The ceremony will take place on what would have been her 100th birthday.
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• The United States Postal Service is set to honor Civil Rights legend Rosa Parks with a commemorative stamp on what would have been her 100th birthday—February 4. The ceremony will be held at the Henry Ford Museum, where the Rosa Parks bus is on display. That day has been dubbed The National Day of Courage. Speakers for the event include NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and U.S. Rep. John Conyers. [USA Today]
• Lee Daniels isn't too pleased with the PG-13 rating his new film, The Butler, received. He said, "I can't go into my bag of tricks on this one: no urination, no baby falling down the stairs, no cursing at all. We only have one 'f*ck,' which Lyndon Johnson gets. I felt like I directed the film in handcuffs and a muzzle." The movie stars Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Terrence Howard and more. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson thinks it's time for the popular TV show to end. She said the long running series "should allow itself to go out on top… and gracefully. Everything has it's time." However, she did say she's proud to have come from the show. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• In between her Scandal shooting schedule and red carpet photo ops, Kerry Washington stopped by Savoy Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C. recently to talk about the arts. It's part of her duties of being on the president's administration on the Committee of the Arts and Humanities. "I'm really very honored to serve in this administration," said Washington. "The Turnaround Arts program is one of the programs that I am most proud to be associated with and to be of service in." [Grio]