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Exclusive: Nia Long, Tyler Perry, CoCoa Brown Stun At Premiere Of ‘The Single Moms Club’

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It was a star-studded event on Monday night as stars made their way down the black carpet at the LA premiere of, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club.

Nia Long, the star of the film, arrived in a stunning black gown with a deep plunging neckline. The star appeared to be on cloud nine as she posed in the sexy ensemble which showed off her tone legs.

Nia Long attends the premiere of 'The Single Moms Club' in LA

In a refreshing twist during the carpet, stars gave authentic praise to hardworking single moms. And for some of them, that meant giving themselves a pat on the back.

“I only have one son, he is 22-months old, but I got to play a mom to five kids and that was insane,” CoCoa Brown told HipHollywood. “I have friends who are single moms to like four kids and I had to call all of them and say ‘girl, I am so sorry if I ever said I couldn’t babysit. That is some serious work you’re putting in.’ I think single moms should be applauded.”

Cocoa Brown attends the premiere of 'The Single Moms Club' in LA

The comedy, which also stars Tyler Perry, Nia Long, Amy Smart, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Zulay Henao is about a group of single mothers who create a support group to help them with the crazy things life throws their way. For Henao, she might not know what it means to be a single mother, but she knows what it’s like to grow up in a single-parent household.

“I come from a broken family. My parents were divorced when I was 14-years-old and I can say my mother, I thought she was super woman,” Zulay said. “This movie is so relevant because the divorce rate is so high and because there are so many single parents, not just single moms. This is a very important subject matter and I am glad to be part of it.”

Zulay Henao attends the premiere of 'The Single Moms Club' in LA

HH also caught up with actress, Jenifer Lewis, who attended the premiere to simply support who friends. As one of Hollywood’s favorite TV moms, and a single mother herself, the actress made sure to give credit where credit is due.

“I don’t know that any of us our single, even if we are single because we have such great support groups,” she explained. “A group of girlfriends, that’s what it’s all about. We come together and we raise our children … I am a single mom.”

The Single Moms Club hits theaters Friday, March 14.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Spills The Real Tea On ‘Black-ish’ Wage Demands + Deon Cole, Jenifer Lewis Weigh In

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Tracee Ellis Ross is unveiling the truth behind recent reports that she was demanding more money for her time spent on ABC’s Black-ish.

Just last week, The Hollywood Reporter suggested Tracy was in negotiations and asking for more for not only going into her fourth season on the hit show, but because her male co-host, Anthony Anderson, makes significantly more than she does.

The report also claimed that if she didn’t make any headway, she might step away and consider guest starring on other shows.

Over the weekend, Ellis addressed the reports and didn’t exactly deny the claims. In a lengthy statement shared on social media, Ross said that she “was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show.”

She continued, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”

She did, however, confirm that claims there were threats are false. “I wish I could have been called by the reporter to confirm that,” she wrote.

Tracy’s statement falls right in line with what her co-stars, Deon Cole and Jenifer Lewis, explained to HipHollywood on Sunday night during the 2018 SAG Awards.

When asked about Ross’ desire to earn more money, Lewis said, “Tracee should have more money, you should have more money, every woman should have more money because we’ve been in the background too long. ”

Television’s favorite mom continued, “We’ve got grab her by the pussy in the White House and women are not standing for it anymore. Black-ish is a very important show, we are dealing with all the pressing issues of our time … This is the time to look it in the face and address it and come through the fire. Women are not taking it anymore.”

Deon also shut down rumors that Ross would be taking a back seat, telling us “There’s two sides to every story. Tracee is fine, everybody is fine, and everybody is getting paid. Everybody is eating. It’s all love I promise you.”

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