Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has never hidden the fact that her mother killed her father in self-defense when Charlize was a teenager, but she hasnt spoken much about the experience publicly. Now, the Bombshell star opened up to NPR about what exactly happened that night.

During the interview, Charlize said that her father, Charles Theron, was drunk and threatened her and her mother Gerda one night in 1991 when Charlize was 15.

“My father was so drunk that he shouldnt have been able to walk when he came into the house with a gun,” she said. “My mom and I were in my bedroom, leaning against the door because he was trying to push through the door.”

“So both of us were leaning against the door from the inside to have him not be able to push through. He took a step back and just shot through the door three times,” she said. “None of the bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle.”

Gerda ended up shooting her husband and killing him to save herself and her daughter. “In self-defense, she ended the threat,” Charlize said.

The actress also said her father was a “very sick man” who “was an alcoholic all my life.”

“I only knew him one way, and that was as an alcoholic… It was a pretty hopeless situation,” she continued. “Our family was just kind of stuck in it. And the day-to-day unpredictability of living with an addict is the thing that you sit with and have kind of embedded in your body for the rest of your life, more than just this one event of what happened one night.”

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However, Charlize also said that, “of course, I wish what happened that night would have never happened. It’s unfortunately what happens when you don’t get to the root of these issues.”

Charlize added that she shares her story of family violence “with a lot of people.”

“I’m not ashamed to talk about it, because I do think that the more we talk about these things, the more we realize we are not alone in any of it,” she said. “I think, for me, it’s just always been that this story really is about growing up with addicts and what that does to a person.”



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Nina Dobrev has been named the newest Brand Partner for Dior Beauty.

The 30-year-old actress chatted with Harper’s Bazaar about the partnership and dished on her favorite items in the brand.

“I always looked up to Dior. It felt so timeless and classy and elegant in every way,”

Nina says. “I think the Miss Dior scent is what I always associated with that grace and timelessness. That was probably the first product I recognized, purchased, and aspired to as a little girl.”

Some of her favorite items include the “999” Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick, and Forever Foundation.

Nina also revealed what she’s looking forward to in the coming year.

“2019 was a whirlwind it had a lot of great moments and some tough moments and that’s all part of being a human,” she says. “I am looking forward to a fresh start and fresh slate, new year. I set some new intentions and start this partnership that I am super excited about with Dior and see what the future has in store.”



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According to Variety, the new label has signed a Haitian-American singer Tea Marrr, who, of course, dropped a new single, “Kinda Love,” to coincide with the announcement.

The joint venture was announced on Friday, October 18, and the management hopes Raedio to be what’s described as an “audio everywhere company,” with its talent and their music placed in platforms likes film and television shows, ads, podcasts and more.

In a press statement, Rae said, “Music has always been an essential part of every project I do and working with emerging talent is a personal passion. Raedio allows me to continue that work within the music industry and audio entertainment space. The Atlantic Records team are innovators in terms of shifting and shaping culture. I’m excited to join forces with them to discover new artists.”



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The actress who recently hosted Rape Foundation’s annual brunch, took a moment to share her own experience with sexual molestation as a child.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, during the event, the actress revealed that while she was asleep one night, her mother’s boyfriend came into her room at night and she felt him fondling her breasts.

She said her supportive mother ended the relationship when she reported to her what had happened.

The 61-year-old mother to teenage twins said: “Fortunately, it wasn’t a complete assault, it was fondling, but it was devastating enough for a child who’s 12 or 13. To have a mother who could tell as soon as light broke that this happened and for her to expel him [meant a lot]. That she heard me, believed me, and did something about it, I think was so empowering for me as a young teen, as a young woman.”



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Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington has shown her impressive Igbo writing skills as she congratulated Genevieve Nnaji over her Oscar selection.

Taking to twitter, Washington wrote:

This is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also…Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya?” (We can have lunch soon)

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This is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also… 😊 Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya? https://twitter.com/genevievennaji1/status/1179688581708894208 

Genevieve Nnaji MFR


The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen #LionHeartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film! We are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far. ❤️🇳🇬

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Replying to her tweet, Genevieve wrote:

Nwunye anyi daalu. Ka eme ya ngwa ngwa maka anyị nwere okwu. Love you sis” (We should have the lunch soonest because we need to have a discussion).

Genevieve Nnaji MFR


Nwunye anyi daalu🙌🏾🔥😍. Ka eme ya ngwa ngwa maka anyị nwere okwu. Love you sis. ❤️ https://twitter.com/kerrywashington/status/1179832930459193344 

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This is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also… 😊 Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya? https://twitter.com/genevievennaji1/status/1179688581708894208 

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Kerry Washington  is married to Nnamdi Asomugha, a Nigerian-American actor and NFL Player.


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In her new role, the How to Get Away with Murder leading lady will join heavyweight A-list stars including Celine DionHelen MirrenEva LongoriaElle FanningAja Naomi KingNikolaj Coster-Waldau and Camila Cabello, among others, representing the brand. The appointment builds on the brand’s mission to reflect the diversity of the modern world through spokeswomen, encouraging beauty inclusivity, self-worth and empowering people everywhere.

Davis says that she grew up not having people who told her that she was beautiful or smart and that it’s important to build confidence in women from childhood.

As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy. I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today – overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way. I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age, and to role model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal.

Global Brand President of L’Oréal Paris Delphine Viguier-Hovasse says that they are thrilled to have Viola join them. She also adds that her tenacity, authenticity and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people.

We are thrilled to welcome Viola as a member of our family. Viola’s tenacity, authenticity and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people. She challenges the status quo in all aspects of life and her drive to succeed has proven itself time after time – she leads by example and is the perfect conduit to elevate our core message, ‘Because I’m Worth It.

Making her brand debut at an event in New York City yesterday, Viola will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect beginning later this month.



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Bella Thorne has opened up on how she was molested her whole life’ in an emotional Instagram post.

Back in 2018, the former Disney Channel actress, 21, revealed  that she was sexually abused till she was 14.

Bella Thorne, 21, who was once in relationship with YouTuber Tana Mongeau  and musician Mod Sun started her post by wondering why she ‘needs’ validation from everyone but mostly men.

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Sharing  topless photos of herself, she wrote: ‘What is wrong with me? Why do I always need Validation from everyone but mostly men…’ she started, ‘What is wrong with me? Why do I always need Validation from everyone but mostly men… 

Seeming to address her relationship, she said: ‘Everyone keeps telling me to be single, be alone, and make your self happy. But All those things sound so fucking scary to me. all I want is him. I want him to hold me, I want him to love me, I want him to tell me it’s ok, I want him to look me in the eyes and let me know I’m accepted.’

‘Why? Because I can’t accept myself. For some reason in my head I’m just not fucking good enough. Not good enough for him or Her or anyone else. 

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‘And if it’s not him I just look for the ‘next’ him, or her Why can’t I just look for the next me? Find me and accept me. 

‘Was it because I was molested my whole life,’ she wondered.

‘Exposed to sex at such a young age it’s all I know how to offer to the world…or is it because I was raised to think I wasn’t good enough. Not good enough for her or anything else,’ Bella said.

‘But it doesn’t matter what happened to me.. What matters is whats happening to me right now. I can’t blame my childhood, in fact I can’t blame anyone for anything. 

‘All I can do is blame me. I blame me for not loving myself. I blame me for not thinking I’m attractive, I blame me for putting this on everyone around me. Expecting people to love me enough for me to love myself,’ Bella wrote.

 Bella Thorne reveals how she was

But at the end of the day that will never happen. Because the only way to get to your end goal is to work through it. Not around or above or try and find a cheat code so you don’t have to hurt as much.

‘You have to hurt in this world. Hurting, loving, and accepting. That’s what our emotional world lays on. Right now I only have one of those things. Can you guess what it is? Hurting. Right now I only hurt…but I’m not hurting for other people no I’m only hurting myself. By not loving me and by not accepting me.’ 

This poem is about mommy and daddy and me and you,‘ she concluded.



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Hollywood couple, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have split after dating for six years.

PageSix reports that after pictures emerged showing the Oscar winner partying in Los Angeles on Friday night with much-younger singer Sela Vave, news outlets speculated that Foxx, 51, was cheating on Holmes, 40.

Reports also say that while hanging out with her friends, Kattie Holmes revealed to them that she doesn’t really care about what Jamie does with his life as they haven’t been together for months now.

PageSix also reports that the couple actually broke up in May 2019. Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes started dating back in 2013 a year after she ended her marriage to Tom Cruise. The two kept their relationship away from the prying eyes of the public.

Even though they tried keeping their relationship away from the public, it was a known fact they were in an exclusive relationship.

Even though they tried keeping their relationship away from the public, it was a known fact they were in an exclusive relationship. [GettyImages]
Even though they tried keeping their relationship away from the public, it was a known fact they were in an exclusive relationship. [GettyImages]

They finally appeared together in public for the first time at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys Gala in New York in 2018, and they walked a red carpet together for the first time at the Met Ball this year.



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Lashana Lynch has been cast in the upcoming “James Bond” film as the franchise’s first-ever black and female 007.

According to the Daily Mail, “James Bond 25” will introduce the new secret agent in a “pivotal scene.” While Daniel Craig will still portray the titular charcter, Lynch’s character has taken over the iconic number 007 after Bond’s retirement.  

“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful, and a woman. It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman” an anonymous source told the Mail.

The upcoming “Bond” film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who wrote BBC’s acclaimed comedy “Fleabag” and Golden Globe-winning thriller “Killing Eve.”

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Acclaimed Nigerian-American author, Nnedi Okorafor is set to take Hollywood by storm! According to Brittle Paper, Okorafor announced via Facebook that she is starting her own TV Production company, Africanfuturism Productions, Inc.

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According to Nnedi, the company will focus exclusively on television series because of the relative freedom TV affords:

“Film is too restrictive.”

Not much else is known about the company for now, but we can be expecting some high quality work from them because Nnedi’s novels are pretty incredible. She is is one of science fiction’s smartest and most successful voices.

She already has so many ongoing projects: Her novel, Who Fears Death is being produced by Games of Thrones‘ George R.R. Martin for HBO; and she is writing the script for Viola Davis’ Wild Seed, along with Rafiki director, Wanuri Kahiu.

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