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Hailey Bieber & Selena Gomez Hug It Out at Academy Museum Gala!

WATCH |These delicious line of drinks honor West African traditions with a twist!

This week on Shop Essence Live in partnership with New Voices Foundation, we feature Berry Bissap founder Akua Netty who created this incredible line of Bissap drinks. Bissap is a refreshing, popular West African spiced hibiscus tea that originated from Senegal, but is now a staple in all of West Africa. Berry Bissap sources their hibiscus and spices straight from Northern Ghana. Watch the video to see the full line of flavors and to hear their inspiring story.

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WATCH | The Cast of Why Did I Get Married' 15 Years Later

Tyler Perry brought his hit play, “Why Did I Get Married” to the big screen with a knockout cast including Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, and Jill Scott back in 2007. Since then, there have been several sequels with those same familiar faces. Here’s a look at them then and now.

Dove Cameron Is Among 17 First Time MTV EMA Nominees

  • Dove Cameron and 16 other artists were just nominated for their first MTV EMAs! – Just Jared
  • Sydney Sweeney has a major new role coming up – Lainey Gossip
  • Chris Colfer threw shade at his Glee co-star Lea Michele – Just Jared
  • There have been quite a few actors who have been injured on set – J-14
  • This The Big Bang Theory star is expecting her first baby! – Popsugar
  • The most streamed shows on Netflix have been revealed as a new series enters the list – Just Jared

Fans Noticed That King Charles Has a Photo of Meghan and Harry Up at Buckingham Palace

Looks like King Charles is keeping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry top of mind as he starts his official duties as monarch. Fans spotted a picture of the couple on display at Buckingham Palace during Charles’ recent meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss, which is visible in a video shared by ITV producer Lizzie Robinson. (It’s all the way on the left!)

Emily Ratajkowski leaves little to the imagination in nearly-naked fishnet dress


Emily Ratajkowski wore a sparkling fishnet frock to Wednesday’s W party.

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Emily Ratajkowski wore a sparkling fishnet frock to Wednesday’s W party.

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'Deadpool' star T.J. Miller: Ryan Reynolds reached out after I said he was 'mean'

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WATCH | Angela Bassett And Courtney B. Vance Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

Congratulations are in order for this Hollywood power couple! On October, 12. 1997, Angela Bassett and Coutney B. Vance tied the knot. The college sweethearts met while students at the Yale School of Drama. Here’s a look at their love through the years.

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WATCH | U.S. Politicians of Afro-Latin Heritage Who Are Breaking Barriers

These eight elected officials with Latin American roots are making sure their communities are represented politically. Here’s what to know about Grace Diaz, Ritchie Torres, Candace Valenzuela, Adriano Espaillat, Kristine Reeves, Antonio Delgado, Julia Mejia and Maxwell Alejandro Frost.

Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid Actor in ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise, Dies at 72

Robbie Coltrane, who played the lovable half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” franchise, has died, his agency WME confirmed to Variety. He was 72.

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WATCH | 'Lady Sings The Blues' Turns 50 With A Lasting Impact

Starring entertainment icons Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor “Lady Sings the Blues,” tells the story of the troubled, yet talented singer, Billie Holiday. The film’s impact lives on decades later with adaptations on screen and on the stage including stars such as Audra McDonald and Andra Day.

WATCH | Paint The Polls Black: What You May Not Know About Stacey Abrams

For this election season, we’re highlighting candidates in notable races throughout the country.

WATCH | The Receipts: Amara La Negra

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Our Essence Staff sound-off about their culture, heritage, and deep pride in being Afro Latina.

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WATCH | How To Travel With Carry-On Luggage

Overpacking is a problem that many travelers experience. Avoid becoming a ‘ Bag Lady’ by using these 3 methods for packing and traveling light.

Hailey Bieber & Selena Gomez Hug It Out at Academy Museum Gala!

Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber are embracing!

The 30-year-old Only Murders in the Building star and the 25-year-old model both went to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 2nd Annual Gala, Presented by Rolex on Saturday night (October 15) in Los Angeles.

And now, there are new pictures of the two hugging each other inside of the event.

Check out the photos…

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