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‘Power’ Party: Terrence J. Honors Lala Anthony at Zacapa’s NYC Rooftop Soiree (Photos)

Event kicks off new series of intimate dinner parties toasting top NYC media and entertainment figures, in partnership with TheWrap

It’s not always lonely at the top.

E! News host Terrence J gathered 30 intimates on an NYC rooftop overlooking the Empire State Building for a special evening honoring former MTV VMA Lala Anthony on Thursday night. Anthony, star of 50 Cent’s Starz series “Power,” wrapped filming on Season 2 of the show two weeks ago.

"Honored to be honored," Lala posted to her 3.5 million instagram followers. (Lala Instagram)

“Honored to be honored,” Lala posted to her 3.5 million instagram followers. (Lala Instagram)

For Lala and Terrence, the two have a long history together.

In addition to co-starring in the “Think Like a Man” franchise and both gaining fame as hosts of live daily pop culture shows (Terrence on BET’s “106th and Park”, Lala as an MTV VJ on “TRL” and “Direct Effect”), Mrs. Carmelo Anthony would have you believe their bond goes back to the womb.

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“This is my brother from another mother. My mother probably pushed him out!” Anthony said.

“You’re trying to have ‘Melo kick my ass,” Jenkins covered. “‘Melo, listen, I am 5’10”. Nothing is going on here,'” he joked in response the the New York Knicks star player.

Terrence J working the room. (Shannon Sturgis)

Terrence J working the roof. (Shannon Sturgis)

To the surprise of both Jenkins and Anthony, pal Keenan Towns arranged for a montage of each of their greatest work to be projected on to a nearby building, Batman-style.

The ZaCoco cocktail started off the weekend early. (Shannon Sturgis)

The ZaCoco cocktail started off the weekend early. (Shannon Sturgis)

The private dinner party, with seats filled by “Power’s” Naturi Naughton, “Love and Hip Hop’s” Tahiry Jose, and “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Peter Thomas, amongst others, is the first for the Zacapa Room.

The Zacapa Room is a series of rooftop dinner parties raising a glass of the hall of fame rum to NYC’s entertainment and media elite. Zacapa and TheWrap will be producing the series throughout the early fall season.


Terrence J enjoying cocktails at the Zacapa Room

Guests also enjoyed a multi-course meal prepared by Chef Lois Spencer along with hand-crafted cocktails by Zacapa Rum National Mixologist Lynnette Marrero.

A new episode of "Drinking with the Stars" in NYC with Terrence J is coming soon.

A new episode of “Drinking with the Stars” from NYC with Terrence J is coming soon.


The recipe follows below. (Shannon Sturgis)

Here’s a peek at the cocktail menu from Lala and Terrence’s party. (Shannon Sturgis)

Try this delicious cocktail recipe below.

Zacapa Rum Signature Old Fashioned 

1.5 oz Zacapa Rum 23

1/4 oz Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters

1 dash Chocolate Bitters

Expressed Grapefruit Peel

Dark Chocolate Grated Over Top


1.5 oz Zacapa Rum 23

One whole fresh coconut

Preparation: Puncture coconut with two holes, one for a straw and the other for Zacapa Rum 50 ml bottle and pour in and enjoy!