BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Dec 04, 2014
Angela Bassett is set to make her directorial debut in the Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney. airing on Lifetime January 17, 2015.
Bassett, who starred with Houston in the 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale has faced criticism from Houston’s family for digging in to the late singer’s personal life and relationship with Bobby Brown. Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman
on Dec 10, 2013
With news of Bette Midler playing Mae West in a new HBO biopic based on West's life, it got me thinking of all the other rad films that depict kick-ass ladies and the amazing lives they lead. Here's my list of the top 11 (technically 12) movies based on the lives of amazing women.
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What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
Before Angela Bassett was putting Voodoo curses on Kathy Bates, she sang and danced as the enigmatic singer Tina Turner in this. Beware, wig envy ensues.
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BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 11, 2013
In honor of this season’s amazingly bizarre American Horror Story: Coven, Vulture has created some crazy cool tarot cards that you can include in your next reading/secretly carry around with you EVERYWHERE. Behold in their glory below:
Warning: POTENTIAL SPOILERS
For Kathy Bates’ sadist-turned-maid Delphine LaLaurie, the Hanged Man. Even though she’s probably (definitely) the most awful mother/human to ever exist, she’s still rockin’ that purple dress—upside down, mind you. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Jan 17, 2013
Still coping with Liz & Dick PTSD (symptoms include nausea, The Parent Trap nostalgia, and occasionally screaming, “I’m bored!” for no apparent reason)?
Luckily, Lifetime’s found a way to make it up to you. On February 2nd Lifetime will air Betty & Coretta, an original movie about, according to this new promo, freedom, friendship, and a bunch of fantastic pantsuits. The film follows the lives of Coretta Scott King, played by Angela Bassett, and Betty Shabazz, played, divalicious-ly no doubt, by Mary J. Blige. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Oct 18, 2011
What was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth like? What was going through his mind on the eve of his assassination in 1968? This is the theme explored by 30-year-old Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall in her compelling Broadway debut The Mountaintop, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater through January 15.
Starring Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Read More