Audra McDonald freaks out when she discovers that Diddy is her DNA cousin in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘Finding Your Roots.’ She even admits she ‘kissed’ her cousin!
Audra McDonald’s family secrets are being explored in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the April 27 episode of Finding Your Roots. When her DNA is tested along with other people who’ve been on the show, there’s a surprising revelation. There’s been a “significant match!”
Henry Louis Gates Jr. sits down with Audra to reveal the results. When she turns the page and sees Sean “Diddy” Combs, Audra screams. “Are you kidding me?” she says. “No way!”
She adds, “I kissed my cousin!” Henry explains that Audra is “DNA cousins with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who once starred alongside her in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun.” Diddy and Audra starred in the 2004 Broadway revival. The TV movie of the play aired in 2008 on ABC. Diddy and Audra played husband and wife.
Audra says being related to Diddy is “amazing” and “hilarious.” Henry notes that Audra and Diddy “share an identical stretch of DNA on your 12th chromosome,” so that means they “share a distant ancestor somewhere in your family tree.”
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. season 7 premiered back in January 2021. The new season consists of 10 episodes, and the episodes will explore ancestry stories of Glenn Close, Andy Cohen, Jim Gaffigan, Kasi Lemmons, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, Christopher Meloni, Tony Shalhoub, Nina Totenberg, John Waters, Pharrell Williams, Clint Black, Lewis Black, Gretchen Carlson, Rosanne Cash, and more.
In sharing their stories, Finding Your Roots uses every tool available, from cutting-edge DNA research to old-school genealogical sleuthing, to reveal long-buried secrets. Spanning the globe, the series compiles family trees in these new episodes that trace throughout the United States and Canada; across Europe and Africa; and more. Episode to episode, audiences will meet guests’ ancestors who were business people and bootleggers, war heroes and criminals, farmers and immigrants, the persecuted and the persevering under the most extraordinary circumstances. Together, the arc of each guest’s family personalizes history while emphasizing the human connections that unite everyone. Finding Your Roots airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on PBS.
Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter’s Rarely Seen Kids Billy Ray, 18, & Nell, 13, Attend Film Screening
The ‘Corpse Bride’ director’s children joined him on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival, for a tribute to Tim Burton.
Tim Burton was a proud dad, as he posed on the red carpet with his son Billy Ray, 18, and daughter Nell, 13, at the Rome Film Fest on Saturday October 23. The 63-year-old director and his little ones were attending a “Close Encounters” salute to his films at the Italian movie festival. The director seemed very happy as he stood with both of his kids (plus their dog!) around his arms.
Fitting to the director’s dark style of filmmaking, Tim and the kids were all dressed in black. The Dumbo director rocked a suit with a black and blue patterned shirt underneath, along with his huge pair of glasses. Billy also wore a black suit and held up the family dog Levi for an adorable red carpet bonus. Nell gave off total Wednesday Addams vibes with her old-fashioned-styled black dress with a white collar, and a pair of elevated black, platform boots. She also held a large white purse on the red carpet.
Tim shares Billy Ray and Nell with his ex Helena Bonham Carter, whom he was with from 2001 until 2014. Billy was named after both Tim’s father William, and Helena’s dad Raymond. Nell was named “after all the Helens in the family,” The Crown actress told The Jewish Journal in 2008, via People. Tim’s relationship with the Fight Club actress was probably his most well-known, as the two worked together on a number of projects including Sweeney Todd, Planet of the Apes, Corpse Bride, and other movies. The Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children director had been married to German artist Lena Gieseke from 1987 to 1991. He also dated Lisa Marie, whom he collaborated with on his movies Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and Mars Attack! Prior to getting together with Tim, Helena had dated English actor Kenneth Branagh for about five years, before they split up in 1999.
Christina Aguilera, 40, Rocks Red Hair & Sexy Snakeskin Catsuit After Dropping Spanish Single
Christina Aguilera slithered into this party celebrating her new single ‘Pa’ Mis Muchachas’ showing off a fiery red hair do.
Christina Aguilera, 40, looked incredible as she headed to a party celebrating the release of her new single ‘“Pa’ Mis Muchachas.” The superstar slithered into the soirée rocking a skintight snakeskin printed catsuit along with a matching jacket on Saturday, Oct. 23. She was still rocking the bright red hair from the music video, giving us some serious Wilma Flintstone vibes, along with her bright orange nails. She finished the look with a large pair of oversized sunglasses and a barely there flipflop sandal.
The star recently made waves dropping her first Spanish single “Pa’ Mis Muchachas” in two decades, along with a spicy new music video! The “Genie In A Bottle” singer had some support from fellow latinas Nathy Peluso, Becky G, and Nicki Nicole on the track, who also appeared in the Alexandre Moors directed project. The ladies go undercover as they attempt to take down a shady criminal in the four-minute clip, that includes a sexy dance sequence and plenty of eye catching fashion. Christina, in particular, slayed in a patent leather catsuit to open the video, later rocking a all leather trench coat a she sits upon a throne.
“I am proud to reveal mi primera canción [my first song] from a body of work that lives so closely to my heart,” Christina wrote after releasing the song on social media. “And these beautiful, strong, and talented women are joining forces with me for this first Guaracha,” she added, referencing sub-genre of Latin music that originated in Cuba. Notably, Christina’s father Fausto Xavier Aguilera hails from Ecuador, while her mom Shelly Loraine Kearns is of Welsh, Dutch, German and Irish ancestry.
She also said the song is meant to be an “homage to women” in an interview with Billboard. “In the song we mention that I’m a woman that is strong because I was raised by a woman that was strong and so was she before that,” she explained. “It’s something that gets passed down by generations. I chose Nathy, Becky and Nicki because of the strength they exude.”
Emma Watson Meets Al Gore To Discuss Climate Change In Crop Top Made Of Recycled Fabrics
Emma Watson looked absolutely gorgeous wearing a tiny crop top made from recycled materials when she met with Al Gore to discuss climate change.
Emma Watson, 31, is not only super stylish, but she’s also eco-conscious and she proved that when she met with Al Gore to discuss climate change. For the occasion, Emma rocked a head-to-toe green floral Emilia Wickstead outfit that was made out of recycled yarn.
Emma’s top was a cropped cape that just covered her shoulders and ended at her chest, revealing her black bra underneath. She styled the shirt with a matching high-waisted midi skirt that put her toned abs and tiny waist on full display.
Emma posted about her outfit and thanked the designer, writing, “Thank you to the loveliest Emilia for making me this beautiful custom piece. It was handmade in London using leftover fabrics consisting of 62% recycled yarn that was locally sourced, woven, and printed in Italy. I will be wearing this a lot!!”
In another photo posted to Emma’s Instagram, she posed with Al as she smiled ear-to-ear. She captioned the picture, “‘Mother Nature is telling us what the truth is about this crisis. I mean, it’s crazy what’s going on. Every night on the TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.’ — @algore.”
Emma has been on a roll lately with her upcycled outfits and just the other day she attended the Earthshot Prize ceremony in London on October 17, wearing a stunning white blouse with black trousers.
Emma’s white blouse featured tulle ruffle layers and was made from 10 recycled wedding dresses from Oxfam. The front of the shirt had a lace neckline with cut-out embroidery while the side had an asymmetrical hemline. Meanwhile, the entire back of the dress was cut out, revealing her bare skin.