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Mommy Dearest: Celebrities Parenting America

Cierra Lockett | Posted 11.19.2014 | Celebrity
Cierra Lockett

Celebrities are not here to raise your children or be their role models. You are. While celebrities can be charged with this responsibility because of their powerful influence, the fact of the matter is that their purpose in society is to provide good entertainment.

Should Netflix Pull the Plug on Cosby?

David Fagin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Regardless of whether or not you believe Ms. Bowman and the others who've come forward, if Netflix does decide to go ahead and air Cosby's special, and they're lambasted for it, they'll have no one to blame but themselves for its "'Cos and effect.'"

10 Actors Who Completely Transformed for Roles

PureWow | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
PureWow

The Amazon Prime original series TransParent, in which Jeffrey Tambor plays a transgendered person, was just renewed for a second season. So we started thinking about all the actors who have gone to great lengths to alter their appearances for roles.

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Call Everything A Polar Vortex

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Weather forecasters exhausted the term "polar vortex" when describing the cause of last winter's below-zero temperatures, strong winds and above-avera...

The Rottenest City On The Pacific Coast

Findery | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel
Findery

Originally established as a "pleasure town", Chief Justice of the US, Earl Warren, dubbed Emeryville as "the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast" in...

Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

We Get It, You Don't Like Popular Music

Stephen Grant | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

I get it. You like Aphex Twin, Tourist, Gold Panda and Flying Lotus. These are names that people don't hear as often as say Taylor Swift and Beyonce, but don't act like you are above popular music. Enjoying less popular music does not make you smarter than everyone else. I'm not a genius, but I don't think intelligence works that way.

The American InstaDream -- Fame Over Talent?

Mich Cardin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mich Cardin

Is it better to be void of all talent but be famous, than be full of talent and an unknown? In America, the answer is yes. Or at least that's what society teaches us.

Bootcamp Barry's Not So Scary

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Michelle Blair Wilker

How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

Bella Gaia: "Ground Control to Major Tom"

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jennifer Schwab

This captivating multi-media show is the brainchild of composer and director Kenji Williams, who fulfilled his own dream to bring us the unique vantage point of genuine NASA astronauts and how our world looks from their eyes.

It's a Play! It's Live Internet TV! It's Both, and It Opens in Los Angeles Today

Jonathan Handel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

'The Noir Series' harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions 'Bad Medicine,' a segment...

3 Unique Theme Parks Redefining the Vacation Experience

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Shayla R. Price

As these theme parks testify, your next family vacation doesn't have to be a series of long queues for the same old roller coasters, giant swings, or Ferris wheels.

New Prison Wives Reality Show Proves What They're Doing Isn't Really Marriage

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

As someone who would never stay married to a man who committed a heinous crime or marry a man who was incarcerated, it's hard for me to relate to the choices these women have made. They seem to love their husbands, but for the most part, they're not living in the real world.

Highlights of the Savannah Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

One cannot separate the operation and success of the Savannah Film Festival from its primary driving force, the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Boogie Woogie Fest to Rock SFJAZZ

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

For good reason, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival describes itself as an "international" event. The 2nd annual Festival once again features an impressive line-up of performers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, including the Bay Area.

The Film Dear White People Slays Audiences With Sex, Identity and Feminism

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Dear White People's flawed and fabulous female leads remind us that when it comes to our individual path to identity and self, we can either be the directors of our own lives or be directed -- the choice is entirely ours.

How British Talent Became Hollywood Royalty

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Nearly two-thirds of the 200 highest-grossing films of the past 12 years have involved UK talent in leading roles. That really does make me proud to be British in Hollywood this week!

What We Are Talking About When We Talk About Her Face

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Annabelle Gurwitch

Whether Her face is the visage a famous actress or belongs to a friend you grew up who has had the temerity of suddenly looking younger than you, the semiotic study of the faces of women is one of our favorite national pastimes.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Tango Once Again in Serena

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

In the third film that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have starred in, Serena is a dark, somber film focused on emotional entanglements with the slight feel of an independent film.

WATCH: The State of Our World in a 1-Second Clip

Cameron Conaway | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Cameron Conaway

The term 'wealth inequality' is thrown around in a lot of abstract ways. Here's to making it concrete:Imagine the makers of one of humanity's highest-grossing entertainment films shooting footage for the sequel at one of the world's most brutal sites of human and environmental abuse.

Citizenfour Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

Jonathan Handel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

When journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary film maker/journalist Laura Poitras responded to emails from an intelligence community member who identified himself at first only as "Citizenfour," little did they how deep the rabbit hole would be.

'Alaskan Bush People' Indictments? So What? Reality TV Fakers Know No Bounds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment.

St. Vincent

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.