After a six-year hiatus, VH1's Hip Hop Honors returned to celebrate the game changers of the hip hop industry.
But this year's event, aptly dubbed All Hail The Queens, was all about that girl power!
Broadcast live for the first time in its history, Monday night's ceremony paid homage to the female trailblazers who burst into the patriarchal genre to make their voices heard — and were honored with AH-Mazing tribute performances!
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Hosted by Eve, the evening began with an inspiring statement from Black Lives Matter founders Darnell Moore and Alicia Garza — and also included a taped appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama honoring the women of hip hop!
What a turnout!
So many of our faves were at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens event in New York Monday night.
Queen Latifah, Kelly Rowland, and Amber Rose proved that nothing beats a little black dress.
They all looked divine in their respective frocks, with Latifah in a regal gown with leg slit that was sexy as hell, Kelly in a tight lace number that showed off her toned figure, and Amber in a sexy/casual scoop neck dress that brought all the cleavage.
It's almost like they planned this!
An Oscar for Dreamgirls, an Emmy for Hairspray?!
We've known for a couple months that NBC's next planned musical is none other than Hairspray Live!, but we only just got our first casting news for the event on Monday… and we could not be more excited!
That's because it was just announced that Jennifer Hudson has been selected to play "Motormouth" Maybelle — the role Queen Latifah portrayed in the 2007 film!
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But that's not the only update we've got for ya — Harvey Fierstein will also be reprising his role as Edna Turnblad, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical back in 2003!
Two leads down, nine to go.
Make sure to catch J.Hud, Harvey, and the rest of the to-be-determined cast when Hairspray Live! debuts Wednesday, December 7 on NBC!
Whom do U want to see join the cast next??
[Image via Jennifer Hudson/Instagram.]
Things just got real.
In the latest issues of Porter Magazine, Jessica Chastain once again weighed in on the subject of gender equality in Hollywood.
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The red headed starlet shared:
On Thursday, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton started trending on Twitter…
And all because of reports that the two actresses are dating!
The Internet just couldn't handle the Miracles From Heaven starlet getting together with Robin Thicke's ex — and on his birthday, no less!
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We've reached out to their reps for further comment, and it seems the rumor probably isn't true.
But that doesn't mean we still can't enjoy everyone's reactions to the report!! Catch them all (below)…