Zoe Saldana Is Launching An App To Celebrate and Showcase Diversity

Zoe Saldana is launching a new social media platform to support her mission of empowering the next generation of people of color in Hollywood. The app, called BESE, has been a passion project with her husband, Marco Perego.

”It is important for us to reflect on all kinds of role models and trailblazers that we’ve had past and present,” Saldana, 39, explained. “Because one thing that’s for certain, especially given this box office record breaking hit with Black Panther, is that we need heroes. We need role models that reflect who we are in order for us to cultivate inspiration.”

The Star Trek star says she hopes to inspire positive change in her industry by shining a light on diverse stories not typically heard.

“I’m impacted every day by these voices,” she says.

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Khloe Kardashian Reveals Her Best Relationship Advice

Khloe Kardashian has had her fair share of heartbreak, but the pregnant reality star is head over heels for boyfriend Tristan Thompson, and she’s sharing her best relationship advice with her fans.

“[A] good relationship really depends on what you value in your own life and consider good. With that being said, here are my eight key points,” Kardashian posted in her app on February 27. “Trust. Communication when there is misunderstanding. Allowing one another to evolve and grow. Allowing yourselves to miss one another. Compromise, compromise, compromise — and no, that doesn’t mean you are weak. It means your growing up.”

She ended with her most important advice, “Be vulnerable and open about love.”

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Michelle Obama Has Penned A ‘Deeply Personal’ Memoir

Michelle Obama is opening up about her journey to the White House in a new memoir, set to be released November 13. Random House calls it “unerringly honest” and the former First Lady herself says it includes many personal details.

“Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience,” Obama, 54, tweeted on February 25. “I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice.”

The tome will be Obama’s second published work. She wrote about the White House garden in 2012’s American Grown.

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Kylie Jenner Likely Caused Snapchat’s Stock To Drop Seven Percent

Kylie Jenner isn’t a fan of the latest Snapchat update, and she isn’t being shy about sharing her feelings with her legions of Twitter followers.

“Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she tweeted on February 21. “Ugh this is so sad.”

Jenner’s tweet received more than 270,000 retweets, and Snapchat stock had fallen 7 percent the following morning – a reported market value loss of $1.3 billion.

The Life of Kylie star was named the most viewed person on the app in 2016, and has used it to market her reality show and her makeup line.

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Billy Graham Has Died at Age 99

Well-known Christian evangelist and ordained minister Billy Graham has died at age 99. Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1989 and was treated for cancer, persistent pneumonia and other ailments in recent years.

Graham is considered one of the most influential preachers of our time, reaching millions through his radio and television shows and numerous books.

He was an outspoken advocate for racial equality and integration, and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1950s and 1960s. He also served as a spiritual advisor to nearly a dozen American presidents.

Graham’s wife of 64 years passed away in 2007. He is survived by five children and 19 grandchildren.

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Have Stopped Trying To Conceive, Source Says

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are as happy as ever, but a source close to the musical duo says they have put their baby plans on hold. After trying to conceive for more than a year, they’ve decided to leave things up to fate.

“Their feeling is if it happens naturally, great. But they’ve decided to not focus on it for the time being,” the insider explains. “[Gwen] feels as if it might not be meant to be.”

By all accounts, Shelton is great with Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, 11, Zuma, 9, and Apollo, 4, whom she shares with ex Gavin Rossdale.

“He is completely at peace with the prospect of not having any biological children of his own,” says the source.

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Jenelle Evans Admits She Used Drugs While Pregnant

Jenelle Evans is opening up about her choice to use drugs while pregnant with daughter Ensley.

The Teen Mom 2 star recently appeared on The Brand podcast saying, “I’m not going to lie about that. I tested positive for THC.”

The compound, found in cannabis, was present in Evans’ system during a January hospital visit shortly after her daughter was born. She noted that the baby, however, did not test positive.

Evans says she smoked pot to reduce “really bad” esophageal spasms that had her throwing up several times per day while pregnant. Child Protective Services visited her home several times after the incident, but did not find cause for concern.

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Two Years After Her Husband’s Death, Celine Dion Is Doing ‘Really Well’

It’s been two years since Celine Dion lost her beloved husband, René Angélil, and the singer reports she is doing “really well.” In a February 18 interview, Dion explained that Angélil is still a big part of her life.

“He’s as alive as he was before, not physically with us, but I live with him,” Dion said. “I see him every day through the eyes of my children.”

Dion met her mentor and manager when she was just 12 years old, and married him in 1994 when she was 26, despite concerns from her family about his age and prior divorces.

“He taught me everything,” she said. “He’s the only man I’ve seen. The only man I’ve loved. And I’ve never kissed another man in my life.”

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Have Called It Quits

After facing weeks of speculation about the health of their marriage, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their separation. The news came through a joint statement from the former couple.

“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the statement read in part. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.

The Friends alum and the Leftovers star began dating in 2011 and were engaged in 2012. They tied the knot in 2015 after a lengthy engagement.

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‘Survivor’ Star Jenna Morasca Bites Police Officer During Apparent Drug Overdose

She’s a long way from the Amazon.

Janna Morasca, winner of 2003’s Survivor: The Amazon, was found unconscious in her vehicle on January 25. Law enforcement officials in Washington, Pennsylvania found evidence of a drug overdose and administered Narcan. While she was in transport to the hospital, Morasca, 37, allegedly woke up agitated and bit a female officer on the forearm. She was subsequently treated at a hospital and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and assaulting a police officer.

In 2003, Morasca became the youngest female Survivor franchise winner. She went on to compete in other reality television completions, including Fear Factor and The Amazing Race.

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