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Alicia Keys Delivers Blistering Speech On Women's Rights At Washington Protest

The 35-year-old took to the stage on Saturday to address more than one million women and men who had taken to the streets of the U.S. capital to protest President Donald Trump's stance...

Eva Mendes Gushes About Janelle Monae's Globes Style

The Latin style icon took to Instagram on Monday (09Jan17) to share her thoughts on which stars she thought were the best dressed at Sunday night's (08Jan17) prizegiving, and she heaped praise on...

Pharrell Williams And Janelle Monae Accept Reporter's 'Hidden Fences' Apology

NBC contributor Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush, hit headlines on Sunday night (08Jan17) after accidentally mixing up nominated films Hidden Figures and Fences, both of which...

Janelle MonáE Co-designed Her Golden Globes Dress With Giorgio Armani

Janelle Monáe co-designed her gown for this year's Golden Globe Award ceremony. The 31-year-old singer songwriter has hinted her and Giorgio Armani joined forces to create the custom made monochrome Armani Privé gown she adorned...

Janelle Monae Sending Hidden Messages Through Hairstyles

The 31-year-old is currently travelling the world promoting her new movie Hidden Figures, and the film's title is playing out in real life through the unique hairdos Janelle has been sporting during press interviews and...

Janelle Monae Says Kim Burrell Won't Be Performing With Her And Pharrell After Homophobic Rant

Janelle Monae has responded to the firestorm created by Kim Burrell’s recent homophobic rant, telling her fans that the gospel singer will not be performing with her and Pharrell Williams on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’...

Janelle Monae: 'Pharrell Convinced Me I Could Act'

In the past 18 months the Tightrope singer, 31, filmed her first live-action movie roles starring in Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Despite both films garnering huge praise from critics (16) when filming...

Hidden Figures Stars Slam Gospel Singer Kim Burrell's 'Anti-gay Remarks'

The music star, who sings I See Victory alongside Pharrell on the soundtrack of upcoming film Hidden Figures, caused controversy when she aired a sermon on Facebook Live, in which she stated: "That perverted homosexual...

Janelle Monae Learns Math Formula Used By Nasa

The singer-turned-actress portrays real-life mathematician Mary Jackson in the historical drama, in which she stars alongside Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson and Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan, about the three African-American women...

The Year Of Janelle Monae: Why We Love Her And What To Expect In 2017

There are many, many reasons to love Janelle Monae. Uncategorisable in her wider career as well as in her nominal job as a pop star, there have been few artists in the 2010s who are...

Kevin Costner Almost Passed On Hidden Figures Role

The 61-year-old actor stars in the upcoming film about the three African-American women who worked behind the scenes to help NASA make John Glenn become the first American astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962. Kevin...

Michelle Obama Honours Nasa Pioneers With Star-studded Hidden Figures Screening

In the film, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, play real-life African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who worked for America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration and...

Octavia Spencer Received Golden Globes Nod En Route To Nasa

The Oscar winner was recognised in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture category for her portrayal of real-life NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan when the shortlist...

Hidden Figures Stars Honour John Glenn At Premiere

The film chronicles the real-life battle three female African-American mathematicians faced to become part of the NASA mission to launch Glenn into space in 1962. Taraji, Janelle, and Octavia Spencer portray the...

Octavia Spencer Had Car Crush Fears

Octavia Spencer feared she'd be crushed by a car while shooting 'Hidden Figures'.The 46-year-old actress plays mathematician and computer pioneer Dorothy Vaughan in the upcoming biopic and was very nervous about her first scene, which...

Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins Wins Big At Gotham Awards After Eight Year Hiatus

The coming-of-age story from writer/director Barry Jenkins, won best feature, best screenplay, the special jury prize for best ensemble and the audience award for the coming of age story, based on a Tarell Alvin MCCraney...

Moonlight And American Honey Lead 2017 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

'Moonlight' and 'American Honey' lead the nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards with six nods each.The Barry Jenkins movie, which features 'Spectre' star Naomie Harris and singer-and-actress Janelle Monáe, is up for Best Feature,...

Rapper Tech N9ne's Aunt Shot

The hip-hop star took to Instagram on Sunday (18Sep16) to share the sad news with fans, revealing Ivy Yates was hit after a gunman fired a series of shots into her Kansas City,...

Janelle Monae: 'Gun Violence Has Struck Home'

Natasha Hays, 38, was asleep in her Kansas City, Kansas home when someone fired shots into her bedroom, according to local news reports. Her 14-year-old child heard the shots first and found...

Stars Deliver Series Of Emotional Prince Tributes At Bet Awards

The heavily trailed celebration of the singer, who died in April (16), saw a number of top musicians performing the late musician's songs throughout the ceremony, hosted by America's Black Entertainment Television Network(BET)...

Janelle Monae And The Roots Lead Prince Tribute At Bet Awards

The tribute to the Purple Rain musician, who died in April (16) aged 57 will also feature percussionist Sheila E and other yet to be announced acts. Bosses at the Black Entertainment...

Pharrell Williams To Produce And Compose Music For Space Drama

The Oscar-nominated artist is one of the film's new backers, and he will also write and create original songs and oversee all musical elements for the movie and its soundtrack. Based on...

Janelle Monae Lands Space Drama Movie Role

The star will appear alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner in the film, based on the true story of three African-American women who helped astronaut John Glenn become the first...

Star-studded Flint Benefit Concert Raises More Than $130,000

A decision by local authorities in 2014 to change the the city's water supply from one river to another resulted in its contamination and has left residents without clean water. To...

Ryan Coogler Hosting Star-studded Flint Benefit On Oscars Night

Residents of the city have been unable to use their water supplies since 2014 due to pollution in a local river, and many celebrities, including Beyonce, Madonna, Cher, Mark Wahlberg and Eminem, have...

Janelle Monae Speaks Out On Grope Arrest Drama

The Tightrope singer and a group of associates were at a Grammy Awards afterparty hosted by rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs at Los Angeles nightclub 1OAK when Janelle alleges a man made an unwanted...

Janelle Monae: 'I Love Barack Obama, But It's Time For A Woman To Lead America'

The fervent Barack Obama supporter insists it's time for a change at the top - and she's looking for a good woman with strong policies regarding minorities in America. "I think we've...

Taraji P. Henson And Janelle Monae Join Alicia Keys' Charity

The No One star has formed a new council for her Keep a Child Alive charity and has enlisted her celebrity friends to help her raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, according to...

Janelle Monae To Make Big Screen Debut

The Tightrope singer has been cast in the film adapted from writer Tarell MCCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, about a young man who comes of age during the 1980s 'war...

Kris Jenner Cries At Kendall Jenner's Catwalk Shows

Kris Jenner cries when she sees daughter Kendall Jenner on the catwalk.The 59-year-old reality queen has to keep dark sunglasses on at fashion shows because they hide her tears of pride at seeing the stunning...

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