Cheers! This week there was plenty of good news and many star-studded events that made us want to raise a toast!From J-Hud celebrating the release of her new album, to the Obama’s making their rounds in Brazil, our favorite celebs have been living life to the fullest, and having a good time doing it. The President and First Lady make a toast at the official dinner offered by Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile.
Leona Lewis attends the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards in a unique, slim-fitting, one shoulder dress.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson leaves The Mercer Kitchen in New York City. Love those boots!
President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama reviews the honor guard during an arrival ceremony at Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil.
Janet Jackson waves to her fans while promoting her new book “True You: A Guide To Finding And Loving Yourself” at Barnes & Noble in New York City.
Bobbi Misick, Emil Wilbekin, Aisha Mills, and Danielle Moodie
ESSENCE.com was honored at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards for their coverage of the same-sex marriage of Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie in our weekly column “Bridal Bliss.” Here, ESSENCE.com’s Relationships Editor Bobbi Misick, Managing Editor Emil Wilbekin, and the loving couple Aisha and Danielle pose for a pic with the statue.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle wave to the crowd as they board Air Force One in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
First Lady Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama applauds at the cultural performances at Oca da Tribo restaurant in Brasilia, Brazil. Her one shoulder dress is simply stunning!
First Lady Michelle Obama is determined to make a difference.She helps paint a mural with students at the site of a USAID project called Â¡Superate! in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Thumbs up! Aretha Franklin had some fun this week at the Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks game.
Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas
Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas have a good time on the dance floor at ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event.
Brandy Norwood keeps it casual and cool in white jeans and flats out shopping in LA.
Chris Brown is all smiles at his F.A.M.E. Official Album Release Party.
Love those lashes! Chrisette Michele sings her heart out at the ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Janet Jackson rocks the stage during her concert in New York City.
Lauryn Hill heats up the stage during a performance at the 6th Annual Jazz In the Gardens concert in Miami, Florida.
With a new album and a hot new body Jennifer Hudson is all smiles at her album release party in New York City.
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Model Jessica White is beautiful in bronze at the GREY GOOSE 2011 Rising Icons Awards in New York City.
Jordin Sparks shows off her new, slimmer physique at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XVII Phoenix, Arizona. She looks great!
LaLa Vasquez holds a sign that reads ‘Pray for Japan.’
Meagan Good arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Super’ in Hollywood, California.
Nicki Minaj stuns the crowd in her trademark eclectic hair and over the top attire while performing in Buffalo, NY.
The Obama Family
The First Family takes a family walk hand-in-hand in San Salvador, El Salvador. We love their beautiful bond.
Pebbles and Chilli
Pebbles and Chilli share a special moment at the ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Terri Vaughn and Tameka Foster
Terri Vaughn and Tameka Foster strike a cute pose at the ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pebbles and Chilli
Pebbles and Chilli let loose on the dance floor at the ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event.We love to see them having a good time!
Romeo is all grown up!He and partner danced for the first time on live national television in the spectacular two-hour season premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Selita Ebanks looks simply stunning out and about in NYC at Sarabeth’s. The snakeskin Louboutin’s are gorgeous!
Tika Sumpter and Selita Ebanks
Tika Sumpter and Selita Ebanks are pretty in prints at the Rebecca Taylor store opening party New York City.
Steve and Marjorie Harvey
Steve And Marjorie Harvey make a good looking couple at the ESSENCE R&B Star Launch Event.
Usher performs gives his all to his international fans while performing live in Adelaide, Australia.
Wendy Williams goes for the gold during a high-energy routine on live national television on the season premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Willow Smith whips her bright and bold braids during a performance in Manchester, England.