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Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, & Janelle Monae Honor Their Friends at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon!

Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, and Janelle Monae hit the carpet while attending the 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday (February 6) at the Four Seasons’ Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The stars were all at the event to celebrate some of the most successful and inspiring black women in Hollywood!

No Time to Die‘s Lashana Lynch, When They See UsNiecy Nash, Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas, and Pose‘s MJ Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, and Janet Mock were all presented with awards during the annual event.

Some more stars who stepped out for the luncheon included Gabrielle Union, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, Aja Naomi King, Alfre Woodard, Eve, Dewanda Wise, Nafessa Williams, Naturi Naughton, Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardict, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Logan Browning, Gina Torres, Loretta Devine, Danielle Brooks, Garcelle Beauvais, Loni Love, Aisha Hinds, Tika Sumpter, and Jenifer Lewis.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Lanvin dress and Harry Kotlar earrings. Janelle is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress. Gabrielle is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress. Issa is wearing a Solace London dress. Yvonne is wearing Sergio Rossi shoes, and Lulu Dharma jewels. MJ is wearing a Halpern dress. Janet is wearing a Prada dress. Angelica is wearing a Celestino dress. Naturi is wearing a Jovani dress. Aja is wearing a Prabal Gurung outfit. Garcelle is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Ava is wearing Malone Souliers shoes and a Longchamp bag. Logan is wearing Tasaki jewelry. Danielle wore Kurt Geiger shoes. Eve wore Genny.

80+ pictures inside from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event… More Here! »

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Kerry Washington Explains Why She Keeps Her Kids Out of the Public Eye

Kerry Washington looks gorgeous while posing for the cover of InStyle‘s March issue, which is on newsstands February 14.

The 43-year-old Emmy-nominated actress opened up to the mag about her family life, creating more opportunities for people of color, and how Scandal changed her role in the industry.

On keeping kids out of the public eye: “These are their lives. But it’s not about pulling a Rapunzel and hiding them away in a castle from the world— we don’t want to do that. I think any parent would want to keep kids from a situation that causes them to feel scared. I don’t want them to be exploited, particularly in this social-media world.”

On creating more opportunities for people of color: “Being No. 1 on the call sheet for a show as historic as Scandal, where the stakes were so high and meant possible opportunities for other actresses of color, that felt like a real test.”

On Scandal changing her role in the industry: “I would disappear into these different roles, and, you know, nobody was connecting that the woman from Save the Last Dance was the same woman from Ray who was the same person from The Last King of Scotland. They are totally different humans, and that was great for me. I got to really keep my life and not have it disrupted in a big way. That changed with the one-two punch of Scandal and Django Unchained.”

For more from Kerry, visit InStyle.com!

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Reese Witherspoon Wrote The Perfect Birthday Wish For Kerry Washington

Reese Witherspoon talks into her phone while leaving her office in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (January 31).

The 43-year-old actress coordinated her casual Friday look with a sharp tan blazer and rich handbag with cute leopard flats.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Reese Witherspoon

During the day, Reese took time out to wish Kerry Washington a happy birthday.

“When you find someone who shares your dreams, you get to chase them together 💫,” Reese wrote to her Little Fires Everywhere co-star. “Wishing a very happy birthday to my dear friend/ partner/ collaborator @kerrywashington! Your grace, intelligence and creativity shine SO bright! 💕🎂.”

You can watch the first trailer to Reese and Kerry‘s Hulu series on JustJared.com now!

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Kerry Washington Honors Disney Boss Bob Iger at Television Academy's Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony!

Kerry Washington is gorgeous in a plaid ensemble while hitting the carpet at the Television Academy’s 2020 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Saban Media Center on Tuesday (January 28) in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 42-year-old actress was joined at the event by Jessica Szohr, Cicely Tyson and Disney Boss Bob Iger, who Kerry helped honor that night with an introduction into the Hall of Fame.

“Racing off to the TV Hall of Fame ceremony to honor a hero of mine 📺 Without him, Scandal would not have existed,” Kerry captioned with her Instagram post. “It was a honor to induct Bob Iger into the TV Hall of Fame tonight. Bob, thank you for helping so many of us step into our own greatness because you stepped into yours. Forever grateful to you. P.S. @geraldinelaybourne with the photo bomb 😍. Another inspiration and leader in this industry! And another inductee!”

READ MORE: Kerry Washington Modeled All The Cutest Coats To Prepare For Sundance Visit


FYI: Kerry is wearing a Khaite dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and jewelry by Effy Jewelry, Retrouvai and Sarah Hendler Estate.

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Eva Longoria & America Ferrera Celebrate Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Movie 'Siempre, Luis' at Sundance Film Festival 2020

Eva Longoria gets in the middle of a big group pic with America Ferrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his dad, Luis, at the after party for Siempre, Luis during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night at The Latinx House in Park City, Utah.

The three stars gathered for the party following several panels at the film festival to talk about their films.

Lin-Manuel joined Kerry Washington on the Power Of Story: Just Art Panel at Egyptian Theatre earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Eva and America were both seen out at The Latinx House and Netflix’s Joint Kick-off Party, and the Gentefied panel.

Eva was also seen attending The Conversation with TIME’S UP panel.

FYI: America wore an A.L.C. dress.

Check out over 50+ pictures inside of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival this weekend…

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Kerry Washington Modeled All The Cutest Coats To Prepare For Sundance Visit

Kerry Washington steps out in style for the premiere of her movie, The Fight, during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on Friday (January 24) in Park City, Utah.

The 42-year-old actress serves as a producer on the film, which goes behind the scenes at the American Civil Liberties Union in the years since the election of Donald Trump.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kerry Washington

Earlier in the day, Kerry shared a fun post on her Instagram, where she was modeling all the cutest coats for her visit to Sundance.

“HELP!!!!!!! SUNDANCE SZN ❄️ And I cant choose! @toryburch @soiaandkyo & @mackage all helping me up my coat game!!! Which one do you guys think I should pack for #Sundance2020?! I love them all,” she wrote.

FYI: Kerry wore a The Fold coat with Le Silla boots.

READ MORE: Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon Chat About ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ at Hulu Winter TCA Panel

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Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon Chat About 'Little Fires Everywhere' at Hulu Winter TCA Panel

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington stop and pose for photos together at the 2020 Winter TCA held at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday (January 17) in Pasadena, Calif.

The two stars killed the style game in all black looks while promoting their upcoming series, Little Fires Everywhere.

“I think from the beginning the book really delves into class and sociopolitical differences and cultural differences,” Kerry shared with reporters about bringing the content to life on the small screen. “And I think adding race into that (and) stepping away from the binary idea of race in this country … it’s a lot to unpack.”

She added, “…It’s wonderful because all of these issues are present but they’re really embodied in these really (complex) women.”

FYI: Kerry wore a Miu Miu dress with Mateo jewelry. Reese is wearing a Michael Kors Collection sweater and trousers.

READ MORE: Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington Star in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ – Watch the Trailer! (Video)

40+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon at the 2020 Winter TCA event…

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