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Solange Knowles Honors Erykah Badu at Essence Black Women in Music Bash!

The 2017 Grammys are bringing everyone together!

A whole bunch of fierce ladies – Solange, Janelle Monae, Serayah, Keyshia Cole, Mya, Kiersey Clemons, Sierra McClain, Melanie Fiona, Kandi Burruss, Faith Evans, LeToya Luckett, Macy Gray, Remy Ma, Lil Mama and Estelle – stepped out to celebrate the best of the best at Essence’s 2017 Black Women in Music Celebration held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Thursday (February 9) in Los Angeles.

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Solange hit the stage to introduce honoree Erykah Badu at the event, which this year commemorates the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Baduizm.

“She is mother, she is sister, she is friend, she is auntie, she is chief, she is warrior of many tribes,” Solange expressed during her speech. “Empress of the mystic women, ruler of the free.. And she has been that for 20 years. She is a beautiful reminder that you cannot put us in the box.”


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FYI: Janelle is carrying a Anya Hindmarch clutch. Erykah is wearing an Ashi Studio black velvet one shoulder gown.

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Charlize Theron, Jon Hamm, & More Attend amfAR's Inspiration Gala!

Charlize Theron stuns on the red carpet as she arrives at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala on Thursday night (October 27) at the Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

The 41-year-old actress was joined at the event by Jon Hamm, Heidi Klum, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Courtney Love, Chelsea Handler, Cheyenne Jackson and husband Jason Landau, Estelle, Teddy Sears and wife Melissa, and Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte Walsh.

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Charlize was honored at the event for her contributions to the fight against AIDS.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Dior dress and Harry Winston jewelry. Dita is wearing a Ulyana Sergeenko dress. Courtney is carrying an Edie Parker bag. Heidi is wearing a Wolk Morais dress and Gianvito Rossi shoes. Jon is wearing a Brunello Cucinelli suit.

Also pictured inside: Jon stepping out to run errands earlier that day.

30+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the amfAR Gala

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Empire's Kaitlin Doubleday & Gabourey Sidibe Step Out for HRC Gala

Kaitlin Doubleday and Gabourey Sidibe pose on the carpet at the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on Saturday night (March 19) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the event were Empire‘s Lee Daniels, singer Estelle, actress Pauley Perrette, and dancer Cheryl Burke. Some of Kaitlin and Gabourey‘s Empire co-stars were also in attendance!

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing Houghton with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Kaitlin Doubleday and more at the HRC gala…More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez & Ex Sean Combs Couple Up At 'The Perfect Match' L.A. Premiere!

Jennifer Lopez strikes a pose alongside her beau Casper Smart while attending the premiere of his latest film The Perfect Match held at ArcLight Hollywood on Monday (March 7) in Hollywood.

The 46-year-old actress and Casper, 28, were joined by his co-stars Cassie and her boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs, Paula Patton, Dascha Polanco, and French Montana, as well as Queen Latifah, Karrueche Tran, Terrence Jenkins, and Estelle, who all came out to show their support.

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After the premiere, Sean, 46, and Cassie, 29, were spotted holding hands making their way out of The Perfect Match After Party.


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FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Graziela Gems earrings, Vita Fede bracelets, an Antonini diamond ring, a Pasquale Bruni diamond ring, and a ring by EFFY Jewelry.

45+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs and others at the premiere…More Here! »

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Oscars Host Chris Rock Joins Stars at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Chris Rock suits up while walking the carpet at the 2016 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday afternoon (February 25) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 51-year-old comedian will be hosting the Oscars this weekend and he was joined at the event by such stars as Thandie Newton and Kelly Rowland.

Also stepping out were Oprah Winfrey, Nick Cannon, Tracee Ellis Ross and her younger brother Evan Ross, Meagan Good, Anika Noni Rose, Holly Robinson Peete, Estelle, Leon Bridges, Nate Parker, Orange is the New Black‘s Lorraine Toussaint and Vicky Jeudy, Tika Sumpter, Shonda Rhimes, Garcelle Beauvais, and more!

FYI: Meagan is wearing a Sarah Seven dress. Estelle is wearing an Herve Leger by Max Azria dress, Cesare Paciotti pumps, and an Emm Kuo clutch. Nate is wearing Burberry. Lorraine is wearing St. John. Chris is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx & Octavia Spencer Celebrate Black Culture At ABFF Awards 2016!

Kerry Washington flashes a smile alongside Regina King and Jamie Foxx backstage at the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration Of Hollywood held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (February 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The three stars were joined at the event by Robert Downey Jr., Octavia Spencer, Keke Palmer, Taye Diggs, Garcelle Beauvais, O’Shea Jackson Jr and his father Ice Cube, Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh, Estelle, Don Cheadle and his wife Bridgid Coulter, Anthony Anderson, Nia Long, Regina Hall and director Ryan Coogler.

The ceremony, which is set to air Tuesday (February 23) at 8pm on BET and Centric, celebrated black culture and honored individuals, movies and television shows of the past year that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as the people who have been proponents in championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

The Excellence in the Arts Awards will went to actors/directors Don and Regina King, while Creed director Ryan was honored with the Rising Star prize.

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Andra Day Kicks Off Grammys Weekend at Essence Black Women in Music Event 2016

Andra Day belts it out on stage inside the 2016 Essence Black Women in Music Event held at Avalon on Thursday night (February 11) in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old musician was just one of the featured performers with Jazmine Sullivan, Adam Blackstone and The BBE All-Star Band.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andra Day

Zendaya, Trevor Jackson, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, Queen Latifah, Estelle, and sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey were also seen at the Grammys weekend kick off party.

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a John Hardy bracelet.

25+ pictures inside of Andra Day, Zendaya, Queen Latifah and more…More Here! »

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