Annie Lennox, who recently boiled down what Beyoncé does to "twerking" to dismiss Bey's feminism, was less specific though still not quite...right when when Tavis Smiley asked her about covering "Strange Fruit" on her new album Nostalgia. Popularized by Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is a song about racism…
On Tavis Smiley's show last last week, Ashley Judd admitted that she could have chosen her words more carefully when she declared hip-hop to be anti-woman. In her new memoir, she writes of being asked to join a charity campaign:
While we'd strongly advise against whatever arm-waving, vaguely-hip-hop reminiscent-thing she is trying to do with her arms in this clip, Sandra Bullock seems to be doing everything else right lately, at least in Hollywood's eyes.
Last night, Roseanne appeared on Tavis Smiley, where she talked about advice she received from male comedians early in her career. She says she learned that feminists who act like men aren't able to communicate with other women very well.
Prince was on Tavis Smiley last night, looking a little like Rachel Maddow in high heels. He discussed his misunderstood song lyrics, why he never votes, and how our government should "go by prophecy."