Essential Viewing

Essential Viewing
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 24, 2010

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Jaden and Willow Smith attend the Hollywood premiere of “Twilght.” Jaden’s got a Michael jackson going these days…

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Bride-to-be LaLa Vasquez showed off her pre-wedding body in a flirtatious body-con dress at a bachelorette dinner her BFF Ciara hosted in her honor.

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Monica and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges backstage at Magnum Live Large Project on June 19, 2010 in Atlanta. The Magnum Live Project promotes safe sex among young people.

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President Obama speaks about fatherhood at a Father’s Day event at the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus theater in Washington on Monday, June 21.

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President Barack Obama took daughters Sasha and Malia to watch as the Washington Nationals play against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park on June 18, 2010 in Washington, DC.

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Canadian natives Justin Bieber and Drake return to their stomping ground to attend the 21st annual MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010 in Toronto.

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The ever eclectic Erykah Badu performed in concert at the Greek Theatre on June 20, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna and boyfriend Matt Kemp had a romantic dinner in West Hollywood, June 21, 2010.

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Fantasia and Washington Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas on the set of her latest music video, “Bittersweet.”

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attended a Zulu ceremony in Illovo, South Africa. The two are said to have received blessings from local elders for their unborn baby.

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Designer Kimora Lee Simmons opens her new Baby Phat store in Cape Town, South Africa. Her husband, actor Djimon Hounsou was also there to celebrate with her.

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Queen Latifah was snapped filming a scene for “Entourage” on June 22. No word yet on what role she’ll be playing.

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Actor John Amos and actress Ruby Dee attend a stamp dedication ceremony in honor of movie making legend Oscar Micheaux at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on June 23, 2010 in New York City.

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Actress and TV host Niecy Nash hands out free metrocards for subway riders in New York City to benefit international sanitation at Grand Central Terminal on June 23, 2010.

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Actress Halle Berry volunteered her time to help low income families in Inglewood, California.

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First Lady Michelle Obama jumps rope as she participates in the launch of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition on June 23, 2010.

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