People: More celebs join Michelle Obama's voter drive

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More celebs join Michelle Obama's voter drive

Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote.

The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington have signed on as co-chairs of the national organization When We All Vote .

Obama is already a co-chair, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Faith Hill, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, and basketball star Chris Paul.

When We Vote bills itself as a nonpartisan group dedicated to increasing voter participation. The announcement Thursday marks a year until the date of the 2020 elections, which includes the presidential race.

The organization was founded in 2018.

Hanks said "registering new voters is an act of hope and taking part in the American idea." He added that voting guarantees the blessings of "liberty for the grandkids."

Tribute to late singer David Cassidy planned

Two years after the death of former teen idol David Cassidy, the new owners of his Fort Lauderdale home plan to post a plaque honoring him.

Thomas L. White, who co-own the home known as Casa de Mayan, says the tribute is meant to recognize Cassidy's achievements as a singer, actor and horse racing enthusiast.

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White tells the South Florida SunSentinel he knows Cassidy still has millions of fans because he hears from them all the time.

The plaque will be unveiled Nov. 21, the anniversary of Cassidy's death from liver and kidney failure. It will be placed on the exterior wall and open to public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

Cassidy rose to fame as the star of "The Partridge Family" in the 1970s.

Catherine Deneuve hospitalized with stroke

French actress Catherine Deneuve has had a mild stroke while filming her latest movie, the screen star's family said Wednesday.

The 76-year-old Deneuve suffered a "very limited and therefore reversible" stroke, according to a family statement sent to The Associated Press by the media representative for Artmedia, the agency that represents Deneuve. It said no further statements were planned.

"Fortunately, she has no motor deficits (but) must, of course, take some time to rest."

Deneuve was hospitalized in Paris, but the family didn't disclose the name of the facility. No details were given on when she had the stroke, but French media reported that it happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Deneuve has been filming "De son vivant" (In One's Lifetime), the story of a mother who loses her son to cancer. It was the third film by Emmanuelle Bercot, the director, starring Deneuve.

Today's birthdays: Singer Bonnie Raitt is 70. Former "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart is 69. Actress Alfre Woodard is 67. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 58. TV chef Gordon Ramsay is 53. Actress Tara Reid ("Sharknado," ''American Pie") is 44. Actress Dania Ramirez ("Devious Maids," ''Entourage") is 40. TV personality Jack Osbourne ("The Osbournes") is 34. Singer-actor Riker Lynch ("Glee") is 28. Actor Van Crosby ("Splitting Up Together") is 17.

— The Associated Press


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