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TV REVIEW: ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary

The OWN Network premiered the documentary Dark Girls Sunday night. As I watched and surfed my social media, I saw sentiments from people that ranged from "Finally someone is telling my story" to "What was the point of telling this story?" My own opinion lies on both sides of the fence. I am a "dark girl." Like some of … [Read more...]

‘Dark Girls’ Documentary To Premiere On OWN

The documentary Dark Girls is a provocative look at the effects of colorism among the African-American community. It will make its television debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network this Sunday. The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it generated a lot of buzz because of its … [Read more...]

First Lady Michelle Obama & Beyonce Land On Forbes “Most Powerful Women Of 2013” List

Forbes has just released their list of "The World's Most Powerful Women of 2013," and it's no surprise that Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama made the cut. Michelle Obama scored a spot in the top 10, taking the No. 4 spot on the list. Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, followed Michelle Obama and took the … [Read more...]

MOVIE TRAILER: “The Butler” Starring Forest Whitaker & Oprah Winfrey

The first trailer for the upcoming movie The Butler has finally been released.  I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this movie and have been seeing a lot of behind-the-scenes photos online, so the anticipation was building. The movie's director Lee Daniels was inspired to make the film when he read a story by Wil … [Read more...]

BFF’s Oprah & Tyler Perry Cover ESSENCE + Oprah Lands Jason Collins For “Next Chapter”

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are two of the most successful people in the business.  Last year, they joined forces when Tyler Perry and Oprah struck a deal for TP to produce new shows for Oprah's network, OWN. Now, the shows are complete and ready to premiere on OWN later this month.  ESSENCE magazine sat down with the … [Read more...]

OWN Releases Trailers For New Tyler Perry Shows

OWN Network finally released the trailers for Tyler Perry's highly anticipated new shows, Love Thy Neighbor and The Haves and The Have Nots. The new original series' will premiere on OWN May 28th and 29th. Both shows were created, written, and directed by Perry. Love Thy Neighbor is a half hour comedy centered around … [Read more...]

DMX Threatens To Sue OWN; Wants His “Fix My Life” Episode Removed

DMX is not happy about his episode of Iyanla, Fix My Life.  After the turbulent episode aired, DMX's team released a statement saying that Iyanla didn't fix his life, but made it worse. DMX is now claiming that OWN agreed to only focus on his relationships with women and his children and not his drug addiction.  On the … [Read more...]

Tyler Perry’s Madea Meets “The Color Purple’s” Sophia (Video)

Last year, Tyler Perry teamed up with Oprah to produce new shows for her network OWN in hopes to increase ratings. In the past few weeks, the two have been working on different promos for the shows which are geared up to premiere next month. In the new promo, Sophia and Madea come together to encourage folks to watch … [Read more...]

DMX & SHEREE WHITFIELD TO APPEAR ON “IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE” + TWO NEW REALITY SHOWS FOR OWN

Oprah is working on a line-up for OWN that's sure to increase her ratings.  With the return of the popular show Iyanla: Fix My Life, the two new series from Tyler Perry, The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, and the addition of two new reality shows; OWN may just have a breakout season this spring. Iyanla: Fix … [Read more...]

OPRAH WINFREY, GABRIELLE UNION, KELLY ROWLAND AND MORE ATTEND THE ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON

Thursday afternoon, Essence Magazine held their Sixth Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.  The honorees this year included Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, Quvenzhané Wallis,and actress Naomie Harris. Oprah was honored and received the Power Award for all of her past achievements but more recently the launch of her … [Read more...]