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Nia Long Gets Pretty In Pink To Be Honored At UPTOWN Pre-Oscar Gala + Zendaya Hosts Private Fan Event In NYC

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Nia Long was honored at UPTOWN’s pre-Oscar gala in L.A. Meanwhile, Zendaya got up close and personal with her fans at a private event in NYC. Pics inside…

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This YBF needs no introduction.

The gorgeous Nia Long was celebrated at the “UPTWON Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala held at Lure nightclub to honor her illustrious career. We grew up watching the three-time NAACP award winner slay every role she starred in. She performed some of her most memorable roles in John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, Love Jones, The Best Man, and Big Momma’s House (to name a few). Nia has always been one of our YBF favorites and we love seeing folks getting their "flowers" while they can still smell them. 

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Nia's Love Jones co-star Larenz Tate made sure he was in the building to honor his former co-star and friend.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox came out to show some love rocking a white sheer paneled Versace dress. Aunt Viv and Nia starred in the hit comedy-drama Soul Food together.

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After being honored at the Black Women In Hollywood luncheon, entertainment attorney Nina Shaw came out to support and celebrate Nia.

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Werk! Life coach Iyanla Vanzant flaunted her curves in this bright orange curve-hugging dress.

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New “Scandal” star Cornelius Smith Jr., with the sexy GQ stare, was in the mix to celebrate.

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"Being Mary Jane" star Salli Richardson-Whitfield hit the carpet looking her usual beautiful self. That dress has a lot going on though.

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Actress and personal trainer A.J. Johnson struck a pose on the carpet.

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TV personality and journalist Shaun Robinson was all smiles on the carpet.

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Comedian Bill Bellamy, who starred in Love Jones with Nia, and his wife Kristen Bellamy came out to celebrate his longtime friend. Are we feelin' Bill's blazer?


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Nia was overjoyed with the honor, thanking everyone for their continued support.

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Nia’s bestie and Best Man Holiday co-star Regina Hall was there to celebrate her friend's big honor.

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One of Nia's closest friend Daphne Wayans was also in the mix to celebrate.

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UPTOWN CEO Len Burnett Jr. and actor Chris Spencer, who served as host, snapped it up with the lady of the evening.

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R&B singer Estelle has been heavy on the L.A. scene and made sure she was in attendance to honor Nia.

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"America's Next Top Model" runway coach J. Alexander chopped it up with Aunt Viv during the event. Then Viv hit the stage with director John Singleton:

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Fab times!


At another event...

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Cover Girl ambassador Zendaya hosted a private event for her fans at the Black Tap restaurant in NYC.

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With her new track "Something New" playing in the background, the Disney starlet had ice cream goodies for her fans to enjoy.

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We see Daya ditched the cropped pixie cut trading it in for a blonde textured bob.

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On the carpet, she snapped it up with President of Republic Records Group Charlie Walk. Nice!

Take a listen to Daya's track "Something New" featuring Chris Brown HERE.


Photos: Earl Gibson/Tracy Ketcher


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