Star Gazing: 9.6.11

Star Gazing: 9.6.11
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 05, 2011

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Kandi Burruss celebrates the launch of her new luxury pleasure products line, “Bedroom Kandi” at Shout Nightclub in ATL.

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Serena Williams defeats Ana Ivanovic of Serbia to move on to the next round of the U.S Open in Flushing Meadows, NY. Go Serena!

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Aretha Franklin serenades President Obama by performing three of her signature songs including her classic hit, “Chain of Fools” at Hart Plaza in Detroit. Sang it sister!

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President Obama smiles after speaking and watching Aretha Franklin perform some of her greatest hits at the Labor Day Rally at Hart Plaza in Detroit.

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Ciara is spotted watching Serena Williams during the US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY.

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Kevin Garnett, Brandi Padilla and daughter watch Serena Williams during the US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY.

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Donald Young waves to the crowd after his third round match against Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament in New York.

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Nicki Minaj is spotted walking through LAX Airport in Los Angeles.

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Kandi Burruss celebrates the launch of her new luxury pleasure products line, “Bedroom Kandi” at Shout Nightclub in ATL.

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Don Cornelius poses at Millennium Park for the ‘40th Anniversary Soul Train Concert To Honor Don Cornelius’ in Chicago.

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Kelis arrives at the ‘Jeans for Genes’ launch party at Kettners in London, England.

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Nas Hosts Final Night of the Hamptons Season at AXE Lounge in Southampton, New York.

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Sandra Bullock takes her son Louis to a children’s birthday party in Pacific Palisades, CA. Look at that face!

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Rashida Jones is spotted with Jake Gyllenhaal heading to lunch at Gratitude cafe in Los Angeles.

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Newlyweds Niecy Nash and Sherri Shepherd, their hubby’s, Jay Tucker and Lamar Sally, joined publicist Kita Williams and sports agent Ervin ’Joe’Hardy for Labor Day weekend at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto luxury resort in Mexico.

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Kimberly Elise arrives at the ‘2011 End Of Summer Celebration Benefiting Black AIDS Institute’ event in Los Angeles.

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Kobe Bryant and his family pose for a photo backstage with cast members of The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre in NYC.