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Dakota Johnson & Katharine McPhee Dress Up for UN Event

Dakota Johnson and Katharine McPhee both look stunning while arriving at the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held at Hilhaven Lodge on Wednesday evening (August 10) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event, which was hosted by Brett Ratner and David Raymond, by Emily Ratajkowski, Courtney Love, and Nicole Scherzinger.

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Also in attendance that night were Sharon Stone, Larry King, and Lee Daniels.

FYI: Dakota is wearing Flaca earrings. Emily is wearing Alexandre Vauthier. Katharine is wearing Coomi earrings and Kenneth Cole shoes, and carrying a Devi Kroell clutch.

15+ pictures inside of Dakota Johson, Katharine McPhee, and more at the UN event… More Here! »

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Lee Daniels Apologizes to Sean Penn, $10 Million Defamation Suit Dropped

Lee Daniels has issued a public apology to Sean Penn after comparing him to Terrence Howard with regards to domestic violence issues.

“I am so sorry that I have hurt you, Sean, and I apologize and retract my reckless statements about you,” Lee said in a statement (via Deadline). “How thoughtless of me. You are someone I consider a friend, a brilliant actor and true Hollywood legend and humanitarian.”

In addition to the statement, Lee has donated an undisclosed amount to Sean‘s organization, J/P HRO.

“I accept Lee’s heartfelt apology and appreciate the sincerity with which it was delivered,” Sean added. “I also accept and appreciate his generous donation to J/P HRO, which will have a transformative effect on the lives of those we serve in Haiti.”

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Empire's Kaitlin Doubleday & Gabourey Sidibe Step Out for HRC Gala

Kaitlin Doubleday and Gabourey Sidibe pose on the carpet at the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on Saturday night (March 19) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the event were Empire‘s Lee Daniels, singer Estelle, actress Pauley Perrette, and dancer Cheryl Burke. Some of Kaitlin and Gabourey‘s Empire co-stars were also in attendance!

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing Houghton with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Kaitlin Doubleday and more at the HRC gala… More Here! »

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'Empire' Cast Reveals Their Ideal Guest Stars: Beyonce, Adele, & More!

The cast of Empire arrives at their 2016 PaleyFest panel held at the Dolby Theater on Friday evening (March 11) in Hollywood.

In attendance at the event were cast members Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah McNeill, and Ta’Rhonda Jones, as well as co-creator Lee Daniels, executive producers Ilene Chaiken, Brian Grazer, and Sanaa Hamri, and moderator Kevin Frazier.

During the panel, the cast was asked about their dream guest stars, which included Adele and Kendrick Lamar, and Gabourey kept whispering “Beyoncé” into her mic, EW reports.

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing a Peggy Hartanto romper. Serayah is wearing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

20+ pictures inside of the Empire cast… More Here! »

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'Empire' Cast, Usher, & More Celebrate at BET Honors 2016!

Empire‘s Gabourey Sidibe and Terrence Howard present the show’s executive producer Lee Daniels with an award on stage during the 2016 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre on Sunday (March 5) in Washington, D.C.

Also in attendance at the huge event were Jussie Smollett, Usher, Janelle Monae, Mellody Hobson with husband George Lucas, Toni Braxton, Fantasia Barrino, Patti LaBelle, L.A. Reid, and many more.

The honorees that evening included Eric Holder, L.A., Mellody, Lee, and Patti. Huge congrats to all!

Be sure to watch the BET Honors on March 14 at 8pm EST!
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Madonna Defends Ex Sean Penn in Lee Daniels Lawsuit

Madonna is standing up for her ex-husband Sean Penn and is slamming claims that he physically assaulted her during their marriage.

The 55-year-old Oscar-winning actor filed a defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels after he falsely accused him of hitting women.

“While we certainly had more than one heated argument during our marriage, Sean has never struck me, ‘tied me up,’ or physically assaulted me, and any report to the contrary is completely outrageous, malicious, reckless and false,” Madonna said in a declaration that she filed in court on Thursday (December 17).

Lee previously compared Sean to Empire star Terrence Howard, who was accused of assault as well. He said that the actor “ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of the sudden he’s some f—in’ demon. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America,” according to Variety.

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