Tika Sumpter is starring in The Haves and the Have Nots, a new scripted series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. She tells us what is was like when Oprah visited the set, what it was like working with Chad Michael Murray and talks about some of her favorite past costars, like Whitney Houston, Chace Crawford, and Angelina Jolie.
It's only May, but the trailer for Lee Daniels's The Butler already has me thinking about award season. The drama stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who serves eight US presidents over the course of his three decades at the White House. Working through particularly volatile moments in the country's history, he gains a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and more. Oprah Winfrey plays Cecil's wife, marking the first time she's been on screen playing a character other than herself since 1998's Beloved.
Whitaker and Winfrey aren't the only big names in the movie. The laundry list of stars playing presidents is fascinating: Robin Williams is Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden is John F. Kennedy (with Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy!), Liev Schreiber is Lyndon Johnson, John Cusack is Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman is Ronald Reagan. Not all the actors resemble their presidential counterparts, so I'm curious to see how this pans out. The film opens Oct. 18, and you can see the trailer after the jump.
As we roll into a brand new month, celebrities are steadily sharing cute, fun, and candid photos through social media. Models Bar Refaeli and Doutzen Kroes both hit the beach in their bikinis, while Oprah discovered the wonder of wireless headphones. Chrissy Teigen joined fiancé John Legend at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, but not before suffering a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, and Drake linked up with Ryan Seacrest on the set of American Idol. Rebel Wilson celebrated hitting one million Twitter followers with a yummy snack, and Candice Swanepoel snapped a sweet pic with her adorable dog, Luna.
A consistent meditation practice can benefit the body in many ways, and plenty of Hollywood stars agree. These six successful women harness the power of their own breath in order to chill out, connect, and reboot. Learn what each of these celebrities has to say about the impact stillness and meditation has had on their lives.
Beyoncé Knowles wore a gold jeweled Elie Saab gown for the NYC premiere of her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, this evening. She was joined by her husband Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, and a slew of models, including Doutzen Kroes. Beyoncé's project will air this Saturday, adding to her string of professional and personal excitement so far this year. She kicked off 2013 by celebrating daughter Blue Ivy's first birthday in the Bahamas and then headed to Washington DC, where she sang the national anthem at President Obama's inauguration ceremony. Earlier this month, Beyoncé rocked the Super Bowl halftime show with Destiny's Child, and the fun kept coming on Monday when her March 2013 Vogue cover was released. Beyoncé isn't slowing down anytime soon, since she'll be hitting the road for her Mrs. Carter Tour in April.
It's Oprah's birthday today, and we thought we'd celebrate by taking a tour of two of her favorite places. First stop is her home in Montecito, just outside of Santa Barbara, CA. Full of patterns and saturated color, the house exudes comfort and boasts a calming teahouse and rose garden. Next up is her farmhouse in Maui, with a wraparound porch (our favorite) and plenty of windows that let in the light and frame the surrounding natural beauty.
Enjoy this little peek into Oprah's houses and, if you see her, don't forget to wish her happy birthday!
Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to millions, and there's no other television host who can move people to action like she can. Today marks her 59th birthday and what better way to ring in her birthday than rounding up the best lessons she has ever taught us? Read on for her advice that may inspire an "aha" moment and change the way you live.
Happy birthday, Oprah! The TV icon turns 59 today. It's hard to believe The Oprah Winfrey Show ended after 25 seasons, but Oprah is still relevant, most recently thanks to her ability to get Lance Armstrong to admit doping on OWN.
On her final show back in 2011, Oprah said her audience and her show have been the great loves of her life. But her other longtime love, Stedman Graham, also sat in the audience. Oprah gave him a few mentions during her finale, along with a sweet hug and kiss after finishing her closing monologue, making it clear that Stedman has been an important support for her over the years, even though he might not always share the spotlight with her. To celebrate Oprah's birthday, take a look back at the couple over the years.
Today marks Oprah's 59th birthday, and although we aren't celebrating personally with the TV maven, we're honoring Oprah's special day with a few of her favorite things. As one who shares the latest and greatest, Oprah always fills her famous list with accents that incorporate the best of both function and style. We expect nothing less, Oprah, and you never disappoint. Happy birthday!
Lance Armstrong sat down for a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which no question was off limits. Lance finally admitted to doping, answering "yes" to a series of questions about his use of performance-enhancing drugs over the years. Speculation on the issue was high last year after Nike dropped Lance and he was later stripped of his Tour de France titles. Until now, Lance has denied all reports of doping, so we want to know — are you surprised that Lance finally admitted his guilt?