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ESSENCE.COM Nov, 01, 2009

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Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, producers of ‘Precious: Based On The Novel PUSH By Sapphire,’ at film’s Los Angeles premiere at AFI FEST 2009.

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Mariah Carey, who has a supporting role as Mrs. Weiss in the film, on the AFI FEST 2009 red carpet in Hollywood.

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Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon comes out to support his lady.

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Actress Xosha Roquemore plays Jo Ann in ‘Precious.’

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Forest Whitaker and wife Keisha attend Los Angeles premiere.

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Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Isaacs.

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Singer Mary J. Blige at the screening of ‘Precious’ in a elegant black and white patterned gown.

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Actress Paula Patton plays Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe’s teacher.

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Young actress Chyna Layne plays Rhonda in ‘Precious.’

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Lisa Cortes, who is SVP of Lee Daniels Entertainment, on the red carpet premiere of her latest hit.

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Producer Sarah Siegel-Magness, director Lee Daniels, and producer Gary Magness are proud of the fruit of their labor.

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Hollywood leading man Will Smith is shining at the Hollywood premiere.

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Living legend Sidney Poitier and daughter Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

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Actor Sidney Hicks stands alongside glittering star Mo’Nique, who is already hearing whispers of an Oscar nod for her dark portrayal of Precious’ abusive mother.

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Paula Patton, a beaming mother-to-be, stars as Precious’ uplifting teacher Ms. Rain.

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The film’s title character is played by Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, who was born to walk the red carpets.

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Paula Patton and soul-singer husband Robin Thicke pose for the cameras.

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November 1, 2009 Hollywood, Ca Star Jones “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘PUSH’ by Sapphire” AFI Premiere held at Grauman’s ChineseTheatre

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Oprah’s bestie Gayle King arrives in style to celebrate O’s latest venture.

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Gabourey Sidibe next to the movie poster for ‘Precious.’

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Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon is statuesque in her sexy red dress.

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A pleased Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater on November 1, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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‘Precious’ stars, Mo’Nique and Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe enjoy the quiet before the storm.

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Star Jones wears an off-the-shoulder blue dress to the Hollywood premiere.

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Sherri Shepherd shines in a white cocktail dress.

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Actress Hope Olaide Wilson of “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”

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Writer/poet Sapphire looks pleased at what director Lee Daniels did with her highly acclaimed novel, PUSH.