Star Gazing: 8.7.12

Star Gazing: 8.7.12
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 06, 2012

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Monica strikes a pose for photographers in New York City.

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Gayle King and Laila Ali attend the New York premiere of Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer.

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Denzel Washington on the set of the movie 2 Guns in Louisiana.

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Miss Universe Leila Lopes stops by to talk about charity work and her experience as a beauty queen.

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Viola Davis while filming Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His in New York City.

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Harry Belafonte holds his Life Achievement Award at 65th Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.

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Director Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee and family attend the New York premiere of his movie, Red Hook Summer.

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Lance Gross attends 2 Chainz listening party at Tree Sound Studios in Norcross, Georgia.

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Nate Parker attends the New York Premiere of Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer.

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Mona Scott Young and Bevy Smith attend the New York premiere of Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer.

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Jeffrey Wright as a homeless veteran on the film set of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete in Brooklyn. The film portrays two inner city youths who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by authorities.

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Tanika Ray at the American Airlines and Black Atlas launch party at The Studio Museum in New York City.

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Angela and Vanessa Simmons celebrate Vanessa’s birthday at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.