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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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