Keri Hilson, Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique

Atlanta's glitterati turned out for the private screening of Will Packers' holiday movie Almost Christmas held at Atlantic Station on Wednesday.

Pictured above are singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, left, with Gabrielle Union and Mo'Nique.

The movie is about a dysfunctional family that gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mother died. Almost Christmas stars Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Nicole Ari Parker, Kimberly Elise, Jessie T. Usher, and comedian D. C. Young Fly.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Atlanta Screening of Almost Christmas

Big Boi and son Cross Patton

Rap mogul Antwan André Patton, aka Big Boi, and his son Cross Patton. Big Boi, 41, is best known as one half of the Grammy winning rap group Outkast.

Mo'Nique and family

Comedienne Mo'Nique and her beautiful family.

Omar Epss, David E Talbert

Sexy actor and star of Almost Christmas, Omar Epps, left, and the movie's director David E. Talbert.

Rachel Kylian

Almost Christmas star Rachel Kylian was dressed like she was attending an awards show.

D.C. Young Fly

D.C. Young Fly and his mother and girlfriend.

David E Talbert and wife Lyn Talbert

Director David E. Talbert and his wife of 18 years, Lyn Talbert.

Rap duo Rock City

Rappers and songwriters Rock City who wrote Rihanna's "Pour It Up" and "Mandown," Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", and Beyonce's "All Night".

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • Tonia Hannah

    I thought David E. Talbert was.... never mind lol

  • socaligirl99

    I'm looking forward to seeing this one. I love holiday movies.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique had some body contouring but they forgot to do those big arms and she dares go out in public in sleeveless outfits with all of that cellulite making her guns look saggy.

  • Tonia Hannah

    I think she looks good.

  • Tynamight

    Man! Everyone looks great!

  • MookieFly

    Im the opposite because it always seem so cheesy, but this looks actually looks good.

  • nucynu25

    Yep ..all that beautiful blackness ?

  • nucynu25

    Lyn Talbert's hair is life ??

  • MookieFly

    Everbody looking sharp! I am ready for Monique to re-enter the film industry. Bring back the laughs!

  • darealwifey

    WHAT IS TOWANDA WEARING??? It looks like she was chilling at home eating popcorn and watching Netflix, and looked at her watch and remembered this event and just ran out the house in her PJs.

  • mela.reign77

    Monique looks fabulous and I commend her on her incredible weight loss. This is the first time that I've ever seen her twins, for awhile I thought they didn't exist. Very beautiful family indeed! Omar Epps still got it, that man is so sexy to me. Gabby always looks great, beautiful lady. Everyone else looks great as well and I'm actually looking forward to seeing this movie. From what I've seen on the previews it's going to be funny as heck!

  • socaligirl99

    I don't mind chessy for holiday movies but I remember when I saw the trailer for this one awhile back I thought this looks really good.

  • Tynamight

    I'm so proud of D.C. Young Fly. He showed out on Family Feud...had me giggling. I'm too dern old to be giggling...

  • mela.reign77

    Me too!

  • nucynu25

    +1

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But her arms still look as if they belong on Hulk Hogan.

  • Tynamight

    LOL I love the accidental shade.

  • Tonia Hannah

    Arm fat is hard to get rid of ?

  • mela.reign77

    Lmbo.. what did I do? Kmsl

  • Sucker Free

    Just about to say that color and those curls ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique's twins have big heads just like their mama.
    I hope she had a Cesarean.

  • nucynu25

    You got a hard one for Mo huh ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I guess Omar didn't know its still in the 80s in the A and he has on a snow suit lol

  • Tonia Hannah

    You really not feeling her huh? Lol

  • socaligirl99

    I love me some Omar Epps but I can't stand those pants he got on.

  • nucynu25

    Yes , I wish I could get my natural to behave ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I'm saving all of my love for you./s

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I texted my trainer earlier today to ask him which legs exercises I will be doing tonight and he told me lunges.

    So I'm taking it out on Monique.

  • nucynu25

    You Dont want me ..I eat bacon ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Huh?

    I ain't Muslim or Jewish.

  • Tynamight

    1st of all: KERI HILSON is a fox. She looks great in that pant suit.
    and...
    Who is the cutie in the pink skirt? I would totally dress my daughter that way.

  • nucynu25

    Lmao ..sorry I got you confused with another poster ..my bad

  • Tonia Hannah

    Oh ok ?

  • Tynamight

    "her twins, for awhile I thought they didn't exist."

  • Tynamight

    It was an accident. You were speaking from a pure place. I blame no one.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Black excellence all over the place ? I love it

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yes! Me too I loved This Christmas!

  • Tynamight

    Holllllllerinnnnnnnng! Girl!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    She looks great

  • Connie

    Monique looks great!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Isn't Cross the child featured on the Speakerboxx skits? Time flies ?

  • mela.reign77

    What did Monique and her big head little boys do to you?

  • mela.reign77

    KMSL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    They're Handsome boys and it's adorable that she named them David and Jonathan.

  • Low E. TUH!

    LORD LOOK AT MONIQUE'S TWINS!! THEY'RE SO BIG...I KNOW SHE'S GLAD TO BE BACK "IN"

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Glad Keri getting work.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    But is she really back "in" tho?

  • mela.reign77

    I missed the photos at the bottom. Towanda Braxton looks like the suffix Mr. should be in front of her name. I'm sorry not trying to be mean but she does and it makes me sad. :(

  • Low E. TUH!

    QTRNA...IDK!

  • socaligirl99

    My kids and I watch that like every other day during the holiday season. Be sitting there watching like it's the first time. Lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    May actually pay to see this.

  • KB

    Go Mo, Go Mo, Go Mo! She looks beautiful!

  • KB

    You too....with those XTRA pink lips.

  • stav

    Taliah Waajid curl sealer will get you together.

  • mela.reign77

    Lmbo, yes I was. Kmsl!

  • mela.reign77

    Seriously I could never find photos of them or nothing.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    For an Oscar winner, I didn't think so. Some womenz don't fare too well after winning but Monique took a hard tumble.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    My trainer spent five years in the Marine Corp and we do high intensity training which means the sessions last 15 minutes, 20 minutes tops and we're doing at least 3 exercises with three sets each with high reps/low medium weights.

    If I take a break he looks at me as if I were a POS.
    He just doesn't understand that this fat boy isn't in top shape..yet

  • stav

    Are you without flaws? No one has to be or should be ashamed of their flaws, she's comfortable with it , and it doesn't affect your life.

  • Junkanoo

    Monique looks nice .....Rachel couldn't be serious that dress is a mess it not doing her any favors

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I see she learned from her mistake.
    Sometimes a hard head makes a broke a$$!!

  • MissHarlem

    Thought I was on the wrong blog for a second with all this popping melanin and hardly any shade. Wow ??

  • nucynu25

    Girlll ..Dont jinx it ??

  • MissHarlem

    I know right. Let me zip it. We get this twice a year so let me not spoil it.

  • nucynu25

    Thank u

  • MookieFly

    She may be still getting checks from The Parkers reruns lol

  • Salliemae’s Boosh

    Whitley!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I am definitely without flaws but I wear clothing to hide my flaws.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I was talking about her not getting any roles after she refused to do the press junkets and then blamed Lee Daniel for warning her that she was making a mistake and jeopardizing her career.

  • Violet Rose

    I really do not like Monique her nasty attitude. I think I dislike her for the character she played on the Parkers. Her desperation and allowing her (character) self to be disrespected always made me angry and sad at the same time.

  • QweenOfThorns

    Yea they were babies on that album. Time flies indeed.

  • @djangothegod
  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Uh she's clearly wearing shape wear. Besides shouldn't you be more concerned about continuing to financially supporting someone that hates you? You'd think with the rotten cards life has given you , you'd try to be a bit more positive. Let me tell you a little secret about life , your thoughts attract and form who and what you are. Have a nice evening.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    That top pic is EVERYTHING. Keri, Gabby U. and Mo'nique look amazing!

    Lyn Talbert's head-to-toe look is giving me life, too.

    I hope they do well at the box office. The trailer for this film looks really funny.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Jam!

  • Username 222

    Keri Hilson looks amazing.

  • Sucker Free

    Me too...mine is more straight I have to twist it for volume and texture

  • Zebra Stripes

    Has anybody ever tried Zoes Kitchen before? This is my first time & its f*cking delicious. I'm eating Salmon/Zucchini Kabobs, a side Greek Salad, with Hummus & pita bread. And for dessert a zesty lemon cookie.

  • @djangothegod
  • @djangothegod

    Take a microfiber towel and rub it all over your head.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Larger or smaller, Mo'nique always looks good. She dresses well, her hair is laid (she is queen kitchen and edges), her smile is genuine and she is multitalented. Those arms landed her millions upon millions of dollars and fans. Let that sista simmer and sauté.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    DC young fly is corny, corny CORNY! Him and his girlfriend" ain't ish. If anyone here reads LSA you'll know what talking about.

  • Emily post

    Great looking cast... I will support.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Sounds like boogie food? If it ain't fried, I ain't eatin it?? I don't eat boogie, I eat bootie??

  • @djangothegod

    No doubt.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Shade

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    ?????????

    ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    I got summn yeen got to pay to see?

  • Zebra Stripes

    Lol. Brenden this food cost too damn much for me to spit out.....so i won't. #Hush.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    I don't girl, fill me in. Who his girlfriend is? Yanno I stood next to him at a urinal once, allegedly. His piss smelt like Sandra's bellybutton??
    *Bullock

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    I figured it was costly. Enjoy??

  • CaliVirgo

    Sounds so good

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Don't it tho. She got me hungry. I ate hot dogs for lunch??

  • nucynu25

    Am a 4c ..super super tight tight curls & thick as hell ..the shrinkage is really what I loathe.

  • Zebra Stripes

    @Calivirgo.It is. They just open this one in Orlando.

  • ebonics

    Ive allllways loved Omar Epps, hes so fine. Lately though.. Ive noticed that man cannot dress at all! That outfit is horrible, and ive seen him wearing a skirt before. Shame, hes a gorgeous man. I loved him in the Wood.

  • ~~eb

    Monique looks good!

  • nucynu25

    Hot dogs & booty on the side ...

  • MissHarlem

    ? I'm sarcastic with it.

  • CaliVirgo

    I wish I had some salmon zucchini kabobs ?

  • CaliVirgo

    Just nastay ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Meh...I miss the old MoMo. The one that didn't shave her legs. I crave a hairy woman?? Lots of hair and areolas. My two turn ons? A hairy areola is even better??

  • nucynu25

    Dont judge Bren ..if he wanna eat the booty that's his right ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ??????

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Well his " girlfriend " seems to think dark skin black women hating on her ? and her relationship with Young bum. They did a YouTube boyfriend tag video in a roach infested apartment. I think a roach crawled on her or they admit to roaches crawling on her or the both of them in the apartment. In the opening sequence he says he isn't her boyfriend. Apparently she ran though a few of the wild n out guys until she got to Young bum and started stalking his ass.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Hello!?

  • Zebra Stripes

    That's Brenden middle name....

  • CaliVirgo

    Monique is looking good. Eye see you girl?

  • nucynu25

    Wow ...trash ass couple .

  • CaliVirgo

    Hello darlin?

  • nucynu25

    ???

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Well come on through. Hmmm. Imma halfta research. He done came up a bit, I'll give him that. Reminds me of ol boy? That one that's cool with that midget? Duvall something,,,His lil homie went from YouTube to acting next to Alist stars,,,Seems like he fell off tho? Whatever his name is,,,I'll get back to you on that...I know for a fact he lost one opportunity because his anti gay videos from the past surfaced, allegedly,,,Yes girl, I was like ? When I was told. An opportunity straight slipped from underneath him and he don't even know it. Is what it is...

  • CaliVirgo

    Love Omar and all but wtf does he have on??

  • nucynu25

    That nicca dress very young thuggish/ dope boy 80s ...type ish

  • CaliVirgo

    With the Kanye Kardashian coat and shoes

  • harley_quinn2.0

    New post

  • Sucker Free

    Boy bye

  • product of 79

    Look at Mo'? still big sexy too me ? umm... Keisha Epps I would like to say gurrrlll yo husband can STILL get IT no disrespect intended ? Ms.Keri baybee looks cute per usual... She is really pretty ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Free is too much

  • product of 79

    Oh we back on titts????

  • Sucker Free

    I don't know my type...I blow mine dry before twisting to stretch

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    It's so good and always fresh. Next time have the rice if you do carbs. It's delish

  • Zebra Stripes

    Lyn Talbert hair is gorgeous.

  • Zebra Stripes

    Ok. They just made a fan.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Neva heard of it they must not have a location near me.

  • @djangothegod

    I saw some scallops on a kebab yesterday.
    I'm not big on scallops though.

  • Futuredocdonte

    Remember when Monique went off on Keri Hilson on Twitter behind the Beyoncé diss record? Have they made up or are they faking the funk?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ??? No tits like ur tits??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ???sooooo mean?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • CaliVirgo

    Django hey sir I see your name was on the marquee yesterday??. I sooooooo allergic to shell fish ??

  • CaliVirgo

    Django hey sir I see your name was on the marquee yesterday??. I sooooooo allergic to shell fish ??

  • Lisa daniels

    I dislike because of precious, scarred me for life. She is on the list with Michael Ealy, actors i don't f with because of the characters they played.

  • product of 79

    ??? you betta not tell nobody ??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo
  • leapyearpisces

    Wow! Loudmouth actually looks great. She outshines Gabby and Keri in this photo! She really looks amazing?

  • yallcrazy

    Monique always remind me of that dog on Tom and Jerry. Big bulldog head ass

  • ~~eb

    Go to the corner right now!! ???

  • yallcrazy

    I agree. I've just never liked her and I don't think she's that funny. But plenty do so thats all that matters.

  • Stl_heat

    WTF does Omar Epps have on???

  • Real Name

    ???

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Everyone looks great! I don't know about any other race but I know that we do not crack. Everybody looking younger than their ages.

  • product of 79

    ??? jus so you know... You ain't shiiit? run and tell dis... My titties ain't shiiiit but my cookies is golden???

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ???????

  • product of 79

    Love ya more ? ol' crazy self

  • Finding Forever…

    A steamer, just like a hooded dryer but instead produces steam. Amazon has them or maybe even a local beauty store. Deep conditioning should help too. Purchase a Hot Head thermal cap. Amazon or google. The flax seeds help to penetrate the hair follicles while reducing shrinkage. Had to do a little research because I too am natural.

  • Finding Forever…

    Black is Beautiful! Congrats & I hope it does damn well in the theaters. Soooooo was this a last minute stop for Q? He didn't have enough damn time to remove his coat or was this a part of his ensemble? D.C momma ain't trusting noooooone with that coinage. Done brought the bag on the carpet. Go'on Ma'am.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Women are all looking beautiful I love gabbys dress hair and skin, however it's fall now The dress looks summery

  • nucynu25

    Thank you soon much ????

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Who knows...if they're in LA...ain't THAT damn cold in no October...

  • Zebra Stripes

    #Lies

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Thank you... Gabby is still in Miami mode.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    It's so many flavors here... so fresh and clean . Fresh and fruity... just FlAVORFULLL!!!! Hope BiG Boi's ok and that is temporary !!! Monique with her open relations self!!! Looking cute!!! Omar ...meh....

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Oh my. You're not lying. D'oh!!!!

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    I was just gonna say....tf he got on???

  • Stl_heat

    Lol and them leggins....omg

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Yassssss sis let the flowage of the tea be ever-abundant, ASHANDAH!!!!! ??

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    That had to be awkward...Monique called her a skinny bird bitch, so unless they had tea and crumpets before signing on to do this movie, can't imagine what being on set together was like without a come to Jesus, come here sugar moment from Monique cuz she was dead ass wrong for that

  • Violet Rose

    Maybe I would feel differently if I was not so disgusted on how she was portrayed on the Parkers. I felt like it made Black women look desperate and needy.

  • Violet Rose

    I did enjoy her performance in Precious and I was rather surprised. I think her history of abuse and low self esteem helped her in that role. I wish she would have conducted herself better during the promos for this movie.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Looks like an orthopedic boot from after surgery . Not a diabetic boot . I'm surprised Ms. Rose didn't do a Medical Minute.

  • Mrs Mary

    Yes she does MONIQUE IS KILLING THEM AND KEEPING THAT WEIGHT DOWN

  • che’lint

    I see you Monique. . ? flashing that ring. ? handsome family.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My chirrens said I'll be watching this one solo lol. They look beautiful

  • yallcrazy

    So true. I noticed that too. I just felt it perpetuated the stereotype that larger women have to chase a man. I'm not a large woman but that still irritated me.

  • AG

    I thought so too.

  • brooklyn23

    I'm 38 and I have grandma arms?. Dare if I do a wave without long sleeves

  • Ni Ni

    My weight went to my arms. I keep a schmock(sp) or a sweater on my arms. I admire women who are not afraid to wear theirs out whose arms are bigger than mine but i can't do it.

  • KIm

    I guess I'm the only one who didn't know Monique had kids...

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes! Believe me when I say I am no fan of Loudmouth, but I give credit when credit is do, and she is straight SLAYING in this particular picture.

  • Lolalao

    Me too!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Go head David E. Talbert!

    Everyone looks nice ?

  • brooklyn23

    Its not even so much that mine are big. They are normal looking. But if I wave lol that part at the bottom shakes.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Almost Christmas star Rachel Kylian was dressed like she was attending an awards show.

    Her hair does NOT.

  • Luvmisumellie

    I'm happy Monique lost half her body weight. I guess pretending it is ok for your husband to sleep with other women can curb your appetite.

  • JerseyMom

    I will be seeing this movie.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I'm so proud of Mo'Nique how she doesn't bend to Hollywood's standards & leads her own path. I've worked in two of her movies and she was a sweetheart....
    Btw Happy belated B-day to another sweetheart Gabby Union..

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Gabby Im feeling that dress!

  • Benita Renee’

    I totally agree with you!! Especially about those edges!

  • Benita Renee’

    For me it's Danny Glover in the Color Purple.. I hate Mister and I don't F with Danny Glover because of it...smh

  • Mystery User

    Lyn Talbert - her hair is Amazing!

  • Mystery User

    This some good shade right here!

  • Lisa daniels

    I aint with mister because she always spit in his cup but monique and Michael can go straight to hell

  • thehumble1

    me too lol

  • thehumble1

    Omar Epps!... Monique looks real good.

  • Ni Ni

    Chile, i know that feeling all too well ?

  • ChocolateChick84

    I want to take a Sharpie and add 're to the your. I can't take you serious when you have grammatical errors on your body.

  • Michelle

    But Andelle and Kim were black women on that show, every episode and they never chased a man. Neither did any of the other black women on the show. It was comedy. And at the end, she actually married the professor so it paid off lol

  • Michelle

    She jut did the movie with Queen Latifah last year for HBO and I seen her in one in 2014 too. Lee is a gay and so is hollywood and they want people to kiss their ass for everything. And she wasn't doing it. Halle Berry said the same thing after she won her award. She said its too much politics and bs esp with black people trying to get roles from white people. Either you suckn D or you not

  • Bonny

    Beautiful black people????

  • Bonny

    Omar Epps...yes

  • kekeb

    Gabrielle Union is gorgeous!!! I think it was nice of DC Yung Fly to bring his mother and girlfriend

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That was my point, but it's funny that Halle didn't mind fugging a white man in a movie to get her Oscar nor did Monique mind playing the stereotypical abusive dykish black mother for hers?
    What does Lee being gay have to do anything?
    I doubt gay men want to smash Monique or Halle and unfortunately politics is part of every single job whether you make minimum wage or millions.

  • HelloToni

    Not feeling Omar Epps outfit. Maybe if he was 20 years younger.