In this Nov. 3, 1971 file photo, Maya Angelou poses with a copy of her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in Los Angeles. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (Photo: AP/File)

Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou’s Legacy: 3 Must-See Videos

“We’ve all known it was coming, the death of Maya Angelou. But when you hear it for the first time, it really does sort of hit you in the stomach,” “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King told viewers when the news of her good friend’s passing broke earlier today. She died in her sleep early […]

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Taraji P. Henson (Photo: PRNewsFoto/McDonald's)

Taraji P. Henson Talks New Film, Asks Why ‘RHOA’ Cast Wore Ball Gowns to Reunion

The first half of 2014 is turning out to be a busy one for Taraji P. Henson. Though she’s no longer starring in CBS’s “Person of Interest,” the Oscar-nominated actress just wrapped taping a pilot for Fox’s Lee Daniels drama, “Empire,” and she’ll soon be promoting “Think Like a Man Too,” which premieres June 20.

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Maya Rudolph (Photo: Getty Images/  Larry Busacca)

Kerry Washington On ‘Scandal’ Finale, Maya Rudolph’s New Show, Whoopi Goldberg’s Weight Loss & More

Happy Hump Day! I have a few things for you to nipple on today, including Kerry Washington dishing on what we can expect from “Scandal’s” season three finale Thursday, who’ll be stopping by Maya Rudolph’s new variety show and why Whoopi Goldberg dropped 30 pounds. Plus, see my watchlist and what’s hot (and not). Enjoy!

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Lupita Nyong'o covering Marie Claire's May 2014 issue. (Image: Marie Claire)

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Marie Claire Cover

By Lilly Workneh (Article originally published on Lupita Nyong’o is kicking off the Spring with a stellar start. The Academy Award winner has landed the cover of the May Issue for Marie Claire donning a hot-pink strapless gown and a killer smile. Nyong’o, who is now endorsed by beauty brand Lancome, joins four fellow actresses who have each landed […]

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Lupita Nyong'o is the new face of Lancome. (Photo: Alexi Lubomirski)

Lupita Nyong’o’s Big Score, Black Twitter Puts Marie Claire on Blast, FXX Eyes Tracy Morgan Comedy & More

It’s the weekend and I’ve gathered some of the hottest news happening in black entertainment such as Lupita Nyong’o landing a major cosmetics contract, Marie Claire and Black Twitter bumping heads and Tracy Morgan’s latest project. Plus check out what’s hot (and what’s not) and my weekend watchlist.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: NBC)

Halle Berry’s CBS ‘Extant’ Teaser, Michael Strahan Joins ‘GMA,’ Samuel L. Jackson Does ‘Tonight Show’ & More

Happy Wednesday y’all! Some of the headlines making the rounds today: Michael Strahan’s presence with ABC continues to grow, Samuel L. Jackson’s recent late night TV show visit proves he’s still very cool and a new teaser for Halle Berry’s CBS thriller “Extant” is available. Check it all out plus more.

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