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6 Women Who Deserve Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Today (June 21), Jennifer Lopez's work in the entertainment industry was cemented (literally) with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The triple threat star braved the California sun in a Christian Dior top and coral skirt as she was recognized for her contributions to music. With boyfriend Casper Smart, ex-husband Marc Anthony and twins Emme and Max there to support, the Bronx native held back tears as she reflected on her journey.

“This all feels kind of surreal… I’m a lucky girl. My dream was always to entertain…I just wanted to be good at what I did. This landmark moment inspires me to work harder and dream bigger for all that is the future. I hope you feel as I do that it was all worth it, and I hope that I have touched your hearts even in a small way. Jenny From the Block has a new address… on the boulevard of dreams!”

Dozens of celebrities are awarded the same honor each year. Despite the number of stars in the tens of thousands, there are still a bevy of entertainers who have yet to be recognized. Click through the pages for six women we think deserve a star of their own.

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Beyonce

She already has a star with her Destiny's Child cohorts, but King Bey is more than worthy of a star all her own. Just north of 30 years old, this living icon has accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Mother. Philanthropist. Writer. Actress. Sex symbol. Angelina does it all and still manages to stay on the Hollywood radar. With a Golden Globe and Oscar under her belt, Angelina's film roles and off screen persona continue to inspire everyday.

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Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Often dubbed the sidekick or supporting player, people forget that Devine has steadily worked in Hollywood for over 30 years. With roles like Lorell in Dreamgirls and Gloria in Waiting to Exhale, the veteran actress has conquered stage, film and television.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

She's notorious for denying her own star, but it's that same humility that makes her so deserving. Her career spans decades and she always manages to choose the best movie roles. Can she do wrong?

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

She may seem over the top at times, but Mariah is an entertainment force to be reckoned with. Almost 25 years since her debut, the former American Idol judge continues to top the charts.

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

She may be gone, but her impact on pop music lives on forever. Despite the constant drama surrounding her personal life, Whitney still knew how to tear down a stage.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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