I’m in LA for the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon!
Hey folks! I’m super excited to be in Los Angeles right now because I’ll be covering the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon tomorrow (Thursday, February 27)! It’s such an amazing event and I was at the 2012 luncheon where Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Paula Patton and Pam Grier were honored for their work. It was two days before Afrobella and I went to the Academy Awards and covered the red carpet and backstage!
I met ALL of them and many more celebs that day. Yes, I even met my cousin AdeKerry! That was a month before Scandal premiered and she had on her Pope suit (it was white mesh leather). She’s just as beautiful in person. Oh AND she had on red pumps. I mentioned The Red Pump Project to her, even. Who knew that two years later, she’d be the IT lady on TV?
Chile… I LIVE!
I remember how the President of ABC presented Shonda with her award and said “We usually give people a seat at the table. We GAVE Shonda the table.” WELL DAMB! Now THAT is power.
This year, guess who’s gonna be honored? MY BOO LUPITA NYONG’O! WHOOOO! When I meet her, I will try my utter darndest to act like I have behavior. Her fellow honorees are fellow epic ladies Ava Duvernay (gifted filmmaker and storyteller) and Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
So yeah. I’ll be covering the arrivals and co-hosting Target’s #CelebrateSisterhood Twitter chat with Afrobella starting at 11:30 pst/1:30 cst/2:30 est. You can also catch my livetweets of the event on @Luvvie. My assistant Alyssa will be my other eyes and ears on the red carpet as my correspondent so she’ll have pics too.
I CANNOT WAIT! That room will be full of the most awesome brown/black folks in Hollywood and it’s such a privilege to be a part of it. Other amazing people coming: Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey (MOTHER OPRAH! OMG I NEED TO MEET HER), Alfre Woodard and Spike Lee.
Follow along through my Twitter account, Instagram and the #CelebrateSisterhood hashtag. I’m even happier because I get to share these moments with one of my besties, Afrobella. The Dream Team is back!
What do yall want me to ask Lupita when I talk to her? What should I do when I see Oprah?
P.S. IT’S SCANDAL THURSDAY!!! WHOOOTTTT!