Friday, February 23, 2007

From bronze to gold + pre-Oscar parties

By now everyone must have heard that Barbadian sprinter and Olympic bronze medallist, Obadele Thompson, will be getting married to five-time Olympic gold medallist and formerly the world's fastest woman, Marion Jones, on Saturday, February 24 in North Carolina. Best wishes to the couple, who are also expecting a child. In honour of their impending nuptials, here is a pictorial of the couple as they blazed their separate paths to glory.

The Oscars will also be held this weekend, and some of the nominees have been feted all week. Jennifer Hudson, who's vying for the award of Best Supporting Actress for Dream Girls, was the guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by MAC in Los Angeles.

and was also honoured at a Hennessy Giant Magazine event (here with Dream Girls castmate Jamie Fox)

Forest Whittaker, who's contending in a tight race for Best Actor for his role in The Last King of Scotland, was honoured at the Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Oscar Party (his wife Keisha is also pictured)

Good luck to Forest, Jennifer and of course to Eddie Murphy, who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Dream Girls.

Pix: Young, Black & Fabulous

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