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HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Starring Oprah Winfrey Will Debut this April

Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST. The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were…

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Oprah Winfrey Joins ’60 Minutes” as Special Contributor This Fall

The Queen of entertainment media has landed a new gig. Legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey is joining 60 Minutes as a special contributor. A huge admirer of the show since her days as a young reporter, the media mogul sees this as an opportunity to join a news program that “represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling.” “There is…

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Oprah Winfrey To Star In HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

HBO is taking on the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book tells the true story of a Black woman and mother of five in Baltimore who lost her battle with cervical cancer in 1951. Without the family’s consent, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital extracted cancer cells from…

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Oprah Secures Final White House Interview with Michelle Obama as FLOTUS

Oprah Winfrey is set to conduct the final interview with Michelle Obama as First Lady of The United State of America and we’re not sure what could be more fitting. The interview entitled “First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House — An Oprah Winfrey Special” will be produced by OWN Studios. Hopefully we’ll gain…

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Kimberly Steward’s ‘Manchester By the Sea’ Brings In Six Oscar Nominations

Besides Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Steward is the second Black female producer to have her film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Though she is an industry newcomer, Steward is making her presence felt bringing in six nominations in total. Recognized for her work on Manchester By the Sea, Steward shared with The Huffington…

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Check Out The Official Trailer for The Highly Anticipated ‘Queen Sugar’

A new trailer for the highly anticipated Queen Sugar has been released, and we can hardly wait for it’s premiere. Since we first mentioned the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey production, the buzz surrounding the project has only grown and for great reason. It was only a matter of time before this dynamic duo paired…

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Ava DuVernay Is Bringing New Series ‘Queen Sugar’ To OWN Network

The NBA Finals are over, and by now you’ve probably finished binge watching Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. But visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey arrived right on time with a trailer for Queen Sugar to glue us back to our televisions. Based on the self-titled novel by Natalie Baszile, the upcoming series trails the Bordelon sisters…

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Tracy Morgan to Play Redd Foxx in Richard Pryor Biopic

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in talks to join the All-Star cast of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?  According to reports, Morgan will play Richard Pryor’s friend and mentor Redd Foxx in the film. “Mr. Foxx, I hope I do you justice,” Morgan shared. “It will be an…

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A New Maya Angelou Documentary Is On The Way

When award-winning author, poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou wrote I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in 1969, readers were eagerly thrusted into pages of a Jim Crow-era Arkansas filled with religious zeal and spurts of triumph. Through her transparency in book one and the subsequent five books that rounds out Dr. Angelou’s autobiography series, it is…

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Serena Williams Named One Of Harper’s Bazaar’s Most Daring Women

Most daring? Damn right. If Serena Williams wasn’t on Harper’s Bazaar’s 2015 list of Daring Women, I couldn’t think of any other woman that could hold the title (pun intended). Critically-acclaimed as one of the best female tennis players of all time with 21 Grand Slam titles and a super exclusive HSN fashion line, Serena’s…

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Drake Morphs Into Various Celebrities For “Energy” Video

Drake offers a bizarre, yet intriguing, clip for his If You’re Reading This Its Too Late-featured jam, “Energy.” Inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video, the Fleur& Manu-directed visuals offer a slew of impersonations that display the rapper morphing into the likes of different celebrity and musical figures including Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, Miley…

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Kelly Rowland Joins Season Two of ‘Empire’

Kelly Rowland seems to be enjoying motherhood so much that she’s her new IRL role to the home screen. The former Destiny Child singer is set to join the cast of Empire as the mother of Lucious Lyon, the lead character played by Terrence Howard. Seeing that Kelly is young for the part, the 34-year-old will…

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