Pics from Sparkle’s LA Premiere

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Pics from Sparkle’s LA Premiere
Posted by Wilson Morales

August 17, 2012

Last night, Black Hollywood came out in force to help celebrate the premiere of ‘Sparkle’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on in Hollywood, California.

The cast (Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green), director Salim Akil, screenwriter Mara Brock Akil, casting director Twinkie Byrd and executive producer Debra Martin Chase were in attendance.

Celebrities who were there included Amber Riley, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon, Bre’ly Evans, CeCe Winans, Cicely Tyson, costume designer Ruth E. Carter, Chelsea Kane, Elise, Neal, Garcelle Beauvais, Flex Alexander, Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, Goapele, Jenifer Lewis, Jennia Fredrique, hair stylist Kimberly Kimble, Smokey Robinson, Tasha Smith, Tyler Perry, Vivica A. Fox, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vanessa Bell Calloway, LisaRaye McCoy, Robert Townsend, Ray J, Naturi Naughton, Niecy Nash, Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Maya Gilbert, Michael Jai White, Mary Wilson, Kem Owens, Keke Palmer, Jojo and many more.

Opening nationwide on August 17th, Sparkle” tells the story of the title character; Sparkle, (Jordin Sparks) the youngest of three sisters and a music prodigy who struggles to becomes a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Sparkle is from an affluent Detroit area, naive to the unexpected experiences her new life will bring as she and her two sisters blossom into a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Red carpet pics via Frazier Harrison/ Frederic M. Brown/ Maury Phillips of Getty Images

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