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Posted in Anika Noni Rose, Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg on November 2, 2010 by fadedblog

A special group of women have been selected for Essence magazine’s December issue, on newsstands November 12.

The cast of Tyler Perry‘s new movie For Colored Girls graces the cover in an array of colourful gowns.

Thandie Newton (orange), Kimberly Elise (silver), Phylicia Rashad (peach), Anika Noni Rose (yellow), Kerry Washington (blue), Loretta Devine (green), Janet Jackson (red), Tessa Thompson (purple) and Whoopi Goldberg (white) sat for the exclusive portrait for the magazine’s 2010 Hot List issue.

Anika (of Princess and the Frog fame) says she has high hopes for the movie, which is adapted from playwright Ntozake Shange‘s 1974 Broadway hit for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.

“I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses,” she says. “I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren’t slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans.”



Posted in Estelle, Gabrielle Union, Gayle King, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Wendy Williams on September 13, 2010 by fadedblog

Naomi Campbell was honored by Essence magazine today (September 13) at its Fierce & Fabulous Awards luncheon in New York City.

The 40-year-supermodel’s Fashion for Relief foundation has donated millions to benefit Haiti and to support Hurricane Katrina victims, and she was among several women being praised as Visionaries, Innovators, Artists and “She-roes.”

Other famous females being honored included talk show host Wendy Williams, Viola Davis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and gospel duo Mary Mary.

Celebrity attendees at the event included Estelle, Gabrielle Union, Gayle King and Kerry Washington.

Presenter Sherri Shepherd tweeted: “Sherri Shepherd: “I don’t care what anyone says Naomi Campbell is friggin GORGEOUS! Now the temper … That’s another story. Lovin being at Essence luncheon.”