[Video] Hollywood celebrities sparkle at White House ‘Mannequin Challenge’

Image by traceeellisross through Instagram Account
  • President Barack Obama’s last Presidential Medals of Freedom given to America’s biggest stars in the celluloid world, sports, philanthropy and others
  • Some of Hollywood’s greats led by Robert de Niro and Tom Hanks struck their best mannequin pose to spice up the event
  • The awards are given to Americans who have ‘lifted our spirits, strengthened our union and pushed us toward progress,” Obama said in his speech

Some of Hollywood’s greats led by Robert de Niro and Tom Hanks turned colorful and memorable President Barack Obama’s last Presidential Medals of Freedom given to America’s biggest stars in the celluloid world, sports, philanthropy and others at the White House.

De Niro and Hanks, along with Diana Ross, participated in the Mannequin Challenge.

They struck their best mannequin pose to spice up the event.

Actress Trace Ellis Ross took credit for getting the recipients together, which included her legendary mother, Diana Ross.

Robert De Niro was featured in a video with a half-smile and a few blinks before Ellis Ross is seen laughing with Tom Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson.

In the video, Hanks was seen posing with smiling TV host and comedienne, Ellen DeGeneres. Legendary NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also posed with business magnate Bill Gates and singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

Diana Ross was featured along Michael Jordan, another NBA legend.

21 pioneering men and women received the nation’s highest civilian honor, given by President Obama.

The awards are given to Americans who have ‘lifted our spirits, strengthened our union and pushed us toward progress,” Obama said in his speech as per a Daily Mail report.

‘I always love doing this event. But this is a particularly impressive class,’ he said.

‘We’ve got innovators and artists, public servants, rabble rousers, athletes, renowned character actors – like the guy from Space Jam,’ Obama said; obviously referring to Jordan.

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