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Last Night in NYC: Fabolous & His Son Johan Host ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Private Screening

Last night, June 19th, at the luxurious iPIC Theater located in NYC, Fabolous and his oldest son Johan hosted a private screening of Transformers: The Last Knight.

Friends of the host and local influencers such as Lenny S aka Kodak LensSFPL’s own Rae Holliday and more enjoyed free snacks and kicked up their feet while enjoying the fifth installment in Michael Bay’s popular Transformer movie franchise.

The pouring rain didn’t stop a night of fun and action as kids and adults enjoyed seeing their favorite transforming giant robots in glorious IMAX 3D!

It was definitely an amazing experience! For more photos from the screening be sure to check out the gallery below AND be sure to take the family to see Transformers: The Last Knight when hit’s theaters, Wednesday, June 21st.

Synopsis:

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero.  Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours

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PHOTOS: Johnny Nunez

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Last Night in NYC: Scarlett Johansson & The Cast & Crew of Ghost in the Shell Attend NYC Premiere!

Last night, at AMC Lincoln Square located in NYC, the cast and crew of the highly anticipated film Ghost in the Shell took over NYC for the film’s premiere.

The stars from the film Pilou Asbeck, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Carmen Pitt and Adwoa Aboah and Lasarus Ratuere all looked absolutely fly as they graced the red carpet.

FLY girl Scarlett Johansson totally stole the show, she looked absolutely stunning in a Balmain SS1 RTW dress.Step into the dopeness:

Also on hand was the film’s director Rupert Sanders, producers Ari and Avi Arad, Misushisha Ishikawa and Tetsuya Fujimura.

Other notables in attendance were the iconic actor Tony Danza, actor Adrien Brody, Geoffrey Arend, actresses Alina Cho and Gina Gershon.

Johansson plays the role of The Major, a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. The Rupert Sanders directed film is based off the famed anime of the same name created by Masamune Shirow.

Ghost in the Shell  arrives in theaters in regular, 3D and IMAX formats tomorrow. To see more photos from the night checkout the gallery below.

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Last Night in NYC: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Usher and More Attend Special NYC Screening of Fences

Last Night at the Rose Theater, at the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center located in NYC, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and the cast of Fences movie hit the red carpet for a special screening. The special night also proudly supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of America whom Denzel has been a proud spokesperson for many years.

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Pauletta Washington, Denzel Washington.

Fences other cast members that graced red carpet alongside Denzel and Viola were Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Mckinley and Russell Hornsby.

Of course the people behind the amazing the film were in attendance as well, executive producers Dale Wells, Charles D.King, Aaron L.Gilbert and Molly Allen,co-executive producer Brad Feinstein,production designer David Gropman and producer Todd Black.

Other notable guests in attendance were R&B superstar Usher, actress Denise Vasi, U.S.gymnastics Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, Civil Rights activist Rev.Al Sharpton, actress/singer/dancer Adrienne Warren, actress Zainab Jah, actress Bebe Neurith,actress Afton Williamson & many more.

After the screening it was time to celebrate, the cast and guests hit Tavern on The Green for the official screening after party. The iconic actress Phylicia Rashad came out to celebrate with the cast and crew of Fences last night and yes she looked amazing.

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The night looked truly amazing as all of that black star power converged on NYC last night to celebrate a powerful film.

Fences is in theaters now in select cities NY and LA and opens Nationwide on Christmas Day. For more photos from the night hit the gallery below and after that hit the next page to see three clips from the film.

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PHOTOS: Marion Curtis/Starpix/Paramount Pictures

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The Cast of Hidden Figures Takeover NYC For Premiere!

Saturday December 10th, at the SVA Theater in Chelsea NYC, the cast of the upcoming film Hidden Figures landed on the red carpet for the film’s premiere.

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– New York, NY – 12/10/16 – 20th Century Fox Celebrates ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ with Special New York Screening Brought to you by IBM.
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-Photo by: Marion Curtis/Starpix
-Location: SVA Theater

Stars of the film in attendance were Taraji P.Henson,Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Alis Hodge and Kimberly Quinn.

Taraji looking absolutely amazing, she graced the red carpet wearing a red Alexander Wang dress!

Our favorite FLY gal Janelle Monae loves a good pantsuit and she hit the red carpet wearing a Prabal Gurung metallic suit from their Resort 2017 Collection.

Also in attendance the film’s director Theodore Melfi, producer Mimi Valdes and Pharrell Williams who served as the film’s producer and music director.

It was night full of star power and of course tons of #BlackGirlMagic! Hidden Figures blasts into theaters December 25th, checkout the gallery below for more photos from the night.

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PHOTOS: Marion Curtis/Starpix

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Last Night In NYC: FIRST EVER Bodega Boys LIVE Podcast Event Hosted by Hpnotiq

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Last Night In NYC…VICELAND‘s own Desus Nice and The Kid Mero aka The Bodega Boys held their official first ever Live podcast event at NYC’s hotspot Slate NY. The exclusive show was sponsored by Hpnotiq, which sparked the hastag for the evening as #Bluminati.

Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, and Vashtie Kola was in the building along with extensive amount of fans, media outlets, some of New York’s top influencers, and much more.

There was also a candid surprise marriage proposal that took place right in front of the audience, as both Desus and Mero assisted to make the bended-knee task complete. Of course, the now bride-to-be said YES!

It was definitely a LITUATION!

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Last Night In NYC: JoJo Performs at Live@837 Fall Concert Series

Last Night In NYC, Samsung 837, the brand’s experiential flagship in New York’s Meatpacking District opened their doors for pop artist JoJo for the brand’s Live@837 Fall Concert Series with an intimate performance for fans and industry tastemakers.

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JoJo played new music from her new album, Mad Love and sat down for a Q&A with Buzzfeed’s Kristen Harris where they discussed all things music and beyond. During her interview, she offered words of advice and insight for guests.

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JoJo also performed top hits for the first time from her newly released album in front of fans at Club 837. Fans posed for a 360 photo with JoJo, mid-performance using Samsung’s 360 camera, which gives a full-range view for incredible moments as such. Immediately following her epic stage play, JoJo met with enthusiastic fans for photo-ops.

All summer-long 837 brought unprecedented access to the hottest musical acts with performances by Gwen Stefani and Diplo, St. Lucia, Capital Cities, Cold War Kids and more. The space has quickly become one of the hottest concert venues in NYC and it doesn’t even sell tickets. Samsung provides special access to unexpected moments, and with the design of the 837, everyone has a front row view.

Photo Credit: Matte/Samsung

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Last Night In New Orleans: Pepsi, National Black MBA Association Salute The Big Easy with Mannie Fresh, MIGOS and DJ Traci Steele

For the second year in a row, it was a Friday Night Lituation at Pepsi MBA Live. This past Friday, October 14th, 2016, more than 3,000 people filled the New Orleans hotspot, The Metropolitan for the annual concert and after-party presented by Pepsi, Diageo and the National Black MBA Association.

The finale event featured performances from the city’s own multi-platinum recording artist and super producer Mannie Fresh, hip-hop trio MIGOS, and DJ Traci Steele.

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Last Night In NYC: Netflix Hosts Intimate Dinner With The Cast & Crew of Marvel’s Luke Cage

Last Night in the heart of Harlem at Ginny’s Supper Club located in the Red Rooster, Netflix hosted an intimate dinner featuring the cast and crew of their upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage.

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New York press and tastemakers filled the room, mixed and mingle with the cast while enjoying complimentary glasses of wine. Notable guests included Touré, Bevy Smith, Shannon Lanier (Arise360) , Chuck Creekmur (AllhipHop.com), Blogxilla and Brittany Lewis (Global Grind), Danielle Young (The Root), Gia Peppers,Alvin Blanco (Hip-Hop Wired) ,Hip-Hop Gamer (Hot 97) , Shamika Sanders (Hello Beautiful), SFPL’s own Rae Holliday, Gabriel Williams and Bernard Beanz Smalls & many more.

Cast and crew of the show in attendance included, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, score composers Ali Shaheed, Adrian Shaheed, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick and Theo Rossi.

Guests and the cast were treated to a three-course meal before the q&a with the cast moderated by Jasmine Simpkins (Hip-Hop Hollywood). To get things started Ali Shaheed and Adrian Younge spoke about the impressive hip-hop heavy score behind the show and even played an exclusive track from the show featuring Method Man.

The cast of the show then joined them to get the Q&A session started about the show. What was clear and very evident in the room was the excitement for Marvel’s first black superhero show. Among other topics touched on were as mentioned above the show’s hip-hop influenced score, the neighborhood of Harlem being its own character in the show, each of the shows characters themselves and more.

It was an amazing night and we were definitely honored to be in the building to be a part of such an important event in television. We got a chance to see the show in advance and broke down why we loved the show, and we are quite confident you will too.

For more photos from the night hit the gallery below and remember to watch Luke Cage when it premieres on Netflix September 30th, 12:01 am PT!

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Last Night in NYC: Angela Yee Hosts and Moderates WARCRAFT Screening & Q&A Session With Paula Patton

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ast night, June 9th, 2016 at AMC Loews located on 34th street,team SFPL attended a special advanced screening of action/adventure film WARCRAFT hosted by The Breakfast Club’s very own Angela Yee.

 

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Angela Yee who looked very FLY by the way, got things started as she introduced the film to the guest and gave a quick rundown about the film.
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Angela Yee introducing the film. Photo: Patrick Neree

Oh by the way if you want a close look at Angela’s Charlotte Olympia “Zena” shoes, don’t worry ladies we got you cause they are indeed FLY.

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Angela’s shoe game is mean. Photo: Patrick Neree

After the film, guests were told to remain in their seats because something special was indeed was going to happen. Angela Yee introduced Paula Patton who plays Garona in the film, a half-human, half-orc whom is very popular in the video game and plays a pivotal role in the WARCRAFT universe.

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Angela Yee introducing Paula Patton to guests Photo: Patrick Neree

Paula was very excited to talk to the attendees and eager to know if they enjoyed the film and her performance. Much to her delight many of the guests who were all fans of the video game gave her their seal of approval.

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Angela Yee and Paula Patton during Q&A session. Photo: Patrick Neree
Paul took time to answer questions from Angela and even fielded questions from the guest. Things got a bit emotional for Paula when she talked about the work she put into the film all the while dealing with certain situations in her life.

You can tell she put her all into this project and to hear the approval  of her performance after seeing the final product meant the world to her.

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We definitely enjoyed the movie and listening to Patton talk about her experience making the film and definitely felt her excitement for the movies upcoming release.
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Angela Yee and Paula Patton Photo: Patrick Neree

Stay tuned for our review of WARCRAFT which is in theaters tomorrow!

 

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Last NIght in NYC: Cast and Fans Converge On Madison Square Garden For World Premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of The Shadows [Photos]

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t made perfect sense to hold the world premiere for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows at the “world’s greatest arena” Madison Square Garden. The stars of the upcoming second film in the rebooted franchise as well as hundreds of fans converged on MSG to celebrate Turtle Mania.

New York, NY - 5/22/16 - Paramount Pictures' & Nickelodeon Movies Present the World Premiere of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" Sponsored by Dodge. The film stars Will Arnet, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Tony Shalhoub and Megan Fox. It is directed by David Green. ..- Pictured: Atmosphere.-Photo by: Marion Curtis/Starpix
New York, NY – 5/22/16 – Paramount Pictures’ & Nickelodeon Movies Present the World Premiere of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” Sponsored by Dodge. The film stars Will Arnet, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Tony Shalhoub and Megan Fox. It is directed by David Green. ..- Pictured: Atmosphere.-Photo by: Marion Curtis/Starpix

Notable attendees included the current mayor of MSG and Knicks all-star small forward Carmelo Anthony, Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner, Fast & Furious star Jordan Brewster, singer/actress Jamila Velazquez, singer/actress/dancer Erika Tham, reality TV star Aviva Drescher, actress Kim Raver, Tony Shalhoub star of the hit show Monk and many more.

The man himself responsible for giving the Ninja Turtles new life on the big screen Michael Bay was in the building.

Of course the stars of the film were in attendance with exception of Megan Fox. Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman), Brian Tee (Shredder), Will Arnett (Vernon), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones), Stephen ‘Sheamus’ Farrelly (Rocksteady), Gary Anthony Williams (Bebop), Brittany Ishibashi (Karai) Laura Linney (Rebecca Vincent) and Alessandra Ambrosio were in attendance.

The men responsible for making the Turtles as life-like as possible on the screen were also there minus the minus one.

(L-R) Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher attend the New York Premiere of the Paramount Pictures title ìTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadowsî, on May 22, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
(L-R) Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo) attend the New York Premiere of the Paramount Pictures title ìTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadowsî, on May 22, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

Inside the Garden’s theater guest were not only treated to the film but also got a surprise performance from the creator of the “Ninja Rap” Vanilla Ice himself. The song was a huge hit from the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of The Ooze. Ice was backed by four life sized Ninja Turtles who served as  backup dancers.

It was an awesome good time as you can see, hit the gallery below to see the rest of the photos from the premiere.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of The Shadows is in theaters June 3rd, 2016!

PHOTOS: Universal Pictures/Getty Images/New York Daily News

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