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Jordin Sparks, Angela Simmons, A Ring Flashing Nene Leakes & MORE GET FAB For Debra Lee's Pre-BET Awards Dinner

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As the 2013 BET Awards Weekend celebration continues, Debra Lee hosted a slew of celebrities for a pre-awards dinner Saturday night that brought out Nene Leaks, Jordin Sparks, Angela Simmons and many more.  See the pics inside...

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Newly re-married "Glee" and "RHOA" star Nene Leakes was among the celebs who attended the Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner Hosted By Debra L. Lee at Milk Studios in Los Angeles last night. 

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Nene brought along her "I Dream of Nene" co-star and husband twice over Gregg Leakes as she was quick to display her 10-carat diamond wedding band and 15.2-carat ring.  Wowzers! 

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Singer Jordin Sparks rocked a body hugging black ensemble with hot pink sandals.

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Jay Ellis of BET's "The Game" popped up on the carpet.

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Singer Elle Varner, who hosted BET's rooftop pool party on Friday, worked a purple sequined dress.   

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She posed it up alongside Jordin and Michelle Williams on the grey carpet.

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Michelle Williams recently released her new "If We Had Your Eyes" single.  And spent some time promoting it at the dinner:

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She attended with songwriter and producer Harmony Samuels.

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Angela Simmons wore an interesting outfit complete with geometric shapes and sparkling pumps.

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Russell Simmons was also spotted at dinner.

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And he has a NEW model girlfriend!  We're shocked because the dark-brown sister is a big departure from the type of model we normally see Uncle Russell with....

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"RHOA" star Cynthia Bailey, who posed with husband Peter Bailey, recently disclosed that she'll be undergoing surgery on the next season of the series.  And she's keeping her mystery ailment to herself until then...

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While on the carpet, Michelle got a kiss on the cheek from the original-Shaft star Richard Roundtree.  It looks like Richard is still a ladies' man.....

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Sitcom chick Tichina Arnold smiled for the cameras while rocking a gorgeous tan.

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Best-selling author Tyrese posed with his artist Lyndriette Kristal Smith.  Wouldn't be surprised if these two pop up "dating" soon.

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Soul Ties star Leon (the father of Cynthia Bailey's daughter) was seen at the party.   

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TV personality Wayne Brady posed alongside "Apollo Live" judge Doug E. Fresh.

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"The Real" co-host Adrienne Bailon wore a sexy body hugging black dress.  She's got this booty pose down to a tee doesn't she?

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MC Lyte has signed on for a new BET reality series called "Hip Hop Sisters."  Still thinking on whether we'll be catching that...

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"Army Wives" star Ashanti wore a snakeskin cutout dress.  And chick looked hot.  Loving this dress.  She attended with her sister Shia who was...more covered up than usual.

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Singer Stephen Marley wore a floral print blazer.  And only he could pull it off.

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BET exec Louis Carr kept it dapper.


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Chris Tucker will host the 2013 BET Awards later tonight. We hope he's funny because dude has been MIA for a minute...

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KeKe Palmer kept it grown and sexy for the cameras.  Loving this new image of hers.

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Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie wore a striking white off-the shoulder dress.

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Nelly, who just dropped the "Get Like Me" single, was also there to play co-host of the event.

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"Raising Whitley" star Kim Whitley threw up the deuces in her blue lace dress.

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Producer Future dressed up a pair of boots with a fitted shirt.  This guy though...

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Comedian Sherri Shepherd arrived with husband Lamar Sally.  She will be starring with Chris Rock in his next film Finally Famous.


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Judge Greg Mathis was there for the festivities.

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"Being Mary Jane" producer Mara Brock Akil attended and looked to be almost makeup free.  We love when fab chicks show their natural gorgeousness.

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"The Game" star Hosea Chanchez sported a full beard.  Is he going through something?

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Laila Ali looked amazing as a lady in coral.

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Vanessa Bell Calloway rocked an animal-print dress.

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"Let's Stay Together" star Erica Hubbard lit up the place with all these sparkles.

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Actress Demetria McKinney was also there.

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"Bad" singer Tiara Thomas walked the press line.  Hope she didn't run into Wale.  Dude is still pressed and emotional over her leaving his almost-deal with her..

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"Glamorous Life" drummer Sheila E looked amazing.  She tore down a few parties over the weekend for BET.

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Holly Robinson Peete was there with husband Rodney.

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Ashanti posed for a few shots with Holly Robinson Peete.  Pretty ladies!

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"The Client List" star Loretta Devine walked the silver carpet.

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Producer Debra Martin Chase smiled for the photographers.

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"Let's Stay Together" actress Nadine Ellis attended.  


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R&B veteran Ron Isley posed with his much younger wife Kandy Isley.  No surprises there.


Watch Nene showing off her wedding ring and other arrivals here:


Photogs: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photography, PCN




That's not Stephen Marley,

That's not Stephen Marley, that's Bazaar Royale. He's married to Beverly Bond.

shes lucky first a t.v show

shes lucky first a t.v show then her beautiful wedding.... now she has a new hair care product out ??????
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You're talking about Nene

You're talking about Nene right?! I thought I was the only one that heard about that! The other day I was in Harlem I got some free samples of hair products called NeNe's secret, and I was actually thinking whether it was hers...
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OKAY JORDIN SPARKS YOU BETTER WORK OUT!! THOSE PINK SHOES ARE A LITTLE BIT OF LIFE!!! This is the cutest I've ever seen Michelle Williams..just saying..I can tell Nene is in serious love..cute...and Ashanti ummm I like that dress but that hair is always off to me. MORE IMPORTANTLY WHY IS ADRIENNE BAILON THERE???????? THIS GIRL IS THE BIGGEST GROUPIE EVER!!
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Uncle Russ girl is bangin.

Uncle Russ girl is bangin. MC Lite looks strange in that outfit. Lisa Leslie is stunning. Thanks,,,,thats all.
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Ashanti and Keke Palmer owned

Ashanti and Keke Palmer owned their looks.
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Everyone looks nice and it

Everyone looks nice and it looks like a successful eventful weekend.☺
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keke Palmer look like she 35

keke Palmer look like she 35 years old

Nene dear, that under-the-eye

Nene dear, that under-the-eye concealer is ALL wrong. It is glowing. I like Jordin Sparks' shoes. Sherri Shepherd's husband, Lamar Sally, obviously got dressed in the dark. Ladies, stop wearing that ugly black nail polish (MC Lyte). Black nail polish doesn't look good on anybody. These are some of the worst red carpet (i.e. gray carpet) photos that I have seen in a long time. No one appears to have a stylist on the payroll. The ladies seem to be doing their own make-up and it shows. SMH
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how does Adrienne Bailon keep

how does Adrienne Bailon keep getting invited to these events??!

I think she hears by word of

I think she hears by word of mouth and shows up dressed. She's soooo irrelevant.
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Ashanti that wig

Ashanti that wig tho....McLyte and Stephen Marley....NO!.........Holly looks like she's done some recent injections...No Likey...And I also hate her hairstyle...Judge Mathis where's your wife?...trying to pose like a single youngin..Man have a few seats...And Nene is starting to get that weird face from TOO much injectables, girl stop!.....Angela is giving me the socialite, Denise Rich, making this look for her TOO old.........And Sheri...Just LOL
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The statement that you made

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lighten-up...don't make Jesus

lighten-up...don't make Jesus hold u down & mouth pump your face w/ his hairy Arab Dong..........
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As for this conduct that has

As for this conduct that has continued to go unchecked on this site by "Jesus H. Christ," there's going to be an end to it. First thing Monday morning, I will be contacting the appropriate law enforcement and women's safety officials to monitor and review the consistent sociopathic behavior of this user, as well as this particular statement above and others noted around the site: all of which threaten to forcibly rape a member of the site or a subject of a blog post. The commentary and tone set forth by this user has not just been "distasteful" or "offensive" (as there's no crime against merely distasteful speech), but it has indeed articulated intent to sexually violate members of this site and parties discussed in the blog herein. The statement shown above is one such example. Not only will we be using the statement above when we submit this site & user for IP address, location, and computer tracking, we will be coagulating ALL statements made by this user to the same effect. To everyone else who uses this site, please do not mind this disruption; I usually do not put legal hours into casual reading, but this behavior is something I cannot and will not tolerate--nor should any of you. Do carry on. (Natasha, we will be contacting you in a more formal way tomorrow, and look forward to your utmost cooperation). Thank you. Thank you.
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Thank you! His IP address

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Be very afraid.....lol

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Jordin sparks look fab almost

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nobody can agree or disagree

nobody can agree or disagree with u cuz they dont know what the hell u talkin bout,,,,just speak english next time.
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Elle Varner has rape

Elle Varner has rape hair.....did she get raped 30minutes ago???? o_O
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