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Week in Rewind

This was an eventful week in Hollywood, fashion and sports. If celebrities weren’t walking the red carpet of ESSENCE’s “Black Women in Hollywood” event then there were sitting front row at New York Fashion Week. Not to mention the Super Bowl in Texas drew in celebrities like Usher, Selita Ebanks and Keri Hilson. Take a look back at the week’s highlights…

Chrisette Michele

Singer Chrisette Michele performed during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Music Preservation Project in L.A.

Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Dionne Warwick

Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Dionne Warwick attended the amfAR New York Gala to kick off New York Fall 2011 Fashion Week.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson was on tap to attend MusiCares. Hudson is scheduled to perform a tribute to the queen of soul Aretha Franklin at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland looked fabulous as she posed backstage at the Eva Minge Fall 2011 fashion show at NYFW Fall 2011.

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons attended the RETNA: The Hallelujah World Tour art exhibition opening in New York City. Fierce!

Gabrielle Union and Christian Siriano

Gabrielle Union and designer Christian Siriano attended the Kim Crawford Wines at Christian Siriano Fall 2011 After Party during NYFW Fall 2011.

Taraji P. Henson

PETA campaign girl Taraji P. Henson attended the PETA New York Fashion Week Party in New York City.

Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis looked mesmerizing as she arrived to the 14th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF’s WCRF at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.

Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones

Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones visited at ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ on Broadway.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles takes the dance floor at the Bar III Pop-Up Shop in New York. We love it!

YaYa DaCosta

YaYa DaCosta attended the premiere of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie”at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys looks fantastic as she takes a break during the filming of a new HP “Everybody’s On” commercial set to air during the Grammys.


Usher was in the shopping mood as he visited Fred Segal in West Hollywood.

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais attended the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 fashion show. She was lucky enough to score a front row seat!


Ashanti also attended the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 fashion show and also sat front row.


Miguel was dressed to impress at the Nicholas K Fall 2011 fashion show this week.

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae was honored at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music’ event at the Playhouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

Katerina Graham

The fabulous Katerina Graham was on hand to celebrate ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music.’

Diddy, Janelle Monae and Big Boi

Janelle Monae, Diddy and Big Boi were all on hand to celebrate Monae’s success at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music’ event.

Janelle Monae and Diddy

Janelle Monae and Diddy share a sweet moment at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music’ event.

Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant walked the black carpet of ESSENCE’s ‘BWM’ event.

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Bruno Mars and Melanie Fiona

Bruno Mars and Melanie Fiona playfully posed for a picture at ESSENCE’s ‘BWM’ event.

LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett looked sexy in her blue dress at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music’ event.

Janelle Monae and Nia Long

Janelle Monae and Nia Long were all smiles at ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women in Music’ event.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson took her world tour overseas recently. She performed in Jakarta, Indonesia. Go girl!

NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” appeared on the “Wendy Williams Show.” Be sure to catch the “RHoA” reunion show this Sunday night at 9pm on Bravo!

Michelle Obama and Matt Lauer

Today" show host Matt Lauer interviews First Lady Michelle Obama. She visited the Big Apple to discuss the one year anniversary of her "Let’s Move Campaign.

Jamie Foxx and Will Smith

Jamie Foxx and Will Smith greeted each other at the premiere of ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.’


Usher was all over the place this week! Check him out with his boys at the ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ premiere.

The Smith Family

Isn’t this a beautiful family? Check out the Smiths on the red carpet of the “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” premiere.


Prince performed at Madison Square Garden this week. It was the last show from this leg of his “Welcome 2 America” tour.

Eve and Russell Simmons

Eve and Russell Simmons dined at the after-party for the screening of “Vanishing On 7th Street” in New York City.

Kimberly Elise

“For Colored Girls” actress Kimberly Elise arrived at the AARP Magazine’s 10th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards looking very sexy in her little black dress.

Jim Carrey and Cee Lo Gree

In preparation of last Sunday’s Super Bowl party Jim Carrey and Cee Lo Greenenjoyed a drink at 1OAK’s Super Bowl Eve Party in NYC.

usher and The Black Eyed Peas

Usher performed with The Black Eyed Peas during Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show! Look at him go!

Greg Jennings

Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers reacts with excitement during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers won the game!

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera belted out the National Anthem during this year’s Super Bowl XLV in Texas.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz enjoyed a little family time as they took the boys to see “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway.

LaLa Vasquez and Kelly Rowland

LaLa Vasquez and Kelly Rowland enjoyed a game of bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes in Lakewood, Colorado.

Keri Hilson

A beautiful Keri Hilson attended a private dinner hosted by Audi during Super Bowl XLV Weekend in Dallas.

Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks wore a beautiful Marc Bouwer cocktail dress to Don Julio’s Super Bowl Eve Party in Dallas, Texas.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams put on a lovely cocktail dress for PepsiCo’s Super Bowl Weekend Kickoff Party in Dallas.


Ciara arrives at the 7th annual Peapod benefit concert in a very sexy and revealing brown gown. Wow!