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Emmy Noms Viola Davis & Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrate Ahead of the Big Show!

Viola Davis and Tracee Ellis Ross hit the carpet at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration on Friday (September 15) at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Calif.

The ladies are both nominated for Emmys this weekend, Viola in the drama category for How to Get Away with Murder and Tracee in the comedy category for black-ish.

They were joined at the event by Viola‘s on-screen mom Cicely Tyson. Viola and Westworld actress Angela Sarafyan were both seen enjoying the Halo Top ice cream bar.

Funny ladies Zoe Lister-Jones, Lake Bell, and Michaela Watkins were seen hanging out with each other. Kate Walsh met up with Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and Jennifer Nettles reunited with her Chicago on Broadway co-star Carly Hughes, who is now on American Housewife. Shiri Appleby was there as well!

Nettles also posed for a photo with Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love‘s Dolly Parton and Alyvia Alyn Lind.

FYI: Viola is wearing an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet sweater and skirt, a Louise et Cie clutch, and Imagine Vince Camuto heels. Tracee is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress and Neil Lane jewelry. Angela is wearing an Elisabetta Franchi dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Lake is wearing an Armani dress. Jennifer is wearing a Bibhu Mohapatra dress and Ileana Makri earrings. Shiri is wearing a Rebecca Vallance dress. Zoe is wearing a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress.

35+ pictures inside of celebs at the party… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Is Honored by Denzel Washington at BET's Black Film Festival Honors

Viola Davis poses backstage with Denzel Washington after accepting the Hollywood Legacy Award during BET’s American Black Film Festival Honors on Friday (February 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The actors were joined at the event by their Fences co-stars Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney.

Other stars who attended the event included Viola‘s How to Get Away with Murder mom Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah, Common, Pitch‘s Kylie Bunbury, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Jay Ellis, Empire‘s Grace Gealey and Trai Byers, True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley, Famous in Love‘s Keith Powers, The Flash‘s Candice Patton, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Isaiah Washington, RootsAnika Noni Rose, Hidden FiguresAldis Hodge, BeachesNia Long, Dope‘s Kiersey Clemons, and When the Bough BreaksRegina Hall.

FYI: Viola is wearing a Michael Kors Collection gown. Queen is wearing a Randi Rahm dress. Kylie is wearing a Solace London dress.

45+ pictures inside from the star-studded event… More Here! »

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Danielle Brooks, Lucy Liu & Cynthia Erivo Help Honor Cicely Tyson At American Theatre Wing Gala!

Danielle Brooks is gorgeous in white while attending the 2016 American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson held at The Plaza Hotel on Monday (September 26) in New York City.

The 27-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress was joined at the event by Lucy Liu, Cynthia Erivo, Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson, Christian Siriano and his partner Brad Walsh, and the honoree herself, Cicely Tyson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Danielle Brooks

“Dark chocolate wrapped in white,” Danielle captioned with her Instagram post. “Rocking @csiriano 💜 Boy did we laugh tonight!”


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FYI: Danielle is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Lucy is wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown paired with a Tyler Ellis clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Cynthia is wearing Christian Siriano.

25+ pictures inside of Danielle Brooks and others at the 2016 American Theatre Wing GalaMore Here! »

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Pregnant Tatyana Ali Debuts Her Baby Bump at Black Girls Rock

Tatayna Ali cradles her growing baby bump while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Black Girls Rock event on Friday (April 1) at NJPAC in Newark, N.J.

The 37-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel Air actress just announced earlier in the week that she is pregnant with her first child!

Other stars stepping out at the event included singers Kelly Rowland, Andra Day, and Justine Skye, as well as actresses Cicely Tyson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Teyonah Parris, Danai Gurira, Yara Shahidi, Amandla Stenberg, and Vicky Jeudy.

FYI: Tracee is wearing a Leah Da Gloria gown, Gucci heels, and an Okhtein clutch. Amandla is wearing a Moschino by Jeremy Scott suit and shirt. Justine is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai top and pants. Danai is carrying a Lee Savage clutch. Andra is wearing Chloe Gosselin shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Tatyana Ali and others at the event… More Here! »

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CeCe Winans Performs Moving Cicely Tyson Tribute at Kennedy Center Honors 2015 (Video)

CeCe Winans hits the stage for an amazing performance during the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 29).

The singer performed the classic song “Blessed Assurance” as a tribute to the legendary actress Cicely Tyson. Other stars who were involved in the tribute included Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and Tyler Perry.

“I love you @IAmCicelyTyson 😍 Congratulations on your deserved and overdue #KCHonors XOXOXOXOX It was such a privilege to be there for you,” Kerry wrote on Twitter the night the show aired.

Watch the performance below!

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Kennedy Center Honorees 2015 - Meet the Five Legends!

With just a few hours left until the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors special airs, let’s take some time to meet the five legendary artists being honored tonight.

Here are the five stars who will get tributes:

  • Rita Moreno – Actress and singer who is one of the 12 people to have earned an EGOT – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. She is best known for her work in the film West Side Story, the Broadway play The Ritz, and her new role on Jane the Virgin.
  • George Lucas – Renowned filmmaker and National Medal of Arts winner who created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. He founded Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic, two of the most groundbreaking film companies. His wife Mellody Hobson will make a special tribute to him tonight!
  • Seiji Ozawa – Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning conductor known for advocating for modern composers.
  • Carole King – Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written some of music’s biggest hits like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Natural Woman,” as well as her own hits like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Beautiful.”
  • Cicely Tyson – Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning, and Tony-winning actress who is best known for her work in the television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, the miniseries Roots, the movie The Help, and Broadway plays such as The Trip to Bountiful.

Make sure to check out the full list of presenters and performers for the special and tune in at 9/8c on CBS!

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Kerry Washington & Viola Davis Celebrate Honorees At Kennedy Center Gala 2015!

Kerry Washington is gorgeous in a gown while attending the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (December 6) in Washington, D.C.

The 38-year-old Scandal star was joined at the event by Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, Steven Spielberg, host Stephen Colbert and his daughter Madeleine, Cicely Tyson, Tyler Perry, Julie Chen, George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, and Laurence Fishburne with his wife Gina Torres.

“Dinner at the State Department for the #KennedyCenterHonors sitting with my dear friend #CicelyTyson,” Kerry captioned with her Instagram post. “Yup! There’s 2 Kerrys at the Dept of State tonight.”

The gala will broadcast on December 29 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT on CBS!

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Marchesa gown, a Bvlgari clutch, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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