Essential Viewing - August 13

Essential Viewing - August 13
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 13, 2010

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For his 49th birthday, President Obama played hoops with NBA players Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose (pictured). LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were also there.

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Whitney Houston celebrated her 47th birthday on vacation in the Bahamas.

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Rihanna made a stop in New York City for her “Last Girl on Earth” tour.

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Kanye West on his way to watch Rihanna’s concert in New York City.

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Harlem congressman Charles B. Rangel celebrated his 80th birthday at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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Rihanna and boyfriend Matt Kemp had dinner at her favorite restaurants, Da Silvano, in New York City.

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Model Chanel Iman debuted the new “Incredible by Victoria Secret” bra in New York City.

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Actor Lance Gross was all smiles at the premiere of “Lottery Ticket” in Hollywood.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha share a giggle on their way to meet with the King and Queen of Spain.

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Teen actress Keke Palmer attends the Teen Choice Awards. The “True Jackson” star asked her Twitter followers to help her choose her dress.

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BFF’s LaLa Vazquez and Serena Williams looked fab after dinner at Katsuya, a popular Hollywood celeb haunt.

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Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding her testimony in the Charles Taylor trial, Naomi Campbell was visibly having fun while on vacation with friends in Italy.

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Singer Erykah Badu revealed a new blonde faux-hawk.

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Actress Kerry Washington attended the New York premiere of the “The Tillman Story.”

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Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta Pearson attended the 10th Annual Harold Pump Foundation Gala in Century City, California.

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Singer Janet Jackson greets producer Quincy Jones during a star-studded party in Italy.

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Sisters Serena and Venus Williams attended the U.S. launch of the Blackberry Torch in Los Angeles.

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TV Host Whoopi Goldberg was back on stage in a revival of ’Sister Act: The Musical" in London. Expect the musical on U.S. shores next year.

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