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 an "It… » 3/12/14 1:40pm 3/12/14 1:40pm

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

Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Acceptance Speech Will Move You

THANK ALL THINGS GOOD AND LUPITA, WE CAN FINALLY STOP HOLDING OUR BREATH. The show-stopping Ms. Nyong'o has won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. Unsurprisingly, her speech was graceful, heartfelt and charming. Particularly moving was her recognition of the real life Patsey… » 3/02/14 11:01pm 3/02/14 11:01pm

Lupita v. Chiwetel: Predicting the Most Interesting Award Season Race

If you've been following the pre-Academy Award awards (and you believe the pre-show hype), then you know consensus dictates Cate Blanchett or 12 Years a Slave are pretty much locked down for Best Actress and Best Picture, respectively. But when it comes to two other big categories — Best Actor and Best Actress in a… » 3/01/14 6:20pm 3/01/14 6:20pm

This Lupita Nyong'o Fashion Rainbow Is Pretty Fantastic

Lupita Nyong'o is continuing on her road to glory leading to the Academy Awards this Sunday. Over at MTV Style, a writer and photoshop wiz cobbled together an image of the 12 years a Slave actress wearing every color in the rainbow and it's breathtaking. Lupita's able to pull off nearly every color in the Crayola box… » 2/28/14 7:30pm 2/28/14 7:30pm

Lupita Nyong'o Gives an Amazing Speech About Black Beauty

Lupita Nyong'o might be Hollywood's new IT girl (that's a "cool" girl, not a woman who goes door to door clearing the caches on celebrity computers as part of a studio-sponsored program to make sure they don't get caught watching porn), but she didn't always feel that way. » 2/28/14 1:00pm 2/28/14 1:00pm

The Week in Tabloids: Kendall Jenner Steals Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman makes a pilgrimage to the local newsstand and buys the latest issues of Ok!, In Touch, Life & Style, Us and Star. Together we "read" the "news" so you don't "have" to. This week: Nicole Richie is "scary skinny;" everyone hates The Bachelor; and new fashion it girl Kendall … » 2/26/14 3:10pm 2/26/14 3:10pm

Selfie Loathing: Rihanna's Snowbunny Hot Tub Birthday Extravaganza

Welcome back to Selfie Loathing, America's number one Vanity Smurf waterpark. Every Friday, we check out what happens when the stars play paparazzi and turn the cameras on themselves. This week: Lupita and Fassbender do a selfie; Ed Sheeran and Kat Dennings really like cats; Amanda Seyfried's hairdo looks complicated;… » 2/21/14 6:00pm 2/21/14 6:00pm