Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

The Week in RewindPictures from the WeekFrom Paris, to New York, to Orlando, to Hollywood — the stars were out to shine this week. Quite a few attended the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, others showed up at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration like Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Gayle King and even fewer flew to Paris for Fashion Week. Where ever they were, these celebs stole the spotlight. Check out the week in pictures...Vivica A. FoxAn always fabulous Vivica A. Fox celebrated "Read Across America" at the Brooklyn Public Library. We bet she's a fantastic story teller.Raven-SymoneRaven-Symone participated in a three-day long trip to Disney World with 110 High School students for Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.Steve Harvey, Michelle Ebanks and Mikki TaylorSteve Harvey, President Michelle Ebanks and Mikki Taylor in Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.LaLa Vazquez and CiaraLaLa Vazquez and Ciara attend the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Sitting court side never looked so good.CommonCommon was dressed in head-to-toe army gear while pictured on the set of his new movie — "New Year's Eve."Justin Combs, Diddy and Janice CombsLook at this beautiful family! Diddy received ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at the he 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala.Halle BerryHalle Berry and daughter Nahla enjoyed a quiet qwalk along Fifth Avenue and Central Park this week. Halle's in town filming her latest movie "New Year's Eve."DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S.DJ Kiss (left) and DJ M.O.S. (right) held a fabulous wedding reception at Avenue nightclub in New York City this week.Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige wore this fashionable number at a special cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson is an international beauty. She flew to Paris to attend a cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.Nicole Richie and Kanye WestNicole Richie and Kanye West attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week. We love these two fashionistas.First Annual Rise Above CelebrationAngela Bassett, guest, Gayle King, actresses Jenifer Lewis and Loretta Devine attend Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood, California.'For Colored Girls' CastAnika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Phylicia Rashadwere all on hand to celebrate Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood.Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis RossA sexy Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis Ross arrived at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration. It would be great to see these two work together.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama embraces Aissatou Hamidou Diallo at a reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama celebrated International Women's Day by attending the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony. Mrs. Obama had a busy week!Naomi CampbellA true legend of the runways, Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff down the the Louis Vuitton catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.Toccara JonesToccara Jones let loose at Hennessy Remixed party. She's signed on to tour with brand to share Hennessy's history with consumers.NeNe LeakesA beautiful NeNe Leaks attended the cast viewing party for the season premiere of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' at the Blush Boutique Nightclub in Las Vegas.Star JonesStar Jones attended the "Celebrity Apprentice" Premiere For American Heart Association at OPIA Lounge in New York City. Doesn't she look great in this sexy red number?Shauni O'Neal"Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O'Neal visited ESSENCE.com this week to talk about the show's upcoming reunion episode.RihannaRihanna is all over the place. See her out and about in Sydney, Australia.Rashia JonesRashida Jones attended a New York special screening of Monogamy.Michelle and Barack ObamaParents Barack and Michelle Obama arrived at Sasha's school for a parent-teacher conference. We love that they live very normal lives.Tatyana AliWe're loving this color on Tatyana Ali. See her red-carpet gown at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.Niecy NashNiecy Nash wore a gorgeous metallic sequence gown to the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.Halle BerryHalle Berry showed off her curves as she arrived at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. SheSamuel L. Jackon and Kerry WashingtonSamuel L. Jackson and actress Kerry Washington attended the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams won a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on 'Desperate Housewives.' Go Vanessa!Zoe KravitzZoe Kravitz attended the New York premiere of 'Jane Eyre' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.Eva PigfordEva Pigford walked the red carpet of UK Style by French Connection Hollywood launch party.Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson wore a flirty dress as she rocked the 2011 Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.Raven-SymoneA newly slim and trim Raven-Symone attended the 2011 ABC Upfront Presentation at Beauty & Essex in New York City.

The Week in Rewind

Pictures from the Week

From Paris, to New York, to Orlando, to Hollywood — the stars were out to shine this week. Quite a few attended the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, others showed up at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration like Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Gayle King and even fewer flew to Paris for Fashion Week. Where ever they were, these celebs stole the spotlight. Check out the week in pictures...

Vivica A. Fox

An always fabulous Vivica A. Fox celebrated "Read Across America" at the Brooklyn Public Library. We bet she's a fantastic story teller.

Raven-Symone

Raven-Symone participated in a three-day long trip to Disney World with 110 High School students for Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.

Steve Harvey, Michelle Ebanks and Mikki Taylor

Steve Harvey, President Michelle Ebanks and Mikki Taylor in Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.

LaLa Vazquez and Ciara

LaLa Vazquez and Ciara attend the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Sitting court side never looked so good.

Common

Common was dressed in head-to-toe army gear while pictured on the set of his new movie — "New Year's Eve."

Justin Combs, Diddy and Janice Combs

Look at this beautiful family! Diddy received ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at the he 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry and daughter Nahla enjoyed a quiet qwalk along Fifth Avenue and Central Park this week. Halle's in town filming her latest movie "New Year's Eve."

DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S.

DJ Kiss (left) and DJ M.O.S. (right) held a fabulous wedding reception at Avenue nightclub in New York City this week.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige wore this fashionable number at a special cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is an international beauty. She flew to Paris to attend a cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.

Nicole Richie and Kanye West

Nicole Richie and Kanye West attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week. We love these two fashionistas.

First Annual Rise Above Celebration

Angela Bassett, guest, Gayle King, actresses Jenifer Lewis and Loretta Devine attend Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood, California.

'For Colored Girls' Cast

Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Phylicia Rashadwere all on hand to celebrate Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood.

Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis Ross

A sexy Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis Ross arrived at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration. It would be great to see these two work together.

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama embraces Aissatou Hamidou Diallo at a reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated International Women's Day by attending the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony. Mrs. Obama had a busy week!

Naomi Campbell

A true legend of the runways, Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff down the the Louis Vuitton catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.

Toccara Jones

Toccara Jones let loose at Hennessy Remixed party. She's signed on to tour with brand to share Hennessy's history with consumers.

NeNe Leakes

A beautiful NeNe Leaks attended the cast viewing party for the season premiere of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' at the Blush Boutique Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Star Jones

Star Jones attended the "Celebrity Apprentice" Premiere For American Heart Association at OPIA Lounge in New York City. Doesn't she look great in this sexy red number?

Shauni O'Neal

"Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O'Neal visited ESSENCE.com this week to talk about the show's upcoming reunion episode.

Rihanna

Rihanna is all over the place. See her out and about in Sydney, Australia.

Rashia Jones

Rashida Jones attended a New York special screening of Monogamy.

Michelle and Barack Obama

Parents Barack and Michelle Obama arrived at Sasha's school for a parent-teacher conference. We love that they live very normal lives.

Tatyana Ali

We're loving this color on Tatyana Ali. See her red-carpet gown at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash wore a gorgeous metallic sequence gown to the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry showed off her curves as she arrived at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. She

Samuel L. Jackon and Kerry Washington

Samuel L. Jackson and actress Kerry Washington attended the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams won a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on 'Desperate Housewives.' Go Vanessa!

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz attended the New York premiere of 'Jane Eyre' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Eva Pigford

Eva Pigford walked the red carpet of UK Style by French Connection Hollywood launch party.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson wore a flirty dress as she rocked the 2011 Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Raven-Symone

A newly slim and trim Raven-Symone attended the 2011 ABC Upfront Presentation at Beauty & Essex in New York City.

Pictures from the Week

Related: Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

From Paris, to New York, to Orlando, to Hollywood — the stars were out to shine this week. Quite a few attended the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, others showed up at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration like Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Gayle King and even fewer flew to Paris for Fashion Week. Where ever they were, these celebs stole the spotlight. Check out the week in pictures...

Vivica A. Fox

Related: Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

An always fabulous Vivica A. Fox celebrated "Read Across America" at the Brooklyn Public Library. We bet she's a fantastic story teller.

Raven-Symone

Related: Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Raven-Symone participated in a three-day long trip to Disney World with 110 High School students for Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.

Steve Harvey, Michelle Ebanks and Mikki Taylor

Steve Harvey, President Michelle Ebanks and Mikki Taylor in Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.

LaLa Vazquez and Ciara

LaLa Vazquez and Ciara attend the Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Sitting court side never looked so good.

Common

Common was dressed in head-to-toe army gear while pictured on the set of his new movie — "New Year's Eve."

Justin Combs, Diddy and Janice Combs

Look at this beautiful family! Diddy received ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award at the he 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry and daughter Nahla enjoyed a quiet qwalk along Fifth Avenue and Central Park this week. Halle's in town filming her latest movie "New Year's Eve."

DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S.

DJ Kiss (left) and DJ M.O.S. (right) held a fabulous wedding reception at Avenue nightclub in New York City this week.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige wore this fashionable number at a special cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is an international beauty. She flew to Paris to attend a cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012.

Nicole Richie and Kanye West

Nicole Richie and Kanye West attend the Jean-Paul Gaultier Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week. We love these two fashionistas.

First Annual Rise Above Celebration

Angela Bassett, guest, Gayle King, actresses Jenifer Lewis and Loretta Devine attend Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood, California.

'For Colored Girls' Cast

Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington and Phylicia Rashadwere all on hand to celebrate Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration in Hollywood.

Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis Ross

A sexy Michael Ealy and Tracee Ellis Ross arrived at Tyler Perry's First Annual Rise Above Celebration. It would be great to see these two work together.

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama embraces Aissatou Hamidou Diallo at a reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated International Women's Day by attending the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony. Mrs. Obama had a busy week!

Naomi Campbell

A true legend of the runways, Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff down the the Louis Vuitton catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.

Toccara Jones

Toccara Jones let loose at Hennessy Remixed party. She's signed on to tour with brand to share Hennessy's history with consumers.

NeNe Leakes

A beautiful NeNe Leaks attended the cast viewing party for the season premiere of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' at the Blush Boutique Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Star Jones

Star Jones attended the "Celebrity Apprentice" Premiere For American Heart Association at OPIA Lounge in New York City. Doesn't she look great in this sexy red number?

Shauni O'Neal

"Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O'Neal visited ESSENCE.com this week to talk about the show's upcoming reunion episode.

Rihanna

Rihanna is all over the place. See her out and about in Sydney, Australia.

Rashia Jones

Rashida Jones attended a New York special screening of Monogamy.

Michelle and Barack Obama

Parents Barack and Michelle Obama arrived at Sasha's school for a parent-teacher conference. We love that they live very normal lives.

Tatyana Ali

We're loving this color on Tatyana Ali. See her red-carpet gown at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash wore a gorgeous metallic sequence gown to the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry showed off her curves as she arrived at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. She

Samuel L. Jackon and Kerry Washington

Samuel L. Jackson and actress Kerry Washington attended the 42nd NAACP Image Awards.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams won a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on 'Desperate Housewives.' Go Vanessa!

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz attended the New York premiere of 'Jane Eyre' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Eva Pigford

Eva Pigford walked the red carpet of UK Style by French Connection Hollywood launch party.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson wore a flirty dress as she rocked the 2011 Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Raven-Symone

A newly slim and trim Raven-Symone attended the 2011 ABC Upfront Presentation at Beauty & Essex in New York City.

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