United States."

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George Lucas And Rita Moreno To Receive Kennedy Center Honors


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Rock band the Eagles and conductor Seiji Ozawa will also be honoured for their contributions to American culture at the 38th annual ceremony, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 6 December (15).

Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter says, "Each honouree and their career-spanning achievements exemplify a rare quality of artistic bravery.

"They have pushed the limits of their gifts as musicians, actors, and storytellers to inspire generations of Americans and those around the world."

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Rita Moreno Releasing First Spanish-language Album


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Rita Moreno, Una Vez Mas will feature 10 songs including a reworked Spanish version of Somewhere from hit stage and screen musical West Side Story, for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1962.

Moreno and Estefan have been working on the project for over a year, and the album will hit stores in November (15).

She says, "This began when I met up with Emilio at an artists' event and I went to say hello because I didn't know him and I wanted to meet him.

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Rita Moreno Leads Puerto Rican Day Parade


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The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner kicked off the 58th annual event by cutting the ribbon and she then led around 20,000 marchers through the streets of the Big Apple.

Prior to cruising down the parade route in a classic car, Moreno told local news station WABC that she was looking forward to the 2015 event since she has never been able to attend before due to scheduling issues.

She said, "The few times I was invited to be a part of it, not the grand marshal, but a part of it, I was working, so I have seen it on film, so that's why I'm so excited... It's going to be amazing!"

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Rita Moreno: 'I'm Not A Fan Of David Letterman'


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Oscar winner Rita Moreno vowed never to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman years ago because she feared the top-rated U.S. late night chat show host was uncomfortable around women like her.

The West Side Story star, who was a regular on The Tonight Show when beloved Tv great Johnny Carson was host, admits she is not a fan of Letterman and hates watching his show when he is interviewing women.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "I would never go on with what's his name (Letterman)... because I think he's very uncomfortable with women. I don't think, I know. I can see it. You have to behave in a certain way with him... in order to get him to react in some way, so that would make me really nervous; it's a huge burden."

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Rita Moreno Getting Animated For New Children's Series


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Veteran actress Rita Moreno is getting animated to star in a new children's Tv show.

The Oscar-winning West Side Story star will lend her voice to Nina's World as grandmother Abuelita, who helps to guide her granddaughter, the titular character, through childhood and teach her about her Hispanic culture.

Acting newcomer Isabella Farrier will play young Nina, while Michele Lepe will voice her mother.

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