Eye Candy: The Sexy Cast of Sparkle

Eye Candy: The Sexy Cast of Sparkle
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 09, 2012

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Cutie pie Omari Hardwick tops all the ladies’ fantasy lovers list. (Admit it, you adore him!) What’s not to love about the tall, handsome hunk both on and off screen? In Sparkle, he plays Levi, a love interest who gets his heart broken.

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Omari’s lips put the “L” in luscious, making him one of our favorite Hollywood bachelors.

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Did you know many of our readers first met Hardwick in the pages of ESSENCE when he became one of the most popular Single Man of the Month subjects we’ve ever featured?

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A regular Renaissance brother, Omari’s big on reading, writing, poetry and the arts.

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Chocolate delight Derek Luke returns to the screen playing Stix, an aspiring talent manager who falls for leading lady Sparkle (Jordin Sparks).

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Luke has made a name for himself in the industry as the ultimate chameleon. He effortlessly moves between roles all over the spectrum, playing everyone from Diddy in Notorious to a devout Christian surgeon on HawthoRNe.

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We could go on and on (and on!) about what we love about Luke, 38, but one of our favorite things is that whenever he steps in front of the cameras, he’s always dripping swagoo.

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TV personality and actor Terrence J’s star is rising. After an impressive turn in Think LIke a Man, the 106 & Park host joins the cast of Sparkle in the role of nightclub host Red.

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J.‘s dazzling smile won us over during his run on BET, and we’re thrilled we’re getting more chances to see it on the big screen.

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Hello, gorgeous! J.,30, is a Taurus and native New Yorker who pledged Omega Psi Phi fraternity during his college days.

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For many women, there’s no bigger turn-on than a man who can make them laugh out loud. Funny man Mike Epps always brings nonstop laughs. In Sparkle he plays a popular standup comedian enjoying success and fame.

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You’ve seen Epps, whose character’s name is Satin, don a pimp suit (How High) and a cheap suit (Jumping the Broom), but did you know he could look this good in a custom designer suit? Yes sir!

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Mike, we sure love your smile.

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