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‘Bruised’ arrives on Netflix; Halle Berry thanks cast and crew for trusting her

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Halle Berry took to her Instagram account on Wednesday, after the release of her directorial debut, Bruised and penned down a not of gratitude to her cast and crew. She also thanked her fans and followers for showering love on the film after its release. She also thanked Netflix for believing in her and for their support.

Halle Berry pens down a note of gratitude after the release of her directorial debut

The actor-turned-director thanked her team for their support and trust, as this for the first time he stepped behind the camera. Her note read, “Bruised is here. I’m beyond grateful to officially share my labour of love with the world today. I can’t say thank you enough to my entire cast and crew for trusting me along this journey. My heart is full of love and appreciation for all of you.”

Read Halle Berry’s note here

Halle Berry recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the film, and revealed some unknown facts about it. She mentioned that when she got the story of Bruised, Blake Lively had already been offered the role. She mentioned that although the part was written for a ‘very young, Irish-Catholic white girl’, she wanted to ‘reimagine’ it and star in the film herself. However, she was told that if Lively turned down the offer, she would be considered for the role. Berry revealed that she waited patiently; for six months until Lively passed on the offer.

She said, “When I got the story, another actress was attached to it. This was for Blake Lively. Because originally when I got the script, it was written for a very young, Irish-Catholic white girl. I said to my agent, ‘But I love this. I have to play this part. I mean, not like this. I have to reimagine it, but I’m gonna do this.’ And she said, ‘Well, it’s Blake’s right now, so if Blake, decides to give it away, pass it up, you’ll be the first person you come to. So I had to patiently wait for six months until Blake decided it’s not something she wanted to do.”

Image: Instagram/@halleberry

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Entertainment District Arc Release Date & What to Expect

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Demon Slayer rounded out its Mugen Train Arc on Nov. 28, bringing Tanjiro’s mission with the Flame Hashira to a bittersweet end. Although “Set Your Heart Ablaze” will no doubt have fans feeling emotional, the conclusion of this arc also gives them a reason to be excited. The anime will officially move into never-before-seen territory with its next episode, which will kick off Demon Slayer Season 2’s Entertainment District Arc. What can fans expect from this new chapter, and when will it begin?

When does ‘Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District Arc start?

Official poster art for the 'Demon Slayer' Season 2 Entertainment District Arc being adapted from the manga to the anime.

Official art for ‘Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District Arc | ©Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

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Biden signs slate of bills aimed at supporting veterans

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“We have many obligations, but we only have one truly sacred obligation, in my view. And that is prepare those we send into harm’s way, care for their families when they’re gone and care for them and their families when they’re home,” Biden said at the bill signing event. “And that’s a lifetime commitment.”

One bill directs the Government Accountability Office to study whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity when it comes to Veterans Affairs compensation benefits, disability ratings and rejections of claims for benefits. Another directs the VA to recruit military medical personnel to work in federal health care occupations.

The third bill is aimed at reducing out-of-pocket education costs for surviving spouses and children of military veterans, and another piece of legislation is geared toward addressing maternal mortality among female veterans by authorizing $15 million for the VA maternity care coordination programs.

“We’ve heard from veterans of color, who upon returning home from their service, are treated differently from white veterans. This bill will help us understand how this happened, keep better records, expose the facts of the light of day and allow us to do the necessary work making sure that all of our nation’s veterans — all of them — are treated with equal dignity and equal quality throughout their entire time,” Biden said ahead of the bill signing.

Biden noted the Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 was championed by Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is a US Army veteran who lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq, as well as Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and others. Duckworth is the first female double-amputee to serve in the Senate and was also the first senator to give birth while in office.

Biden also noted the legislation was one of Vice President Kamala Harris’ “pet projects” when she was a senator.

“Our country continues to have the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world … especially among Black and Native American women. For many years, Vice President Harris has led the fight to address this tragedy in maternal mortality in our nation,” Biden said.

The President was joined at the White House by Harris, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, members of Congress and advocates.

“Earlier this month, I commemorated Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery. On that solemn day, we lay a wreath and renew our oath,” Biden said. “But keeping faith with American veterans required much more than laying wreaths or making more oaths. It requires acts. That’s what you’ve done today, all of you. Acts.”

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What Dr. Oz and Donald Trump have in common

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