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EW's Entertainers of the Year: Cardi B, Darren Criss, the Women of 'Black Panther' & 'Crazy Rich Asians,' & More!

Entertainment Weekly has named their entertainers of the year and has unveiled four new covers featuring Cardi B, Darren Criss, the women of Black Panther and the women of Crazy Rich Asians!

The four women of Crazy Rich AsiansConstance Wu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and Gemma Chan – were recognized for their amazing work in the global hit.

Cardi B is being recognized for her double platinum album Invasion of Privacy, her numerous hot singles, and more.

Darren is being recognized for his stellar work on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

The women of Black PantherAngela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letitia Wright – are being recognized for their amazing work in the smash hit.

The issue is on newsstands nationwide November 30. Check out more on EW now.

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Jussie Smollett, Angela Bassett, & Jane Krakowski Step Out for Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's Annviersary Party

Jussie Smolett buddies up with Angela Bassett as they hit the red carpet at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit on Wednesday night (November 28) at the New York City Center in New York City.

The 35-year-old Empire actor looked handsome in a tan jacket while the 60-year-old 9-1-1 star looked so chic in a plum-colored jumpsuit for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Angela Bassett

Also stepping out for the anniversary party was Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Jane Krakowski – who rocked a glittery, black mini-dress on a red carpet.

FYI: Angela is wearing Ippolita and Mio Harutaka jewelry.

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Felicity Jones & Rami Malek Honor Their Co-Workers at Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards!

Felicity Jones and Rami Malek appear on stage to present awards at the 2018 Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards presented by Los Angeles Confidential Magazine on Sunday night (November 4) in Los Angeles.

Felicity presented Daniel Stiepleman with the Screenwriter Award for his work on their movie On the Basis of Sex.

Rami presented Graham King with the Producer Award for his work on their movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

Angela Bassett presented Hannah Beachler with the Production Designer Award for Black Panther, John Krasinski presented Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryan with the Sound Editors Award for A Quiet Place, and Regina Hall presented George Tillman Jr. with the Director Award for The Hate U Give.

John C. Reilly had the special honor of presenting his wife Alison Dickey with the Breakthrough Producer Award for her work on their movie The Sisters Brothers.

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Mary J. Blige Hosts a Night of Sisterhood for Jewelry Line

Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, and Simone I. Smith snap a photo in the photo booth while attending the Night of Sisterhood event earlier this week in Los Angeles.

Mary and Simone hosted the event to support their Sister Love jewelry collection and the American Cancer Society.

Some of the other VIPs who attended the event included Tina Knowles Lawson and Vanessa Bryant.

Mary and Simone had an intimate conversation at the event, which touched on Simone’s journey with cancer and how she came to be involved with the American Cancer Society and the importance of the support of sisterhood.

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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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