Mariah Carey & Co. Sparkle At "Precious" Premiere

by MEGHANN MADIGAN · October 5, 2009

Mariah CareyMariah Carey's role in "Precious" maybe almost as skimpy as the dress she wore to the New York Film Festival's screening, however, she certainly stole the show on the red carpet. Also starring in the film and shining on the red carpet were Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, and new-comer Gabourey Sidibe. Also, Harvey Keitel, Gayle King, Chyna Lane, Mary J. Blige, Bobby Cannavale, Malcom Jamal-Warner were amongst the crowd that came to witness director Lee Daniels masterful adaptation of Sapphire's riveting, heart-wrenching novel.

The film portrays the novel's hardcore story about Clareece 'Precious' Jones - an illiterate and abused Harlem teen who says, "Sometimes I wish I was not alive...But I don't know how to die.  Ain' no plug to pull out."  The film's rising star Sidibe, who plays Precious, gives an intense and unforgettable performance that brought tears to the eyes of many theater goers at the screening.  Hopefully, all the fabulous femmes in the audience remembered their water-proof mascara!

The screening was hosted by 42BELOW vodka.

Mariah Carey, Nick CannonMariah Carey, Nick Cannon Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

Paula Patton, Mary J. BligeHarvey Keitel, Daphna Kastner Paula Patton, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Keitel, Daphna Kastner

Will Bumpus, Gayle KingSteve Buscemi, Jo Andres Will Bumpus, Gayle King, Steve Buscemi, Jo Andres

Lenny Kravitz, Zoe KravitzLee Daniels Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Lee Daniels

Gabourey SidibeBobby Cannavale Gabourey Sidibe, Bobby Cannavale

Malcom Jamal-WarnerChyna Layne Malcom Jamal-Warner, Chyna Layne

[All photos by Getty].