Written by | Ray Cornelius
It was on like DONKEY KONG, last night for the Blue Carpet of Steve Harvey’s 2015 Neighborhood Awards. Yours truly was in the house capturing all of the celebrity arrivals and while this year’s carpet was not as robust as last year, it was packed with just as much star power!
Vincent Herbert, Evelyn Braxton and Tamar Braxton
This year’s interviews and photo opportunities took place inside of Atlanta’s Philips Arena versus outside in the sweltering Georgia heat. Anyone who covered the event last year will tell you it was a challenge for both media and the celebrities to try and stay cool in 90 degree weather. As usual fans were line-up outside the venue in a gated area screaming their heads off and snapping pictures of their favorite celebrity as they stepped out of their limousine and into the arena.
Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan
Some of this year’s superstars gracing the carpet included Grammy-winning divas, Michelle Williams and Erica Campbell;”The Real” co-hosts Loni Love and Tamar Braxton; Hip Hop icons, MC Lyte and Yo Yo; “Born Again Virgin” actors Tank, Danielle Nicole and Meagan Holder; RHOA stars Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker and Mama Joyce. Other celebrities spotted were Judge Glenda Hatchett; “Mann & Wife” stars David and Tamela Mann; Comedic actresses Kim Whitley and Sheryl Underwood; R&B vocalist, Kelly Price; TV/Film and stage actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph; “The Perfect Guy” co-stars Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy; and actors from Bounce TV’s “Family Time” Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell. “Steve Harvey Morning Show” personaity Shirley Strawberry served as this year’s red carpet host.
Once inside, attendees were treated to three star studded performances by Usher, Tyrese and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds as well as the “no holds barred” award ceremony, hosted by the man himself, Steve Harvey.
Check out all of the photos below:
Sheryl Lee Ralph
David and Tamela Mann
Michelle Williams and Nephew Tommy
Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker and Mama Joyce
Tamar Braxton and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith
Meagan Holder, Tank and Danielle Nicolet
Angell Conwell and Omar Gooding
HGTV’s Eygypt Sherrod and her husband DJ Fadelf
Judge Glenda Hatchett
Media stars Ed Gordon and Mo Ivory and her fiance Robert Martin
MC Lyte, Loni Love and Angelique Perrin of Cafe Mocha Radio
Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com