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The actress will star alongside other A-listers channeling the beloved Eastland students in the third installment ofand Live in Front of a Studio Audience. The special event airing Dec. 7 on ABC will feature reenactments of episodes from the popular 1980s sitcom, The Facts of Life.
Joining the previously announced Ann Dowd (as Mrs. Garrett) will be Aniston (Blair),(Tootie), (Jo) and Allison Tolman (Natalie).
"I cannot imagine a better group than Jennifer Aniston, Allison Tolman, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Ann Dowd, and I can't wait to do their hair," executive producer Kimmel said when announcing the cast on Monday, Nov. 29, during Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Barbados to become a republic, replacing British queen
Barbados is about to cut ties with the British monarchy, but the legacy of a sometimes brutal colonial past and the pandemic's impact on tourism pose major challenges for the Caribbean island as it becomes the world's newest republic. In October, Barbados elected Mason to become its first president, one year after Prime Minister Mia Mottley declared that the country would "fully" leave its colonial past.Famed for its beaches and love of cricket, Barbados will this week replace its head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, with her current representative, Governor General Sandra Mason.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience will also feature reenactments of Diff'rent Strokes—the show where viewers first met Mrs. Garrett—with cast members Dowd, John Lithgow,and Damon Wayans.
Even more celebs are powering the event behind the scenes: Producers include Brent Miller,, , Jim Burrows, and even . Talk about a circle of trust.
The Facts of Life, which aired for nine seasons, was an original spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes that told the story of a woman who left her Park Avenue housekeeping position to become the housemother of a dormitory at a private all-girls school.
The first Live in Front of a Studio Audience showcased All in the Family and The Jeffersons in 2019, followed by a second edition with All in the Family, as well as Good Times the same year.
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Rihanna Named National Hero by Barbados: 'May You Continue to Shine Like a Diamond' .
Rihanna was honored by her home country during a ceremony to mark the Barbados splitting from the UK to become a republic The Fenty founder, 33, was named a National Hero by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley in a ceremony marking the country's split from the United Kingdom to become its own republic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a video of the ceremony shared by The Guardian, Rihanna walked up to Mottley to accept her new title, wearing an orange silk dress from Bottega Veneta, strappy heels and a black face mask. The event took place in Rihanna's hometown, Bridgetown.