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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.

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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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Monique Coleman, Serayah & Keke Palmer Go For Glam at NAACP Image Awards 2016

Monique Coleman, Serayah & Keke Palmer Go For Glam at NAACP Image Awards 2016

Monique Coleman gives off a warrior princess vibe on the red carpet as she arrives for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The former High School Musical actress hit the carpet with Keke Palmer, Amber Riley, Serayah, Bryshere Gray and Gina Rodriguez.

“The Image Awards are always my favorite to attend. The amount of love shown to each person that walked up to receive an award, or even just presenting just filled my heart with so much joy. It felt like a huge family reunion. I didn’t feel like people were sitting there unimpressed. I genuinely felt like everyone was so happy to see one another and see their peers succeeding. #blackexcellence,” Amber wrote on Twitter after the show and parties had wrapped up.

FYI: Monique wore a Galia Lahav dress with Rock & Republic shoes. Serayah wore a Philipp Plein dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Marcia Moran and Tara Hirschberg jewels and an Emmkou clutch. Keke wore an Atelier Swarovski cuff. Gina wore a SAFiYAA dress.

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Glee's Amber Riley to Star in London's 'Dreamgirls'

Glee's Amber Riley to Star in London's 'Dreamgirls'

Amber Riley will soon be playing one of the roles that she was without a doubt born to play – Effie in Dreamgirls!

The 29-year-old actress will perform in a production set to his London’s West End at the end of the year, according to the Daily Mail.

Effie is the role that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar in 2007 and Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award in 1982. It’s a role that Amber knows well as she performed two of the character’s songs on Glee. Watch below!

Dreamgirls will start performances in November 2016 and it will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who has helmed the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and Something Rotten. Since the show has not been seen on Broadway since 1987, we hope it transfers to New York after the run in London!


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Amber Riley Stars As Addaperle In 'The Wiz Live' Tonight!

Amber Riley Stars As Addaperle In 'The Wiz Live' Tonight!

Amber Riley is just hours away from making her TV debut as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North in The Wiz Live on NBC!

“I’m more excited. You know what I am nervous about though? My wig! If that thing flies off… There’s nothing I could really do about it. It just is what it is,” the 29-year-old former Glee star shared with Playbill about the live show.

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The show is a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with an African-American cast.

The Wiz Live airs TONIGHT, December 3rd @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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Amber Riley Transforms Into Addaperle For 'The Wiz Live' - See The Pics!

Amber Riley Transforms Into Addaperle For 'The Wiz Live' - See The Pics!

Check out Amber Riley as Addaperle, the good witch for The Wiz Live!

The 29-year-old actress will star in the live production on NBC with Queen Latifah, Uzo Abuda and Common.

Just this week, Amber stopped by AOL Build to chat up the program which airs on Thursday, December 3rd.

“It’s awesome. Stepping into some big shoes!” Amber dished at the event.

Watch the latest trailer for The Wiz Live below and remember to tune in!


The Wiz Live! – Get Ready for the Live Event of the Season on December 3!

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Amber Riley Lands Role in 'The Wiz Live!'

Amber Riley Lands Role in 'The Wiz Live!'

Amber Riley will be joining the cast of The Wiz Live! on NBC!

The 29-year-old Glee star will be taking on the role of Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba also joined the cast as Glinda.

“We look forward to showcasing the amazing musical talents of Amber, and we are eager to introduce Uzo’s remarkable singing voice for those who know her solely as an extraordinary dramatic actress,” Wiz executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement to Essence, who broke the news.

The show will air on December 3!

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