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Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Best Supporting Actress nominee and fashion icon, Lupita Nyong’o covers Backstage  wearing a vibrant red number. The 30-year-old actress, who stunned us all as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, gives details about auditioning for the film and how she approaches each project  with curiosity and humility.  “Every single role brings with it an ignorance and an insecurity, and so you have to approach it with the same curiosity and humility. I’m always nervous. Doesn’t matter how many times I do this…”  (Click here to read the rest)

Mary Mary feature

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Gospel singing duo Mary Mary cover the March 10 issue of JET.  The sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell are gearing up for the third season of their hit reality-series Mary Mary  and probably their most challenging one to date. Tina tells JET, that fans will get a birds-eye view of all the drama including what really happened after she revealed her husband’s infidelity during a 2013 cover interview with EBONY.  “It almost broke me,” admits the 39-year-old of the backlash received from the feature. “If I knew my real truth when I talked to EBONY I would’ve never told it. I found out what it was while I was taping.”

Mary Mary on JET  hits stands Monday, Feb. 17.


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Celebrated TV and film actress, Angela Bassett covers EBONY’s  Black Hollywood Issue and offers some sound advice to young actors when having second thoughts about their career choice.  “You’ve got to keep a good attitude. You can’t think, ‘This is it [during the lean times], because that’s when it’s going to break open for you. You’ve got to be ready; you’ve got to be prepared. Whatever you’re dealing with seems like a mountain to you, but we truly aren’t in it alone. Sometimes we need others to talk us off the cliff or to just talk to us or to be there with us [in order] to support us or love us.”

Campbell on V

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 Runway diva and fashion goddess Naomi Campbell covers V Magazine Spain. The supermodel posted the image via Instagram with the caption: #silenceisgolden. Not sure what the “bound and gagged” look is all about considering her hit model competition series, The Face is back for another season on Oxygen beginning in March. I guess we’ll just have to wait until then to find out.