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Backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show in November, Minaj snapped a photo with mommy-to-be, Beyonce.
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In one of the cutest celebrity blended family moments of the year, Kimora Lee Simmons and ex-hubby Russell Simmons celebrated Thanksgiving together with her new hubby Djimon Hounsou, and their children.
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In April, one of our favorite new mommies tweeted this special photo of herself getting her baby bump painted like an Easter egg.
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It was supermodel heaven when Iman and Naomi Campbell attended the Met Costume Gala in May.
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All eyes were on hip hop activist Russell Simmons when he invited Kanye West to visit the Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York City’s Zucotti Park in October.
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For Halloween, actress Tia Mowry dressed up her little cutie – son Cree Taylor – as a fireman.
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LaLa, Kerry and Serena were all sorts of glam when they attended Alicia Keys’ Black Ball in November.
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Toast to the weekend! Rihanna and her best friend Melissa Forde sing in the good times during a vacation weekend in Sardinia, Italy this past August.
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Maxwell gets in a military spirit for Halloween 2011, calling himself a “soldier for love.”
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JHud and fiance David enjoyed a little quiet time together before David went out to the ring to wrestle. Despite rumors of their breakup, Hudson recently declared she is determined to get married.
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First she dressed up as Lil’ Wayne for the 18th Annual Dream Halloween event, and then she changed into her Prince costume. Clearly, Holly Robinson-Peete is a great sport.
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DJ Solange was hard at work as she played at the Dream Hotel’s grand opening in June, shortly after being named as a Carol’s Daughter spokesbeauty.
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Invited to perform in Ivory Coast, Africa in November, Keri Hilson also took a moment to visit a local orphanage.
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The proud papa and his sons enjoyed a day at a New York City park in September.
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“Thank God he lead me to real people that gave me Real Love,” tweeted Monica after a night out with Mary J. Blige in November.
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The singer showed off her slimmer figure to her fans in February. She later revealed that dropping 30 pounds made her feel sexier.
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Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary show off their megawatt smiles backstage at the BET Awards in June.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam and Lance Gross were among a host of celebrities who attended the ESSENCE Music Festival in July.
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The shoe-loving reality star tweeted a photo of herself in her closet in November a few days after “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” broke ratings records.
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Celebrity stylist June Ambrose poses with her favorite fashion muses, her two children, Summer and Chance.
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Ciara tweeted her travels to Paris Fashion Week in September. Here, she poses in front of the Louvre.
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TV host Shaun Robinson has a fun backstage moment with Mary J. Blige at a taping of “Dancing with the Stars” in October.
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Mary strikes a pose to show off her amazing outfit at the BET Awards in June where she sang a duet with R&B icon, Anita Baker.
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The two friends shared this beautiful photo of themselves at a taping of “Dancing with the Stars” in October.
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The reality star shared a pre-holidays photo of herself with her adorable son, King in December.
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Well, hello gorgeous! Boris Kodjoe shared a photo of himself on the set of “Resident Evil” in November.
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She gets it from her momma! Keri Hilson tweeted a photo of herself with her gorgeous mom.
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Aunt Kim is going to make a great mother one day. She’s natural with nephew Mason.
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There’s our girl Taraji taping ‘106 and Park’ with co-host Terrence J.
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It’s ladies night! Gal pals Niecy Nash and Tisha Campbell-Martin and their friend gather for a fun night out.
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Swizz Beatz recently wrapped up his Haute Living shoot and his little buddy, Kasseem Jr, showed up to join the fun.
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Rihanna shared a photo of herself working that mermaid look earlier this year. Our very own Ariel.
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LaLa finds time to do a little fishing — but how? Girlfriend was spotted on every coast this year! Love it!
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Trey Songz’ mother is one his original angels. Look at them celebrating on her birthday!
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This couple got all dressed up for the AFI awards.
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Love birds Monica and Shannon Brown could always be counted on to share a sweet moment on Twitter this year.
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Shaun Robinson has another celeb sighting with ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Chaka Khan. Cute!
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It never fails. Chris Brown keeps his Twitter followers sooo entertained.
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