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Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: The Grand Gala announces their star-studded guest list

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: The Grand Gala announces their star-studded guest list

by Sherlene Shanklin

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 8:57 PM

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin:  One of the biggest galas for the Kentucky Derby weekend announces their star-studded list and they get one of the hottest actors in the business.  Oscar and Grammy award winner Jamie Foxx will be attending the Grand Gala.  Foxx is currently in the movie Spider-Man 2 which will debut in the United States on the same night of the gala.  He will play the villian Electro in the movie.

The Grand Gala is also releasing additional names on their guest list.  They will have music icons The Jacksons, American Horror Story star and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett,  NBA legend   Julius “Dr. J” Erving; Six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen; Grammy award winner and founding member of the family music group the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley; co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine Gayle King; retired MLB outfielder and 13-time All Star Ken Griffey Jr.; retired NBA star and 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups; author and television personality Star Jones; five-time NBA champion Ron Harper; international model and star of Hollywood Exes Nicole Murphy; and retired NBA star; nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton, Law and Order star Anthony Anderson; Doug E. Fresh, The Human Beat Box and dubbed The World's Greatest Entertainer will co-host the gala; NFL Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh; Former NBA star Mitch Richmond; Celebrity Chef, Jeff Henderson; Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle both Grammy Award winners will perform their Oscar Award winning song, A Whole New World. 
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