More than 20 years after 'The Cosby Show' finale aired, actress Phylicia Rashad is still best known as TV's favorite mom, Clair Huxtable. For eight seasons, Phylicia defended the hit sitcom's portrayal of African-American life. Does she believe it was realistic to script a lawyer and a doctor living under one roof?
The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is discussed in the documentary 'Dark Girls,' is something many African-American actresses must overcome. Watch as Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union tackle the complex issues surrounding people's perception of light versus dark skin.
For years, Alfre Woodard says, the mention of another African-American actress's name would spark negativity and, oftentimes, the b-word from her managers and agents. Watch as Alfre shares a revelation she had about the women she was competing against.
Actress Gabrielle Union says it isn't always easy to land roles, especially for African-American women. Watch as Gabrielle, a self-confessed former mean girl, opens up about the fierce competition for acting jobs. Plus, find out how she changed her attitude.
During Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood pre-Oscars luncheon, Gabrielle Union stunned the crowd with a brutally honest speech about the fierce drive to be seen and succeed in Hollywood. Find out how Gabrielle's failed marriage and stalled career forced her to start living her truth.
Oscar winner Viola Davis says black actresses in Hollywood are in crisis mode. Watch as this Juilliard graduate shares how the small quantity (and poor quality) of roles for African-American women breeds a hostile, competitive environment.
Oprah sits down for an in-depth conversation with some of Hollywood's most powerful African-American actresses, including Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union. The iconic actresses open up about the challenges, criticism and competition they face as African-American women in the entertainment industry.
In May 2013, the New York Post reported that John Legend cheated on his fiancee, Chrissy Teigen, with another woman. Days later, Chrissy took to Twitter to address these rumors with her trademark sarcasm. Watch as John and Chrissy open up about other false claims that have been published about them in the tabloids.
Singer/songwriter John Legend has collaborated with some of music's biggest names, but there's one superstar John has worked with time and time again: Kanye West. Watch as John opens up about his long-standing friendship with Kanye.
In December 2011, Grammy award-winning artist John Legend proposed to Chrissy Teigen, his girlfriend of seven years, while vacationing in the Maldives. What most people don't know is that their storybook engagement was almost ruined by airport security. Watch as John relives the moment of panic he experienced when TSA agents asked to search his carry-on bag.