Recap: BET Hosts VIP Screening of ‘Being Mary Jane’

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On a cold Tuesday night, BET hosted a VIP screening party for their latest hit show from Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane. Inside Total Request Live studios in the middle of Times Square, friends of the network, media and the cast of Being Mary Jane mixed and mingled while watching BET’s first scripted drama.

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The cocktail tables were adorned with Post-It notes, a nod to the show.

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Guests enjoyed an open bar along with passed hors d’oeuvres, including quesadillas, crab cakes, fried rissoto and even Baked by Melissa cupcakes.

We spied a few of our favorites in the crowd including series creator Mara Brock Akil and the cast of Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal, Margaret Avery, Richard Roundtree, Omari Hardwick, Robinne Lee, and Stephen Bishop. Also spotted were Essence Magazine’s Yolanda Sangweni and Emil Wilbekin, Bravo’s Imani Ellis, People Magazine‘s Janine Rubenstein, VH1’s Nyle Washington, Black Enterprise’s Kim Wilson. Of course 106 & Park‘s Bow Wow and co-host Keshia Chante were in the mix along with actor/rapper Tristan Wilds and the cast of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels.

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BET’s Natasha Bryson with Joi-Marie McKenzie

Thanks Natasha for the invitation and thanks BET for a great night!

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