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Taraji P. Henson Twerks & Dances Around Stage In Epic American Music Awards 2020 Opening!

Taraji P. Henson nailed her opening number for the 2020 American Music Awards!

The 50-year-old actress, as host, came out with a bang as she showed off her skills on stage to a medley of popular songs, including Prince, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and so many more, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“Taraji is the real deal. I just love her and her energy! Alllllll day! #AMAs2020,” one fan wrote about her performance, while another added, “I love that Taraji Henson’s opening of the #AMAs2020 is basically all of us dancing in the kitchen when we are cooking.”

After her performance, Taraji opened up the show with a funny monologue, saying she was just happy to be off the couch!

Check out her full speech below:

If you missed it, see what Taraji wore on the red carpet here!

FYI: Taraji is wearing Roberto Coin For Mayors jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson dancing at the AMAs 2020

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Taraji P. Henson Carries Face Shield Arriving for Hosting Duties at AMAs 2020

Taraji P. Henson has arrived!

The 50-year-old Empire actress arrived for hosting duties at the 2020 American Music Awards, which is airing on Sunday (November 22) and taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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For her red carpet arrival, Taraji stayed safe carrying a face shield, while donning a sparkling dress and coordinating bedazzled turban while dripping in diamonds.

The 2020 American Music Awards will be airing TONIGHT starting at 8pm ET on ABC – find out how you can watch the awards show here.

FYI: Taraji is wearing an Armani Privé dress, Tom Ford shoes, and Tiffany & Co. and Roberto Coin For Mayors jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson arriving at the awards show…More Here! »

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Megan Thee Stallion's 'Body' Music Video Features a Bunch of Celeb Cameos!

Megan Thee Stallion‘s got that “Body” – and so do a bunch of her celebrity friends.

The 25-year-old rapper, who just dropped her debut album Good News (listen here) on Friday (November 20), released a visual for one of the album’s hot new tracks at the same time.

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The body-positive anthem for women everywhere is described as “a celebration of women taking ownership of and proudly enjoying their bodies, in all sizes, shapes and heights,” and features some voguing runway-inspired moves. If you didn’t know, Megan is also a judge on vogue competition series, Legendary.

The video also includes a bunch of celebrity appearances from stars including Taraji P Henson, Blac Chyna, Daren Kyle, Asian Doll, Jordyn Woods, Bernice Burgos and Maliibu Miitch.

Megan Thee Stallion has also released a new song about being shot by Tory Lanez in her album – read the very candid lyrics.

Watch the video and read the lyrics inside…More Here! »

Taraji P. Henson to Host American Music Awards 2020

Taraji P. Henson is hosting the show!

The Golden Globe-winning Empire star will host the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, the network announced on Monday (November 2).

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“The AMAs brings together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans. I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host – and also a fan – for what promises to be an electrifying night of music,” she said in a statement.

The show will be broadcasted live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year. Check out this year’s full list of nominees!

Taraji P. Henson & Kelvin Hayden Split, End Engagement

Taraji P. Henson and her fiance Kelvin Hayden have ended their engagement.

“I haven’t said it yet but it didn’t work out. You know what I mean? I tried, I said, ‘let’s do the therapy thing’ but if you’re both not on the same page with that, then you feel like you’re taking it on yourself and that’s not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship,” she said during Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” morning show.

“My happiness is not his responsibility and his is not mine. We have to first learn how to make ourselves happy, to make each other happy. So when one person is taking on the weight of the entire relationship, it’s never going to work,” she added. “You have to show up, yes you want to be understanding but you can’t lose yourself in that understanding. You have to still stand up for yourself and be there for yourself but it’s hard to do if the other person isn’t doing that either.”

She did add that she hasn’t given up on love, saying, “I’m dedicated to the black man, y’all, I just turned 50.”

The last photos we have of Taraji and Kelvin, a former NFL player, are from back in February. They got engaged in 2018.

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Taraji P. Henson To Host Talk Show About Mental Wellness For Facebook Watch

Taraji P. Henson is headed to Facebook.

Facebook Watch announced today that they have greenlit a talk show with the Empire actress focusing on mental wellness.

Co-hosted by Trace Jade Jenkins, who is the Executive Director of the Boris Lawrence Henson foundation, they will center on pertinent mental health issues, specifically those that affect the Black community.

Through interviews with celebrities, experts and everyday people, the series will show how to provide support, bring awareness and help eliminate the stigmas of mental health issues.

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” Taraji shared in a statement.

She added, “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my heart.”

Last month, Taraji celebrated her 50th birthday in a big way. See what she did here…

Taraji P. Henson Rocks Thong Bikini in Honor of 50th Birthday!

Taraji P. Henson is showing off her killer bod!

The Empire star took to Instagram on Friday (September 11) to share a whole bunch of photos during a photo shoot while celebrating her 50th birthday on a yacht with friends.

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“Go off shawty it’s ya BIRFDAY 💋💋💋” Taraji captioned the post, while posing at the bow of the yacht, while rocking a white, thong bikini.

Taraji‘s famous friends then took to the comments to wish her a happy birthday.

Don’t hurt em @tarajiphenson looking fine as wine girl Happy Birthday❤️,” Tina Knowles-Lawson wrote.

“Happy bday. Talented, beautiful, funny and real… love you,” Marlon Wayans commented. “Never change just keep evolving.”

“Happy Bday 👑,” Ludacris added.

If you missed it, Taraji will be playing Cookie again in an Empire spin-off!