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Kerry Washington and Thandie Newton Work the Red Carpet at the "For Colored Girls" Premiere



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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Kerry Washington and Thandie Newton attend the premiere of 'For Colored Girls' at Ziegfeld Theatre on October 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

    The actresses were on hand for a first look at the Tyler Perry-directed film at the Ziegfeld Theatre Monday night. The movie is based on a 1975 play that features a series of 20 poems telling stories about topics such as love, abandonment and domestic abuse.