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Janelle Monae Recognized by WeHo Pride for Her Artistry and Advocacy

Janelle Monáe has been named by the City of West Hollywood as WeHo Pride’s grand marshal icon, while JoJo Siwa is WeHo Pride’s next gen icon. Monáe’s honor comes as the Grammy-nominated singer, author and Hidden Figures actor continues to inspire others with her artistry and advocacy. Having become a figure for queer people of […]

Met Gala’s Best Dressed: 16 Stars Who Understood the Assignment

On May 2, stars eschewed the outrageous costumes of past Met Galas and instead ran the gamut from quiet elegance to full-on drama on the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The night’s “Gilded Glamour and White Tie” dress code was interpreted in myriad ways by attendees who ranged from co-host Blake Lively […]

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.

Kathryn Hahn Joins the ‘Knives Out’ Sequel

Kathryn Hahn has been enlisted for the Knives Out sequel ensemble that is quickly taking shape. Hahn will join fellow franchise newcomers Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, and Edward Norton, as well as returning star Daniel Craig. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the follow-up is due to shoot this summer in Greece and […]

The “Righteous Indignation” of ‘All In’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Janelle Monae, Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes

The 'Turntables' singer-songwriter joined the film's directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes for a 'THR Presents' Q&A that touched on familial themes, their "extraordinary" protagonist Stacey Abrams and why the voter suppression fight is far from over.

Songwriters Roundtable: Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr. and Justin Timberlake Talk Politics, Pandemic and Keeping Hope Alive

Some of the industry's biggest musicians reflect on the songs they composed for awards contenders, personal truths revealed by the pandemic, their younger selves and missing the stage: "It’s a little sad, because we really need that more than anything."

CAA’s Connect Ventures Backs Black Content Startup Blacktag

Blacktag is preparing the early 2021 debut of its platform, which will include both user-generated and premium produced content, with $3.75 million in backing led by Connect Ventures, the investment group launched by CAA and New Enterprise Associates.

Janelle Monae Transforms Into a 3D Avatar for VR ‘Lovecraft Country’ Performance

For a show as wonderfully weird as HBO's 'Lovecraft Country,' the celebration around the finale needed to be similarly eccentric. Luckily, Janelle Monae delivered a performance that won't soon be forgotten.

From Social Action Campaigns to ‘Antebellum’: Meet Hollywood’s Power Directing Duo

Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, whose new Janelle Monae-starring film was inspired by an actual nightmare, had to first get by the DGA to be credited as a directing duo: "It was like the United Nations." 

Janelle Monae Recalls Bittersweet Last Dance With Chadwick Boseman at Oscars Party

Janelle Monáe touchingly recounted the first and last time she and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman danced, as well as the hopeful and encouraging spirit he brought to their interactions. 

‘Antebellum’: Film Review

Janelle Monáe plays a dual role as a sexually abused slave and a present-day writer in Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz's horror thriller, 'Antebellum.'

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Janelle Monáe (‘Homecoming’)

Janelle Monáe discusses the killing of George Floyd, stepping away from her alter ego after coming out as pansexual and, with her new TV show, maturing as a thespian.