Celebrities came out to celebrate the premiere of Lifetime’s television movie Steel Magnolias in New York City. Check out the pics after the jump…Queen Latifah, Keri Hilson and ESSENCE’s October cover star Jill Scott graced the red carpet, among many others. The film hits the small screen on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m EST. Will you be watching?

Image by Starpix shows actress Condola Rashad, right, and her father, retired football player Ahmad Rashad, at the world premiere of her TV film “Steel Magnolias.

Actress Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens at the world premiere of the TV film “Steel Magnolias.