“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King was honored at Variety’s Power of Women: New York luncheon Friday for her work with SEO Scholars, an org that helps prepare youth from underprivileged backgrounds for college.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who introduced the TV personality, called King “a superhero.”
King thanked private equity titan Henry Kravis (“he is a bad-ass billionaire guy,” she explained) for introducing her to the SEO Scholars program, and she spoke lovingly about trying to help give every kid the opportunities that her own son and daughter have enjoyed. She reflected on her success by offering a favorite quote from Maya Angelou: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”
“I figured it out early: if you didn’t get cast, or didn’t care to play the game, you’d better figure out how to put on your own show.” Words to live by from Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women NY event presented by Lifetime. She returned the nod with songs, [...]
CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour called out the dangers of powerful leaders using “fake news” as a weapon against journalists “who go toward danger” to challenge despots and others. Amanpour cited the shocking statistic that “deliberate targeting is the leading cause of death for journalists” as she was feted Friday at Variety’s Power of [...]
Taraji P. Henson got emotional on Friday discussing the history and stigma of mental health in the black community at Variety’s Power of Women NY presented by Lifetime. “The history of mental illness for black people in America stretches all the way back 400 years, 15 million people, and an ocean that holds the stories,” [...]
The biggest stars in television stepped out on the Emmy purple carpet on Sunday night in a stunning display of gowns and vivacious looks. Fashion expert Brooke Jaffe, who visited Variety’s set after the show, picked some of her favorite dresses of the night, which included Zendaya’s truly enviable Vera number and Mandy Moore in […]
One of the big winners this Emmy night was “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. However the beloved series wasn’t always a sure bet. Phoebe Waller-Bridge told Variety that the sudden Hollywood validation has made her feel like she’s no longer crazy for loving it so much. Popular on Variety
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