Like millions of Americans across the country, Lea Michele got ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday morning. But, rather than getting ready to watch in her pajamas on the couch, she got ready to play.
The actress and singer, who currently stars in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl,’ kicked off the 96th annual Macy’s Parade with a killer performance with some of the show’s cast. But before that, she posted a video on TikTok ahead of the iconic Thanksgiving celebration.
“Funny Girls at the Thanksgiving Parade! @funnygirlbwyofficial,” she captioned the video, which was set to Taylor Swift’s “Bejeweled.”
As Michele watched the parade live, many big names tuned in from home, including President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
More stars shared holiday messages, including what they’re grateful for, via Thanksgiving.
Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer stood in for colleague Al Roker at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and she shared several photos and some video footage from the morning on Instagram.
“Let’s have a parade!!!” she wrote. “Happy Thanksgiving to your families and everyone you love! It was a real honor to step up this morning and help out my dear friend @alroker who we sincerely missed this year at the @macys Thanksgiving Parade. J hope you have a wonderful day!”
Longtime meteorologist Al Roker, who was absent from the “Today” show recovering after being hospitalized with blood clots, left the hospital on Thursday to return home for Thanksgiving.
“So much for being #grateful on #thanksgiving day. Leaving the hospital and home for the #thanksgivingdinner,” he wrote.
Former first lady Michelle Obama posted a family photo Thursday morning on Instagram and Twitter, sharing warm Thanksgiving wishes.
“I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with love, gratitude, and great food. From our family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving!” she wrote.
Like his wife, former President Barack Obama also took to Instagram to share his holiday wishes.
The former commander-in-chief shared two photos of himself serving food.
“I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! ” he wrote. “As we celebrate, give thanks for all the blessings in our lives and give back when we can. We also think of the brave men and women who serve our country far from home.
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Kathie Lee Gifford
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many, including Kathie Lee Gifford.
The media personality, 69, told Fox News in an interview published Wednesday that it was “my favorite vacation of the whole year” because “it’s about gratitude.”
She told the outlet that Thanksgiving is “the only day of the year that I actually cook” and that she cooks many of the dishes her late mother made for the food-focused holiday.
“My mom was an amazing cook,” she said. “She couldn’t boil water when she was 19 and got married, but she learned to be an amazing cook. So she taught me and my sister and brother all her amazing recipes.
Kate Bosworth and Justin Long
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Culinary Fairy Godmother Ina Garten set her table early on Thanksgiving Day sharing holiday wishes with her followers on Instagram.
“Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have so much to thank!” she wrote.
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Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on Thanksgiving Day to share footage from a friendship dinner she shared with Tristan Thompson and young men incarcerated at Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu.
“This year, I am truly grateful to the people I met in every prison across the country,” she wrote.
“These young men have earned their place in this model camp in Malibu for their excellent behavior,” she continued. “Many are in college and have made huge life changes. My favorite part of our dinner was walking around the table and hearing about their dreams and aspirations. can’t wait to see them all come true.”
‘This Is Us’ star Mandy Moore celebrated her first Thanksgiving as a family of four with husband Taylor Goldsmith. The two welcomed baby No. 2 in October, a baby boy named Oscar Bennett.
“Thankful doesn’t even begin to cover it,” Moore wrote on Instagram, alongside photos of their growing family. “I don’t know what I did to deserve these 3 (and so many other wonderful parts of life) but I try to live in gratitude every day.”
Hilaria Baldwin has shared a candid family photo on Thanksgiving with her kids and hubby Alec Baldwin.
“Happy day of gratitude from our epic family photo to what is probably yours,” she wrote. “Our love and gratitude to all of you for being wonderful forces of light in our lives.”
Singer Bebe Rexha prepared to perform at halftime of the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving game against Buffalo Bills on Thursday, sharing her sound check on Instagram.
“SOUND CHECK!!! So excited to perform,” she wrote.
After the performance, fans of the football match were a bit unhappy due to the obstructed view of the stage where Rexha was. According to a video shared on social media, the singer gave her performance from a tiny corner of the stadium and was booed.
It wasn’t because of the quality of her performance, but rather because Rexha was “getting booed here in Detroit for not even being visible to the crowd during her performance”.
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Jacy Nittolo, fiancée of Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo remembers the late actor six months after his death and looks back with gratitude. The Goodfellas actor died aged 67 in May.
Alongside a photo of the two at Thanksgiving in 2019, Nittolo paid tribute to her on Thursday, writing that she “has been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I can’t breathe without him. ”
“Today and everyday I am so grateful for the memories he gave me. Those were the best years of my life,” she wrote. “I am grateful to my family and my children who have been there for me every step of the way. You keep me going.”
Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer Gates
Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer Gates, has something special to thank for this holiday. The 25-year-old has announced that she and her husband, Nayel Nassar, are expecting their first baby together.
In a joint Instagram post on Thursday, Gates shared two maternity session photos and captioned them, “grateful.”
Nassar and Gates wed in October 2021.
His mother, Melinda French Gates, commented, writing, “Couldn’t be more excited to meet this little one and watch you become parents.”
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This Thanksgiving, NeNe Leakes feels very grateful. On Wednesday, she shared a series of Instagram photos and videos of her son, Brentt Leakes, being discharged from hospital, two months after suffering a stroke and heart failure.
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According to people, the former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star wrote that her son was coming home “just in time for the holidays.” Leakes also shared a photo of herself alongside medical staff and wrote, “Nurses are the best.”
In October, via Instagram, Leakes addressed speculation about his son following a TMZ report of the incident published at the time. “That’s not how I wanted it to come out,” Leakes said in a video. “We wanted to be able to talk about it ourselves when Brentt was in a better place, (but) I’d rather the right thing be there than something that wasn’t right. … Two weeks ago today, Brentt had congestive heart failure and a He’s only 23, so he’s very young for something like this to happen to him…. It was very scary.
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