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Cicely Tyson Wins Honorary Oscar at Govenors Awards 2018!

Cicely Tyson is being honored in a big way!

The iconic 93-year-old actress received an honorary Oscar at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cicely Tyson

Ava DuVernay presented the award to Cicely. She officially made history as the first black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category.

How To Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes was also in attendance at the ceremony, who cast Cicely as a guest star, for which she has repeatedly been nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

FYI: Ava is wearing a custom Prada dress.

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Ellen Pompeo Receives the Inspiration Award at GLSEN Awards!

Ellen Pompeo is joined by Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes at the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday night (October 19) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The actress honored with the Inspiration Award, which was presented to her by Shonda.

Ellen gave an emotional speech in which she called out the names of those whose lives have been “senselessly taken due to an absence of love.”

In an exclusive statement that she gave to, Ellen opened up about the importance of attending events like this one.

“I have a day job with crazy long hours but I love going to events like these because they’re so important. They teach boys and girls people everyone to speak up. It’s just such a bad time in this country we need to be out there and be loud. LGBTQ, trans and gender non-conforming youth are experiencing extremely hostile climates across America. GLSEN is such an amazing organization for getting out there and helping!” she said.

“And how incredible are the kids are to be organizing and making GSA (gay/straight alliance) clubs at their schools. To spread awareness and start conversations. We know that the more schools with GSA programs, the less kids experience depression and have less stressful times learning. Kids are taking charge and leading and THAT is what inspires me-getting involved!” Ellen added. Go to to learn more about the cause!

Also in attendance at the event were Sasha Lane and Judy Reyes.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Naeem Khan jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lana jewelry while carrying a Tyler Alexandra clutch. Sasha is wearing head-to-toe Tory Burch.

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Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron & Keira Knightley Honored at 'Elle' Women in Hollywood Celebration

Lady Gaga looked stunning while suiting up for the Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration!

The 32-year-old superstar and honoree hit the carpet at the event on Monday night (October 15) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Gaga posed on the carpet alongside Charlize Theron, who was also named one of Elle‘s 2018 Women in Hollywood.

The duo were also joined by fellow honorees Keira Knightley, Sarah Paulson, Mia Farrow, who was accompanied by son Ronan, and Shonda Rimes.

The honoree list was rounded out by Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Lupita Nyong’o, who were not in attendance.

FYI: Gaga is wearing Marc Jacobs. Sarah is wearing a Calvin Klein dress, Fernando Jorge jewelry and carrying a Tyler Ellis clutch. Charlize is wearing Christian Dior as well as jewelry by Anna Sheffield, Ana Khouri and Jacquie Aiche. Mia is wearing Calvin Klein.

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Shonda Rhimes Compares Her Netflix Deal to Christmas!

Shonda Rhimes looks radiant on the cover of one of Elle‘s eight Women in Hollywood covers, on newsstands October 23.

Here is what the television producer – who is behind shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal – had to share with the mag:

On her deal with Netflix: “I keep hearing about how I got lured away, as if somebody wagged a piece of candy in front of me. But really, it was me deciding I had a vision, and [Netflix’s chief content officer] Ted Sarandos shared that vision. I wanted to be able to decide what kind of shows we were going to make and how we were going to make them. So to have that kind of power has been an amazing experience so far. It’s also a little bit like Christmas because there’s a very ‘Yes, we can’ attitude. Almost so much that we have to be careful what we ask for, like, ‘Don’t ask for the moon, because they will build you the moon.’”

On what she tells her daughters about success: “For a long time, my oldest daughter thought I was a doctor, because I was always at work, and it was a hospital. Now she’s 16, so she doesn’t think that anymore. My little ones are six and four and think there’s a land called Shonda. They don’t really understand how it relates to their mother, but it’s nice that they understand that women go to work and enjoy it, and that you can have a business and be in charge.”

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Sara Ramirez's Callie Almost Returned to 'Grey's Anatomy' - Find Out Why It Didn't Happen

During an Instagram Story Q&A, Shonda Rhimes revealed producers tried to have Sara Ramirez reprise her role as Callie on Grey’s Anatomy, but CBS would not let her due to her role on Madam Secretary.

On Wednesday (August 8), a fan asked Shonda, “Are you going to bring back Callie anytime soon?”

Shonda responded in a video, “Let me tell you something — we tried. CBS has a hold of her. Because she’s on [Madam Secretary] And we can’t get her. But we love her. Always. This is her home. Come home Callie.”

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