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Taraji P. Henson & Octavia Spencer Play NASA Pioneers In 'Hidden Figures' Debut Trailer - WATCH!

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae get into character as NASA pioneers in the just released trailer for their anticipated film Hidden Figures!

The flick is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Hidden Figures, which also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell, will hit theaters on January 13 – Watch the debut trailer below!


‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer (2016)

Taraji P. Henson Is 'Grateful' Mariah Carey Spent Time With 'Empire' Cast For Season 3!

Taraji P. Henson flashes a smile while speaking onstage at her Empire panel discussion held during the FOX portion of the 2016 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (August 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I just look at her like I look at myself or any human. We’re always constantly learning, growing and evolving,” the 45-year-old actress expressed about her character Cookie (via E!). “You’ve got to remember, she was locked up for 17 years. She’s got a lot of catching up to do.”

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It was recently announced that Mariah Carey will be heading to Empire‘s third season in the role of Kitty!

“She was great. She’s fabulous, she’s beautiful to look at,” Taraji added. “Wish I could wear a leotard like that… what Mariah brings to the music industry, she brought to the show. I’m grateful she spent time with us.”

That same evening, Taraji switched dresses for the 2016 Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Victoria Beckham dress at the Empire panel and an Emanuel Ungaro dress with Alexa Wagner shoes at the All-Star Party.

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Beyonce, Rihanna, & More Celebs Share '23 Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black in America'

Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, and many more are coming together to reveal 23 ways that you could be killed if you are black in America in this new video produced by Mic.

Some of the actions include “falling to signal a lane change,” “riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back,” “selling cigarettes outside of a corner store,” “riding a commuter train,” “walking home with a friend,” and more.

“Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness,” Alicia says at the end of the video.

The PSA was produced after the tragic shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile a week ago.


23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America

Taraji P. Henson Wins Best Actress at BET Awards 2016!

Taraji P. Henson presents an award on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Later that evening, the Empire star won the Best Actress award for her work on the show. Her Empire co-star Bryshere Gray, who plays her son on the show, presented her the award with his New Edition co-stars. Congrats to Taraji on the big award!

Be sure to turn on the BET channel right now to catch the second half of the show! It’s on until 11:30 pm EST.

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Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson & Kate Beckinsale Celebrate Women In Film At Crystal + Lucy Awards 2016!

Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson and Kate Beckinsale strike a pose while attending the 2016 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara and BMW on Wednesday evening (June 15) held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The three ladies were also joined by Claire Danes, Lake Bell, Breeda Wool, Blythe Danner, Maria Bello, Rosanna Arquette, Frances Fisher, Sharon Lawrence and Keegan-Michael Key.

Taraji, 45, was honored with The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television for her role in Empire.

“I couldn’t be more honored or thrilled to receive an award from women and with the name Lucy attached makes it perfect,” Taraji expressed on stage (via Variety). “After playing so many very dramatic roles, I hope this means someone thinks I can be funny.”

FYI: Cate is wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci paired with Harry Kotlar black diamond earrings. Kate is wearing a Vatanika dress, Jerome Rousseau shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and jewelry by Vhernier. Blythe, Maria, and Rosanna are all dressed in Max Mara. Lake is carrying a Vince Camuto clutch.

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Empire's Terrence Howard Expecting Baby with Mira Pak!

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak are greeted by Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at Empire’s For Your Consideration Event on Friday (May 20) at the Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actor and his on-again love revealed that they are expecting their second child together and Taraji looked very excited to see the baby bump!

Terrence and Mira, who married in 2013 and split in July before reconciling, have a one-year-old son named Qirin and he also has three children from a previous marriage.

Other stars at the event included Jussie Smollett, newlyweds Trai Byers and Grace Gealey, Serayah, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, and Ta’Rhonda Jones.

FYI: Serayah is carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Trai is wearing a Tomorrowland leather jacket.

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Jussie Smollett Teases His 'Empire' Finale Fate: 'All Questions Are Going To Be Answered'

Taraji P. Henson is all smiles as she hits the stage at the 2016 Fox Network Upfront in support of her hit show Empire held at The Beacon Theatre on Monday (May 16) in New York City.

The 45-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Jussie Smollett, Serayah, Bryshere Gray, Kaitlin Doubleday and special guest Ne-Yo.

That same day, Jussie and his co-stars hit up the 2016 Fox Upfront Presentation Allstar Party alongside Empire co-creator Lee Daniels‘ new Star cast mates Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, as well as Cuba Gooding Jr., Sanaa Lathan, John Cena and his partner Nikki Bella.

“The fans are on another level, it’s incredible. But you know, we’ll have to wait and see,” Jussie expressed about the upcoming Empire season finale (via ET). “It’s handled in a beautiful way. I think there’s going to be tears and [there's] also going to be a lot of happiness. So you know, it’s OK. It’s going to be great. It’s a phenomenal finale and all questions are going to be answered Wednesday at 9/8 Central, only on Fox.”

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing a Shoshanna top and skirt with Pedro Garcia heels.

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