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Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Clarkson & Octavia Spencer Get Honored at Variety Power of Women Luncheon

Priyanka Chopra received a special honor from Variety during their annual Power Of Women luncheon!

The 35-year-old actress joined a group of outstanding women, including Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Octavia Spencer, at the event on Friday afternoon (October 13) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The luncheon honored some of the most philanthropic and trailblazing women in Hollywood.

Priyanka was honored for her work as UNICEF ambassador while Michelle represented the Environmental Working Group, Octavia was celebrated for her work with City Year and Kelly was recognized for efforts with XQ Institute.

“Your achievements not just inspire me but also so many others to work harder, be better and make a dent wherever we can,” Priyanka said to her fellow honorees.

FYI: Priyanka is wearing Michael Kors. The
event was presented by Lifetime, and sponsored by Audi, Dermstore, and Moroccanoil.

10+ pictures inside from Variety’s Power of Women luncheon…
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Kelly Clarkson, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer & More Honored By 'Variety'!

Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins are this year’s Variety Power of Women LA honorees, and each has their own separate cover on the mag’s latest issue!

Here’s what the women had to share with the mag:

Kelly, on low points in the music industry: “I think a lot of artists have this story where you feel like you’re put in this box,. I presented a certain path that they needed to fulfill some profit. Whatever. It’s just not every artist that had an arranged marriage right off the bat.”

Michelle, on becoming “unhireable”: “It wasn’t a conscious choice to not work for five years. It was just as my kids got older it got harder. They were school age and I couldn’t schlep all around the world and disrupt their routines. I set down so many restrictions about when and where I could be on location that I became kind of unhirable.”

Priyanka, on the future for the world’s kids: “We keep dividing ourselves between countries and borders and race and gender, but eventually we have to think about the fact that there’s only one world. And if we don’t look after it, what are we going to leave our kids?”

For more from the women, visit Variety.com.

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Octavia Spencer Stuns at 'Shape of Water' Premiere at TIFF

Octavia Spencer looked so gorgeous at the premiere of her new movie The Shape of Water!

The 47-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the event held during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on Monday (September 11) in Toronto, Canada.

She wore a black top with lace sleeves, matching skirt, and strappy heels, completing her look with silver and gold jewelry and a black clutch.

Octavia was joined by her co-stars Doug Jones, his wife Laurie, Michael Shannon, his partner Kate Arrington, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, his wife Sharon, Lauren Lee Smith, David Hewlett, and director Guillermo del Toro.

The group also spoke on stage at a press conference for the film at TIFF Bell Lightbox that same day.

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia) discover a secret classified experiment.

Don’t miss it when it hits theaters on December 8! (Watch the trailer here.)

FYI: Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress, Schutz shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, Maxior earrings, and a Lana Jewelry ring at the premiere.

15+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer and more at the premiere… More Here! »

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Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer & More Stars Mingle at the Fox Searchlight Party at TIFF 2017!

Oscar winners Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer shine on the red carpet at the Fox Searchlight TIFF Party at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival!

The two mingled with stars like Guillermo del Toro and Sarah Silverman at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday (September 10) in Toronto, Canada.

Other attendees at the party included Doug Jones, Billie Jean King, Lewis and Bill Pullman, Simon Beaufoy, Jessica McNamee, Martin McDonagh and James Mackay.

Natalie Morales, Andrea Riseborough, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Martha MacIsaac, Austin Stowell and Sam Rockwell were also spotted at the event.

FYI: Emma is wearing Tom Ford with Brock jeans. Olivia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Natalie is wearing a Sosken Studios faux fur coat.

15+ pictures of the Fox Searchlight party arrivals inside…

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Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara & Brie Larson Go Glam for Toronto Celebration!

Jessica Chastain walks the black carpet at the HFPA & InStyle annual celebration at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on Saturday (September 9) in Toronto, Canada.

The Molly’s Game actress wasn’t the only star to attend the star-studded bash! Brie Larson was also seen walking the carpet, as well as Kate Mara with hubby Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, and Ruth Wilson.

Brie brought her film Unicorn Store to the festival and the movie happens to be her directorial debut! Kate is in town to promote her new movie with Ellen Page, My Days of Mercy.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Elie Saab dress and Piaget jewels. Kate is wearing Valentino. Brie is wearing a Yigal Azrouël dress and Christian Louboutin shoes.
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Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer Looks Gorgeous at Her Big Premiere in Venice!

Octavia Spencer stuns on the red carpet while attending the premiere of her film The Shape of Water at the 2017 Venice Film Festival on Thursday (August 31) in Venice, Italy.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins along with writer/director Guillermo del Toro.

This was the film’s world premiere and it will play the festival circuit before hitting theaters for all audiences on December 8.

FYI: Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

20+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer at the premiere… More Here! »

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Octavia Spencer & Sally Hawkins Hit Venice Film Fest To Promote 'Shape of Water'!

Octavia Spencer is all smiles as she arrives at the photo call for her latest film The Shape Of Water held during the 2017 Venice Film Festival on Thursday (August 31) in Venice, Italy.

The 47-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins, as well as director Guillermo del Toro, producers Matthew Greenfield and J. Miles Dale, cinematographer Dan Laustsen and composer Alexandre Desplat.

The Shape of Water is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones are also featured in the film – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress.

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