Fact: Oscar nominees Ruth Negga and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the stars showing their support for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Constitution (ACLU) at the Oscars by wearing special blue ribbons. The small accessory was also worn by model Karlie Kloss, whose boyfriend Josh Kushner is the brother of White House adviser Jared Kushner. Jared is married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing a number of legal challenges brought by ACLU representatives over his controversial policies, particularly regarding immigration.
Quote: "For a while, VH1 was airing American Bandstand a lot, and one day I Will Survive came on, and my parents played that song to death, so I changed the channel. My dad comes running in from the other room and says, 'Don’t you ever change the channel on that song! You were conceived to that song in 1979!'" Lin-Manuel Miranda on the awkward way he discovered the song that was playing as he was conceived.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a guest appearance on Tuesday's (29Nov16) episode of U.S. comedy show Drunk History to act out Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's retelling of the life of American statesman Alexander Hamilton. The rocker portrayed a gossiping Founding Father on the show, which also featured Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Tony Hale.
Quote: "I didn't know if he could sing, so I went on YouTube to find any examples of The Rock singing and what I found was this supercut of when he was a bad guy wrestler. There was a while where he did a heel-turn and he would take out a guitar and taunt whatever town he was in... And I was like, 'OK, that's his vocal range...'" Actor/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda scoured YouTube for any evidence of DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON's musical skills as he prepared to pen songs for the action man's Polynesian demigod character Maui in Disney's upcoming animated film Moana.
Quote: "I'm gonna go back and see the show tonight, it's my show! So the fun for me is now I get to sort of sit out in the house and watch the show. I hear great things, I hear it's pretty good." Hamilton creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda has no plans to stay away from his hit Broadway show after taking his final bow in the title role on Saturday (09Jul16).