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Taraji P. Henson & Octavia Spencer Wear Period Costumes on 'Hidden Figures' Set

Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer get into costume while filming scenes for their movie Hidden Figures on Monday (March 28) in Atlanta, Ga.

The ladies were joined on set that day by their co-stars Janelle Monae and Mahershala Ali.

Hidden Figures is “about a group of black women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions,” according to THR.

The movie is set to be released on January 13, 2017, which is timed to the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

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Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele & More Team Up For Michelle Obama's 'This Is For My Girls'

Michelle Obama and legendary songwriter Diane Warren teamed up to create the ultimate girl power anthem “This Is For My Girls” and got some pretty famous ladies to join up for the vocals.

Singers including Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Lea Michele, Janelle Monae, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle all lent their voices to the inspiring song.

The track is inspired by Michelle‘s Let Girls Learn initiative and the 62 million girls around the world who do not have access to education. Proceeds from the song will go to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund, thanks to the featured artists all waiving royalties and fees.

Listen to Missy Elliot‘s entire verse here…


Missy Elliot’s “This is For My Girls” Verse

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'Empire' Cast, Usher, & More Celebrate at BET Honors 2016!

Empire‘s Gabourey Sidibe and Terrence Howard present the show’s executive producer Lee Daniels with an award on stage during the 2016 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre on Sunday (March 5) in Washington, D.C.

Also in attendance at the huge event were Jussie Smollett, Usher, Janelle Monae, Mellody Hobson with husband George Lucas, Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino, Patti LaBelle, L.A. Reid, and many more.

The honorees that evening included Eric Holder, L.A., Mellody, Lee, and Patti. Huge congrats to all!

Be sure to watch the BET Honors on March 14 at 8pm EST!
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Kate Bosworth & Hubby Michael Polish Share Cute Moment at Chanel's I Love Coco Party

Kate Bosworth shares a super cute moment with her husband Michael Polish while attending Chanel’s I Love Coco Backstage Beauty Lounge event held at Bar Marmont on Thursday night (February 25) in Los Angeles.

Also stepping out for the star-studded event were Janelle Monae, Rachel Zoe, model Angela Lindvall, stylist Brad Goreski, filmmaker Gia Coppola, Baby2Baby co-founder Kelly Sawyer, and fashionista sisters Nathalie and Laura Love.

Kate spoke about her beauty routine at the event with Pret-a-Reporter.

“I’m very lucky; [makeup artist] Pati Dubroff always does an amazing job,” Kate said, adding that she loves Chanel‘s lipsticks. “I absolutely love them because they’re creamy, not too dry, and they stay — that’s the holy grail of lipsticks.”

Also pictured inside: Kate visiting a salon the day before with a gal pal.

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Louis Tomlinson Runs into Meghan Trainor at Sony Music's Grammys 2016 After-Party

Louis Tomlinson and Meghan Trainor pose for a photo opp while inside the Sony Music Entertainment Party following the 2016 Grammys held at Hotel Bel Air on Monday evening (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The duo was joined at the bash by fellow singers Janelle Monae, Cam, and Zara Larsson.

That same night, Tori Kelly and Pia Mia were seen hitting up Justin Bieber‘s party at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.

FYI: Meghan is wearing Steve Madden boots. Zara is wearing Randall Scott Fine Jewelry earrings and a Sylva & Cie ring.

35+ pictures inside of Louis Tomlinson, Meghan Trainor, and more having fun after the 2016 GrammysMore Here! »

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Janelle Monae Supports Artists From Her Label at 2016 Grammys

Janelle Monae arrives alongside Mya at the 2016 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer supported artists from her label Wondaland at the event, including Jidenna.

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Mya, 36, is an independent artist who released her album Smoove Jones this year.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier look, Christian Louboutin shoes, an Emm Kuo clutch, Pasquale Bruni earrings and rings by Carrera y Carrera and Levian.

10+ pictures inside of Janelle Monae and Mya arriving at the 2016 Grammys

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Usher, Kelly Rowland, & Diddy Celebrate with L.A. Reid at His Pre-Grammys Brunch!

Usher poses for a photo with music exec L.A. Reid at his “Sing To Me” pre-Grammys brunch held at Hinoki & The Bird on Saturday (February 13) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the event were his wife Erica, as well as Kelly Rowland, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, French Montana, DJ Khaled, and more!

“Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” is L.A.‘s new book, and it’s available to purchase now! Be sure to check it out!

FYI: Kelly is wearing an Erin Fetherston jumpsuit.

20+ pictures inside of L.A. Reid at his book party… More Here! »

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