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Natalie Portman Gets Honored During Variety's Power Of Women Event!

Natalie Portman received a big honor at Variety’s Power Of Women event in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old actress stepped out for the luncheon on Friday (October 12) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Portman

She was joined at the event by Thandie Newton, Tiffanny Haddish and Alyssa Milano.

Other attendees included Lena Waithe, Olivia Culpo, John Stamos, Elle King and Bebe Rexha.

While taking the stage to accept her award, Natalie spoke out about seven guidelines she wanted the audience to live by, including not depicting violence against women in their projects, donating to Time’s Up and hiring three women in positions that they don’t ordinarily occupy.

Check out Natalie‘s entire speech below…

FYI: Natalie is wearing a Christian Dior dress. Thandie is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress. Alyssa is wearing a Peggy Hartanto dress. Olivia is wearing a Sally LaPointe dress.

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Queen Latifah, Cynthia Erivo & Ava DuVernay Celebrate Black Girls Rock 2018!

Queen Latifah, Cynthia Erivo and Ava DuVernay hit the red carpet in style while attending the 2018 Black Girls Rock! held at NJPAC on Sunday (August 26) in Newark, New Jersey.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Lena Waithe, Naturi Naughton, Misty Copeland, Angela Simmons, Lil Mama, Lloyd, Jazmine Sullivan and Seven Streeter.

Lena, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and Judith Jamison were also honored during the ceremony, which included a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

The show was hosted by Queen Latifah, and will air on BET on September 9.

FYI: Queen is wearing Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels. Cynthia is wearing a Sally LaPointe dress, Jenny Bird earrings and Jimmy Choo shoes. Ava is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress. Misty is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

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John Legend Joins the Temptations' Otis Williams at 'Ain't Too Proud' Opening in L.A.

John Legend walks the red carpet with original Temptations member Otis Williams at the opening night performance of the Broadway-bound musical Ain’t Too Proud on Friday night (August 24) at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The new musical follows the life and times of The Temptations and it’s set to open next year at the historic Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Los Angeles audiences can see the show now through September 30 and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

Other celebs in the star-studded crowd included Berry Gordy and The SupremesMary Wilson, who are both featured in the musical, as well as Lena Waithe, Danielle Brooks, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Corey Hawkins, Debbie Allen, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage, The Real‘s Loni Love, theatre actress Stephanie Styles, comedian Ali Wong, GLOW‘s Sydelle Noel, American Housewife‘s Carly Hughes, Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, Tina Knowles Lawson with her husband Richard Lawson, and Major CrimesJon Tenney with his wife, producer Leslie Urdang.

Cast members Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan M. Jackson, and Ephraim Sykes all walked the carpet following the performance!

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Lena Waithe Reveals the Reason She Shaved Her Head

Lena Waithe is opening up about her decision to chop off her locks.

The Emmy-winning writer and actress just debuted her new look and explained that she now feels like she stepped into herself.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am,” Lena told Variety.

She continued, “I think I thought for a long time, ‘Oh, if I cut my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be — in the gay world, there’s a lot of categories — I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve always thought, ‘Well, no, I’m not that, I’m still soft,’ and I said, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’cause that’s something that’s outside of me.’”

After cutting it, Lena says she was so happy about the decision.

“I felt so free and so happy and so joyful, and I really stepped into myself. If people call me a butch or say ‘she’s stud’ or call me sir out in the world — so what? So be it. I’m here with a suit on, not a stitch of makeup, and a haircut — I feel like, ‘Why can’t I exist in the world in that way?’” Lena concluded.

Check out all that Lena had to say in the video below…

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Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, & Jennifer Garner Go Glam for HFPA Banquet

Charlize Theron and Jennifer Garner step out in style for a night out in Beverly Hills!

The actresses both looked so sophisticated in black dresses as they stepped out for the 2018 Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet on Thursday night (August 9) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Garner

Other stars at the event included Amber Heard, Regina King, Cynthia Erivo, Alfre Woodard, Lena Waithe, Eva LaRue, and Dawn-Lyen Gardner.

The event is hosted annually to support members of the film and television community with grants scholarships and fellowships.

FYI: Charlize is wearing a Givenchy dress and Christian Louboutin pumps. Amber is wearing a Saint Laurent dress. Cynthia is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress. Lena is wearing Prada.

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