Star Gazing 9.04.12

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 30, 2012

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Janelle Monae performs during Budweiser's Made In America Festival Benefiting The United Way in Philadelphia.

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Vanessa Williams attends the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

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Solange Knowles poses for an Elle magazine shoot in South Africa.

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Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Isaacs attend the Jennifer Lopez concert at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

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Ludacris, Eudoxie, Eniko and Kevin Hart attend LudaDay 2012 Weekend Ludacris' All White Birthday Affair at Compound in Atlanta.

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs actor Kal Penn on stage during preparations for the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Missy Elliott performs at LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur launch at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. 

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Derek Luke is spotted in West Hollywood heading to Toast for a bite. 

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Marlon Wayans photographed working over the Labor Day Weekend in South Boston on the set of The Heat

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Kelly Ripa and new co-host Michael Strahan appear at Lincoln Square in New York City. 

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 Zadie Smith signs copies of her new book 'NW' at Waterstones in London, England. 

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Tiffany Evans, who's eight months pregnant, celebrates the arrival of her little bundle of joy with a glamorous photo shoot.