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The Week in Rewind

What a week!Our favorite celebs spent the week partying, dancing, performing, and traveling, and they looked good doing it. President and First Lady Obama spent the week in Europe visiting with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, and Catherine Middleton. Stateside, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce brought the house down onstage at the Billboard Music Awards. Take a look at our top moments of the week inside…

Oprah Winfrey

Farewell Oprah! Oprah waves to the audience during the very last taping of her show. We still can’t believe the Oprah Winfrey show is gone after 25 strong years.


Rihanna rocks her tradmemark fire-red hair during her performance on NBC’s “Today.”

Presdient and First Lady Obama, Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Although they did not attend the Royal Wedding, the President and First Lady meet with Britain’s newly wedded Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace this past week.

Solange, Cassie, and Selita Ebanks

Carol’s Daughter “spokesbeauties” Solange Knowles, Cassie and Selita Ebanks celebrated the brand’s new Monoi Reparing Collection at the Sephora-held launch in NYC. We love their eclectic style!

President Barack Obama andFirst Lady Michelle Obama

President Obama sends a loving gaze to his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, right before they welcome Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House in London. How lovely!


Beyonce’s delivers a high energy dance routine during her performance on American Idol.

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe attend the 6th Annual BOX NYC at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.They make such a beautiful couple!


Ciara is white hot at the screening of ‘The Hangover Part II’ in New York City. We love those nude pumps too!

Kanye West

ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Kanye West performs during the 10th edition of the Mawazine international music festival ‘World Rhythms’ in Rabat. Judging from the background dancers, it must have been a hot show!

Halle Berry

Halle Berry sizzles in this sexy, cutout dress at the FiFi Awards. She looks amazing!

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was the guest of honor at this year’s Life Ball in Vienna. Looks like even Janet is shocked by some of the flamingo festive attire of the Life Ball revelers.

Nicki Minaj

Micki Minaj served as “Principal for a Day” as she surprised the kids of Collins Academy High School with a visit this week.

June Ambrose and Deborah Cox

June Ambrose and Deborah Cox share a moment at the ‘Confide + Conquer’ benefit concert for the Boys and Girls Club of America in New York City. We love the black and white combo these divas are wearing!

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Kanye West

Buckle up! Kanye West drives to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS event driving a $1.7 million dollar limited edition Mercedes. Nice whip!

President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II

Cheers! President Barack Obama toasts with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London.

First Lady Michelle Obama

The First Lady poses for a photograph with children from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in London. How cute is this pic?


Beyonce’s performance during the Billboard Music Awards was spectacular! We also loved her daring stage costume…fierce!

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams

Reunited and it feels so good! Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams congratulate Beyonce after her Billboard Music Awards performance. This pic makes us dream of a Destiny’s Child reunion!

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson goes for the gold in this colorful mini dress at the Billboard Music Awards. Totally fun!

Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne

ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Mary J. Blige hits the stage with Lil Wayne during the Billboard Music Awards. The fans raised their hands high as they danced to the music.

Rihanna and Mary J. Blige

What a duo! Rihanna and Mary J. Blige enjoy the Las Vegas sunshine before entering the Billboard Music Awards show.

Kelly Rowland

We can’t get enough of Kelly’s Billboard Music Awards look!She looks so chic in this hot pink dress.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles is truly a ‘Jane of All Trades!’The fashion icon, singer, and beauty diva dances to the music while DJing at the Range Rover Evoque party in New York City.

Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder

ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Chaka Khan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, she guides Stevie Wonder’s hand over her star so he could feel it just seconds before the two burst into a song.We LOVE this!

Vanessa and Angela Simmons

Vanessa and Angela Simmons arrive in true Barbie-style at the Pastry Shoe’s ‘Barbie So In Style’ Collection Launch Party in Beverly Hills.

President Barack Obama

President Obama is all smiles as he heads to board a plane to Poland.