After close to 28,000 years, braids have aged like fine wine. Pretty plaits are in nearly every country in the world. Braiding has weaved its way through time and space, consistently finding itself in the spotlight. For many cultures, the story of braids carries great cultural significance. It is more than a hairstyle. Braids, in many ways, express identity.
With our universal love affair with braids, it doesn’t look like the hairstyle is going anywhere any time soon. In fact, 2016 was the year … read more

[shortcode 9abec2ac751177461991e129faa209af]
Hollywood got a whole lot bigger this year!
Not to mention, our Instagram feeds got way cuter too. First-time parents Chrissy Teigen and John Legend love to share pics of their daughter Luna, but she doesn’t yet have her own Instagram account yet, like Michael and Nicole Phelps’ son Boomer does.
[shortcode 7021c31cde87062dbe129470ca0f21f1]
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson also loves posting cute pics with newborn son Freddie. Rob … read more

Lena Dunham has apologized for a comment she made on her podcast Women of the Hour, in which she said that she wished she’d had an abortion.
Was the joke distasteful? Yes.
But Dunham’s heartfelt explanation more than makes up for it.
“My latest podcast episode was meant to tell a multifaceted story about reproductive choice in America, to explain the many reasons women do or don’t choose to have children and what bodily autonomy really means. I’m so proud of the medley of voices in the episode. … read more

This is the week awards season comes into focus.
On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominations, and on Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled the shortlist for its annual film and television prizes. Both awards are considered bellwethers for the 2017 Oscar race that began in earnest around Labor Day.
Sophia Bush and Common announced the nominees in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards air Jan. 29.
“Captain … read more

Awards season is in full swing!
Wednesday morning the SAG Awards announced their nominations!
Actor and rapper Common and actress Sophia Bush took the stage this morning at 10 a.m. EST to announce all the incredible stars honored this year by the Screen Actors Guild.
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below) and let us know if you’re surprised by any of the nods! Film
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck – Manchester by The Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw … read more

Another day, another nominations ceremony!
One day after the 2017 Golden Globes honorees were revealed, Sophia Bush and Common announced the 2017 SAG Awards nominees at the Pacific Design Center in L.A. Wednesday. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris thanked the event’s sponsors before introducing the Chicago P.D. actress and the Suicide Squad star. The event was broadcast live on TNT, TBS and truTV and streamed on TNT and truTV’s websites.
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast … read more

You can now add the NAACP Image Awards to the list of award shows Beyoncé is dominating this year.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just announced their nominees for the 48th annual show—which honors diversity in film, TV, literature and music—and Queen Bey leads the pack with a seven nominations, including one for Entertainer of the Year.
Her sister, Solange Knowles, follows closely behind with five nods, while Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar each saw four. … read more

I’m splitting up the Golden Globe nominations for film and television. This is the television-nomination post. Considering we’re living in the golden age of television, there was an embarrassment of riches for this year’s potential nominees, which means some hard choices had to be made and there are some significant snubs and WTFs in the TV categories. Here’s the list:
Best actor in a Limited Series or TV movie
Courtney B. Vance
Riz Ahmed
Bryan Cranston
Tom Hiddleston
John Turturro
Best … read more

Imagine waking up to the news that you’ve just been honored with a Golden Globe Award nomination. Today, that dream was entirely real for a handful of Tinseltown’s stars, old and new. As Anna Kendrick, Laura Dern and Don Cheadle announced this year’s honorees, careers were changed for the better. While some stars garnered their first nods to date, others hit significant highs, including Meryl Streep who earned her 30th nomination this year for Florence Foster Jenkins and the most of any star in … read more

Like you, James Marsden was just as surprised about Westworld’s Season 1 finale.
According to the actor, who plays Teddy Flood the gunslinger with a heart of gold, he didn’t see the shocking twist ending pertaining to the “maze” that everyone was trying to solve throughout the season.
“I got the final script and was like ‘Whoa,’ but for a while we had to kind of keep our mouths shut,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, where co-star Evan Rachel Wood … read more

A lot of people in Hollywood woke up to great news on Monday (Dec. 12, 2016) when the nominations for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards were announced. There were tons of love for La La Land and Moonlight, while actresses like Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld and Ruth Negga were all beyond ecstatic to receive their first Golden Globes nod.
Here are some of the most delightful reactions.
Ryan Renolds Strangers Things cast When you wake up to #GoldenGlobes nominations for best drama series and best actress … read more

La La Land was honored with the most awards on Sunday night (Dec. 11, 2016) at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named Best Picture and received eight awards total, which included Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle. Casey Affleck took home the prize for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her work in Jackie. Portman, who is pregnant, … read more

Time to wake up and act surprised, Hollywood! The best and brightest of the film and television industry are up at the crack of dawn today, waiting to hear the long list of nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.
The Globes, the second-biggest event of awards season (not to mention the most fun because of, well, alcohol), honor the best performances and filmmakers of the year. And if you don’t want to ace your office Oscar pool this February, the Golden Globes are widely considered to be the best … read more

Awards season is in full swing.
How do we know this? Well, on Monday morning, the nominees for the 74th Golden Globes were announced!
And since 2016 gave us so many phenomenal films and TV shows, it’s no wonder the nominations list read by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick was chock-full of A-listers honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press.
Jimmy Fallon is gonna have all kinds of fun teasing these celebs while hosting the Globes at the start of next year! LOLz.
Ch-ch-check out the full list … read more

Nominees the 2017 Golden Globes and Hollywood’s first big party night of the year have been announced.
Laura Dern, Anna Kendrick, and Don Cheadle announced the nominees on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2016) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. There was lots of love for La La Land (7 nominations) and Moonlight (6 nominations) from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, while The People v. OJ Simpson leads TV with five nominations.
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards air on Sunday, … read more