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Actress Opens Up About Auditioning 'Horribly' For Oprah's Role In 'Beloved'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.10.2017 | OWN

Lisa Nicole Carson is an actress whose resume ― which includes TV shows like “Ally McBeal” and “ER,” and movies like “Devil in a Blue Dres...

50-Year-Old Slays On 'America's Got Talent' With His Soulful Voice

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty

On Tuesday night, 50-year-old RL Bell from Houston, Texas appeared on “America’s Got Talent” to dazzle the judges with his voice and said he’s...

America Ferrera Painted Her Face White For An Audition To Prove An Important Point

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.25.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera has been a fervent advocate for a more inclusive and diverse entertainment industry. Recently, the "Superstore" star opened up about h...

Salma Hayek Is Almost Unrecognizable In Her First Audition Tape For Mexican TV

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Before Salma Hayek became Frida Kahlo on the silver screen, she portrayed the beautiful but manipulative Teresa in the 1989 telenovela "Teresa." The s...

Meryl Streep and Other Actor's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Auditions

Robert Peterpaul | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Peterpaul

It's humbling to hear that even an Oscar-winning sensation hasn't always had directors barreling down her door. Unfortunately, terrible auditions are a common thread weaving through Hollywood.

How A Bad Break-Up May Have Helped Lisa Rinna Land Her Iconic Role

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.08.2015 | OWN

Long before landing her big break on "Day of Our Lives," Lisa Rinna was determined to succeed as an actress. In fact, the mother of two tells "Oprah: ...

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Harry Potter' Audition Is Pure Magic

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment

You're an actor, Daniel. Daniel Radcliffe was sent his original "Harry Potter" audition tape recently and reportedly found it a little hard to watch, ...

The Mystical Side of Music

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

Lately, I have noticed that the only moments during the day when I can maintain an absolute silence is when my fingers are hosting my feelings and the piano in a conversation. Perhaps one might be inclined to think that this is the reason why my lips are sealed shut, because my hands are the ones participating in a dialogue with the instrument.

The Little Circus Dancer Who Could

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I was naïve upon leaving The Greatest Show On Earth® in 2004. I thought I could simply walk into any audition and acquire the role. After all, I had the talent, right? Right, I did. But so did many others.

How An Accidental Audition Launched Susan Sarandon's Career

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.24.2015 | OWN

While many future actors grow up with a clear vision of themselves in show business, there are some famous talents who never actually planned to be on...

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Going the Distance in the Entertainment Industry

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Whatever you accomplish in this business will only come about if you pursue it. Nothing will come to you, no matter how much talent you may have.

Cuddling With Carlin: A Midterm Assessment

Carlin Adelson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Carlin Adelson

Twelve weeks into my webseries and I have to admit: I am completely and totally shocked that I haven't risen to the YouTube superstardom I just assumed would be gifted to me after the first five minutes of my cuddling search aired. Also, I still don't have a boyfriend. Whaaaaaat?!

A Jock in Hollywood: The Canyon

Tony Cavalero | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy
Tony Cavalero

I need to blow off some steam and where better to head than to LA's hottest FREE hotspot, Runyon Canyon? It's LA's equivalent to Everest's base camp: a smorgasbord of dogs, celebs, trannies, sweaty shirtless bods, gangsters, strollers, and every cliché LA has to offer.

Dancing Queen Directs: Filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall

Anne B. Kelly | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Anne B. Kelly

With an infectious joy in her smile and a quirky openness in her dancer's step, Celia Rowlson-Hall radiates a fresh and distinctly female voice in film, with a touch of throwback faithfulness to the classic Hollywood greats.

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

The Strangest Job Interview

Kim Witman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

You buzz your lips like you're making tugboat noises to your favorite (only) baby nephew. Maybe you sing a snippet of something to calm your nerves. The crazy thing? You are totally not the only person singing in a stall in this particular restroom.

Adam Sandler Reveals A Joke He Did For His 'SNL' Audition

Posted 06.14.2012 | TV

Adam Sandler was on "Late Show" (Weeknights, 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS), chatting about his newest movie "That's My Boy" with David Letterman. But the conv...

WATCH: Creepy Humanoid Robot Mimics Man's Every Move

| Daniel Cossins | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

Scientists call it the "cocktail party problem." To understand the person talking to you in a noisy room, you've got to filter out all of the ...

Astoria Characters: The Last Comic Riding (A Bike)

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Clark Gookin is long and lean like a telephone line, so he's not an easy fit for this tyke of a bike that's the color of a ripe Georgia peach.

WATCH: Be Vanna White For A Day

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

What would "Wheel Of Fortune" be with someone else in Vanna White's shoes? Probably the same. WATCH:...

Scarlet Johansson: Will She Play The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

Deadline New York | MIKE FLEMING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sony Pictures Entertainment and director David Fincher have chosen Rooney Mara to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo....

Searching for the Next Dorothy (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory


Balanced Life -- A Happiness Lesson From Actors: Find The "Yes."

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When you feel trapped in a negative, ask yourself the positive question, and maybe that will shed light on how to change it or at least change your mind.