Star Gazing: 11.22.11

Star Gazing: 11.22.11
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 21, 2011

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Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Swarovski Elements and Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama hugs President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House for United States veterans.

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LL Cool J has dinner with friends and family at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills.

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olula Adeyemi attends the ‘Skate at Somerset House’ event presented by Tiffany & Co. in London.

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Lenny Kravitz rocks out on stage at the ‘Mediolanum’ forum in Milan, Italy.

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ESSENCE’s December cover star, Tasha Smith, meets and greets the staff and talks about her show “For Better or Worse.”

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Wendy Williams sparkles on the red carpet at the 39th International Emmy Awards in New York City.

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Jordin Sparks arrives at the ‘Winter in Venice’ event at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Cynthia Bailey visits the ESSENCE offices to talk about season 4 of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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LaLa Anthony is spotted out and about with her son Kiyan in Hollywood.

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Mario Van Peebles arrives at ‘The Artist’ Special Screening hosted by Audi at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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Octavia Spencer attends a screening of ‘When You Find Me’ inspired by Canon’s Project Imagin8ion contest in Los Angeles.

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Spike Lee attends the world premiere of ‘Hugo’ in New York City.

14 of 16 and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announce partnership with Americans Promoting Study Abroad and Major Beijing Concert to benefit Study Abroad during a press conference in Los Angeles.

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Gayle King arrives for the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

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Rihanna rocks tartan during a performance on the ‘X-Factor’ in London.