Tyra Banks: Harvard is hard: Tyra Banks surprised everyone when she announced that she enrolling in Harvard’s executive education program. Not surprising: The work is challenging. “I think they make it hard on purpose,” Banks told the crowd at her Modelland book signing in New York. “Once you get done reading one assignment, you get another.”
Idris Elba talks to NPR: Idris Elba tells Linda Wertheimer that he didn’t come to the United States from the United Kingdom to play “black roles” but merely “roles.” And he has: roles like Stringer Bell on HBO’s dark drug epic The Wire and John Luther, the central character of Luther, a drama series that returns for a second season tonight on BBC America.
Relationship rumor: Morgan Freeman and step-granddaughter: Now that the actor is a single man, rumors are circulating (thanks to the trusty old National Enquirer) that he’s getting ready to get married again … to his 27-year-old step-granddaughter, E’Dina Hines! We can only hope these are just rumors.
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