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Oprah Winfrey to Star in and Executive-Produce HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Yesha Callahan  Rebecca Skloot’s best-seller is being brought to life by Winfrey and Six Feet Under and True Blood creator Alan Ball. Read More

Ballerina Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

By Yesha Callahan The doll is part of Mattel’s Sheroes Collection, which includes Ava DuVernay and Zendaya Coleman dolls. Read More

Stevie Wonder Performs ‘Purple Rain’ for Crowd at Rainy New Orleans Jazz Fest

By Yesha Callahan In the middle of canceling the show, the singer gave the audience a little “Purple Rain.” Read More

Racist Trolls Shed White Tears Over Old Navy Ad

By Yesha Callahan Because they have way too much racism in their hearts and too much time on their hands. Read More

Helen Mirren Stuns in Purple as a Tribute to Prince

By Yesha Callahan Not only did she wear purple at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, but she also wore a temporary Prince tattoo. Read More

George Lopez Donates Money to Help Prince’s Family During Estate Case: Report

By Yesha Callahan The comedian and Prince were longtime friends, and Lopez wanted to help out the singer’s family during their hard time. Read More

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