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Tracee Ellis Ross Hosts InStyle Badass Women Dinner!

Tracee Ellis Ross is all smiles as she arrives for hosting duties at the InStyle Badass Women Dinner on Saturday (October 27) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old black-ish actress went high-fashion in a dramatic cream and silver-colored dress as she was joined at the dinner by her sister-in-law Ashlee Simpson.

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Other ladies at the event included Christina Hendricks, Aja Naomi King, Yaya DaCosta, Katherine Langford, Kiersey Clemons, and Laverne Cox.

FYI: Tracee is wearing a Marc Jacobs outfit and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Ashlee is wearing Vita Fede earrings.

15+ pictures inside of the ladies arriving at the event…More Here! »

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Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, & Busy Philipps Make Fashion Statements at the InStyle Awards!

Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Busy Philipps join forces at the 2018 InStyle Awards!

The 48-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress, the 45-year-old Black‑ish star, and the 39-year-old I Feel Pretty actress stepped out for the event held at The Getty Center on Monday (October 22) in Los Angeles.

Ellen looked chic in a navy blue one-shoulder top and trouser ensemble, Tracee turned heads in a pink and green floral gown with tassel details, and Busy showed some skin in a high-slit black, white, and yellow floral dress with a matching blazer.

They were joined by Connie Britton, Chrissy Metz, Laverne Cox, Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, Alice Eve, and Allison Janney.

“So proud to present my brilliant and bad ass stylist @karlawelchstylist with the Voice of Style award tonight at the @instylemagazine awards!” Busy captioned the Instagram video below. “And BEYOND proud to be captured in slo-mo with Karla and the amazing @traceeellisross because who doesn’t love a slo-mo moment? ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

FYI: Ellen is wearing Max Mara. Tracee is wearing Giambattista Valli Couture with Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Busy is wearing Off-White. Connie is wearing Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Chrissy is wearing an Eloquii custom skirt and blouse, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Kallati earrings. Laverne is wearing Johanna Ortiz with Anabela Chan earrings. Lizzy is wearing Missoni. Aaron and Sam are wearing Givenchy. Alice is wearing Simone Rocha. Allison is wearing Antonio Marras with Tamara Mellon shoes, EF Collection and Norman Silverman Diamonds jewelry, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

50+ pictures inside of Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Busy Philipps, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Laverne Cox Opens Up About Her Dating Life!

Laverne Cox is on the cover of Self‘s latest issue, which is out now.

Here’s what the 46-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress had to say…

On dating: “I wanted a man to validate my womanhood or validate that I’m attractive…I’m not buying it anymore. I’m not buying into that, I’m not having it. I’m sexy and I’m going to own that because I think trans women…are sexy. A lot of us are sexy not despite our transness, but because of our transness. That’s just the truth.”

On how her view of herself changed: “When I started transitioning 20 years ago, the goal of transitioning was not to be openly trans…the goal of transitioning as presented to me by all the trans women that I admired was that you transition and you go and disappear and don’t tell anyone your business…there were a lot of times over many years I went through the world not leading with being trans, but someone always knew. I had to really get to a place in my life where I was able to be good with being trans or I was going to have to kill myself.”

On the importance of “cheesy” self care affirmations: “There’s a bit of cynicism that I, too, have had about doing affirmations, but it’s really a wonderful thing. Sometimes you say it until you believe it. I can’t say I haven’t looked in the mirror and said, ‘Work, bitch’…loving myself is a practice. It is something that I must cultivate and it is something that I must consciously do or it will go away.”

For more from Laverne, head to Self.com.

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Laverne Cox Opens Up About Bullying for #SpiritDay 2018 - Watch

Laverne Cox is opening up about bullying as part of Spirit Day 2018.

The 46-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress spoke out in a video for GLAAD ahead of the annual day against bullying.

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“I’ve been there. I was bullied severely as a kid. Recently, stuff in the media has brought up so much trauma from my youth of being bullied, of being assaulted…I didn’t think I would survive it. But I survived it, and right now I’m thriving,” she said in the emotional video.

Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people. For more information, head to GLAAD.org.

Watch below.

Debra Messing, Rashida Jones & More Support Sarah Jones at 'Sell/Buy/Date' Opening!

Debra Messing and Rashida Jones flash a smile on the red carpet while attending the opening night of Sarah Jones’ Sell/Buy/Date held at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Sunday (October 14) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old Will & Grace star and Rashida, 42, were joined at the event by Lilly Tomlin, Jenifer Lewis, Laverne Cox, Lesley Ann Warren, pregnant Brigitte Nielsen and her husband Mattia Dessi, as well as Sarah Jones herself.

Sell/Buy/Date is a one-woman-play about the sex industry.

“RUN DON’T WALK to see @yesimsarahjones in her one woman TOUR DE FORCE #Sell/Buy/Date! It is breathtaking,” Debra captioned with her Instagram post. “Sarah is a chameleon- slipping in and out of characters. The play is funny, potent and important. It is running until November in LA at the #lalgbtcenter. Extra plus was seeing #lilytomlin & @lavernecox acting as Co-hosts for the big opening night. I repeat—Do. Not. Miss.This. @sellbuydate”

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Laverne Cox & Rosario Dawson Are 'Women Who Dare' in Harper's Bazaar

Laverne Cox and Rosario Dawson pose together in a photo from the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands October 23rd.

The two actresses were also joined in the issue’s Women Who Dare feature by Jane Fonda, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Gabrielle Giffords and Edna Chavez.

Here’s what they had to share with the mag:

Rosario on the current political climate: “I keep saying with this generation of Yelping, we just want to Yelp the government. It needs a reboot. I find it really interesting when I talk to folks who are not as alarmed as I am about what’s going on, because there’s something they’re liking—that the messiness might mean something good because it’s different and we’ve been doing the same thing for so long and even under a black president we still needed to prove black lives matter. So [they think] maybe what this person’s doing, what 45 is doing, could actually be helpful. It’s like no, how do you normalize separating families?…I can’t imagine what those children…it’s frightening.”

Laverne on women’s rights over their own bodies: “Obviously I can’t get pregnant so it’s not a personal issue for me, but the folks I know who’ve had abortions it was not an easy decision for them. It was one of the worst days of their lives. And it’s not an easy decision but it’s not for me to tell her that she should or shouldn’t. There’s not ever a conversation about the woman who has to carry the child. There’s not a conversation about the child once the child gets here. How do we have those conversations? I’m not sure, I’m really not…I want to be able to come to a space where we can coexist, but also so that people can have rights over their own bodies. As a trans woman, it’s the most sacred thing for me to be able to do exactly what I need to do with my body because this is my body and everybody should be able to have that right.”

For more from Laverne and Rosario, visit harpersbazaar.com.

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