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Corinne Foxx, Daughter of Jamie Foxx, Named Miss Golden Globe 2016

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Corinne Foxx and Jamie Foxx (ROB LATOUR/REX SHUTTERSTOCK)

Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 at a party Tuesday at Ysabel West Hollywood.

“Like her father, she leads a fine example of following her dreams and we can’t wait to see what she does next,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor,” said the younger Foxx. Jamie Foxx is a Golden Globe winner and two-time nominee. “I’m honored that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognized for some of his greatest accomplishments.” She is a senior at the University of Southern California and recently shot a campaign for The Icing.

Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the son or daughter of a Hollywood veteran, and assists during the ceremony. NBC will air the 73rd annual Golden Globes on January 10, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Previous Miss and Mister Golden Globe honorees include: Greer Grammer, daughter of Kelsey Grammer; Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick; Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher; Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan.

article by Janine Lew via Variety.com

Morgan Freeman honored with AFI Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman accepted the American Film Institute’s 39th Life Achievement Award on a Sony Studios sound stage in Culver City on Thursday night, basking in 3 1/2 hours of film clips and tributes from Clint EastwoodTim RobbinsForest WhitakerGarth BrooksBetty White and more.

“I’m proud to be an actor, although for this one night, you’ve made me feel like a star,” Freeman said.

The AFI celebration included clips of Freeman’s legendary films and early performances interspersed with recorded segments of Freeman and other actors and filmmakers reflecting on his career. And yes, his singing and dancing on public TV’s ’70s kids show “The Electric Company” was included.

Freeman blew Robbins a kiss when “The Shawshank Redemption” star said, “It was an honor being locked up with you, Morgan.”

Also on hand at the star-studded event, to name a few (and only a few): Helen MirrenSamuel L. Jackson,Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding Jr.Cary ElwesDjimon HonsouKimora Lee Simmons and film critic Leonard Maltin.

“This is easy to take but hard to believe. Where I come from in Mississippi, they call this walking in high cotton,” he said. “For me, heaven has always been about acting in the movies.”

by Christie D’Zurilla via latimes.com