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Beyonce Includes Feminist & Positive Body Image Messages In Her Made In America Performance

Beyoncé’s performance at Budweiser’s Made in America Festival on Saturday (5th September) was carefully orchestrated to include messages of female empowerment. The 34-year-old singer, who had celebrated her birthday the evening before, headlined the first...

Maya Angelou's Art Collection To Be Auctioned Off

The celebrated writer passed away last year (14), aged 86, and now her estate executors have decided to sell off almost 50 of her favourite artworks. Among the highlights will be a...

Maya Angelou Memorial Stamp Goes Awry

The US Postal Service’s attempt to commemorate the late author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has ended in farce, after a postage stamp bearing her image contained a quotation that was, in fact, attributed...

Maya Angelou Play In Development

Smiley has penned a new memoir, titled My Journey With Maya, detailing his close bond with the prolific writer and civil rights activist over the years - and the life lessons he learned...

Maya Angelou To Be Immortalised On Postage Stamp

Iconic poet Maya Angelou is set to be posthumously honoured with her own postal stamp.Fans of the prolific writer and civil rights activist launched a campaign online last year (14), shortly after her death in...

Joan Rivers Snubbed In Oscars' In Memoriam Segment

Joan Rivers was left out of the Oscars' In Memoriam segment.The actress and comedienne died last September aged 81 but was omitted from the annual rollcall of the most notable Hollywood stars who have passed...

Maya Angelou's Words Set To Hip-hop Beats For New Rap Album

Late U.S. poet Maya Angelou's words have been turned into hip-hop lyrics for a new rap album.R&B singer Shawn Rivera and songwriter RoccStarr have teamed up to rework the beloved writer's words for Caged Bird...

Oprah Winfrey Pays Tearful Tribute To Her 'Anchor' Maya Angelou At Memorial

Tv titan Oprah Winfrey fought back tears as she honoured Maya Angelou as the "greatest woman" she has ever known at the iconic poet's funeral on Saturday (07Jun14).The acclaimed writer's family and friends gathered at...

Lee Ann Womack To Perform Beloved Song At Maya Angelou's Funeral

Country singer Lee Ann Womack is set to pay tribute to the late Maya Angelou at her upcoming funeral by performing one of the poet's favourite songs, I Hope You Dance.The acclaimed author will be...

Oprah Winfrey Received Blessing From Maya Angelou For Selma Movie

Oprah Winfrey received a blessing from the late Maya Angelou to develop the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma.Writer/poet Angelou, who died last week (28May14), was an activist during the U.S. civil rights movement...

Remembering Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Iconic American author, poet and journalist Maya Angelou died on May 28. Angelou was 86 years old and had been unwell for some time, canceling a number of recent appearances. According to a statement...

Tributes Pour In For Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey and U.S. President Barack Obama have joined stars including Bette Midler, Tony Bennett, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams to pay tribute to celebrated writer/poet Maya Angelou following her death on Wednesday (28May14).The influential author...

Maya Angelou Dies At 86, But Her Works Will Live On. Forever.

Maya Angelou, the poet, author and activist generally considered one of America's finest writers of the last 50 years, has died. She was 86. Angelou is perhaps best known for her ground-breaking 1969 memoir I...

Maya Angelou Dead At 86

Celebrated writer/poet Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.The beloved star passed away on Wednesday morning (28May14), just days after cancelling an appearance at a tribute event due to health troubles.

Maya Angelou Pulls Out Of Major League Baseball Luncheon

Beloved author and poet Maya Angelou has bowed out of plans to attend a baseball event in Houston, Texas this week (30May14) due to ill health.The writer, 86, was scheduled to be honoured by officials...

Maya Angelou Discusses Her Son's Near-death Experience

American writer, actress, singer and poet, Maya Angelou, was asked by her son to end his life when he lost the use of his legs. Guy Johnson was told he would never walk again after...

Maya Angelou Hospitalised

Beloved American author Maya Angelou is recovering at home after a brief hospitalisation.The 85-year-old poet entered a medical facility in North Carolina earlier this week (begs22Apr13) for an unknown ailment. She has been banned...

Oprah Winfrey Unhappy With Lavish Home

Oprah Winfrey is gutting her Santa Barbara home because it is too grand.The TV show host is unhappy with the decor of her beachside residence in California and has decided to spend three months and...

Alicia Keys: Egypt Is The Best Thing Ever

Alicia Keys says her son Egypt is the ''best'' thing that's ever happened to her. The 31-year-old singer insist giving birth to her and husband Swizz Beatz's two-year-old boy is a greater achievement than when...

Maya Rudolph On Saturday Night Live - The Best Yet?

Maya Rudolph has earned rave reviews for her turn as host of Saturday Night Live this past weekend (February 18, 2012). The Bridesmaids star was making her hosting debut, but was praised for her uncanny...

Nick Cannon Pays Tribute To 'Hero' Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon paid tribute to his "hero" Mariah Carey at the BET Honors Awards on Saturday (14.01.12).The couple made their first public appearance since the presenter's recent hospitalisation and the 'America's Got Talent' host thanked...

Common And Angelou Make Amends

Celebrated author Maya Angelou has settled her differences with rapper Common, just days after criticising him for featuring her work on a track filled with vulgarities.Legendary poet Angelou offered up a piece for Common to...

Angelou Regrets Common Collaboration

Legendary poet Maya Angelou regrets collaborating with Common on his latest track The Dreamer because the tune is littered with vulgarities.The hip-hop star befriended Pulitzer Prize nominee Angelou at a fundraiser he was organising after...

Mariah Carey To Receive Bet Honour

Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder will be honoured at the BET Awards next month. The 'Dreamlover' hitmaker has been named Best Entertainer for her contribution to African-American culture, while the legendary 'Superstition' singer has been...

Common Lands Original Work From Poet Angelou For Album

Rapper Common is still pinching himself after celebrated writer Maya Angelou agreed to write a special poem for his upcoming album.The hip-hop star befriended Pulitzer Prize nominee Angelou at a fundraiser he was organising after...

Latifah Reads Angelou Tribute At Memorial

QUEEN LATIFAH delivered a poem penned by MAYA ANGELOU in tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the King of Pop's memorial in Los Angeles.Paying her own tribute to the late pop star at the Staples Center...

Winfrey Fundraiser Plea

Chat show queen OPRAH WINFREY headlined a fundraiser at a private college for black women last Friday (20OCTO6), encouraging 300 guests to give something back to their community. Winfrey, who limits her speaking engagements to...

Oprah Launches Radio Channel

Chat show queen OPRAH WINFREY is poised to take over the world of radio after launching her own US satellite radio channel this morning (25SEP06). Winfrey signed a three-year, $55 million (GBP28 million) deal with...

Newton-john Records Angelou Poem For Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivor OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN has recorded a musical interpretation of MAYA ANGELOU's poem PHENOMENAL WOMAN to raise awareness about the deadly disease. The song is the lead single from Newton-John's upcoming collection STRONGER...

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