Allison Samuels is a senior writer for The Daily Beast. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, O, Redbook, Essence, Newsweek and Ebony magazines. She is the author of three books, including What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern Day Guide to Living With Substance and Style, published by Gotham/Penguin, Off the Record, published by Harper Collins, and Christmas Soul, published by Disney/Jump At The Sun.

Better Half

Spike’s wife now has her own production company, with her first project premiering Friday night. She talks to Allison Samuels.

On A Roll

Kerry Washington was named People's Best Dressed Woman in the world this week—an achievement that rounds out a big year. Allison Samuels on why the Scandal actress is an accessible style icon.

Three Days

Despite reported rumors of a crack-cocaine binge, close friends of Lamar Odom say that he isn’t missing.

That Was Fast

Just a week after her pixie cut took the world by storm, the singer has debuted a new blonde bob. A friend tells Allison Samuels there are more changes to come.