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Birthday Girl Sanaa Lathan Celebrates 'Nappily' Premiere With Her Girls Gabby, Nia Long & More + Prince Harry Fixes Meghan Markle's Hair At Cookbook Launch, And It's Adorable

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Sanaa Lathan and her girls, including Gabrielle Union and Nia Long, linked up to celebrate her birthday and the premiere of her new movie, Nappily Ever After. See flicks of the baddies living their best lives, plus see how Prince Harry made sure his Duchess wife Meghan Markle was looking her best inside...

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47 never looked this damn good!

Sanaa Lathan had two good reasons to be all smiles ALL week. She celebrates her 47th birthday this week AND her new Netflix movie, Nappily Ever After, debuts today!

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To celebrate, the YBF actress linked up with her girls Robinee Lee, Gabrielle Union, Nia Long and Antoinette Robinson at the afterparty for the Nappily Ever After special screening that was held at Teddy's in L.A. last night.  Lawd nobody ages.  At all.  Like, ever.



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The birthday girl made her rounds during the party, snapping it up with "Silicon Valley" actress Suzanne Cryer and her director dad Stan Lathan. She looks a lot like her pops!

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Nappily Ever After stars Ernie Hudson and Lynn Whitfield were spotted sharing a laugh during the shindig.

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The modern day woman film  is an adaptation of the best-selling novel with the same name, written by Trisha R. Thomas.

“The film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.”

Sanaa, above looking flawlessly fierce in a green JOVANI dress, didn't cut any corners for the role, shaving her head completely bald for one riveting scene in the film.

Not only is Sanaa starring in the film, but she’s also producing it. Director Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda) directed the film with. Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, and Jared Leboff produced alongside the YBF actress.


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Gabrielle Union, who starred in Love & Basketball with Sanaa, came out to celebrate with her longtime friend. Gabby was all about some shoulder action in an ELIE SAAB off-the-shoulder gown. Her hair and makeup are on point!



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Nia Long, who starred in The Best Man & The Best Man Holiday with Sanaa, was there to support her friend.

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Gotta love the on-screen parents! 

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Lynn Whitfield also hit the red carpet with her biological daughter Grace Gibson, who starred in All Eyez On Me.

Mama still looking GOODT.

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YAS! Go AWF! Fitness enthusiast AJ Johnson was a whole snack on the carpet.

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ATL actress Tae Heckard made a surprise appearance. Cute dress.

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Well hello there, Robinne Lee! 

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Retired NBA baller John Salley, NFL star Larry English and his wife/Nicole Williams were also in the mix.

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Be sure to check out Nappily Ever After as it debuts on Netflix TODAY! 

At another event...

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Meghan Markle had fun at an outdoor reception at Kensington Palace for her first royal hosting event to help celebrate the launch of a cookbook she helped create titled, Together: Our Community Cookbook. She brought her mother Doria Regland along for her first official royal hosting gig and, of course, her hubby Prince Harry was there to show support.

And he did more than smile for pictures and give handshakes. He made sure the Duchess of Sessex was looking her best the entire time.

Watch him help fix her hair below:




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The former "Suits" star wrote the foreward to the book that features recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Proceeds from the book will be donated to help them rebuild.

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During the event, the Duke was spotted grabbing treats and then trying to hide them, but cameras caught him. Ha! Check it:



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The 37-year-old also served up her first royal speech as her hubby looked on proud as ever. "The power of food is more than just the meal itself — it is the story behind it. And when you get to know the story of the recipe, you get to know the person behind it," she said. Peep a clip below:


Loves it.

Photos: Getty/Instar

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