Category Archives: Hollywood

Jasmine Alexander, Miss Black USA 2014 – Vows to Promote Healthy Eating/Missing Children

Miss Black USA 2014

*To be able to celebrate your blackness out loud, without feeling the need to conform, justify, downplay or apologize, is a beautiful thing. And contestants in the Miss Black USA Pageant fully embody that spirit.

“Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system. If you try to assimilate, you will always be looking for validation from the majority group. That can do damage to your psyche,” says Karen Arrington, who founded the Miss Black USA Pageant. “Miss Black USA contestants celebrate their own unique traits and differences…don’t have to conform to European standards. They define their own standards of beauty, which come in various shades and sizes.” Continue reading

Halle Berry Newest Fragrance Designed to ‘Capture the Sensual Essence’ of Woman

'Wild Essence Halle Berry'
‘Wild Essence Halle Berry’

 

*The picture alone says a lot about what award-winning actress Halle Berry hopes to achieve with her latest fragrance, “Wild Essence Halle Berry.” With this fragrance the Oscar winner aims to  “capture the sensual essence of a women in nature,” and with the help of a sheer, black mesh dress against a jungle backdrop, no less, Berry makes it actually look possible. Continue reading

Zelda Williams, Robin’s Daughter, Leaves Social Media Because of ‘Sicko’ Trolls

One of many happy times Robin Williams spent with his daughter, Zelda
One of many happy times Robin Williams spent with his daughter, Zelda

*As if trying to keep her head up as she grieves for the dad she adored was not enough, Zelda Williams – daughter of late actor, Robin Williams, has vowed to get off of Twitter and Instagram “possibly forever” after trolls sent her fake images they claim is the body of her dead father. Continue reading

Stars Turnout for Steve Harvey’s 2014 Neighborhood Awards (Photos)

Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie attend the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey at Philips Arena on August 9, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)
Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie attend the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey at Philips Arena on August 9, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

 

*Award-winning television/radio host and best-selling author Steve Harvey, hosted one of the hottest nights of entertainment at the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards on August 9th, bringing the 12th year of the awards show to Atlanta for the first time, before a packed crowd at Philips Arena.

Honoring businesses and community leaders, educators and more from across the nation, Harvey presented one of the biggest lineups of award-winning entertainment for the show, with performances from Robin Thicke, Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michele, Tamela Mann, India.Arie, Johnny Gill, Keith Sweat, joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Sherri Shepherd, Shemar Moore, Tracee Ellis Ross, Keke Palmer, Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin, Holly Robinson Peete, and more, taking the stage to present the 12 Neighborhood Awards categories. Continue reading

Robin Williams: Beloved Actor and Comedian Found Dead From Apparent Suicide (Video)

RIP Robin Williams, July 1, 1951 - August August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams, July 1, 1951 – August August 11, 2014

*Those of us old enough to remember first “met” the actor and comedian, Robin Williams as the alien “Mork” on the ABC television series, “Mork & Mindy” (circa 1978-1982). But is was through his incredible work and charitable commitments over the decades, that he became much more – like a beloved friend, portraying some of the most hilarious, memorable and endearing roles – such as the comedy classic, “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the over the top DJ in “Good Morning, Vietnam,” and “Jumanji.” According to a police report, Williams, 63, was found dead this morning in his Bay Area, Tiburon, home from an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Continue reading

‘Pornographic Performances’ Report Condemns Portrayal of Black Women in Videos (Watch)

Blurred Lines

*Researchers release a new report that revisits an age-old concern about how black women are being portrayed in music videos. Clearly, these so-called works of art are engulfed in overtones of racism and sexism, researchers say, according to the International Business Times.

The depiction of women in music videos “creates a ‘conducive context’ for violence against women and girls,” the IBT writes about the recurring theme, which is especially prominent in hip-hop lyrics.

The report, Pornographic Performances, was released in Britain by End Violence Against Women Coalition, Imkaan and Object, and condemns the portrayal of women in pop videos as hypersexualized and “endlessly sexually available” objects. Continue reading

Well Go ‘Head With Your Bad Self: Angela Bassett Wows in Black Lingerie Photo Shoot (Look!)

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*Uh oh, Angela Bassett has put her game face on in a whole new way. We knew she was a heck of an actress, and yes, beautiful too. But whoa, take a look at these sexy new photos.

Ms. Bassett is bringing sexy back, and at the age of 55 it looks better than ever! Continue reading

Did You Know That These Six Celebrities Have Buried A Child?

Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre’s 20-year-old son Andre Young, Jr. died of an overdose in 2008. His mom found him unresponsive the next morning after a night out with friends.

George Benson
George Benson

George Benson suffered much tragedy during his lifetime. He has buried three sons. One died from kidney failure, one from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and one he lost to gun violence. His 29-year-old son, Keith Givens, was fatally shot outside a Pittsburgh bar in 1991.

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Evelyn Champagne King

Evelyn Champagne King and Freddie Fox lost their only child in 1988. Their daughter, Johnniea King was named for Evelyn’s mother and was only two years old. Continue reading