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Pharrell Williams and His Wife Helen Lasichanh Welcomes Triplets

Now, Rocket (8-year-old son) of Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh has some related company that will keep him fully entertained. The flourishing duo has announced the arrival of triplets that has been added to the family’s foundation.

“The family is happy and healthy,” a rep for The Voice coach told TODAY.

As of now, there are no other deets following the great news that made its waves throughout the internet this morning.

Currently, Williams has been creating quite a buzz around the historic film Hidden Figures which has been receiving accolades from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and more.

The iconic creative has also shown his concern over Trump’s recent #MuslimBan as he took his feelings to Twitter.

Always promoting “unity” within his brand, it is clear that Skateboard P is not here for Donald Trump’s shenanigans.

Congrats go out to Pharrell and Helen on their bouncing new babies!

 

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Oscar Nominations 2017: Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Fences and more

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations have been announced and the nominees paired with Black Magic is astounding! Ending off the list were the picks for Best Picture which included Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Arrival, La La Land, Manchester of The Sea and more.

In total, a number of 7 African-Americans have been nominated for the iconic accolade.

The movie ‘Moonlight’ received a number of 8 nods. These nominations make Moonlight co-editor Joi McMillon the first African-American woman to be recognized by the Academy for editing and director Barry Jenkins only the fourth African-American to be nominated for “Best Director” (John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Steve McQueen were prior nominees). This is Joi’s first feature film and Barry’s second feature.

Written and directed by Jenkins, ‘Moonlight’ is having an incredible awards season. The film is the only release of 2016 that has topped over 300 Top 10 Lists praised by writers and critics nationwide. In addition to taking home “Best Motion Picture – Drama” at the Golden Globes earlier this month, Moonlight has earned six NAACP Image Award nominations, a Critics’ Choice Award, four Gotham Awards including “Best Picture,” a National Board of Review Award, three SAG nominations and much more.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air LIVE on ABC on Feb. 26.

Check out the complete list below:

Best picture:
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”

Lead actor:
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Lead actress:
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Supporting actress:
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best director:
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Animated feature:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia”

Animated short:
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper”

Adapted screenplay:
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”

Original screenplay:
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“20th Century Women”

Cinematography:
“Arrival”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”

Best documentary feature:
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“OJ: Made in America”
“13th”

Best documentary short subject:
“Extremist”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani My Homeland”
“The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film:
“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing”
“Timecode”

Best foreign language film:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Land of Mine”
“Tanna”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Film editing:
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”

Sound editing:
“Arrival”
“Deep Water Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”

Sound mixing:
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Rogue One”
“13 Hours”

Production design:
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail Caesar!”
“La La Land”
“Passengers”

Original score:
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”

Original song:
Audition
Can’t Stop the Feeling
City of Stars
Empty Chair
How Far I’ll Go

Makeup and hair:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”

Costume design:
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”

Visual effects:
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Jungle Book”
“Kubo”
“Rogue One”

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The Right Move: Janelle Monae Confirms Kim Burrell WILL NOT Be Performing On The Ellen Show!

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* Update * Ellen DeGeneres has also confirmed that Kim Burrell will not be appearing on the show.

She’s out! Kim Burrell’s homophobic got the gospel singer officially removed from performing alongside Pharrell on The Ellen Show.

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TMZ caught up with Janelle and asked her the million dollar question about Burrell performing and she confirmed that Burrell was indeed out.

“I don’t think she’s performing, she’s not performing! I am huge advocate for the other, and I don’t stand for any hate speech or anything that targets our fellow brothers and sisters in a negative way.”

The TMZ cameraman also asked if Burrell’s part on the song should be nixed? or if Janelle would ever perform with Burrell again? He got no reply on either question. Before the ax came down on Burrell’s performance both Pharrell and Janelle both spoke out issuing statements via social media about the issue.

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It was definitely the right move to make as hateful rhetoric should not be tolerated at any cost. The Ellen Show has yet to respond on the situation. We hope Kim learns from her huge mistake. On a positive note Hidden Figures is in theaters January 6th, we got a chance to see the inspirational tale early and it’s absolutely amazing. Janelle, Taraji and Octavia were absolutely shined in the film, so make sure you and the family see that and start your new year off with some inspiration.

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The Cast of Hidden Figures Takeover NYC For Premiere!

Saturday December 10th, at the SVA Theater in Chelsea NYC, the cast of the upcoming film Hidden Figures landed on the red carpet for the film’s premiere.

- New York, NY - 12/10/16 - 20th Century Fox Celebrates 'HIDDEN FIGURES' with Special New York Screening Brought to you by IBM. -Pictured: Cast -Photo by: Marion Curtis/Starpix -Location: SVA Theater
– New York, NY – 12/10/16 – 20th Century Fox Celebrates ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ with Special New York Screening Brought to you by IBM.
-Pictured: Cast
-Photo by: Marion Curtis/Starpix
-Location: SVA Theater

Stars of the film in attendance were Taraji P.Henson,Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Alis Hodge and Kimberly Quinn.

Taraji looking absolutely amazing, she graced the red carpet wearing a red Alexander Wang dress!

Our favorite FLY gal Janelle Monae loves a good pantsuit and she hit the red carpet wearing a Prabal Gurung metallic suit from their Resort 2017 Collection.

Also in attendance the film’s director Theodore Melfi, producer Mimi Valdes and Pharrell Williams who served as the film’s producer and music director.

It was night full of star power and of course tons of #BlackGirlMagic! Hidden Figures blasts into theaters December 25th, checkout the gallery below for more photos from the night.

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PHOTOS: Marion Curtis/Starpix

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Watch: Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams Perform “I See A Victory” On The ‘Tonight Show’

With the Hidden Figures: The Album soundtrack available for all to experience, Pharrell Williams and Kim Burrell took over the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon stage in support of the movie and music project with their soul-stirring hit song “I See A Victory.”

Take a look now as Kim stunned with her amazing vocals accompanied by a gospel choir and full band with a brass section.

‘Hidden Figures: The Album’ soundtrack is available HERE.

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Last Night in ATL: Janelle Monae, Pharrell, Usher, Jasmine Guy Da Brat & More Attend Hidden Figures Screening & Soundtrack Listening Party

Last night in Atlanta, celebrities and influencers first converged on Regal Cinemas, Atlanta Station where they got the opportunity to see the highly anticipated film Hidden Figures.

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) DJ Drama, Usher Raymond, Kwanza Hall, Janelle Monae, Pharrell Williams, and Kap G attends "Hidden Figures" advanced screening hosted by Janelle Monae & Pharrell Williams at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16 on November 16, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) DJ Drama, Usher Raymond, Kwanza Hall, Janelle Monae, Pharrell Williams, and Kap G attends “Hidden Figures” advanced screening hosted by Janelle Monae & Pharrell Williams at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16 on November 16, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

Following the screening, invited guests converged on Means Street Studios to attend a listening party for the Hidden Figures movie soundtrack, hosted by Dj Drama, Don Cannon and DJ Sense.

Notable guests that attended included star of the movie Janelle Monae,  producer and score composer Pharrell Williams, DC Young Fly, Usher, Da Brat, Jidenna, Kap G, Carl Payne, Big K.R.I.T., Ludacris, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Don Cannon, Lil Uzi Vert, Jasmine Guy, Dj Fadelf and Egypt Sherrod, Migos, Torion Sellers, Silento, & more.

To see all the photos from the amazing night checkout the full gallery below and go see Hidden Figures when it hits theaters for a limited run December 25th and nationwide January 6th,2017.

PHOTOS: Para Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox

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Pharrell Williams Releases New Song “Crave” From The ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack

Filling us with all types of soul, curator of the upcoming Hidden Figures film soundtrack (Dec. 9th), Pharrell Williams drops off yet another soulful tune titled “Crave.”

Check it out above.

In case you missed it, check out “Runnin'” & “Surrender” featuring Lalah Hathaway below:

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Watch The New Trailer For ‘Hidden Figures’ Starring Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe

Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe lead an all-star cast in Hidden Figures, based on the untold true story of three African-American women who were instrumental in helping NASA with one the greatest space operations in history.

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The movie can’t get here any sooner as we as a country need something to inspirational right now as we are still trying to wrap our minds around our 2016 Presidential Election results.

The film shines a tremendous spotlight on Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P.Henson) a brilliant mathematician, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and their important roles in helping the U.S. launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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The inspiring tale directed by Theodore Melfi also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Ariana Neal, Maria Howell, Jaiden Kaine, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Scott Michael Morgan,Lidya Jewett, Alkoya Brunson, Saniyaa Sidney.

The film also boasts an impressive score led by Pharrell Williams whom also produced the film alongside Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight) and Benjamin Wallfisch(12 Years A Slave). You can also now pre-order the film’s soundtrack here and it features new music from Pharrell, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Kim Burrell and more.

You can also catch the Facebook Live listening party for the Hidden Figures with Pharrell and Janelle Monáe tonight 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET on the official Hidden Figures Facebook page.

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Hidden Figures is in select theaters Christmas Day, and opens nationwide January 6th, 2017!

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Pharrell Shares Two New Songs “Runnin” and “I Surrender” FT. Lalah Hathaway Off The ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack [New Music]

Pharrell unveiled two new tracks “Runnin” and “I Surrender” featuring Lalah Hathaway today off the upcoming film Hidden Figures official soundtrack. The Grammy Award winning producer is not only a producer on the film but also a part of a great team responsible for the films score including the legendary Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight) and Benjamin Wallfisch (12 Years A Slave).

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The film itself tells the UNTOLD story of historic #BlackGirlMagic revolving around a trio of brilliant African-American women Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P.Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who were instrumental in the NASA mission that launched astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The songs perfectly capture the sound that was synonymous with the 1960’s. Listen to them both below:

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Hidden Figures is in theaters on Christmas Day!

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