Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been chosen as Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday morning that Satchel and Jackson Lee will assume the ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards in February.
Satchel and Jackson are the first siblings of color to hold the position. Jackson is the first Black male ambassador.
“We’re proud to carry our father’s legacy of storytelling to bring attention to communities close to our hearts,” said Satchel Lee, a former creative director of DRØME, an arts and culture magazine showcasing the stories of those typically excluded from the art and media worlds.
Satchel chose to partner with Callen-Lorde, an organization that helps with LGBTQIA+ communities in New York City. Jackson is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the volunteer-supported mentoring network.
A Golden Globe ambassador is traditionally the child of a celebrity who assists with award presentations, handing out trophies to winners and escorting them off stage.
This year’s Golden Globes ceremony is set to be held Feb. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Chuck Norris’ manager says the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star was not present at last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A photo of a man resembling Norris apparently with a member of the mob began trending online. “This is not Chuck Norris,” his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
“Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family,” Kritzer said. He acknowledged that the man photographed looked somewhat like Norris but said, “Chuck is much more handsome.”
“Walker, Texas Ranger,” in which Norris played karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker, ran on CBS from 1993 to 2001. In 2016, Norris announced his support for President Trump.
Simon Rattle is set to leave his job as musical director at the London Symphony Orchestra to lead the Munich-based Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the two organizations said Monday.
Rattle, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, will become the German orchestra’s chief conductor in 2023. He will retain a role with the British orchestra as conductor emeritus, the LSO said.
The German company said Rattle, 65, has signed an initial five-year contract to lead the orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus.
Rattle said he was “thrilled” to accept the post and honored to succeed conductor Mariss Jansons, who died in 2019.
The U.K.-born Rattle took up the job in London in 2017 after 15 years as head of the Berlin Philharmonic. He said when the appointment was announced in 2015 that it would be his last major job in music.
News of his departure was lamented by many in the British arts community, who worry that the country will lose cultural clout because of its departure from the European Union.