Stars Take in the Premiere of "The Butler"

Posted Monday August 5, 2013 9:33 PM GMT

Stepping out to show off their latest work, the cast of “The Butler” lined the red carpet at the film’s New York premiere on Monday evening (August 5).

Turning heads in a little black dress and a bedazzled sling, Mariah Carey arrived at the Ziegfeld Theater on the arm of her hubby, Nick Cannon.

Also glamming it up for the big night, Minka Kelly took her turn in front of the shutterbugs in a one-shoulder printed frock, and, not to be outdone, actress Naomi Watts accompanied her partner Liev Schreiber, who looked handsome in a charcoal grey suit sans tie.

Veteran actresses Jane Fonda and Oprah Winfrey also made the stroll past photographers on their way inside to see their work on the big screen.

A historical drama, the motion picture is described as follows: "An African-American eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler."

Spearheaded by Lee Daniels, “The Butler” arrives in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 16.

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