"The word that I would like to eradicate today is 'Unspeakable'"
Viola Davis, the star of the new ABC drama How To Get Away With Murder, is featured on the cover of the new issue of Variety and this week was given special recognition at the magazine’s Power of Women luncheon here in Hollywood. Viola delivered a powerful speech in support of the Hunger Is initiative where she opened up about her own impoverished childhood. Click the video embed above to hear Viola‘s speech in full (trust me, it is worth your time) and then click below to see Davis on the cover of this week’s issue of Variety and learn a bit more about the Hunger Is initiative. More »
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, II has bestowed the high honor of the Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George to American actress Angelina Jolie for her work in the fight against war zone sexual violence. This award has royally turned Angelina into an honorary Dame. In an special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace earlier today, Angelina was given her honorary damehood in front of dignitaries as well as her husband Brad Pitt and the couple’s 6 children. Click thru the gallery presented here to see Angelina receive her honorary damehood from Queen Elizabeth. While I have no idea at all what this honorary damehood means at all, I must say that I am still pretty impressed.
Congratulations are in order for the OG boyband New Kids on the Block because yesterday they were honored with the 2,530th star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. NKOTB‘s star is located on Hollywood Blvd. between Sycamore and La Brea Ave. and the group was met by a HORDE of fans at yesterday’s ceremony. Click through the gallery to see photos of NKOTB members Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood (as well as former late night talk show host Arsenio Hall) at yesterday’s unveiling of their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame … then click below to watch video of the entire ceremony. More »
The 17 year old shares this year's award with Kailash Satyarthi
Malala Yousafzai, the young teen who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 and fought her way back to health so that she could be a champion for women’s rights, has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — along with Indian child right’s campaigner Kailash Sayyarthi — which, at 17 years old, makes her the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize. Malala, currently attending high school in Birmingham, England, was taken out of her classroom earlier today before news of her award was announced. People, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is still in high school! Wow. What an inspiration. More »
"I will be marrying in a couple of weeks"
Back in June we heard a report that claimed that George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin would be marrying in Venice, Italy. Yesterday, at an awards ceremony in Italy, George Clooney confirmed officially that YES, he and Amal would be gettin’ hitched in a couple of weeks in Venice. We learned last month that the couple already obtained their wedding license so … if George is to be believed, the timing for his wedding ceremony seems to be lining up perfectly. Click below to see the happily engaged couple in Tuscany yesterday and read exactly what he had to say about his upcoming nuptials. More »
The two were longtime friends
This Monday the Emmy Awards will air on NBC, and I expect it to be a good show that will have its somber moments. There has been some speculation as to how the Robin Williams tribute might be handled, and it sounds like they have something interesting in the works. From the moment we learned of his death, there has been an outpouring from the entertainment world—I can’t really say I’ve seen anything like it before. Billy Crystal, a longtime friend of the late comedian, will lead the tribute, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what he has to say about Williams as a friend and collaborator. Click inside for more.
Taylor, Selena, Zendaya, and more lit up the red carpet
I didn’t catch last night’s 2014 Teen Choice Awards, but judging by the red carpet fashion choices, I’m going to assume the event was pretty fabulous. Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Zendaya Coleman, Hilary Duff, Nina Dobrev, and many others rocked the red carpet—so you have a lot of looks to choose from here. Ms. Gomez is rocking a look I hope to one day perfect, but I have to go with Taylor Swift because OMG. And PITNBr ClaireMichelle, I take back what I said about Nina Dobrev. Taylor Swift is my new Taylor Swift, lol. Peep the gallery for more!
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'When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.'
When I heard that Nicki Minaj was throwing shade at Iggy Azalea and calling her out on her authenticity, I was all prepared to go on a rant about how pots who modeled themselves after Lil’ Kim should not be calling Australian kettles black. Ahem. However, now that I’ve actually read the full story and watched the video (which, unfortch, has been removed by BET), it appears that I have fallen under the spell of the one Onika Maraj (once again) and am kind of, totally on her side. Click inside so we can discuss!
Kerry Washington, Zendaya, And Way Too Much White
Okay, disclaimer: I didn’t see the 2014 BET Awards red carpet live. Maybe some of these looks were better IRL, but ummm. What’s going on here? Okay, good news first: Kerry Washington looked like Kerry Washington, and that made me feel good. But, literally everyone else was wearing white! No, seriously. Everyone. Okay, there were, like, 5 other people not wearing white but it was everywhere. And you know I love me a white dress, but this felt like overkill.
Also, I want to hear what everyone thinks about Adrienne Bailon‘s look because she was totally trending last night. She, too, wore white. It’s fine.
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She won the Lucy Award!
Yesterday we got to see video of new mom Kerry Washington answering a ton of fan questions about Scandal for The LA Times and today we learn that she made her first post-baby public red carpet appearance at the Woman In Film Crystal & Lucy Awards last night. Kerry was honored with the Lucy Award for Innovation in Television and she looked like a million bucks on the red carpet. You wouldn’t even guess that she had just given birth to a baby by the look of these photos. The lady was lookin’ better than ever, I think. Motherhood sure does look good on her. Click thru the gallery to see how stunning Kerry looked at the WiF event last night.