• Pharrell on 'Despicable Me' Inspiration: 'I Would Have Never Written Any of These Songs' Without Movies
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    Kevin Polowy

    Pharrell on 'Despicable Me' Inspiration: 'I Would Have Never Written Any of These Songs' Without Movies

    Pharrell Williams is one of the most talented, one of the most successful, and one of the most groundbreaking recording artists in music today. The songs Pharrell has penned for the Minionverse include the ubiquitous 2013 smash hit “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and the five new tracks he lined up for the new threequel (include the singles “Yellow Light” and “There’s Something”). Just because “Happy” became a sensation three years ago inspiring countless imitations all over the globe, doesn’t mean Pharrell felt any pressure when it came to his next act.

  • 'Hidden Figures' Star Taraji P. Henson Almost Gave Up Acting for Electrical Engineering, Failed Her Way Back Into Performing
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    Kevin Polowy

    'Hidden Figures' Star Taraji P. Henson Almost Gave Up Acting for Electrical Engineering, Failed Her Way Back Into Performing

    Taraji P. Henson has come full circle. The 46-year-old actress broke down her ironic trajectory for Yahoo Movies while joined by her costars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, and film/music producer Pharrell Williams (watch above). Instead, Henson and a friend decided to attend an HBCU (historically black college/university) to study math and electrical engineering.

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