Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 29, 2010

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Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Whitney Houston at Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball in New York City.

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Sade rocked a fierce white evening gown to the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

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Cynthia Bailey, the latest addition to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” — which starts on Monday October 4th — stopped by the ESSENCE office.

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ESSENCE’s October cover star Lance Gross goes shopping at the Grove in Hollywood, California. This man is fine!

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Trey Songz performs tracks from his new album at the Fuse Studios in New York City.

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Natalie Cole performs at the Exploring the Arts Gala in New York City.

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New couple alert: Halle Berry and French actor Olivier Martinez were spotted holding hands and strolling through Paris.

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Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe attend the Women Empowering Women Symposium in Beverly Hills, where Nicole was an honoree.

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Dave Pope and Joy Bryant at the ’"Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock" launch at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

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Diddy performs in Glasgow, Scotland, wearing a traditional Scottish kilt. There’s a sight we never thought we’d see.

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Naomi Campbell arrives at the Roberto Cavalli 40th Anniversary event in Paris, France.

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Mariah Carey performs onstage in Singapore. She accidently tripped and fell and sprained her ankle during this performance.

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Kerry Washington attends the opening night performance of “Das Rheingold” at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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Keri Hilson attends the “Get Schooled National Challenge & Tour” in New York City. She also performed a new track “Pretty Girl Rock” this week.

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Tamala Jones and Raven-Symone at “Children Mending Hearts” Las Vegas charity workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rihanna films a new music video in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City.

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Kita Williams, Dawn Lewis, Chaka Khan, Ledisi and Monique Jackson take a group shot at the 32nd Edition Of An Evening Of Stars With A Tribute To Chaka Khan.

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Brandy wines it up for the second episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Naturi Naughton stops by the ESSENCE office in NYC on September 27.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Haiti’s First Lady Elisabeth D. Preval, Norway’s First Lady Ingrid Schulerud and chef Dan Barber lead other First Ladies during a visit to Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, New York as part of a tour hosted by Obama for spouses of heads of government attending the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Barack Obama signs the Small Business Jobs Act in the East Room of the White House September 27, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Naomi Campbell, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Dolce & Gabbana VIP Room during Milan Fashion Week.

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Taraji P. Henson sports a glamourous asymetrical black gown for the Evening Of Stars Tribute To Chaka Khan.

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Janet Jackson and her new guy Wissam al Mana hold hands while out and about in New York City.