Tichina Arnold sparkles and shines at the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tyrese jokes with Michael Jordan at the Grand Gala Suite during the Kentucky Derby on May 2.
Ciara makes her way through Times Square in New York, as she continues to celebrate the release of her new album.
Jay-Z and Diddy rock the mics and the crowd at TAO in Vegas over the weekend.
Naomi Campbell enjoys some time with beau Vladislav Doronin in New York.
Lil’ Kim arrives at her practice for next week’s “Dancing With the Stars” competition. The rapper continues to be a favorite on the show.
Rihanna continues to enjoy the gorgeous weather and water of Barbados, her homeland.
Golden Globe Nominee Michael Ealy provides feedback to students who performed monologues and scenes at a New York high school.
Grammy winning rapper and filmmaker Pras teaches a class on using your art for social activism during the Urban Arts Partnership’s Master-Class Program on April 27.
Georgia girl Keri Hilson enjoys her time in London promoting her new album, “In a Perfect World,” on May 1.
Rihanna is electric after dinner at Katsuya Restaurant in Hollywood on April 30.
Jay-Z takes a separate exit from Rihanna after dinning at Hollywood’s Katsuya restaurant on April 30.
Music mastermind Quincy Jones attends New York’s 2009 Green Garden Gala in style on April 30.
LL Cool J shows off his pearly whites at the 2009 Green Garden Gala on April 30 in New York.
Taraji P. Henson is regal at the Kaleidoscope of Dreams for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on April 30 in New York.
Model Chanel Iman is chic in black and white at the Kaleidoscope of Dreams for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in New York.
Monica helps Ciara celebrate the release of her new album, “Fantasy Ride,” in Atlanta.
Atlanta “Housewives” star NeNe Leakes chats with Monica outside the party.
Ciara jams to music from her new album, “Fantasy Ride,” at her party.
Usher smiles bright with his young fans, who are a part of the Boys & Girls Club like he was. His theme, BE ICONIC, ties to his profile as an award-winning, multiplatinum musical icon and a positive role model.
Five-time Grammy winner, philanthropist and Boys & Girls Club alumnus Usher unveils a new billboard featuring his childhood photo as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “BE GREAT” campaign.
Ashanti hits the movies in Hollywood. The singer has signed on to play Dorothy on the stage production of “The Wiz.”
Eva Marcille struts her stuff in acid washed jeans at a screening of “Next Day Air” in Hollywood on April 29.
Cuba Gooding Jr. jokes with fans after dinner in Prague, Czech Republic on April 24.
Alicia Keys hangs in her hometown of New York City, with her signature braids that she rocked at the beginning of her career.
After the success of his sold-out tour last fall, Maxwell announces his new album will be released July 7.
Garcelle Beauvais Nilon works the red carpet at the Los Angeles screening of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
New Rock and Roll Hal of Fame inductee Darryl McDaniels from Run DMC teaches a spoken word /music class during the Urban Arts Partnership’s Master-Class Program on Monday, April 27 at New Design High School in New York.
Bow Wow enjoys the California sun while filming a scene for the HBO series “Entourage.”
Halle Berry celebrates the latest release of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas smiles bright after dinner at Mr. Chows Restaurant in in Beverly Hills.
Tracee Ellis Ross is gorgeous at the Aviva Impact Awards on April 28 in Beverly Hills.
Veteran actress Alfre Woodard glows at the 2009 Aviva Impact Awards on April 28 in Beverly Hills.
A chic Tyra Banks exits a New York court where she testified against a man charged with stalking her.
Halle Berry presents G. Garvin with an autographed basketball from President Obama at the Jenesse Silver Rose Event.
G. Garvin shows off his new basketball autographed by President Barack Obama at the Jenesse Silver Rose Event.
New box office king Idris Elba spends time in his hometown of London, England, as his film “Obsessed” remains at the top.
Mike Epps visits young patients at Cincinatti’s Children’s Hospital as part of his nationwide effort to impact the lives of young people.
“I make it a point to take time to visit these kids because I want them to know that I care about them," the comedian says.
Actor Michael Ealy stops by the ESSENCE office on April 28 and discusses life in Hollywood and his upcoming film “Takers,” where he plays a robber.
ESSENCE staffers were delighted to welcome actor Michael Ealy to our offices. Ealy said he’s excited “light-skinned brothers” are making a return. He jokingly noted that the 90’s were all about the dark-skinned brothers.
Michael Jackson shops at Off The Wall Antiques in Los Angeles with his children.
Vanessa Williams makes a sassy entrance at The Point Honors Gala in New York City.
50 Cent gets into character for his new movie “Twelve” in New York.
Diddy gives props to the Los Angeles Lakers, who dominate the Utah Jazz in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs.
Nelly wages his bet during the Ante Up for Africa celebrity charity poker tournament in Monaco on April 27.
R&B lovebirds Dream and Christina Milian get into the game at the celebrity charity poker tournament in Monaco.
Michael Jai White gives our cameras his best shot on the set of his new film, “Black Dynamite.”
Will.i.am profiles in Los Angeles on April 25. The rapper and writer costars in the upcoming film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
Hot Hollywood couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton party on in West Hollywood on April 28.
President Barack Obama rides shotgun for a round of golf with Mike Thomas, general manger of the Andrews Air Force Base golf courses in Maryland on Sunday, April 26.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends the premiere of his movie “Racing Dreams” at the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
Actress Angela Bassett makes her way inside Motherhood: A Benefit for Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI) held at Cafe Des Artistes in
Modeling industry veteran Bethann Hardison, second from left, donates $5,000 dollars to the Year Up foundation at Dasani’s Ultimate Style and Beauty Lounge hosted by Chilli of TLC.
Beyoncé makes her way through JFK airport as she prepares to start her world tour.
Singer Ne-Yo dances with his girlfriend at SASAZU night club in Prague.
Halle Berry shines at the premiere of “The Soloist.”
Jennifer Hudson performed at the Detroit Opera House in Detroit.
Actor Michael Ealy comes out to support “Obsessed” producer Will Packer and the film’s cast.
Content that some of his treasured pieces will not be auctioned to the public, Michael Jackson shops for antique silverware in Beverly Hills, California.
Ciara makes her way inside the Hotel de Sers on April 20, in Paris, France.
Mario is ready for a one-two punch at the New York premiere of “Tyson” on April 20, in New York City.
Melanie Brown heads inside the world premiere of the adult production “PEEPSHOW” in Vegas.
Nas heads inside the New York premiere of the new film of “Tyson” on April 20.
Halle Berry is her usual casual chic self while spotted out visiting a friend in Los Angeles.
Garcelle Beauvais shimmers at the LA Art and Antique Show and P.S. Arts Benefit in Santa Monica, California.
Serena Williams was spotted fierce in stilettos while meeting up with friends for lunch in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
Playwright Lynn Nottage, center, celebrates her Pulitzer Prize win with the cast of her winning show, “Ruined” in New York on April 20.
Kerry Washington and Viola Davis make a stunning pair at the Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Dinner Party in New York.
Producers Kanye West and Polow Da Don laugh while watching the Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz game in L.A
Eddie Murphy grins big as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Utah Jazz on April 19 in Los Angeles.
Mike Tyson makes a grand entrance with his baby girl at the New York premiere of “Tyson,” the new film documenting his life.
Jamie Foxx is too fly for words as he arrives for a taping of “The Late Show with David Letterman” in New York on April 23.
Jamie Foxx inspires the next generation of thespians and greets actor Justin Martin at the premiere of his new film “The Soloist” April 20.
Wendy Raquel Robinson works it for the camera at the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala and Auction.
Dwayne Johnson delivers the keynote address during The Motion Picture Association of America’s Business of Show Business symposium on April 21 in Washington, D.C.
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon is gorgeous in a floral dress at the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening.
Brothers Vernon and Vontae Davis attend Moves Magazine’s Draft Classic party hosted by Vernon Davis, D4SM and DSA Media Group.
Industry heavyweights Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons and Anthony Anderson catch up at the “Obsessed” premiere after party.
New Yorker Jay-Z greets fellow fans at the first New York Yankees baseball game at the team’s new stadium.
Terrence Howard shares a laugh with actor Channing Tatum at the premiere of “Fighting” in New York City.
LL Cool J celebrates the launch of his fashion line at TAO nightclub in Vegas.
Keisha Whitaker and Regina King celebrate fashion at the Badgley Mischka Boutiqe on April 21 in West Hollywood.
Beyoncé stays dry from a light shower while making press rounds in New York to promote new movie “Obsessed.”
Ashanti shimmers and shines in a floor-length gown at the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala and Auction.
Gayle King makes a stylish entrance at the Vanity Fair party for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Ciara works a space-age look as she arrives at the BBC Radio One studios in London on April 23.
Naomi Campbell is all smiles after lunch on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
LA Reid and Nick Cannon share the spotlight on the red carpet at the premiere of “Tyson.”
Ciara struts her stuff in New York City.
Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa makes her way inside the grand opening of the W Hotel Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey.
First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates Earth Day by planting trees with a national service project at Kenilworth Aquatic Garden in Washington, D.C.
Eva Marcille is stunning at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Soloist” on April 20.
Mary J. Blige braves the New York rain in sleek leather tench on April 20.
Out promoting her world tour and new movie, Beyoncé performs on the “Today” Show in New York City.
Holly Robinson Peete is pretty in pastels at the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening on April 21.
Beyoncé is gorgeous in gray as she waves to fans after a visit to “The Late Show With David Letterman” in New York City.
Vanessa Williams helps her “Ugly Betty” costar America Ferrera celebrate her twenty-fifth birthday and the wrap of show’s latest season in New York.
Snoop Dogg shows of his plastic mini-me at the “Blazed And Confused” press event in Los Angeles.
Usher was on hand for a bill signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in Washington, D.C. This act increases levels of volunteerism and supports and expands service programs like AmeriCorps.
Spike Lee makes his way inside the kick-off event for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. His documentary on Kobe Bryant will debut at the New York event.
Engaged duo Eva Marcille and Lance Gross hang close at the Badgley Mischka Boutique event in West Hollywood.
With a fresh hair cut, Kanye West
joins the Vanity Fair party for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Jamie Foxx rocks the mic on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show where he was promoting his upcoming movie “The Soloist.”
Will.i.am enjoys a little child’s on the set of the Black Eyed Peas’s video shoot in Los Angeles.
Whoopi Goldberg arrives in her signature relaxed style at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s First Annual Blossom Ball in New York.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z enjoy some quality time while shopping in SoHo in New York City.
Common profiles in style at the 6th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance on April 15.
Actress Denise Vasi arrives at the premiere of “The Good Guy” during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 26.
Fresh-faced model Chanel Iman takes a fashionable stroll around the sunny streets of SoHo in New York.
Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the TFI Awards Ceremony during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Runway king and “Make Me a Supermodel” host Tyson Beckford took a walk around New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
Tyra Banks gets real about the business side of her empire as a featured speaker on the panel titled Broadcasting Reality: Show Me The Money on April 22 in Beverly Hills.
Oscar winners and friends Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx catch up at the premiere of Jamie’s new film “The Soloist.”
Halle Berry shows off her new look for spring, a short and light bob, at the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala and Auction on April 19 in Beverly Hills.
La La Vazquez and Tracy Morgan arrive at the premiere of “Tyson” on April 16 in West Hollywood.
Star Jones heads inside the opening night party for “August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” on April 16 in New York City.
Actress Naturi Naughton makes her presence known at the “Obsessed” premiere after party.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z enjoy some shopping in New York.
Ciara shows off her serious shoe game after a late dinner with friends in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Joy Bryant babysits her friend’s daughter in New York City today.
Tyra Banks helps Patti LaBelle find a new personal chef on her April 21 show.
Actor Michael Jai White suits up for the premiere of “Black Dynamite” at the 8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Wayne Brady and Halle Berry share a laugh in Beverly Hills.
Actor Dennis Haysbert is cool in shades after lunch in Los Angeles.
International sensation and London native Estelle hosts a night at Prive Nightclub in Las Vegas on April 20.
Solange heads inside the NBC studios on April 16 in New York City.
Beyoncé maintains her fierceness even as she crosses the streets in New York City.
Idris Elba spreads peace at the “Obsessed” premiere after party.
Zoe Saldana promotes her role in “Star Trek” on April 17, in Madrid, Spain.
Joy Bryant shows a little leg while heading inside the “New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fete” on April 15 in NYC.
Jamie Foxx rocks the crowd for radio listeners in Los Angeles. His new film, “The Soloist,” hits theaters April 24.
Eve handles money matters in Beverly Hills.
Former TLC member Chilli hosts Dasani’s Ultimate Style and Beauty Lounge at Townhouse Spa in New York City.
Toccara, Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton and Melyssa Ford celebrate the release of “Notorious” on DVD at the Pink Elephant on April 15 in NYC.
Tyson Beckford chows down at a loft in Tribeca while watching the A-List Awards in New York.
Faithful Knicks fan Spike Lee watches as the New Jersey Nets battle the his fave team at Madison Square Garden on April 15.
Chandra Wilson serves it up with soul on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” in Los Angeles.
The ever regal Phylicia Rashad attends the 2009 Signature Theatre Company gala at Espace on March 30, in New York City.
Mary J. Blige makes her way through the Los Angeles Airport comfy and cute in a track suit.
Jay-Z gets in the shooting spirit as the New Jersey Nets take on his friend LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Christina Milian and beau The-Dream stroll out of retailer Fred Segal. The two spent a good hour in the store before emerging with several bags.
Mariah Carey jams as hubby Nick Cannon gets the party started at Cabana One Lounge at Mayfair Coconut Grove in Florida.
Jermaine Dupri and daughter Shaniah arrive hand in hand at Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards on March 28.
Vanessa Williams cheeses for the cameras at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Marriott Marquis on March 28 in New York City.
Chris Rock and his family greet “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu at Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Queen Latifah huffs and puffs and blows out her candles at her birthday party. The star then rocked the stage with Lil’ Kim, Lady of Rage, Missy Elliot, YoYo, and MC Lyte.
Common and Tichina Arnold get naughty on stage during the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens event.
Queen Latifah’s party includes a rapper’s delight as Yo-Yo, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot, MC Lyte and more take the mic.
Cicely Tyson and designer b. Michael are visions in white after his show during ROCK Fashion Week on Friday, March 27, in Miami.
Tichina Arnold and Erykah Badu keep cool in hats during the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens in Miami on March 28.
Rob Robinson, Common, Tichina Arnold and Anthony Hamilton hang backstage at the 4th Annual Jazz in the Gardens at Dolphin in Miami.
It’s her party and Queen Latifah can be fly if she wants to, as she celebrates at SIR Studios in Los Angeles on March 28.
Miss Vivica A. Fox helps her “Set It Off” costar Queen Latifah celebrate her born day in Hollywood.
One of our fav couples Omar Epps and wife Keisha Spivey help Queen Latifah celebrate her birthday in Hollywood.
Alicia Keys struts her stuff at the Communication Arts Program Symposium at the National Black Theatre on March 27 in New York City.
Hill Harper heads west for Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XV held in Phoenix on March 28.
Tyra Banks speaks at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on March 28 in New York City.
Naomi Campbell works the runway for the Fashion For Relief initiative which raised funds for the terrorist attack victims in Mumbai during Lakme India Fashion Week on March 28.
Mary J. Blige and sister LaTonya shop in style in New York City’s West Village.
Former “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks performs during Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XV held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28 in Phoenix.
The crowd goes crazy below as Rihanna parties at Bar Deluxe with friends.
Jennifer Hudson and Ellen DeGeneres have a little fun on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday.
“American Idol” judge Randy Jackson welcomes singing sensation Smokey Robinson backstage at the show.
Estelle enjoys a cupcake while heading to her car, and showing off her new spring style.
Rihanna is chic in black at Nobu restaurant in Los Angeles on March 25.