Michelle Young and More Reality TV Stars Speaking Out About Diversity
Speaking out. Improving diversity on television remains an ongoing issue — especially when TV reflects reality. Rachel Lindsay has long been vocal about the lack of diverse leads and contenders featured within The Bachelor franchise. After competing for Nick Viall’s heart on season 21 in 2017, she became the first Black woman to lead The […]
‘Dreams Do Come True’! 6 Things to Know About Oscar Winner Ariana DeBose
A movie newcomer! After appearing in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Ariana DeBose has quickly become a rising star in Hollywood, racking up impressive nominations that prove she’s here to stay. The North Carolina native, 31, played Anita in the 2021 adaptation of the classic love story, following in the footsteps of Rita Moreno, which was no small […]
Watch Aretha Franklin's Granddaughter Grace Audition for 'American Idol'
Continuing the Franklin family legacy! Aretha Franklin’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Grace, auditioned for season 20 of American Idol. “I was really close to my grandma,” the teenager said of the late Grammy winner during the Sunday, February 27, episode prior to trying out. “I got to see her all the time. I used to travel with […]
Watch Will Smith Get Emotional After SAG Awards Win for 'King Richard'
A moving moment. Will Smith became visibly choked up after his big SAG Award win and spoke about his major career motivation. The 53-year-old actor took home the trophy for Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor during the Sunday, February 27, awards show for his role in King Richard. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum […]
So Proud! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Honored at 2022 NAACP Image Awards
Special recognition. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were honored with the President’s Award at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, February 26. “It’s inspiring to think about the legacy of the Image Awards, which began shortly after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed into law,” […]
Broadway's Emilie Kouatchou Makes History as 1st Black Female 'Phantom' Lead
A star is born! Emilie Kouatchou is making history as the first Black actress to play Phantom of the Opera’s Christine Daaé — and she doesn’t take the moment lightly. “When people come to New York, they want to see Broadway magic and I think that’s what Phantom is,” Kouatchou, 25, said during a Today […]
Who Is Bubba Wallace? A Guide to the Netflix Docuseries 'Race'
Changing the game. Being the only Black NASCAR star comes with both incredible success and high-profile controversy — just ask Bubba Wallace. The professional stock racer, 27, whose real name is Darrell Wallace Jr., rose to prominence during the 2020 season after successfully campaigning to have the Confederate flag banned from all NASCAR events. “No […]
Lamar Odom Remembers Late Kobe Bryant on ‘Big Brother’: 'More Than Teammates'
Remembering a legend. Nearly two years after Kobe Bryant’s death, fellow NBA athlete Lamar Odom is opening up about their friendship. “Kobe was my teammate on the Lakers and we were more than just teammates, we were like brothers,” the Darkness to Light author, 42, said during a confessional interview on the Saturday, February 19, episode of Celebrity […]
Amanda Gorman’s 1st Beauty Gig Is All About Inspiring Confidence
Amanda Gorman’s new video for Esteé Lauder isn’t just about helping you find your perfecting foundation — it’s working overtime to boost your confidence. The 23-year-old poet’s first-ever campaign for the brand focuses on Double Wear foundation, a fan-favorite, long lasting complexion product with a matte finish. So while Gorman puts her (flawless!!) skin on […]
'An Honor'! Viola Davis Channels Michelle Obama in 'The First Lady' Teaser
Double the icons! Acclaimed actress Viola Davis is gearing up to portray an equally beloved individual: Michelle Obama. “Playing the extraordinary @MichelleObama was no small task but an honor of a lifetime,” the How to Get Away With Murder alum, 56, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, February 17, alongside the first trailer for her show The First Lady. The 10-episode anthology series, […]
Look Back at Mary J. Blige’s Best Knee-High Boots of All Time
Signature style! Mary J. Blige doesn’t shy away from experimenting when it comes to fashion. But there’s one accessory that the 51-year-old singer likes to keep constant: her knee-high boots. From the early aughts up until present day, the “Family Affair” singer has made a point to incorporate fabulous footwear into her on stage performances […]
'Easiest Yes'! Simone Biles Is Engaged to Boyfriend Jonathan Owens
Medronn PhotographyGolden romance! Simone Biles is engaged to boyfriend Jonathan Owens less than two years after taking their relationship public. “THE EASIEST YES,” the Olympian, 24, captioned her Instagram reveal on Tuesday, February 15, sharing a series of snaps from the moment Owens, 26, got down on one knee. “I can’t wait to spend forever […]
Naomi Campbell, 51, Says It’s ‘Nerve-Racking’ to Walk Next to Younger Models
Always an icon. Whether she’s walking down the runway or posing for an editorial photo shoot, Naomi Campbell slays. But the 51-year-old model revealed that it’s a bit “nerve-racking” to be working alongside younger girls. “I still enjoy it, but it’s nerve-racking! Because I’m 51 years old walking with girls who are 18,” she said […]
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Mary J. Blige’s ‘Fabulous’ Super Bowl Hair Required 40-Inch Extensions
Halftime hair! The Rams may have won the Super Bowl, but let’s take a moment to applaud the silent winner from the big event: Mary J. Blige’s next-level hair. The 51-year-old singer, who wore a metallic Dundas ensemble and 33-carat diamond hoops from Sister Love, put on quite the phenomenal performance alongside Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, […]
Iconic! Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, More Slay Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show
A legendary lineup! Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary J. Blige brought down the house during their halftime show at Super Bowl LVI. The musicians performed together at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, February 13, during a break from the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. […]
It's Prop Bet Time! How Long Was Mickey Guyton's National Anthem?
Time to cash in! Mickey Guyton sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13, and her performance clocked in at one minute and 51 seconds. Sports fans have been betting on the length of the national anthem at the Super Bowl for years, in addition to more traditional bets about the […]