• Frederick Douglass' Family Approves of Trump Honoring Him in 'Present Tense'
Frederick Douglass' Family Approves of Trump Honoring Him in 'Present Tense'

We set the record straight with our guest, Kenneth Morris Jr., great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass , and feature an excerpt of James Earl Jones reading one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro".

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  • Democrats boycott Senate committee vote on HHS nominee
Democrats boycott Senate committee vote on HHS nominee

They then voted, again with no Democrats present, to advance the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the nomination of Steve Mnuchin to serve as Treasury Secretary. The committee normally needs at least one member from each party present to fulfill its quorum requirement, but Republican...

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  • Taylor Swift Shares Exciting First Time Experience With Fans
Taylor Swift Shares Exciting First Time Experience With Fans

Swift wrote " I Don't Wanna Live Forever " with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, along with Sam Dew, and dropped it by surprise online in December of 2016. Watch Taylor lip sync to " I Don't Wanna Live Forever " above. The video, featuring the pair at London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, opens with the former "One Direction" singer, dressed in...

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  • Amazon Is Readying Its Air Hub Fleet -- Tech Roundup
Amazon Is Readying Its Air Hub Fleet -- Tech Roundup

Total investment in the hub is projected to amount to $1.49 billion, according to reports from Kentucky . "As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list", said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, referring to the Kentucky town where CVG is...

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  • An Aggressive White House Finds Itself on Defensive
An Aggressive White House Finds Itself on Defensive

Echoing Kelly's words at an earlier press conference, Spicer said the secretary had been aware of the order and had even made edits to the final version. "The President's very pleased with (the US Ambassador to UN) Ambassador (Nikki) Haley being confirmed and spending her first week up there in NY". Reporters who had written about voters in those...

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  • Gigi And Bella Hadid Joined In The #MuslimBan Protests Last Night
Gigi And Bella Hadid Joined In The #MuslimBan Protests Last Night

All three shared a photo of the experience on Instagram . With Gigi and Bella Hadid already wowing the fashion world, little brother Anwar's modelling debut further proves their families' gorgeous genes. Whenever Donald Trump decides to take a break from signing catastrophic excecutive orders, or watching "too much television", he might be...

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  • Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Have 'Superbad' Reunion at SAG Awards
Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Have 'Superbad' Reunion at SAG Awards

She then proceeded to thank the other women in the category who were nominated: Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Eeeep. With a record 14 Oscar nominations , including Best Actress and Best Actor, it's fair to wonder why anyone would have turned down the project. The pair had previously worked together on Whiplash, wh...

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  • Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-Nominated French Actress Dead at 89
Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-Nominated French Actress Dead at 89

However it was her role in 2012's Amour which, at the age of 85, finally found her global recognition. Riva , whose 60-year acting career spanned film, TV, and theatre, was nominated at 86 for a best leading actress Academy Award for " Amour ", which won best foreign film Oscar in 2013.

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  • Alan Thicke picked brother over Robin in will shocker
Alan Thicke picked brother over Robin in will shocker

According to TMZ , Patton told the judge that Thicke punched and shoved her to the ground at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Thicke's attorney, Angela Pierce di Donato responded to the allegations, telling PEOPLE in a statement: " Paula never reported any domestic violence until she was in a position of contempt by violating the custody orde...

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  • Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Head to Italy on Vacation Together
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Head to Italy on Vacation Together

Selena and Abel's relationship is said to have come about after the pair started "working on very sexy music" together. This weekend (lol), the two were spotted hanging out in Italy, and they decided it would be the flawless time to share a cheeky Insta Stories snap.

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  • Celine Dion to join Gwen Stefani on The Voice
Celine Dion to join Gwen Stefani on The Voice

After reaching blockbuster status in the '90s and '00s, Dion took up a record-breaking residency in Las Vegas, and became one of the most recognized voices in pop music. 'We gotta put it out there, ' he said. We're gonna work hard. Levine and Legend will speak more on their alliance when they sit down with E! Earlier this week, Gwen Stefani ...

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  • Being Mary Tyler Moore Was Harder Than Portraying Mary Richards
Being Mary Tyler Moore Was Harder Than Portraying Mary Richards

Elizabeth Vargas spoke with Midday about the star and her death. The Brooklyn, New York, native is best remembered for her roles in series that helped pave the way for women in television. Playing the ideal, American-dream, motherly role in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" could not be more different from what she experienced in real life. Carl Rei...

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  • Oprah Winfrey: Mary Tyler Moore Inspired Me to Have My Own Show
Oprah Winfrey: Mary Tyler Moore Inspired Me to Have My Own Show

A chirpy theme song promised that she (and we) were "going to make it after all", and, lo and behold, she did. "She just grabbed onto the character and literally turned us into an improv group". She responded to "the idea of someone being a amusing ingenue", she says, "in that she was amusing as well as the people around her". "I went into double...

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  • Madonna Jets To Malawi, Applies To Adopt Two More Children
Madonna Jets To Malawi, Applies To Adopt Two More Children

Madonna was allowed to adopt David , now 11, after a requirement that adoptive parents live in the country for 18 months was waived. Two of her children were adopted, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. The controversy also led Malawi's government to review its laws governing adoption from overseas to "make sure they serve the best...

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  • Chinese New Year celebrated across Long Island
Chinese New Year celebrated across Long Island

From the vibrant parades to teams of lion dancers taking the streets, there is plenty to do. Several countries in Asia celebrate the lunar new year in their own way. "Once upon a time during the Qing Dynasty, the Han Chinese were forced to shave the front of their heads", Beijing hairdresser Xiao Qi said. But over 29 percent of people said that...

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  • Kylie Jenner Is Officially Off The Hook After Copycat Accusations!
Kylie Jenner Is Officially Off The Hook After Copycat Accusations!

Sitting in the passenger seat in boyfriend Tyga " s auto, Jenner captioned one of the clips, "The gag is.... While the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star doesn't have much dance experience, we'd say she's pretty darn expressive and graceful.

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  • In Rare Case, One Twin Has Light Skin; the Other, Dark
In Rare Case, One Twin Has Light Skin; the Other, Dark

Whitney tells KHQA Kalani (right) has lots of energy and is crawling and Jarani (left) loves to eat and does not have any desire, yet, to crawl. "No one believes they're twins", says Meyer. Nancy L. Segal, psychology professor and director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, tells PEOPLE . And yet whenever this happens...

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  • Comeback complete? Mel Gibson gets an Oscar nod
Comeback complete? Mel Gibson gets an Oscar nod

A decade later, TMZ had him pegged as the town's leading pariah. Nicole Kidman returns to the Oscar nominations with a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in Lion. Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge , a film edited by Kiwi John Gilbert. Gibson was barred from going near Grigorieva or their daughter by a restraining order, an...

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  • Soulja Boy facing felony weapons charges
Soulja Boy facing felony weapons charges

The rapper has reportedly been charged with two stiff felonies stemming from the December arrest where he was found in possession of a gun. The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was also charged with being in possession of a firearm while on probation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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  • Rick Perry Made An Inadvertent Sex Joke During His Confirmation Hearing
Rick Perry Made An Inadvertent Sex Joke During His Confirmation Hearing

Numerous cuts involved getting rid of key organizations within the department, such as the Office of Electricity, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Office of Fossil Energy. "The question is how do we address it in a thoughtful way that doesn't compromise economic growth, the affordability of energy or American jobs". ...

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  • Chrissy Teigen hilariously trolls Donald Trump during the inauguration
Chrissy Teigen hilariously trolls Donald Trump during the inauguration

It's pretty amusing imagining a drunk Teigen staring at her legs and thinking "So soft". In response to Chrissy's picture , one fan tweeted a message of thanks for the model's realness. "It's gotten to the point where they're not just smoothing their skin anymore, they're actually changing the shape of their body", she said . However, on ...

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  • Apple may replace iPhone 6 units that randomly shutdown
Apple may replace iPhone 6 units that randomly shutdown

However according to a source inside Apple , speaking to AppleInsider earlier today in the U.S., there are now "no plans" to offer a battery exchange programme for the iPhone 6. Apple's battery replacement program will only cover the iPhone 6s and not the iPhone 6, clearing out a previous report on which units are entitled.

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  • Young Thug's 'Wyclef Jean' video is a hilarious $100K disaster
Young Thug's 'Wyclef Jean' video is a hilarious $100K disaster

When he eventually does show up 10 hours late, he refuses to get out of his auto for the most first-world problem ever. Given that degree of entrenched cultural rudeness, it's not surprising that Young Thug failed to show up for any of the shoots for his latest video " Wyclef Jean ".

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  • Selena Gomez Was Spotted Listening to The Weeknd
Selena Gomez Was Spotted Listening to The Weeknd

Given their chequered dating history, it was only a matter of time before someone asked Justin Bieber what he makes of the whole Selena Gomez-The Weeknd hook-up. But apparently it's about Selena Quintanilla the 90s singer, but who knows? The source said: " Selena is not good friends with either Gigi or Bella".

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  • Celebrate! Actress Betty White turns 95
Celebrate! Actress Betty White turns 95

White (as Rose Nylund) sings "Miami" with the rest of The Golden Girls (Dorothy, Sophia and Blanche). White also recently did an interview with Yahoo to talk about her secrets to a long life and dish on her legendary career. A renowned animal lover, White said she wakes up early each morning and plays with her dog. "Just think, 'All right, ther...

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  • Looks Like Kim Kardashian Is Making a Cameo in Ocean's Eight
Looks Like Kim Kardashian Is Making a Cameo in Ocean's Eight

No word on exactly what Kim's scene entailed, but she's definitely looking like the glamorous Kim of before. We can only assume that her clothes keep getting stolen and she can only find clothes that are child-sized to squeeze into. Matt Damon, who starred in the first three films, also makes a cameo, as does Katie Holmes . Her husband Kanye West ...

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  • Did you get tickets? Many fans disappointed after U2 tickets sell out
Did you get tickets? Many fans disappointed after U2 tickets sell out

U2 have added a second United Kingdom date to their upcoming Joshua Tree anniversary tour after tickets sold out in minutes. Tickets for the Lower Davin Stand and pitch areas of Croke Park have a face value of €76. To date, it is their highest selling record. "Ticketmaster is just facilitating the sale". Following Garth Brooks-gate, it was es...

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  • Nvidia's fantastic new Shield TV is now available
Nvidia's fantastic new Shield TV is now available

The Nvidia Shield TV can be bought now for £189.99, at Nvidia's official website , Amazon , Currys and Ebuyer , with all site's listing the device as in stock now. An array of new apps will also be debuting on SHIELD post the update. Android 7.0 Nougat for Android TV isn't much different than prior versions, but does make it easier to swit...

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  • Deadpool 2 will set up X-Force film
Deadpool 2 will set up X-Force film

Chances are Morena Baccarin, who portrayed Deadpool's love interest Vanessa a year ago, will also reprise her role. What can we expect from the side of the X-Force in Deadpool 2? Yes, there's the risk of making the movie overcrowded, especially when you're introducing Domino, Cable, and other new characters, but I trust that the screenwriters won...

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  • Kim Kardashian's police interview from the Paris robbery has been leaked
Kim Kardashian's police interview from the Paris robbery has been leaked

Just a few hours earlier, five men had broken into her Paris apartment. The Keeping Up with the Kardashian star, who flew into the Middle Eastern hot spot to attend a master class from celeb makeup artist and BFF Mario Dedivanovic on Friday, gave us a glimpse of the old Kim K as she enjoyed a lavish dinner spread with her sister Kourtney '...

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  • Is Bella Hadid Throwing Shade At The Weeknd & Selena Gomez?
Is Bella Hadid Throwing Shade At The Weeknd & Selena Gomez?

Sources close to Selena are telling TMZ that if Bella feels "betrayed" by her new fling, that's not fair. "She knows them through other people, but they are just acquaintances", the insider told the magazine. Selena looked incredibly happy spending time with The Weeknd . She said she missed him and the pictures made her feel happy. "[The ...

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  • Mark Hamill Reads Donald Trump's Meryl Streep Tweets as the Joker
Mark Hamill Reads Donald Trump's Meryl Streep Tweets as the Joker

By the next day, an upset Trump exclusively focused his trademark insults on Streep, calling the three-time Oscar-winner " overrated ". Mark Hamill is back with another Trumpster dramatic reading. "Just more very dishonest media". Expect these once a week for the next four, years, everyone. Although Streep did not name Trump, she made it cl...

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  • Western Michigan hires Tim Lester as head coach
Western Michigan hires Tim Lester as head coach

WMU announced the move Friday night on Twitter . Lester was a former quarterback at Western Michigan, setting 17 school records under head coach Gary Darnell. His coaching career includes stops at Saint Joseph's, North Central, Elmhurst, Syracuse and Purdue, mostly as a quarterback coach and/or offense coach.

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  • 'Twin Peaks' Teaser Gives First Glimpse at Agent Cooper
'Twin Peaks' Teaser Gives First Glimpse at Agent Cooper

However, that doesn't stop several of my friends from gasping whenever I say I haven't watched all of the original Twin Peaks . Episodes 3 and 4 will be made available on Showtime's digital platform immediately after the premiere, so that you can sort-of binge if you love it.

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  • Samajwadi Party symbol war: Hearing concludes, EC reserves order
Samajwadi Party symbol war: Hearing concludes, EC reserves order

Mulayam Singh Yadav, the supremo and President of the Samajwadi Party, has not been supporting the idea of an alliance with any party. So, Mulayam is fighting for both for the party's president post and the cycle symbol that he had chosen when he formed the party 25 years ago.

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  • Richard Ayoade To Host The Crystal Maze?
Richard Ayoade To Host The Crystal Maze?

Ayoade has previously been linked to the new series of The Great British Bake Off when it arrives on Channel 4. Channel 4 will air the 20, hour-long episodes of the game show when it comes back later this year. However, Merchant decided that he didn't fancy continuing in the hosting role (made famous in the original series by Richard O'Brien), me...

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  • Ed Sheeran shares new album release date
Ed Sheeran shares new album release date

Following the release of two new singles last week, Ed Sheeran seems to have revealed the track list for his upcoming album Divide . He took to social media this morning to share the announcement, adding that the pre-order will be available tonight at midnight.

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  • Senate Approves Waiver For Gen. Mattis to Serve as Pentagon Chief
Senate Approves Waiver For Gen. Mattis to Serve as Pentagon Chief

The Senate Armed Services Committee is hearing the testimony of retired Marine General James Mattis , picked by President-elect Donald Trump to take over the Department of Defense. In his prepared remarks for the committee, Mattis said his primary mission at the Pentagon would be allow the State Department to negotiate from a "position of streng...

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  • Marie Osmond: I'll sing at Donald Trump's inauguration
Marie Osmond: I'll sing at Donald Trump's inauguration

He has an invitation out to the Beach Boys, but they haven't yet decided whether to accept the gig. I think we should. She added: 'I think we should all support our president whether we're happy or sad. We will let you know as soon as a decision is final'. The 57-year-old, who earned fame with her hit song "Paper Roses" in the 1970's, has perfo...

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  • Tidal lagoons 'can play important role' in security of United Kingdom energy supplies
Tidal lagoons 'can play important role' in security of United Kingdom energy supplies

Mr Torevell, said: "The benefits are multiple, a tidal gateway would generate green electricity, improving connectivity between Cumbria and Lancashire and would begin to position the North West as a world leader of this kind of electricity generation".

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  • French National Front leader Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower

The French politician's chief of staff was quoted as saying the trip to NY was a "private visit" and that a meeting with Mr Trump was "not on her public agenda". "We do not communicate about private visits". Asked whether she would come speak to the pool later and one of her associates said "OK". This is the picture of far-right politician ...

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  • Singers Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson react to Trump invites
Singers Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson react to Trump invites

The Anfield-born performer, who shot to fame on The X Factor , confirmed last week that she had been approached by the USA president-elect's representatives. She went on to say that she had a lot of love for the people of America, and hoped she would get to sing Strange Fruit for them one day. Ferguson insisted that she would only appear in ...

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  • Why 'Scandal' Season 6 Won't Inculde Donald Trump
Why 'Scandal' Season 6 Won't Inculde Donald Trump

It's an ill wind that blows no good. The intersection of " Scandal " with real-world politics played out this week in other ways after the much-promoted return of TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday), ABC's Rhimes-branded programming block. "It has nothing to do with my job; I like to stay in my lane". The executive producer also downplayed any par...

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  • Kim Kardashian's Paris chauffeur among 17 detained in $10 jewelry heist
Kim Kardashian's Paris chauffeur among 17 detained in $10 jewelry heist

However, Kim was so shaken by the event, she practically abandoned all of her social media channels in the following months, clearly out of fear that more people could use it to track down her location. A Parisian police insider told the mag that the pair of 50-something brothers, accused of "disposing" of the bling, are involved in the diamond t...

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  • Iranians Remember Former President Rafsanjani
Iranians Remember Former President Rafsanjani

The death of the deceased #Rafsanjani has stripped away the mask of "devoutness" to reveal the ugly faces of a person who dedicated his life to fighting Islam. For some American officials, Rouhani's election in 2013 opened up new possibilities on potential collaboration between Iran and the West on issues like nuclear proliferation.

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  • Golden Globes 2017: Emma Stone tolerates Ryan Seacrest question about her dress
Golden Globes 2017: Emma Stone tolerates Ryan Seacrest question about her dress

Emma Stone won her first ever Golden Globe on Sunday, January 8, and she dedicated the award to fellow "dreamers". The actress beat out Annette Bening in 20th Century Women , Lily Collins in Rules Don't Apply , Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins .

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  • Here Is the 2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet Live Stream
Here Is the 2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet Live Stream

Ethiopian-born Negga is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama . The drama category, both at the Globes and elsewhere, appears to be a close race between "Moonlight, ' a low-budget movie about an impoverished black boy struggling with sexual identity in Miami, and 'Manchester by the Sea " a study of family ...

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  • Cher to star in movie about Flint Water Crisis
Cher to star in movie about Flint Water Crisis

Cher will play a Flint resident who has to deal with the water crisis. According to Deadline , she heard a Lifetime movie about the crisis was in the works and reached out to the producers expressing an interest in being involved with the project.

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  • Floyd Mayweather hangs with Soulja Boy ahead of Chris Brown fight
Floyd Mayweather hangs with Soulja Boy ahead of Chris Brown fight

He was apparently serious about the bout, as boxer Adrien Broner later announced via social media that Brown and Soulja Boy would be facing each other in the spring. Meanwhile, 50 Cent has backed Soulja Boy for the win and says; he'll be putting a $100,000 bet on the effect. Brown posted a video on Thursday in which he said: "All jokes aside ...

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  • John Berger, art critic and Booker Prize victor, dies at 90
John Berger, art critic and Booker Prize victor, dies at 90

The programme aired in 1972 and has since been shown on BBC Four. He also won the 1972 Booker Prize for Fiction for his experimental novel "G.", set in pre-World War I Europe. Tributes came from the worlds of art, literature and politics. "It changed everything", she added. Feminist author Andi Zeisler also shared the same quote, adding: "Ber...

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