Grand Gala Purple Carpet celebrity guest list released - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Grand Gala Purple Carpet celebrity guest list released

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Grand Gala’s Purple Carpet in Louisville will host the following celebrities May 2, during the Kentucky Derby weekend:

-Jamie Foxx: Academy Award Winner, Grammy Award Winner, Golden Globe Winner, currently plays Max Dillon in the newest Spider-Man 2, premiering May 2.
-The Jacksons: Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine will perform
-Anthony Anderson: Law and Order
-Ron Isley: aka Mr. Biggs, has one of the longest, most influential and most diverse careers in music – this Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will perform
-Chauncey Billups: NBA Detroit Piston, NBA Champion and All-Star
-Angela Bassett: Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee
-Julius Erving: aka Dr. J, this legendary NBA player has been named one of the most important Athletes of all Time
-Doug E. Fresh: The Human Beat Box and dubbed The World’s Greatest Entertainer will co-host the Grand Gala
-Nicole Murphy: Reality star and international model will co-host
-Ken Griffey, Jr.: All-Star Major League Baseball player and named to the All-Century MLB Team
-Gary Payton: NBA Champion, All-Star and Hall of Famer
-Ndamukong Suh: NFL Detroit Lions
-Ron Harper: Former NBA great with 5 Championships
-Gayle King: CBS This Morning and Editor-at-Large for O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine
-Mitch Richmond: Former NBA player and Champion
-Scottie Pippen: Former NBA great with 6 Championships
-Star Jones: TV Personality , Fashion Designer and Woman’s Advocate
-Chef Jeff Henderson: Celebrity Chef
-Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle: both Grammy Award Winners will perform their Academy Award-winning song, A Whole New World

The Grand Gala will feature dinner, specialty drinks and a Soul Train Revue.

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