Essence magazine celebrated the achievements Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Quvenzhané Wallis and Naomie Harris at its annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21).
The event recognizes the ‘Power of Our Presence’ by spotlighting the stellar accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators in film and television.
Experience the event vicariously by clicking through the gallery and by watching the recorded livestream inside.
Observe if you will, a pressed individual in their natural habitat.
Appearing on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ this week, Star Jones clarified that the coalition she launched against ‘Basketball Wives’ back in April (click here if you missed it) was not the same as the online petition started by a Spelman College student to boycott the reality show.
“I was never encouraging anybody to boycott somebody’s job. That’s not what I’m about,” said Star who recently celebrated turning the big 5-0 with a celebration in the Gansevoort Hotel penthouse lasting two days.
“It just struck me really, really to the core that young Brown girls were watching this example of Brown women on television and getting their self image,” added Star when discussing the infamous episode of the reality show where Evelyn Lozada sprinted down a table following her assistant Nia Crooks gave Jennifer Williams five fingers to the face.
Slaying Your Favorites: Star Jones In New York City
Sherri Shepherd‘s neighbors better get used to dealing with the extended party mix of “End of Time” knocking pictures off their walls at obscene hours of the night.
Page Six reports that Star Jones‘ ex-husband (stop laughing) Al Reynolds is renting a room in Shepherd’s Upper West Side townhouse while he’s in New York City working on a financial project. Save your shade, please. Extreme coupon clipping is a full-time job.
So, a bitch has made herself a pallet on the living room floor until further notice.
Girl, press play on my Rage Against The Machine playlist!
Star Jones used the tried and true method of social networking finger banging to announce her plans to spearhead a campaign to boycott ‘Basketball Wives’ due to its negative portrayal of colored girls.
Now, this wouldn’t have anything to do with her being inside her feelings over ex-wife Al Reynolds (who quietly clocked tea on his divorce from Star on a recent episode) hanging tough with Jennifer Williams, would it?
“It may be ‘comfortable’ to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH,” Star tweeted. “About to put together a group of sisters to finally ‘tell the truth’ about the image of women of color in the media.”
Al Reynolds’ dismissed purse watcher Star Jones is set to turn her book Satan’s Sisters into a made for television movie for VH1. The novel published by Simon & Schuster (which the former ‘The View’ co-host insist is not an expose instead but inspired by her career) follows five bitchy bitches who host a daytime talk show, with one of them penning a tell-all. Sources close to the project say Jones and Suzanne de Passe with executive-produce the project.
Fred Hammond would make a lovely choice for the lead character. Just going ahead and speaking that into the universe now.
In news related to Jones, six years after her dramatic cunt departure she returned to The View today to raise awareness about women’s cardiac health and share details about her gastric bypass surgery from 2003.
It’s never too early for donkey butt and big ol’ legs, right? Star Jones was spotted out and about last week in the West Village. Page Six dished last week that Al Reynold’s former house muva has penned a novel about female hosts of a daytime talk show.
The novel, to be published by Gallery Books, will be about fictional TV show “The Lunch Club” and its hosts. In the book, Page Six reports, the hosts “learn that a former colleague — who departed under mysterious circumstances, and is privy to all their backstage secrets — is coming back with a splash.” (source)