"I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds." -Oprah

Plus, Wendell Pierce joins the cast of MLK biopic, Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo to recieve ASCAP awards, new trailer for Annie released. 

Dominique Hobdy
May, 30, 2014


Oprah's OWN is set to honor Dr. Maya Angelou this Sunday with a special lineup. The network will air Angelou's Super Soul Sunday and Oprah's Master Class episodes and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the network premiere of Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball. The special broadcasting will start at 5 p.m. EST and lead up to the season premiere of Oprah's Master Class with Whoopi Goldberg, Sunday June, 1. [OWN]

The Wire star Wendell Pierce has joined Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma. Pierce will portray Reverend Hosea Williams, King's confidant and lieutenant in the civil rights movement. Selma is currently filming in Atlanta. [HollywoodReporter]

Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will be honored at the 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul awards. The performing arts organization will present Dupri with the ASCAP Founders Award and Ne-Yo with the Golden Note award. [Billboard]

The latest trailer for upcoming reboot Annie was released Thursday. Watch as Jamie Foxx channels Daddy Warbucks and Quvenzhane Wallis talks big hair.

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