Star Gazing 12.09.09

Star Gazing 12.10.09
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 09, 2009

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Leona Lewis attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Avatar” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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Laz Alonso arrives at the premiere of 20th Century Fox’s “Avatar” at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the “Avatar” Los Angeles premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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La Toya Jackson gives toys to families affected by aids at aids project in California.

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Rihanna catching the Eurostar in Paris on December 17.

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Singer Jordin Sparks poses at Eden Roc Resort on December 16, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Leila Ali reads to students at Stephanie Starks HOPE Foundation Celebrity Read Aloud Tour with Laila Ali on December 16, 2009 at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, California.

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La Toya Jackson went Christmas shopping in Frederick’s lingerie store in Hollywood.

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Jay-Z and Robin Thicke attend Robin Thicke’s ‘Sex Therapy’ album release party at Butter on December 14, 2009 in New York City.

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Robin Thicke and Usher attend Robin Thicke’s ‘Sex Therapy’ album release party at Butter on December 14, 2009 in New York City.

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John Legend attends the album release party at Butter on December 15, 2009 in New York City.

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Mary J. Blige attends BET’s ‘Words & Music With Mary J. Blige’ at BET Studios on December 15, 2009 in New York City.

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Zoe Saldana arrives off a late night flight at Los Angeles International Airport on December 15.

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Lisa Arrindell Anderson by the Essence office in New york on December 16.

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Kimora Lee Simmons (L) and Djimon Hounsou attend the New York premiere of ‘NINE’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 15, 2009 in New York City.

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Zoe Kravitz and friends leave the premiere of “Nine” in New York City on December 15.

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Halle Berry out doing a bit of shopping in West Hollywood on December 15.

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Tia and Tamera Mowry go shopping at Nordstorm in Hollywood on December 15.

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Leona Lewis is all smiles as she departs David Letterman Show in NYC on December 15.

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Rihanna spotted shopping in New York City on December 15.

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Rihanna spotted shopping in New York City on December 15.

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Mary J. Blige performs at BET’s ‘Words & Music With Mary J. Blige’ at BET Studios on December 15, 2009 in New York City.

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Alicia Keys in front of the “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in her hometown New York City, on December 14.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs unveils the Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs wax figure at Madame Tussauds on December 15, 2009 in New York City.

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Beyonce showed off her new hairdo with long bangs as she left Butter nightclub in NYC on December 14.

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Jay-Z leaves a NYC night club on December 14.

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Tracy Morgan stays warm with a fur hat on the set of ‘30 Rock’, filming in the West Village, NYC.

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Rihanna goes shopping at Fendi in NYC on December 14.

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Rihanna goes shopping at Fendi in NYC on December 14.

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Paula Patton arrives at the Friends Without Borders First Annual Los Angeles Gala on December 12.

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Zoe Saldana at the Ed Sullivan Theater for an appearance on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York on December 14.

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Mel B kisses her husband Stephen Belafonte goodbye as she prepares to depart out of Los Angeles International Airport on December 14.

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Kelly Rowland leaves her hotel on December 14 in London.

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Rihanna leaves Da Silvano restaurant in NYC on December 14.

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Lionel Richie serenades fans at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos’ Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on December 13, 2009.

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Nona Hendryx adds a funky touch to her all black outfit with this big-shouldered blazer at New York Stage And Film’s Annual Gala on December 13.

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Kelly Rowland arriving at May Fair Hotel on December 13, 2009 in London.

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Mary J. Blige performs onstage during TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington 2009’ at the National Building Museum on December 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Mary J Blige, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Usher, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Rob Thomas, Justin Bieber and George Lopez attend TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington 2009’ at the National Building Museum on December 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Usher performs onstage during TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington 2009’ at the National Building Museum on December 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Robin Thicke performs at Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert at Nokia LA Live on December 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Kelly Rowland attends the Grey Goose Character & Cocktails winter fundraiser in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation at The Grosvenor House Hotel on December 13, 2009 in London, England.

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Usher arrives in Washington DC for the ‘Christmas in Washington’ concert on December 13.

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Sherry Shepherd flashes her bright smile on the red carpet of BET’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 12, 2009.

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Anthony Hamilton looks extra fly in an all-black suit at BET’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 12, 2009.

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Singer Ledisi is rocking this black shirt dress with oversized buttons at BET’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on December 12, 2009.

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Stevie Wonder and Mike Tyson backstage at Spike TV’s ‘Video Game Awards 2009’ held at the Nokia Theater on December 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Demetria McKinney and actor Lance Gross attend the ‘Meet The Browns’ and ‘House Of Payne’ wrap party at Ten Pin Alley at Atlantic Station on December 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Chandra Wilson attends the Downy Brings a ‘Touch of Comfort’ event held at Sam’s Club on December 12, 2009 in Pineville, North Carolina.

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Jordin Sparks attends the H&M Artist Gift Lounge at Z100s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City.

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Usher brings his son to Washington DC for the ‘Christmas in Washington’ concert on December 13.

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Actress Tichina Arnold attends ‘T2PRs Tutus 4Tots Dress Up for the Holidays with Ooh! La, La! Couture’ at Farnsworth Park on December 12, 2009 in Altadena, California.

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Jordin Sparks performs onstage during Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Wyclef Jean sing on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Sean Paul performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 11, 2009 in Hollywood, Florida.

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Esperanza Spalding performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Mariam and Amadou sing on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Nelly visits with patients at the ‘Aflac Childrens Cancer Center of Atlanta’ at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Hospital on December 11, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Kim Zolciak performs at Splash Bar on December 10, 2009 in New York City.

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Thandie Newton attends a Champagne party in L.A on December 10.

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Jaden Smith and Willow Smith sing on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Usher performs onstage during Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City.

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Tamela Mann and David visit the ESSENCE office in New York City on December 11.

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Actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith stand on stage with Jaden Smith and Willow Smith during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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Maxwell’s style is on point when appears on the “Today” show in dark shades and a grey suit on December 11.

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Toni Braxton performs live in Germany on December 10.

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Tatyana Ali attends the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s annual fundraiser at UCLA’s Royce Hall on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Jennifer Lewis and choreographer Debbie Allen attend the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s annual fundraiser at UCLA’s Royce Hall on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Damon, Corinne and Erykah Badu attend Erykah’s listening session on December 9.

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Don Cheadle visits ‘We Want Miles’ exhibition at Cite de la Musique on December 11, 2009 in Paris, France.

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Actress Naturi Naughton attends the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s annual fundraiser at UCLA’s Royce Hall on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Choreographer Debbie Allen, former Los Angeles Laker Norm Nixon and actress Salli Richardson Whitfield attend the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s annual fundraiser at UCLA’s Royce Hall on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Halle Berry takes her daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry to Bristol Farms to shop for groceries on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Muhammad Ali, actress Angelina Jolie, and actor Brad Pitt attend the UNICEF Ball honoring Jerry Weintraub held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Joey ‘Run’ Simmons attends the 10th annual Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation youth holiday party at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on December 10, 2009 in New York City.

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Producer Suzanne de Passe, choreographer Debbie Allen and producer Barry Gordy attend the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s annual fundraiser at UCLA’s Royce Hall on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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Designer Rachel Roy attends The Cinema Society, The New Yorker and Grand Marnier special screening of ‘The Young Victoria’ at Regal Union Square on December 10, 2009 in New York City.

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Jessica White attends The Cinema Society, The New Yorker and Grand Marnier special screening of ‘The Young Victoria’ at Regal Union Square on December 10, 2009 in New York City.

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Christopher Meloni and Ice-T on location for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in Times Square, New York.

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TV Personality Veronica Webb attends the opening of the Twinkle by Wenlan pop-up shop on December 10, 2009 in New York City.

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Tyra Banks is spotted in New Zealand on December 10.

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Wendy Williams pedals on a Duracell Power Rover in New York City on Dec. 9, 2009.

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Actor Will Smith his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and Wyclef Jean attend a press conference for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at the Radisson Hotel on December 11, 2009 in Oslo.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attending the Nobel banquet Norway on Dec. 10, 2009.

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Laz Alonso attends the World Premiere of “Avatar” on December 10 in London.

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Rihanna performs during the German TV Show ‘Popstars You & I’ final on December 10 Germany.

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Zoe Saldana attends the World Premiere of “Avatar”, at Odeon Leicester Square on December 10, 2009 in London.

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Keri Hilson performs during the TV Show ‘Popstars You & I’ final at the Koenigspilsener Arena on December 10, 2009 in Oberhausen, Germany.

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Donna Summer performs during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert Rehearsals at Oslo Spektrum on December 10, 2009 in Oslo.

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Janet Jackson strolling in Paris on December 10.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs attends the celebration of AOL becoming an independent company at the New York Stock Exchange on December 9, 2009 in New York City.

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Jessica White attends the PAPER Magazine 5th Annual Nightlife Awards at M2 Ultra Lounge on December 9, 2009 in New York City.

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Morris Chesnut and friend attend the Los Angeles Lakers Vs The Utah Jazz Game in Los Angeles on December 9.

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Louis Gossett Jr. attends the “NINE” Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre on December 9, 2009 in Westwood, California.

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P Diddy and Cassie leaving the Waverly Inn separately after eating dinner together in New York City on December 9.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are seen holding hands and stopping to sign autographs for fans leaving the Newseum on December 9.

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Bill Bellamy exits the Pix11 Morning News Studios in NYC on December 10.

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Jordin Sparks performs at Q102 Jingle Ball on December 10.

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Singer Shingia Shoniwa attends the ‘St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’ Premiere on December 09, 2009 in London.

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Gayle King attending the world premiere of “It’s Complicated” at the Paris Theatre in New York City on December 9.

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Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, actor Marlon Wayans, singer Jermaine Jackson and actor Shawn Wayans pose during the A&E launch of ‘The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty’ premiering Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Boulevard3 on December 9, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey host a screening of the TeenNick HALO Awards at the Newseum on December 9, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith sit with their daughter Willow as they await the start of the Nobel Peace prize award ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo.

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Will Smith and his wie Jada Pinkett Smith enter Oslo City Hall for the Nobel lecture of President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.

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U.S. actor Will Smith and his daugther Willow applauds President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at City Hall in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2009.

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Pharrell Williams performs live at the Snoop Dogg Album release party and Famous Stars and Straps 10 Year Anniversary party at Vanguard in Hollywood on December 8, 2009.

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Whitney Houston performs on stage in Moscow for her world-wide 2009-2010 tour.

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Alicia Keys attends her album launch party in London on December 9.

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Alicia Keys attends her album launch party in London on December 9.

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Rihana attends a press conference to announce her 2010 UK tour dates on December 9, 2009 in London, England.

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Joe is seen at the Apple Store Soho on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Gabby hangs outside her hotel in Hollywood on December 9.

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Paula Patton arrives at the second annual Golden Globes Young Hollywood party in West Hollywood on December 9.

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Christian Combs, Jesse Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson, Jafaar Jackson, and Quincy Combs arrive to the unveiling of The Official Michael Jackson Opus presented by Opus Media Group and The Michael Jackson Estate on Tuesday Dec. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles.

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Gabby Sidibe laughs it up on Jay Leno.

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Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on December 8 in New York City.

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Timbaland signing autographs of his new album
“Shock Value 2” at J&R Music and Computer World.

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Mariah Carey and Rihanna attend the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Katerina Graham attends the 2nd annual Golden Globes party saluting young Hollywood held at Nobu on December 8, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.

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Sir Elton John high-fives teammate Serena Williams during the 17th Annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Baton Rouge area AIDS charities at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on December 8, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Roderick Spencer, Mavis Spencer and actress Alfre Woodard attend the 2nd annual Golden Globes party saluting young Hollywood held at Nobu Los Angeles on December 8, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.

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Usher appears on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

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Rihanna catches a flight in style at JFK Airport on December 11.

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50 Cent and singer Mary J. Blige attend the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Chris Brown is seen on the streets of Manhattan on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Ciara attends the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon attend the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, Mariah Carey and Doug Morris, Chairman & CEO, UMG attend the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Rihanna and Adam Lambert attend the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Singer Rihanna attends the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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John Legend attends the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Rapper 50 Cent speaks onstage at the launch of VEVO on December 8, 2009 in New York City.

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