It’s out with the old, in with the new — and celebrities are emotional about the change in American leadership.
Yvonne Orji is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy series at Disney Plus that boasts David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey among its executive producers, Variety has learned. Titled "First Gen," the half-hour show is based on Orji's personal experiences growing up as a Nigerian immigrant in America. As a child, she’s caught between trying to honor her parents […]
Pat Quinn, who was behind the viral ice bucket challenge, died Sunday after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 37.
On "The Oprah Conversation," the former president addressed the long-running false claims — perpetuated by his successor, Donald Trump — that he wasn’t born in the United States.
Barack Obama calls the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which took place on Dec. 14, 2012, “the worst day of my presidency.”
The country music legend just happened to hear it on the radio as she drove her Cadillac in Tennessee.
When the actor decided to “f*** the bucks” and stop making romantic comedies, in a quest for more challenging roles, he committed to it. And when Hollywood wasn't interested at first, he considered a major career change.
“I would never have spoken a word about anybody in my life — and I tried to be very fair — but people have drawn first blood with me historically," Carey told Oprah Winfrey.
The "Hero" singer also says the baseball player's "functional" family helped her feel more comfortable about her own family's biracial identity
The CBS This Morning co-host revealed that she had the opportunity to takeover Oprah's show, and explained why she turned it down.
HBO has set an all-star lineup of featured performers in the adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me." The HBO version's cast will include Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, "Black Lives Matter" founder Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, The Roots' Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, and Susan Kelechi Watson. […]
After honoring Breonna Taylor by featuring her on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey is now getting dozens of billboards set up around Louisville, Kentucky, demanding justice for her. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed at the hands of police who shot her in a “no knock warrant” in her […]
“If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” says a quote from Winfrey that also appears on the September edition cover.
Oprah Winfrey has a new show, 'The Oprah Conversation,' coming to Apple+. Meanwhile, O, the Oprah Magazine, will shut down publication after 20 years.
If you missed The New York Times’ striking 1619 Project, which examines the legacy and impact of slavery in America, you’re in luck: the magazine issue is being adapted into a TV series, multiple feature and documentary films, and more.2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, who created 1619, has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to develop the work as well as its companion 1619 podcast in different formats — from books to documentaries — in order to be shared with a wider audience. “From the first moment I read The 1619 Project and immersed myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones’s transformative work, I was moved, deepened and strengthened by her empowering historical analysis. I am honored to be a part of Nikole’s vision to bring this project to a global audience,” Winfrey said in a statement.> When the 1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation. Today, I am honored to be a part of @nhannahjones’ vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y’all! https://t.co/zcmVlLeSKV> > — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 8, 2020The 1619 Project was published in August 2019, 400 years after Africans were first brought to Virginia in order to be sold as slaves. Black scholars, essayists, poets, playwrights, and more contributed to the work, as it chronicles the way slavery over time has helped create the foundations of systemic racism that still endures in every corner of American life today. The issue, which had its own section in the print edition of the New York Times and was produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture, also makes the case to have slavery, its consequences, and the contributions of Black Americans over time be at the forefront in our discussions about American history as a whole.“The truths [Hannah-Jones] uncovers are painful and disturbing, but we are better for it because her crowning accomplishment in shining a spotlight on the previously untold contributions of Black Americans delivers a powerful message of empowerment and inclusion.” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake and Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs said in a joint statement.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why Twitter Wants Oprah To Save Us From Dr. PhilThe Housing Crisis Is A Black Lives Matter IssueWhy Is Hamilton Being Cancelled On Twitter?
Courtney B. Vance sees the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd as "an opportunity" to end racial inequality. "Now is the time," he says.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, calls itself “committed to progress” after stars from the film “Selma” say they were admonished for wearing “I can’t breathe” shirts in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner.
King admitted she thought she was "gonna lose it" while covering the George Floyd news on air.
Winfrey challenged the students graduating in these strange and challenging times to make the world more equitable.
The rapper opens up about going on the offensive after Oprah made it clear she wasn't a fan of his lyrics and wouldn't have him on her show.
John Krasinski threw a graduation celebration for 2020 graduates whose ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus, and he had a surprise for a lucky few.
Other famous faces slated to appear in the streaming event include Jennifer Garner, Simone Biles, Lil Nas X and Awkwafina
Salma Hayek and Will Smith are showing off their gray roots as stars prioritize their health over trips to the hairdresser.