Essence magazine celebrated the achievements Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Quvenzhané Wallis and Naomie Harris at its annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21).
The event recognizes the ‘Power of Our Presence’ by spotlighting the stellar accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators in film and television.
Experience the event vicariously by clicking through the gallery and by watching the recorded livestream inside.
Floor length gowns, studded pumps and stiletto nails were the trends last night as every diva — including Adam Lambert – arriving at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the ‘Vh1 Divas: Diva Dance Party’ yesterday.
Ciara’s sequin gown, Jordin Sparks’ curve flattering mosaic-inspired look and Brandy’s peek-a-boo asymmetrical dress are making moves around the blogs as the best pieces on the carpet. But will Brandy’s toes get the Ciara treatment before today is over with?
Pin your stocking to the fireplace a little early!
If Mathew Knowles gets his way there will be two new Destiny’s Child albums coming your way this Christmas.
In his interview with Black Voices, Miss Tina’s ex-hubby brags about Music World being one of the top Gospel labels in the nation, what will be on the new Destiny’s Child album, and speaks on his high hopes that DC3 will reunite for a tour.
Let’s hope Michelle has been practicing the choreography during all of these off years.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Music World. What are your plans to ensure that you’ll be successful for years to come?
We have to be realistic. At Music World we got to shift our direction and certainly stay in music. We’ve grown our Music World Gospel to the fifth largest Gospel label in America. But again, even for the label, we got to partner up. It’s similar to what’s happening in corporate America back in the ’80s. You saw a lot of mergers and acquisitions. We have to be smart in who we can partner with to do it better. We still have our joint venture with Sony and in November we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material. So we’re going to start doing strategic things like that.
Werk Kizzy! Current VEGAS magazine cover girl Kelly Rowland sizzled in Sin City on Saturday (June 9), hosting its 9th anniversary celebration at The Boulevard Pool inside the uber luxurious The Cosmopolitan casino resort and hotel.
The 31-year-old singer took a break from sacrificing old lace fronts at the altar constructed inside Blue Ivy’s nursery (Nixon Knowles will be erased from all of our memories soon enough) to praise her sisters with voices in her cover story.
“Destiny’s Child was a huge part of my career, and I think it’s only natural for people to refer to Destiny’s Child when referring to any of us. For people to call us one of the greatest female groups of all time—are you kidding me? Beyoncé and Michelle are two incredible women and deeper than what the public sees,” she tells the magazine.
“Destiny’s Child, to me, was a sisterhood and a kinship that the three of us shared. You want people to respect that you have your own identity as an artist, but they also remember how they met you.”
More flicks from the event, including a red carpet appearance by friend La La Anthony below.