Did she say why?" I asked. I was on the phone with Ally, one of my close friends, listening to her explain how our mutual friend had just canceled on Girls' Night In (replete with chick flicks and pear sangria). We hadn't seen her in two months. I had an idea on why she'd pulled the plug on us, but I wanted it confirmed. "You know why," Ally said, her voice practically dripping with venom. "Because of him!"...read more...
Crystal Brown-Tatum, 39, of Blanchard, Louisiana, was terrified when she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2007. "I knew that chemo would be the next step, but I was too scared to do it," she says. "I envisioned myself frail, bald and throwing up all the time." Feeling low, Brown-Tatum called her friend Tarsha, and they talked for three hours. Tarsha encouraged her to "fully embrace the experience" and eventually talked her into undergoing treatment. "Her support gave me the courage to do chemo — and most likely saved my life," says Brown-Tatum, who is cancer-free today...read more...
Sixteen years ago, Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin hit the big screen in "Waiting to Exhale," and now the wait for their return is over! Terry McMillian revealed via Twitter this week that the first stages are underway of the film version for the sequel, "Getting to Happy." The author tweeted, "We are working on the script for HAPPY. Will know in about a month or so when we'll begin production. Probably on screens in 2012"...read more...
To celebrate ESSENCE's first-ever "Girlfriends" Issue, May cover star Wendy Williams invited ESSENCE.com's Managing Editor Emil Wilbekin and celeb makeup artist Sam Fine onto the "Wendy Williams Show" this morning to perform a special Girlfriends Makeover session. Check out how ESSENCE transformed two medical school students into glam divas... For more information on the "Wendy Williams Show," click here.read more...