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'Friends' Fans Loved Everything About the All-Black Cast Reading on 'Zoom Where It Happens'

Twitter was absolutely in love with everything about the Zoom Where It Happens event tonight, which saw an all-Black cast do a live reading of Friends‘ “The One Where It Never Happened” episode.

Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the event starred Sterling K. Brown as Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Rachel, Uzo Aduba as Phoebe, Aisha Hinds as Monica, Kendrick Sampson as Joey, and Jeremy Pope as Chandler.

The event also had a surprise appearance by Cynthia Erivo, who belted out the iconic theme song, “I’ll Be There For You”.

During and after watching the special event, which spotlighted When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization, fans were tweeting about it on social media – even Kerry Washington!

“#ZoomWhereItHappens omg I love seeing real BLACK LOVE!!!!! Yes to @SterlingKBrown and his better half Ms Ryan @michellechel,” she wrote while watching.

Jeremy, who fans were thirsting over, tweeted after the live reading, “Yoo! that was too much fun. thank you to everyone who tuned into FRIENDS #ZoomWhereItHappens please be sure you are registered to vote 🙌🏾http://whenweallvote.org.”

Sterling added, “Absolute pleasure working with you, bruh! Let’s do it again!!! ✌🏿”

See how more fans reacted to the live reading inside…More Here! »

Gabrielle Union Hosting; Sterling K. Brown, Jeremy Pope & More Starring in All-Black 'Friends' Reading

An all-black reading of Friends is happening!

Gabrielle Union, who once guest starred on the original show, will be hosting the event, Variety reports.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield will direct the event that will take place on Tuesday, September 21 at 6/5c at Zoom Where It Happens.

While Gabrielle will be hosting the event, Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Kendrick Sampson, and Jeremy Pope will star as the iconic characters of Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe for the virtual reading.

Sterling and Ryan, real life husband and wife, will play Ross and Rachel; with Uzo as Phoebe, Aisha as Monica, Kendrick as Joey, and Jeremy as Chandler.

According to Variety, the reading will spotlight When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization.

If you want to watch the live reading event, you have to RSVP for it. Head to mobilize.us to sign up now.

Just recently, Jennifer Aniston spoke about the planned HBO Max Friends reunion that had to be delayed due to the pandemic. See what she said here…

Netflix's 'Hollywood' Gets First Trailer Featuring Star-Studded Cast - Watch Now!

Netflix‘s brand new limited series Hollywood has its debut trailer!

The new series is from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. Here’s a synopsis: Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, HOLLYWOOD exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.

The limited series, which consists of seven episodes on the streaming service, stars series regulars David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking and Joe Mantello, with notable guest stars Maude Apatow, Mira Sorvino and Rob Reiner.

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Laura Harrier & Netflix's 'Hollywood' Cast Present First Look at Tastemaker Event!

Laverne Cox happily strikes a pose with Laura Harrier while supporting her at the special Tastemaker screening and reception for her upcoming series Hollywood held at San Vicente Bungalows on Sunday (February 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Laura, 29, was joined at the event by her co-stars Maude Apatow, Jake Picking, Dylan McDermott, Michelle Krusiec, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope and Mira Sorvino, as well as co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan.

Laverne, 47, was in attendance in support alongside Rumer Willis, Maude‘s father Judd Apatow, Harry Hamlin and his wife Lisa Rinna, Zelda Williams and Janet Mock, who introduced the first screening of Hollywood to the crowd.

Here’s a synopsis: “Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.”

Ryan Murphy‘s new show Hollywood launches globally on Friday, May 1!

FYI: Maude wore a Bora Aksu outfit.

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Ryan Murphy's Star-Studded Netflix Show 'Hollywood' Gets Premiere Date - See the Poster!

Ryan Murphy‘s new show is coming soon!

Hollywood is set to launch on Netflix on May 1, it was announced on Thursday (February 20).

The limited series, which consists of seven episodes on the streaming service, stars series regulars David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking and Joe Mantello, with notable guest stars Maude Apatow, Mira Sorvino and Rob Reiner.

Here’s a synopsis: “Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.”

Ryan Murphy is also working on another American Crime Storyfind out what it’s about!

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Laura Harrier, Taylor Russell, & More Rising Stars Join 'Essence' at Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Laura Harrier, Taylor Russell, and KiKi Layne walk the carpet at the 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday (February 6) at the Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lots of rising stars in Hollywood were in attendance at the event, including Charlie’s AngelsElla Balinska, UsShahadi Wright Joseph, Stranger ThingsPriah Ferguson, Euphoria‘s Storm Reid, Star‘s Ryan Destiny, black-ish‘s Marsai Martin, mixed-ish‘s Arica Himmel, Little Fires Everywhere‘s Lexi Underwood, Snowfall‘s Damson Idris, and Broadway star Jeremy Pope.

Laura made a name for herself with Spider-Man: Homecoming and then starred in BlacKkKlansman. Taylor just had her big breakout with Waves. KiKi rose to fame with If Beale Street Could Talk.

FYI: Laura is wearing an Alessandra Rich dress. KiKi is wearing a David Koma dress. Marsai is wearing a Lisou dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Storm is wearing a Sergio Hudson dress. Lexi is wearing a kate spade new york blazer and skirt. Priah is wearing kate spade new york. Ella is wearing a Lanvin outfit and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Cynthia Erivo Hangs Out with Pal Lena Waithe at Golden Globes After-Party

Cynthia Erivo is enjoying a busy night out!

The 32-year-old Harriet actress hung out with pal Lena Waithe at the Netflix Golden Globes After-Party on Sunday night (January 5) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cynthia Erivo

Also in attendance at the Netflix after-party was Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh along with Lena‘s Master of None co-writer Aziz Ansari.

During the bust night, Cynthia also made appearances at the Disney and InStyle & Warner Bros. after-parties. Broadway star Jeremy Pope was also at the InStyle Party.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Thom Browne outfit.

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15+ pictures inside of the stars at the after-parties…More Here! »

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