Ryan Seacrest Taraji P Henson

Last night, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The biggest buzz of the evening came courtesy of ‘Empire’ actress Taraji P. Henson, whose red carpet interview with embattled E! host Ryan Seacrest was widely misinterpreted by just about everyone.

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Janelle Monae Lena Waithe Tessa Thompson

Director Lena Waithe (pictured center) called for her colleagues to come out of the closet at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on Thursday. Rumors have swirled for months that singer/actress Janelle Monáe, left, and actress Tessa Thompson, right, are secretly dating.

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Tiffany Haddish Beyonce

DJ Khaled dropped his much-hyped collaboration “Top Off” featuring JAY-Z, Future and Beyonce. JAY-Z and Future were outshined by the pop singer Beyonce, who saves the track from iTunes obscurity. Black Twitter claims there’s more to Beyonce’s verses than meets the eye.

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Tiffany Haddish gives acceptance speech at the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheo

A brazen thief made off with a gift bag that contained Tiffany Haddish‘s makeup kit and a Fendi bag belonging to her makeup artist, Dionne Wynn. The bags went missing at the 11th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg says she passed on a role in Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther because her skin wasn’t dark enough. Her remarks caused controversy on Black Twitter, particularly from biracial and mixed race women.

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