The United States vs Billie Holiday Director Lee Daniels on Jazz Icon: ‘Her Imperfection Is What Made Her Perfect’

RELATED STORIES Billie Holiday didn’t particularly enjoy singing “Strange Fruit,” a chilling anti-lynching anthem that compared Black bodies to fruit hanging from a tree, but she knew it was too important to not be performed. The song, which earned the sympathy of her Black and white patrons, made her a threat to the FBI and […]

Eddie Izzard hailed ‘an icon’ for requesting ‘she/her’ pronouns during TV appearance

Eddie Izzard has been applauded by viewers during her most recent television appearance in which she asked for the pronouns she/her to be used. The stand-up comedy star appeared on the Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year and asked the contestants and audience if she could be publicly referred to as ‘she’ and […]

Olivia de Havilland, Gone With the Wind Actress and Film Icon, Dead at 104

Two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, one of the last remaining stars from Hollywood’s golden age, died Sunday. She was 104. The news came from the actress’ publicist, Lisa Goldberg, who announced her death of natural causes at her home in Paris, where she lived for more than 60 years. de Havilland’s Oscar wins were […]

Tottenham icon Robbie Keane explains what will happen if Mauricio Pochettino joins Man Utd

That is according to former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane. Spurs boss Pochettino is the favourite to become the next permanent Manchester United manager in the summer, while Real Madrid have also been mooted as suitors. The Argentine is yet to win a trophy at the north London club but has exceeded […]

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: A Competent Case for Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Icon, But Not the Human Being

There’s a scene in almost every teen TV drama where the teacher describes the theme of the episode that will come to pass over the next 45 minutes. The majority of On the Basis of Sex is like that. The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic stars Felicity Jones as the trailblazing lawyer who later becomes one […]

NBA icon Jordan slaps Charlotte Hornets star Monk after early celebration (VIDEO)

Charlotte Hornets star Malik Monk felt the wrath of NBA legend Michael Jordan when the youngster let his emotions get the better of him and nearly cost his team victory against the Detriot Pistons. Deep into the fourth quarter against the Pistons Jeremy Hunt put the Hornets up 108-106 with just 0.3 seconds left on the […]

NASA’s ICON mission launches to the ionosphere at 3:05 AM ET

Need something else to watch after all the results come in? Tonight NASA’s launching a mission to explore Earth’s ionosphere, but this isn’t the average rocket launch. The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will take off on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket — in use since the 90s, and scheduled for use with the giant […]

Opera icon & ‘Barcelona’ singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

One of the best-known operatic sopranos in history, Montserrat Caballe, has died in her home town of Barcelona, said the hospital where had been receiving treatment. The 85-year-old diva was admitted to the Hospital Sant Pau since late last month, to receive help for a chronic gallbladder issue. However, Caballe’s family requested the exact cause […]

Avengers 4 star says GOODBYE: Fans pay tribute as major MCU icon shoots FINAL scene ever

Avengers 4 is currently undergoing the final reshoots in Atlanta. Various stars have been posting messages as they fly in and out celebrating their work on the epic saga. However, Evans’ emotional Twitter post this evening makes it clear he has finished his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This means no more of his […]