Essential Viewing

Essential Viewing
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 21, 2010

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Kanye West premieres his short film “Runaway” in New York City’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Smile, ’Ye, we want to see the new row of diamond teeth.

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Amid swirling pregnancy rumors — which were squashed by Tina Knowles — the svelte lady in red, Beyonce, and her husband Jay-Z spend some time in Miami.

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Willow Smith “whips her hair back and forth…whips her hair back and forth” on the set of her music video.

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Mary J. Blige performed onstage in Detroit, Michigan. Do it, Mary!

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Halle Berry takes a ride on her new beau Oliver Martinez’s Harley Davidson in L.A.

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Nia Long celebrates her birthday with a chic party hosted by Belvedere and catered by “Top Chef Masters” winner Marcus Samuelsson in New York City. Looking lovely, Nia!

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Rihanna looks neon fab on the set of her new online video for Doritos.

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Oprah Winfrey and Toni Morrison talk at the Carl Sandburg literary awards dinner at the University of Illinois.

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President Obama speaks at a rally in Portland, Oregon. This week Obama has been everywhere you look, trying to inspire everyone to vote in the upcoming elections. Are you ready?

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First Lady Michelle Obama spends quality time with local 5th graders from Bancroft Elementary school in the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest.

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Sole threw a surprise birthday party for hubby R&B sensation Ginuwine in D.C.

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Michelle Williams looks beautiful in her shimmery silver evening gown for the MOBO Awards 2010 in Liverpool, England.

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Russell Simmons and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton pose for a pic at the launch party for the new reality show, “Running Russell Simmons.”

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Always one to cause a scene, M.I.A. wears a remixed burka to Spike TV’s “Scream 2010” awards in Los Angeles, California.

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Keri Hilson rocks the crowd at the Black Girls Rock! Awards in New York City.

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Getting into the spirit of Halloween, Usher takes his kids to the pumpkin patch in West Hollywood, CA.

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A few days after giving birth to their first son, Egypt Daoude Dean, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz shop at a green market in New York City.

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Ciara helped celebrate Kim Kardashian’s 30th birthday in New York City.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon talk to the crowd at Lincoln Center for her new Christmas album listening party.

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Don Cheadle presents the award for best 3D movie onstage — that’s why he’s wearing the geeked-out 3D shades —at Spike TV’s Scream 2010 awards show.

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Music industry icon and creator of the New Jack Swing, Andre Harrell celebrated his 50th Birthday in New York City. The party was hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Babyface performed.

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Bobby Valentino performs at ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase at Park Tavern in ATL.

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“Sex and the City’s” Sarah Jessica Parker listens as US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses a Democractic National Committee fundraiser in New York City.

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Halle Berry shines onstage during Spike TV’s ‘Scream 2010’ award show.

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Founder of Black Girls Rock! Beverly Bond and Raven Symone at the 5th Annual Black Girls Rock! awards in New York.

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