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  • Janelle Monáe breaks down in tears during emotional live-stream: ‘I'm not going to be able to get through this song’

    “I’m going to need your help to get me through this. This is a lot," Monáe told her fans during her live-streamed concert for Verizon's "Pay It Forward Live."

  • Watch Janelle Monáe's live-stream concert from her home for Verizon's 'Pay It Forward Live'

    "Pay It Forward Live" continues Thursday, April 30 with a performance by the Grammy-nominated star direct from her home at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.

  • ‘Homecoming’ Season 2 First Trailer: Janelle Monáe Leads a New Mystery

    The first teaser for Season 2 of "Homecoming" reveals a sense of unease — even if we aren't clear on where the story will go.

  • From 'Parasite' history to Eminem's surprise, 'Irishman' losses to 'Cats' comeback: The highs, lows and head-scratchers of the 2020 Oscars

    "Parasite" made history at the 92nd Academy Awards; Steve Martin, Chris Rock and a couple stars of "Cats" brought the laughs; and Eminem brought down the house.

  • Non-hosts Steve Martin and Chris Rock open 2020 Oscars with jaw-dropping vagina monologue

    Janelle Monáe kicks off show with bonkers song featuring Billy Porter and dancing Jokers, while former hosts Martin and Rock kill with Hollywood-skewering one-liners.

  • Janelle Monáe Reveals She's Recovering from Mercury Poisoning After Eating a Pescatarian Diet

    Janelle Monáe Reveals She's Recovering from Mercury Poisoning

  • ‘Sesame Street’ 50th Anniversary: Here Are 21 of the Cutest Celebrity Guest Appearances (Photos)

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of iconic children’s program on Sunday, here is a list of some of the absolute cutest and most heartwarming celebrity guest appearances on “Sesame Street.” There are far too many to list them all  — 650 in total — but here is a smattering of our favorites, from John Krasinski helping Murray define the word “soggy,” to Julie Andrews helping Kermit the Frog sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” Catch a bunch more celebrity guests including Sterling K. Brown and Elvis Costello on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. during HBO’s “Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration,” hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.John KrasinskiThe “Office” star came on “Sesame Street” in 2011 to help Murray define the word “soggy” — hint, it means very wet. Little did Krasinski know, he would become the example of what a soggy thing looks like when he gets sprayed with a surprise blast of water from an elephant’s trunk. The best part is the into-the-camera look of defeat Krasinski gives at the end, “The Office” style.Steve CarellAnother star of “The Office” came on the show in 2012 to explain what the word “vote” means by asking Abby Cadabby and Elmo to vote for their favorite snack foods. Spoiler: they choose the last-minute third party candidate, pizza.Lupita Nyong’o“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street” in 2014 to help Elmo define the word “skin,” which Elmo discovers he has for the first time underneath his red fur. It’s a very touching moment.Ed SheeranThe “Shape of You” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2015. He and the Muppets sang a pretty adorable song called “Two Different Worlds” about how to behave at school vs. at home.Julia RobertsThe “Mystic Pizza” star came on the show in 1990 to demonstrate the meaning of the word “afraid,” but every time Elmo tries to scare her, he just makes her laugh because of his impossible cuteness. Go figure.Mark RuffaloNext time you’re having a bad day, play this video. Ruffalo, who plays “The Hulk” in “The Avengers” franchise, explained the meaning of the word “empathy” to Murray in a 2011 appearance. But in order to help Murray understand what he’s talking about, Ruffalo tells him the story of how he lost his favorite teddy bear, which leads the two collapse into a fuzzy puddle of tears. If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, you might need to check your own empathy levels.Adam SandlerThe “Happy Gilmore” star visited Sesame Street in 2009, and he brought his guitar with him. As he makes up a song about Elmo, the two brainstorm different words that rhyme with the fuzzy lil’ guy’s moniker, such as bell-mo, smell-mo, and farewell-mo. This one is also particularly cute because you can tell how much fun Sandler is genuinely having.Michelle ObamaThe former first lady came on “Sesame Street” in 2014 to convince Grover why he should eat a healthy breakfast every morning… but little did she know that in all his excitement, he would end up eating hers.Bill HaderThe “Trainwreck” star came on the show in 2015 to define the word “grouchy.” To get him in the spirit, Elmo and Murray present him with some of his biggest pet peeves: cereal with no milk, when a woodchuck wears his favorite hat, and of course, veggies dancing the polka.Zach GalifianakisThe “Hangover” star came on the show in 2015 to learn what the word “nimble” means. Murray explains it to him by unleashing a piranha muppet so that Zach runs away — nimbly! — to avoid being bitten.Queen Latifah The “Last Holiday” actress visited “Sesame Street” in 1992 to do an extremely hip hip-hop number about the letter O with a little help from some Muppets.Aziz AnsariThe “Master of None” star and Grover wear chicken suits to explain the meaning of the word “ridiculous” in a 2014 appearance. It is exactly that, but in the best possible way.Bruno Mars The “Uptown Funk” singer visited “Sesame Street” way back in 2011 to sing a surprisingly catchy song about the importance of not giving up.Julie AndrewsThe “Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins” star visited “Sesame Street” in 1973 for what may just take the cake as the most heartwarming celebrity appearance of them all.  She starts by dancing onto the iconic street with a bunch of well-choreographed trash cans, only to be surprised by Oscar the Grouch. Then she makes small talk with Big Bird and helps Kermit sing “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” To thank her, Kermit gives her some roses — which the Cookie Monster promptly gobbles up.Tyra BanksThe supermodel visited in 2014 to sing the ABC song with Abby Cadabby — until the letter Z comes and interrupts them to complain about how his letter doesn’t get enough credit.Jason AlexanderThe “Seinfeld” star stumbles across Big Bird and a group of kids while waiting for his bus into the city on “Sesame Street” in 1996. While teaching them how to play a game that involves jumping up and down, turning around, and then falling down, he gets so distracted that misses his bus. Totally worth it.Buzz AldrinThe famous astronaut visited “Sesame Street” in 2005 to talk about outer space with a little boy named Alex, who declares that one day when he’s an astronaut, he’ll have a shirt just like Buzz’s when he comes to “Sesame Street.”Maya AngelouThe late poet, singer, and civil rights activist visited “Sesame Street” in 1996 to sing a song with Elmo and two kids named Lexi and Carlo about being proud of their names.Benedict CumberbatchThe “Sherlock” actor visited the show in 2014, where Murray decided to rename himself “Murray-arty” and become Cumberbatch’s new nemesis. In a truly mind-bending challenge, Cumberbatch enlisted the help of The Count to figure out how many apples and oranges are on the table in front of them.Janelle MonaeThe “Dirty Computer” singer visited in 2014 to sing a song called “The Power of Yet,” all about continuing to try even when things don’t work out the first time.John MayerWhen the “Gravity” singer visited “Sesame Street” in 2009, he declared one thing for certain — “Nothing cute is about to happen.” Elmo agreed. But soon their resolve is broken and cuteness ensues when the pair slowly turn to each other and have a nice hug. Read original story ‘Sesame Street’ 50th Anniversary: Here Are 21 of the Cutest Celebrity Guest Appearances (Photos) At TheWrap

  • First Look: See the Canine Cast Starring in the Live-Action Lady and the Tramp Remake

    The live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, which is available Nov. 12 only on Disney+, features rescue dogs voiced by human celebrities

  • Bella Thorne comes out as pansexual — like these other celebrities

    Bella Thorne opened up about her sexuality in a new interview, revealing for the first time that she identities as pansexual. Here are other celebrities who have also come out as pansexual.

  • 'Homecoming': Janelle Monáe to Succeed Julia Roberts in Season 2

    Actress-singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) has been tapped to succeed Julia Roberts in Season 2 of Amazon's Homecoming, TVLine has learned. Monáe plays a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is. As previously reported, Roberts, who never intended to […]

  • Janelle Monáe performs “Make Me Feel” at 2019 Grammys: Watch

    She added lines from "Pynk" and "Django Jane" as well.

  • Janelle Monáe throws a stylish party in new “Crazy, Classic, Life” video: Watch

    A futuristic clip taken from her Dirty Computer - Emotion Picture short film.

  • Janelle Monáe urges fans to vote against those supporting the 'Abuser of Power in Chief'

    "I'm begging you to vote for somebody that wants to see this country work for all of us and not just some of us," the diva said onstage Saturday at the New Orleans Voodoo festival.

  • Janelle Monáe Joins Disney’s ‘Lady And The Tramp’ Reboot With Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux

    Singer and actress Janelle Monáe is joining the voice cast of Disney’s upcoming reboot of <em>Lady And The Tramp</em>, I understand. <em>Hidden Figures</em> and <em>Moonlight</em> star Monáe will voice the role of Peg, the wise-cracking friend of Lady, who is being played by Monae’s close friend Tessa Thompson. Peggy Lee voiced Peg in the 1955 original. Justin Theroux is voicing Tramp, while additional casting includes Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Benedict Wong, Ashley Jensen and Yvette Nicole…

  • Janelle Monae Joins Harriet Tubman Biopic and ‘UglyDolls’ Voice Cast (EXCLUSIVE)

    Janelle Monae is joining the cast of Focus Features’ “Harriet,” a new biopic chronicling the life of Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo as the heroic abolitionist. Monae is also starring in the STX animated movie “UglyDolls” and is expected to perform original songs for the film. Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, […]

  • People were not happy about Janelle Monáe's sexy performance on 'The Voice'

    Janelle Monáe ruffled some feathers with her provocative performance on "The Voice" on Tuesday night.

  • Janelle Monáe shocks ‘Voice’ viewers with sexy, Princely performance

    If only the contestants on this lackluster "Voice" season could be so electrifying and risk-taking.

  • Janelle Monáe: 'I Am Very Proud to Be a Queer, Young, Black Woman in America'

    The singer opened up on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ about coming out as pansexual.

  • Janelle Monae Comes Out As 'Pansexual'

    The 'I Like That' singer says she is 'open to learning more' about who she is.

  • Janelle Monáe announces Dirty Computer tour dates, plus video for “I Like That”: Watch

    The 28-date tour kicks off in Seattle on June 11th and runs into early August, culminating with a date in Monáe's hometown of Atlanta.