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.

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will.i.am 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.