“I became completely obsessed.” At the 92nd Street Y, Rebecca Skloot shares the story behind her bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, joined by members of the Lacks family and actress Rose Byrne, who plays Skloot in the forthcoming film adaptation of her book. Show More Summary
Almost exactly seven years ago, I posted a review of the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on my now abandoned blog as part of the Cannonball Read. It was a review that Pajiba would pick up, and was...
Some books are just impossible to adapt. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is one of them. Author Rebecca Skloot’s breathtaking saga of a black woman in 1950s Baltimore is a tour de force that details the way Henrietta Lacks’s cells, removed from her without permission while she was treated for cancer, have… Read more...
Oprah Winfrey Responds To Criticism That Shes Exploiting Henrietta Lacks Oprah Winfrey will not be bullied for her bucks. Her new film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is receiving backlash from the Lacks family, namely her son Lawrence,
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is an HBO film based on the nonfiction book of the same name written by Rebecca Skloot that tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American... For more, visit our blog !
"Oprah" is a name that evokes a sense of reverence in mere mortals. But it turns out other celebrities are pretty enthralled with Oprah Winfrey too. At least, that was the case when TVGuide.com chatted with several of Winfrey's co-stars...Show More Summary
Don’t miss “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and Bill Nye’s new show.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a 2010 bestseller and now an HBO film, tells the story of a journalist’s search to learn more about the real woman behind HeLa cells, which have been essential to numerous medical breakthroughs. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Rebecca Skloot about how she became obsessed with Henrietta Lacks.
Oprah Winfrey is a force, both on screen and off. The media mogul has everybody buzzing with her new acting role in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. In the film, Winfrey plays...
She’s hitting the red carpet for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and it is glorious.
Author Rebecca Skloot spoke with Live Science about her involvement with the HBO adaptation of her book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
Weekend of April 22-23, 2017| Oprah Winfrey stars in ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’
Oprah is the queen of all queens and among the most magical of black women. This, we know. But at a press event in New York on Tuesday ? in promotion of her new film “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” ? Oprah stepped into a room filled with all black women reporters, myself included, and totally lost her cool. Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in an HBO movie drawn from the well-known book, a tale that deserved more time.
Oprah Winfrey is a very good actress. This is not news.We have known this since she earned an Academy Award nomination for playing the strong-willed Sophia in The Color Purple and have been reminded again over the years via her turns in Beloved, Selma, The Butler, and the OWN series ... More »
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks proved one thing: Oprah Winfrey does indeed get nervous. The iconic talk show host and Oscar-nominated actress stepped into the role of Deborah Lacks, the...
Henrietta Lacks is one of those people who greatly impacted your life and you don’t even know her name. What’s even more fascinating about her story is that she didn’t even know how much good she would do in the world after she died....Show More Summary
There’s a reason Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks spent six years on The New York Times bestseller list. It deftly tells an engrossing story of science, race, and family, Skloot’s first-person perspective carefully unpacking how one woman’s exploitation reverberates through her children 50 years later. Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey is superb as a woman whose mother’s cancer cells changed medicine.
Rose Byrne stars alongside Oprah Winfrey in their brand new HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – and she didn’t hold back! In one scene, the 37-year-old actress, who plays journalist Rebecca Skloot, had to yell at Oprah‘s character (Deborah Lacks) to “shut the fk up.” “It was intense! It was a long [...]