Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell hosted a benefit for the Los Angeles-based Jenesse Center with Kym Whitley, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Viola Davis in attendance. See the purple carpet photos inside....
Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who's doing quite well at the box office in"Tyler Perry's Temptation" hosted the 2013 Silver Rose Gala and Auction for the Jenesse Center over the weekend, benefiting the organization's domestic violence intervention and prevention program. And she kept it conservative in a dark floral dress and black pumps.
The event was held at the historic Vibiana in downtown LA with Avis Frazier-Thomas, the Jenesse Board President, applauding Journee saying, "She is a young woman who has embraced Jenesse’s cause and is a great example to our youth on the importance of education and community advocacy."
Backstage, Journee tweeted a pic with soul singer Ledisi. "Loved seeing my girl @ledisi tonight. She blessed us w/ her beautiful gifts @ the fundraiser I hosted for #JenesseCenter #SilverRoseGala #greygoose"
Tony-award winning actress Viola Davis, who's currently filming Prisoners with Hugh Jackman, looked stunning as she rocked her natural hair and a sexy black lace dress on the purple carpet.
She was joined by her husband, actor Julius Tennon. Mommy Viola loves a sexy lace dress.
Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, who stars on the Showtime series "Shameless", turned a few heads in her body hugging purple dress. Age aint nothin' but a number for her....
Meanwhile, busty actress/comedienne Kym Whitley, who stars in the new OWN series "Raising Whitley", looked great in a two-toned purple dress.
Fab ladies for a fab cause!
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