Star Gazing 10.22.12

ESSENCE.COM Sep, 12, 2012

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Serena Williams poses for a portrait during previews for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

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President Barack Obama reads briefing material while meeting with advisors inside his cabin at Camp David, Maryland.

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a Grassroots campaign event at Broward College in Davie, Florida.

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Holly Robinson-Peete arrives at the 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. 

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Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during O You! presented by O, The Oprah Magazine at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Tracee Ellis Ross attends Cameron Silver's 'Decades: A Century Of Fashion' book party hosted by Marina B at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont in Hollywood, California.

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Garcelle Beauvais arrives at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Gala: Noche de Ninos held at L.A. Live Event Deck in Los Angeles.

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Joan Smalls attends the Ozwald Boateng Spring/Summer 2013 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia at Manege in Moscow, Russia.

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Brandy Norwood visits Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in New York City.

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Namoie Harris attends a photocall for the new James Bond film Skyfall at The Dorchester in London. 

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Loretta Devine arrives at the 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Alicia Keys visits BET's 106 & Park at BET Studios in New York City.

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Vivica A. Fox attends the BRAG 42nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala at Pier 60 in New York City.

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Angela Simmons attends the BRAG 42nd annual Scholarship and Awards gala at Pier 60 in New York City.

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Leona Lewis attends the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary charity walk at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, England.

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June Ambrose attends the BRAG 42nd annual Scholarship and Awards gala at Pier 60 in New York City.

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Beverly Johnson accepts the BRAG Special Recognition Award at the BRAG 42nd annual Scholarship and Awards gala at Pier 60 in New York City.

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Tamron Hall attends the BRAG 42nd Annual Scholarship And Awards Gala at Pier 60 in New York City.

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Keri Hilson hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday in Atlantic City.

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Gayle King attends Mercedes-Benz presents The Carousel of Hope in Los Angeles.

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Host Gabrielle Union is pictured with Ed Lewis, founder of ESSENCE Communications, Mr . Lewis was honored with the Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Award for his outstanding career in promoting minority economic empowerment at the Executive Leadership Council Gala.

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Executive Leadership Conference Chair and President of Kaiser Permanente Bernard Tyson, and his wife; Charlie Wilson, Gabrielle Union and Boris Kodjoe at the Executive Leadership Conference Gala.