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'Glee' Cast Celebrates Amber Riley's Olivier Award Win on Social Media

'Glee' Cast Celebrates Amber Riley's Olivier Award Win on Social Media

Today is a huge day for Amber Riley — she just won an Olivier Award!

The Glee alum, who is currently starring in Dreamgirls on London’s West End, just picked up the Best Actress in a Musical award — beating out Glenn Close, Sheridan Smith and The Girls cast for the honor.

Amber‘s former Glee co-stars are freaking out over it too!

“The amount of emojis I’ve sent this girl is just obscene! Congrats @MsAmberPRiley on your #OlivierAward! We couldn’t love you more!” Chris Colfer shared on Twitter.

Harry Shum, Jr. added, “I am so damn proud of you!!!!”

See even more below!

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Heather Morris Got Amazing Advice From Amber Riley For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Heather Morris Got Amazing Advice From Amber Riley For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Back in season 17 (fall 2013), Glee actress Amber Riley won the mirrored-ball trophy with Derek Hough on Dancing With The Stars.

Now her former co-star Heather Morris is competing for the same honor with partner Maksim Chmkerkovskiy.

In a recent interview, Heather revealed that Amber gave her advice for the show — and it’s some of the best!

“She was like, ‘Just be yourself, have fun with it, and really enjoy it,’” Heather revealed.

She adds, after finding out it was much more than she anticipated: “I expected it to be a lot. I was very aware that it was going to be a lot, and a lot of things are going fun. And it is. It’s a lot of things, and it’s a lot is going on. But it’s actually such a cool experience.”

Don’t forget to watch Heather and temp partner Alan Bersten on tomorrow night’s show!

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Amber Riley Performs 'I Am Changing' & Opens Up About Joining the 'Dreamgirls' Cast

Amber Riley Performs 'I Am Changing' & Opens Up About Joining the 'Dreamgirls' Cast

Amber Riley is getting ready to make her debut as Effie in the upcoming London production of Dreamgirls in London and she’s opening up about her role.

The 30-year-old actress took to her Twitter to share her thoughts about playing Effie and share a stunning performance of “I Am Changing.”

“I think the thing that excites me about Effie and this role is that it’s challenging – vocally, emotionally,” she explained.

Amber added, Even though she’s young in the beginning, she has this full arch and a full evolution that happens and I haven’t been able to experience that.”

Watch her entire performance below…

Cassadee Pope & Amber Riley Get in Their 'Capitol Fourth' Rehearsals!

Cassadee Pope & Amber Riley Get in Their 'Capitol Fourth' Rehearsals!

Cassadee Pope belts out a song while rehearsing for A Capitol Fourth on Sunday (July 3) at the U.S. Capitol West Lawn in Washington, D.C.

Also performing in the special are Glee‘s Amber Riley and classical singer Jackie Evancho.

The special will air on PBS later tonight (July 4) a 8pm ET/PT and other performers you can anticipate seeing include Younger‘s Sutton Foster, Gavin DeGraw, Hamilton‘s Christopher Jackson, The Voice winner Alisan Porter, Smokey Robinson, Yolanda Adams, and more.

35+ pictures inside of the stars rehearsing for A Capitol Fourth concert… More Here! »

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Jordin Sparks Slams Audience for Disrespecting Performers

Jordin Sparks Slams Audience for Disrespecting Performers

Jordin Sparks and Amber Riley look great while stopping for pictures at the 2016 McDonald’s 365 Black Awards on Friday (July 1) in New Orleans, La.

The former Glee actress hosted the event alongside Lance Gross and they posed together on the carpet.

After the event, Jordin called out the audience for being disrespectful by using their phones throughout performances.

“It’s so frustrating when ppl have no respect 4 artists/audience members when they are on their phone during performances… on full brightness & then try 2 take pics with a flash. Come on now, we know how this works, we’ve had these smart phones for yrs now,” Jordin tweeted. “Don’t be rude. Have some respect 4 the performer up on the stage & the audience members actually trying 2 watch & pay attn or don’t come!”

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Amber Riley & Laura Carmichael Wow At The Olivier Awards 2016

Amber Riley & Laura Carmichael Wow At The Olivier Awards 2016

Amber Riley stuns everyone on the red carpet as she arrives for the 2016 Olivier Awards held at The Royal Opera House on Sunday evening (April 3) in London, England.

The 30-year-old actress was joined by Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael at the annual event, where they both presented awards.

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“Today was a whirlwind, but I had a great time at the #OlivierAwards! So honored they asked me to present,” Amber wrote on Twitter after the show.

10+ pics inside of Amber Riley and Laura Carmichael

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Amber Riley Recalls Her 'Dreamgirls' Audition For Effie

Amber Riley Recalls Her 'Dreamgirls' Audition For Effie

Amber Riley greets fans on her way out of the BBC Studios in London, England on Saturday morning (April 2).

The 30-year-old actress is out promoting her role as Effie in the upcoming Dreamgirls production.

“I went through vocal surgery, which I needed after years and years of singing and recording and tiring myself out. They found two nodules on my cords,” Amber recalled of her audition. “And, of course, a couple of weeks after that was done, they call and say: ‘Hey! They’d love you to come in and sing Effie White!!’”

They waited two weeks for Amber to audition for the role!

“I’m not sure if it’s life imitating art or art imitating life, but I understand something of what Effie was going through,” Amber added. “I do know being a black woman who is plus-sized in Hollywood, you’re going to face more rejection than acceptance.”

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Zendaya Says Odell Beckham, Jr. Is 'Auditioning' To Date Her

Zendaya Says Odell Beckham, Jr. Is 'Auditioning' To Date Her

Zendaya steps out in a red ensemble for the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress/singer was joined by Serayah, Amber Riley, Keke Palmer and Aja Naomi King.

Zendaya recently opened up about bringing New York Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. to a recent Grammy party and dating rumors.

“Here’s the thing, a couple of things, first of all it wasn’t really a date,” she explained. “We went to some events together, because we’re friends. We were with a group, we were with multiple people. I was with my stylist and everything like that.”

Zendaya added, “Even if it does progress, you gotta go through my dad first,. Just because you’re in the NFL, you killin’ stuff, that doesn’t mean you get to skip past pops. He’s not going to allow that to happen…He’s auditioning! Auditioning.”

FYI: Serayah is wearing a Loza Maleombho dress, Sophia Webster shoes, an Alex Woo necklace and Emm Kuo clutch. Zendaya wore a Thakoon polkadot jumpsuit. Zendaya is wearing a John Hardy bracelet.

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