Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor share a complicated history.
The actresses first met as classmates in the early 1950s. “I went to MGM when I was around 17, and Liz was there too, but she was already a star,” Debbie told People in 2015. “We went to school together on the lot, when she was in between films. I was just a beginner, and she and I were not in any manner alike, but we got along very well because I was in awe of going to school with Elizabeth Taylor. And if anyone said they weren’t, … read more
In the wake of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ deaths a rare joint interview with the mother-daughter duo has surfaced, giving an emotional, but heartfelt look at their incredible relationship.
The pair, who died within one day of each other, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011 and opened up about their amazing bond, Fisher’s drug and depression demons, and of course the Elizabeth Taylor scandal. Up until their tragic deaths, Fisher passed away on Tuesday, December 27 and Reynolds … read more
Together again. Debbie Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, shared a heartbreaking drawing of the legendary actress and her daughter (his sister), Carrie Fisher, following their deaths on December 27 and 28, respectively. The artwork, which appears to have been drawn by a fan, shows Carrie and Reynolds wrapping their arms around each other’s shoulders. Carrie is in costume, as her Star Wars character Princess Leia, while her mom is dressed as Kathy Selden, the role she played in 1952’s musical comedy Singin’ … read more
Carrie Fisher’s relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the stuff of Hollywood legend.
Its own chapter in the proverbial annals of show business lore, thanks largely in part to Fisher’s 1987 novel Postcards From the Edge, mother and daughter gave their devoted fans exactly what they wanted when they appeared in public together, bickering like a Borscht Belt duo in “take my mom, please” fashion.
But though their relationship could rightfully be categorized as turbulent, the thornier aspects … read more
Just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, beloved Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday. She was 84. Todd Fisher, her son, confirmed his mother’s death to Variety.
TMZ reported that Reynolds was hospitalized Wednesday for a medical emergency. She reportedly suffered a stroke at Todd’s Los Angeles home.
“She wanted to be with Carrie,” Todd told Variety. She was born Mary Frances Reynolds on April 1, 1932, in El Paso, Texas. In 1939, her family ― mother Maxine, … read more
George Michael may have died incredibly young, but his extraordinary life won’t soon be forgotten.
Fans are still reeling from the loss of the Wham! star, who passed away of heart failure on Christmas Day in his home in England. To celebrate his illustrious career in music, ABC aired a 20/20 special on the pop icon on Tuesday — and there were definitely a few things we learned about the 53-year-old’s life in George Michael: Faith, Freedom and His Final Hours.
Starting off with a Wham!
Destined … read more
Carrie Fisher will be remembered for many things, but one of the most powerful parts of her legacy is her advocacy for mental health issues.
After wrestling with her own mental health and bipolar disorder, Fisher spoke openly about her experiences with inspiring candor and bravery. In one such interview with Oprah Winfrey, the beloved “Star Wars” actress shared the details of her mental breakdown, which culminated with her being committed to an institution. Upon checking into the mental hospital, … read more
Happy holidays from the Seinfeld family.
As many Americans travel across the country for Christmas and Hanukkah, Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld headed to the snowy mountains for a winter getaway.
When not hitting the slopes or relaxing by the fire, the Hollywood couple gathered their kids and dogs together for a family photo.
What came next was one pretty special holiday card.
“And for one half of a second, they stopped fighting. I am about to lose it,” Jessica captioned the family … 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
In 25 years of hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah experienced more than a few “aha moments.” But there was one particular life lesson, she says, that’s always stood out from the rest.
“It was one man’s definition of forgiveness that changed my life,” Oprah says.
That man was Dr. Gerald G. Jampolsky, and he appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Show” that aired on January 4, 1990. During that show, Jampolsky asserted that the secret to happiness was forgiveness, which he described … read more
Look at these results! Oprah Winfrey showed off her slimmed-down figure and revealed that she has been seriously shedding the pounds since she joined Weight Watchers in August 2015. The media mogul, 62, who serves as both an investor and spokesperson for the company, celebrated her success in a new commercial. “Since I started Weight Watchers, I’ve lost over 40 pounds,” she said. “I can honestly tell you, I struggle no more.” The TV legend has always been open about her fluctuating weight … read more
Oprah Winfrey is making weight loss look like a piece of cake. Last October, the television titan announced that she became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers just after purchasing 10 percent of the company’s shares. More than a year later, Oprah is back with a major health update by way of two new commercials for the longtime celeb-endorsed diet and fitness company. Winfrey is down more than 40 pounds, and she credits her diet’s flexibility as a major factor in shedding the weight. “I’ve eaten everything … read more
Last night (Dec. 19, 2016), CBS aired First Lady Michelle Obama’s farewell interview with Oprah Winfrey and just as she’s on her way out, we got to know a little more about the 44th First Lady of the United States. During their chat, Obama opened up about her true feelings about President-elect Donald Trump. The First Lady admitted while she is committed to making sure the Presidential transition goes smoothly, the election cycle was difficult to experience. “This past election was challenging … read more
Ten years after launching a school in South Africa, Oprah Winfrey is reuniting with her first students to see how far they’ve come.
The emotional reunion takes place in Fusion’s upcoming documentary O Girls, in which Oprah looks back on the opening of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. “My work with these girls feels as natural to me as if they were my own children,” the former talk show host shared during the interview. “For me, this is what mothering was meant to be.”
O Girls will … read more
Michelle Obama is saying goodbye to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The outgoing First Lady sat down for a revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey as part of a CBS special aired Monday evening. In it, Michelle reflected on her eight years spent alongside husband Barack Obama in the White House, which as the media mogul put it, made her the “coolest” president’s wife in the history of the United States. We’ve learned so much about Malia and Sasha Obama’s proud mama throughout the Obama administration (The … read more