August 18, 2016 |
If you are a famous celebrity or a starving journalist, you need to Twitter, you need to InstaGram, you need to Facebook. It helps you cultivate a community, broaden your brand, help to humanize you. And then it gets you in trouble. Ellen DeGeneres , whose daytime talk show may be the most inclusive on television, was defending a tweet yesterday after she posted a photoshopped picture of herself riding on sprinter Usain Bolt 's back: This is how I'm running errands from now on. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/gYPtG9T1ao — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)
June 23, 2016 |
When I told Finding Dory star Ellen DeGeneres that I almost cried during the movie, the comedienne had a ready retort. "Just say you cried! It's okay," DeGeneres said, while the rest of those in attendance at her press conference roared in laughter. "We all cried. " When I told DeGeneres that even seeing parts of the film's trailer and replaying scenes from the film in my head made me tear up, DeGeneres talked about how she feels the film resonates with so many so deeply-and why. "I think it's so much more than a cartoon movie," she continued.
June 23, 2016 |
THIS MEAL'S not happy, it's praiseworthy. Wednesday, the 2016 McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour comes to the Dell Music Center (2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive). Tickets are free (at www.365Black.com , while supplies last) and concertgoers can enjoy uplifting music and help a good cause, Ronald McDonald House Charities. Now in its 10th year, this edition will be hosted by Stellar-nominated artist and radio personality Lonnie Hunter and feature performances and inspiration from Donald Lawrence , Bishop Marvin Sapp , Karen Clark-Sheard , Pastor Charles Jenkins , Christian rapper Canton Jones , Gospel crooner Jonathan McReynolds , Williams Brothers member Doug Williams and Christian comedienne, Small Fire . There also will be a presentation to the 2016 Anthony DeLuz Black History Maker of Today, educator Omar Barlow . Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins an hour later.
May 27, 2016 |
Dunham: Don't apologize! Do women suffer from apology-itis more than men? Do they feel they must belittle themselves all the time? Girls star and public intellectual Lena Dunham believes so. Women, she writes on LinkedIn, have a tendency to apologize even when they've been wronged by someone else. "We rush to say it when we're interrupted," she says. "We scream it across a crowded restaurant when someone else arrives late so we've lost our table. " Dunham suggests you go a week without saying that dread word.
May 21, 2016 |
Kanye "The Ego" West lets loose "What [is] the point of thinking?" So declared Kanye West Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres ' show when the host suggested he may want to reflect on his tweets before posting them. Kim Kardashian 's hub is famous for detonating stream-of-consciousness ravings on social media. West, 38, accused the media of trying to make him look foolish. Despite it all, he insisted, "I care about people. " Before Ellen could stop him (but would she want to?
March 4, 2016 |
Ashton's ninjas Whoa! There were ninjas at Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis ' super-duper-secret wedding? Any casualties? "It was a ninja effort," Kutcher, appearing Wednesday on Ellen DeGeneres ' show, told her of the lengths and depths he went to to keep the "I do" a secret. "We really didn't want helicopters at our wedding, and it's a legitimate concern. So I was posting things on social media that were in different locations to avoid the helicopters because we didn't want to be, like, screaming our vows at each other.
February 5, 2016 |
CONDUCTOR Riccardo Muti 's official website says the conductor has undergone hip surgery in Italy following an accident. The website said yesterday that as a result the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , and former director of the Philadelphia Orchestra , cannot conduct concerts planned this month in Chicago. It said the accident was not serious, but provided no details. The news agency ANSA reported that Muti underwent the surgery in the Italian city of Ravenna after a fall at home.
January 6, 2016 |
Very busy attorney Gloria Allred , a Penn alum for those of you interested in local connections, has another new client. And that can only mean some dude is in trouble. The dude is Tyga , Kylie Jenner 's ex, and Allred's client is model Molly O'Malia . Tyga is 26. Kylie is 18. Molly is 14. (Tyga, you're going in the wrong direction.) TMZ.com reports that Tyga had repeatedly tried to contact Molly, OK! ran a story about the contacts, and the story claimed Kylie busted him for trying to dip his toe in the kiddie pool.
September 17, 2015 |
Bieber: I'm single Lock up your daughters! Justin Bieber 's on the prowl. "I'm single, ladies," Selena Gomez 's ex-boyfriend told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday on her show. "And ready to mingle. " DeGeneres said Bieb's declaration may cause an avalanche of propositions from women. "I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship right now," said Bieb, who is marketing his new tune, "What Do You Mean?" "They don't want relationships," DeGeneres said. "They just want to mingle.
September 12, 2015 |
Gordon refutes claims Nick Gordon , longtime companion of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown , filed a response Tuesday to a lawsuit charging him with contributing to her wrongful death. Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31, and after a long, sad interim, she died on July 26.Gordon confirms they partied the night before the catastrophe and argued the next morning. But he strongly denies he caused her death.