Star Gazing: 8.22.11

Star Gazing: 8.22.11
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 21, 2011

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Lola Ogunnaike, here with her husband Dean Solebo, hosted the Diversity Affluence Awards in the Hamptons honoring African American pioneers in entertainment and media.

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ESPN’s Keith Clinckscales, Sony’s Madeline Nelson, and ESSENCE own Emil Wilbekin were honored at the Diversity Affluence Awards for their contributions to entertainment and media at a spectacular brunch in The Hamptons.

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Alicia Keys steps out of her Manhattan apartment with her oh-so-adorable son, Egypt.

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The President and First Lady leave Nancy’s Restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, during a family vacation. Love that skirt, Mrs. Obama!

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LaLa Vazquez at The Grove in Hollywood, CA.

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Brandy performing during the SA Sports Awards from Sun City Superbowl in Rustenburg, South Africa.

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Rihanna on vacation in south of France. The pop star is seen in Saint Laurent du var port boarding a super yacht.

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Ledisi performs at the Vail Soul Music Fest at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado.

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Toccara Jones is all smiles in Melrose, Los Angeles.

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Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics attends a meeting with fans at New World Department Store in Beijing, China.

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Willow Smith sighted on the streets in Hollywood, California.

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Zoe Saldana poses with sisters Cicely and Marielle at the ‘Neo-Golden Age’ event in Los Angeles.

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Erykah Badu performs at the 8th annual Rock The Bells festival at San Manuel Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

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Common hangs out backstage following his performance at the 8th annual Rock The Bells festival in Los Angeles. We’re not sure how we feel about that beard, though.

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Lauryn Hill performs at the 8th annual Rock The Bells festival in Los Angeles, California.

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Keri Hilson performs onstage during the ‘I Am Music Tour’ in Toronto, Canada.

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Tai Beauchamp, InStyle correspondent, attends the LOFT Roosevelt Field Grand Opening Event at Roosevelt Field Mall in New York.

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Shingai Shoniwa arrives at the launch of Mahiki Coconut liqueur backstage during Day Two of V Festival 2011.

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Jane Eugene of Loose Ends at the Vail Soul Music Fest at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

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Lalah Hathaway at day one of the Vail Soul Music Fest in Colorado.

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Miguel and “The Voice’s” Raquel Castro pose backstage at Rye Playland in New York.

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Anthony Hamilton performs during Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta.

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Taio Cruz performs on ABC’s ’Good Morning America at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park in New York City.

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Mario performs onstage during the Winterbeatz Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

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Mya at Vanity nightclub inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The President and First Lady leave Nancy’s Restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, during a family vacation. Love that skirt, Mrs. Obama!

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John Legend performs onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Sade performs onstage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.