The ‘SPARKLE’ cast make their NY debut at Tribeca Grand Hotel in Soho
(NEW YORK) August 15, 2012 – 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, executive producer Debra Martin Chase and Sony Pictures SVP DeVon Franklin. A slew of celebrities hit the carpet as well: Russell Simmons, Gabby Sidibe, Olympic medalist Cullen Jones, Stephen Baldwin, Valerie Simpson, June Ambrose, Rutina Wesley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Q Parker, Adrienne Bailon, AJ Calloway and pop/R&B newcomer Austin Brown.
‘SPARKLE’ opens nationwide on August 17 – www.sparkle-movie.com
Photos: Jerome Shaw
Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter Mike Epps
Derek Luke with wife Sophia
Jordin Sparks Gabby Sidibe and friend Austin Brown
Debra Martin Chase June Ambrose
Cullen Jones S. Epatha Merkerson
Rutina Wesley Q Parker and Jordin Sparks DeVon Franklin & AJ Calloway
And three blocks away at the BET Music Matters Showcase…
Austin Brown tears up the stage at Santos Party House for the BET Music Matters Showcase.
Austin Brown (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.
Photos: Pete Monsanto
Angela Simmons & Austin Brown The main event. Austin performs ‘Menage a Trois’
BET music exec Kelly G with Austin Brown Sister 2 Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown and friends