‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners
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‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hidden Figures” and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with somber remarks from the director of Washington’s new African-American museum. “Hidden Figures,” the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the … Continue reading

Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13
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Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13

Marisa Grey from the Norfolk State University Office of Communications and Marketing offers this Feb. 13 installment of the Spartan Report. In this week’s report, the university tells about the appearance of the Spartan Legion marching band in a Super Bowl commercial, NSU’s own connection to one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures,” and a UNCF grant. Continue reading

“Hidden Figure” speaks on campus Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:30
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“Hidden Figure” speaks on campus Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:30

Dr. Christine Darden, one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as highlighted in the recent movie, will speak in the Student Center, room 149, on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 12:30 p.m. The presentation, discussion and book signing is sponsored by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Norfolk State University Black History Month Committee. Dr. … Continue reading

Dior designer debuts Paris couture as Dunst talks girl power
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Dior designer debuts Paris couture as Dunst talks girl power

PARIS (AP) — A labyrinth and a scented secret garden led to Christian Dior’s enchanted collection Monday — the hugely anticipated couture debut from new designer Maria Grazia Chiuri. The collection in Paris’ Musee Rodin kicked off Paris’ week of spring-summer couture shows — the fashion industry’s ideas factory spanning four days and 24 collections. … Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards
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Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of 20 People’s Choice wins. Other stars taking home crystal statuettes this year included Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Sofia Vergara, … Continue reading

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M
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Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though many were focused on Friday’s presidential inauguration and Saturday’s nationwide women’s marches, “Split” doubled forecasts to easily lead all films. The Universal Pictures release again brings … Continue reading

Golden Globes fashion both unexpected and mundane
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Golden Globes fashion both unexpected and mundane

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Princess Leia hair. Ruth Negga’s space-age silver gown. Evan Rachel Wood in a boyish-yet-feminine tuxedo. While largely a snooze, the red carpet fashion from Sunday’s Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, did have its unexpected moments, along with some classic Hollywood style with modern twists. Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams stole the … Continue reading