Eve et al. rocks the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and what not

The VH1 Hip Hop Honors was taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The show will air on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 (ET). This year’s show is the sixth installment in the one of the most brilliant and creative awards show on cable television.

Chuck D and his wife Gaye Theresa Johnson attend the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Hip hop luminaries were out and about, especially since this year’s honors will celebrate the 25th year of Def Jam Records and include many current and previous stars from the label.

Chrisette Michele

Stars scheduled to perform include: Eminem, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ludacris, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Redman, The Roots, Method Man, ONYX, Public Enemy, Warren G, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Brett Ratner, Trey Songz, Ja Rule, Gym Class Heroes, and Scarface.

Ashanti attends the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

The ladies of hip hop were out in their finest, including the first-lady of Ruff Ryders, Eve. This show will sure to be a blast… as usual. And I’m sure no one will be grabbing the mic from anyone at this event.

Recording artist Eve attends the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Find out more at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors.

“Precious” screened at the Toronto International Film Festival

Sundance 2009 grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” screened to an enthusiastic audience at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival!

Media moguls Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Films) and Tyler Perry backed Lionsgate Films’ acquisition of North American distribution rights to the film. Lionsgate acquired the film February 2, 2009.

This is the first film distributed under Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Banner. According to Suite 101, the film stars Mo’Nique, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd, Nealla Gordon, Stephanie Andujar, and Grammy-winning artists Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz.

Kyla Pratt’s birthday bash at Geisha House!

Actress Kyla Pratt (Doctor Doolittle, Hotel for Dogs, Love & Basketball) celebrated her 23rd birthday party in style at the chic and trendy Geisha House in Hollywood, California!

It’s always nice to see Black actresses supporting one another! You go, girl and happy birthday!!

Actress Kyla Pratt attends her 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Kyla Pratt attends her 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Mari Morrow attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Mari Morrow attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Elise Neal attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Elise Neal attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Sweetie Sherrie attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California

Actress Sweetie Sherrie attends actress Kyla Pratt’s 23rd Birthday Bash at the Geisha House on September 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California