Steven Seagal attended Hustle and Flow Premiere !!!

suziwong

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Steven Steven Seagal attended Hustle and Flow Premiere !!!

"Hustle and Flow" - Memphis Premiere - Afterparty
Issac Hayes' Nightclub and Restaurant
Memphis, Tennessee United
July 7, 2005

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Lollipop

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Thank you Suzi, he appears more in Memphis than anywhere!! I think ladies we would have a better shot at him if we move to Memphis!!

I have heard of a place with great BBQ ribs!!!

I knew you were going to catch up with him soon! Now I shall have a good day!!!!
lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!
 

Serena

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suziwong said:
I saw Serena opened thread but I can not find where is it ?
Hi, Suzi! I thought you were not here today, so I put the article in. :D
Then I saw yours, so I deleted mine! :eek: :D

I had the full article with some pictures. Would you like me to put that here in this thread?
 

suziwong

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Serena said:
Hi, Suzi! I thought you were not here today, so I put the article in. :D
Then I saw yours, so I deleted mine! :eek: :D

I had the full article with some pictures. Would you like me to put that here in this thread?

of course !!!!!! :)
 

savadee

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Poor Steven If Only He Did Know He Was Chased By Ladies, I Wonder What He Will Say. Boy I Am Lucky I Am Not As Famous As He Is.eventhough I Can Say I Am Good Looking!!
 

Serena

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suziwong said:
please put with the photos.. thanx
Okay--you're the boss! :)
(Craig thinks he is, but we know better. ;) :D)

There's only the brief mention that Steven attended--that's it! :D


'Hustle & Flow' premiere. The stars are out.
Hundreds of fans make for quite a cast of characters in Downtown roll-out
July 7, 2005

(Memphis): As he waved to hundreds of screaming fans Wednesday night before the local premiere of his made-in-Memphis movie "Hustle & Flow," writer-director Craig Brewer was resplendent in a Girbaud denim suit, gold Versace sunglasses and straw cowboy hat.

But the most significant part of Brewer's wardrobe was easy to miss, especially by fans craning their necks for a glimpse of Terrence Howard, Elise Neal and the other stars who walked the red carpet that ran along Third Street outside Downtown's Peabody Place.

In honor of the men he described as "my two mentors," Brewer, 33, wore a 3-carat diamond ring that belonged to Sam Phillips on his right pinky finger and a gold watch he inherited from his late father, Walter Brewer, on his left wrist.

The ring was a gift for the night from the family of the Sun Records founder who discovered Elvis, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash. Phillips bought the ring in 1957 and wore it almost every day until his death on July 30, 2003. "Hustle & Flow" is dedicated to Phillips.

"Sam's thing was individuality in the extreme," said Phillips's son, Knox Phillips, 59, who attended the premiere. "That was the lesson he preached and that was the life he lived. I think Craig's film illustrates this today better than any work I know of."

Almost a year to the day after shooting began, "Hustle & Flow" -- the story of a North Memphis pimp who finds redemption through rap music -- debuted Wednesday night on three screens at Muvico's Peabody Place 22 cinema during a Hollywood-style premiere attended by more than 800 politicians, entertainers, media representatives, crew members and other invited guests.

Hundreds of fans also showed up, hoping for a glimpse of celebrity. They thronged Peabody Place, inside and out, pressing against police barricades, lining the parallel red velvet ropes that formed a path for the stars to the Muvico theater, and bouncing to the music of the Bo-Keys, the Stax-inspired "Hustle & Flow" soundtrack band, who performed on a stage on Third Street.

Police Lt. Tony Rosser of the Entertainment District Unit estimated 5,000 to 6,000 fans were on hand. The well-behaved crowds began gathering about 5 p.m. and dispersed at close to 9 p.m., by which time the celebrities were inside the theater for the late-starting screenings.

Many of the police officers working crowd and traffic control were on overtime, their salaries paid for by Paramount rather than the city.

The fans screamed support for each star. "Who is that, Beyonce?" asked 17-year-old Chantelle Bonds as Memphis actress Elise Neal emerged from her limousine in a glamorously revealing knit halter top worn with a tiered skirt.

The celebrities included "Hustle" stars Howard, Neal, DJ Qualls, Taraji P. Henson, Taryn Manning and Paula Jai Parker; "Hustle" producers Stephanie Allain and John Singleton; score composer Scott Bomar; cinematographer Amy Vincent, whose work on "Hustle" was honored with an award at the Sundance Film Festival; the Atlanta rapper Trina; Germantown resident and action star Steven Seagal; and such Hollywood honchos as Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Friedman, Paramount Classics co-presidents David Dinerstein and Ruth Vitale and MTV Films executive vice president David Gale.

Friedman confirmed that Brewer's next movie, the $8 million "Black Snake Moan," likely will shoot in Memphis in September, despite financial incentives offered by Georgia and Louisiana. The film, to be financed by Paramount, will star Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Memphis pop star Justin Timberlake.

The Memphis rap scene was well represented at the premiere, with Juicy "J", DJ Paul, Nasty Nardo, Al Kapone, Yo Gotti, Frayser Boy and others in attendance.

"It's going to make everybody in Hollywood want to shoot a movie here," Juicy "J" of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia said of Brewer's film. "They're gonna take the Hollywood sign and put it in Memphis. We don't have mountains, we'll just have to set it out in a field somewhere."

Timberlake attended the private party at Isaac Hayes Music Food Passion that followed the premiere, but did not make a red carpet entrance.

The stars said they were glad to be back in the city where they shot the film that has proved to be the most lauded of their careers to date.

"Living in Los Angeles, it is not so people-friendly," said Henson, who plays a pregnant prostitute in "Hustle & Flow." "Here in Memphis, the people feed you -- they not only nourish your body, they nourish your soul."

Signing an autograph for 13-year-old fan Myron Swift-Parker, the actress added a phrase that could be the theme of "Hustle & Flow" -- "Dream Big."

"A year ago yesterday, I came into town for (a first rehearsal)," said Qualls, a native of Manchester, Tenn., who grew up in Nashville before finding fame in such films as "Road Trip."

"So I flew in yesterday thinking we've really come full circle. There's no way we could have predicted this," Qualls said, referring to the success of the independent film, which won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and sold for $9 million to Paramount this year.

Adding an official stamp of approval to the day's events, Wednesday was declared "Craig Brewer Hustle & Flow Day" by joint proclamation of Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton, who attended the premiere, and "A Day of Recognition for Craig Brewer" by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

But Marvell Thomas -- son of the late music legend Rufus Thomas and a four-decade veteran of the music business -- cautioned against overhyping the film's impact. "This is good for Memphis, but I hope this is not just a blip on the radar," he said.

A joint release from Paramount Classics and MTV Films, "Hustle & Flow" opens July 22 on about 1,200 screens nationwide. A Hollywood premiere will be held July 20.



1) That's "Hustle & Flow" co-producer John Singleton the fans are pumped up over. Hundreds, maybe thousands, took in the view outside the private screening for about 800 guests.
2) Writer-director Craig Brewer's hat was an easy spot, but what about that ring?
3) Some got the red-carpet treatment and the red-carpet eyeballing. The movie opens nationwide to about 1,200 screens on July 22.
4) Hello to actor Terrence Howard at Wednesday's premiere. Other celebrities included DJ Qualls, Taraji P. Henson, Taryn Manning and Paula Jai Parker.
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
You better beleive he knows and he is loving it...Great photo Suzi he looks like he is just posing for our Suzi....he is getting more handsome all the time..

Lol @ Serena we wont say an word...
 

suziwong

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Thanx Serena & thanks Heather for your kind words...:)

I am not Boss... :D
We are working together... "By the Fans & for the fans" !!!

suzi
 

Serena

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suziwong said:
Thanx Serena & thanks Heather for your kind words...:)

I am not Boss... :D
We are working together... "By the Fans & for the fans" !!!

suzi
I forgot to thank you for bringing us the news, Suzi--so thank you! :D
And I didn't know about the party afterwards--good job on that info, Suzi!! :)
 

suziwong

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Serena said:
I forgot to thank you for bringing us the news, Suzi--so thank you! :D
And I didn't know about the party afterwards--good job on that info, Suzi!! :)

we found together its not just mine... But only one photo.. thats bad !!!:(
 

ORANGATUANG

Wildfire
Ohh you girls i just know you love showing us girls these photos to keep us chapping at the bit and i can take it...Thanks for the info girls...thats ok Suzi we cant expect miracles all the time just some of the time..
 

Serena

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suziwong said:
we found together its not just mine... But only one photo.. thats bad !!!:(
Thanks, Suzi, my friend. :) And thanks to you, Heather and Lollipop. Many members contribute much to this forum. It takes a lot of good people to make a website this great!

And don't worry about the one photo, Suzi--I'm very sure you'll find more soon. ;) :D
 

KimonoSoul

Wacky on the Junk
Hey Suzi...thanks for not showing me in any photos...you know how camera shy I am! (I was the cute girl with the bob haircut, wearing a vintage haori, jeans, and big black motorcycle boots dangling from Stevens arm....wait....this isn't the fantasy thread...is it...) LOL!!!!!
 

Serena

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yudansha said:
Is he looking for Half Past Dead 2 potential? :D
:D LOLOL :D
Did you see the one-sentence description of this movie? :D

The story of a North Memphis pimp who finds redemption through rap music.
 
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