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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.

30+ pictures inside of Zendaya, Serayah, Keke Palmer and more… More Here! »

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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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NBC's 'The Wiz Live' - Full Cast, Performers, & Songs List!

There are only a couple hours left until NBC’s The Wiz Live airs and we are so excited to see a new vision of the beloved musical.

Newcomer Shanice Williams will be joining a star-studded cast of veteran actors and singers in the production, which is airing live from a sound stage in New York.

The one-night-only special is being directed by Kenny Leon and industry vet Harvey Fierstein adapted the musical’s script for television.

We have recapped the full cast list for you, as well as all of the songs that are sure to be stuck in your head. Tune in at 8/7c tonight (December 3).

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Uzo Aduba & Amber Riley Join Cast of NBC's 'The Wiz Live'!

Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley just joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming The Wiz Live!

“We look forward to showcasing the amazing musical talents of Amber, and we are eager to introduce Uzo’s remarkable singing voice for those who know her solely as an extraordinary dramatic actress,” Wiz executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement to Essence, who broke the news.

Uzo will be playing the role of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Amber will take on the role of Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.

Beyonce was reportedly courted for the role of Glinda at one point.

Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and more have been announced for the project, airing in December.

'Glee' Series Finale Recap - How Did It All End?

After six seasons, the Glee series finale has aired and the show is officially over.

The first hour of the episode was a look back to 2009 and how the New Directions was formed in the first place. It featured some amazing flashback moments, including an incredible tribute to Cory Monteith and the pilot episode.

WATCH: Lea Michele‘s final performance ever on Glee

The second hour starts with us finding out if the New Directions win at the 2015 National Show Choir Championships. Throughout the hour we learn the fate of all the main characters and are treated to a bunch of great musical numbers.

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