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Marton Csokas

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Jimmy Fallon

Conan O'Brien

Cillian Murphy

Tyler Perry

Hayden Christensen

Janet Jackson

John Cusack

Julianna Margulies

Josh Brolin

Simon Pegg

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The 15 Prettiest Black Actresses In Hollywood

7/12/2014 3:00pm EDT
The 15 Prettiest Black Actresses In Hollywood
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 ...

Toronto Film Festival: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, & More (Photos)

9/9/2013 11:00am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
The Toronoto International Film Festival (TIFF) has turned into a hot spot for celebrities over the last few years, and 2013 has been no exception.

We spotted several stars promoting their new films, including Reese Witherspoon who attended the "Devil's Knot" premiere over the weekend.

The actress, 36, looked sexy in a black and beige patterened dress that showed off a little cleavage. She's definitely back in shape after giving birth to her third child one year ago.

Witherspoon's new film is based on an Arkansas case in which three children were savagely murdered in 1993 and the three t...

Thandie Newton Joins London's 'One Billion Rising' Protest

2/14/2013 11:47am EST
Thandie Newton
Actress Thandie Newton joined a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday as part of a worldwide campaign to stop violence against women.

The Crash star is among the famous faces supporting the V-Day's One Billion Rising drive, which encourages women across the world to strike, dance and take a stand on Valentine's Day.

Campaigners gathered in London's Parliament Square on Thursday morning, holding posters and placards, and they released 109 balloons into the sky to remember the 109 women in the U.K. who were allegedly killed by men last year.

Newton was par...

A Sexy Jennifer Lawrence, Pink Haired Helen Mirren & More Red Carpet Pics From The BAFTAs

2/11/2013 1:42pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) took place on Saturday night, and plenty of American celebrities tiptoed through the snowflakes to attend the prestigious event at the Royal Opera House in London.

Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") slicked her hair back and wore a strapless Dior Haute Couture gown with a black jacket to keep warm.

Anne Hathaway made headlines for her speech more than her black and silver studded gown. She accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress and was mocked on social media for thanking "Les Miserables" author Victor Hugo and for going on too lo...

2013 Golden Globe Awards Fashion: Stars Dazzle In Black, White & Red

1/14/2013 9:21am EST
Golden Globes 2013 Fashion
Sunday night was one of the of the biggest events in Hollywood - the 2013 Golden Globes Awards. Red, white and black were some of the more popular choices on the red carpet, with stars such as Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence opting for crimson gowns.

Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey wore black and white, and Eva Longoria looked very leggy in a black gown with a slit up the thigh. Salma Hayek also stunned in a strapless black dress that showed off her curvy figure. Rachel Weisz wore black with a sheer polka dot skirt and her best accessor...

Gabrielle Union Sizzles In A Low-Cut Gown At 'Good Deeds' Premiere

2/15/2012 12:00pm EST
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union attended Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" Los Angeles premiere yesterday wearing a simple yet sexy dress that teased just a bit of skin.

In the film, a wealthy businessman finds his upcoming wedding thrown into question when his connection with a down-on-her-luck cleaning woman (Thandie Newton) turns unexpectedly romantic. Union plays his fiancee.

Union also stars in "Think Like A Man" about two couples who use a real-life novel to work on their relationship woes.

Dress Battle: Bar Refaeli & Thandie Newton At The World Sport Awards

2/7/2012 12:30pm EST
Bar Refaeli & Thandie Newton
Supermodel Bar Refaeli & actress Thandie Newton attended the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards in London yesterday, and both ladies looked lovely in long black gowns.

Bar, 26, opted for a sleeveless gown with a slit up the leg, while Thandie, 39, chose a one-shouldered dress with a metallic belt. We can't decide which one we like better. What do you think?

Bar, one of the world's sexiest models, also has women she looks up to. She has called Rihanna and Beyonce "the top two sexy women in the world."

Thandie stars in the upcoming film "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" about a businessman who find...

Celebrity Fashion Standoff: Who Wore It Better?

1/25/2012 8:00am EST
Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale
There are many trends in the fashion industry, and celebrities follow them obsessively. Often they take a similar look and add their own personal twists.

Check out the ladies above. Lace may be traditional and old fashioned, but these gals are anything but! Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale all stepped out in the the same material with different interpretations. Jenna paired her white lace dress with a black belt and pumps. Selena went for a more antique, off-white look. Ashley chose funky leopard-print booties to pair with her dress. Who is your favorite?

Check out other celebs ...

Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012

1/3/2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012
In 1972 the Watergate scandal hit the national scene, "The Godfather" ruled the movie box office and songs that dominated the radio airwaves included Don McLean's "American Pie," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," and "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.

Also that year many of today's prominent stars were born that starred in films such as "Stand by Me," "Good Will Hunting," "There's Something about Mary," and many more. See what stars turn the big 40 in 2012. Check out the slide show below.

Amanda Peet - Born January 11, 1972

Drea de Matteo - Born January 19, 1972

Gabriel Macht - Born ...

Thandie Newton Says Vogue Magazine Snubs Her Because She's Black

11/8/2011 3:00pm EST
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton has slammed bosses at Vogue magazine for failing to support diversity by shunning black celebrities on the cover.

The star has long graced the cover of a number of popular fashion magazines, but Newton admits she has failed to catch the attention of editors at Vogue, insisting the publication is doing a disservice by neglecting to celebrate stars of African heritage.

She tells Britain's Pride magazine, "Don't get me started on black people being on the cover of big magazines. It's so preposterous. I mean, I've been on the cover of Harper's Bazaar four times; I've been on th...

Celebrity Birthdays - November 6, 2011

11/6/2011 3:00am EST
Emma Stone
Happy Birthday to:

"Easy A" star Emma Stone (1988)

NBA star and Mr. Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom (1979)

Actress/model Rebecca Romijn (1972)

Zambian actress Thandie Newton (1972)

Actor Ethan Hawke (1970)

21 Jump Street star Peter DeLuise (1966)

Living Colour singer Corey Glover (1964)

Actress Lori Singer (1957)

Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (1949)

Eagle Glenn Frey (1948)

Actress Sally Field (1946)

Closer director Mike Nichols (1931)

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Emma Watson, Keira Knightley & Kate Middleton Among Best Dressed Brits

11/2/2011 9:16am EDT
Emma Watson
Supermodel Kate Moss and actresses Emma Watson and Keira Knightley have been feted for their good fashion sense after topping Britain's 2011 "Best Dressed List."

Various designers and editors from the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar magazine have recognized the top 20 most stylish celebrities in the country and Moss, "Harry Potter" star Watson, "Pirates of the Caribbean" beauty Knightley, and singer Florence Welch have all made the cut.

British royal, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was also selected for her modern elegance alongside Stella McCartney, who recently hit the headlines for designi...

Thandie Newton Hopes Designer John Galliano Gets Help

4/17/2011 3:05pm EDT
Thandie Newton
British actress Thandie Newton is urging fans not to turn their backs on shamed fashion designer John Galliano as he is "a human being who is in pain."

The flamboyant couturier's career has been in a downward spiral since he was arrested in France in February over allegations he hurled anti-Semitic remarks at a couple during a night out, and a video tape which allegedly showed him praising Adolf Hitler later surfaced.

Galliano, who is currently at the center of a police investigation in France over the scandal, was subsequently fired as head designer for Christian Dior and he has also bee...

Thandie Newton 'Let One Go' On 'Mission: Impossible II' Set, Blamed Extras

3/20/2011 5:31pm EDT
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton caused a stink on the set of Mission: Impossible II after playing a prank on the cast and crew.

The British actress admits her most embarrassing moment was breaking wind on the Australian set of the 2000 action movie - and she was more than happy to let a crowd of extras take the blame for the mishap.

Speaking on Britain's Comic Relief, she says, "I was in Australia filming Mission Impossible II with Tom Cruise and I had a scene where we were filming in a racetrack, we were up in the stands, and it was me and about 200 extras.

"I'd eaten something that morning which hadn't...

Hot Leg: Thandie Newton At The Elle Style Awards

2/15/2011 5:00pm EST
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton attended the Elle Style Awards in London yesterday looking sexy in a purple halter top dress with a low neckline. She also showed off her long legs on the red carpet.

Fun facts about Thandie:

-She was born in Zambia in 1972 to a Zimbabwean mother and British father who moved their family to London when she was four.

-Her full name, Thandiwe, means "beloved." In 1998 she starred in "Beloved," an adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel.

-Early in her career she starred opposite Nicole Kidman (1991's "Flirting") and Tom Cruise (1994's "Interview With the Vampire). She reunited...

Thandie Newton Is Rosy On BAFTAs Red Carpet

2/14/2011 5:00pm EST
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton was pretty in pink at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday. What do you think of her rose patterned gown?

She stars in "Vanishing on 7th Street," a horror film about four survivors of a mysterious plague of darkness who flee the shadows that seem to have consumed all of society. The thriller is from "Session 9" director Brad Anderson.

Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo also star. The film hits theaters Friday, Feb. 18.

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Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' 'Two Jews On Film' Say Stay Far Away From This One (Video)

2/7/2011 11:13am EST
'Vanishing on 7th Street' is directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinest) and stars Hayden Christenson, (Luke) Thandie Newton(Rosemary) and John Leguizamo(Paul). An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness. By the time the sun rises, only a few people remain, surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening dark shadows.

Luke, Rosemarie and Paul each find their way to a rundown bar where they're greeted by a boy, James(newcomer Jacob Latimore) holding a shotgun. James informs the trio that his mother manages the place, she's gone for a help a...

'Beloved' Film Flop Caused 'Massive Depression' For Oprah

1/13/2011 11:40am EST
Oprah Winfrey has opened up about the disappointment she felt after her 1998 movie "Beloved" bombed at the box office, admitting the flop film left her fighting depression.

The media mogul produced and starred in the big screen adaption of Toni Morrison's spooky novel, alongside Danny Glover and Thandie Newton.

However, the $80 million movie pulled in just $22 million in takings - and Winfrey was hit hard by the negative feedback.

Speaking on the first episode of new talk show "Piers Morgan Tonight," she says, "I don't want to call it a turkey, but it didn't work, and it sent me into a m...

Thandie Newton Says Her Role In 'For Colored Girls' Made Her Feel Possessed

11/5/2010 10:47am EDT
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Actress Thandie Newton, who has starred in dramatic films such as "Crash" and "Pursuit of Happyness", admits that her role in the highly anticipated film "For Colored Girls", is one of the most challenging roles that she has had so far.

In the dramatic film the English actress plays a rebellious and promiscuous bartender, which she says made her feel vulnerable and uncomfortable. Thandie told the following:

"I felt like I was possessed … I felt uncomfortable exploring this sexually-depraved, mean, negative energy. I really felt very vulnerable because it’s so not who I am, ...

Review: 'For Colored Girls' Would Have Been Better Suited For The Small Screen

11/3/2010 10:00am EDT
Four Colored Girls
A good movie either needs the big screen, the big budget, or big stars to be worthy of an audience as large as Tyler Perry's. “For Colored Girls” would make a wonderful first season of a cable (or TBS) drama.

Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" is one of those movies that follows interconnecting stories of people going through struggles. The domestically abused, the sexually assaulted, accidentally impregnated, the barren, and hopelessly devoted. Think “Valentines Day” with rape.

The movie is not unlike that of a, or, well, six lifetime films in that it's about women who don't need men. Or ...

'For Colored Girls' Review: 'Two Jews Are Conflicted Over 'For Colored Girls' (Video)

11/1/2010 12:20pm EDT
'For Colored Girls' directed by Tyler Perry is based on the award winning play, 'For Colored girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf'. The film weaves together the stories of nine different women...some strangers, some acquaintances. Eventually, crisis, heartbreak and two horrific crimes bring these women together and they realize that they're not so different after all. Perry has assembled an amazing cast of actresses, including Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson. What is it like to be a woman of color in...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Megamind,' 'Due Date,' & More

11/1/2010 9:41am EDT
I’m writing this week’s column on Halloween, so I wish my readers a happy and safe holiday. There are two things I’m looking forward to later tonight: a special Halloween screening of the cult classic “Evil Dead 2” at one of my local theaters and the premiere of the AMC television show “The Walking Dead.” As a zombie aficionado I’m curious to see how they will be able to stretch out the concept into an entire series. I’m hopeful that it will be entertaining.

Arriving this week in theaters are the Will Ferrell animated comedy “Megamind,” the roadtrip movie “Due Date,” the true life thril...

Sexy Black Stars Rock The 'Colored Girls' Red Carpet (Photos)

10/26/2010 4:00pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen in "For Colored Girls," an ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry.

The film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Many of the actresses showed up to the New York City premiere last night (including Kerry Washington, above), looking lovely on the red carpet.


Janet Jackson

Thandie Newton


Kimberly Elise

Matt Dillon Sues Over 'Crash' Profits

10/1/2010 8:45am EDT
Matt Dillon
Hollywood actor Matt Dillon has filed suit against the producers of Oscar-winning movie Crash over allegations he was cheated out of $100,000 in profits.

Dillon appeared in the 2004 film alongside a star-studded cast including Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle and Thandie Newton, and the movie went on to win three Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize.

However, Dillon claims he wasn't properly paid for his role in the film, which grossed around $98 million worldwide and only found out when his accountants discovered an inaccuracy during a 2006 audit of his co...

Thandie Newton's Super Short Nude Dress

9/11/2010 8:06am EDT
Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton attended a cocktail party at Emporio Armani store at the "Fashion's Night Out" event in London on Wednesday. We can't tell where her skin starts and the fabric stops on her barely-there nude-colored dress.

Thandie believes in love at first sight - she dumped a boyfriend immediately after meeting her future husband Ol Parker.

She told Britain's InStyle magazine, "I'd never experienced that before. Up until then, my relationships had always been more based on people wanting to be with me. When I met Ol, I was dating a really sweet, lovely man and I had to leave him straigh...

Tyler Perry Still Doesn't Know Why Mariah Carey Quit His Film

6/5/2010 9:05am EDT
Tyler Perry
Moviemaker Tyler Perry has taken a lighthearted approach to Mariah Carey's decision to pull out of his new film - even though her choice meant he had to cut short a vacation.

The singer's representative has claimed Carey was forced to quit the adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," less than a week before filming was to begin, following advice from her doctors.

The announcement fueled speculation that the star is pregnant - and it created a big headache for Perry.

In an online letter to fans, the filmmaker quips,...

Christina Hendricks May Be Hot, But In Hollywood Thin Remains In

4/28/2010 10:08am EDT
Christina Hendricks vs Hollipops
Hollywood’s IT girl of the moment is Christina Hendricks, the voluptuous redhead who plays über-secretary Joan Harris on AMC’s Mad Men. Hendricks (for those of you not paying attention) is a throwback to an era of Jayne Mansfield and Russ Meyer, the antithesis of the Size 0 pretzel sticks dominating the tube and screen. But with Hendricks in the running for Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, could she signal a new standard of beauty in Hollywood?

Don’t hold your breath.

This is not to say that Christina Hendricks isn’t hot. Oh, she most undoubtedly is. But part of the allure of the actress li...

Top 10 Black Celebrity Style of 2009

12/31/2009 11:00am EST
Top 10 Black Celebrity Style of 2009
2009 has seen a great selection of designer outfits worn on the red carpet when it comes to black celebrity style. We've seen it all ranging from the classy and sexy to the fun and flirty standout frocks. Here are the Top 10 eye catching pieces and who wore them.

The Classy and Sexy

Zoe Saldana

The year has sure ended wonderfully for Zoe with the movie "Avatar" pulling in big box office numbers on Christmas weekend. Topping all of that, the star has sported some amazing outfits on the red and blue carpet for 2009 - including this white and metallic stunner from Versace.


Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '2012,' 'Pirate Radio' & More

11/9/2009 9:52am EST
At some point this week I hope to catch the wacky comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats." While I have read some bad reviews of the film, I believe my tendency to disagree with the mainstream, could be a wild card for my own appraisal of the movie.

I'm having difficulty believing the collection of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges could contribute to a horrific film considering I how much appreciate their abilities on screen.

Roland Emmerich destroys the world yet another time this week with his apocalyptic tale "2012." The quirky animation of Wes Anders...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 6

11/6/2009 3:00am EST
Thandie Newton
Happy Birthday to

Zambian actress Thandie Newton (1972)

NBA star and Mr. Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom (1979)

Actor Ethan Hawke (1970)

Actress Lori Singer (1957)

Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (1949)

Eagle Glenn Frey (1948)

Actress Sally Field (1946)

Closer director Mike Nichols (1931)

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