Tracy Morgan was in very good spirits at the FX Upfront along with “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” cast. Meanwhile, Don Cheadle presented his new passion project Miles Ahead for a special screening and celeb friends Regina King, Michael Ealy, Lenny Kravitz, Dr. Dre and more came out to show their support. Pics inside….
It’s nice to see that smile again!
Comedian Tracy Morgan was in a very good mood at FX’s Upfront screening of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” season finale episode held at the AMC Empire 25 in NYC last night.
After nearly losing his life in a fatal car accident, Tracy says he’s grateful to be alive and working and he’s just trying to make the best out of life.
The “30 Rock” alum is currently working on a new project with the FX Network. He is gearing up to star (and executive produce) a new series where he will play a career criminal who struggles to ease back into society after doing a 15-year prison bid. The half-hour comedy pilot is written by “Key & Peele” actor/comedian Jordan Peele and Eastbound & Down’s John Carccieri.
Joining the 47-year-old comedian was his lovely 28-year-old wife Megan Wollover, dressed in a black jumpsuit, where they got all lovey dovey on the carpet.
Cuba Gooding Jr., who stars as O.J. Simpson in the hit crime drama series, hit the ground running (literally) once she touched down at the premiere. Maybe he was late?
We’re anxious to see Cuba as O.J. Simpson when he gives his last words to the court before his sentencing.
Courtney B. Vance, who is slaying his role as the late Johnnie Cochran, also hit the red carpet before checking out the finale episode. If you watch the show, then you have discovered Johnnie wanted to bring the racists that infiltrated the LAPD to light. On the show, we saw Johnnie get harassed by police officers in front of his two daughters.
Courtney reflected on a time when he encountered a situation with law enforcement based on the color of his skin. The Yale and Harvard graduate told the New York Times:
“I opened the door, and there were six policemen out front, screaming at the top of their lungs for me to come outside and get on my knees. Apparently they’d been told I was out of town, and a security patrol called in that there was something suspicious happening at my house.”
He credited the show “Law & Order” for saving his life that night saying,
“If I hadn’t watched a lot of Law & Order, I would have been dead. I had been trained to know what to do when there’s a cop: Defuse it. ‘Yes, sir. Mm-hmm.’ “
Thank goodness everything went OK!
Back on the carpet…
He bumped into his nemesis on the show Sarah Paulson, who stars as tough District Attorney Marcia Clark.
Be sure to tune in to the season finale on Tuesday at 10pm EST on FX.
At another screening…
Don Cheadle presented his new passion project Miles Ahead for a special screening in Beverly Hills last night.
It all started as a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the film Miles Ahead. And now, the passion project chronicling the life of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis is just days away before it hits theaters.
Last night, actor Don Cheadle hit the red carpet at the Sony Pictures Classics’ Miles Ahead screening held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
Looking dapper in a navy blue Ermenegildo Zegna suit, Don had his wife Bridgid Coulter, looking gorge by the way, join him on the carpet before his big night.
As he made his way down the carpet, he snapped it up with his co-stars Emayatzy Corinealdi and Ewan McGregor.
Chick is serving all types of hair and leg goals. Werk!
Miles Davis’ ex-wife Frances Davis came out to show her support of the film.
EMMY winner Regina King kept it interesting in a pair of printed leggings and an oversized shirt.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz and his infamous black leather pants were in the mix.
STEMS! YBF actress Garcelle Beauvais showed off those legs of hers in a black fishnet knit mini dress and orange sandals.
Hottie Michael Ealy was looking his usual sexy self.
“The Carmichael Show” actress Loretta Devine was all smiles on the red carpet. You can catch her bringing the laughs on the hit series each Sunday at 9/8c on NBC.
Actress Alfre Woodard, who’s gearing up to star in the Marvel series “Luke Cage,” came out to show her support.
Former “Extant” star Louis Gossett Jr. and “The Carmichael Show” star David Allen Grier popped up on the carpet before going inside.
Here’s a surprise. Superproducer Dr. Dre was in the mood for a night out, so he made his way to the screening as well. He and Lenny shared a few laughs before checking out the biopic: