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DERBY DAY: Angela Bassett, Nicole Murphy, Boyz II Men & Other Celebs Hit Up The Races


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Yesterday, celebs pulled out their festive Derby hats for the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. See their large decorated hats and red carpet pics inside…

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Actress Angela Bassett slipped in a blue dress styled with her dramatic white flower hat on the red carpet at the Grey Goose Lounge.

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Cheryl James (aka Salt from rap duo Salt and Pepa) was a true southern belle rocking huge pink bow hat with her white laced dress.

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Former “The View” co-host Star Jones lit up the carpet, with her dog Pinky in tow, in a lime green dress and her wide-brimmed festive hat.

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Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups and his wife Piper came dressed to impress.

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Retired NBA baller Scottie Pippen and his wife Larsa were stylish on the red carpet.

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After hitting up the 2014 UNCF 'Evening With The Stars' event last month, Ronald Isley stepped out with his wife Kandy.

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Jackson brothers Marlon and Jackie came out for the races.

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Free agent safety Kerry Rhodes was solo on the carpet. He’s still pursuing playing in the NFL after he was allegedly involved in a same-sex relationship with his former assistant" Russell "Hollywood" Simpson.

And then celebs made a toast with Moet & Chandon champagne:

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Angela Bassett flashed a smile as she signed the champagne bottle.

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Nicole Murphy showed off her curves as she signed the Moet & Chandon bottle.

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Salt made a toast as she signed her name.

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Star Jones posed it up next to the luxury champagne bottle.

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Retired NFL wide receiver Donald Driver and his wife Betina Driver were there for the toast.


Nicole Murphy as she looked down on the races:

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And after the races:

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Boyz II Men hopped on stage for an impromptu performance at the Barnstable Brown Gala.

Fun times!

Photos: Getty/Theo Wargo/Nicole’s IG

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