Entertainment


Entertainment // September 2, 2014 If watching television has surpassed baseball in becoming America’s favorite past time, watching reality TV has our become our hot dog and peanuts. Just think about it; every time you turn the TV on you’re likely to catch a reality TV program. Dance Moms, The Voice, Dating Naked, Love and Hip Hop. Since it hit our TV screens in the early 2000’s, reality TV has…
Made Movies // June 2, 2014People went out in droves this weekend and even stood in line for hours to see the reincarnation of one of Disney’s darkest and most feared villains, Maleficent. The film raked in over $170.6 million during it’s opening, proving that its star, Angelina Jolie, still retains her global appeal despite having been absent from the silver screen since 2010’s The Tourist. The film seeks to…
Entertainment // March 24, 2014Hollywood is much like playing the tables in Las Vegas. Success takes a touch of good fortune and a great deal of skill. Lena Waithe has both. A Chicago native, this Writer/Producer has taken the LA scene by storm. Just this past year, her film “Dear White People” graced Sundance audiences, her web-series “Hello Cupid" charmed small screen viewers, and she dropped a preview of her…
Entertainment // March 10, 2014I don’t know about you but I found last night’s Oscars immensely entertaining. Host Ellen DeGeneres eased the audience with her unique brand of humor, interacting with them, even serving A-listers delivery pizza and tweeting selfies with the likes of Meryl Streep and Bradley Cooper. As you can imagine, the resulting frenzy broke Twitter for a few minutes.But the big winners of the night were arguably…
Entertainment // January 27, 2014At Made Woman, we’re always on the lookout for artists that make us sit up and take notice. Great music is made only by those of equally great stature and initiative. As the calendar turns over another year, our eyes and ears are refreshed. We eagerly anticipate those who will define the musical landscape of 2014.  We’re betting these five ladies below will be making this…
Entertainment // January 22, 20141995 was a special year in Hip-Hop and R&B. Tupac dropped his classic “Me Against the World” from his New York prison. Biggie released both “Big Poppa” and “One More Chance” and had the radio on lock.  D’Angelo blazed the charts with “Brown Sugar,” and TLC showed us how “CrazySexyCool” R&B could be.That fall, a humble new group named Groove Theory released its debut self-titled album…
Entertainment // January 13, 2014 The veteran songstress and songwriter was well into her 90-minute set at Yoshi’s Jazz Club last night when she unexpectedly announced to the crowd that she was considering a career change. “I’ve been reading about music as a healing modality and I’m hoping that that is the next step that I can take a foray into and make part of my profession.”The announcement was quite…
Entertainment // November 18, 2013I hate trends. Trends in music, fashion, beauty, TV … it’s just not my thing. I learned my lesson with trends years ago (remember velour Juicy sweatsuits and Sidekicks? Terrible.) and now I’ve found that I’m better off remaining true to my individuality and not following behind something because it’s popular. More than my dislike of trends, is my disdain for the avalanche effect they cause.…
Entertainment // October 7, 2013DJ Lady Sha isn’t afraid to throw off the yoke of tradition in favor of the road less traveled. She is a genre-defying trailblazer in the male-dominated world of DJ-ing. Originally set on a course to study medicine at UC Berkely, Sha bucked medical school for a life of turntables and dance floors -- and she hasn’t looked back. She is an award-winning, globe-trotting entrepreneur whose…
Made Music // September 23, 2013 Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran are The Singer & The Songwriter. The duo’s California-folk whimsy updates the swinging sounds of the gypsy jazz of the 1930s and ‘40s; a style that even in its heyday marched to its own beat, so to speak. Garcia’s sultry and booming jazz vocals are the anchor of the duo. A choir singer from a young age, it’s no…
TV Preview // September 9, 2013 One thing that is good about the end of summer is saying goodbye to dull summer programing and hello to new hit programs and to the return of our favorite TV shows. So go ahead and set the DVR, here are the shows that we can’t wait to watch. The Blacklist 9/23 - 10pm NBCIf you are missing a great crime/drama/thriller in your TV…
Entertainment // August 26, 2013 1999 seems like just yesterday -- until I’m reminded that it was, in fact, fourteen years ago. Fourteen! The Thong Song was a whole high schooler ago. Remember how huge Sisqo was and how he was going to be the biggest R&B star, well, probably forever (obvi)? I vividly remember watching his MTV “Making the Video”...yes, fourteen years ago. Sigh. Well, things didn’t quite turn…
Entertainment // August 12, 2013Twitter is great for a lot of things besides talking to yourself publicly – it’s also good for staying up-to-date on the latest craziness celebrities are putting out into the universe, seeing what topics are trending in different cities around the world, networking with contacts in your industry (or at least trying to), etc. My personal favorite use for Twitter, though, is getting a few laughs…
Entertainment // July 29, 2013Epic. This is the one word that encompasses the experience of Fruitvale Station.  This film grips its audience from the beginning and is so well developed and directed that it is almost unfathomable that it is a directorial debut and shot on a relatively low budget. As you are pulled into the story by the incredible realism, it almost haunts you to realize that Fruitvale station…
Entertainment // July 15, 2013Soul artist Raquel Rodriguez is a Los Angeles native with a penchant for emotional vocal runs, a bright, driving style that will get your blood pumping, and for just being one of the ‘guys’. Rodriguez’s influences are a collection of both old and new school soul - from Sarah Vaughan to Adele -- and you can hear elements spanning the decades in all of her music.…
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