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 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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Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Sydelle Noel attends the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Black Panther stars Danai Gurira, left, Angela Bassett, center, and Sydelle Noel were among the black A-listers attending the 11th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Other bold name stars in attendance included Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong’o, Amandla Stenberg and Gabourey Sidibe.

Photos by MediaPunch / BACKGRID

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Kerry Washington attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills

Pregnant ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington attended the 7th Annual ESSENCE “Black Women In Hollywood” Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday. Kerry was escorted by a man who was not her husband, unemployed NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. There are wild, unconfirmed rumors going around that Asomugha is a homosexual AND the father of 2 out-of-wedlock children. Rest assured that Sandrarose.com does not entertain such petty rumors.
Photo: Jen Lowery / Splash News

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