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Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, & More Premiere 'Birth of a Nation' in Hollywood

Nate Parker looks dapper while arriving on the red carpet for his new movie Birth of a Nation on Wednesday night (September 21) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor and director of the film was joined at the premiere by co-stars Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer & his wife Elizabeth Chambers, and Aja Naomi King.

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Also at the premiere were Penelope Ann Miller, Chike Okonkwo, and Jesse Williams.

Birth of a Nation is set to hit theaters on October 7.

FYI: Aja is wearing a Huishan Zhang dress. Gabrielle is wearing Rodarte with Schutz shoes.

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Jesse Williams & Common Team Up For 'America Divided' Series - Watch Trailer!

Jesse Williams is mighty fine while posing for photographs at the premiere of America Divided held at Billy Wilder Theater at The Hammer Museum on Tuesday (September 20) in Westwood, Calif.

The 35-year-old actor/senor producer of the series was joined at the event by Common, J.J. Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath, Zoe Lister-Jones and her hubby Daryl Wein, and Aasha Davis.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jesse Williams

America Divided is an EPIX original limited docu-series executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, featuring narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series.

The show follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies. Correspondents include: Common, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jesse – Watch the trailer below!


‘America Divided’ Trailer | EPIX

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Joss Whedon Launches Star-Studded Campaign for Hillary Clinton - Watch Now

Joss Whedon just launched a new campaign involving a ton of celebrities – all to help Hillary Clinton get as much support as possible for November’s Presidential Election.

The first video for the new organization, Save the Day, a super PAC, involved 27 celebrities and non-celebs for Hillary.

Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Jesse Williams, Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, Martin Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris are just some of the celebrities featured in the first video, which labels Donald Trump as “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of society.”

Watch the first video from Save the Day below…

Jesse Williams Responds to Petition to Get Him Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Jesse Williams has broken his silence regarding a petition to get him fired from his starring role on Grey’s Anatomy.

Some people called for the 34-year-old actor to lose his job over alleged “racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people” during his powerful acceptance speech for the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards.

“Because you keep incessantly promoting their cowardly intolerance! Not a single sane sentence in their claim. NotOne,” Jesse tweeted.

Meanwhile, Grey’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes also recently had a perfect response to the petition.

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Jesse Williams Goes Shirtless on Vacation with Ellen Pompeo!

Jesse Williams shows off his fit body while going shirtless for some fun in the sun with his Grey’s Anatomy co-star Ellen Pompeo.

“When you vacation with @ijessewilliams and he’s afraid to lose to you in a paddle board race,” Ellen captioned the photo on Instagram.

Ellen also shared a video in which Jesse knocked her off the paddle board. “When you talk to much smack to @ijessewilliams,” she captioned the clip. Watch it below!

Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes just responded to a petition to have Jesse fired from the show over his BET Awards speech.

A video posted by Ellen Pompeo (@ellenpompeo) on

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Shonda Rhimes Perfectly Responds to Petition to Get Jesse Williams Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Shonda Rhimes is responding to that ridiculous petition to get Jesse Williams fired from Grey’s Anatomy over his 2016 BET Awards speech.

The petition urged for Jesse to be fired for his “racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people at the BET awards.” The petition has almost 7,000 signatures at the time of publication.

“Do not promote empty people & their tantrums. Pure clickbait to gain followers, attention & money, for themselves, not you. Never you,” Jesse wrote on Twitter this past weekend, seemingly in response to the petition.

Shonda got wind of the petition, and tweeted, “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules.”

Justin Timberlake Praises Jesse Williams' BET Speech, Apologizes After Backlash

Justin Timberlake has apologized after he faced backlash for tweeting praise for Jesse Williams‘ inspiring speech at the 2016 BET Awards.

The Grey’s Anatomy actor received the Humanitarian Award for his work with the Black Lives Matter and he spoke about the movement in his speech.

“@iJesseWilliams tho… #Inspired #BET2016,” Justin initially tweeted.

A fan replied saying, “So does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too.”

“Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye,” Justin said in response. He later apologized for this statement.

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