Whitney Houston's turn as the mother of three sisters who encounter the downsides of fame in this month's "Sparkle" has been viewed as a performance that could have relaunched her career. But in light of Houston's February death, it will be seen as the performance that "adds another diamond to her legacy," says Houston's co-star, Tika Sumpter ("Gossip Girl"; "Think Like A Man"), who portrays one of the late legend's on-screen daughters.
Just weeks away from the 11th anniversary of Aaliyah's death on August 25, we have a new single featuring the late songstress, courtesy of Drake.
When Gabby Douglas stood on the Olympic podium Thursday, a bright smile on her face and gold medal around her neck, she made history as the first African-American woman to win top honors in the all-around gymnastics competition. Many African-Americans watching Douglas shared a flush of pride at the accomplishment, noting her joy, her poise, her grace and, apparently, her hairstyle.
When you look up basic information on Mars on NASA's website, in the field for the name of the discoverer, it says "known by the ancients." Unlike Neptune, and the no-longer-a-planet Pluto, Mars has always figured in to the way we understand our solar system. If you know what to look for in the sky, the reason why is obvious enough: Mars is visible to the naked eye, and clearly red. It's also close: our ability to see it with the naked eye attests to the relative nearness of the planet.
A celebrity's take: Comic-Con is all about the fans
Evidently this past Saturday, August 4, was the first International Albariño Day. Now, everyone knows holidays like this fall into the "devised by marketing people to sell more of whatever it is" category, which means one should regard them with a wary eye. International Albariño Day is not remotely as legitimate as say, International Give a Wine Writer a Ferrari Day.
Whether you're feeling inspired by China's dominating Olympic performance or just want to get away from a long, boring conversation at the dinner table, here are several spots where you can eat great crispy prawns and improve your skills at table tennis or other games, like shuffleboard.
Like your Oreos with a far-out twist? The hundred-year-old brand paid homage to today's Mars Curiosity rover landing with an installment of their Daily Twist campaign featuring a split-open cookie with red-dyed cream and tire tracks to mimic the impression left by the craft on the planet's surface.
Despite the attention that major religious leaders have received for their use of Facebook and Twitter -- including pastors like Rick Warren and Joel Osteen - a new survey finds that only a small minority of Americans use social media for religious reasons.
When I was diagnosed with cancer, the question "Why me?" was a natural one. Later, when I survived but others with the same kind of cancer died, I also had to ask, "Why me?" Suffering and death seem random, senseless.
How many people would lay down their lives for a stranger? It's the question at the center of the new documentary "Besa: The Promise," which premiered last weekend at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. the filmmakers' answer: "Albanians would."
Terrorists do not fit a particular profile. No longer can we expect them to look a certain way, be of a certain age or indeed even that they be men.