Essential Viewing 12.9.2011

Essential Viewing 12.9.2011
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 09, 2011

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The ever gorgeous Anika Noni Rose attends 2011 ‘Ripple of Hope’ awards and dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City. We love her look!

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Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Luke James and Estelle throw a karaoke party in London, England.

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Willow Smith attends the 2011 ‘Holiday in the Hangar’ event to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation at JFK Airport in New York. Happy Holidays!

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Will Smith is spotted returning to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

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Handsome singer Tank is attends ‘Bottles & Strikes’ at Frames in New York City. Cutie pie!

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Swizz Beatz attends the ‘Bronx Arts Recognize’ event to benefit the Bronx Charter School for the Arts at the Avenue in NYC.

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Selita Ebanks attends the Lifebeat fundraiser event at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. She looks fabulous!

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Robin Thicke promotes his new album ‘Love After War’ at J&R Music World in New York City.

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A cute and casual Rashida Jones arrives at the Rebecca Taylor Robertson store opening in Los Angeles, California.

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A fresh-faced Paula Patton speaks during the ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Press Conference in Dubai. She looks stunning!

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President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama are all smiles as they celebrate the holiday cheer at a Hannukah reception at the White House.

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Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker arrive in style at the 2011 Divine Design Gala in Beverly Hills, California.

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Melanie Fiona looks stunning in this full length gown at the ‘2011 UNICEF Ball’ in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mary J. Blige looks absolutely stunning in her white as she performs onstage at FOX’s ‘The X Factor’ show in Hollywood California.

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Kelly Rowland fun and feisty spirit shines through as she performs during the ‘The X Factor Live’ TV-Show Final in Cologne, Germany.

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Kandi Burruss celebrates the launch of her new iPhone/iPad app, ‘Kandi Koated Spades’, at Frank Ski’s Restaurant in Atlanta!

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Jordin Sparks shines at the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat during the American Country Awards in Las Vegas.

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Janet Jackson is seen after the last show of her ’Up Close and Personal Tour at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, Florida. We love the cute short do’ on her!

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Forest Whitaker is honored for his career accomplishments during the 2011 Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Chanel Iman is sexy and sassy as she attends DKNY’s Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle Unveiling at the DKNY Store in New York City.

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Bokeem Woodbine is seen out and about in Beverly Hills, California.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attend the opening night after party for ‘Stick Fly’ Broadway, in New York City.

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A suave and handsome Malik Yoba attends the ‘Stick Fly’ Broadway opening after-party in New York City.

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Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee are sexy and sassy at the ‘Stick Fly’ opening night after party in New York City.

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Tracee Ellis Ross is bright in blue as she attends the ‘Stick Fly’ Broadway opening night after-party in New York City.

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