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The 15 Sexiest Black Actresses In Hollywood

July 12th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Lupita Nyong'o
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is of Mexican and Kenyan descent. She was born in Mexico City but was raised in Kenya and educated in the United States. Earlier this year she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first starring role in "12 Years a Slave." People magazine subsequently named her the "Most Beautiful" star of 2014.

During the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in February, the actress talked about being bullied as a child and wishing she could change her skin color.

She told the Associated Press: "I got teased and taunted about my skin. My one prayer to ...
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18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College

April 6th, 2014 11:00am EDT
18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College
The ability to entertain is not the only asset most female celebrities possess. Quite a few of them furthered their education after high school and graduated with top honors from college. Of course, you do not need a college degree to become a successful actor or singer. However, quite often a celebrity, female or male, put their passion on hold to complete their education or continue working while attending college. The following list of the most educated female celebrities may surprise you.

The "American Idol" season four winner Carrie Underwood graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor'...
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Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland & More Celebs Looked Fierce At Black Women In Hollywood Awards

February 22nd, 2013 9:58am EST
Gabrielle Union
On Thursday, stars including  Jennifer Hudson, Naomi Campbell and Kelly Rowland honored Oprah Winfrey at the sixth annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The magazine also paid tribute to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" child star Quvenzhane Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris, and producer Mara Brock Akil.

Union, who was honored with the "Fierce and Fearless" award, wore a sleeveless turquoise mini dress that showed off her toned arms and legs. Singer Rowland looked sexy in a black pencil skirt and bright yellow blouse.

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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Daybreakers,' 'Youth In Revolt' & More

January 4th, 2010 9:44am EST
Daybreakers
A belated Happy New Year to all. I hope you each had happy holidays and got a chance to view all of the movies you wanted to see.

I haven't seen James Cameron's "Avatar" yet, although it's the top movie on my list right now. I've heard the film showcases some impressive visual effects, but that its dialogue and character development are not as strong. Regardless, I'm still anxious to see for myself.

2010 starts out with the release of "Daybreakers," "Youth in Revolt," "Leap Year," "Crazy on the Outside," "Wonderful World," and "Bitch Slap."

DAYBREAKERS

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Slideshow: Who Should Be The Next Bond Girl?

August 20th, 2009 10:30am EDT
The next Bond girl
Kim Kardashian has publicly stated her dreams of being cast as a Bond girl. Megan Fox, on the other hand, has passed up Hollywood's next Bond girl offer in preference for more serious acting roles. So, who shall be cast as the next lead actress in the up coming "Bond 23" film?

Here are a few actresses that we think would better serve as Daniel Craig's future counterpoint on screen. Let us know your list actresses who should be considered!

A smoldering wicked match up on screen for Craig would be actress Sienna Miller.

Sienna Miller

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The Elite Eight Of Basketball Movies

March 16th, 2009 10:25am EDT
Glory Road
March Madness has arrived! This is the time of the year when people set up betting pools and eagerly watch as their teams try to make it to the Final Four. March Madness is marked by buzz beaters, upsets, blowouts, Cinderella teams who are destined to win the tournament, Underdog teams who defy their critics, and the love and passion for the game of basketball. These underlying moments and themes have all been a major focus of basketball films. In honor of March Madness, we've compiled a list of the best basketball films ever. Here are the Elite Eight:

1. Hoop Dreams (1994)

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Slideshow: Foxy Black Stars At The Essence Luncheon

February 20th, 2009 4:04pm EST
Halle Berry
A bevy of beautiful black stars showed up at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday. Click through our photo slideshow, and tell us which ones looked the hottest!

Vivica Fox

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Anika Noni Rose

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Audra McDonald

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Gina Torres

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The Image of Black Women in Entertainment

March 24th, 2008 1:17pm EDT
Tyler Perry
Where in the world are black women in today's entertainment? There is a significant dearth in quality images of African-American women in television and film. And no, Oprah's un-Godly success and stature doesn't diminish this truth.

It wasn't always like this. In 1968, Diahann Carroll starred in the ground breaking series "Julia." Heralded as being the first series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, "Julia" produced 86 episodes and Carroll earned herself a golden globe.

In the 70s, Pam Grier played a character that went against the typical African American fema...
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Top Big-Screen Couples Of The Decade

February 27th, 2008 2:00pm EST
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There have been many memorable onscreen pairings in the new millennium, but these couples top our list:

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Playing against type, with Winslet sporting day-glo punk hairstyles and Carrey slouching with a sad hound dog face, these two captured love in all of its inglorious, impossible-to-get-along shapes. A movie that begins with two people hoping to erase all traces of each other from one another's minds potentially heralded two hours of mud slinging. Instead, Winslet and Carrey work wonders together as a c...
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