INTERVIEW: Actresses say Hollywood has never respected black hair

African American actresses have similar stories about hair struggles in Hollywood and say a lack of knowledge has led to challenging situations. Actresses from Halle Berry to Queen Latifah to Tia Mowry and more recount the problems they've had in Hollywood getting the proper care for their hair, including Tiffany Haddish who recalls leaving a movie set in tears in search of a stylist. Celebrity stylist Andrea Pezzillo, who is white, says she understands why black actresses are wary of white hair stylists, but says she was never intimidated by black hair.

INTERVIEW: Matthew McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead

Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for driving to selling people on staying home. The Academy Award winner whose commercials for Lincoln vehicles have been a TV staple for years is the narrator and co-writer of a public service announcement promoting isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Over images of masked medical workers and empty highways, McConaughey says staying home is "the most brave and aggressive weapon we have against this enemy.” He tells The Associated Press that this crisis could bring out the best in humanity, and when Hollywood's shutdown is over he expects a big burst in creativity.

INTERVIEW: Megan Thee Stallion feels grateful

Megan Thee Stallion's schedule has been grueling, but she's not bothered by that. And not because she's as strong as her name suggests. It's because she can remember wishing to be on tour and going to shows. She says she's grateful for the year she's had. The rapper was named one of The Associated Press' Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year for blasting onto the music scene and giving us anthems like “Big Ole Freak” and “Hot Girl Summer.”

Kids with Down syndrome light up the runway at NYC fashion show

Though New York's Fashion Week wrapped more than a month ago, there was plenty of fierce fashion and top models at the second annual "Gigi's Playhouse Fashion Show" on Wednesday. The event allows young people with Down syndrome to share their talent. Gigi's Playhouse is an education and achievement center that prepares young people with Down syndrome to engage more fully in their homes, schools and communities.

INTERVIEW: Adam Lambert is happy to see more LGBTQ artists find success

Adam Lambert, who rose on the music scene as the runner-up on "America Idol" in 2009, says he's happy to see more mainstream LGBTQ artists find major success. He said he's thrilled to see a new gay artist like Lil Nas X have a No. 1 hit, and he's is hoping to move the needle with his own music. He released the EP "Velvet: Side A" last month.ic scene as the runner-up on “America Idol” in 2009
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