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Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay & Shonda Rhimes Dazzle at Vanity Fair Oscar Party!

Lena Waithe keeps it cool in a fierce suit while hitting the carpet at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 35-year-old Emmy-winner was joined at the event by her fellow storytellers Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Janet Mock and her boyfriend, Pose star Angel Bismark Curiel, as well as writer-director J.J. Abrams.

Lena Waithe attended the after party bash solo. It was recently rumored that Lena may have called it quits with her wife, Alana Mayo.

FYI: Lena is wearing a Richfresh ensemble. Ava is wearing a Galia Lahav gown, Kurt Geiger pumps, Judith Leiber clutch and jewelry by APM Monaco and Ruchi New York. Janet is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and Gismondi 1754 Jewelry. Angel is wearing an ETRO suit with Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Sam Rockwell, Chrissy Metz, & More Honor the Best Directors at DGA Awards 2020!

Sam Rockwell and Chrissy Metz appear on stage at the 2020 Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday (January 25) at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.

Sam was at the event to honor his Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi, who was nominated for Best Director. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho received a tribute from the film’s star Lee Jeong-eun and The Irishman‘s Martin Scorsese (who did not attend) received a tribute from Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Leonardo DiCaprio was at the event to honor Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino while Sam Mendes won the Best Director award for 1917.

Honey Boy director Alma Har’el went home with the First-Time Feature Film Director award, which was presented by Catherine Hardwicke.

Bill Hader won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for his work on Barry.

Some more nominated directors in attendance included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, Queen & Slim‘s Melina Matsoukas, AtlanticsMati Diop, When They See UsAva DuVernay, El Camino‘s Vince Gilligan, and Fosse/Verdon‘s Thomas Kail.

More stars in attendance included Anthony Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Terry Crews, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Bowers, Judd Apatow, and Christine Lahti.

FYI: Chrissy is wearing a Coyan dress, Anabela Chan earrings, and a Jared Lehr ring.

60+ pictures inside of celebs at the DGA Awards… More Here! »

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Ava DuVernay & Jharrel Jerome Celebrate 'When They See Us' Win at Critics' Choice Awards 2020!

When They See Us is a winner!

The Netflix show took home the award for Best Limited Series at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 12) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

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On hand to accept the award was creator Ava DuVernay along with cast members Jharrel Jerome, Niecy Nash, John Leguizamo, and Asante Blackk.

Congrats to everyone involved in When They See Us!

15+ pictures inside of Ava DuVernay and the cast at the awards show…More Here! »

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Ava DuVernay & Megyn Kelly Are Feuding - See Their Back & Forth, Plus How It All Ended!

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly and director Ava DuVernay are feuding on Twitter, and it’s all because of something Megyn wrote about former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

It all began when Colin tweeted, “there is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”

Megyn quote tweeted that tweet and responded, “Because everything is racist. Everything. Even fighting back against terrorists who kill Americans. Nike, feeling proud?”

Well, Ava saw that tweet and responded with simply, “Shame on you, Megyn.”

Click inside to see their entire back and forth, and to see how it ended…More Here! »

Pose's Billy Porter Works the Red Carpet at AFI Awards 2020!

Billy Porter looks fierce while walking the red carpet at the 2020 AFI Awards on Friday afternoon (January 3) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old Emmy-winning actor was at the event to represent his show Pose, which was recognized as one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year. He was joined by producers Janet Mock, Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, and Alexis Martin Woodall.

When They See Us and Fosse/Verdon also made the list. More stars at the event included When They See Us director Ava DuVernay and Fosse/Verdon writer Steven Levenson.

Sam Rockwell, the star of Fosse/Verdon, was also there in support of his two movies Richard Jewell and Jojo Rabbit.

FYI: Billy is wearing Coach boots. Ava is wearing a Baukjen blouse and skirt. Janet is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress.

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Jaime King & Kyle Newman Couple Up at Star-Studded 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Premiere!

Jaime King is all smiles as she poses alongside her husband Kyle Newman on the carpet at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker held at the TCL Chinese Theater on Monday night (December 16) in Hollywood.

The Black Summer actress was also joined at the event by The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano, Pete Wentz and his son Bronx Wentz, Constance Zimmer, Aisha Tyler, Ava DuVernay, Bobby Moynihan, Derek Hough and Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo.

Also in attendance to show their support for the film was Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, Frozen‘s Josh Gad, Mario Lopez, Matt Lanter, Ming-Na Wen, Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez, Raini Rodriguez, Seth Green, Spike Lee and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Jaime provided the voice of bounty hunter Aurra Sing and thief Cassie Cryar in the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. At the after party, she snacked on a McDonald’s Happy Meal and reminisced about being a kid in her Instagram post. She wrote, “Ever since I was little we would run to our local @mcdonalds to get the amazing #happymeal Star Wars toys! I treasure those memories.”

FYI: Jaime King is wearing a dress with a jeweled neckline by Prabal Gurung, Chloe Gosselin shoes, stacked colored rings by Bakti, stacked white rings by Eriness, earrings and other rings by Carole Le Bris Perez and Elie Saab bag.

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