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Uzo Aduba & Laverne Cox Wow at 'Essence' Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox hit the carpet in style while arriving at the 2015 Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by their Orange is the New Black co-stars Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, and Vicky Jeudy.

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Also attending the event were Chanel Iman, Kelly Rowland, Shonda Rhimes, and Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Theory top and Whistles skirt. Uzo is wearing a LK Bennett dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Rodo clutch, and Kwiat jewels. Chanel is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Melissa Kaye Jewelry earrings and Graziela Gems and EF Collection rings.

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Lisa Kudrow Became the Writers Guild Awards Host in a Unanimous Vote

Lisa Kudrow gets ready to host the 2015 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday evening (February 14) in Century City, Calif.

Before the big night, the 51-year-old actress opened up about getting the hosting gig.

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“The guild called and said, ‘We’re happy to tell you we had a vote, and it was unanimous: We would love to have you host,’” Lisa told The Hollywood Reporter.

She continued saying, “I thought, ‘OK, this could be really cool.’ I truly admire writers. Whenever I’ve worked on a sitcom — as a guest star or all those years on Friends — I’ve always had my eye on the writers: How does their process work? Where do they find inspiration?”

Also at the event was Patricia Arquette, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Shonda Rhimes, Cheryl Hines, Scott Foley, and Patrick Stewart.

FYI: Patricia is wearing a J. Mendel gown.

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Taylor Swift's Music is Making Shonda Rhimes Very Happy

Taylor Swift makes her way out of her Tribeca apartment on Saturday evening (January 3) in New York City.

The 25-year-old singer got good use out of her brand new Detective Olivia Benson and Doctor Meredith Grey carrying cases as she brought along her cats.

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The day before, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that she was really loving 1989.

“Me and @taylorswift13′s album like each other very much. Headphones happy. Thank you, Taylor,” she tweeted.

Taylor responded with: “Having a writer like you to look up to makes my life better on a daily basis. So happy you like 1989. ((Squeals with joy)) ❤️.”

Wonder if we’ll hear any of Taylor‘s new stuff in an upcoming episode of one of Shonda‘s shows!

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This 'TGIT Withdrawal' Promo Is More Than Accurate!

This new promo for ABC’s Thank God It’s Thursday line up of Shonda Rhimes‘ three hit series sure is capturing our withdrawal very accurately!

The clip features How to Get Away with Murder stars Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King, Scandal‘s Scott Foley and Katie Lowes, and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sara Ramirez and Kevin McKidd.

“Does life feel like you’ll never again stand in the sun or see man parts on a dead girl’s phone,” Jack starts of the promo.

Our withdrawal will come to an end on Thursday (January 9) when all three shows return with new episodes starting at 8/7c on ABC!


TGIT Withdrawal Promo

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Shonda Rhimes Inspires Us All in 'THR' Women in Entertainment Acceptance Speech - Watch Now!

Shonda Rhimes dons a black dress while attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 10) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy showrunner was honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the ceremony, which honored the 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry.

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“This moment right here, me standing up here all brown with my boobs and my Thursday night of network television full of women of color, competitive women, strong women, women who own their bodies and whose lives revolve around their work instead of their men, women who are big dogs, that could only be happening right now,” Shonda shared.

She added, “Look around this room. It’s filled with women of all colors in Hollywood who are executives and heads of studios and VPs and show creators and directors. There are a lot of women in Hollywood in this room who have the game-changing ability to say yes or no to something. 15 years ago, that would not have been as true.” Watch the video of her entire speech below!


Shonda Rhimes – THR Awards Speech

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Tony Goldwyn & 'Scandal' Cast Honor Shonda Rhimes at THR Breakfast

Tony Goldwyn is handsome in a suit at the 2014 Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday morning (December 10) in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old actor was joined by his Scandal co-stars Portia de Rossi, Dan Bucatinsky, and Darby Stanchfield.

Jesse Williams was also seen at the event, which honored Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

“So honored to present @shondarhimes w #SherryLansingLeadershipAward at @THR #WomenInEntertainment #Power100 event! Her speech was AMAZING!” Tony tweeted on the same day.

The day before, Portia was spotted grabbing some early morning Mexican food at Hugo’s Tacos in Sherman Oaks.

FYI: Portia is wearing Stella McCartney. Darby is wearing an EFFY Jewelry ring.

10+ pictures inside of Tony Goldwyn at the Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Breakfast… More Here! »

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