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Time's Up Dissolves A-List Advisory Board Amid Controversy, Tells Members There's 'No Need' to Resign

Time’s Up is making some major changes.

The advocacy group, formed amid the #MeToo movement, dissolved its A-list-filled advisory board, Variety reported Thursday (September 10).

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Zendaya, Andra Day, & More Stun at Essence Event - See Every Red Carpet Photo!

The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards event is streaming tonight (April 22) and photos from the pre-taped event have been released!

Zendaya looked gorgeous while walking her first red carpet in over a year and Oscar nominee Andra Day also made an in-person appearance for the awards show.

Other attendees included Laverne Cox, Leslie Jones, Storm Reid, and “Me Too” founder Tarana Burke.

Zendaya and Andra are both honorees at the event alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Erivo, and Michaela Coel. The show is being hosted by Laverne and Storm is hosting the pre-show. Leslie and Tarana are two of the evening’s presenters!

Make sure to watch the show on Essence.com and Essence Studios.

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Regina King Reunites with KiKi Layne at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Regina King strikes a pose as she arrives at the 2019 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards on Thursday afternoon (February 21) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 48-year-old Oscar-nominated actress looked super chic in a red blazer over a red, black, and white jumpsuit as she was joined at the event by her If Beale Street Could Talk co-star KiKi Layne.

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Other stars at the event included Angela Bassett, Cynthia Erivo, Eve Marcille, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Rowland, Amber Reilly, Laura Harrier, Logan Browning, #MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke, Octavia Spencer, Regina Hall, Lorraine Toussaint, director Spike Lee, Tina Knowles Lawson, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Sherri Shepard.

Regina, KiKi, and Jennifer were honored at the event, which celebrates the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists.

FYI: Regina K. is wearing a L’Agence jumpsuit. KiKi is wearing an Ulla Johnson dress and Casadei shoes. Cynthia is wearing a dress by & Other Stories, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Heliopolis crystal clutch, and Daniella Kronfle jewelry. Logan is wearing a Missoni dress. Angela is wearing a Greta Constantine dress, Casadei heels, and an Etro purse. Regina H. is wearing a Reem Acra dress.

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Tessa Thompson Vows to Work with More Female Directors at Sundance Film Festival 2019

Tessa Thompson made an important vow at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

While speaking at the Sundance Institute Art + Inclusion event on Friday night (January 25), the 35-year-old actress vowed to start with working more female directors in the near future.

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“Because only 4% of the top 100 studio films over the last DECADE have been directed by women, #TIMESUP is initiating a challenge, the 4% challenge, and I intend to take it: I commit to working with a female director in the next 18 months,” Tessa said.

The following day, Terry Crews and Kendrick Sampson teamed up with the founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke to speak during the HBO #MeToo Panel discussion.

FYI: Kendrick is wearing Kenneth Cole boots.

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Alyssa Milano Explains Why She Shared Her Sexual Assault Story in Video to Her Daughter

Alyssa Milano has released a video in which she lets her 4-year-old daughter Elizabella know why she came forward about her sexual assault.

The 45-year-old Insatiable actress stepped out for the New York Women’s Foundation Radical Generosity 2018 Gala held at The Plaza Hotel on Monday (October 15) in New York City.

She paired her all-white ensemble with silver heels, a bedazzled brown clutch, and gold rings and earrings.

Alyssa was joined by civil rights activist and Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke.

Alyssa also stopped by Good Morning America that same day, which marked the one-year anniversary of the movement.

“One year ago I recorded this for my daughter, explaining why I shared my story of sexual assault,” Alyssa captioned the video below on Twitter. “I never expected to release it publicly. Now, I feel it’s too important not to share. #MeToo.”

FYI: Alyssa is wearing a Paule Ka top and Prive Revaux sunglasses during her GMA appearance.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, & More Powerful Women Support Time's Up Movement at Tribeca Film Fest

Lupita Nyong’o speaks on stage during a Time’s Up panel held during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday (April 28) at Spring Studios in New York City.

There were many stars at the event, including fellow Oscar winners Julianne Moore, Mira Sorvino, and Marisa Tomei. Other powerful women in the industry who showed support included Sienna Miller, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ashley Judd, Cynthia Erivo, Amber Tamblyn, Sasheer Zamata, Mariska Hargitay, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

Before the event, Ashley tweeted, “On my way to share my national letter to survivors of sexual assault @TIMESUPNOW event at #tribecafilmfestival with a dialogue after reading it with the great and dear @TaranaBurke #wecanheal.”

FYI: Mira is wearing a Landero dress and Sarah Flint shoes.

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Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Launches Podcast Featuring Gabrielle Union, Tarana Burke & More - Listen!

Reese Witherspoon‘s media company, Hello Sunshine, just launched an original podcast called How It Is!

The series, which launched on Wednesday (April 25), features a diverse array of high-profile women telling personal stories. The podcast is hosted by actor and author Diane Guerrero.

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The first episode, called “Anger,” features #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, journalist Rebecca Traister, and Gabrielle Union.

The second episode, called “Grey Area,” features journalist Anna Holmes, writer Kayla Whaley and comedian Jenny Yang.

Listen to the first two episodes of How It Is now on iTunes.