Star Gazing 7.5.13

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 29, 2012

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Trey Songz at Center Stage at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival.

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ESSENCE Fest performer Jill Scott waves to the crowd at the '3rd Annual Philly 4th of July Jam' on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

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Romeo Miller poses for a portrait backstage at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Idris Elba arrives at the premiere of 'Pacific Rim' at the BFI Imax in London.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama work a rope line at a Fourth of July barbecue for military heroes and their families they hosted on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.

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Trina and Traci Braxton pose backstage at the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience at the 2013 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ne-Yo performs during the '3rd annual Philly 4th of July Jam' at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

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Kevin Hart with his son and daughter on stage during the '3rd annual Philly 4th of July Jam' at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

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Nicki Minaj takes a moments rest at her '4th Of July Private Affair With Nicki Minaj & Myx Fusions' at Pier 59 in New York City.

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Nick Cannon hosts the '37th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks' over the Hudson River in New York City.

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Usher attends the '37th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks' over the Hudson River in New York City.