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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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Nia Long & Zulay Henao Show Some Leg & Cleavage At 'Single Moms Club' Premiere

March 11th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Nia Long & Zulay Henao Show Some Leg & Cleavage At 'Single Moms
The ladies were smoking hot at "The Single Moms Club" Los Angeles Premiere in Hollywood on Monday. Nia Long sizzled in a black gown with a low-cut neckline and a thigh-high slit.

Newcomer Zulay Henao also brought the sexiness in a gold, cleavage-baring gown that also showed off her legs.

The film centers on five very different single mothers from all walks of life whose children all attend an exclusive prep school. When their kids get busted for various infractions, the ladies are forced to organize a school dance and fundraiser.

"The Single Moms Club" opens in theaters on March 14.
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Nia Long: 'Marriage Is Not A Priority For Me'

July 5th, 2012 10:39am EDT
Nia Long
Actress Nia Long has no plans to wed the father of her newborn baby, insisting she doesn't want to jeopardize their relationship since she's "never seen a marriage work."

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, who has 10-year-old son Massai from a previous relationship, recently welcomed a baby boy, Kez, with her live-in basketball star boyfriend Ime Udoka.

Long's reluctance to get married has prompted some fans and critics to take aim at the beauty over allegations she's sending the wrong message to her kids, but the actress refuses to let the snarky comments get to her.

She tells Essence...
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Nia Long Welcomes Baby Boy Named Kez

November 10th, 2011 9:54am EST
Nia Long
Nia Long is a new mom - the star gave birth to a baby boy on Monday.

Little Kez Sunday Udoka is the 41 year old's first child with boyfriend Ime Udoka, who is a basketball player.

The star also has an 11-year-old son, Massai, from a previous relationship with Massai Z. Dorsey.
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Celebrity Maternity Fashion!

October 26th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Beyonce
Who says you can't look great while you are dressing for two? We've collected some examples of celebrities dressed (or just being comfy) while showing off their baby bumps.

Some women on this list were inspired by their search for great clothing suited for a pregnant woman. Beyonce told Harper's Bazaar magazine that she is designing a maternity fashion line. "All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman. It's been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant."

Who had your favorite maternity fashion?
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New Jessica Simpson Photos Further Fuel Pregnancy Rumors

October 14th, 2011 12:05pm EDT
Jessica Simpson pregnant?
We spotted Jessica Simpson leaving an office yesterday wearing a loose black dress and a jean jacket. Does the star look pregnant? Or perhaps a gust of wind made her tummy look rounder?

The actress/pop star has neither confirmed nor denied she's expecting a baby. Rumors started circulating in September after she refused to toast her fiance Eric Johnson at his birthday party. The couple plan to wed in November. Perhaps we'll hear an official announcement afterwards?

Meanwhile, several other celebrities are very open about their upcoming babies, including Beyonce and Hilary Duff. Other star...
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Pregnant Nia Long Gets Naked For Ebony Magazine Cover

October 5th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Nia Long
Pregnant actress Nia Long has bared all in a revealing new photoshoot for Ebony magazine.

The star has followed in Demi Moore and Britney Spears' daring footsteps by showing off her pregnant figure for the November cover of the black women's publication.

In the accompanying interview, Long insists she has no issues about becoming a parent for the second time at the age of 41, telling Ebony, "Society tells us 'Get married before 30.' I think if we just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes."

The magazine will hit newsstands later ...
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Actress Nia Long Expecting Second Child

June 16th, 2011 8:15pm EDT
Nia Long
Actress Nia Long is pregnant with her second child.

The Best Man star could no longer hide the happy news and flaunted her baby bump on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Wednesday.

It is still not clear who the father is.

Long, 40, has a 10-year-old son by ex-husband Massai Dorsey.
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Justin Bieber Urges Millions Of Fans To Always Adopt From Animal Shelters

January 21st, 2011 2:01pm EST
Justin Bieber Peta
Justin Bieber's recent hit single "U Smile" not only has his legions of fans smiling but also has homeless dogs wagging their tails and homeless cats purring. That's because the pop music phenom - whose 3-D movie Never Say Never opens on February 9 - has just shot a public service announcement for his pals at PETA promoting adoptions from animal shelters. The ad was shot by renowned celebrity photographer Cliff Watts.

"It's really important that people adopt," said Bieber. "I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog who has been abandoned or doesn'...
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Missy Elliott Honored At Black Girls Rock! Ceremony

October 18th, 2010 9:21am EDT
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday.

The Get Ur Freak On hit-maker accepted the Visionary prize from singer Ciara while actresses Ruby Dee, Keke Palmer and Raven-Symone were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Elliott later took to her Twitter.com page to thank DJ Beverly Bond for organizing the event, held in the Paradise Theater in New York City's Bronx borough.

She wrote:, "Beverly Bond u are so Amazing! I honer (sic) u! A inspiring (sic) event! Thanks to BlackGirl...
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Pamela Anderson's 'Sexist' New PETA Ad (Video)

July 15th, 2010 3:19pm EDT
Pamela Anderson PETA Ad
Pamela Anderson flew into Montréal, all set to unveil her new vegetarian campaign for PETA today, only to be denied a permit for the event at the last minute by city officials who are claiming that her ad is sexist.

Says Anderson, "In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens. In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas-is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."

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Jenna Dewan's New PETA Ad

July 6th, 2010 11:43pm EDT
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Actor and model Jenna Dewan Tatum is the star of a s-s-s-sexy new PETA campaign exposing the cruelty of the exotic-skins industry. With her naked body painted to resemble snakeskin, the sultry star slithers on a tree branch in a jungle setting alongside the words "Wearing Exotic Skins Kills. Leave Wildlife Out of Your Wardrobe."

"I couldn't believe that that is what happens for a wallet or a purse," said Dewan Tatum in an exclusive PETA interview. "There's faux alligator, faux python. … I think there's a lot of different things you can find?you just have to ask. Not only are you helping an...
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Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson & Cries At BET Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Video & Photos!

June 28th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
R&B star Chris Brown stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic "Man in the Mirror."

His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year a...
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Olivia Munn's Anti-Circus PETA Billboard

April 27th, 2010 10:37am EDT
Olivia Munn
Actor and G4 host Olivia Munn is targeting the circus in a sexy new billboard for PETA. The Attack of the Show! host posed au naturel for the ad, which features a backdrop of elephants in their native environment alongside the words, "As Nature Intended, Let Elephants Be Free. Boycott the Circus." The billboard, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Hama Sanders, is located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Munn feels especially passionate about this issue. In an exclusive PETA interview, she explains, "I had seen a video online about the mistreatment and abus...
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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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Nia Long Disses Beyonce's Acting Skills

July 17th, 2009 11:52am EDT
Nia Long in Pride Magazine
Nia Long doesn't hide her opinion when it comes to singers making the move to the big screen - especially when said singer is hired based on star power instead of skill.

In her interview for the cover story of Pride Magazine, she says "If you're a singer, not an actress, you should sing. If you're a rapper, you should rap."

The opinionated answer came when she was asked what she thought of Beyonce's performance in the thriller Obsessed.

"I didn't see 'Obsessed,' so I can’t comment, but it's just not about how talented you are anymore. It's about, 'How much box-office revenue will t...
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Memorable Stoner Movie Scenes

October 2nd, 2008 11:53am EDT
The Pineapple
Marijuana doesn't need a stoner-movie to make things funny-but it helps. Here are ten scenes which pay tribute to the drug, rather than just exploit its controversial but distinctive place in pop culture (see: Dazed and Confused). Marijuana and its paraphernalia are not just in these scenes, but have lead roles in them- (see: Mallrats). It-well, you get the idea.

10. Do I look high?

Friday (1995)

The plot: Ice Cube and Chris Tucker do absolutely nothing for a while. When Ice Cube tries to mac it to Nia Long, his brain kills the mood. Chris Tucker goes on to co-star in a ...
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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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TV Spotlight: 'Brothers & Sisters' Producer Greg Berlanti

February 29th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Brothers & Sisters
Dick Wolf, David E. Kelley, Shonda Rhimes and Joss Whedon have all done it. You may be wondering what IT is exactly. They've all at some time point created a spin-off or expanded their TV show into a franchise (see Law & Order). They've all done crossovers between their shows, if you count the backdoor Private Practice pilot on Grey's Anatomy last season.

But those crossovers would not have been possible if they didn't all share one common trait: all of them are showrunners who have, in recent memory, shepherded multiple television shows, sometimes across different channels.

The ...
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TV Snippet: Nia Long To Guest Star on 'Boston Legal'

November 29th, 2006 2:50pm EST
Nia Long
Award-winning actress Nia Long will guest star in a three-episode arc of ABCs critically acclaimed, award-winning drama series, Boston Legal. Long will play Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micro-managing new associate from the New York office of Crane Poole & Schmidt who comes to Boston to solicit Alan Shore's help.
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SCI FI Channel Acquires 'Star Trek: Enterprise,' 'Twlight Zone' & Other Series

August 3rd, 2006 11:47am EDT
The Twilight Zone
The SCI FI channel has acquired the rights to multiple made-for-television movies and series from CBS, including Star Trek: Enterprise, the Star Trek prequel series starring Scott Bakula and Jolene Blalock. The deal also includes exclusive cable rights to the classic series The Twilight Zone; the series "Tales from the Darkside"; several Stephen King miniseries; made-for-TV movies; and series such as "Haunted," Jake 2.0 and last fall's "Threshold."

“Enterprise,” which ran for four seasons between 2001-2005 on UPN, will premiere in early fall on the SCI FI Channel. The popular antholog...
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Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guests & Musical Acts For January

January 6th, 2006 3:27pm EST
NBC has released the list of guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the remainder of the month of January. Some notable guests include Elijah Wood, Kate Beckinsale, Nia Long and Queen Latifah. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Friday, Jan. 6:

Alan Cumming, Sarah Chalke, Living Things

Monday, Jan. 9:

John Leguizamo, John Tesh, Christy Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 10:

Jimmy Carr

Wednesday, Jan. 11:

LL Cool J, John Daly, O.A.R.

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