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Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, Jordin Sparks, LisaRaye, Tika Sumpter, Meagan Good & More Attend ‘Sparkle’ L.A. Premiere

Thursday (August 16), the stars came out to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California for the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Sparkle which is in theaters nationwide now (please go out and support the movie). This was Whitney Houston’s final movie role! Whitney went from singing on a small stage in Newark, New Jersey to performing on large global stages around the world. I’m so proud to be from Dirty Jerz! Whitney’s legacy will forever live on. We love you Whitney! Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy Houston attended the premiere. Jordin Sparks, LisaRaye, Tika Sumpter, Meagan Good, Derek Luke, Christina Milian, Flex Alexander and Shanice Wilson, Ray-J, Christina Milian, Vivica Foxx and Tasha Smith were also in attendance. Peep the pics below:

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Tika Sumpter Looks Stunning In Her Rolling Out Photo Spread; Plus She Talks About ‘Sparkle’ & Dating

Rising actress Tika Sumpter who is featured in the upcoming movie Sparkle (hit theaters tomorrow Friday August 17), did a photo spread and interview with Rolling Out magazine. Styled by Micah McDonald, Tika dressed in denim daisy dukes, tank tops, a tied-up shirt, and sweater in the DeWayne Rogers shoot. Tika has a lot of class, beauty, smile and talents. She represents the new generation of fresh Black talent in Hollywood. In her cover story, Tika talks about the different role she played, her character Delores in the movie Sparkle, the entertainment industry and dating. Below are some excerpts:

One of our first encounters with you was on “Gossip Girls.” How different was the experience of Sparkle with its all-black cast?

First off, I just want to say that I am very thankful for the opportunity that I received with “Gossip Girls.” To me though, acting is just acting. I honestly don’t like saying a black film, because on the flip side, we don’t call then white films. At the end of the day, when they say action, we all have to do the same job.

How did you channel your character Delores in the movie Sparkle?

I’m grateful to [screenwriter] Mara Brock Akil, because she expanded the role of Delores. I definitely think there is some of me in the character … she is a protector and a strong person, which mirrors my own personality a lot. The great thing about the role, is that I was able to really take chances and expand upon who Delores was in the original.

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Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks & Tika Sumpter Of The Movie SPARKLE Covers EBONY Magazine In Purple Dresses

Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks & Tika Sumpter of the upcoming movie SPARKLE is gracing the September 2012 issue of EBONY magazine. On the cover, the ladies are glammed-up in purple dresses. The 70’s classic movie is hitting theaters this Friday (August 17).

“I think if Sparkle were here now, and a real person, we would be best friends. She’s been wanting [fame] her whole life. Music is all she thinks about; it’s all she has ever wanted to do…That’s how I felt when I was growing up,” says Jordan Sparks inside of this issue.

Do you have any thoughts on the ladies dresses and are you going to the movies to see this classic film?

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