The life of Maya Angelou was celebrated on Saturday morning, as various friends and family paid tribute to the poet, author and civil rights activist at her memorial service in North Carolina.
The service took place at Wake Forest University, where Angelou had taught as a professor since 1982. Among those in attendance were...read more
Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip...read more
More than 15 years after her affair with President Bill Clinton dominated headlines, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is finally breaking her silence.
Writing for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky denies rumors that the Clintons paid her to keep quiet all this time ("nothing could be further from the truth"). She says she decided to speak out so that other people who have experienced public "humiliation" could find comfort in her story. " I am determined to have a different ending to my story," Lewinsky, 40, writes. "I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past."read more