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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.

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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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Yara Shahidi & Chloe Bennet Step Out For 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere

Yara Shahidi looked radiant in red at the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians!

The 18-year-old actress stepped out for the event on Tuesday night (August 7) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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Yara was also joined at the event by Chloe Bennet.

Other attendees included Perrey Reeves, Lena Waithe and Kate Flannery.

Crazy Rich Asians, based on the best-selling novel, hits theaters on August 15.

FYI: Yara is wearing a Prada dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Jenny Bird earrings and a David Yurman ring. Chloe is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Perrey is wearing a Trina Turk dress.

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Michael B. Jordan Hosts Lupus Charity Event in Hollywood!

Michael B. Jordan is all smiles as he and mom Donna as they arrive at the second annual Lupus LA’s MBJAM on Saturday afternoon (July 28) at Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old actor – whose mom has Lupus – hosted the event to help raise money and awareness for the organization.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael B. Jordan

Other stars at the event included Master of None‘s Lena Waithe, A Wrinkle in Time‘s Storm Reid, along with Mario Lopez and his whole family – including wife Courtney Mazza, daughter Gia, 7, and son Dominic, 4.

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

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Lena Waithe & Queen Latifah Kick Off Essence Festival!

Lena Waithe and Queen Latifah are kicking off the first day of Essence Festival!

The actresses both took the stage at the event on Friday (July 6) at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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They were also joined at the event by Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Vivica A. Fox, Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg.

After speaking at the event, Lena took to her Instagram to share her excitement for the weekend.

“My first @essencefest… has been quite lit. If you see me just holla!” Lena wrote.

10+ pictures from Essence Festival inside…
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