Star Gazing: 7.22.11

Star Gazing: 7.22.11
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 28, 2011

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Estelle visits the SiriusXM studios in New York City.

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Garcelle Beauvais arrives at the Lia Sophia Launch party in Hollywood, CA.

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Kelly Rowland visits the ESSENCE offices in New York City.

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Kelly Rowland visits the ESSENCE offices to meet the staff and talk about her new album “Here I Am”.

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Kelly Rowland visits BET’s 106 & Park in New York City.

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Beyonce arrives at Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Jessica White and Maxwell arrive at Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Tika Sumpter arrives at Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Kelly Rowland in a black, stretch Cushnie et Ochs moie dress, arrives at her “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Estelle arrives at Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Estelle, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams arrive at Kelly’s “Here I Am” album release party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

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Halle Berry and Nahla are spotted visiting the Westfield shopping mall in Century City, California.

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Keri Hilson is spotted out in about in the midtown section of New York City.

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Members of the Jackson family hold a press conference to announce the Michael Jackson tribute concert, which will take place in October at in Cardiff, Wales.

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Cedric The Entertainer is spotted out and about at the Grove in Hollywood.

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Melanie Fiona performs at the Steve Madden Music Summer Concert Series at LeBain in NYC.

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Melanie Fiona arrives at the Steve Madden Music Summer Concert Series at LeBain in New York City.

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Vivica A. Fox poses for photos at the Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.

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Ciara is spotted heading to Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ.

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Keri Hilson is spotted out and about in NYC.

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Taraji P. Henson at the ‘Person of Interest’ press room at 2011 Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Sanaa Lathan rocks a LBD at ‘The Cleveland Show’ panel at 2011 Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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Michael Ealy makes his way to the Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego

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Alicia Keys wearing Louis Vuitton Tiger Tweed Lurex Jacket and Silk Lurex Pants as she performs at Zo Summer Groove Benefit Dinner and Gala at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel on July 23, 2011 in Hollywood, Florida.

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Alicia Keys performs at ’Zo’s Summer Groove’ at Hard Rock Live in Miami.

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Dave Chappelle

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Regina King at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Shaun Robinson at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Ledisi performs at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Rebecca Crews, Jill Marie Jones, and Elise Neal hang out at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Will Smith, Rebecca Crews, Allan Payne hang out at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Jill Marie Jones speaks to the audience at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend.

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Toccara and Elise Neal share a special moment at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Toccara steps up to the mic at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Tyrese speaks to a young crowd about health and fitness at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Charlie Mack and Michael Vick attend the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia.

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Tisha Campbell at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Garcelle Beauvais at the 13th Annual Design Care Benefiting The HollyRod Foundation in Beverly Hills.

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Alicia Keys enjoys some QT with Egypt in Miami.

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Alicia Keys and her son Egypt go for a dip in Miami.

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Rihanna poses for flicks outside of her hotel in NYC.

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Nicki Minaj is spotted leaving her hotel to perform as the opener for Brittany in Miami.

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NBA hoop star Blake Griffith showes off hie stuff down in South Beach

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Aisha Tyler arrives at the WIRED Cafe Comic-Con in San Diego, California.

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Rutina Wesley at the WIRED Cafe Comic-Con in San Diego, California.

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Tyra Banks visits BET’s 106 and Park show in NYC.

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Prince continues his ‘Welcome 2 Europe’ tour in Helsinki, Finland.

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Usher stops for a photo at ’ Usher’s New Look Foundation – World Leadership Conference & Awards’ in Atlanta.

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Halle Berry is spotted leaving the Live Nation headquarters in Los Angles.

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Cee Lo gets the crowd going during his performance on NBC’s TODAY show in NYC.

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Cee Lo performs live during NBC’s TODAY show in NYC wearing all white.

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Rihanna is spotted leaving her hotel in New York City wearing a sexy black dress.

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Garcelle Beauvais poses for a flick at theRingling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey & Starlight Children’s Foundation’s premiere of ‘Fully Charged’ in LA.

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Garvelle Beauvais, her sons Jax Nilon and Jaid Nilon and niece at Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey & Starlight Children’s Foundation’s premiere of ‘Fully Charged’ in LA.

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Garcelle Beauvais poses for a flick at theRingling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey & Starlight Children’s Foundation’s premiere of ‘Fully Charged’ in LA.

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Our First Lady talks with a child as she tours the Joining Forces program at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virgina Beach, VA.

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Tyra Banks has a photo shoot in NYC to promote her new book “Modeland”.

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Tyra Banks rocks a “smise” and waves at fans outside of Good Morning America studios in NYC.

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LaLa Anthony at Kim Kardashian’s engagement party in LA.

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Jill Marie Jones at the Remy Martin V Launch Party in Los Angeles, California.

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DJ Kiss arrives at the Remy Martin V Launch Party in Los Angeles, California.

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Rihanna is spotted heading to a photo shoot in NYC carrying a large Fendi clutch bag.

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Selita Ebanks at the ’Children of the City Benefit in New York City.

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Our First Lady looks great wearing a light grey wrap dress and silver bracelets to add some “pop” to her outfit.

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Kelly Rowland is spotted at Heathrow Airport in the UK and is headed to Los Angeles.

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Eric Benet is spotted out and about with his girlfriend in Los Angeles.

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Rihanna is spotted in a chic Cushnie et Ochs dress leaving her hotel in NYC.

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Usher arrives at the ‘HTC Status Social Launch’ event in Los Angeles, California.

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Usher performs live at the ‘HTC Status Social Launch’ event in Los Angeles California.

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Eva Marcille at the ‘HTC Status Social Launch’ event in Los Angeles, California.

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Idris Elba and his daughter arrive at the ‘Captain America’ movie premiere in Los Angeles, CA.

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Zoe Saldana at the ‘Captain America’ movie premiere in Los Angeles.

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Deborah Cox poses for a photo with one of the winners of the ‘Cute Kid Contest’ in Miami Florida.

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Ubah Hassan, Bethann Hardison and Jeneil Williams pose for a photo at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Ubah Hassan at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Tyson Beckford at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Veronica Webb at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Iman at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Rihanna performs during her ‘Loud’ tour in Wantagh, NY.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz at Reebok’s ‘Reethym of Lite’ campaign event at Espace in NYC.

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Alicia Keys rocks a fitted green dress Reebok’s ‘Reethym of Lite’ campaign event at Espace in NYC.

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Tika Sumpter at the Reebok ‘Reethym of Lite’ campaign event at Espace in NYC.

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Veronica Webb at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Iman at the ‘Invisible Beauty’ event at the Magic Room in the LVHM Tower in NYC.

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Erykah Badu performs on stage at Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom.

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Selita Ebanks in an Herve Leger dress, Jimmy Choo sandals, Kilian clutch and Marc Jacobs glasses, at the Entourage Season 8 Premiere in NYC.

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Jessica White looks great in green at the Entourage Season 8 Premiere event in NYC.

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John Legend attends the press conference to announce the launch of the GIVE Education Campaign with members of the SASF Champions Club Chorus in New York City.

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Cee Lo Green poses at the Q102, Power99 and WDAS Performance Theater on July 18, 2011 in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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Tatyana Ali arrives at the 21st Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Press Conference in Los Angeles.

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Ne-Yo is hangin’ out by the poolside during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami.

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Ciara enjoys some beach time in Miami Beach Florida.

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Fans and paparazzi spot Rihanna and out and about in NYC wearing a shirt dress.

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Rihanna is spotted out and about in NYC wearing a long shirt-dress.

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Naomi Campbell makes a donation to the Red Cross at the Dolce & Gabbana flagship store in London, UK.

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Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla spend some time together out and about in Santa Monica, California.

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Raphael Saadiq performs at during the iTunes Festival in London, England.

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Seal performs live in Mallorca, Spain.

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Our First Lady and her daughter Malia share laughter during a walk to church in Washington.

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Ray-J arrives at Gallery Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Dwyane Wade at Chris Bosh’s wedding after party in Miami, Florida.

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Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade play some pool at Chris Bosh’s wedding after party in Miami, Florida.

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Serena Williams is in the groove at Chris Bosh’s wedding after party in Miami.

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Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James at Chris Bosh’s wedding after party at Arkadia at Fontainebleau in Miami, Florida.

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Kanye West and Q-Tip perform live at the 2011 annual Brooklyn Bodega Hip Hop Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

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Ciara performs during the Malibu Station Invasion 10-city Concert Tour in Miami, Florida.

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Angela Simmons is spotted out and about at the Grove in Los Angeles, California.

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Ciara at the kick-off event for the Malibu Station Invasion 10-city Concert Tour in Miami, Florida.

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Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in the residence of the White House.

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The Obamas head to St. Johns Church in Washington DC.

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Serena Williams hits the beach and shows of her bod in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Estelle poses for a photo at the Fusion Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

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Estelle performs live at the Fusion Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

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Melanie Fiona performs during the Fusion Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

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Oprah Winfrey enjoys herself at the Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon” in New York City.

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Prince continues to bring the house down during his ‘Welcome 2 Europe’ at the Umbria Jazz Festival Grounds tour in Perugla, Italy.

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John Legend performs at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.

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Solange Knowles arrives at Merah Club to play a DJ set in London, England.

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Mel B is spotted heading to the pool at her hotel in Los Angeles.

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NBA baller Chris Bosh spends some quality time with his daughter Trinity in Miami.

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Will and Jada enjoy a round of golf in Hawaii.

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Swizz Beatz poses for photos at Pepsi’s Bronx Flavor launch in New York City.

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Leela James wows the crowd at Los Angeles’ Arts Brookfield’s “Summer on the Plaza” launch.

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Chris Brown performs on NBC’s ‘TODAY’ show in NYC.

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Chad Ochocinco at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week event in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Solange Knowles at the Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and Dolce & Gabbana party in London, England.

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Naomi Campbell at the Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and Dolce & Gabbana party in London, England.

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Queen Latifah at the Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter and Dolce & Gabbana party in London, England.

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Katerina Graham wears a bi-color blazer at the ‘Qream’ Launch Party in Hollywood, California.

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Jesse Williams keeps it fresh and and casual in black jeans and sneakers at the ‘Qream’ Launch Party hosted by Pharrell in Hollywood, California.

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Eva Marcille flashes a smile as beautiful in her fringed dress at the ‘Qream’ Launch Party hosted by Pharrell Williams in Hollywood California.

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Serena Williams at the ‘Qream’ Launch Party hosted by Pharrell Williams in Hollywood California.

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Alicia Keys is spotted out and about with her stepson Kasseem Dean Jr and her son Egypt Daoud Dean in New York City.

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Alicia Keys takes a summer stroll with her boys in NYC.

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Wendy Williams pose for a flick outside of BOA Steakhouse in Hollywood, California.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs performs during Orange Rockcorp in London, UK.

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Serena Willams is spotted stepping out BOA Steakhouse after the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood, California.

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Rihanna is spotted on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Forest Whitaker and family at at the Ischia Global Fest 2011 in Ischia, Italy.

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Jesse Williams is spotted out and about in LA.

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Romeo is spotted out and about in LA carrying a bag of take-out food from The Cheesecake Factory.

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Amare Stoudemire stops for a photo op at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood, California.

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Estelle shines at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood, California.

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Holly Robinson Peete always brings her A-game when it comes to dressing for events. She keeps it simple but still looks flawless in her long black dress.

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LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp rocks a classic grey suit at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood California.

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Kerry Washington adds some sparkle to the red carpet at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood California.

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Serena Williams does not shy away from bright color as she wears (WEARS!) her short skirt suit at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Hollywood, California.

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LaLa Anthony at the Pre ESPY Hennessy event in Hollywood, California.

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Eva Marcille the Pre ESPY Hennessy event in Hollywood, California.

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Amare Stoudemire at the Pre ESPY Hennessy event in Hollywood, California.

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Kelly Rowland continues to show off her fresh look during the ‘X Factor’ auditions in Liverpool, UK.

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Kelly Rowland steps out of her hotel in London to begin another day of shooting the ‘X Factor’ in Liverpool, England.

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Kelis performs at the Orange RockCorps Concert in London, England.

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Selita Ebanks at the Pepsi MAX Field Of Dreams Promotion Kick-Off Event in Arizona.

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Selita Ebanks and Estelle at the iRenew pre-ESPY dinner for Kemba Walker in Hollywood, CA.

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Robin Thicke and Laz Alonso are chillin’ in VIP at the Remy Martin V launch party in NYC.

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DJ Kiss at the Remy Martin V Launch Party at Lavo NYC in New York City.

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Laz Alonso at the Remy Martin V Launch Party in NYC.

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Tyson Beckford hanging out with Jessica White and Tika Sumpter at the Remy Martin V launch party in NYC.

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Jessica White at the Remy Martin V Launch Party in NYC.

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Tika Sumpter wears a sexy sequined dress at the Remy Martin V Launch Party at Lavo NYC, in New York City.

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Eva Marcille shows of her bright specs at the Softcup Retreat at Bliss Spa in Los Angeles California.

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Gabrielle Union makes sure her nail game is on point at Bliss Spa in celebration of the ESPY Awards in Hollywood, CA.

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Regina King drops by the Softcup Retreat at Bliss Spa in celebration of the ESPY Awards in Hollywood, CA.

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Gabrielle Union at the Softcup Retreat at Bliss Spa in celebration of the ESPY Awards in Hollywood, CA.

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Michelle Obama at the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California.

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Janet Jackson puts in another dynamic performance in Barcelona, Spain. She’s a force to be reckoned with!

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Brian McKnight visits the ESSENCE offices in New York City to meet with staff and talk about his new album.

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Brian McKnight stops by the ESSENCE offices to meet the staff and talk about his new album entitled “Just Me”.

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Magic Johnson and Samuel Jackson share laughs and enjoy some gelato in Portofino, Italy.

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Jordin Sparks attends the ‘Maxim Presents The 2011 Diamond In The Desert Party’ in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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NBA star Amare Stoudemire and former NFL player Warrick Dunn attend the Playboy Pre-ESPY party in Hollywood California.

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Halle Berry is spotted picking up her daughter Nahla from preschool in Beverly Hills.

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Beyoncé is spotted at Selfridges in London searching for the perfect pair.

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Beyoncé is spotted in London doing some shopping with her mom and entourage.

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Prince performs live during his ‘Welcome 2 Europe’ tour in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs and Dawn Richardson help volunteers paint a playground in London, England.

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Lala Anthony and her husband Knicks star Carmelo Anthony were in attendance to support their dear friends Monica and Shannon.

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LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith arrive at Monica and Shannon Brown’s wedding wearing shades of blue as requested by the bride and groom.

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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member Kandi Burruss arrives at Monica and Shannon Brown’s wedding.

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Erykah Badu performs live at Bluesfest in Ontario Canada.

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Kelly Rowland and Jessica White were spotted at the Peabody Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Janet Jackson is spotted by the paparazzi while out and about in Barcelona, Spain.

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Brian McKnight performs at the Brown Theater in Louisville, KY.

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Mary J. Blige brought down the house when she performed “The Living Proof”, her new song from the movie “The Help” opening in August.

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Paula Patton and her hubby Robin Thicke enjoy some quality time in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Prince performs alongside Andy Allo during his ‘Welcome 2 Europe’ tour in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Beyoncé puts on another sizzling performance at the Oxegen Music Festival in Ireland.

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Beyoncé performs at the 2011 ‘T in the Park’ music festival in Scotland.

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Zoe Saldana arrives at ‘The Foundation Polo Challenge’ at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Zoe Saldana arrives at ‘The Foundation Polo Challenge’ at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Regina King arrives at the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach. The yellow adds a little pop to her outfit!

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Chaka Khan is groovin’ on stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2011 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Keri Hilson rocks a military inspired look at Chateau Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Beyoncé performs at the 2011 ‘T in the Park’ music festival in Scotland. All hail Queen B!

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Monica and Shannon Brown arrive at BOA Steakhouse in Los Angeles.

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham stop to talk with the press at the Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Oprah Winfrey poses for a photo at the Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Kanye West is spotted heading to the Azzedine Alaia Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show in Paris, France. Don’t be late!

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Eric Benet attends the gmc TV Dinner during the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Paula Patton poses for a flick at the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Funny man Kevin Hart attends the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Cee Lo Green performs at Universal CityWalk’s ‘Plugged In’ free summer concert series in California.

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New Edition poses for a photo at the Hennessy Black party in NYC.

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Ciara is spotted out and about in West Hollywood with her cute puppies inside a LV dog carrier.

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Ciara makes sure her little ones are well taken care of out in LA.

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Naturi Naughton wears a fitted turquoise dress at the American Black Film Festival After Party in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Nick Cannon is spotted returning to his apartment building in NYC.

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Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, and their son Egypt Daoud Dean are spotted in NYC getting into a vehicle.

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Laz Alonso attends the American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Soul Train and Target Corp. hosted an invitation-only dinner at The Park at Fourteenth to celebrate Soul Train’s memorabilia donation to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (SNMAAHC).

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Shingai Shoniwa performs live at The Music Festival at Kew Gardens’ in London.

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Swizz Beatz is decked out in a white blazer with a graphic tee at the ‘2011 Sounds Like PAPER Concert’ in NYC.

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Kelly Rowland lights up the red carpet with a sleek Versace midi dress at the X-Factor auditions in London.

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Meagan Good was spotted at Urth Cafe in Los Angeles.

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Ciara is spotted leaving a nail salon in LA.

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Mariah Carey tries to hide from the cameras while out and about in NYC.

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Our First Lady participates in pregame activities during the Washington Nationals game in D.C.

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Prince enjoys some time out and about before heading back to his hotel in London.

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Bruno Mars performs live at Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Halle Berry is spotted out and about in in Los Angeles.

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Janet Jackson puts on a great performance at The Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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Janet Jackson puts on an an electric performance at The Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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John Legend visits FOX Business Network in NYC.

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Sade performs in the Arena at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

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Nick Cannon serves-up some hot dogs at Nathan’s famous ‘Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest’, held on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

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Ne-Yo poses for a flick with members of the U.S Army at the Fort Hamilton Independence Day Weekend Celebration in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jordin Sparks performs during the full rehearsals of the Capitol 4th of July Concert in Washington, D.C.

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John Legend performs in the Arena at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

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Janelle Monae performs live for thousands at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

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Jamie Foxx performs at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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President Obama and The First Lady head down to the South Lawn to host a picnic for military families.

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President Obama and The First Lady host a picnic for military families at the White House.

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Prince performs on the final night of the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England.

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Kelly Rowland arriving at Nobu restaurant in London, England.

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Estelle performs at the 2011 Fourth Of July Jam in Philadelphia.

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Marsha Ambrosious puts on a strong performance at the Fourth Of July Jam. in Philadelphia.

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Tyrese and his daughter Shayla spend some quality time together on the beach in Malibu, California.

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Jamie Foxx hosts the 2011 Foxxhole Comedy Jam in Atlantic City.

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Jessica White celebrates her birthday at LIV at Fontainebleau with surprise performances by Lil Wayne and Fabolous.

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Janet Jackson gives us a warm smile in London, UK.

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Beyoncé hits a high note when she performed on Good Morning America show in NYC.

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Beyonce performs on the Good Morning America show in NYC.

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Beyoncé performs Single Ladies on ABC’s Good Morning America show in New York City.

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Patti LaBelle attends the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival concert.

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Mary J. Blige closes out the ESSENCE Music Festival as only she can.

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Kelly Price reaches out and touches the audience during her performance at the ESSENCE Music Fest.

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Grace Jones performs on the Main Stage during the final day of the Wireless Festival in London.

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NeNe Leakes and Jennifer Lewis at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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NeNe Leakes hangs out backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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New Edition gets together for the first time since 1996 at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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New Edition brings back that ‘feel good’ music at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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New Edition gets together for the first time since 1996 at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Trey Songz hits a high note at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Trey Songz hits a high note at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Trey Songz performs live at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Kem kicks off Day 3 of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Kem kicks off Day 3 of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Kem kicks off Day 3 of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Kourtney Heart sangs it at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Charmaine Neville performs in the Superlounge in the New Orleans Superdome at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Regina King, Lance Gross and Keshia Knight Pulliam hang out at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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We are loving Selita Ebanks’ look — from that simple, chic mini dress to those sexy red heels.

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ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Kem smiles backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Constance White welcomes Tika Sumpter to the ESSENCE.com Live Stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Anthony Hamilton stops for a picture backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Tika Sumpter stops by the ESSENCE.com Live Stage during the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Isaiah Washington stops by the ESSENCE.com Live Stage during the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Isaiah Washington takes the mic at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage during the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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John Legend visits Club Mixx at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Vegas.

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Meagan Good arrives in style at the BlackHollywood Party at the Piershops in Atlantic City.

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Tank makes our heart beat just a little bit quicker backstage at the ESSENCE Live stage.

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Kelly Price keeps it colorful for the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Brian White looks fine backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage during the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Demetria L. Lucas speaks onstage at the ESSENCE Live stage during Day 3 of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Tank answers questions before singing on the ESSENCE.com Live stage.

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Hosea Chanchez looks super sexy at the ESSENCE Music Fest in New Orleans.

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Lance Gross and guest enjoy the backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Tank hangs out backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Tika Sumpter poses backstage at at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Nene Leakes poses backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Pebbles and ESSENCE have partnered to find the next R&B Star. Stay tuned to find out who the winner will be!

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Lance Gross and Rocsi raise a toast backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Celeb Chef G. Garvin throws deuces after his interview at the ESSENCE Music Festival Convention Center.

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Miguel shows his love at the ESSENCE Music Fest.

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Boyz II Men chill backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Stephanie Mills performs at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Eric Benet at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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EMF Headliner Mary J. Blige and music exec Don Pooh hangout backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Timothy Bloom performs at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Treach of Naughty by Nature performs at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Soul Rebels Brass Band performs at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 1, 2011 in New Orleans

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Shanie O’Neal poses for a picture at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Tina Knowles attends the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Rebecca Crews at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

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Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett speaks at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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How handsome is Boris Kodjoe? Boris made our day when we saw him at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin promotes his book at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Chaka Khan smiles backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Patti LaBelle and Ledisi make beautiful music together at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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NeNe Leakes at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Cynthia Bailey at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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LeToya Luckett looks spectacular backstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Garcelle Beauvais hangs out backstage with a cocktail at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Garcelle Beauvais poses backstage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Evelyn Lozada at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Sisqo of Dru Hill at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Towanda C. Braxton, Toni Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Traci R. Braxton at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Kanye West closes out Day 2 of the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival on a high point.

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Kanye West shines on the main stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Jill Scott shines on the main stage of the New Orleans Superdome during Day 2 of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Jill Scott shines on the main stage of the New Orleans Superdome during Day 2 of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Jill Scott shines on Day 2 of the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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El DeBarge opens up Day 2 of the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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El DeBarge opens up Day 2 of the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Chaka Khan gets the party started at Day 2 of the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Chaka Khan gets the party started at Day 2 of the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Big Daddy Kane, Monie Love, Doug E. Fresh and Kool Moe Dee at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.

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“The Queen of Hip-Hop-Soul” is looking fierce in her cut-off denim shorts and white blouse for Day 2 of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Halle Berry does some shopping in Los Angeles.

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Price performs in Paris at the Stade de France.

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Janelle Monae wears her out-there persona well. Here, she performs in during Day 2 of the Wireless Festival in London.

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Bruno Mars performs in Dublin.

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Lenny Kravitz is quite the man-about-town these days! Here, he takes a stroll in Soho.

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Terry and Rebecca Crews at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Miguel performs at ESSENCE Music Festival Convention Center.

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Mavis Staples blesses a Superlounge at the ESSENCE Music Fest in New Orleans.

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Macy Gray performs for an intimate crowd in a Superlounge at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Taraji P. Henson and Hosea Chanchez at the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Dwele performs in a Superlounge at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Derek J. at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Boyz II Men open up the first day of ESSENCE Music Festival on the main stage of the New Orleans Superdome.

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Fantasia gets to the nitty gritty on the main stage of the New Orleans for ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Fantasia live from the main stage for 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival at the New Orleans Superdome.

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Miguel rocks a Super Lounge performing space in the New Orleans Superdome for the ESSENCE Music Fest.

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Jennifer gets up close and personal with the EMF audience in New Orleans.

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Jennifer Hudson live on the Main Stage of the New Orleans Superdome during the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Jennifer Hudson live on the Main Stage of the New Orleans Superdome during the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Charlie Wilson brings the party to the main stage of ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Usher shuts down the first night on the mainstage at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Charlie Wilson brings the party to the main stage of ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Usher went there for the ESSENCE Music Festival crowd and kept the people on their feet and moving way past midnite.

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Usher headlines the first night of the ESSENCE Music Festival concerts at the New Orleans Superdome.

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Usher during his sound check for the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Usher during his sound check for the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Angela Bassett arrives at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Steve Harvey hosts a game of Family Feud at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Boris Kodjoe flaunts his handsome smile on the ESSENCE.com Live Stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Alicia Keys performs at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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Keyshia Cole performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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Marsha Ambrosius performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets basketball team attends the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival press conference on Day 1 of the Fest.

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Tyrese Gibson attends the special red carpet VIP screening of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ in Miami, Florida.

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New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul walks in the CP3K Walk for Kids Presented by The Coca-Cola Company at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

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Laz Alonzo attends the Hennessy Remixed Cocktails and Conversations event at Arum Lounge in Atlanta, GA.

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Zoe Kravitz spotted walking in SoHo on a sunny summer evening, NYC.

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Pitbull and Ne-Yo perform on NBC Today Show in NYC.

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Jamie Foxx at the premiere of ‘Horrible Bosses’ in Hollywood.

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Beyonce in bright yellow for her “Good Morning America” concert in Central Park, NYC.

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Queen Bey dances on the stage of “Good Morning America.”

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Taraji P. Henson and LeToya Luckett arrive backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Taraji P. Henson arrives backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Shirley Strawberry, Steve Harvey, Carla Ferell, and Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles host the Steve Harvey Morning Show live from the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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LeToya Luckett arrives backstage at the ESSENCE.com Live Stage at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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Bevy Smith strikes a pose with hairstylist Derek J at the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, LA.

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EMF headliner Mary J. Blige at the first day of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Taraji P. Henson at the ESSENCE Music Fest in New Orleans.

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EMF headliner Mary J. Blige at the first day of the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Beyonce surprised children at a East Harlem Target store. How cute are these kids!

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The children were from a Harlem Boys & Girls Club. She sang “Countdown” from her new album “4.”

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Nick Cannon is spotted wearing a bright blue blazer while leaving MTV Studios in NYC.

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The day after John Legend performed in Toronto he was seen walking around Yorkville and riding his bike in Queen’s Park. Nice arms, John!

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Janet Jackson arrives at Heathrow Airport in London.

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Lenny Kravitz gives the peace sign to photographers while out and about in NYC.

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Diddy wears a pink tee and sips on white wine while exiting a restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Selita Ebanks has fun posing with Cirque Du Soleil ‘Zarkana’ cast members at the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil ‘Zarkana’ in New York City.

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Gayle King at the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil ‘Zarkana’ at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Cee Lo Green has lunch in Beverly Hills, CA. Here, he talks to a fan walking by.

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After performing a free intimate concert at the Bowery, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz greet her fans and sign autographs.

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Jourdan Dunn at The Burberry Serpentine Summer Party in London, England.

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Kimora and Djimon engage in conversation while having lunch in LA.

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Maya Moore, UConn basketball star and forward for the WNBA Minnesota Lynx, has made history as only the second athlete ever to win the Honda-Broderick Cup twice.

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Lenny Kravitz has a laugh while a photo crew sets around him for a photo shoot in New York City.

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Lenny Kravitz spotted during a photoshoot in downwtown New York City.

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Tiger Woods is sporting a new beard these days. Here, the golfer signs autographs at the opening ceremony for the AT&T National Golf Tournament.

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Fantasia poses for a quick flick while vacationing in Barbados.

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Niecy Nash shows off her summer glow at Veranda Magazine’s opening night celebration of ‘The House Of Windsor’ in LA.

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Beyonce and Jay Z arrive at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

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Kelly Rowland leaves her hotel to begin another full day of taping the ‘X-Factor’ in Cardiff, UK.

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Rihanna puts in another power performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Rev Run and his son Diggy attend the Transformers 3 Premiere in New York City.

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Willow and Jaden Smith show off their own unique style at the premiere of Transformers 3 in New York.

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Tyrese posts-up on a hot yellow ride at the Transformers 3 premiere in New York.

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Gabrielle Union poses for a flick at the premiere of Transformers 3 in New York City.

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade look good together at the premiere of Transformers 3 in New York.

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Grey’s Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson (left) and “Private Practice” star Audra McDonald (right) pose with Nurse Minnie Mouse and Dr. Mickey Mouse June 28, 2011 at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Alicia Keys poses for a photo at ‘Good Morning America’ in New York.

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Selita Ebanks wears a cute fuchsia dress at the premiere of ‘Larry Crowne’ in Hollywood.

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Our girl Beyonce was spotted in London wearing a bright orange dress and white heels.

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Jay-Z keeps it casual out and about in London.

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Funny man Dave Chappelle is spotted (say whaaat?!) out and about in New York City.

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Toni Braxton poses for the camera at the 5th anniversary ‘Creme of the Crop’ post BET Awards Dinner Celebration in Beverly Hills.

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Kelly Rowland attends the Post BET Awards Celebration wearing a sexy dress from Edition by Georges Chakra.

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Lance Gross arrives at the 5th anniversary ‘Creme of the Crop’ post BET Awards Dinner Celebration in Beverly Hills.

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Janet Jackson performs at L’Olympia in Paris, France.

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Idris Elba arrives at the 2011 BET Awards. He shows us how to add a little zing to your wardrobe by matching the shoes and the tie.

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ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Jill Scott shows us how it’s done at the 2011 BET Awards.

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Wiz Kalifa and Amber Rose are coupled-up at the 2011 BET Awards in California.

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Beyoncé performs at day four of the Glastonbury Festival in England. Her performance was also broadcast live during the 2011 BET Awards.

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Oh you know Cee Lo Green always puts on a great performance. Just check out his getup!

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ESSENCE Music Fest headliner Mary J. Blige wears a strappy body con dress at the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nick Cannon looks sharp as ever in his summer white suit with pastel touches.

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Bruno Mars, who shared a duet with Alicia Keys, wears a classic white tux jacket and chic specs.

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Willow and Jaden Smith accept the “Young Stars” award at the BET Awards. Willow thanked their parents for allowing them to “go hard.”

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Kelly Rowland shows the ladies how it’s done with her flirty, frilly mini dress and strappy heels. Love this look…

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Keri Hilson wears a fuchsia tube top with harem pants to the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj does her thang as only she can – pulling together textures and patterns and somehow making it work.

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Estelle brings her fashion A-game with an asymmetrical gray gown.

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Drake looks handsome in his black on black ensemble with yellow shoes for a fun pop of color. This boy has style.

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Tracee Ellis Ross wears a flirty lace long sleeve mini with hot red platforms.

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Alicia Keys walks the red carpet at the the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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Tracee Ellis Ross at the ‘5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner’ in Culver City, California.

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Shaquille O’Neal and his girlfriend Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, arrive to his retirement party at Moon Nightclub in Las Vegas.

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Hill Harper, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Isaiah Washington, and Laz Alonzo at the ‘5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner’ in California.

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Trey Songz at the ‘5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner’ in Culver City, California.

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Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez attend the ‘5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner’ in California.

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