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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...

Janelle Monae Leads New Voter Registration Initiative

The Tightrope hitmaker has teamed up with White House officials to call on youngsters to use their voices to make a positive change in honour of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday (22Sep15)....

Prince: 'It's A Bad Time For Music'

Prince thinks it is a ''bad time for music''.The 57-year-old musician - who is preparing to release his new album 'HitnRun' this month - has admitted he is not impressed with the current crop of...

Janelle Monae Gets Cut Off By Nbc During Black Lives Matter Speech

Singer Janelle Monae found herself silenced by NBC on Friday when she tried to deliver a speech about police brutally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Monáe was appearing on 'The Today Show'...

Janelle Monae Releases Protest Song

The singer gave a moving speech at a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday (12Aug15) as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and she has now stepped up her fight by recording...

Janelle Monae Leads Anti-police Brutality Rally In Pennsylvania

The singer fronted a march through Philadelphia carrying a sign emblazoned with the slogan 'Black Girl Magic' along with her labelmate, singer Jidenna, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Monae...

Janelle Monae Launching Free Tour

The Tightrope hitmaker has joined forces with automobile brand Toyota for The EEPHUS Tour, an invite-only, seven-city trek fans can attend for free. Joining Monae on the tour will be her entire...

Simon Le Bon Thinks One Direction Are 'Cash Cows'

Simon Le Bon has ''great sympathy'' for One Direction.The Duran Duran star says the British boy band, which features members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, must be under ''huge pressure'' to...

Duran Duran Confirm All-stars For New Album

The new album, scheduled for release in September (15) will feature Monae and Rodgers on the first single, Pressure Off, and actress Lohan, who provides a spoken-word vocal on Danceophobia. Other special...

Lindsay Lohan Confirmed For Duran Duran Lp

Lindsay Lohan will feature on Duran Duran's new album.The 'Mean Girls' actress, who released her debut record 'Speak' in 2004, has recorded with the band for their 14th LP, 'Paper Gods', alongside other artists including...

Stars React To Cop Shooting Footage

Police officer Michael T. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday (07Apr15) following the publication of a clip which purportedly shows him opening fire on 50-year-old Walter L. Scott as he fled a...

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