Tyra grants Bow Wow an innocent peck, fulfilling the young rapper’s longtime dream. Bow Wow will appear on Tyra’s show on Monday, September 7, where he reveals he’s always had a crush on the model and mogul. Check your local listing to see how it all went down.
Mehcad Brooks and friends were out to dinner st STK in Beverly Hills on September 3.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were spotted out and about at STK restaurant in Beverly Hills, California on September 3. Do we smell romance?
Kanye West and Amber Rose spend the afternoon shopping in Beverly Hills on September 3.
Ludacris launches his new TAG Signature Series fragrance.
Bill Cosby attends the Mayor’s Cup Inaugural Football Game between the Temple Owls and the Villanova Wildcats at the Lincoln Financial Field on September 3, 2009, in Philadelphia.
Rihanna arrives at a restaurant in Santa Monica, California, on September 2.
Star Jones enjoys takes in a match at the US Open in New York on September 1.
Common spreads peace and love at the US Open in New York on September 1, where he was on hand to support girlfriend Serena Williams.
Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughters Ming and Aoki go shopping at Kitson Kids on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills on September 1.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are stylishly fly at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills, California.
Tyra Banks invites audience members to touch her “real hair” during the taping of the Season 5 premiere episode of her talk show, which is set to air September 8 on The CW. Check your local listings for times.
Russell Simmons lunches at Da Silvano in the West Village. A homeless man stops to shake his hand and in turn Simmons gives him a 20 dollar bill.
Wendy Williams films a segment for her show at a boutique in L.A on August 31.
Mariah Carey on her cell phone while entering her vehicle on September 1.
John Legend gives the crowd what they want at The Greek Theatre on September 1 in L.A.
Ms. Houston, who celebrating the release of her comeback album, “I Look To You,” was snapped at the airport on September 1.
Stevie Wonder makes a visit to the Apple store in Hollywood on September 1.
Cameras caught Damon Wayans coming out of Kitson on Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood on September 1.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted out and about in Brooklyn on August 31.
Rihanna enjoys the Tatsu roller-coaster on a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain on August 31 in Valencia, California.
Alonzo Mourning snuggles with wife Tracy Mourning at the expecting mom’s baby shower at the W Hotel on August 29 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Whitney Houston gets a little help onstage from daughter Bobbi Kristina during a concert taping for ABC’s “Good Morning America” on September 1 in New York City.
Singer Whitney Houston performs during ABC’s “Good Morning America” on September 1, 2009 in New York City.
Mario does his thing for fans at J&R Music Fest 20 on August 30.
Rihanna shows Tweety Bird some love on a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain on August 31 in Valencia, California.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé hang out at the Jelly NYC Pool Party in Brooklyn on August 31.
Chris Brown lands in his hometown of Virginia, where he’s been sentenced to work hard labor on August 31.
Niecy Nash steps out in style at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards held at the Directors Guild Of America on August 31, 2009, in L.A.
Meagan Good and Thomas Jones attend a birthday celebration at Touch on August 31, 2009 in New York City.
Actress LisaRaye McCoy shares camera time with the Reverend Al Sharpton at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards held at the Directors Guild Of America on August 31, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Tatyana Ali serves classic beauty at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards in Los Angeles.
Actress and ESSENCE.com blogger Tichina Arnold arrives with her family to the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards.
A radiant Laila Ali looks gorgeous on the red carpet at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards.
Eric Benet and guest Manuela Testolini turn heads at the 19th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards.
Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Governor David Patterson announce the “Answer the Call” charity concert at Madison Square Garden on August 31.
Kid Cudi, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke at Fontainebleau in Miami on August 29.
A moonlighting Serena Williams throws out the first pitch at the White Sox vs. New York Yankees game on August 31.
Will.I.am and Apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas party it up in Las Vegas at The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio hotel.
Actress Terri J. Vaughn gets a big hug from friend Jazmin Lewis at Vaughn’s birthday party at a private residence on August 29 in Atlanta.
Will Packer is flanked by Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, left, and Malinda Williams and a guest at Terri J. Vaughn’s birthday party in ATL.
Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons pose for a photo during the launch of the Smoothie line of their Pastry brand shoes at Underground Station in The Boulevard Mall on August 30 in Las Vegas.
Angela Simmons makes sure interested ones see what the new Pastry line has to offer at Underground Station in the Boulevard Mall on August 30 in Las Vegas.
Nahla rests her head on mommy Halle Berry’s shoulder as they leave LAX on August 30.
Evan Ross, Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross celebrate Evan’s 21st Birthday at Guys and Dolls on August 28, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Run DMC JMJ Way, the first street in the country to be named after a hip-hop group, was unveiled in Hollis, Queens.
Solange Knowles was on hand to support Q-Tip’s Long Live the King! birthday celebration for Michael Jackson at the Nokia Theatre on August 29 in NYC.
President Obama takes Malia and Sasha candy shopping in the Alleys general store on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 30, 2009.
Host Vanessa Williams performs during the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009.
President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend funeral services for Senator Edward Kennedy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston on August 29, 2009.
Common was spotted retrieving his car from the valet at the Grove in Los Angeles.
Kim Kardashian and Ciara are seen leaving dinner at Crustacean in Beverly Hills on August 29.
Rihanna goes to see “The Lion King” with her little brothers in NYC on August 29.
Christina Milian and The-Dream don’t mind a little PDA while out and about in New York City on August 29.
Ciara can’t seem to get enough of the L.A. cameras these days. It would appear she’s made Los Angeles her permanent home now, as she’s been seen there quite a bit as of late.
Ashanti arrives at the Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles on August 29 to serve food to the kids.
Niecy Nash works the red carpet at the 36th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on August 29, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Judge Glenda Hatchett is radiant in red at the 36th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Wendy Williams gives the cameras her best look at the 36th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 29.
Vanessa L. Williams performs at rehearsals for the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theater on August 28, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Keri Hilson lands at the airport in Washington, D.C., on August 27.
Christina Milian and The-Dream grab a bite to eat at DaSilvano restaurant in the West Village.
Keke Palmer attends Kyle Massey’s 18th Birthday Party on August 27.
Teyana Taylor gets hooked up with Minx nails at Rocawear’s Atlanta party celebrating 10 years at Glam Bar.
Spotted in Long Island, New York, Rhianna sported an easy-breezy ensemble that makes the list of her eye-catching summer fashion moments.
Lenny Kravitz represents accordingly at Peace One Day photo call at Canal Plus in Paris, France, on August 26.
Grinning from ear to ear, Dwayne Johnson was spotted out and about on August 26.
Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California, unveiled a new wax figure of Michael Jackson on August 27, 2009, two days before the entertainer’s 51st birthday.
Serena Williams and Common enjoy lunch at Nello’s in New York City on Aug 26.
Tia and Tamara Mowry graba bite at a French restaurant in L.A. on August 26.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama squeeze in a bike ride along the Lobsterville Beach on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009.
Malia climbs up the top of a lighthouse during sightseeing in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009.
President Obama waves at a crowd from a lighthouse during sightseeing in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 27, 2009.
The Hartwells of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” stop by the ESSENCE office to show some love on August 27.
While visiting the staff here at ESSENCE and ESSENCE.com, Lisa Wu Hartwell dished on “Housewives” drama, how she and Ed met and more.
Serena Williams attends the unveiling of the Serena Williams wax figure at Madame Tussauds on August 27, 2009, in New York City.
Ciara shopping for pet goods on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood on August 26.
Proving she can do two things at once, Nia Long waves to photogs while talking on the phone in New York City on August 26.
Common gives the cameras his best shot on the blue carpet for the Diesel Only The Brave private party at Capitale on August 26, 2009, in New York City. The hip-hop star gave the crowd a high-energy show, performing such hits as “Love of My Life” and “Universal Mind Control.”
Clad in chic denim ensemble, Rihanna was spotted leaving one of her favorite NYC restaurants, Da Silvano, on August 26, 2009.
La Toya Jackson was snapped going to dinner at Spago in Beverly Hills, California.
Venus Williams was in NYC to receive an award from the Anti-Defamation League on August 26.
“30 Rock” cast members Jane Krakowski and Tracy Morgan were snapped filming a scene on location in New York City on August 26.
President Barack Obama is all smiles with Maila and Sasha as they wait for their order of lunch at Nancy’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 26, 2009.
President, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Maila and Sasha wait for their order of lunch at the Nancy’s fast food restaurant in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
The First Family orders lunch at the Nancy’s on Martha’s Vineyard on August 26, 2009.
John McEnroe, Venus Williams and Serena Williams after their doubles match at the DirectTV ESPN US Open Experience in Bryant Park on August 26.
Singer Cassie was in the house to see Britney Spears’s “Circus” concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC on August 25.
Serena Williams and Selita Ebanks exit the Waverly Inn in New York City on August 25.
Angela Simmons gets her shop on in Hollywood on August 25.
Rihanna heads to a bar in NYC to hang with friends on August 25.
Now that he’s faced the music with his sentencing, Chris Brown was spotted making music as he’s snapped leaving Record Plant Recording Studios on August 25.
Diddy came out to see Britney Spears’s “Circus” concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 25.
Halle Berry takes daughter Nahla through airport security on August 25.
“True Blodd” actor Mehcad Brooks works it out in Hawaii for the Tag The World celebrity charity triathlon on August 25.
ESSENCE.com was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access as Queen Latifah shot a campaign ad for the new Pepsi: We Inspire Program on August 25, 2009.
Chris Brown arrives to court in Los Angeles for sentencing in his assault against Rihanna on August 25, 2009. At the request of his lawyer, Mark Geragos, Brown’s court date was moved up two days. He was sentenced to five years probation and six months hard labor, and must pay a number of fines.
Queen Latifah shot an ad campaign for the new Pepsi: We Inspire Program, and ESSENCE.com was there exclusively behind the scenes August 25, 2009.
Ciara prepares to get her shop on at the Yves Saint Laurent store and later visits the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica with her little dog Tyson on August 23 in Los Angeles.
Rihanna was spotted at the Bowery Hotel n New York City on August 24.
Christina Milian an The-Dream were snapped arriving at Mr Chow in NYC.
Smokey Robinson appears on stage for a Q&A during an An Evening With Smokey Robinson at The GRAMMY Museum on August 24, 2009, in Los Angeles.
President Obama gets his golf game on at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 24, 2009.
Halle Berry steps out for dinner at Nobu in L.A on August 24.
Christina Milian arriving back at her Hotel in NYC on August 24.
Keri Hilson kills it onstage at Dolce Nightclub in Miami Beach on August 23.
Keke Palmer waves to family and friends at her prom-themed sweet 16 birthday in L.A on August 22.
Fonzworth Bentley hosts the 3rd Annual 135th Street Agency BBQ & Fish Fry in New York’s Mount Morris Park.
“From the industry folks, corporate executives and artisans to the folks I’ve known from when I first moved to NY in ’98, the BBQ was diversity at its best," Bentley said. “I was at the first 135th BBQ when it was only 20 people. Now it’s over 500.”
Rihanna arriving at a recording studio downtown in Manhattan on August 23.
Keke Palmer celebrates her sweet 16 with a prom theme birthday party in L.A on August 22.
Halle Berry pays a late-night visit to Bristol Farms in West Hollywood to do some grocery shopping on August 23.
Usher spotted arriving at the VIP Room in St. Tropez, France, on August 23.
Usher spreads peace while on holiday in St. Tropez, France on August 24.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha arrive in Martha’s Vineyard. The First family are on a week-long vacation on the exclusive island of Martha’s Vineyard in Masschusetts.
A White House staff holds the Obama family dog, Bo, as it arrives at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station on Martha’s Vineyard on August 23, 2009.
Ludacris hosts a luxurious poolside afternoon party to raise money and awareness for the award-winning work of the Ludacris Foundation on August 23.
Ciara was on hand to support Ludacris at his the poolside afternoon party to raise money and awareness for the Ludacris Foundation in L.A on August 23.
Tatyana Ali attends the Millennium Momentum’s National City of Opportunity Initiative launch party on August 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Comedians Steve Harvey and Monique share a laugh at the Carol’s Daughter Atlanta store-opening charity benefit for the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) at Lenox Square Mall on August 21, 2009, in Atlanta.
Ciara spotted out in Los Angeles on August 20.
Marjorie Bridges-Harvey, left, Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, comedians Steve Harvey and Mo’Nique attend Carol’s Daughter Atlanta store opening charity benefit for, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) at Lenox Square Mall on August 21, 2009, in the ATL.
Vivica A. Fox enjoyed a night out dining at Mr.Chow with friends in Beverly Hills on August 20.
The cameras caught Shemar Moore outside Mr.Chow in Beverly Hills on August 20. The “Criminal Minds” looks like he’s healing from the bicycle accident just fine.
Amerie stops by ESSENCE’s New York office to discuss her upcoming album on Def Jam on August 16.
Lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and her race car driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton are spotted leaving their hotel together.
Viola Davis and Julia Roberts film a scene for the upcoming movie “Eat Pray Love” (based on the best-selling book) in downtown NYC on August 20.
Ciara shops with a furry friend on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles on August 20.
Chris Rock looks like he’s ready to throw a rock at photographers after having dinner at popular L.A. eatery Mr.Chow on August 20.
In a baseball cap and shades, Halle Berry makes a run in Los Angeles.
Actress Nia Long is a beauty in black upon her arrival at InStyle magazine’s 8th annual Summer Soiree at the London Hotel on August 20 in West Hollywood, California.
Actress Sanaa Lathan serves it in this purple frock at InStyle Summer Soiree on August 20 in West Hollywood, California.
LaLa Vazquez adds a dose a glamour to the mix at the InStyle Summer Soiree August 20 in West Hollywood, California.
ESSENCE September 2009 cover girl Gabrielle Union works it at the InStyle magazine’s 8th annual Summer Soiree held at the London Hotel on August 20, 2009, in West Hollywood, California.
Melanie Brown and her man Stephen Belafonte leaving Cipriani’s in SoHo, NYC.
Tyrese Gibson gives the cameras his best look at InStyle Magazine’s 8th annual Summer Soiree held at the London Hotel on August 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.
Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon sports a sexy one-shoulder number at InStyle magazine’s 8th annual Summer Soiree held at the London Hotel on August 20, 2009, in West Hollywood, California.
Whitney Houston arrives at Newark Airport in Newark, New Jersey, with daughter Bobbi Kristina on August 20, 2009.
“G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje cheeses for the cameras at InStyle magazine’s 8th annual Summer Soiree.
Halle Berry cheers on the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.
Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin continue their holiday in Formentera, Italy, on August 19.
Chris Brown was snapped on the set of his new music video for a single off his upcoming album “Graffiti” in Hollywood on August 19.
Model Jessica White gives the photogs what they want at the “The September Issue” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 19, 2009, in New York.
Chanel Iman and her special guest were on hand for the “The September Issue” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 19, 2009, in NYC.
Kanye West and lady friend Amber Rose were caught hand-in-hand by photogs in New York’s SoHo neighborhood on August 20.
Singer Cassie works the red carpet at the “The September Issue” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 19, 2009, in NYC.
Denzel Washington attends the premiere of “The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3” in Japan at Yurakucho Marion on August 20, 2009, in Tokyo, Japan.
Keri Hilson salutes the photogs after filming a music video in Hollywood on August 19.
Sean “Diddy” Combs does his dapper thing at the “The September Issue” premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 19, 2009 in NYC.
Rihanna out and about in L.A on August 19.
Tyra Banks tapes an outdoor segment for “The Tyra Banks Show” in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Guests from the studio audience spin a wheel to win prizes.