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
Just try telling Carrie Watts that you can't go home again. This elderly Texan, determined to make her way back to a town that time and everyone but she has forgot, bristles with restless gumption, fueled by an indomitable spirit that erupts in hymns she can't stop humming — or singing, as in a memorable scene set in a deserted bus station after midnight.
On Broadway, where Cicely Tyson won a Tony Award last year for her luminous performance as Carrie in a revival of The Trip to Bountiful, audiences often joined in as she sang "Blessed Assurance" in the play's rapturous high point. And for a moment, in Lifetime's languid movie adaptation (Saturday, 8/7c), you might find your own living room transformed into a choir loft.read more
Kerry Washington will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Nov. 2, NBC announced Wednesday.
Washington, who stars on ABC's Scandal, will be joined by Eminem, who returns for a sixth appearance as musical guest.
Kenan Thompson blames SNL's diversity issue on lack of talented black comediennesread more