Essential Viewing: 1.7.11

The Week in Pictures

It’s the first week back from the holidays and undoubtedly the credit card bills are on the way. Check out the Obamas coming back from vacation and tons of celebs celebrating New Year’s…

Kanye West

Kanye West performed onstage with his “big brother” in Las Vegas before a crowd of VIPs.

NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes rang in the new year at Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live: Andy’s New Year’s Party” in the NYC. Looking NeNe!

LeToya Luckett, Jamie Foxx & Tank

LeToya Luckett, Jamie Foxx and Tank pose for a group shot at Foxx’s album release party in Miami. Are you loving his new album?

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland really upped the sex appeal with this sheer blouse and black leather combo in Vegas.

Ashanti & Nelly

Ashanti and Nelly spent New Year’s Eve in each other’s arms in Las Vegas.

Sasha Obama

How adorable! Sasha Obama takes a bite of her shave ice at Island Snowin Kailua, Hawaii.

Amber Riley

Amber Riley looks sleek and chic at the COVERGIRL Cosmetics 50th Anniversary Party.

Raven Symone

Raven Symone works the blue carpet at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards in L.A.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson arrives for the second day of the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray in L.A. Most of the Jackson family was in attendance for the hearing.

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson went all-out Motown for her performance on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”


Beyonce wore black leather biker wear earlier this week in New York City.

Alex Rodriguez, Jay-Z & Beyonce

A-Rod, Jay-Z and Beyonce spend New Year’s Eveattend The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year’s Eve Celebration with Jay-Z and Coldplay at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Regina King

ESSENCE Magazine February 2011 cover star Regina King enjoys a courtside view of a Lakers game.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill performed at the 2011 CIROC New Year’s Eve party at Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York City.


Rihanna arrives looking glam in a striped sheer gown for a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith whipped her hair back and forth on the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson sang “Feeling Good” -you’re looking good too, girl! – on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


All hail! Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” rocks city after city.

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz take a romantic walk during their romantic vacation toSt. Barts.

Jay-Z & Rihanna

Jay-Z and Rihanna share a moment before the ball dropped on NYE.

Oprah Winfrey

It was a big week for Oprah! The media mogul launched the OWN channel. Here, she attends the 2011 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais will be returning to the small screen this year with “Franklin and Bash.”Here, she attends the 2011 Television Critics Association press tour to promote the new show.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton plays peek-a-boo at the 2011 TCA. She tweeted this week that she is contemplating posing for Playboy. Hmmm.

The First Family

The First Family returned to the White House this week — ending their fabulous Hawaiian vacation.