Dihann Carroll honored with lifetime achievement

The 21st annual NAACP Theater Awards got off to a flirtatious start Aug. 29 as legit heads gathered beforehand at the DGA for food and cocktails.

“I got in trouble,” confessed host Niecy Nash. “I saw Billy Dee Williams and he hugged me, and I have never been starstruck in my life, but when I saw Billy Dee, he squeezed me and I said, ‘I would have my tubes untied for you!’ ”

On stage, Lifetime Achievement honoree Diahann Carroll joked about her intro, which included a lengthy list of her accolades: “I know I was back there thinking, ‘When is she going to retire?’ ” – — AJ Marechal

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