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Zoe Kravitz, Lisa Bonet and more attend ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The L.A.premiere of “Mad Max: Fury Road” was held recently at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The screening was attended by a number of the film’s stars including Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Megan Gale, Zoe Kravitz, Josh Helman, Courtney Eaton and Abbey Lee.

The post-apocalyptic film stars Tom Hardy as Mad Max, who becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa played by Oscar winning actress, Charlize Theron.

Other celebrities in attendance included Lisa Bonet with husband Jason MomoaJoel Edgerton, Seth MacFarlane, Thandie Newton, Patton Oswalt, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Edgar Wright and many more. There was even a surprise appearance by the original” Max” Mel Gibson.

Check out the photos below along with the film’s poster and a featurette:

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Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy

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 Charlize Theron/Lisa Bonet with Jason Momoa 

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 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley/Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Poster

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 Mad Max: Fury Road cast  photo

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Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theaters nationwide May 15

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Oprah Winfrey joins ‘Selma’ + reunites cast of ‘A Different World’ (PHOTO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

It looks like Oprah Winfrey has been bitten by the acting bug again. The media mogul has just picked up a part in the film she is also producing alongside Brad Pitt titled, Selma.  The Ava DuVernay project chronicles the march African-Americans made from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 in order to gain voting rights.

Annie featureAccording to Indie Wire, “Winfrey will play Annie Lee Cooper, a civil rights pioneer who gained notoriety in 1965 for a confrontation with then Sheriff James G. Clark, outside the Dallas County (in Selma) courthouse, where she was attempting to register to vote. The 54-year-old Cooper was ordered to go home by the Sheriff; according to reports I read, she claimed that he poked her in the back of the neck with either a billy club or a cattle prod, which prompted her to turn around and deliver a solid right hook to the sheriff’s jaw, dropping him to the ground.”

Reportedly Ms. Cooper lived to be 100 years old and passed away in 2010.

Winfrey joins a star-studded list of actors including David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Ledisi, Common, Andre Holland and most recently added Niecy Nash and Kent Faulcon.

In other Oprah Winfrey news…The cast of A Different World  reunited for a special episode of Winfrey’s, “Where Are They Now?” series.   Iconic actors Sinbad, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, and Darryl M. Bell were all smiles when they taped with Winfrey on last Wednesday (June 11).

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They were also joined by the show’s executive producer and legendary entertainer, Debbie Allen, who tweeted the above photo along with the following caption:  “Felt so good to be reunited with my #differentworld cast!! THANKS @Oprah

Noticeably absent from the photo were Charnele Brown (Kim Reese), original cast member Lisa Bonet, Glynn Turman (Colonel Taylor) and Lou Myers (Mr. Gaines), who passed away in 2013.  At any rate, everyone looks really  good and we can’t wait to see the episode.

Photo Credits: IndieWire.com, Selmatimesjournal.com, and Twitter/Debbie Allen

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Lenny Kravitz addresses racial labels on ‘Oprah’s Master Class’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

OWN Network’s ground breaking Oprah’s Master Class  series is back for another season with tonight’s one-hour premiere featuring the one and only Lenny Kravitz.  The famed rocker, actor, and activist opens about his longstanding career in the entertainment industry, his current relationship with ex-wife Lisa Bonet and growing up the child of a Russian-Jewish father and Bahamian mother.

Here is a sneak peek of Kravitz recalling the first time racial identity became an issue for him as young child.

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As previously reported, Oprah’s Master Class will also feature episodes with legendary actress Diahann Carroll and Motown founder, Berry Gordy.

Oprah’s Master Class  airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST.

Thank you ESSENCE

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Zoë Kravitz Partners With Swarovski for Jewelry Collection

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Courtesy of Vibe Vixen

Zoë Kravitz has something new up her sleeve and it has nothing to do with singing, modeling or acting. The daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz is launching a nine-piece jewelry collection that’s inspired by her travels around the globe.

The 24-year-old collaborated with Swarovski to introduce an array of bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.

Continue reading the rest of this story at Vibe Vixen

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JUST BECUZ…

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Last week Karl Lagerfeld premiered the Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition at the Swiss Institute in New York City.  The event offered a sneak peek of the 113 photographs featuring fashion and entertainment stars in the iconic Chanel piece.

Among the celebs present were Zoe Kravitz and her mom, Lisa Bonet.  Both women wore black and white—the color theme of the night’s event; Zoe in a chic, midi-length tube-top dress; and Lisa in a long, embroidered boho dress under a fringe-knit bolero.

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