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10 Things I Learned about Bessie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened Bessie on HBO and here are 10 things I learned.

Mo'Nique Released Her 'Empire' Emails With Lee Daniels And Explains Why

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, Mo'Nique released emails proving director Lee Daniels reached out to her regarding the role of Cookie on "Empire." On Thursday, the...

LOOK: 'Blackbird' Stars, Creatives Say 'YES To Love'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Following in the footsteps of a number of high-profile celebrities, the cast and creative team of "Blackbird" are speaking out in defense of the lesbi...

Matthew Jacobs

What Mo'Nique Thought Of Hosting The Problematic 'Charm School' | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment

Reality television's evolution from bug-eating contests to 15-minutes-of-fame glamour shots was swift. There may be no show to evidence that more than...

Matthew Jacobs

Mo'Nique Maintains She Was Offered That 'Empire' Role | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment

Mo'Nique is at the center of her biggest press blitz since winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars five years ago. But don't call it a comeback ...

'Empire' Casting Director Reveals The Real Reason For The Show's Success

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

As Fox’s hit television series “Empire” continues to draw major ratings and attract notable celebrity guests, co-creator Lee Daniels has piqued ...

Mo'Nique: Lee Daniels Had A Problem With My Oscar Speech

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices

Following days of trading public claims, it appears the verbal war between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels has extended itself for an additional week. M...

Mo'Nique Debunks Lee Daniels' 'Blackball' Comments: 'There Were No Demands'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, Lee Daniels clarified comments Academy Award winner Mo'Nique made claiming that the director told her she had been “blackballed...

Lee Daniels On Mo'Nique Being 'Blackballed' In Hollywood: 'You Gotta Play Ball'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Mo’Nique caused quite a stir recently after publicly claiming that director Lee Daniels said she had been "blackballed" in Hollywood since winning h...

Sheryl Lee Ralph On Mo'Nique Being 'Blackballed': Sometimes You Need To 'Shut Up'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique made headlines last week for her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she recalled director Lee Da...

Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' In Hollywood After Oscar Win

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

When Mo'Nique won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2010's "Precious," it wasn't the career turning point she had expected...

Time To Check In On 12 Movie Stars We Haven't Seen In A While

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

Over the past year, certain previously inescapable A-listers have faded so far from the limelight that something strange begins to happen: We miss the...

Mo'Nique Throws Her Hat Into The Daytime TV Ring?

Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

As Bethenny Frankel and Queen Latifah continue to embark on their new daytime television talk shows, viewers can also expect another well-known person...

Mo'Nique's Weight Loss Efforts Pay Off, But What About Her Open Marriage Agreement? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.16.2013 | Black Voices

Mo'Nique has been offering up fitness motivation long before the approaching swimsuit season made it the popular thing to do. For the last year, t...

WATCH: The Most Heartwarming Golden Globes Speeches

Posted 01.14.2013 | Weddings

If there is one rule for acceptance speeches at awards shows, it's this: Thank your spouse! After winning the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or M...

FIRST LOOK! The Network Television Premiere Of 'Precious'

Posted 11.09.2012 | OWN

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternat...

Slimmed Down Monique Shares Workout Photos

Media Takeout | Posted 09.09.2012 | Celebrity

Click through to see Monique's workout photos. ...

WATCH: Channeling 75 Best Supporting Actress Winners In Just Five Minutes

Posted 04.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Oscar season may be a fading memory at this point, but that doesn't stop us from loving this clip! A video showing YouTube user The Doomsday Diarie...

PHOTOS: Mo'Nique Slims Down, Shares Workout Motivation Via Twitter

Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

While on hiatus from her late night talk show, Mo'Nique is apparently keeping busy at the gym. BET's "The Monique Show" was halted indefinitely last J...

Mo'Nique Sues Landlord Over Bizarre, Foul Odor

TMZ | Posted 02.29.2012 | Celebrity

Academy Award-winning "Precious" actress Mo'Nique is suing her landlords in Georgia -- demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month rental contract...

WATCH: Mo'Nique, Cory Booker Speak Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices

Kim Kardashian and the food chain Chick-Fil-A caught flak this week from gay Americans -- one for trivializing the institution of marriage, the other ...

WATCH: Mo'Nique Joins Fight For Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices

Academy Award-winning comedienne Mo'Nique has joined the voices of those speaking out in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. "I bel...

Golden Globes To Air In January Despite Dispute

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC for another year despite an ongoing bitter dispute between its organizers and longtime producer...

The 2011 Academy Awards: It Gets a C-Plus at Best

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

You know the writers are in trouble when they have to rely upon Hathaway's mother and Franco's grandmother to help out in the audience. All in all the show was mediocre, but not a disaster.

PHOTOS: Mo'Nique Shaves Her Legs?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

After showing off her hirsute gams on last year's Golden Globes red carpet -- and openly talking about her shaving habits or lack thereof -- Mo'Nique...