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Grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade.

Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday.

The parade of flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units will move through Pasadena on New Year’s Day before the 106th Rose Bowl football game.

Rodriguez sorry for singing N-word lyric

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word.

The “Jane the Virgin” actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her apology she’s a longtime Fugees and Lauryn Hill fan and didn’t mean to offend anyone.

She sang along to “Ready or Not” and recited the racial slur as she sat in a makeup chair.