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In Theatres Now: Everything, Everything & Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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The long weekend is here!

If you’re looking to catch a new flick in theatres this weekend, here are the new movies that were released today (May 19):

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything stars The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg and Jurassic World‘s Nick Robinson, and is based off the bestselling book by Nicola Yoon.

The movie follows the love story between Maddy (Amandla), an 18-year-old girl whose illness prevents her from leaving the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly (Nick), the boy next door. Maddy and Olly bond by watching each other through their windows and talking by text, leading Maddy to yearn for more experiences in the outside world — even if it means losing everything.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul stars Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone, and is based off of Jeff Kinney‘s bestselling series. In the latest movie: “a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course – thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.”

What movie will YOU be watching this weekend?

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Amandla Stenberg Premieres ‘As You Are’ in New York City

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Actress Amandla Stenberg stepped out in New York City on Friday night (Feb 24) to premiere her new movie As You Are at the Village East Cinema.

The former Hunger Games star was joined at the premiere by co-stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Charlie Heaton, Owen Campbell and Madison Harrison, as they celebrated the release of their new film.

As You Are is set in the early 1990s, and explores the relationship between three teenagers through the memories they reveal during a police investigation.

As You Are is in theatres now!

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Celebrities Step Out for the Women’s March on Washington

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People from all over the world took to the streets on Saturday (January 21) to take part in the Women’s March on Washington.

Among those joining the walks in the U.S., Canada, and London were tons of celebrities, who participated in the march to help promote women’s rights, human rights, immigration reform and environmental protection.

Check out all the young hollywood stars who took part in the walk below!

NOTE: This post has been broken up into several pages to accomodate all the photographs featured.

Miley Cyrus

Kristen Stewart

Ariana Grande

Zendaya

Vanessa Hudgens

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Bella Thorne

Demi Lovato

Gina Rodriguez

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Zendaya, Amandla Stenberg & Gina Rodriguez Featured on Oprah’s “SuperSoul 100” List

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Actresses Zendaya, Amandla Stenberg and Gina Rodriguez are just a few of the 100 leaders who are featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list.

The list, which is divided into categories of Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Givers, Igniters and Teachers, features: “A collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.”

Here is why Amandla, Zendaya, and Gina were selected for the list:

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

Amandla Stenberg

Just last year, Amandla’s high school video history project she titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” went viral with nearly two million views, sparking a global conversation on cultural appropriation. She co-directed the “#BLACKGIRLMAGIC” video series for Teen Vogue and appeared on the magazine’s “Power Girls” issue in February. Amandla will star in the Fox 2000 film The Hate U Give, based on the young adult novel by Angela Thomas, which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. She is on the cover of Interview Magazine’s “The New Progressives” issue that salutes a wave of new activists changing the world for good.

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Zendaya

Multi-talented actress, platinum-selling recording artist, and newly announced COVERGIRL, Zendaya, is quickly becoming one of this generation’s most influential rising stars….The multi-faceted artist continues to grow as a prominent figure in the fashion world. Her ability to command a red carpet has earned her a reputation among fashion elite, garnering praise from the likes of InStyle, Elle, Glamour, W Magazine and more….Outside of entertainment, Zendaya is committed to a bevy of philanthropic work. She is an ambassador for Convoy of Hope, served as the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson last fall and has worked with Make-a-Wish Foundation and Keep A Child Alive.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Gina is a grand supporter of the Latino community and is actively involved with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, NCLR, CHCI, NALIP and Votolatino. Additionally, she recently established her We Will foundation, which is designed to focus on arts education and scholarship funding for the less fortunate, with the aim of empowering young woman.

You can check out the entire list here!


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Hailey Baldwin, Rowan Blanchard, Dakota Fanning & MORE Among Glamour’s ’54 Amazing Women’

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In the September 2016 issue of Glamour magazine, 54 incredible women from across America are featured, as they define themselves and what it means to be an amazing American woman today.

Among those featured on the list are actresses Rowan Blanchard, Amandla Stenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Kiernan Shipka, along with model Hailey Baldwin.

Here’s how these girls defined themselves:

Rowan Blanchard Glamour

Rowan Blanchard

“Rowan Blanchard wants to help other people, pretend to be other people, and become a flower child and move to the woods in this princess dress!”

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Kiernan Shipka

“Kiernan Shipka, a black belt in tae kwon do, jams to ‘Last Dance’ by Donna Summer on the daily and is always on the hunt for amazing food. She’s a teenage girl, figuring it out and having fun along the way.”

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Dakota Fanning

“Dakota Fanning loves karaoke and doesn’t eat fruit.”

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Hailey Baldwin

“Hailey Baldwin just wants to be Hailey, no matter how hard it is to look past what other people are saying in this social media age.”

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Amandla Stenberg

“Amandla Stenberg is a social activist, an artist, and a lover of the 2007 emo scene as well as Trader Joe’s cookies. She believes in finding beauty in your core first before you go out into the world.”

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Amandla Stenberg Opens Up on her Viral Hair Video in Teen Vogue’s February Issue

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Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is the latest star to be featured on the cover of Teen Vogue Magazine, where she opens up on everything from girl power to race and hair.

In her interview with Solange Knowles, Amandla talked about the viral success of her video Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows, which she made as a part of a school project.

Amandla said: “I really didn’t think it was going to be so controversial. And then to have the label of “revolutionary” pinned on you afterward felt really daunting.”

“I kind of had a moment with myself, like, ‘OK. Is this what you want to do? Do you actually want to talk about issues? Is it worth it?'” She continued. “There are still moments now where I’m like, ‘Whoa, this is a lot of pressure.’ But it’s worth it because when people come to me and say, ‘I’m more comfortable in my identity because of you,’ or ‘I feel like you’ve given me a voice,’ that’s the most powerful thing ever.”

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

When asked if she was tired of talking about her video, Amandla said: “Yo — yes! It’s so funny. I have many white friends who come up to me and they’re like, ‘Amandla, so this weekend I’m going to go out, and I was wondering if it’s OK if I could wear cornrows just on Saturday?’ [Laughs] I’m tired of talking about who can have whichever style. Because I’ve said my thing.”

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

“But I’m not tired of talking about hair in the sense of it being an empowering thing. I know when I used to chemically straighten mine, I did it because I wasn’t comfortable with my natural hair. I thought it was too poofy, too kinky. So for me, personally, when I started wearing it natural, it felt like I was blossoming because I was letting go of all the dead hair and all the parts of me that had rejected my natural state. But, you know, it’s not like that for all black girls. Some have their hair straight because that’s just how they like it, and it doesn’t mean that they accept themselves any less.”

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

“It was when I was 12 and I got cast in The Hunger Games, and people called me the N-word and said that the death of my character, Rue, would be less sad because I was black. That was the first moment I realized being black was such a crucial part of my identity in terms of the way that I was perceived and how it would affect any line of work that I wanted to pursue. I often find myself in situations where I am the token black person. It can feel like this enormous weight. I have definitely had moments when my hair felt too big or like I needed to make myself… Smaller and easier to digest. And that’s still something that I struggle with now, you know? But I think, honestly, social media has changed that in a lot of ways because in the past you could look only to movies or TV or music or celebrities in order to feel like you had representation. Now you can go on Instagram and you can see a girl who looks like you who is killing the game and expressing herself. Just being able to see that is so affirming.”

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

You can read more from Amandla’s interview here! Be sure to pick up the February issue of Teen Vogue for Amandla’s full feature.

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

Amandla Stenberg in Teen Vogue

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