Roseanne, Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, and Uma Thurman turn out an emotional screening

Kleenexes in hand, celebs at L.A.’s Bruin Theatre for the Oct. 12 premiere of Disney’s emotionally wrenching Beloved prepared for ophthalmic downpours. ”I’m a little nervous, I don’t want to cry,” said Roseanne before the film. Tim Allen had his weeping excuse ready: ”I’ll blame it on the air conditioner.” After the screening, the party at the Armand Hammer Museum provided relief, with the soothing soundtrack thrumming in the background and a comfort-food buffet, including fried green tomatoes, to nosh on. Four days earlier, the East Coast party for Beloved at the New York Hilton had similar highlights, with guests — including the film’s stars Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton, along with Sean ”Puffy” Combs and Michael Bolton — decompressing in a ballroom lined with stills from the film. But the glitterati took a backseat to Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, who was descended upon by admirers like Uma Thurman. The main difference between the fetes? That California attitude. Said Winfrey in L.A.: ”I’m so much more relaxed tonight. Like, 15 degrees more.”

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