Author: The Associated Press

Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company: Just

In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Jaden Smith, left, and his father Will Smith attend the world premiere of “Suicide Squad” in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Danielle Herrington covers Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

DuVernay, `black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

 

Kerry Washington, from left, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lena Waithe, Jurnee Smollett – Bell, Angela Robinson, and Laverne Cox walk on stage to present the award for outstanding actress in a motion picture at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Chappelle, Lawrence, Hughley celebrate `Def Comedy Jam 25′

 

This Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo Dave Chappelle performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)

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.