(Dialogue Magazine) — Before she became Brazil’s bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans that include Hollywood A-listers and pop royalty, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear out of old pareos and sliced cow bones.
(Dialogue Magazine) — Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was just 10 years old when she first read Chinua Achebe’s groundbreaking novel “Things Fall Apart.”
(Playbill) — Terrence Howard, who was seen on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has been cast in the title role in “Macbett,” an upcoming all-black film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, according to IndieWire.com. Written and directed by Aleta Chappelle — the first African-American woman to direct a film version of a [...]
LONDON — London Fashion Week moved into high international gear Saturday with a debut collection from Barbadian pop diva Rihanna, a Native American-inspired show by Brazilian-born Issa and a host of other eclectic offerings. No one went to Rihanna’s Saturday night debut as a fashion designer expecting demure dresses set off with tasteful pearls. So [...]
By Noreen O’Donnell Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. watched with approval on Thursday as the cast of upcoming Broadway show “Motown: The Musical” tore through the storied record label’s hits at a 42nd Street rehearsal studio. The show traces Gordy’s rise from a struggling boxer and autoworker to a music mogul who made stars of [...]
New York, NY (January 25, 2013) In just a couple of weeks the fashion industry will return to Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The Fall 2013 Collections will see over 90 of the world’s top designers debut their newest work on the runway and in unique presentations and special events. Today, IMG Fashion announced [...]
By Patrick Rucker and Mark Felsenthal Music legend Led Zeppelin was recognized on Sunday alongside entertainers from stage and screen for their contributions to the arts and American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors, lifetime achievement awards for performing artists. The eclectic tribute in Washington, alternated between solemn veneration and lighthearted roasting of honorees Academy [...]
By MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK — Lock up your ears – Mike Tyson’s coming to a theater near you. The former champion boxer and convicted rapist will take his one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” on a three-month tour to more than a dozen cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and Washington, D.C. [...]
The 2013 Cadillac XTS features a versatile LCD instrument cluster and the new CUE infotainment system, with 3D maps for navigation and a combined music library interface from four USB ports. An adaptive suspension and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive highlight the driveline.
The last time Rihanna covered Vogue her flaming red hair gave Disney’s underwater princess Ariel a run for her money, but the pop star’s second cover finds her sporting her new cropped black ‘do with a red dress. A few weeks back Rih tweeted about shooting the new feature and she revealed the cover via [...]