Essential Viewing 06.18.2010

Essential Viewing 06.18.2010
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 17, 2010

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Stevie Wonder jammed out on his keyboard at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

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LisaRaye McCoy attended ‘The Ultimate Fashionista,’a panel discussion for Dark and Lovely and ESSENCE Magazine in Chicago on June 12.

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Selita Ebanks and Russell Simmons attended the “Angels for Africa Benefit” in NYC.

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Vivica A. Fox, Omarosa, Wyclef Jean, Patti LaBelle, and Marie Claudinette squeezed in for a pic at the Geminis Give Back event on June 13.

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Don Cheadle and his family attended the Hollywood premiere of Walt Disney’s “Toy Story 3” on June 13.

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Viola Davis and Denzel Washington walked away with top honors on June 13. The two won “Best Actress” and “Best Actor” for their work in “Fences.”

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kerry Washington, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith took a group shot at the 64th Annual Tony Awards on June 13.

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Kelly Roland did her thang at the 40th Anniversary LA Pride Parade on June 13 in West Hollywood.

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Drake visited BET’s “106 & Park” at BET Studios on June 14, the day before his highly anticipated debut album “Thank Me Later” dropped.

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Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at The Apollo Theater on June 14.

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Mary J. Blige attended the Catherine Malandrino Fashion Show benefiting FFAWN at The Museum of Modern Art on June 15 in New York City.

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President Obama greeted military personnel at the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Pensacola Naval Air Station June 15.

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LisaRaye McCoy paid a visit to the ESSENCE office on June 15.

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Idris Elba, aka DJ Driis, manned the ones and twos for a rooftop party in Manhattan on June 15.

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Michelle Obama attended Game 6 of the NBA playoff finals between the Boston Celtics and the L.A. Lakers on June 15. The First Lady and her two daughters had a Lakers jersey signed by coach Phil Jackson to bring home to the President.

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Rihanna was greeted by her mother Fenty at the airport in Barbados. The pop diva took a much-needed break from her “Last Girl on Earth” tour.

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Usher greeted fans on the court during halftime at Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center. In true Hollywood fashion, the game was star-studded.

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Soul sisters Jazmine Sullivan and Mary J. Blige attended ‘An Evening with Mary J. Blige and Friends’ benefit event in New York City.

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The Lakers celebrate their 16th NBA title last night in Los Angeles.

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President Barack Obama and Malia arrive for Malia’s soccer game at Rudolph Elementery School in Washington, DC June 12, 2010.

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