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'Black Panther' Stars Are Elle's Women in Hollywood Honorees!

The women of Black PantherAngela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira – are being honored as Elle‘s Women in Hollywood honorees on the cover of the November 2018 issue!

Here’s what the actresses had to share with the mag…

Angela, on the impact of Black Panther:
“We all felt the anticipation but had no idea how it would mushroom, or that it would be so global and smash whatever preconceived notions we’ve heard for decades—that stories like this about these people won’t travel as well or won’t generate financially on such a huge scale.”

Lupita, on relating to her character, Nakia: “Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.”

Danai, on Wakanda as a society: “[It] was celebratory of everyone equally [regardless of gender]. You see that in my character. She’s able to excel.”

For more from the stars, visit Elle.com. Other Women in Hollywood honorees include Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Shonda Rhimes, Mia Farrow, Keira Knightley, Yara Shahidi, and Charlize Theron.

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Angela Bassett Covers Allure's 'End of Anti-Aging' Issue

Angela Bassett looks gorgeous on the cover of Allure‘s new issue, celebrating the End of Anti-Aging one year after the magazine banned the term.

Here is what the 60-year-old 9-1-1 actress had to share with the mag:

On society’s evolving view of aging: “As we advance, 60 is the new 40, or 70 is the new 50. It keeps getting pushed. But you have to keep the stress down and the attitude hot.”

On how she defines feminism: “[Feminism is] being able to do what you want to do and [being] respected for it and paid fairly for it.”

On how she feels about people curious about her supposed youth-sustaining secrets:
“It feels good that they wonder.”

On working with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story: Coven: “I appreciate that about Ryan Murphy’s work, the stories he’s interested in telling. He has a brave voice; he’s outspoken. [Coven] was a gumbo of social and feminist issues — femininity and womanhood, also ageism and racism, provocative and topical. It was a really powerful season. What it gives you, the actor, is filet mignon, when you’ve been used to Twinkies.”

For more from Angela, visit Allure.com!

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Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson & Gabrielle Union Step Out for Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration 2018!

Ashlee Simpson happily strikes a pose on the red carpet alongside her husband Evan Ross while attending the 2018 Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday night (August 29) in Las Vegas.

The happy couple were joined at the event by Gabrielle Union, special performer Usher, Angela Bassett, Blake Griffin, Criss Angel, Tinashe, as well as Michael‘s brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson.

The big birthday bash, which followed a performance of Michael Jackson One, at the hotel, included “experiential activations” inspired by Michael‘s videos. Sway Calloway served as the emcee of the event, and Mark Ronson performed a guest DJ set.


‪Beyond incredible tonight #MJDiamondCelebration @MichaelJackson ‬

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FYI: Ashlee is wearing a Nedo cocktail mini dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Gabrielle is wearing an Abodi dress with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Alexis Bittar earrings.

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Angela Bassett Celebrates 60th Birthday with Bikini Pic!

Angela Bassett continues to prove that age is just a number!

The 9-1-1 star took to Instagram on her birthday – Thursday (August 16) – share a birthday wish to her other Leos while showing off her incredible bikini bod.

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“Happy Birthday to all my Leo brothers and sisters. Let’s eat cake!” Angela captioned the below photo.

Angela‘s hit rescue drama 9-1-1 is set to return to Fox for season two with a two-night premiere starting on Sunday, September 23.

See the photo of Angela in the gallery!

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Angela Bassett on Set of '9-1-1'!

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Angela Bassett are hard at work on 9-1-1 season two!

The actresses were spotted filming a few scenes for the upcoming season on Thursday afternoon (August 9) in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Love Hewitt

If you missed it, it was announced back in May that Jennifer would be joining the cast of the hit FOX series to replace Connie Britton. Jennifer will be playing Maddie – a 9-1-1 operator.

9-1-1 season two is set to premiere with a two-night special beginning on Sunday, September 23 following the football game on FOX.

Watch the promo for the upcoming season below!

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