Saturday, January 21, 2017

‘Eventually, you have to jump’

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In his latest book, Steve Harvey challenges us to take a leap of faith. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Remembering the first time I heard Steve Harvey perform was reminiscent of the legendary Richard Pryor: he not only physically resembled the great Pryor, but he made me and friends laugh uncontrollably. Harvey is a film and television [...]

Thank You, Mr. President

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After two historic, remarkably successful terms in the White House — lifting the nation out of recession, cutting unemployment, giving healthcare to the uninsured, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, and so much more — is preparing to leave the Oval Office more than eight years after he graced the very first cover of Las Vegas [...]

‘Moving forward and continually developing’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | KIMBERLY ELISE ‘Embrace your uniqueness’ Kimberly Elise has built an extraordinary career in Hollywood. Ever since her screen debut 20 years ago in the crime thriller “Set It Off,” she has starred in a string of movies across genres and audiences — from critical favorites like “Beloved” and “For Colored Girls” [...]

‘Moving forward and continually developing’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | MARVIN MENZIES ‘Moving forward and continually developing’ UNLV’s storied basketball program has a new leader. Marvin Menzies is the first African- American head basketball coach in the school’s history, and the Los Angeles native can’t wait for the season to start on Nov. 1. He recently sat down with Las Vegas [...]

WESTERN VALUES

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In “The Magnificent Seven,” Denzel Washington tips his hat to a genre film with a new-generation twist. You would not be wrong to assume that, after being cast as the lead in “The Magnificent Seven,” one of the first things Denzel Washington did was take a close look at the 1960 classic on which his [...]

You have to persist

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | OMAR MILLER You have to persist He may be experiencing a new measure of fame for his role on “Ballers,” but the HBO hit is far from Omar Miller’s first time in the spotlight. From “8 Mile” and “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” to “CSI: Miami” and “Law & Order,” he’s [...]

‘We have to keep moving forward’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | VIVICA A. FOX The “Independence Day: Resurgence” star talks leading men, her steamy Las Vegas show, and what she learned about Donald Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Vivica A. Fox has been delighting audiences for more than two decades, with her incomparably relatable style in movies and television shows that range from [...]

‘The thread of equality ties his life’s journey together’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | MARYUM “MAY MAY” ALI Muhammad Ali’s daughter, reflects on her father’s iconic life and how her family — and the world — said goodbye. The Greatest has gone on to his great reward. Muhammad Ali died on June 3, but his legacy as an athlete, cultural icon and humanitarian will live [...]

KEEPING IT MOVING!

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | TISHA CAMPBELL-MARTIN Tisha Campbell-Martin has been a Hollywood fixture for longer than you might think: in 1974, at the age of six, she appeared on an episode of the PBS show “The Big Blue Marble.” By 18, her singing chops landed Campbell-Martin on the set of her first feature film — [...]

Pop Life

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Prince touched millions of people worldwide. The outpouring of emotion that has followed his passing is a testament to his otherworldly talent, and deep connection to those who appreciated it. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD It was not what anyone expected to hear. When the news of Prince’s death began swirling on the morning of April 21, [...]