After almost five decades in the spotlight, Patti LaBelle says, 'I've been shut down, run down, talked about, dogged out, but that never stopped me from the being the true me.' Watch as Patti gets emotional while talking about her music, her inner strength and her real friends.
Long before Lady Gaga and Madonna came along, Patti LaBelle, along with the other members of her girl group, Labelle, revolutionized music with their out-of-this-world space suits and over-the-top hairdos. Now, Patti looks back at her fashion risks and the disco anthem that defined an era.
In 1944, music legend Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Louise Holte in Philadelphia, the city she still calls home. Watch as Patti opens up about the very first solo she performed as a girl and why she calls singing her blood supply. Plus, Patti owns up to forgetting the lyrics to some of her biggest hits.
For decades, rumors swirled that Patti LaBelle was feuding with Diana Ross. Watch as Patti reveals what really caused their famous rift. Plus, find out how Oprah's Legends Ball helped these two legends become friends.
Oprah and music icon Patti LaBelle meet at the famed Apollo Theater for a conversation about Patti's extraordinary 50 years in show business. Watch as Patti reflects on a lifetime of music and what it means to be a living legend.
When she was 44 years old, comedian Wanda Sykes came out during a gay rights rally. Since then, she says, Wanda's faced a 'trifecta of discrimination' because she's black, gay and a woman. Watch as she shares how her family struggled with what the black community would say about her sexuality.
Dan Bucatinsky is best known to television audiences as James Novak, the husband of the White House chief of staff, Cyrus Beene, on Shonda Rhimes' hit drama 'Scandal.' Dan says he credits Shonda for writing the characters he's always dreamed of: men and women who just happen to be gay.
While there are some who still believe that same-sex marriage will damage the country, comedian Wanda Sykes says she never understood why people get upset about something that doesn't affect them. Watch as actor Dan Bucatinsky, a gay man who's raising two children with his husband of 21 years, argues that if getting married on reality TV doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage, neither should his relationship. Plus, find out why newlywed Jesse Tyler Ferguson is proud to be able to use the word 'husband.'
'Scandal' actor Dan Bucatinsky and 'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson both say they were bullied for being gay when they were growing up. Watch as they look back on that time and reveal how it shaped them into the strong, confident men they are today.
'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson says he had to come out to his father three times before his dad could process the news his son was gay. Emmy winner Dan Bucatinsky says that although he didn't come out to his parents until he was in his mid-20s, his mother had known since he was a child. Comedian Wanda Sykes says she didn't come out to her family until she was 40 years old, after she had divorced her husband. Watch as three of the busiest gay actors in Hollywood share their stories of standing in their truths.