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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Honored at Peabody Awards 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks pretty in a chic black dress as she arrives at the 2017 Peabody Awards on Saturday (May 20) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The 56-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Veep co-star Timothy Simons along with the host of the event Rashida Jones.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Julia Louis-Dreyfus

During the event, Julia and Veep were honored at the event for “existing to recognize when storytelling is done well in electronic media.”

Lupita Nyong’o
also made an appearance at the event to honor Ava DuVernay for her Netflix documentary 13th.

The Peabody Awards is set to air on PBS later this month.

FYI: Julia is wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress, Paul Andrew heels, an Edie Parker bag, and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Rashida is wearing a Ralph Lauren suit, Alexandre Birman shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Lupita is wearing a Miu Miu dress and shoes. Ava is wearing a St. John blouse and a Milly sequin skirt.

10+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…

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Director Ava DuVernay Stuns on Oscars 2017 Red Carpet

Ava DuVernay looks gorgeous while making her entrance on the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The beloved director is nominated tonight for Best Documentary – Feature for directing the film 13th.

Before heading to the show, she paid tribute to the late Trayvon Martin.

“On my way to #Oscars. Taking a moment to remember #TrayvonMartin. Our hoodies are still up and the movement is still strong. #OurSonTrayvon,” she captioned the below Twitter pic.

FYI: Ava is wearing a custom Ashi Studio gray long sleeve beaded dress.

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Taraji P. Henson & Freida Pinto Support Independent Film at Spirit Awards 2017!

Taraji P. Henson and Freida Pinto look chic on the blue carpet at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon (February 25) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ladies are both presenters at the award show, which supports the best in independent film.

Also in attendance at the event were Taraji‘s Empire co-star Terrence Howard and his wife Miranda, The Flash‘s Kiersey Clemons, and director Ava DuVernay, who is nominated for Best Documentary Feature for her movie 13th.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture dress and Jimmy Choo heels. Freida is wearing a Uel Camilo dress and Harry Kotlar jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson, Freida Pinto, and others at the event… More Here! »

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Emma Stone & Brie Larson Get Ready For the Oscars at Women in Film Pre-Party

Emma Stone and Brie Larson were all smiles a the Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party!

The 2017 Best Actress nominee and the 2016 Best Actress winner stepped out at the event on Friday night (February 23) at at Nightingale Plaza in Los Angeles.

The duo were also joined at the event by nominees Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Viggo Mortensen and Ava DuVernay.

Other attendees included Annalise Basso, Anika Noni Rose and Freida Pinto.

During the event, Brie gave a touching speech about being an woman in Hollywood.

“Even though being an actor was really hard, it was even harder to learn to be a woman. And because I loved film so much, that’s where I turned to. That’s how I learned to be who I am today,” she explained.

Brie went on to make a request of fellow attendees saying, “So, let’s talk. Let’s not talk industry talk. Let’s actually talk about what’s really going on with us. What worries us. What scares us. What we’re excited about it. So let’s incubate all of this and make something amazing.”

FYI: Emma is wearing Prada. Brie is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress and Schutz shoes. Annalise is wearing Noon by Noor. Freida is wearing Maria Lucia Hohan.

Click inside to read all of Brie’s speech…
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Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, & More Celebrate the Nominees of the Independent Spirit Awards!

Ruth Negga and Mahershala Ali hit the carpet to help celebrate the nominees of the upcoming 2017 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (January 7) at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Calif.

Also in attendance were Ruth‘s fellow Best Female Lead nominees Isabelle Huppert and Annette Bening.

Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes represented the cast of their film, which is set to receive the Robert Altman Award for outstanding ensemble cast.

Other attendees included Supporting Female nominee Molly Shannon, Male Lead nominee Viggo Mortensen, and Best Director nominees Pablo Larrain (Jackie), Jeff Nichols (Loving), and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

Also at the event were Sterling K. Brown, Riz Ahmed, Issa Rae, Adam Scott, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry, and director Ava DuVernay.

FYI: Ruth is wearing Stella Luna shoes. Mahershala is wearing a Montblanc timepiece. Sterling is wearing Kenneth Cole with a Movado watch. Brian is wearing H&M.

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Lupita Nyong'o & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Go Glam for Governors Awards!

Lupita Nyongo’o strikes a pose as she arrives on the red carpet at the 2016 Governors Awards on Saturday (November 12) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

The 33-year-old Queen of Katwe actress looked pretty in a yellow, lace dress as she was joined on the red carpet by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lupita Nyong’o

Also in attendance at the awards were Pharrell Williams and his pregnant wife Helen Laischanh, Common, Ava DuVernay, Meagan Good, Tori Amos, Heather Headley, and Jason George.

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Elie Saab dress. Gugu is wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress. David is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana suit.

15+ pictures of the stars arriving at the Governors Awards

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Chris Pine Joins the Cast of Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Chris Pine has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming adaptation of the classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 36-year-old actor will take on the role of the missing scientist father of main character Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, who sets out on an interplanetary journey to find him.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Pine

Chris joins an all-star cast that also includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

Shooting for the film is set to begin later this fall in Los Angeles.