While the world rightfully celebrates Ava DuVernay’s skills with Selma, we might want to stay tuned to director Dee Rees too. The creative force behind HBO’s Bessie, Rees cut her teeth on the heart-wrenching independent film Pariah that left me in a puddle of tears by the credits and she brought the same raw, subtle…
At a party in Los Angeles on Thursday, Solange performed a new song called “Rise,” written about the heady times in Ferguson and Baltimore.
After last week’s premiere of her new film Blackbird, Mo’Nique took photos with fans outside New York City’s Schomburg Center. But while almost anyone can nab a photo with a celebrity, real fans can work their way into even better souvenirs—like sandwiches and cash.
In the recent slew of Sony emails published on WikiLeaks, it was revealed that Ben Affleck, after appearing on Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots, asked the PBS show to suppress newly discovered information about his ancestors owning slaves. (Gates obliged.) Yesterday, Affleck released a Facebook…
Back in 2012, Chrissy Teigen and Chris Brown were not on great terms after Teigen sarcastically tweeted that she was excited to see Brown perform at the Billboard Awards because she loves "loud and surprising background fits of rage I can hear from the audience!" Jump forward to 2015 and the relationship, you'll…
Yesterday, famed blowhard Piers Morgan—the biggest threat to U.S./British relations since the War of 1812—took to Twitter to express his discontent about pop stars of a certain age (namely Madonna) wearing revealing costumes. But what about Cher? Even Cher, hissed back Morgan. And having been summoned, the Goddess…
During an interview with Inside Edition, Mo'Nique responded to the controversy following her recent comments about being blackballed in Hollywood.
Last week in the days leading up to the Academy Awards, Mo'Nique flipped a hypothetical table when she addressed being blackballed in Hollywood after her 2010 Oscar win. Sheryl Lee Ralph, who's my TV mom from Moesha and also Tony-nominated, put in a couple cents about the matter.
In 2010, Mo'Nique famously refused to play along with Oscar politics when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Despite winning that year for her role in Precious, the actress says she's facing the reality that a blackballing is in effect for her in Hollywood.
Kanye West is allegedly going out of control planning his big day. The singer/actor/designer/messiah was expected to have a quiet family wedding (lol, no), but recent reports from various insiders suggest that West's ideas are running to much more extravagant places.
So here's a thing! Zoe Saldana's Allure cover prints her weight like she's a slab of nova at the Zabar's fish counter. The dek under her name reads: "115 pounds of grit and heartache." (The rest of the dek: "—117.6 pounds after quinoa lunch; 114 pounds after bikram yoga, 0.00 pounds in space" — was cut for design…
We are mere hours from Oscar night, so naturally we need to be reminded that for women — and especially for black women — winning an Academy Award can actually be a bad thing. Oh, sure, it's great for an actor to have her hard work recognized. But researchers have discovered that there really is an Oscar Curse.
- MSNBC executives are searching for a star to replace Keith Olbermann, who quit abruptly last week, and a network source says Alec Baldwin is at the top of their list.
- View host Sherri Shepherd announced today that she and TV writer Lamar Sally are engaged. Sally proposed on December 26 after asking Shepherd's 5-year-old son, Jeffrey, for permission.
I haven't shaved my legs in over a month, because it's cold and who cares, leave me alone. Does this mean I am a Russian woman? Maybe! They (we?) have stopped shaving their legs, apparently. It's causing major problems.
- Nicole Richie is pissed at the paparazzi.
- A judge has given Lindsay Lohan, who is currently in NYC, until Thursday to make up four alcohol education classes or she'll go to jail. But rather than heading back to L.A., Lindsay is going to the Cannes Film Festival.