Tori Kelly may have become a star thanks to YouTube, but in no way was she an overnight success. The singer, who blends soul, pop, and R&B in her heartfelt songs, was signed to a record label at age 12. Since then, Tori has appeared on both America's Got Talent and American Idol, but she truly skyrocketed to fame last year when she uploaded her cover of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin' Bout You." Today, the video has been viewed more than 17 million times.
We caught up with Tori this week just before her show at LA's Fonda Theater and as she prepped to hit the road for her first tour in support of her newly released EP, Foreword. Watch for our exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of her preshow rehearsal and to learn more about this breakout artist's "personal" songs and musical idols. Even Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, is a fan!
Mandy Ingber is Jennifer Aniston and Kate Beckinsale's trusted yoga instructor and a New York Times bestselling author, but she isn't your stereotypical, permanently zen yogi. In this episode of In Her World, we join Mandy in a frank discussion about her life's ups and downs and find out why the beach is a place that's brought her peace and perspective in the middle of some of her toughest personal and professional moments. Brought to you by Ford Warriors in Pink.
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Carmelita Jeter earned the title Fastest Woman Alive in 2009 with her 100-meter dash time, which is second only to the late Florence Griffith-Joyner's world record. It was just one in a long line of athletic achievements to come for Carmelita, who went on to earn a gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2012 Olympics, solidifying her standing as one of today's top female runners.
On this episode of In Her World, Carmelita reflects on her greatest losses, both professional and personal, and gives us an inside look at what her life is like when she's not competing. Watch to find out what drives Carmelita to succeed and why her lifelong love for food and cooking keeps her grounded and connected to the people she loves — despite the pressure of life as a world-class athlete. Brought to you by Ford Warriors in Pink.
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Anna Faris stars in this season's new CBS comedy Mom as a woman trying to stay sober and make ends meet with a teenage daughter and a domineering mother. We sat down with Anna on the set of the show recently to talk about teaming up with TV legend Chuck Lorre, her own experiences as a working mom, and why the series offered her a new, unexpected challenge. Mom airs every Monday at 9:30/8:30 Central on CBS.
When Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in this week's The Fifth Estate, he knew he was up for a challenge. Not only does the controversial figure have a distinctive look, but when Benedict reached him by email, he tried to convince him not to make the movie. We caught up with Cumberbatch to get his take on the true motivations of the man he plays and his dramatic physical transformation — bleached eyebrows and all.
Kimberly Peirce is best known for impactful films like Stop/Loss and Boys Don't Cry, and while her latest effort — a big-screen version of Stephen King's classic Carrie — might seem like a departure, the director tells us it shares much in common with her other movies. Peirce also talked with us about how working with Carrie's young star Chloë Moretz compared to her experiences with past leads Channing Tatum and Hilary Swank and about the fun of tackling the horror genre. Carrie hits theaters this weekend.
Bill Condon helms The Fifth Estate, which tells the story of the rise of WikiLeaks and its controversial founder, Julian Assange. We spoke with Condon at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he gave us his opinion on Assange's true motivations and actor Benedict Cumberbatch's transformative take on Assange in the film. The Fifth Estate hits theaters this weekend.
Superstar Alicia Keys believed in this week's new release, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, so much, she signed on not only as an executive producer but also as the film's composer. I sat down with Keys recently to discuss what it was about the movie, centered on two Brooklyn boys left alone for the Summer, that made her want to be a part of it. Check it out!
Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and her best friend, photographer Rodene Jones, first met as teenagers. Like any close, longtime friends, the two have weathered their share of successes and setbacks together in the years since — but nothing prepared them for Rodene's breast-cancer diagnosis last year at age 31. After Rodene's fiancé noticed a lump underneath her breast, Rodene not only learned she had triple-negative cancer, but she also tested positive for BRCA1; that gene greatly increases the likelihood of contracting breast and ovarian cancers. Rodene quickly began a grueling treatment process that would transform not only her own life but the lives of the people who love her.
On the latest episode of In Her World, we sit down with Kat and Rodene for a surprisingly honest, candid talk about the realities of facing cancer, the transformative power of friendship, and what every young woman needs to know — and do — about taking control of her health. Brought to you by Ford Warriors in Pink.
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