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Lena Waithe Recalls Her First Writer's Room: 'I Didn't Shine'

Lena Waithe takes the cover of Nylon magazine‘s March 2019 cover in honor of Women’s History Month.

Here is what the 34-year-old writer, producer and actress had to share with the mag:

On moving to LA: “I really did have to come out here and pound the pavement and figure it out… I didn’t have any connections, can’t make any calls, but I was just like, I’m going to give it everything I have.”

On her first time in a writer’s room: “My first time being in the room, I wasn’t really strong in the room. I didn’t shine.”

On leaving a legacy: “I just don’t want to make things that are forgettable. I want to make things that make you feel something and, as long as it makes you feel something, that’s all I care about.”

For more from Lena, visit Nylon.com!

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Halle Berry Teases Cameo In BET's New 'Boomerang' Series!

Halle Berry happily hits the red carpet alongside Lena Waithe while attending the premiere of their new BET series Boomerang held at the Wolf Theatre on Monday (February 11) in North Hollywood, Calif.

That same day, the 52-year-old actress and the 34-year-old writer-producer hit the stage during the BET segment of the 2019 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington to represent the show with it’s stars: Dime Davis, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, Leland Martin, Brittany Inge, RJ Walker and Lala Milan.

Halle and Lena serve as executive producers of the remake of the 1992 movie, in which Berry starred alongside Eddie Murphy. “You might see me at some point. I can’t speak for anybody else in the cast, I can only speak for myself,” Halle expressed at the event (via EW). “I am so proud of this show, and you might see me. You might see me, for sure.”

“I haven’t spoken to anyone from the original show. Lena came to me — it was her passion and she just said, ‘I gotta do this and I want to team up with you. I have to bring a modern version of this story to our people. Please do this for me,’” Halle continued. “Lena came to me with her heart, her passion, and a real desire to do it. And I said yes before really knowing how any of my other costars felt.”

FYI: Halle is wearing an Elie Saab dress and Le Silla shoes at the premiere. She is wearing a Ports 1961 suit, Le Silla shoes, and Awe Inspired coin necklaces at the panel.

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Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, & Janelle Monae Hit the Golden Globes 2019 Red Carpet

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae bring the glam to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards!

The 48-year-old Empire actress, the 46-year-old Instant Family star, and the 33-year-old “Make Me Feel” singer all stepped out for the event held on Sunday (January 6) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

They were joined by Master of None star Lena Waithe, who brought along fiancee Alana Mayo.

All four of them served as presenters during the show.

Octavia was an executive producer on Green Book, which won Best Musical or Comedy.

FYI: Taraji is wearing custom Vera Wang with Roberto Coin jewelry. Octavia is wearing custom Christian Siriano with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Janelle is wearing Chanel with Le Silla shoes. Lena is wearing Prada with Jason of Beverly Hills jewelry. Alana is wearing Prada.

30+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae at the event… More Here! »

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Michael B. Jordan, John Mayer & More Studs Step Out for GQ Men of the Year 2018!

Michael B. Jordan is dapper as he flashes a smile on the red carpet at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party held at a private residence on Thursday (December 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 31-year-old Creed II star was joined at the event by John Mayer, John David Washington and his BlacKkKlansman co-star Topher Grace, If Beale Street Could Talk star Stephen James, Lena Waithe, Andrew Rannells, Robbie Rogers, Evan Ross, Nyle DiMarco and Adam Rippon.

Also in attendance at the event was musicians Tyga, Ne-Yo, Swae Lee, Ty Dolla Sign, Pete Wentz, as well as Queen Sugar‘s Kofi Siriboe, Rampage‘s Jack Quaid and girlfriend Lizzy McGroder, SNL‘s Jay Pharoah, Grown-ish‘s Trevor Jackson, Steelo Brim and Elijah Funk.

FYI: Topher is wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Stephen is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Jack is wearing Strong Suit. Kofi is wearing a Darkoh tuxedo.

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Isla Fisher Joins Ellen Pompeo & Lena Waithe at Refinery29's 29Rooms!

Ellen Pompeo met up with friend Lena Waithe at Refinery29‘s annual 29Rooms exhibition!

The duo stepped out at the kickoff event on Tuesday night (December 4) at the Reef in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen Pompeo

They were also joined at the party by Isla Fisher, Awkwafina, Kerri Medders, Hannah Simone, Arden Cho, SZA, JoJo and ZZ Ward.

Other attendees included Ariel Winter, her boyfriend Levi Meaden, Chloe Bennet, Keegan Allen, Maia Shibutani, Katherine McNamara, Lilimar, Georgie Flores, Anne Winters, Jade Pettyjohn and Harry Shum Jr.

FYI: Awkwafina and ZZ are both wearing Novis.

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Glen Powell Celebrates 30th Birthday with Girlfriend Renee Bargh at '80s Themed Party!

It looks like Glen Powell had a lot of fun at his birthday party!

The Top Gun: Maverick actor celebrated his 30th birthday with an ’80s themed bash on Friday night (November 9) in Los Angeles.

Glen was joined by his girlfriend, Extra host Renee Bargh, as well as a lot of celeb friends, including Nina Dobrev, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos, Rachel Bilson, Lena Waithe, Chord Overstreet, Topher Grace, Jack McBrayer, Jimmy Tatro, and more.

Guests at the party enjoyed two Casamigos specialty cocktails, the Mavarita and Loose Goose.

“They say that your thirties are the best years of your life, but I don’t remember them so far…Thanks @casamigos… I started it all in the eighties and you sent me back there last night,” Glen wrote on his Instagram account after the party.

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