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Jada Pinkett-Smith arrives at opening of Rhimes Performing Arts Center

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

By Alesia Stanford For Dailymail.Com- Saturday

Jada Pinkett-Smith was dazzling in a glittering gold gown at a star-studded event celebrating the opening of Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes' latest project, The Rhimes Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

She joined Rhimes and Debbie Allen on her first red carpet outing since the now infamous Academy Awards ceremony late last month, when her husband Will Smith slapped Chris Rock/

The new facility includes a fly aerial studio named for Jada and Will Smith.

The 50-year-old actress wore a strapless gown that featured her toned arms, and accented the elegant frock with a red lip and gold earrings.

The Red Table Talk host posed on the red carpet along with the multitalented Grey's Anatomy creator and Grey's actress Debbie Allen, who is being honored with a dance academy in her name.

The facility includes five dance studios. It's open to students aged 8 and older and will teach classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, African, Dunham, Tap, & Musical Theater.

© Provided by Daily MailStill dealing with the slap: This was the Girls' Trip star's first red carpet event since the infamous slap at the 2022 Oscar Awards. Will Smith has resigned from the Academy and is banned from attending any ceremonies for the next 10 years; seen March 27

© Provided by Daily MailBroadway bound: Samuel L. Jackson rocked a charcoal suit, while his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson looked elegant in a peach, pink and brown floral long sleeve dress.

Shonda walked the red carpet in a green and white floral gown with long puffed sleeves and open collar, while Debbie showed off her dancer's legs in a loose fitting off the shoulder woven cream dress with a brown slip and beaded necklace. The trio were joined by Samuel L. Jackson, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, and his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

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