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Raleigh-native Ariana DeBose makes local Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Every year, WakeEd Partnership and the Wake County School System honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the community. Inductees into the WCPSS Hall of Fame are described as “outstanding educators, alumni and community leaders who through their lives have either deeply impacted WCPSS or, as an alumnus, dramatically added to the quality of life in our city, state or nation.”
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Ariana DeBose opens up about liking girls when she was 11 years old

Ariana DeBose has shared that she first realised she liked girls when she was 11 years old.The West Side Story star, who appears on the August cover of British Vogue alongside 12 other LGBT+ stars, said she opened up about her feelings to her mother on the way home from a dance class.DeBose, 31, told the magazine: “When I was 11, I was riding in the car with my mother home from a dance workshop.“And I said, ‘Mom, you know, people are just really beautiful. Look at all those beautiful dancers, I think I could like a girl, I think...
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Ariana DeBose says she ‘didn’t realise she was coming out’ when it happened

Ariana DeBose has opened up about her coming out experience and her LGBT+ identity.When asked about her experience of telling others about her sexuality, the Oscar-winning actor has revealed that she “didn’t realise” she was coming out.“My coming out story… I didn’t realise I was coming out,” she told British Vogue. “I was just living my life. I was in New York City, I was dating a woman. And I realised my grandparents didn’t know that I like all different types of humans.”The West Side Story actor admitted that at this point in her life, she “hadn’t really chosen a...
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Ariana DeBose Talks Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Click here to read the full article. Ariana DeBose appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Thursday night to promote the fourth season of HBO’s “Westworld.” But it was her remarks on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade that stood out the most to viewers. The Oscar-winning actress took a moment during her segment on the late-night show to express her disappointment at the Supreme Court overturning the almost 50-year-old ruling, which eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. She spoke about ways to take action against the ruling and what the ruling’s implications have on the LGBTQ community.More...
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Billie Eilish, Ariana DeBose, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi Among 397 Invitees to Join The Academy

While it feels like movie fans everywhere are still recovering from last awards season, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is quickly preparing for 2023 with newly announced invites for some of Hollywood’s hottest stars. The list of 397 artists is made up of 44% women, 37% belonging to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% are from 53 countries and territories outside the United States. If all the candidates accept then it would bring The Academy to 34% women, 19% non-white, and 23% non-American.
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Academy invites Caitríona Balfe, Ariana DeBose, Billie Eilish, many more to join Oscars voting membership

A new royal court of famous faces could soon join the Oscars voting ranks. The Academy announced Tuesday the list of 397 Hollywood and international film community professionals invited to join AMPAS' 2022 class, including Outlander and Belfast star Caitríona Balfe, reigning Best Supporting Actress winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), and superstar musician Billie Eilish, who won Best Original Song for her James Bond theme "No Time to Die" earlier this year.
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Ariana DeBose is a Terrible Roommate in ‘Westworld’

I love Ariana DeBose. I adored her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story and obsessed over her tap dancing routing in Schmigadoon! Ariana DeBose is categorically awesome. Her new Westworld character is not, though. DeBose plays Evan Rachel Wood’s party-loving roommate Maya. At first, Maya seems like the platonic ideal of a “cool roommate” for Wood’s Christina. She asks for advice on shoes and sets up dates for Christina. However, but the end of the Westworld Season 4 premiere, Maya had left a really bad taste in my mouth.
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Troy Kotsur, Billie Eilish and Ariana DeBose are invited to join Oscar's Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 397 film artists from 54 different countries. Among those who've been invited, 15 are Oscar winners including Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Troy Kotsur (CODA) and original song winners Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell (No Time To Die).
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