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Gabrielle Union & Kristen Bell Enjoy a Day of Indulgence Thanks to Producer Jennifer Klein!

Gabrielle Union and Kristen Bell rock cute and casual looks while leaving producer Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence party on Sunday (August 12) in Brentwood, Calif.

The annual party is one of the most anticipated days of the year for the women in Hollywood and some of the other stars in attendance included Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christina Hendricks, Laverne Cox, Kaley Cuoco, and Scandal‘s Bellamy Young and Darby Stanchfield.

Celebs got to shop for stylish new clothing and receive luxurious pampering, and they also got to indulge in some delicious sweets.

Don Julio minis were popular with the guests on the hot summer afternoon and the women loved sipping sparkling wine from female-owned brand Le Grand Courtage. Chrissy and Kristen were both seen leaving the event with iced beverages from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Bellamy loved the Suja wellness shots and tried two flavors. Health-Ade Kombucha and TAJA Coconut Water, another female-owned brand, were also on-hand.

Among the yummy treats were Sprinkles’ new layer cakes and cookies, Garrett Popcorn flown in specially from Chicago, chocolate brand TCHO (a favorite of Gabrielle), Cake Bams, Jeni’s Ice Cream (a favorite of Laverne), OLLY bars, Uptime energy drink, and Sidecar Doughnuts.

The afternoon kicked off with catering by Phresh, including passed tea sandwiches. Chop’t flew in salad dressings from NYC for the lavish salad bar, which also included Simply7 chips and gimMe Organics Seaweed as unique salad toppings.

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Laverne Cox Says Cisgender Actors Can Play Transgender Characters If All Things Are Equal

Laverne Cox, Alexandra Billings, and Chaz Bono pose together on the cover of Variety‘s latest issue, which explores being trans in Hollywood.

Among the issues that were discussed, was whether cisgender actors should never play transgender roles and vice versa. Scarlett Johansson just dropped out of a movie after she was criticized for taking the role of a transgender character.

“I think if all things were equal, then everyone should be able to play every character. But all things are not equal,” Laverne said. “As an artist, I don’t ever want someone telling me that I shouldn’t play something. But the reality is, 84% of Americans do not personally know someone who is transgender. So most Americans learn what they learn about trans people through the media.”

“Right now in this country, in the first days of this year, 10 states introduced 21 pieces of legislation targeting trans people, mostly trying to limit our ability to go to the bathroom. The current president is trying to ban us from the military. Our unemployment rate is three times the national average,” Laverne added. “So in this cultural environment, when we see representations of cis people playing us over and over again, that reinforces the idea that trans women are not really women and trans men are not really men and nonbinary people don’t exist. That is the basis of the discrimination that trans people experience.”

“We just want more opportunities. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met over the years who said, ‘I didn’t think it was possible for me to be an actor, and then I saw you on TV.’ Now there’s a generation of trans kids coming up who think that it’s possible for them to be openly trans and actually have a career as an actor. It’s really exciting,” she concluded.

For more from the roundtable discussion, visit Variety.com.

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Laverne Cox, Matthew Morrison & Wife Renee Support 'Head Over Heels' Opening Night!

Laverne Cox happily strikes a pose on the pink carpet while attending the Broadway opening night of musical Head Over Heels held at the Hudson Theatre on Thursday (July 26) in New York City.

The 46-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress was joined at the event by Matthew Morrison and his wife Renee Puente, Cory Michael Smith, Sunny Hostin, Samantha Bee, Edie Falco, Trace Lysette, Alex Newell and Jordan Roth.

Also in attendance was star of the musical Peppermint and choreographer Spencer Liff, as well as Pose stars MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter and Dominique Jackson, and members of The Go-Go‘s Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin.

“I am so proud of my girl @peppermint247 who made her Broadway debut tonight,” Laverne captioned with her Instagram post. “@hohmusical is fun, funny, touching and beautifully progressive. See it. Pep I have known you for so many years and watching you shine tonight brought tears to my eyes.”

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and is carrying a Dior bag.

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Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, & Joshua Jackson March in Families Belong Together Rally in L.A.

Chadwick Boseman steps out to attend the Families Belong Together March – Freedom for Immigrants March on Saturday afternoon (June 30) outside of City Hall in Los Angeles.

The 40-year-old Black Panther star wore a shirt with the message “Noe of Us Are Equal Until All of Us Are Equal” written across it as he attended rally to end President Trump‘s policy on separating immigrant children from their families.

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Other stars stepping out for the rally included Laura Dern and 13-year-old daughter Jaya Harper, Joshua Jackson, Laverne Cox, David Arquette, and Jaime Camil.

15+ pictures inside of the star at the march…More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Dances Her Way Through LA Pride Celebration!

Laverne Cox is closing out LA Pride with a bang!

The 46-year-old actress helped host the closing party on Sunday night (June 10) at 1Oak in West Hollywood, Calif.

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During the evening, Laverne took to the stage to show off her moves alongside the DJ!

“When they play your song at the club…#BeatForTheGods. Thank you to the entire staff at @1oakla for treating me like a goddess tonight to celebrate #lapride. Thank you to everyone at the club tonight celebrating. I felt your love. Sending it back to you! Happy #pride🌈 #TransIsBeautiful @citrusonic_1,” Laverne wrote on her Instagram.

Check out the video of Laverne dancing below…

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