home  |  celeb  |  music  |  movie  |  tv
Home > Celebrity Gossip

Beyonce Knowles Helps Addicts With Her Cosmetology Course

March 6, 2010, 7:06 am GMT

Being inspired by her role in 'Cadillac Records', the singer has opened the Beyonce Cosmetology Center in giving recovering addicts a chance to embark career in the cosmetics industry.

Beyonce Knowles, Marty Markowitz, Tina Knowles, Michael Bloomberg, Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo

Beyonce Knowles has thanked staff and students at the New York substance abuse center where she researched her role in movie "Cadillac Records" by returning to open a new cosmetology school named in her honor. The singer and her mother Tina Knowles made a surprise visit to Brooklyn's Phoenix House on Friday, March 5, a day after she and husband Jay-Z met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Beyonce spent time at Phoenix Center while preparing to play former heroine addict Etta James in the 2008 film, and she was so moved by her experience there she donated her movie salary to the center's bosses .

Beyonce and Tina later suggested Phoenix chiefs launch a cosmetology course, and they were both on hand on Friday to cut the ribbon at the school, which will be named the Beyonce Cosmetology Center. The school will allow recovering addicts to rebuild their lives and embark on careers in the cosmetics industry.

More Beyonce Knowles News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

First Promo for 'The Bible' Sequel 'A.D.'

November 26, 2014, 7:25 am GMT

Suspects in 'Expendables 3' Hacking Arrested in the U.K.

November 26, 2014, 7:01 am GMT

Austin Mahone Slams 'Ridiculous' Rumor Surrounding His Break-Up From Camila Cabello

November 26, 2014, 6:57 am GMT

Kelly Clarkson Premieres 'Wrapped in Red' Music Video

November 26, 2014, 6:55 am GMT

Lady GaGa Turns Into a Star in Spiky Inflatable Outfit in Paris

November 26, 2014, 6:29 am GMT

Angelina Jolie on Marriage to Brad Pitt: 'I'm Going to Be a Better Wife, I'm Going to Cook!'

November 26, 2014, 6:06 am GMT

Charlie Day and Burn Gorman to Return for 'Pacific Rim 2'

November 26, 2014, 5:59 am GMT

Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to Star in 'Big Little Lies' TV Adaptation

November 26, 2014, 5:09 am GMT
Switch to Desktop Version.