Rita Wilson

Biden celebrates Greek Independence Day at the White House

President Joe Biden - surrounded by Greek-American politicians and community leaders - marked Greek Independence Day at the White House on Wednesday.

One of the featured guests included the actress Rita Wilson, who is of Greek descent and performed four songs at the reception in the East Room.

Oscar-winning deaf actor Marlee Matlin becomes Academy governor

Oscar-winning deaf actor Marlee Matlin, who appeared in this year's Best Picture winner "CODA," has been elected to the Academy's board of governors, the organization said on June 23.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that awards the annual Oscars, said Matlin was part of a new slate of governors who will take office for the 2022-23 season.