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Taylor Swift graces the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue. When the singer wasn't posing for sexy snaps - and proving she's worthy of her spot on the publication's international best dressed list - pop's new princess chatted about everything from her new friendship with Kanye West to why she admires Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. Taylor also opened up about the link between her boyfriends and girlfriends and what she needs in a man, cluing us in on why her adorable relationship with Calvin Harris works. Read on for Taylor's best quotes from her new interview, then check out video from the shoot. On why there's no drama in her group of girlfriends: "That doesn't happen. We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people. It's almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It's so much »
Anyone growing into pop culture consciousness during the mid-2000s will be familiar with a certain type of Tom Cruise, one labeled with some criticism in a recent Buzzfeed article as “Tom Cruise 2.0.” To them, Tom Cruise may have first become familiar as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie, as an action star who, in spite of fearful insurance agents and publicists, prefers to do his own stunts—especially if they include declaring maniacal love for Katie Holmes atop Oprah Winfrey’s couch. He was probably their first introduction to the alien world of Scientology, or perhaps already known as the face of another hero thrust into the supernatural, having once served as the model for the titular character in Disney’s Aladdin.
This Tom Cruise, in spite of several critical successes in the past 10 years, has yet to shake completely the straws of tabloid fodder that prick up every time someone dares, »
- Christina Leo
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family and friends gathered at her funeral in Alpharetta, Ga, on Saturday. Bobbi, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was remembered during a service at Saint James United Methodist Church. Mourners included father Bobby and stepmom Alicia Brown, aunt Pat Houston, and singer Monica. The group arrived at the church in black limos, which were escorted by police on motorcycles. At one point, Pat's speech was reportedly interrupted by Leolah Brown, one of Bobbi's aunts from her father's side of the family. "Pat, you know you are wrong for this!" she reportedly yelled. According to media on the scene, Leolah exited the church and told reporters, "This has only just begun. . . . We are onto Pat, and she will be found out. She is a Garland, not a Houston. Whitney will rise from her grave to haunt her." Relations between the Houston and »
If you ask pretty much anyone, anywhere, chances are they'll know who people like Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey are icons of this generation. And now these stars, among others, have been transformed into icons of past generations by Carine Roitfeld and Jean-Paul Goude in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. Perry poses as Elizabeth Taylor, while holding a shredded Andy Warhol picture of her likeness over her face. The 30-year-old singer said about Taylor, "An icon transcends time. Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years...and I'm sure I'll be married just as many times!" Carey, meanwhile, wears an elaborate »
Who’s that lady? In Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming September issue, some of the industry’s biggest names — including Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Mariah Carey — transformed into their own versions of iconic divas, and the results are amazing. “I thought it would be interesting to show how an established character with a strong personality might have fantasies about his image, which has nothing to do with the idea the general public has of them,” photographer Jean-Paul Goude said in an interview about the unique shoot. “For once, [...] »
The Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a megachurch drama straight to series.
“Greenleaf” comes from the mind of writer-producer Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under,” “Lost”) and explores the titular family and its Memphis megachurch, which acts as the center of a community for thousands of predominantly African-American parishioners. Scandals and secrets lie beneath its sprawling surface, however. The series is a multigenerational family drama at heart.
“When I first read the script, I instantly felt an affinity for the characters and loved Craig’s creative vision for a fictional drama on an epic scale,” Oprah Winfrey said. “This show is going to be a fun ride and will hopefully have viewers on the edge of their pews week after week.”
Wright was also executive producer for FX’s “Tyrant,” another series following a family with dark secrets.
“To tell this potentially explosive story with Oprah, a partner who has as »
- Reece Ristau
For those who were worried that Own, the Oprah Winfrey Network, was going to become the Tyler Perry Network (given that at least 4 Tyler Perry branded original series currently call Own home), here's some more news that should cheer you up. Announced via press release, Own has given a straight-to-series order for what it calls a megachurch drama titled "Greenleaf," which will be scripted, and will unfold over a 13-episode season. The project comes from Craig Wright ("Six Feet Under," "Lost"), and will follow "the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
For those who were worried that Own, the Oprah Winfrey Network, was going to become the Tyler Perry Network (given that at least 4 Tyler Perry branded original series currently call Own home), here's some more news that should cheer you up. Announced via press release, Own has given a straight-to-series order for what it calls a megachurch drama titled "Greenleaf," which will be scripted, and will unfold over a 13-episode season. The project comes from Craig Wright ("Six Feet Under," "Lost"), and will follow "the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Greenleaf described is the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values." I initially thought that the project...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Own is continuing its scripted expansion. The Oprah Winfrey- and Discovery-owned cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for megachurch drama Greenleaf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 13-episode series hails from Lionsgate Television and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost, Tyrant) and centers on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Read More Oprah Winfrey, 'Selma' Director Reteam for Own Drama Series Greenleaf is described as the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend
- Lesley Goldberg
The network’s fall officially gets under way Friday, Sept. 11, with new episodes of Tyler Perry comedy series “For Better or Worse” at 9 and 9:30 p.m. And on Saturday, Sept. 19, a new season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” returns, followed by “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” at 10.
New episodes of Perry’s drama “If Loving You Is Wrong” are back on Tuesday, Sept. 22. It premieres at 10 p.m. before the show moves to its regular 9 p.m. timeslot the following week.
“Belief” (pictured) will bow Sunday, »
- Rick Kissell
Joining "Orange Is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks (as Sofia), British actress Cynthia Erivo (as Celie) and Jennifer Hudson (as Shug) in the upcoming fall revival of "The Color Purple" (all making their Broadway debuts), are Isaiah Johnson who has been cast as "Mister," Joaquina Kalukango as Nettie, and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo. In the 1985 film, those 3 roles were played by Danny Glover, Akosua Busia, and Willard E. Pugh respectively. Additional cast members will be announced in the coming months. The Oprah Winfrey-produced project is currently set for a December 3 open, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. John Doyle is directing. The »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Bobbi Kristina Brown is being remembered in the wake of her death. Nearly seven months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home, Bobbi died in hospice care on Sunday. As the news spread, celebrities took to Twitter with thoughtful messages about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only child together. Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed Bobbi following Whitney's death in 2012, proclaimed, "Peace at Last." Meanwhile, Viola Davis hoped Bobbi could "rest peacefully with her mother in heaven." Scroll through to see the most touching tributes to Bobbi - so far. Peace at Last! #BobbiKristina — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 27, 2015 pic.twitter.com/bQSGrDmxNY — Rosie (@Rosie) July 27, 2015 She seemed to be caught in the web of celebrity upon arrival. Twenty two years. A sad end. May the sister have peace now. #BobbiKristina — Ava DuVernay (@Avaetc) July 27, 2015 My prayers are with the entire Houston/Brown family. May #BobbiKristina, rest »
Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and other celebrities responded to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, on Twitter, expressing their grief and sadness at her tragic death. Oprah, Angela Bassett And More Pay Tribute To Bobbi Kristina Brown Bobbi Kristina Brown died on Sunday, July 26, at the age […]
- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
Bobbi Kristina Brown -- daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown and star of the Lifetime reality show "The Houstons: On Our Own" -- died July 26 in Georgia. She was only 22. Her death happened nearly six months after she was found face down in a bathtub at her home, and three years after her famous mother drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills.
"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family," the family said in a statement. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."
The official Facebook page for Whitney Houston posted a statement Sunday night:
It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks...
Posted by Whitney Houston on Sunday, July 26, 2015 Although it wasn't »
- Gina Carbone
Far too soon. Bobbi Kristina Brown died on Sunday, July 26, at the age of 22. And as soon as news of her death became public, stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Diddy, Vivica A. Fox and Rosie O'Donnell took to social media to express their sadness. The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston spent months hospitalized in Georgia after she was found unresponsive in her home on Jan. 31. After various methods of treatment, Bobbi was moved into hospice care last month and passed [...] »
Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »
- Andre Soares
Seven billion people around the world, searching for connection, redemption, meaning. This fall, Oprah Winfrey presents the landmark television event "Belief," a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them - the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us together as human beings. The documentary series will explore humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves, traveling all over the world, and to places "cameras have rarely been," in search of the origins of our diverse faiths. The series will premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on Own: Oprah Winfrey Network. "For the past three years, my team and I have been working to find the most compelling and thoughtful stories of faith, love and devotion from around the world," said Oprah Winfrey. "This. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Seven billion people around the world, searching for connection, redemption, meaning. This fall, Oprah Winfrey presents the landmark television event "Belief," a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them - the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us together as human beings. The documentary series will explore humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves, traveling all over the world, and to places "cameras have rarely been," in search of the origins of our diverse »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Ludacris is just the latest famous face to join Empire season two. The musician turned actor took to Instagram to announce his involvement with the new Fox series. "This could get interesting.....#empireseason2," he shared. From the looks of his photo with star Terrence Howard he's going to play a prison guard. Or maybe he's undercover for Lucious Lyon? The possibilities are endless. Does this mean Chris Rock has a scene with the Furious 7 star now? These are the questions. Ludacris is just one of many famous faces popping up in season two. We have yet to confirm whether Lee Daniels has nabbed Oprah Winfrey and Common for roles despite all the public discussion, but here's what we do »
Nine months after her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven-Symone still refuses to identify herself as “African-American.” “I don’t like labels, but everyone needs them to understand what is going on. So, okay, I get it. Give me ‘American.’ There is nothing wrong with being an American, purely,” Raven-Symone told People in the magazine’s latest issue. “I think that there are a lot of different races that fall under ‘American,’ so past that you really just are sub-categorizing me over and over again,” says the “That’s So Raven” veteran. “I’m not disowning my history in any way. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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