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Kerry Washington Thinks Strong Women Are Having Their Moment!

Kerry Washington is gorgeous in a colorful dress while attending the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Women’s Summit on Monday (April 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 39-year-old Scandal star served as a guest speaker at the summit, which aims to emphasize the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive.

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Kerry recently opened up about her thoughts on strong women having their moment.

“We live in a world now where there are more role models for that,” Kerry expressed (via WWD). “I feel like when I was growing up, there was this idea that you had to be either smart or pretty, you know, that you had to choose between looking good or being intelligent. But I feel like now you have women like Michelle Obama who are just throwing those ideas out the window, and Marissa Mayer, who are like, ‘No, I’m going to be fashion-forward and fierce.’”

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Kerry Washington Plays Famous Face Off with Jimmy Fallon

Kerry Washington sits down for an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (April 8) in New York City.

The 39-year-old Confirmation actress also made an appearance at the TimesTalks event to talk about her new HBO movie.

While on The Tonight Show, Kerry played a game of Famous Face Off in which she had to hold celebrity faces in front of her own and guess who the star was based on clues from her partner. Ken Jeong also joined in on the fun. Watch below!


Famous Face-Off with Kerry Washington and Ken Jeong

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Marchesa dress, SJP Collection shoes, and Kismet jewelry on Fallon. She is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress, SJP Collection shoes, and Kismet jewelry at TimesTalks.

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Meryl Streep Sings 'Hamilton' Song With Her Own Feminist Lyrics - Watch Now!

Meryl Streep speaks on stage while at the Women in the World Summit on Friday afternoon (April 8) at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 66-year-old actress was joined at the event by Kerry Washington and America Ferrera, who both also took to the stage to speak.

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During Meryl‘s talk, she incredibly broke into her own version of “The Room Where It Happens” from the Broadway play Hamilton.

She changed the lyrics up to be a little bit more feminism inspired, saying “All of a sudden we’re in the room where it happens…women are suddenly in the room where it happens!”

Check out Meryl singing below, which starts at 15:57…

FYI: Kerry is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo heels.

15+ pictures inside from the Women in the World Summit
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Kerry Washington Surprises Fans For Neutrogena's New Foundation Shades!

Kerry Washington is all smiles while hitting the carpet at a special screening of her HBO film Confirmation held at the Signature Theater on Thursday (April 7) in New York City.

The 39-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-star Wendell Pierce, director Rick Famuyiwa, as well as Kendrick Sampson, Jeremie Harris, Dylan Baker, Bill Irwin and Spike Lee, who all came out to show their support.

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Kerry recently teamed up with Neutrogena to surprise fans with a FaceTime call to talk about their Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup shades for more skin tones and ethnicities – Watch below!


Kerry Washington Talks New Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Shades

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress paired with Gianvito Rossi shoes.

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Anita Hill Praises Kerry Washington For 'Confirmation' Performance

Kerry Washington is getting some praise from Anita Hill, who she portrays in the upcoming HBO movie Confirmation.

“I loved her dignity and emotion,” Anita told Essence about Kerry‘s portrayal. “She appeared a lot more dignified than I felt during that moment, but she still lost nothing in terms of how painful the experience was. That is hard to convey, but she did it beautifully.”

Back in 1991, Anita spoke out against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment.

Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Hudson, and Eric Stonestreet also star in the movie, set to debut on April 16.

Kerry Washington Reacts to Being Photoshopped on 'Adweek'

Kerry Washington is speaking out after she was photoshopped on the cover of Adweek‘s latest issue to a point where she was unrecognizable.

“So…You know me. I’m not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It’s an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception,” the 39-year-old Scandal actress wrote on Instagram. “I love ADWEEK. It’s a publication I appreciate. And learn from. I’ve long followed them on Twitter. And when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled. And the truth is, I’m still excited.”

“I’m proud of the article. And I like some of the inside images a great deal. But, I have to be honest…I was taken aback by the cover,” Kerry added. “Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot. In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters – who doesn’t love a filter?!? And I don’t always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it’s a valuable conversation.”

“Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It’s an unfortunate feeling,” she continued.

Click inside to read the rest of Kerry Washington’s open letter + Adweek’s response… More Here! »

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Kerry Washington Doesn't Get a Heads Up on 'Scandal' Storyline

Kerry Washington wears a black and white striped dress while posing for the cover of AdWeek‘s latest issue.

Here is what the 39-year-old Scandal actress had to share with the mag:

On if Shonda Rhimes tells her Scandal storylines in advance: “No. I had no idea that the abortion scene was coming until I turned the page at the table read and read it out loud with everybody else.”

On Hillary Clinton stopping by set: “I’m really close to the campaign. … Hillary was in town for a fundraiser, and Tony [Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant] and I thought we might get off work in time to go, but we didn’t. So I emailed Huma [Abedin, Clinton’s longtime aide] and said, “Why don’t you guys come here?” And they were able to. It was very surreal, because at some point you couldn’t tell the difference between our pretend Secret Service on the show, and the real Secret Service walking on the set.”

Tony Goldwyn on next season possibly being the last: “I’m assuming at the end of next season, my presidency will be finished. So what happens to Scandal once there’s a new president? Either that’s the end or Shonda has something in mind that may or may not include me, a whole other direction.”

For more from Kerry, visit AdWeek.com!

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