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Essence Fest: ‘Girls Trip’ VIP Screening Brings Out the Stars

During this year’s Essence Festival, Hello Beautiful, in partnership with Nissan and Universal Pictures, hosted a VIP red carpet screening for the new film GIRLS TRIP. Attending from the cast was Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate and Kofi Siriboe; director Malcolm Lee and producer Will Packer introduced the film. Hello Beautiful editors Allison McGevna, Shamika Sanders and Keyaira Kelly were also on hand to welcome guests.

Special guests included Ava Duvernay (filmmaker), Bevy Smith (radio/tv host), Big Freedia (FUSE TV), Issa Rae (HBO’s “Insecure”), singer/songwriter Tank, RonReaco Lee (Starz’ “Survivor’s Remorse”), Ari Lennox (Interscope Recording Artist), Karen Civil (social media maven), actress/singer Letoya Luckett, Shyann Roberts (June’s Diary); Fox’s “Star” cast members Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady and Miss Lawrence; actress/model Nomzano Mbatha, actress Essence Atkins, actress Bresha Webb, RCA recording artist Elle Varner, tv personality Tai Beauchamp; “Queen Sugar” co-stars Omar Dorsey and Timon Kyle Durrett; tv host Alesha Renee, rapper/tv personality Romeo, Mona Scott Young (Monami Entertainment), Yandy Smith (“Love & Hip Hop”), celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, radio personality Wild Wayne (WQUE) and more.

Photos: J. Wiggins for iOne

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Watch: The Hilarious New Trailer of ‘Girls Trip’ is here!

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Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, and Almost Christmas) presents Girls Trip, a new comedy from director/producer Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut).

When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.

Check out the hilarious trailer above.

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WATCH: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish Head To Essence Fest In The New Movie ‘Girl’s Trip’

Four life-long friends decide to take a trip to New Orleans and tackle Essence’s popular annual festival. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish star in the Malcom D.Smith (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut) comedy presented and produced by Will Packer (Think Like Man, Almost Christmas, Ride Along).

The ladies look to rediscover their friendship all the while drinking, dancing, brawling and of course find love in the big easy. The film also stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar) & Larenz Tate (Love Jones) so there is plenty of eye candy for the ladies in the film as well. Checkout the announcement trailer for Girls Trip above which hit’s theaters this Summer, July 21st .

PHOTO: Universal 

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‘KICKS’ Hits Theaters TODAY, Preview A Few Fly Clips [Video]

The gripping and unapologetic tale of a young teen who ventures on a life changing journey to take back what’s his is finally here, kicking into theaters TODAY! Empowered by an eclectic soundtrack that utilizes the best of 80s and 90s hip hop with a modern score that reflects the sounds from the Bay Area, KICKS recounts a coming-of-age story like no other.

Check out a few extra clips below before making your way to the theaters:

“Your Foot Game Is Everything”

“Go On Be A Man”

“The Bred Ones”

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Directed by: Justin Tipping

Original Screenplay by: Justin Tipping& Joshua Beirne-Golden

Starring: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, CJ Wallace, Kofi Siriboe and Mahershala Ali

When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, Fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers. Featuring a soundtrack packed with hip-hop classics, Justin Tipping’s debut feature is an urban coming-of-age tale told with grit, humor – and surprising lyricism.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/wWV2hK4HVEk

Website: kicksthefilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kicksthemovie/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kicksfilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kicksfilm/

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Upscale Magazine Introduces ‘Queen Sugar’s’ New Star KOFI SIRIBOE

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Summer may quickly be slipping away, but the season is just starting to heat up thanks to upcoming television and film premieres from entertainment’s newest heartthrob and man-crush, Kofi Siriboe. This month, the 22-year Los Angeles native boldly covers Upscale’s Best of the Best issue swathed in show-stopping looks from Italian fashion-house Etro.

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During the exclusive shoot in Atlanta, Siriboe told Senior Editor, Satchel B. Jester:

“”I’ve always wanted to reach beyond just entertaining, with an overall goal of being reflective and introspective in everything I attempt.”

He also acknowledges his newfound “bae” status and says:

“I was a little chubby boy that was homeschooled, so I was a bit different.  I never did prom and those things. I always laid low, but now, I’m getting used to it!”

Evident by his premiere magazine cover, September is a huge month for the primetime maverick who made his debut in the highly anticipated OWN Drama Queen Sugar, originating the role of “Ralph Angel Bordelon” that aired on September 6th & 7th, and he will be playing the male supporting lead of “Flaco” in the urban coming-of-age film Kicks, which makes its debut on September 9th.

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Siriboe’s past credits include; Toronto film festival favorite 40, Academy Award winning film Whiplash, and a heavily recurring role as “Tyler Miller” on MTV‘s teen comedy hit Awkward.

Get more of Kofi’s cover story by subscribing to Upscale Magazine HERE or pick-up at your local newsstand.

CREDITS
Photography: Ahmad Barber
Wardrobe: Lee Hardnett
Grooming: Kwame Waters
Creative Director: Satchel B. Jester