Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential Viewing 02.25.11The Week in RewindIt was another busy week in Tinseltown and Washington. Our celebs cheered on their favorite NBA players at last weekend's NBA All-Star game, they walked the golden carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood event and they jammed to Motown's greatest hits at the White House. Check out the week in review...Nicole Ari Parker and Boris KodjoeNicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe attend Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at Shaq's All-Star Weekend in L.A.Keri HilsonKeri Hilson lent her vocals to sing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star.Jay-Z and RihannaJay-Z and Rihanna attend the 5th Annual "Two Kings" after party. We know they had a great time!Drake and RihannaRihanna performs with Drake at NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles, California. These two put on quite a performance.Jay-Z and BeyonceThe lovely Beyonce and talented Jay-Z sat cour side at the NBA All-Star game.Amber RoseAmber Rose blows a kiss from the front row of the Ashish show during London Fashion Week.Halle BerryHalle Berry looked stunning in her red evening gown at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills.Carmelo AnthonyThe New York Knicks introduce Carmelo Anthony as the newest Knick, inside Madison Square Garden. Go New York Knicks! We'll be seeing La La court side!Nelly and Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland and Nelly shot the video for "Gone" in Cancun, Mexico this week. We think it's going to be a steamy clip.Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx performs during "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House." We can only imagine what song he sang.President Barack ObamaThe always poised and polished President Barack Obama spoke before Seal, John Legend and Jamie Foxx took the stage to celebrate the importance of Motown music to the American culture. Obama always knows just the right words to say.Tiffany EvansUp and coming songbird Tiffany Evans performed at the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.Janet Jackson and Wissam Al ManaJanet Jackson and her boyfriend Wissam Al Mana were spotted on a little dinner date at Matsuhisa restaurant in Beverly Hills.Jada Pinkett Smith and WillowJada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow were seen on their way to a flight at LAX Airport in California. Wonder where they're going?Christina MilianA sexy in lavender Christina Milian attended the IMP Entertainment and Steve Marlton Worldwide All-Star event at Siren Studios. We are loving that dress!Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle UnionDwyane Wade and the beautiful Gabrielle Union attended the 'Two Kings' dinner and after party at Craft Restaurant.Ciara and Gayle KingCiara and Gayle King looked fabulous at the 5th Annual "Two Kings" after party. Ciara always has a jaw-dropping dress to wear!Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz hit the stage during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center.Black Women in Hollywood GuestsSome of our favorite celebs, including Kimora Lee Simmons, Serena Williams, Nicole Ari Parker, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Jennifer Lewis, Vanessa Williams and Niecy Nash at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. What a beautiful picture!Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Doesn't she look gorgeous in her pink dress?Niecy Nash and Sharon LealActresses Niecy Nash and Sharon Leal enjoy ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.Angela BassettHonoree Angela Bassett and a guest at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Bassett gave an incredible acceptance speech.Boris Kodjoe and Serena WilliamsBoris Kodjoe and Serena Williams laughed it up at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There was so much to celebrate!Loretta DevineHonoree Loretta Devine's notes for aspiring actresses: "Be on point! Be on time!" We love it! And that works for every profession Loretta!Tatyana AliTatyana Ali at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.Jennifer HudsonHonoree Jennifer Hudson and her son David Otunga, Jr. at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Hudson was honored for her acting achievements.Mary MarySisters Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. These sisters had a front row table right next to Yvette Nicole Brown.Marsha AmbrosiusMarsha Ambrosius performed at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. By the way, we are so envious of Marsha's beautiful curls.jill ScottJill Scott shared some inspiring words at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She is such a talented actress and musician.Garcelle BeauvaisGarcelle Beauvais attended ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in a fabulous all-white pants suit.Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union strikes a glam pose at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. By the way, we're so diggin' this dress and hair combo. They match perfectly!Viola Davis and Julius TennonHonoree Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon walked the golden carpet at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

It was another busy week in Tinseltown and Washington. Our celebs cheered on their favorite NBA players at last weekend's NBA All-Star game, they walked the golden carpet at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood event and they jammed to Motown's greatest hits at the White House. Check out the week in review...

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe attend Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at Shaq's All-Star Weekend in L.A.

Keri Hilson lent her vocals to sing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star.

Jay-Z and Rihanna attend the 5th Annual "Two Kings" after party. We know they had a great time!

Rihanna performs with Drake at NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles, California. These two put on quite a performance.

The lovely Beyonce and talented Jay-Z sat cour side at the NBA All-Star game.

Amber Rose blows a kiss from the front row of the Ashish show during London Fashion Week.

Halle Berry looked stunning in her red evening gown at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills.

The New York Knicks introduce Carmelo Anthony as the newest Knick, inside Madison Square Garden. Go New York Knicks! We'll be seeing La La court side!

Kelly Rowland and Nelly shot the video for "Gone" in Cancun, Mexico this week. We think it's going to be a steamy clip.

Jamie Foxx performs during "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House." We can only imagine what song he sang.

The always poised and polished President Barack Obama spoke before Seal, John Legend and Jamie Foxx took the stage to celebrate the importance of Motown music to the American culture. Obama always knows just the right words to say.

Up and coming songbird Tiffany Evans performed at the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

Janet Jackson and her boyfriend Wissam Al Mana were spotted on a little dinner date at Matsuhisa restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow were seen on their way to a flight at LAX Airport in California. Wonder where they're going?

A sexy in lavender Christina Milian attended the IMP Entertainment and Steve Marlton Worldwide All-Star event at Siren Studios. We are loving that dress!

Dwyane Wade and the beautiful Gabrielle Union attended the 'Two Kings' dinner and after party at Craft Restaurant.

Ciara and Gayle King looked fabulous at the 5th Annual "Two Kings" after party. Ciara always has a jaw-dropping dress to wear!

Lenny Kravitz hit the stage during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center.

Some of our favorite celebs, including Kimora Lee Simmons, Serena Williams, Nicole Ari Parker, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Jennifer Lewis, Vanessa Williams and Niecy Nash at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. What a beautiful picture!

Kimora Lee Simmons at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Doesn't she look gorgeous in her pink dress?

Actresses Niecy Nash and Sharon Leal enjoy ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Honoree Angela Bassett and a guest at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Bassett gave an incredible acceptance speech.

Boris Kodjoe and Serena Williams laughed it up at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There was so much to celebrate!

Honoree Loretta Devine's notes for aspiring actresses: "Be on point! Be on time!" We love it! And that works for every profession Loretta!

Tatyana Ali at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Honoree Jennifer Hudson and her son David Otunga, Jr. at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Hudson was honored for her acting achievements.

Sisters Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. These sisters had a front row table right next to Yvette Nicole Brown.

Marsha Ambrosius performed at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. By the way, we are so envious of Marsha's beautiful curls.

Jill Scott shared some inspiring words at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She is such a talented actress and musician.

Garcelle Beauvais attended ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in a fabulous all-white pants suit.

Gabrielle Union strikes a glam pose at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. By the way, we're so diggin' this dress and hair combo. They match perfectly!

Honoree Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon walked the golden carpet at ESSENCE's 2011 Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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