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[MUSIC] All the celebrities are here in the house. The fans are here in the house. If you get a chance to make it out here to NOLA, you better have your camera phones, your cameras. Anything you can have on you, with you to capture these moments with all the celebrities that are running around. They're super friendly, super nice, and did I mention that that's Taraji over my shoulder? I am going to go grab me a quick snack and see what else I can find. [MUSIC] Think we have one of or first siting Ms. Latoya Luckett over at the McDonald space. Come on let's go check it out. [MUSIC] One of my absolute favorite things is style. Well, right now we're gonna head over to the center stage, because it's street style fashion show, hosted by the one only Mrs. Eva. [MUSIC] And look, right over my shoulder, a panel discussion on hip hop with Doug E. Fresh and M. C. Lyte. So have you had a chance to take any selfies or pictures with any celebrities? Yes. Derek J. from Atlanta Housewives, Laz from Jumping the Broom and one of the Preachers from L.A.. Oh, you sound like you got a few of em! What's your name and where are you from? My name is Jasmine and I'm from Orlando, Florida. I know he's one of the celebrities you spotted. Have you spotted any other celebrities? I actually just saw SWV over there. Nice. I can't wait for Mary J. Bleig tonight though. That's what I'm really excited for. [MUSIC] Okay. So behind this very door is Radio Remote. A lot of celebrities back here doing some interviews. Let's check it out and see what we can find. [MUSIC] Over my shoulder you can see actor Laz Alonzo bringing a little eye candy to the Essence Festival. And you know how we like us some eye candy. Now I'm gonna go see how much more I can find. Now, a lot of the ladies come out to see you and do a little star gazing. Thank you. But as a celebrity, who do you look forward to seeing? I, I saw Prince last night. I mean, that takes me back to my youth. So that was awesome. Of course, Mary J. Blige is always great to see. She's also somebody that, you know, I grew up on all her music. You know I saw Ludacris yesterday. We did a panel together. You know it's always good to see cats that I don't get to see very often cuz we're all so busy and, and traveling around so it's fun for us as well. So I just finished speaking with Laz Lorenzo, I ran back here in radio row because we're gonna get celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimball. [MUSIC] You are extremely popular in the Essence office, I must tell you. We love and adore you, you're family to us. Now tons of fans come out here to the convention center to see the both of you, but I have to ask you this question, which celebrities to you like to see? Well Brent for one, Mary J. Blige. I mean I can't, I mean I work with her, but I can't get enough of her. I saw Shante Moore, which I'm a huge fan of hers. I was excited to see her when I came in. So we're back here in Radio Remote and we should have came here first. This is where all of the action is taking place. So right now we're in front of the social media wall, because star gazing is something that everyone loves to do when they're here at the festival. Whether it's in the convention center, the Superdome or all around town. I'm kind of checking out who's tagging what, cuz we're on a little bit of a celebrity watch ourselves. Check out Instragram or twitter at #essencefest and you can get in on the action too.

Celebs on the Scene

Today’s hottest celebs were on the scene at the Festival. Fans dish on their top celeb spottings, from Laz Alonso to Taraji P. Henson.

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