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PROMO RUNS: Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett & More At The “Betty & Coretta” PREMIERE + More Promo Stops

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Screen legends Angela Bassett and Ruby Dee were joined by international superstar Mary J. Blige at the "Betty & Coretta" premiere in New York City last night.  See more pics from the red carpet event inside...

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Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige attended the premiere of 'Betty & Coretta' at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City last night.

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Mary is one of the film's producers which chronicles the lives of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King following the deaths of their husbands.

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The film kicks off Lifetime's Black History month celebration.

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Screen legend Ruby Dee serves as the film's narrator.

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Malik Yoba plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film.

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Mary and Angela posed on the red carpet Lindsay Owen Pierre (who played Malcolm X),  Lifetime SVP Original Movies Tanya Lopez and producer Larry Sanitsky.


Before heading to her screening last night:

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Mary J. Blige stopped by "106 & PARK" to promote the film and chat with hosts Bow Wow and Paigion.

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Also, Mary revealed to Blackfilm.com that her next film will be Kasi Lemmons‘ musical ‘Black Nativity’ which also stars Angela Bassett.  She says about her role, “I play Platinum Fro and she’s an angel.”   Nice!

And in case you missed it......

Both Angela and Mary appeared on "The View" recently and they discussed what they learned about the phenomenal women they played during the making of the film.  And yes, Angela confirms there IS a script for Waiting To Exhale 2.  But, she has no idea when/if it will be shot.


“Betty & Coretta” premieres February 2 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Photos via Kyle Blair/WENN.com and INF/John Ricard



i was suppose to go to that

i was suppose to go to that premier. & the NAACP events pop off this week too... Damn this Flu!!! :(
RO's picture

Ruby Dee is such an ICON, I

Ruby Dee is such an ICON, I remember all those old films she used to do with her husband the LATE GREAT, Ossie Davis! I look foward to the Ang's & Mary's new Lifetime movie, Malcolm X, is one of my favorite activist!
tori's picture

mary looks pretty...i cant

mary looks pretty...i cant believe Beyonce will use racing cars to begin her performance at the superbowl..i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

Angela looks beautiful but

Angela looks beautiful but her shoes and panty hose are throwing off her entire look....#hatepantyhose.
Lola's picture

Mary is aging badly

Mary is aging badly
Somerknight's picture

Sho is....and Angela is

Sho is....and Angela is looking very hard in the face in a few of those pics!
star's picture

Actually, MJB looks better

Actually, MJB looks better now than 15 years ago......YOU better make an eye appointment @ Pearl Vision (3 pair for $99)..............
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

Natasha, not to tell you how

Natasha, not to tell you how to do your job but you have readers in many different countries and it would be nice if you could upload videos that are able to be viewed outside of the U.S. Please and thank you.
TK's picture

I don't like Paigon. I will

I don't like Paigon. I will watch this movie though and I am crossing my fingers that Mary did a decent job.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

Mary J. is sober b/c her

Mary J. is sober b/c her EYEBALLS aren't Blinking outta control
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

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