Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential ViewingThe Week in RewindThere's nothing quite like the company of a truly good friend. This week our favorite celebs did a lot of bonding and hanging out with their favorite pals.Common and LeToya Luckett were seen out with their BFF's celebrating their birthdays, while Serena Williams spent some time with her gal pals to boost her spirits after some time off to recuperate.Along with these bosom buddies, check out the who, what and where of this week in pictures....LaLa Vazquez, Kelly Rowland and Serena WilliamsWhat a terrific trio! LaLa Vazquez, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams are seen filming a reality show segment at Cuvee on Robertson Boulevard inLos Angeles, California.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama attends a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House. She shows off her toned arms in her signature sleeveless silhouette.Vanessa Simmons and Angela SimmonsVanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons attend the ASPCA launch for the 2011 Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles half marathon at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Those pups are so adorable!Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae performs onstage at the 2011 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival on March 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. We love the theatrical mask she's added to her trademark black and white ensemble.Keri HilsonKeri Hilson visited the W Atlanta during the BMI Honors.Her animal print, leather, and bamboo earrings are an eclectic mix!Liya KebedeLiya Kebede attends the screening of 'Desert Flower.' We love her floor length gown and blazer combo!Keisha Knight Pullman, Lance Gross and Toccara JonesKeisha Knight Pullman, Lance Gross and Toccara Jones share a smile while attending the African Pride Haircare Relaunch in Atlanta, Georgia.Yaya DaCostaYaya DaCosta rocks a fierce natural hairstyle at a special screening of Fox Serchlight Pictures and Everest Entertainment's new film 'WIN WIN' in NYC.Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams arrives at the 19th Annual 'A Night At Sardi's' Fundraiser and Awards Dinner. That purple, sequin dress is totally stunning!Behati Prinsloo and Chanel ImanVictoria's Secret Angels Behati Prinsloo and Chanel Iman attends Victoria's Secret Pink Nation Beach Bash Miami Beach, Florida. They look like they are having fun!Amber RileyAmber Riley arrives at the PaleyFest 2011 presentation of 'Glee' in Beverly Hills, California. We love her casual chic!Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael TaylorAnnie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor share a special moment on the set of the television series "Charlie's Angels" in Miami.Naomi CampbellOur favorite supermodel, Naomi Campbell, visits a store in Brazil while sharing a laugh with her fans.Thandie NewtonThandie Newton strikes a pose at the Louis Vuitton party in London.Her floral mini dress is bright and beautiful!Devin ThomasGiants player Devin Thomas stops by the ESSENCE office in New York City. He sure is handsome!RihannaYou can't miss Rihanna when she's rocking her lush, fire-red mane! She's in a playful mood as she leaves a photo shoot in Hollywood, California.Tyra BanksTyra Banks takes a break from her busy schedule to visit the New York Stock Exchange.We're sure she was the most fashionably dressed visitor on Wall Street that day!Idris ElbaIdris Elba looks dapper in plaid and pinstripes at the press night of'In A Forest Dark and Deep' in London, England.Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and Brandy NorwoodParty time! Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and Brandy Norwood attend LeToya Luckett's 30th Private Birthday Dinner in Los Angeles, California.Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks is spotted out and about buying a health shake in Hollywood, California. Those biceps and calves...ooooh chile! He sure is fine!Jay-ZJay-Z attends the Los Angeles Clippers vs New Jersey Nets game. He has a good time greeting one of his younger fans who performed during halftime.Carmelo Anthony, Kiyan Anthony and LaLa VazquezCarmelo Anthony, Kiyan Anthony and LaLa Vazquez celebrate Kiyan's 4th birthday party in NYC. Looking at that yummy cake and treats from Dylan's Candy Bar is making us hungry!Zoe SaldanaActress Zoe Saldana attends John Varvatos' 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit. Her look is so put together!Janet JacksonJanet Jackson performing on her 'Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour' in Toronto. Toronto, Canada. At 44 years old, Ms. Jackson is still working that stage like the best of 'em!Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event with the NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks. Even in her casual, dressed-down wear, our First Lady is just so stylish!Sheree WhitfieldSheree Whitfield has a sidewalk lunch at Urth Cafe in L.A. We are totally in love with her bright green sandals!President Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama receives a Chicago Blackhawks jersey with the name OBAMA on the back and number 44. Perhaps Mr. O will trade in his basketball hobby for some time on the ice?Kanye West, Kid Cudi and CommonHappy Birthday Common! Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Common attend Common's Surprise 39th Birthday Party in Hollywood, California.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama participates in planting with local school children at the White House.Her philanthropic efforts are so inspiring!Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland, and LaLa VasquezSerena Williams gets a 'get well' card from Kelly Rowland and LaLa Vasquez while having lunch in Beverly Hills, CA. We're so happy Serena is feeling better.

There's nothing quite like the company of a truly good friend. This week our favorite celebs did a lot of bonding and hanging out with their favorite pals.Common and LeToya Luckett were seen out with their BFF's celebrating their birthdays, while Serena Williams spent some time with her gal pals to boost her spirits after some time off to recuperate.Along with these bosom buddies, check out the who, what and where of this week in pictures....

What a terrific trio! LaLa Vazquez, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams are seen filming a reality show segment at Cuvee on Robertson Boulevard inLos Angeles, California.

First Lady Michelle Obama attends a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House. She shows off her toned arms in her signature sleeveless silhouette.

Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons attend the ASPCA launch for the 2011 Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles half marathon at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, California. Those pups are so adorable!

Janelle Monae performs onstage at the 2011 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival on March 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. We love the theatrical mask she's added to her trademark black and white ensemble.

Keri Hilson visited the W Atlanta during the BMI Honors.Her animal print, leather, and bamboo earrings are an eclectic mix!

Liya Kebede attends the screening of 'Desert Flower.' We love her floor length gown and blazer combo!

Keisha Knight Pullman, Lance Gross and Toccara Jones share a smile while attending the African Pride Haircare Relaunch in Atlanta, Georgia.

Yaya DaCosta rocks a fierce natural hairstyle at a special screening of Fox Serchlight Pictures and Everest Entertainment's new film 'WIN WIN' in NYC.

Vanessa Williams arrives at the 19th Annual 'A Night At Sardi's' Fundraiser and Awards Dinner. That purple, sequin dress is totally stunning!

Victoria's Secret Angels Behati Prinsloo and Chanel Iman attends Victoria's Secret Pink Nation Beach Bash Miami Beach, Florida. They look like they are having fun!

Amber Riley arrives at the PaleyFest 2011 presentation of 'Glee' in Beverly Hills, California. We love her casual chic!

Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor share a special moment on the set of the television series "Charlie's Angels" in Miami.

Our favorite supermodel, Naomi Campbell, visits a store in Brazil while sharing a laugh with her fans.

Thandie Newton strikes a pose at the Louis Vuitton party in London.Her floral mini dress is bright and beautiful!

Giants player Devin Thomas stops by the ESSENCE office in New York City. He sure is handsome!

You can't miss Rihanna when she's rocking her lush, fire-red mane! She's in a playful mood as she leaves a photo shoot in Hollywood, California.

Tyra Banks takes a break from her busy schedule to visit the New York Stock Exchange.We're sure she was the most fashionably dressed visitor on Wall Street that day!

Idris Elba looks dapper in plaid and pinstripes at the press night of'In A Forest Dark and Deep' in London, England.

Party time! Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and Brandy Norwood attend LeToya Luckett's 30th Private Birthday Dinner in Los Angeles, California.

Mehcad Brooks is spotted out and about buying a health shake in Hollywood, California. Those biceps and calves...ooooh chile! He sure is fine!

Jay-Z attends the Los Angeles Clippers vs New Jersey Nets game. He has a good time greeting one of his younger fans who performed during halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, Kiyan Anthony and LaLa Vazquez celebrate Kiyan's 4th birthday party in NYC. Looking at that yummy cake and treats from Dylan's Candy Bar is making us hungry!

Actress Zoe Saldana attends John Varvatos' 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit. Her look is so put together!

Janet Jackson performing on her 'Number Ones Up Close and Personal Tour' in Toronto. Toronto, Canada. At 44 years old, Ms. Jackson is still working that stage like the best of 'em!

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event with the NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks. Even in her casual, dressed-down wear, our First Lady is just so stylish!

Sheree Whitfield has a sidewalk lunch at Urth Cafe in L.A. We are totally in love with her bright green sandals!

President Barack Obama receives a Chicago Blackhawks jersey with the name OBAMA on the back and number 44. Perhaps Mr. O will trade in his basketball hobby for some time on the ice?

Happy Birthday Common! Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Common attend Common's Surprise 39th Birthday Party in Hollywood, California.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in planting with local school children at the White House.Her philanthropic efforts are so inspiring!

Serena Williams gets a 'get well' card from Kelly Rowland and LaLa Vasquez while having lunch in Beverly Hills, CA. We're so happy Serena is feeling better.

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