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Forget the Awards. Everyone Knows We’re Really Here for the Afterparty

Billy PorterPhoto: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Real talk? No shade—okay, maybe just a little—but if we had a choice between being invited to the Oscars and being invited to the legendary Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty, well…we’re disco-napping and will see y’all after the Best Picture is announced. And apparently, much of Hollywood feels the same […]

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Stand Up! The Oscars May Not Give Cynthia Erivo Her Flowers (Yet), But We Will

Photo: Robyn Beck (AFP via Getty Images) Did you watch the 2020 Academy Awards? No? Was it because the #OscarsSoWhite? I mean, they were (and accordingly, we’re going to have our lightest Oscars slideshow ever today), but in a year that denied both people of color and women their nomination shine (shoutout to Natalie Portman […]

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The 2020 #BAFTAsSoWhite, but We Were Still Rooting for Everybody Black on the Red Carpet

Jodie Turner-Smith poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards in London on February 2, 2020.Photo: Tolga Akmen (AFP via Getty Images) Oh, Awards Season 2020. You have been, for the most part, a sadly predictable parade of white talent celebrating other white talents and, well, as Joaquin Phoenix […]

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Janelle Monáe to Be Honored With the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Award

Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) As both artist and activist, the once enigmatic Janelle Monáe has emerged as an increasingly identifiable presence in recent years, not only delivering stellar albums and onscreen performances but a more transparent lens into her life. In 2018, the award-winning singer, actor, and producer both delivered the genre-defying and Grammy-nominated […]

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Because Too Much Rihanna Is Never Enough, There’s Now a ‘Rihannazine’

Screenshot: Mario Sorrenti (i-D Magazine) She slays, she plays and she stays atop headlines. And while Rihanna’s “Navy” continues to await her ninth album, the bad girl continues to deliver other unexpected pleasures. Her latest? A co-collaboration with i-D Magazine titled “Rihannazine” (of course). The 144-page, limited-edition, advertisement-free, “visually-driven” issue was shot entirely by legendary […]

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Where Was the Color at the 2020 SAG Awards? On the Red Carpet!

Cynthia Erivo arrives for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 19, 2020.Photo: Frederic J. Brown (AFP via Getty Images) No, Cynthia Erivo didn’t snag the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture (say […]

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