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Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige & More Get Into Character on 'Mudbound' Posters

Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige are bringing their Mudbound characters to life on the film’s new posters.

The upcoming Dee Rees-directed epic released individual character posters on Friday (November 3), just ahead of the film’s debut on Netflix and in select theaters on November 17.

Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks also star in the individual posters.

The movie, which is set in the rural American South during World War II and based on the international bestseller by Hillary Jordan, is about two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.

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Diane Kruger & Mary J. Blige Accept Acting Honors at IndieWire Event

Diane Kruger and Mary J. Blige pose together on the red carpet at the inaugural IndieWire Honors event on Thursday (November 2) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event by honoree Issa Rae and Broad City actress Abbi Jacobson.

Diane received the Lead Performance – Film award for her work in the movie In the Fade and Mary was presented with the Breakthrough Performance – Film award for her performance in Mudbound.

Issa was honored with the Vanguard Award for television.

FYI: Diane is wearing a Dior dress.

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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson & More Join Forces at Porter's Incredible Women Gala 2017!

Charlize Theron is picture perfect as she hits the green carpet at PORTER’s 2017 Incredible Women Gala in association with Estee Lauder held at NeueHouse Los Angeles on Wednesday (November 1) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old actress was joined at the event by Brie Larson, Garret Hedlund, Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jeremy Renner, Mary J Blige, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Annabelle Wallis, Seth Macfarlane, Mia Goth, Selma Blair, Raquel Welch, Melanie Griffith, Misty Copeland, Sarah Gadon, Rachel Zoe, and special musical guest Kacy Hill.

PORTER’s Incredible Women of 2017 is a list made up of 50 women who have challenged the status quo and the year when women came together in an unprecedented show of unity. A feeling of solidarity runs through the list with a special nod to the entertainment industry which saw women create some of the year’s most talked-about and celebrated TV and film.

FYI: Charlize is in Givenchy. Kate is wearing an Erdem dress with Sarah Flint shoes. Annabelle is wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Mia is wearing a Chloé ensemble.

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Pink Reveals Mary J. Blige Turned Down the Idea of Working Together!

Don’t expect to hear a duet between Pink and Mary J. Blige!

The 38-year-old Beautiful Trauma singer revealed on SiriusXM’s Morning Mashup that she once tried to ask Mary to do a collaboration many years ago, but it didn’t quite go as planned.

“I went in her trailer a long time ago, I think it was when I hosted the Lady of Soul Train or Soul Train Awards and I walked into her trailer and I was like, ‘Hi! Would you ever work with me?’ She just took one look at me and she goes, ‘No.’ I go, ‘Okay! I love you, Mary! I’ll see you again!’”

But don’t worry – Pink loved it!

“That’s what I love about her, I respect it, because so many people will be like ‘Yeah, call me!’” she explained.

Then again, that awards show happened way back in 2000 – perhaps Mary‘s answer would be different today!

Listen to Pink tell the funny story below.

Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Finding Confidence While Filming 'Mudbound'

Mary J. Blige is on the cover of Essence‘s November issue, out on newsstands Friday (October 20).

Here’s what the 46-year-old singer and actress had to say:

On gaining confidence in her role as Florence Jackson in Netflix’s Mudbound: “Shedding Mary J. Blige for Florence gave Mary J. Blige some confidence… like a lot of it. [On set] I could hear people whispering, ‘She’s so beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Who the hell are they talking about?’”

On getting into character for the role: “I had just come back from performing on the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour with all the nails and the wigs, and I wasn’t trying to depart from that. So when it came time to get into character, I was like, ‘Can I wear a lace-front wig? Can I get some lashes?’”

On letting her guard down: “If I didn’t let go and give into the character, the movie probably wouldn’t be what it is right now. It was the one thing that needed to be done, and I couldn’t let Dee [Rees] down.”

For more from Mary, head to Essence.com.

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Soul Train Awards 2017 Nominations - Full List of Soul Train Award Nominees!

The 2017 Soul Train Awards are set to air on November 26, and we have the full list of nominees!

The annual celebration, which recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop, will be filmed on November 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Solange Knowles leads the pack with seven nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Video of the Year and Song of the Year with “Cranes in the Sky.”

Toni Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award during the ceremony, while SWV will receive the Lady of Soul Award.

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8 pm EST.

Check out the full list of nominees inside!More Here! »

Jennifer Lopez Hosts Star-Studded 'Somos: Una Voz' Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Jennifer Lopez speaks on stage during the One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief on Saturday night (October 14) at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old entertainer hosted the event in LA with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez as her ex-husband Marc Anthony hosted an event in Miami as they joined forces to raise money for the Puerto Rico hurricane disaster relief.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez

Entertainers like Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, Andra Day, Ricky Martin, Mary J. Blige, Chris Martin, and Adam Levine performed during the event.

Go to SomosOneVoice.com or call 1-800-593-9700 right now to donate.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Romona Keveza dress.

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

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