September 7, 2016
I'm not sure any woman has ever awakened more beautifully than Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley, True Blood) does in the sexy, languid opening scene of OWN's new drama Queen Sugar, as she emerges from a lover's bed to the strains of Meshell Ndegeocello's "Faithful. " Directed by series creator Ava DuVernay ( Selma ), who made a point of having female directors for all 13 of the first season's episodes, the scene manages to elevate the TV cliché of introducing female characters without most of their clothes.
September 4, 2016
Building Star Trek. Two-hour special marks the 50th anniversary of the science-fiction franchise Star Trek with a look at some of the technology it anticipated, from handheld communication devices to space shuttles. 8 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian Channel. Rizzoli & Isles. Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) work one more case together. Series finale follows a daylong marathon - starting at 9 a.m. - of Season 7. 9 p.m. Monday, TNT. Harley and the Davidsons.
June 21, 2016
_ ODD MOM OUT. 10 p.m. Monday, Bravo. Jill (Jill Kargman) flirts with the idea of going back to work in the Season 2 opener of her comedy about life on the Upper East Side. Showrunners Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, Germantown Friends grads, also wrote for Sex and the City. _ GREENLEAF. 10 p.m. Tuesday, 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, OWN. Then moves to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Yes, it's a two-night, three-hour premiere. Oprah Winfrey, who has her name on the channel, also has a recurring role in this drama, centered on a Southern megachurch.
May 27, 2016 |
Veteran 6ABC anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury announced Wednesday that she is officially retiring from the station she has been with since 1978. In 2003, the anchor-reporter went on medical leave after she was diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. She returned to the station in 2007 but had to take another leave after the disease returned. "I'm feeling good. I really am," Thomas-Laury said. "I think this last illness was going to take a toll and I was going to need to make a decision to turn the page.
August 14, 2015 |
Get a good look at Danny Kean - pounding the keys as his dog, Mo, snoozes atop his piano, jammed in the bed of his old red pickup truck. Because he won't be in Philadelphia for long. Gray-haired and goateed, Kean may be the last of the hard-core troubadours. He talks fast, thinks deep, and moves on. He has no home, no job, and no money. What he's got is a 1987 Toyota, three-quarters of a tank of gas, and a belief that bringing piano music to people across the continent affords them, and him, a certain kind of enlightenment.
December 23, 2014
THE CLIENT was stressed out: Her three kids were hyped about being home from school and wanted to decorate for Christmas, but she hadn't gotten around to cleaning up from Thanksgiving yet. She couldn't focus on the joy of the upcoming holidays because she was completely overwhelmed by her to-do list. This time of year, holistic wellness coach Prakriti "Pax" Tandon sees a lot of clients, especially women, struggling like this. "Isn't it heartbreaking? This is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and most women can't wait for it to be over because it's infused with so much stress," said Tandon, who, in October, was named editor of the Authentic Happiness website run by the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center.
November 28, 2014 |
Clutches, in all of their sequined fabulousness, have torn their fair share of shawls and snagged many an evening gown over the decades. Enter the pearlescent, vintage-inspired Edie Parker line. Instead of sparkly decor that's appliquéd, these beauties have their shine inlaid into the acrylic cases. But it's the edgy sayings in Edie Parker-stylized script - dope, wild, free , and my favorite '80s exclamation, word - that take the accessories beyond Judith Leiber-apropos to millennium glamour.
October 10, 2014 |
Oprah warned her. Not once, but twice. Now actress Raven-Symoné, former Cosby Show sweetheart, sits at the center of a social-media hailstorm that has ruffled her cotton-candy-hued hair and scorched her image. During an interview Sunday on Oprah: Where Are They Now? , Symoné disassociated herself from labels, declaring that she is "American, not African American. " For those who watched little Olivia grow up on The Cosby Show , groundbreaking for its portrayal of a successful middle-class African American family, the appearance of race denial was searing.
July 10, 2014 |
Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, who has said Sandusky molested him as a child, will appear in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week. In the interview, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. July 17 on Winfrey's OWN Network, Sandusky is expected to give a personal account of the abuse he says he suffered as a child. It will be his first public interview since his adoptive father's 2012 conviction on child sex-abuse charges. In a brief video clip posted on Winfrey's website, Sandusky says to Winfrey, "At bedtime, his ritual began.