Halle Berry shared her ‘must read’ book to start the New Year and it’s a powerful one. If you ‘have something to say’ and want your voice to carry meaningful weight, here’s Halle’s No. 1 book recommendation!
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It’s a new year, which means you have 365 days to use the power of your voice to help create change for the better! But, how? — Halle Berry is learning to “articulate clearly” with her first read of 2021: The Power Of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard. The actress took to Instagram Stories on January 5, to share the forthcoming Denise Woods title. The book, which includes a foreword by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali, is available on January 26, but you can pre-order now.
Halle, who dubbed The Power of Voice as “a must read for anyone who has something to say,” knows the author on a personal level. Woods is a celebrity producer and voice coach, who worked as the creative consultant for Halle’s directorial debut of the film Bruised. She contributed to the authenticity of Halle’s performance in the starring role as Jackie Justice, a disgraced mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who faces one of the rising stars of the MMA world. Bruised made its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12.
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that every voice matters — so, The Power of Voice has arrived at the right time. According to the book’s description, it contains the real-life tools to help readers “gain confidence in any situation, release tension and stress, become powerful public speakers, find their truest form of expression and address speech issues such as up-speak, vocal fry and nasality.”
If there’s someone who’s suited for the job, it’s Woods. The renowned vocal coach and author has worked with stars like Will Smith, Idris Elba, Kirsten Dunst and Jessica Chastain. In The Power of Voice, Woods shares her secrets, tips, lessons, and stories that have helped Hollywood’s biggest stars become confident, effective communicators.
Bernie Sanders’ Viral Inauguration Outfit Transforms Into ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costume
Bernie Sanders’ now-iconic Inauguration Day ensemble was already a meme, but now it’s also a Halloween costume. See the pics!
Get your mittens out, because Bernie Sanders is officially getting the Halloween treatment. The senator, 80, went viral back in January after rocking a very cozy outfit during President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, and a ‘sexy’ take on his ‘fit is now available to purchase. Online retailer Dolls Kill is selling the meme-worthy ensemble ahead of the spooky holiday, titling it the Once Again Asking Costume Set.
The company describes the ‘fit as a “political chairman costume,” which features “a grey coat, cozy mittens, and a face mask for a total insta-worthy moment.” While Bernie wore a puffy coat and black pants to the Inauguration, the costume, which retails for $85, doesn’t include any bottoms. HollywoodLife has reached out to Bernie Sanders’ team for comment.
Social media users were quick to comment on the look, which is one of the more surprising outfits to be turned into Halloween inspo.”WHY DOLLSKILL SELLING A SEXY BERNIE SANDERS COSTUME?!” one person asked, while another quipped, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all… a ‘sexy’ Bernie Sanders Halloween costume. Of course, it’s marketed as a ‘political chairman’ costume. Ha!”
Although the day was about Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, all eyes were on the Vermont senator after a photo circulated of him sitting with his arms crossed in the audience. He discussed the photo on Late Night With Seth Meyers, explaining that his now-iconic mittens, like anything he chooses, were all about practicality.
“I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on,” Sanders told Meyers, with a laugh. The viral photo from the January 20 festivities became a meme in real time. Images of a seemingly grumpy Sanders replacing Samantha in the Sex and the City cast, chilling in Guy Fieri‘s convertible, sitting on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, and just riding a dirty subway car in NYC started making the rounds. Thousands upon thousands of these popped up on Twitter.
Vanessa Marcil & Her Son Kassius Support Ex Brian Austin Green At ‘DWTS’ Premiere — See Pic
‘DWTS’ competitor Brian Austin Green got some love from his ex Vanessa Marcil when she and their son Kassius supported him on the dance floor.
Vanessa Marcil, 52, proved there’s no bad blood with Brian Austin Green, 47, as she supported her ex at the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars. The 90210 star is appearing on season 30 of the long-running competition show, partnered with his girlfriend Sharna Burgess. Vanessa took to Instagram to share a snap of her 19-year-old son Kassius in the car on his way to the studio to watch his dad hit the dance floor. “Headed to see dad. #TeamGreen,” she captioned the pic.
Kassius was seen rocking a black button-down and black blazer, as he donned blonde tips in his hair. Vanessa added, “They have offered but that’s a hard no for me,” in relation to appearing on DWTS herself. “That’s so much hard work, guts and bravery. I’m in full cheerleader mode for now.” One follower commented, “I wish I could coparent as gracefully and peacefully as you!” to which she replied “lord help us all,” with praying hands emoji.
When Sharna, 36, asked her boyfriend how he felt about his first dance, Brian, 48, said the experience was “nerve-wracking, but it awesome.” He added, “the high [you feel] when you get it, and it’s done, is amazing.” The pair then leaned in for a passionate kiss, as they encouraged their fans to vote. After the live show, Sharna shared a message to her Instagram, along with a DWTS promo photo of her posing alongside Brian.
“Honestly… I’ll find the right words at some point. But holy sh-t, I am in heaven getting to do what I love with the man that I love. Please vote, cos I wanna do this for as long as we possibly can,” she captioned the shot while adding “TEXT BRIAN TO 21523.” The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was previously married to Megan Fox, 34, with whom he shares sons Noah, 8, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 4. Prior to that, he dated Vanessa from 1999 until 2003, and they share one child.
Ray J Breaks Silence After Buzz That He & Kim Kardashian Have A 2nd Sex Tape
Ray J addressed the rumors that he & Kim Kardashian have a second sex tape together in a recent Instagram post.
Ray J shot down rumors that he and his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian have a second sex tape together. After Wack 100, Ray J’s former manager, said on a recent podcast that he had “more graphic footage” of Kim, Ray finally addressed the situation in an Instagram comment.
Responding to the podcast video, Ray J wrote, “This ain’t cool – I been staying off the Raydar – Just staying focused and being humble and thankful for all the blessings I’m receiving. How can I show growth and maturity if this kinda of stuff keeps happening?”
Ray J, who is a father of two to kids Melody, 3, and Epik, 1, with Princess Love, continued to write, “I’m a father now and my job is to be a great parent and put them first. This is not the message I want to send out – smh.”
Meanwhile, Kim’s attorney, Marty Singer, denied the tape to Page Six, saying in a statement, “The claim that there is an unreleased sex tape is unequivocally false. It is unfortunate that people make these statements to try and get their 15 minutes of fame.”
Ray J and Kim filmed their first sex tape in 2002 while they were in Cabo, Mexico for Kim’s birthday. The tape was later released in 2007 and caused a worldwide stir as it circulated the internet. However, Kim and Ray have since moved on and gone about their lives. They actually do not have a second tape together and Ray J wants everyone to know that, which he made clear in his recent comments.