Star Gazing: 8.14.12

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 13, 2012

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Gabby Douglas chat with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show.

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Laila Ali looks stunning as she visits the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles.

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After flying high at the London Olympics, gymnast Gabby Douglas is spotted on the ground at JFK airport in New York City.

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Kelly Rowland attends an event for the David Jones department store in Sydney, Australia.

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Jennifer Hudson attends the “Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends” benefit at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.

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Usher arrives at the “Apollo in the Hamptons” benefit.

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Sparkle star Derek Luke visits SiriusXM Studios in New York City.

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Russell Simmons

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Marcus Samuelsson holds up a tasty-looking plate at “Apollo in the Hamptons.”

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Nicki Minaj performs on NBC’s Today at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

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Swimmer Cullen Jones visits the Today show in New York City to show off his Olympic medals.

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Rico Love, Usher and Pharrell buddy up at “Apollo in the Hamptons.”