The Week in Pictures
Every week we see countless celebs walk the red carpet, grace the stage with their powerhouse vocals and sit courtside at basketball games. This week was no exception. Check out photos of Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan at the NAACP Image Award nominations, Ciara, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee and Rihanna and recent basketball games and President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observing a moment of silence for the Arizona tragedy…
NAACP Image Award Nominations
Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan attend the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nomination Press Conference this week. Over 100 of our favorite artists, actors and authors were nominated.
Out and about in West Hollywood, Halley Berry and Nahla were spotted heading to Sweet Lady Jane to buy to buy some tasty treats.
Rihanna found time to attend the Miami Heat and Clippers game in L.A.
Red Carpet Diva
Zoe Saldana look beautiful in her off the shoulder dress as she arrived at the premiere of ‘Burning Palms.’
The cast of “The Game” visited ESSENCE.com to promote the fourth season of their show. The group broke ratings records for BET, earning 7.7 million views on Tuesday night.
Dressed in their finest, Ludacris and Eudoxie arrived at the premiere of ‘No Strings Attached.’
Prepping for her new gig on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez attended the ‘AI’ panel at the 2011 Winter TCA press tour.
Bold in Blue
Kerry Washington wore a beautiful blue dress as she attended the 2010 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. That color makes her skin look stunning.
Jennifer Hudson brought down the house at the House Of Blues in Chicago, her hometown.
Sexy in Black
Actress Garcelle Beauvais arrived at Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Green Hornet’ wearing a little black dress.
Teena Marie’s Funeral
Queen Latifah attended Teena Marie’s memorial service this week. There is still no word on an official cause of death, but fans all over the world said their goodbyes this week.
Dr. Conrad Murray’s Pre-Trial
Janet Jackson and the rest of the Jackson family have been attending Dr. Conrad Murray’s preliminary trial all week.
A newly engaged Vivica A. Fox was seen sailing with friends in Barbados.
Ginuwine and daughter Cypress Lee attend Cypress Lee’s sweet sixteen bash at Eden in Washington, D.C.
Loretta Devine arrives at Audi and Designer J. Mendel’s Kick Off Celebration of Golden Globe Week.
The legendary Diahann Carroll arrived at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. It looks like Carroll has been blessed with good genes — she never ages.
As always, basketball games are star studded events. Check out Denzel Washington, Ciara and Spike Lee at the the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at game.
Brandy and Terrance J. attended BET’s “The Game” And “Let’s Stay Together” Los Angeles Premiere in L.A. We love that Brandy is taking it back to the ’90s with her braids.
President Barack Obama shared warm words to the grieving at the memorial service for the victims of Saturday’s shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus.
Angela and Vanessa Simmons stop by the ESSENCE office this week to update us on all things Pastry and more.
Moment of Silence
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the victims of a shooting at an Arizona political event that left people six dead.
Drake put on quite a show in London as he performed to a sold out crowd at Manchester Apollo.
Marsha Ambrosius visited BET’s ‘106 & Park’ to promote her latest video “Far Away.”