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Hollywood stars welcome Chinese New Year

(Xinhua)    13:56, January 28, 2017

At a red carpet roll-out event here Friday for the upcoming 23rd Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony, Hollywood stars expressed their excitement over the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

"I want to wish all of you happy Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, woo-hoo!" Hollywood star Missi Pyle, who was nominated by the SAG for her performance in the motion picture "Captain Fantastic," told Xinhua.

Marcus Scribner, a nominee for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Black-ish," told Xinhua that he knew this Friday was the eve of the Chinese New Year.

"Happy Chinese New Year," he said with a big smile.

"Happy New Year, the Year of the Rooster," Kathy Connell, executive producer of the SAG Awards, told Xinhua reporters Friday morning.

Other Hollywood stars, including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ellen DeGeneres, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, also posted their Chinese New Year greetings on social media.

The SAG Awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on Sunday at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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