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Celebs Hit the Carpet for ‘SPARKLE’ NY Premiere; Austin Brown @ BET Music Matters Showcase

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Posted August 15, 2012 by The Candace B in Entertainment

Busy night in NYC last night! First, Tri Star Pictures hosted a red carpet screening of the upcoming ‘SPARKLE’ film at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Soho. The cast was on hand: Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and executive producer Debra Martin Chase. A slew of celebrities hit the carpet as well: Russell Simmons, Gabby Sidibe, Olympic medalist Cullen Jones, Steven Baldwin, Valerie Simpson, June Ambrose, Rutina Wesley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Q Parker, Adrienne Bailon, and pop/R&B newcomer Austin Brown.

And speaking of Austin Brown, the “Backpack Kids” singer (who’s the son of Rebbie Jackson and managed by Jermaine Dupri) took the stage at Santos Party House after the ‘SPARKLE’ premiere to perform his single “Menage a Trois” at the BET Music Matters Showcase. Attendees such as Angela Simmons, BET music exec Kelly G and Sister 2 Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown were on hand to check out the emerging artist. For more on Austin Brown, visit www.austinbrown.com.

‘SPARKLE’ opens nationwide on August 17 – www.sparkle-movie.com

Photos: Jerome ShawSparkle premiere; Pete MonsantoBET Music Matters showcase | Announcement provided by the 135th Street Agency

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Celebs Hit the Carpet for ‘SPARKLE’ NY Premiere; Austin Brown @ BET Music Matters Showcase


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Candace is Publisher of Sister Girl News and the co-Host of the Sister Girl News Radio Show. She is an active member of the Atlanta business community; serving on several boards and participating in many local, regional and national organizations. As the Publisher of Sister Girl News she strives to help readers explore new and exciting topics on women and the issues that effect their lives. Please reach out to Candace by email at Candace@SisterGirlNews.com.

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