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ABC’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Casts H.E.R. as Belle

The Beauty and the Beast 30th anniversary special at ABC has found its Belle. Grammy winner H.E.R. will play the character in the special, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the 1991 animated film’s historic Oscar nomination for best picture — the first animated feature to earn such recognition. The movie won two Academy Awards […]

Peabody Awards: Morgan Freeman, Jon Stewart, Melissa McCarthy and Riz Ahmed to Present Honors to Winners (Exclusive)

Melissa McCarthy, Morgan Freeman, John Legend, Kevin Bacon, H.E.R., Ethan Hawke, Jon Stewart, Hasan Minhaj, Riz Ahmed, LeVar Burton, Jenny Slate, Malcolm Gladwell and Amanda Seales are among the stars set to present the winners of the 2022 Peabody Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. All 30 winners of the 82nd annual awards will […]

Grammys: Foo Fighters, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, Chris Stapleton to Perform

The Recording Academy announced five additional performers Thursday for the 2022 Grammys: Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas and Chris Stapleton. The April 3 ceremony will also include a special In Memoriam segment featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler. Previously announced performers are Brothers Osborne, […]

Taraji P. Henson Joins Corey Hawkins, H.E.R. in ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical

Taraji P. Henson has joined Corey Hawkins and H.E.R. in The Color Purple, Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of the musical. Blitz Bazawule, the filmmaker behind the Beyoncé-fronted Black Is King, is directing the fresh take on the Broadway musical, which was an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, and on which the […]

Jennifer Lopez, Steph Curry and H.E.R. Join Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote as Co-Chairs

Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote is beefing up its co-chair ranks by welcoming Jennifer Lopez, Steph Curry, H.E.R., Becky G and Bretman Rock into the fold ahead of the midterm elections. The former first lady announced the appointments today in a new video message. The five stars join existing co-chairs Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, Liza […]

Halle Berry, H.E.R. Discuss the Power and Perseverance of “Automatic Woman” From Netflix’s ‘Bruised’

Long before Halle Berry approached H.E.R. about writing “Automatic Woman” for Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, the actress was drawing deep inspiration from the singer-songwriter’s music. Berry felt so passionate about H.E.R.’s 2016 song “Focus” that she posted the entire song — in three parts — on her Instagram account, she says in an exclusive discussion […]

H.E.R. Settles Copyright Lawsuit Over 2016 Song “Focus”

A lawsuit filed against H.E.R., as well as DJ Camper, Justin Love and Sony Music Entertainment, over the 2016 song “Focus” has reached a settlement, Billboard has learned. The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Southern New York in June 2020, alleged that the song “Focus” intentionally infringed upon Andre Sims’ […]

Netflix’s ‘We the People’: TV Review

With the help of the Obamas, Netflix channels 'Schoolhouse Rock!' with this 10-episode series of songs from artists like Janelle Monae, H.E.R., Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R. on “Giving People Their Flowers” During BET Awards’ “Year of the Woman”

Sunday night’s BET Awards marked the first major awards show to return to the pre-pandemic format, rolling out the red carpet in Los Angeles for the likes of Issa Rae, H.E.R., Cardi B, Andra Day, Lil Nas X and Megan Thee Stallion. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with Queen Latifah receiving the night’s big Lifetime […]

Cynthia Erivo, H.E.R. Set for Hollywood Bowl’s Summer Lineup

After the historic cancellation of its 2020 season, the Hollywood Bowl is returning this summer with a star-studded lineup. The iconic Los Angeles venue will reopen to the public on July 3 with its signature Fireworks Spectacular celebration, this year featuring Kool & the Gang and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Principal Conductor Thomas […]