Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

HBO doc ‘Baltimore Rising’ explores life after Freddie Gray

 

Director/executive producer Sonja Sohn, left, and Baltimore. Lt. Col. Melvin Russell participate in the “Baltimore Rising” panel during the HBO Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

In this combination photo, TV personality Rob Kardashian, left, appears in New York on Nov. 23, 2011 and his former fiancee Blac Chyna appears at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 25, 2017.  (Photos by Charles Sykes, left, and Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars’ red carpet

 

Halle Berry dazzled in a pink and black Atelier Versace gown at the Oscars in Los Angeles (AP)

Halle Berry dazzled in a pink and black Atelier Versace gown at the Oscars in Los Angeles (AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Like prom for movie stars, the Academy Awards is Hollywood’s most glamorous night. It’s also the most photographed celebrity event of the year, its starry images beamed instantly around the world and endlessly reproduced in fashion magazines.

Essence honors Erykah Badu for 20 years of ‘Baduizm’

FILE - This June 26, 2016 file photo shows Erykah Badu performing "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

This June 26, 2016 file photo shows Erykah Badu performing “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Essence honors Erykah Badu for 20 years of ‘Baduizm’

FILE - This June 26, 2016 file photo shows Erykah Badu performing "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

This June 26, 2016 file photo shows Erykah Badu performing “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Daughter: Iconic actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

FILE - This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

Daughter: Iconic actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

FILE - This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

This May 2, 1973 file photo shows Carrie Fisher, the 16-year-old daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a publicist says Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

Gina Rodriguez creates, hosts inaugural Young Women’s Honors

In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez appears in a scene from "Jane the Virgin." (AP Photo/The CW, Danny Feld)

In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez appears in a scene from “Jane the Virgin.” (AP Photo/The CW, Danny Feld)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Gina Rodriguez imagined a Hollywood-style awards show that recognized young women for realizing their dreams in science, public policy and community service, so the actress followed her own dream and made it happen.

Review: `Queen of Katwe’ a story of chess, dreams and Uganda

In this image released by Disney, Madina Nalwanga, right, and David Oyelowo appear in a scene from "Queen of Katwe." (Edward Echwalu/Disney via AP)

In this image released by Disney, Madina Nalwanga, right, and David Oyelowo appear in a scene from “Queen of Katwe.” (Edward Echwalu/Disney via AP)

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set “Queen of Katwe” apart from other underdog chess movies.

Review: New ‘Ben-Hur’ stands in shadow of Wyler’s 1959 epic

 This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, left, and Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, left, in a scene from "Ben-Hur." (Philippe Antonello/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jack Huston as Judah Ben-Hur, left, and Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, left, in a scene from “Ben-Hur.” (Philippe Antonello/Paramount Pictures via AP)

Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series `Greenleaf’

In this Oct. 14, 2015 file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) documentary series "Belief,"in New York. HBO said Monday, May 2, 2016, that Winfrey will star in "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a TV movie that she has been shepherding as an executive producer. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer with an air date yet to be announced. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

In this Oct. 14, 2015 file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary series “Belief,”in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Oprah Winfrey’s latest project as both producer and actress continues her exploration of religion and spirituality.