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TODAY'S HOT TOPICSBERNARD MADOFFJANET JACKSONRUSSELL SIMMONSmore topicsMASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYELIZABETH TAYLORKATE HUDSONLISA MARIE PRESLEYPAULA ABDULMICHAEL JACKSONFARRAH FAWCETThide topicsTHIS WEEK'S HOT TOPICSELIZABETH TAYLORMEGAN FOXMICHAEL JACKSONmore topicsJANET JACKSONIN STYLEKATE HUDSONYIGAL AZROUELRUSSELL SIMMONSDAVID CROSSFARRAH FAWCETThide topics�Last updated: 3:31 amJune 17, 2009 Posted: 3:23 amJune 17, 2009 OUT the 23rd is Atria's "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne." Her voice was satin.

Her theme song, "Stormy Weather." Sepia- toned, gorgeous, stunningly dressed, star of stage, music and film, she broke Hollywood's racial barriers in the '40s and '50s.

At the 2002 Oscars, Halle Berry thanked Lena for blazing the trail.

A recluse in seclusion since 2000 -- author James Gavin quotes my reporting her life in a wheelchair -- she finally admits to the harshness of her being.

She now says: "My kid left, my father left, my husband left, my best friend left -- why am I still here?" The book tells how she'd entertain white crowds and, as they cheered, mutter under her breath: "Kiss my ass." Asked by a lover why she'd married a white man, she replied: "To get even with him." Her father was a reputed pimp and hustler.

Today she admits she once asked her mother, "Do you love me?" and the answer was: "No." A mix of fire and ice, one of the most beautiful women in the world in those days, the great Lena Horne is now turning 92.

IT'S Javier Bardem opposite Julia Roberts in the movie of the book "Eat Pray Love." They shoot here this sum mer .

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And Leonardo for a newie set in Costa Rica's gambling palaces, which got written by the "Ocean's 13" writers, who know from doing casino stories .

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Comedian Freddie Roman to Debbie Reynolds: "You married two Jews?" Said Debbie: "No, two jerks." .

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Our president is black; head of the RNC, Michael Steele, is black; best-known media mogul, Oprah, black; greatest golfer, Tiger Woods, black; highest-grossing actor, Will Smith, black.

Michael Jackson must be kicking himself .

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"Dancing With the Stars" alumna Lisa Rinna did a book.

"Rinnavation" discusses her main renovation -- those lips that are plumped fatter than Kirstie Alley's behind.

Page 75 talks about collagen, silicone and cortisone.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/06172009/gossip/cindy/lena_hornes_story_of_trailblazing_glory_174655.htm
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