Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential Viewing: The Weeek in Pictures 4/8/2011Essential ViewingThis week, Tinseltown was full of energy with celebs busy attending — and hosting — star-studded affairs.Plenty of folks were seen dressed to the nines attending hot events such as Steve Harvey's 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala and Toni Braxton's "Braxton Family Values" premiere. We also caught a glimpse of celebs working hard on set such as Will Smith filming in NYC, and Jill Scott and Eve rockin it out in Philly. Check out our favorite photos of the week inside!Jill Scott and EveJill Scott and Eve combine glam and edgy chic while performing at the Jill Scott music video shoot for her new single " Shame" in Philadelphia.Marsha AmbrosiusMarsha Ambrosius stops by the ESSENCE office.Her gorgeous eyes and curly hair are so beautiful in person! We loved having her come visit.Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys and familyNew mom Alicia Keys steps out with husband Swizz Beatz, their newborn child Egypt Daoude Dean, and his oldest son Prince Nasir Dean for a family outing in New York City.Tichina ArnoldTichina Arnold has fun with this adorable child at at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.Darius RuckerDarius Rucker looks handsome as he arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins looks gorgeous in her little black dress at the 54th Annual New York Emmy Awards in New York City.Gabrielle Union, Garcelle Beauvais and Dania RamirezGabrielle Union, Garcelle Beauvais and Dania Ramirez have some fun in the sun at TAO Beach season opening in Las Vegas, Nevada.Garcelle BeauvaisGarcelle Beauvais rocks a fresh, spring look while out and about in Beverly Hills, CA.Halle BerryHalle Berry and Nahla have some family time at the beach in Malibu Beach, CA.Naomi Campbell and Idris ElbaNaomi Campbell poses with actor Idris Elba as she launches a new Pop Up Store in aid of Fashion For Relief in London, England.ImanIman looks radiant on the red carpet of the Point Foundation's 4th Annual Honors Gala in New York City.Jordin SparksJordin Spark poses with Dodger player Matt Kemp before singing the National Anthem Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.Keke PalmerKeke Palmer arrives at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.Her glittery, one-shoulder dress is hot!Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland shows off her bikini body as she emerges from the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida.Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington poses in a Lia Sophia dress that's perfect for spring at the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy in Washington, DC.Kimora Lee SimmonsPucker up! Kimora Lee Simmons poses during a shoot for the launching of her new Fragrance Baby Phat 'LOVE ME' in New York City.LA Reid, Erica Reid, andGayle KingLA Reid and wife, Erica pose with Gayle King at the 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala. These three are dressed to the nines!Mary J. Blige and Larry KingMary J. Blige and Larry King pose for a photo at the 23rd Annual Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala in Washington, DC.Michael JordanMichael Jordan speaks to the crowd at the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada.NeNe LeakesNeNe Leakes goes for a wild ride while taking her son out on a mini Hummer cart in Miami, Florida.RihannaRihanna performs onstage at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. What an amazing performance!Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson PeeteRodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete share a loving embrace and smile at the 54th Annual GENII Awards in Los Angeles, California.Sanaa LathanSanaa Lathan polished off her chic copper dress with the Lia Sophia Wrapped II Linear Earrings at the 2011 Tribeca Ball in NYC.President Barack Obama and Spike LeePresident Barack Obama and Spike Lee attended the 20th Anniversary National Action Network Gala in New York City. We wonder what these two were talking about?Steve Harvey and Tyler PerrySteve Harvey and director Tyler Perry shake hands onstage at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala in New York City.Toni BraxtonToni Braxton promotes her new reality show, "Braxton Family Values" in NYC.Her purple dress is ravishing!Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams does the foxtrot with her partner on ' Dancing with the Stars' in L.A.Looks like she enjoyed her final dance on the show.Willow Smith and Jaden SmithWillow Smith and Jaden Smith arrive at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.These siblings are so stylish!Willow SmithWillow Smith performs a daring routine in the air during her performance at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock, Marjorie Harvey and Steve HarveyChris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock, Marjorie Harvey and Steve Harvey attend the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala. We love these two power couples.Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles channels true and tribal chic at the A Night Of A Billion Reality Stars Premiere Eventin Hollywood, California.Nicki MinajNicki Minaj attends the launch of the Casio New TRYX digital camera in New York City. We wonder if she ever loses her balance in that giant wig?Will SmithThe man in black is back! Will Smith is seen working on the set of the movie 'Men In Black 3' in New York City.Debbie Allen, Judith Jamison and Robert BattleDebbie Allen, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle attend a fundraising gala in celebration of the Alvin Ailey dance theatre in Los Angeles.

This week, Tinseltown was full of energy with celebs busy attending — and hosting — star-studded affairs.Plenty of folks were seen dressed to the nines attending hot events such as Steve Harvey's 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala and Toni Braxton's "Braxton Family Values" premiere. We also caught a glimpse of celebs working hard on set such as Will Smith filming in NYC, and Jill Scott and Eve rockin it out in Philly. Check out our favorite photos of the week inside!

Jill Scott and Eve combine glam and edgy chic while performing at the Jill Scott music video shoot for her new single " Shame" in Philadelphia.

Marsha Ambrosius stops by the ESSENCE office.Her gorgeous eyes and curly hair are so beautiful in person! We loved having her come visit.

New mom Alicia Keys steps out with husband Swizz Beatz, their newborn child Egypt Daoude Dean, and his oldest son Prince Nasir Dean for a family outing in New York City.

Tichina Arnold has fun with this adorable child at at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Darius Rucker looks handsome as he arrives at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Essence Atkins looks gorgeous in her little black dress at the 54th Annual New York Emmy Awards in New York City.

Gabrielle Union, Garcelle Beauvais and Dania Ramirez have some fun in the sun at TAO Beach season opening in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garcelle Beauvais rocks a fresh, spring look while out and about in Beverly Hills, CA.

Halle Berry and Nahla have some family time at the beach in Malibu Beach, CA.

Naomi Campbell poses with actor Idris Elba as she launches a new Pop Up Store in aid of Fashion For Relief in London, England.

Iman looks radiant on the red carpet of the Point Foundation's 4th Annual Honors Gala in New York City.

Jordin Spark poses with Dodger player Matt Kemp before singing the National Anthem Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

Keke Palmer arrives at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.Her glittery, one-shoulder dress is hot!

Kelly Rowland shows off her bikini body as she emerges from the ocean in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kerry Washington poses in a Lia Sophia dress that's perfect for spring at the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy in Washington, DC.

Pucker up! Kimora Lee Simmons poses during a shoot for the launching of her new Fragrance Baby Phat 'LOVE ME' in New York City.

LA Reid and wife, Erica pose with Gayle King at the 2nd Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala. These three are dressed to the nines!

Mary J. Blige and Larry King pose for a photo at the 23rd Annual Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala in Washington, DC.

Michael Jordan speaks to the crowd at the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NeNe Leakes goes for a wild ride while taking her son out on a mini Hummer cart in Miami, Florida.

Rihanna performs onstage at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. What an amazing performance!

Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete share a loving embrace and smile at the 54th Annual GENII Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Sanaa Lathan polished off her chic copper dress with the Lia Sophia Wrapped II Linear Earrings at the 2011 Tribeca Ball in NYC.

President Barack Obama and Spike Lee attended the 20th Anniversary National Action Network Gala in New York City. We wonder what these two were talking about?

Steve Harvey and director Tyler Perry shake hands onstage at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala in New York City.

Toni Braxton promotes her new reality show, "Braxton Family Values" in NYC.Her purple dress is ravishing!

Wendy Williams does the foxtrot with her partner on ' Dancing with the Stars' in L.A.Looks like she enjoyed her final dance on the show.

Willow Smith and Jaden Smith arrive at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.These siblings are so stylish!

Willow Smith performs a daring routine in the air during her performance at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.

Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock, Marjorie Harvey and Steve Harvey attend the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala. We love these two power couples.

Solange Knowles channels true and tribal chic at the A Night Of A Billion Reality Stars Premiere Eventin Hollywood, California.

Nicki Minaj attends the launch of the Casio New TRYX digital camera in New York City. We wonder if she ever loses her balance in that giant wig?

The man in black is back! Will Smith is seen working on the set of the movie 'Men In Black 3' in New York City.

Debbie Allen, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle attend a fundraising gala in celebration of the Alvin Ailey dance theatre in Los Angeles.

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