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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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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Janelle Monae at 29Rooms L.A. Grand Opening

Refinery29’s art and design installation 29Rooms, which was a huge success in New York, makes its debut in Los Angeles on Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14-17 with rooms designed by Janelle Monáe (pictured above), Demi Lovato, Gabrielle Union, Margot Robbie and more.

“It’s one-part fun house, one-part museum,” said Refinery29 co-founder and executive creative director Piera Gelardi in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Each celebrity created rooms that reflected their emotions, feelings, sexual identities, and religious or political views.

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Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union were spotted enjoying date night at Catch LA in West Hollywood. The pair held hands as they headed to their waiting Uber car in trendy outfits. The power couple attended the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Photo by Maciel / BACKGRID

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