Ellen DeGeneres is the sixth-most-followed person on the planet, her talk show has earned 59 Daytime Emmy Awards, and she was recently rewarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama. At the ceremony the President stated, "Ellen has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place." Read more... Show More Summary
Comedy legend Carol Burnett, winner of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, a Grammy, a Tony nomination, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, hasn’t retired from comedy just yet. At 84, she starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC that almost got picked up, being held for potential redevelopment. […]
As the first person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong is a legend. When he passed away in 2012, the world lost an American hero, scientist, and entrepreneur who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Space Medal of Honor and Congressional Gold Medal, among other awards. Show More Summary
The award was given on July 11, 1977
The NBA and Turner today announced Bill Russell – a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics – will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, airing Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Ellen DeGeneres has received a Presidential Medal of Freedom and hosted the Oscars, all while reigning over daytime TV as host of Ellen, but the one thing she hasn’t done since launching Ellen in 2003 was record and release a new stand-up special. That’s changing now. Netflix announced they’d lured DeGeneres into joining every other […]
Last November, when then-President Barack Obama was preparing to award Ellen DeGeneres the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation’s highest civilian honor -- he reminded those attending the White House event why Ellen was such a...Show More Summary
After John Glenn's death, take a look back at his life in photos, from orbiting Earth to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Van Jones, CNN host and former member of the Obama Administration, has a solution for Susan Rice. The woman responsible for the “unmasking” Trump transition officials, should be given the President Medal of Freedom, Jones told the audience of his show, The Messy Truth on Wednesday. Show More Summary
David Letterman says if he still hosted TheLate Show all he would talk about is President Donald Trump until "people would have to come and take me off the stage." See photos of Donald Trump before being president: Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Ever wish you could design like Frank? The starchitect’s starchitect Frank Gehry is still a busy man at 87 years young. When he’s not debuting major cultural institutions or winning a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the L.A.-based Pritzker winner is tapping into what’s hip and now, e.g. Show More Summary
Back what seems like years ago, when former President of the United States Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he invited the Vice President to step up to the podium and give an off-the-cuff acceptance speech. Show More Summary
The computer pioneer and naval officer posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
Desmond Doss, the late World War II hero brought to life in the Oscar-nominated film Hacksaw Ridge, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom for saving 75 soldiers—even though he... The post ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Hero Receives Posthumous PETA Award for Being Lifelong Vegetarian appeared first on PETA.
It will be a celebration of Showtime, past and present. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be honored at halftime of UCLA’s game against Arizona on Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion for recently receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The Bruins legend will address...
UCLA graduate and icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be honored this Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Bruins' home basketball game against Arizona after receiving the nation's highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Joe Biden is leaving office, and with him go the Biden memes. The internet, predictably, is already mourning. Even President Obama acknowledged the end of an era as he presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week....Show More Summary
A few months ago, Barack Obama awarded Bruce Springsteen with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. And last week, two days after Obama delivered his farewell address, Springsteen returned to the White House to play a private farewell concert for Obama and his staff. He played a 15-song acoustic solo set, joined only by Patti Scialfa…
UCLA announced on Wednesday that they will honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during Saturday’s game against Arizona in Pauley Pavilion. Jabbar was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama this past November, the highest honor that a civilian can receive. He was presented with the medal not only due to his ability on the floor, […]
President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in November