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VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Went Commando at the Golden Globes & Told Casey Affleck on the Red Carpet!

Octavia Spencer dances her way on stage at The Ellen Show, airing later today!

The Hidden Figures star spoke about why she was glowing and so happy at the 2017 Golden Globes this past weekend – and it was because she was wearing “a lot less underwear!”

“My feet don’t hurt, and I am not cinched!” Octavia said about her tuxedo at the Globes. Octavia told a story about how she bumped into Casey Affleck on the red carpet and told him all about going commando!

Also pictured inside: Octavia and Hidden FiguresJanelle Monae and Pharrell Williams at the LA Promise Fund Screening of the movie at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday (January 10) in Los Angeles

Click inside to watch more from Octavia Spencer….More Here! »

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Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Olsen, & Janelle Monae Honor Their Favorite Image Makers!

Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Olsen, and Janelle Monae all stepped out to support their friends in the fashion and beauty world at the 2017 Marie Claire Image Maker Awards on Tuesday night (January 10) at Catch LA in West Hollywood, Calif.

Other stars in attendance included Cindy Crawford, Jessica Pare, Lisa Kudrow, Michaela Conlin, and Katheryn Winnick.

Jessica was there to honor Daniel Martin with the New Guard Makeup Artist prize. Elizabeth honored Kate Lee and Mark Townsend with the Dream Duo Makeup Artist award. Janelle presented the New Guard Stylist Award to Maeve Reilly. Lisa honored Chris McMillan with the Icon Hairstylist award and Kari Hill with the Detail Maker award. Jessica paid tribute to Stylist award winner Cristina Ehrlich. Cindy handed out an award to Icon Designer winner Olivier Rousteing of Balmain.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Balmain outfit and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Elizabeth is wearing an Emilio Pucci dress and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Janelle is wearing a Thom Browne tuxedo dress. Cindy is wearing a Balmain dress.

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Janelle Monae & Naomie Harris Switch It Up At Golden Globes 2017 Party After Big 'Moonlight' Win!

Moonlight won the top prize at last night’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards!

The film took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, beating out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and Manchester By the Sea, and stars Janelle Monae and Naomie Harris could not be more proud.

“All love and all pride in this house” CONGRATULATIONS to my entire #MOONLIGHT family on receiving last night’s best picture @ the #GoldenGlobes 🙏🏿,” Janelle, 31, captioned with her Instagram post, featuring the whole cast.

Both Janelle and Naomie switched up their red carpet looks to attend InStyle & Warner Bros. Party held following the 2017 Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Also in attendance at the party was xXx: Return of Xander Cage star Deepika Padukone, Constance Wu, Billy Brown, Amaury Nolasco, Ben Robson, Alan Tudyk and his wife Charissa Barton.


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FYI: Janelle is wearing an Edition by Georges Chakra strapless jumpsuit. Naomie is wearing a Armani Prive gown paired with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Deepika is wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection gown and David Webb earrings. Constance is wearing a Marchesa gown, Brian Atwood shoes, Tyler Ellis clutch and jewelry by Irit Designs.

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'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture Drama at Golden Globes 2017!

Moonlight won the top prize of the night at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards!

The film took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, beating out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and Manchester By the Sea.

Representing the film were nominated actors Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, as well as stars Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. See photos of them all in the gallery!

FYI: Naomie is wearing an Armani Couture dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and bag, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Mahershala is wearing a Dior Homme tuxedo, shirt, studs, and tie with Christian Louboutin shoes, Monique Péan shirt studs, and a Montblanc cuff links. Janelle is wearing an Armani Prive gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Forevermark diamonds. Ashton is wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent with an ASOS reclaimed vintage biker jacket on top.

10+ pictures inside of the cast of Moonlight at the Golden Globes… More Here! »

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Hidden Figures' Octavia Spencer Rocks a Tuxedo at Golden Globes 2017 with Janelle Monae

Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae hit the red carpet at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies are at the event to support their film Hidden Figures and Octavia is nominated for her performance in the Best Supporting Actress category!

Janelle is also representing her movie Moonlight, nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama tonight.

FYI: Octavia is wearing a custom Laura Basci tuxedo styled by Wendi & Nicole, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Janelle is wearing an Armani Prive gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Forevermark diamonds.

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Taraji P. Henson Doesn't Want 'Hidden Figures' To Be Labeled As A 'Black Movie'

The stars of Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – take the cover of Parade magazine’s latest January issue, on newsstands now.

In the film, Taraji, Octavia and Janelle star together as three brilliant African-American women who break gender and race lines while serving as the brains behind John Glenn‘s launch into space – but they do not want the film to be labeled as a “black movie.”

“It’s a label — a bad label,” Taraji told the mag. “Black people understand what we say when we say ‘black movie,’ but Hollywood cannot put that label on it. Yes, they are brilliant African-American females, and all of that should be celebrated. No matter what your color is, you should be able to look at these women as heroes. These are our new superheroes.”

Janelle on the movie’s theme of sisterhood: “This movie is important because sisterhood is important. I don’t think these women — Katherine, Mary and Dorothy— would have accomplished such an extraordinary thing if they didn’t have the support of each other.”

For more from the ladies, visit Parade.com!

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'Hidden Figures' Stars Discuss Overall Impact of Film

The stars of Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – take the cover of Essence magazine’s February 2017 issue, on newsstands January 13.

Here’s what the three stars of the film had to share with the mag:

Taraji, on the importance of the movie: “When I was growing up, people told me out of their mouths math and science are for boys. I was told that over and over. Like, no one showed me how to fall in love with numbers. If I had a teacher like Mrs. Johnson, who knows, I might be on the moon…”

Janelle, on the sisterhood in the film: “They knew that they were stronger together…I think they would not have achieved the level of success they did had they not had one another…”

Octavia, on the impact of her character: “This woman is the mother of all girls who code – Black, White, Latin, Asian, Indian. It all began with Dorothy Vaughn.”

For more from the women, visit Essence.com.

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