Essential Viewing

The Week in Rewind

This week, our favorite celebs are seen out and about spending time with family and enjoying the beautiful weather of spring. First Lady Michelle Obama got in a great workout at the White House with Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes, while Halle Berry, Garcelle Beauvais, and Usher were seen with their little ones enjoying some fun in the sun. Take a look at our other favorite moments this week.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett and her children Bronwyn and Slater have some quality time at the Jim Henson Company and PBS SoCal Dinosaur Train Event in L.A.

Christina Milian

Christina Milian looks ready for summer in this bold, bright dress at the Marc Spears dinner party to benefit The St Bernard Project in L.A.

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard poses with ‘Star Wars’ character Chewbacca in front of the new ‘Star Tours-The Adventures Continue’ attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais glows in this floor length orange gown at the ‘Dream For Kids’ Grand Opening Gala celebrating the completion of a new building for Children’s Hospital in L.A.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry and Garcelle Beauvais enjoyed the beautiful whether along with Nahla Aubrey during a playdate with Jax and Jaid Nilon at Coldwater Canyon.

Halle Berry and Nahla Aubry

Halle Berry enjoys some quality time with her daughter Nahla Aubry in Beverly Hills, California.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson exercises with students during the Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge at the Namaste Charter School in Chicago, Illinois.Jennifer’s weight loss is amazing and we’re sure the students appreciated her advice.

Kanye West

ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Kanye West waves his hands to the crowd during a performance at the 2011 MoMA Party In The Garden Benefit at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama looks pretty in pink at a poetry workshop for students in Washington, DC.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill rocks the stage at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Paula Patton

Paula Patton looks chic in blue and white at the 2011 Kentucky Derby.


Chili looks beautiful in her black hat and floral dress at the 2011 Kentucky Derby.


His Purple Highness performs his iconic hits at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.We heard it was a great show!


Rihanna enjoys some time on the shore during a photoshoot for Vita Coco. Rihanna is the new face of the coconut water brand.


Rihanna wears a gorgeous peach dress as she gets off of a ship in Hamburg looking fabulous.

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan is beautiful in black at the after party for the show ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark’ at Trattoria Dopo Teatro in New York City.

Tristan Woods

Tristan Wilds stops by the ESSENCE office in NYC.He is such a cutie!


Usher takes a walk around New York City with hisadorable sons. They look like they are having a fun time out with daddy!

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams looks stunning in this silver gown as she enters the New York City Ballet Spring Gala.

Will Smith

Will Smith filming “Men in Black III” in New York.We heard he caused a stir among the locals, but he’s still flashing that megawatt smile.

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams gives a soul stirring performance during ‘A Celebration of Life’ at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana looks very stylish as she exits an office building in Beverly Hills, California.