Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Gorgeous New Marie Claire Cover

The May issue of Marie Claire is a sweet, fresh breath of springtime joy, with Lupita Nyong'o beaming and pretty in pink. She's one of three five coverladies; the others are Emilia Clarke, Elle Fanning, Kate Mara and Elizabeth Olsen. Last night three of them attended the magazine's "Fresh Faces" party in Hollywood;… » 4/09/14 1:40pm 4/09/14 1:40pm

​Skin Whitening Queen Dencia Calls Lupita Nyong'o Out On Lancôme Deal

The figurative ink on Lupita Nyong'o's new Lancôme contract is not even dry, but there's already the scent of backlash in the air. It's hard to think of anyone who could actually dislike the 12 Years a Slave actress (the closest one can come would be "cautiously appreciative"), let alone despise her. » 4/06/14 4:15pm 4/06/14 4:15pm

A Grown Woman's Guide to Responsible Celebrity Worship

I'm really not into the phrase "It Girl." First of all because it sounds like a euphemism for "Sexy Pennywise Halloween Costume," and second of all because it's so...singular. We can only have one girl? And that's "It"? Girls are like the Highlander? What happens to her when she's not "It" anymore? Why don't we have… » 3/12/14 1:40pm 3/12/14 1:40pm

Lupita Nyong'o Says Oprah's Hugs Feel Like Home

Brand new Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o was recently asked by the staff at Conan to name which of her celebrity encounters over the past few months has left her most starstruck. Considering the highfalutin crowd she's been running around with lately, Nyong'o has plenty options. Her choice, however, was a no-brainer… » 3/05/14 7:15pm 3/05/14 7:15pm

How 12 Years a Slave Became a Punny Racist Trope

Despite 12 Years a Slave's very serious subject matter—steeped in the most inglorious era of our country's history—and all the important conversations about race that have taken place leading up to the film's big win at this year's Academy Awards, white people still feel super comfortable making stupid jokes and puns… » 3/05/14 4:30pm 3/05/14 4:30pm

Lupita Nyong'o's Skin Color Is Not a Trend

When Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards this week, her success inspired bunches of style shifts. Perhaps long Hollywood weaves will go out of style because of the actress' gorgeously cropped hair, maybe her gown's blue hue will be spring’s hottest new color or maybe we'll all be wearing… » 3/05/14 10:40am 3/05/14 10:40am