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Ellen Pompeo Honors Debbie Allen At TV Land Icon Awards 2016!

Ellen Pompeo is all smiles as she hits the stage at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards held at The Barker Hanger on Sunday (April 10) in Santa Monica, Calif.

“From the very start of her career on Broadway, she has followed her passions, chased her dreams and never let a ‘no’ get in her way,” the 46-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star expressed before presenting Debbie Allen with the Trailblazer Icon Award.

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Amber Riley, Seth MacFarlane, and Comedy Duo Icon Award winners Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

The Icon Awards also honored Ryan Murphy and FX’s hit The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who was voted favorite iconic TV character by fans.

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Kit Harington & Rose Leslie Make First Red Carpet Appearance Together at Olivier Awards 2016

Kit Harington couples up with girlfriend Rose Leslie for the first time while attending the 2016 Olivier Awards held at The Royal Opera House on Sunday (April 3) in London, England.

The Game of Thrones duo was joined by Luke Evans, Tom Sturridge, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Alfred Enoch, Laura Carmichael, Luke Treadaway, and Judi Dench.

In case you didn’t know, the Olivier Awards are an annual event presented by the Society of London Theatre to honor excellence in theater.

FYI: Luke is wearing a Hackett suit.

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Amber Riley Says She Relates to Dreamgirls' Effie White

Amber Riley poses for the cameras ahead of her interview at BBC Studios in London, England on Saturday morning (April 2).

The 30-year-old actress is getting a head start on promo for her role as Effie White in the West End production of Dreamgirls.

“I went through vocal surgery, which I needed after years and years of singing and recording and tiring myself out. They found two nodules on my cords,” Amber recalled of her audition. “And, of course, a couple of weeks after that was done, they call and say: ‘Hey! They’d love you to come in and sing Effie White!!’”

They waited two weeks for Amber to audition for the role!

“I’m not sure if it’s life imitating art or art imitating life, but I understand something of what Effie was going through,” Amber added. “I do know being a black woman who is plus-sized in Hollywood, you’re going to face more rejection than acceptance.”

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Zendaya, Amber Riley & Keke Palmer Stun At Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon

Zendaya and Amber Riley kill it on the carpet as they arrive at the 2016 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The two actresses were joined by Serayah, Keke Palmer and How To Get Away With Murder‘s Aja Naomi King inside the annual event.

Zendaya recently opened up about bringing New York Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. to a Grammy party earlier in the month and dating rumors.

“Here’s the thing, a couple of things, first of all it wasn’t really a date,” she explained. “We went to some events together, because we’re friends. We were with a group, we were with multiple people. I was with my stylist and everything like that.”

Zendaya added, “Even if it does progress, you gotta go through my dad first,. Just because you’re in the NFL, you killin’ stuff, that doesn’t mean you get to skip past pops. He’s not going to allow that to happen…He’s auditioning! Auditioning.”

FYI: Serayah is wearing a Loza Maleombho dress, Sophia Webster shoes, an Alex Woo necklace and Emm Kuo clutch. Zendaya is wearing a John Hardy bracelet. Amber is wearing Eloquii.

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Gina Rodriguez & Keke Palmer Stun at NAACP Image Awards 2016

Gina Rodriguez poses backstage at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 31-year-old Jane The Virgin actress joined Serayah, Monique Coleman, Keke Palmer, Amber Riley, and Bryshere Gray at the annual show.

Also spotted on the carpet were nominee Skai Jackson and big winners, black-ish stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin.

FYI: Monique is wearing a Galia Lahav dress with Rock & Republic shoes. Serayah is wearing a Philipp Plein dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Marcia Moran and Tara Hirschberg jewels and an Emm Kuo clutch. Keke is wearing an Atelier Swarovski cuff. Gina wore a SAFiYAA dress, Paka Paka earrings, and a Tacori ring. Skai is wearing an Ivana Helsinki dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and jewelry from Sylvie Collection, Supreme Jewelry, and Lance Fischer. Yara is wearing a Milly dress with L’Dezen by Payal Shah jewelry. Bryshere is wearing Musika Frere.

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Amber Riley to Play Effie in 'Dreamgirls' on London's West End!

Amber Riley is set to play the role of Effie in an upcoming stage production of the musical Dreamgirls on London’s West End, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old actress, who starred on Glee and in NBC’s The Wiz Live, previously sang the show’s big number “And I Am Telling You” on the hit Fox series.

Effie is the role that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar in 2007 and Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award in 1982.

Dreamgirls will start performances in November 2016 and it will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who has helmed the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and Something Rotten. Since the show has not been seen on Broadway since 1987, we hope it transfers to New York after the run in London!


Amber Riley – “And I Am Telling You” on Glee

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Celebrities React to 'The Wiz Live' - Read the Tweets!

Millions of people around the country are currently watching NBC’s The Wiz Live and that includes a ton of celebrities as well!

Lots of celebs, including Broadway favorites like Kristin Chenoweth and Audra McDonald (who starred in The Sound of Music Live), are chiming in with their thoughts on the production… and it seems like everyone is loving it.

Shanice Williams, who is playing the role of Dorothy, is getting a whole lot of love from the stars and it seems this production is getting the best reviews of any of NBC’s live musicals thus far.

See the tweets below!

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