The 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans marks 20 years for the big music celebration. Kicking off last night, the evening saw performances from Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, Trey Songz, and Nas – who celebrated 20 years of the ESSENCE Fest along with the 20th anniversary of his first album, Illmatic.
Also spotted was Monica Brown and LeToya Luckett. Monica caught up with Rev. Al Sharpton, which you’ll see inside — along with more Day 1 shots.
Tons of celebs invaded Los Angeles over the weekend, for the BET Experience at LA Live. Prior to the show on Sunday, there was a pre-awards dinner, party, celebrity basketball and many more festivities. Spotted was Ashanti, Usher, Gabrielle Union, Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Simmons, LeToya Luckett, August Alsina, Keke Palmer, Draya Michele, Sevyn Streeter Zendaya Coleman and more. Catch more pics from the exciting weekend inside.
Kelly Rowland was spotted with her bottle of water in tow, while hitting Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s “On the Run” tour in Miami Wednesday evening. Cute in a white skirt and matching crop top, the songstress had her growing baby bump on display as she stepped out for the concert. She also grabbed her hammer and joined Tina Knowles in L.A. working with Habitat for Humanity last weekend.
LeToya Luckett was spotted on set of Drumline: A New Beat, with co-stars Nick Cannon and Leonard Roberts. VH1 is producing the original movie in partnership with Fox Television Studios and targeting a Fall 2014 premiere. She also posed at her trailer, while sipping a drink.
Christina Milian was spotted on set with twerking instructor Lexy Panterra, who was at work on her new app. “Today I’m working behind the scenes! I’m not only a producing partner on #lextwerkoutapp I’m @lexypanterra’s fan girl!! Lol..” Christina wrote. Earlier this year, her Tiny, and Karrueche hit up one of Lexy’s classes for a session. Continue reading
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani paid a visit to The Voice on Monday, where Gwen performed “Hollaback,” with Pharrell joining her towards the end of the song. The duo will be joining the show as coaches next season. They joined current coaches, Blake Shelton, Shakira, Adam Levine, and Usher for a pic during the pre-show tailgate.
Teyana Taylor showed off her cute new short ‘do. “Short…Don’t worry ladies I didn’t cut my real hair, I’m rocking my #TaylordTextures extensions,” she wrote, letting her fans know that she hadn’t chopped off her own locks. “The versatility is endless.”
Keke Palmer posted pics to Instagram, of her rockin’ some threads from Nasty Gal. The 20-year-old actress-singer will soon be hosting a daily talk show – The Keke Palmer Project, on BET – making her the youngest talk show host in TV history.