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Nelly stops by the ESSENCE office in NYC on September 17.
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Like ESSENCE, actress Taraji P. Henson celebrated her 40th birthday in style. Happy birthday Taraji!
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Kerry Washington and the ever fabulous Desiree Rogers, now CEO of Johnson Publishing, attended the Thakoon Spring 2011 during New York Fashion Week.
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell and O the Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King attended ESSENCE Magazine’s Fierce and Fabulous luncheon in New York City.
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Pauletta Washington, Sherri Shepherd, Lynn Whitfield, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Anika Noni Rose attended ESSENCE Magazine’s Fierce and Fabulous luncheon in New York City.
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Jay-Z and Eminem made hip-hop history with their sold-out “Home and Home” concert at the new Yankee Stadium. As always the King of New York (Jay-Z) brought out a bevy of collaborators, including Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, during his set.
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VOGUE editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs attended the Macy’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out in New York City.
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Naomi Campbell was honored at ESSENCE Magazine’s Fierce and Fabulous luncheon. Two snaps up for Naomi’s chic and understated look.
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Angela Simmons worked this season’s animal print look while attending the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
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Beyonce showed off a new afro mane during a secret Tom Ford fashion show in New York City. We like!
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LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony’s son Kiyan had a blast at FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City.
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Singer Ciara worked her love and sexy magic while attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
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Fashion Week it-girl Kelly Rowland and LaLa Vazquez attended the Badgley Mischka fashion show in NYC.
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Together again: Russell Simmons and ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons showed that divorce doesn’t always mean the end of a great friendship. The two attended the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011 Men’s and Women’s show.
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Without a doubt Mary J. Blige stole the show during Drake’s performance at the MTV VMAs. We still love you Drake, but MJB isn’t the Queen of hip-hop soul for nothing.
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Ciara had a busy week. First stop: 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles where she wore a stunning Givenchy dress.
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Tameka Raymond opened her second boutique, Estella HOME, in Atlanta.
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala. Might we just say, the First Lady’s bronze-gold Moschino cocktail dress is fierce!
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Fresh from her VMA guest appearance Mary J. Blige joined Jay-Z onstage at Yankee Stadium.
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Dapper don: Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt attended the World Champions Charity Ball in Sydney, Australia.
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Jennifer Hudson promoted Weight Watchers’ Lose for Good campaign in New York City. Looking good, J-Hud!
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Patti LaBelle made a triumphant return to Broadway to star in “Fela!” The show’s producer’s, Jada Pinkett Smith and Wil Smith, posed backstage with the soul diva.
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First Lady Michelle Obama shed a tear during a memorial service she and former First Lady Laura Bush attended for Flight 93 victims on September 11tth.
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