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It's not an iPhone announcement, but Tim Cook's message is just as powerful.
It's not an iPhone announcement, but Apple CEO Tim Cook's message is just as powerful.
On Thursday, the 53-year-old executive came out publicly as a gay man in an essay published in Bloomberg Businessweek. He says he's just now talking about to the media about this because his "desire for personal privacy has been holding [him] back."
"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Cook writes. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
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Cook credits his sexuality as making him a "more empathetic" human being, adding, "It's been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow »
Wednesday morning, the International Documentary Association announced its nominees and select winners for the 2014 Ida Awards, an annual tribute to the best-of-the-best of non-fiction film and television. Pertinent to award season are the Best Feature contenders, including Lara Poitras’ recent hit “Citizenfour” “Point and Shoot,” an American filmmaker’s look inside Libyan prisons, “Finding Vivian Maier,” a portrait of the posthumously legendary photographer, Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's artist profile “The Salt of the Earth,” and Nick Broomfield’s verite serial killer investigation, “Tales of the Grim Sleeper.” Unlike years past, all five films look like viable Best Documentary candidates come Oscar time, making the Ida Awards even more influential. Past winners include “The Square” (2013), “Searching for Sugar Man” (2012), “Nostalgia for Light” (2011), and “Waste Land” (2010). For his work founding the Sundance Institute and producing documentaries through Sundance Productions, the Ida Awards will honor Robert Redford with its career achievement award. »
- Matt Patches
The International Documentary Association (Ida) announced nominations for the 2014 Ida Documentary Awards today, with awards being bestowed December 5th at the Paramount Theatre on the studio lot. The top films nominated in the best feature category include the critically-acclaimed Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and the state of surveillance of civilians post 9/11 which has been enjoying a theatrical run and Nick Broomfield’s Tales Of The Grim Sleeper about the serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over 25 years. In the limited series category is Playtone’s CNN doc The Sixties, among others. Best episodic include Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class and HBO’s Vice exec produced by Bill Maher (and others). In addition, Robert Redford will receive the Career Achievement award from the Ida.
Winners in the Best Feature and Best Short categories are selected by Ida’s international membership. Screening committees of industry professionals based in New York City, »
- Anita Busch
Based on Cheryl Strayed's (Reese Witherspoon) real life existential trek that took her 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild plays like a Hollywood-ized adaptation of a superficial tale of self-discovery and redemption that Oprah might have given a stamp of approval -- oh wait, she did. For a story like Wild to work, it needs to put the audience inside of Strayed's mind; but Nick Hornby's screenplay relies way too much on an over-expository inner-dialogue. »
- Don Simpson
Here are a few of the celebrities who bravely battled breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re highlighting a few celebrities who have bravely battled breast cancer -- and won.
1. Sheryl Crow. The 52-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2006 and has become a huge activist for activist for early detection. Et spoke with her doctor, Dr. Kristi Funk, who explained just what could have happened to the singer if she didn’t get diagnosed when she did. “The truth is, a mammogram saved her life,” Funk revealed. “She's very vocal about that. She is the poster child for early detection.”
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2. Christina Applegate. The actress was just 36 years old when she had the double mastectomy that saved her life. Six years after her surgery, she says having a daily reminder of what she’s gone through isn’t easy. “I still sometimes »
One woman got the surprise of a lifetime after a car nearly crushed her ankle.
One woman got the surprise of a lifetime after Oprah Winfrey's driver nearly crushed her ankle.
Page Six reports that the Queen of Talk's driver ran over Parkland, Fla. resident Lori Geller Bender's foot with a huge SUV as the mother-of-two was arriving to Miami restaurant Prime 112 on Saturday night. Bender recalls that her husband Kevin banged on the vehicle to have the driver remove his wheels from his wife's toes that were trapped under the SUV's tires.
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"We were crossing the street to arrive at the restaurant, and there were a lot of cameras. I could see a big crowd of security guards, and as soon as Oprah got into the car, it pulled out from the curb, and a wheel went over my foot," Bender told Page Six. "I was wearing »
You get a car, you get a car, and you get...a picture? Oprah Winfrey, who famously surprised her audience with Pontiac G6s in September 2006, snapped a picture with Lori Geller Bender after her driver ran over the woman's foot outside Miami's Prime 112. "We were crossing the street to arrive at the restaurant, and there were a lot of cameras," Geller Bender, 44, tells The New York Post's Page Six. "I could see a big crowd of security guards, and as soon as Oprah got into the car, it pulled out from the curb, and a wheel went over my foot. I was wearing heels, my toe was trapped under the wheel and I fell to the ground, hitting my coccyx and my head...I am lucky because if the SUV had gone »
An Oprah Winfrey fan got her wish and met the legendary talker Saturday night in Miami ... unfortunately it came after O's driver ran over her foot. It went down outside Prime 112, one of the hottest restaurants in town. Lori Geller Bender tells the NY Post she was heading into the restaurant when she saw O get in her SUV and begin to pull away.Then the car rolled right over her foot.Bender says the »
- TMZ Staff
Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC. Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, Aka Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating. Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.” Click Read Full Post For More Watch »
- Norman Weiss
In an all-new episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" this Sunday, October 26, at 9/8c, on the Own network, the cast of "A Different World" reunites in a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey - an episode that I'm sure a lot of you will be watching! It's been more than two decades since the hit sitcom - the first television show about campus life at a historically black college - went off the air. Now, Oprah reunites members of the beloved cast and discovers how the show has impacted its stars and the audience who watched them. For example, Cree Summer, the actress who played Winifred "Freddie" Brooks, says she hears from fans who credit »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Are these really the most fascinating people in the world?
Are these really the most fascinating people in the world? Barbara Walters returns to TV on Dec. 14 for her annual Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014, and she's already released a few names on her list.
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What's even more of a surprise than some of the people who've made the list (ScarJo, really?) is that Walters swore that last year was her last time she'd do one of these specials. "I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there," she explained herself to ABC News. "And you never pass up the opportunity to interview Oprah, Neil, Chelsea »
Trick or treat! Before you break open the jumbo bag of snack-size candy to fuel your pumpkin carving, be inspired by the eerily detailed jack-o’ lanterns based on A-listers like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, and more. Jennifer Lopez Who needs a Versace dress when the “Booty” singer can make a show-stopping statement on a pumpkin. Kanye West Rocking a pair of shades, the “Yeezus” rapper stares stoically on this Halloween pumpkin. Michael Jackson Who’s bad? This pumpkin resembles the King of Pop in all his 1980’s hair glory. Oprah Can’t you just [...] »
Despite retiring from broadcasting and claiming she was done with her annual "Most Fascinating People" special, Barbara Walters will once again return to our screens this year with her round-up of interesting celebs.
ABC has revealed that Babs will be back to host "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," set to air on the network on December 14. Despite retiring from "The View" in May, following more than 50 years of broadcasting, Walters has continued to pop up on the network, interviewing the father of Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger in June, and appearing on the season premiere of "The View" last month.
It was no doubt Walters's familiar presence that prompted ABC to coax her out of retirement for the "Fascinating" special, which the network has revealed will include Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, and Scarlett Johansson, among others.
"I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another »
- Katie Roberts
"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “Scandal” Secret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »
- Norman Weiss
In an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now on Own, YouTube sensation and former Glee star Charice Pempengco gets personal, addressing gender identity questions head on. "Basically, my soul is like male," Pempengco, 22, tells Oprah Winfrey after the talk show host asks about rumors of a gender transition. "But I'm not going to go through that stage where I change everything." In recent months, the singer and actress, who officially came out as a lesbian last year, has gone through some significant appearance changes, causing some to speculate that aside from sexual orientation, a full gender transformation may be underway. »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford
Singer and former Glee guest star Charice discussed her sexuality and gender identity in a clip for an upcoming episode of Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now? In the episode, which is set to air Oct. 19, Charice talked about when she knew she was gay: "I knew when I was 5," she said. "And when I was 10, I was like, 'Oh, that's it. I'm gay.' I found the word." When Oprah asked the singer if she was considering transitioning to become male, Charice responded, "Not exactly transitioning to a male, but basically my soul is like male." Oprah has been grabbing headlines with her recent interviews with former child stars. Last week, Oprah chatted with Raven-Symoné about her own sexual identity and how she refuses to be labeled as "gay" or "African American." Watch the clip above to get a sneak peek into Charice's life, and tune in »
Former Glee star and Filipina pop singer Charice Pempengco sat down with Oprah for her Own series Where Are They Now? , and discussed her sexual identity, and when she first realized that she was gay.
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"So you struggled with transgender, did you?" Oprah asked. "Were you thinking about transitioning to become a male?"
"Not exactly… My soul is like a male, but I'm not going to go through that stage »
Oprah Winfrey followed that old adage ... when in Rome, shop your freaking face off and flaunt your overpriced purchases to the peasants.The Big O hit up Via Condotti (Rome's way snootier version of Rodeo Drive) with her entourage -- including Bff Gayle King ... and proceeded to drop major Euros in Ermanno Scervino.Oprah walked out loaded down with 4 huge bags from the high fashion store. Gayle had 1 ... but it's all relative, right?Somewhere an Italian salesperson is celebrating tonight. »
- TMZ Staff
Carmen Electra is opening up about the painful loss of her mother.During this Sunday's episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (airing at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Own), the former "Baywatch" beauty reveals what happened in the days leading up to her death."I get a call from a family member saying, 'Your mom is in the hospital,'" she recalls in the exclusive clip above. The actress was 26 at the time, and she was filming her first movie when she found out her mother had a brain tumor. "We all just knew. And I came home and everyone was really quiet," she continues. "At that point, she couldn't walk or talk. We were saying, 'Mom, just let go.'" Carmen's sister Debbie died of a heart attack just ten days before her mother passed away. Check out the video above to hear more about »
- tooFab Staff
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The 80’s gave us, among many other less savory things, the birth of the modern music video. More than a few stars from this era owed their success to the image created by their flashy, glitzy promo clips: Duran Duran, Prince, Madonna. Even Michael Jackson, already a huge star saw his success grow even further due to his massively huge “Thriller” clip.
By the time the 90’s came around, we as viewers were already used to the cliches of the form: Dry ice, lasers, cheesy editing and video effects were all old hat. Something new would have to come around to entice an increasingly jaded audience, and these 20 memorable videos managed to do just that, and in the process defined the era in which they were released.
20. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Universally declared the demarcation line between the death of 80’s hair »
- William Graff
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