Category: TV and Film

Meet Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o

Actress Lupita Nyong’o Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o became the new Hollywood “It Girl” after she played the object of cruel affection in the movie, “12 Years a Slave.” Since her role as Patsey in the movie released about four years ago, she’s made rounds in fashion magazines, hobnobbed with celebrities and is considered a breakout star. According to CNN (Cable News Network) here are 10 things to know about the “statuesque actress with a flashy smile and almost flawless fashion” sense. She straddles many worlds: Nyong’o was born in Mexico when her Kenyan parents were in political exile. Her...

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Some say Hart Crossed the Line in calling out rich friends to donate

Actor and Comedian, Kevin Hart Houston, Texas —When disaster strikes human communities, people usually experience its impacts, both rich and poor alike, but the poor usually suffer just because they are poor. In Texas, that’s what Hurricane Harvey did to many people. The massive destruction of properties and displacement of thousands of Texans drawn the attention of Americans, rich and poor. Some decided to help by their physical presence, others made donations. Kevin Hart, an American actor, comedian and a man of all professions on TV and in radio, felt if one is blessed with wealth and opportunities, he...

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The life and legacy of boxing titan Muhammad Ali

PBS NewsHour Presents  Published on Jun 4, 2016 Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, famed boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, learned how to fight at an early age, when seeking vengeance for a stolen bicycle. From young Clay to famous Ali — who later became an outspoken social activist — NewsHour looks back on the life and legacy of one of the world’s most recognizable athletes....

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Martha Stewarts and Snoop Dogg Turn it Steamy

New York – The public got a glance of ageless beauty and the real act of socialite’s maneuvering over the past days when Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg took their public stunt in a whole new direction. Lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg both co-host a food show, but there is just one thing the duo wants their millions of viewers to see, know and understand: They have chemistry in the kitchen. While promoting the show’s second season, the Emmy-nominated hosts recreated an iconic and sensual scene from the film “Ghost.” In the promo, instead of caressing,...

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Mel B Walked Off America’s Got Talent Show

America’s Got Talent’s Judge Melanie “Mel B” Brown New York – Melanie “Mel B” Brown walked off the America’s Got Talent Show stage Tuesday night after fellow judge Simon Cowell made a makeshift joke about her wedding night. The event took place as the former Spice Girl is in the middle of a divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte. The British TV personality Cowell, 57, made an unwell timed dig after a magician suffered a technical malfunction during his performance. “I kind of imagine this would be like Mel B’s wedding night,” Cowell said. “A lot of anticipation, not...

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CNN Asks Famous African Women to Share Inspiring Quotes From Other African Women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, CNN asked 12 famous African women to share the most inspiring quote they have heard from another famous African woman. Those questioned included Beninese singer-songwriter, Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tiwa Savage, Nigerian music producer, DJ Cuppy and Ghanaian film director, Nicole Amarteifio. CNN claimed that Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai was the most quoted woman with other quotes coming from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lupita Nyong’o and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Kidjo shared a touching quote from Maathai: “You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself.” Savage expressed a quote from Liberian peace activist...

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