Essential Viewing 11.19.10

Essential Viewing 11.19.10
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 18, 2010

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Halle Berry looks absolutely stunning in a long, black, strapless gown at the Court of Jewels recreation at Harry Winston in New York City. The actress appropriately frosted her wrist and ears with diamonds.

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Jay-Z’s “Decoded” hit stores this week. What do you think of his new book?

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Who doesn’t need a good vacay? Check out Jada Pinkett Smith on the sunny beaches of Hawaii.

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Family time is all she needs. Wendy Williams rode a tandem bike with her son, Kevin Jr. That’s a lot of pink…

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John Legend, Quincy Jones and Chrissy Teigen attended “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra” album release party in NYC. Good to see the two generations connecting.

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President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta of the US Army this week. Congrats to Sergeant Giunta!

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was showing some serious muscle mass in Hawaii.

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Raven Symone looked smoking hot at The First Annual Diamond Awards where she was honored for her Excellence in Acting. Go Raven!

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Drake is one lucky man. He has been named “Man of the Year” by GQ. We’d have to agree with their assessment.

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Ne-Yo and Ashanti had a bangin’ time at the Champagne Life Tour party this week. Congrats to Ne-Yo on his new baby girl!

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Michael Ealy flashed some serious Redd Foxx for the 10th annual production of the “24 Hour Plays” on Broadway this week.

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Russell Simmons and Soledad O’Brien were on tap for the “The Next Big Story” screening this week.

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Pretty in periwinkle, Gabrielle Union graced the red carpet of the 12th Annual Day of the Child.

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Poised to take over the charts this week with her latest album “Loud,” Rihanna performed on MTV’s “The Seven” in Times Square.

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Chrisette Michele was dressed to kill at a recent event in Harlem’s Red Rooster.

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Supermodel Chanel Iman worked the red carpet at the 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

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President Barack Obama visited the Great Buddha Statue in Kamakura, Japan this week.

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Blair Underwood attended Extra at The Grove with that gorgeous smile of his.

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Toni Braxton attended the 8th Annual Orange Ball for Lupus. At the event, she admitted tosuffering the disease as well. We love you Toni!

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Nick Cannon is all about the business. This week, he rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Halle Berry looked fierce at a special screening of her latest project “Frankie & Alice.”


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