Out and About: Usher Honored at Pencils for Promise Gala

Plus pics of Oprah Winfrey, Ciara, La La Anthony and more.


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Man of the Hour - Honoree Usher Raymond IV attends the second annual Pencils of Promise Gala at Guastavino's in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Pencils of Promise)


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The Fluffy Slipper - Oprah Winfrey goes on a comfy shopping excursion in NYC wearing colorful cushy slippers at Morgane Le Fay. The billionaire media queen was full of smiles and even made a cameraman crack up as she made her way into the upscale clothing store. (Photo: Hall/Pena, PacificCoastNews.com)


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Sexy Back - Selita Ebanks shows a little leg on the red carpet of the 29th Annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


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Her Adoring Public - R&B singer Ciara waves to fans during the filming of the premiere of her latest video, "Got Me Good," off her forthcoming LP, One Woman Army, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square in New York City. (Photo: MarmolejosWENN.com)


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Fly Girl - La La Anthony shows she's got style for miles on the red carpet of the Nine West premiere of Project Runway All Stars Season 2 at the Lexington Avenue flagship store in New York City. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nine West)


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The Stars Were Out - Actress Octavia Spencer attends the Samsung Galaxy Note II Beverly Hills Launch Party with a gaggle of stars on deck for a performance from 2 Chainz and Kanye West in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Samsung)


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Sports FANatic - If Lil Wayne actually retires from rap, his next gig should be as an ESPN correspondent. Weezy is truly a lover of all sports. Here the YMCMB honcho has a little fun singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the National League championship series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)


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Forever Young - Nick Cannon is having a blast battling bad guys at the Maxim and Rock the Vote's celebratory launch of Assassins Creed III at the Colony nightclub in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Halle Berry - Halle Berry knows how to wow at an award show or premiere, and we?d like to steal every single piece from her Cloud Atlas promo tour.  (Photo: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Silver Screen Queen - Halle Berry's genes need to be cloned bottled and sold because 46 never looked so good. Wearing a metallic silver lace strapless dress and matte gray platform pumps, Berry is stunning for her arrival to the premiere of her new film, Cloud Atlas, co-starring Tom Hanks, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Leather - It?s been the quintessential skin from January to December, showing up on shorts, dresses, shirts and pants. Here, Jennifer Hudson dons a leather skirt.  (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

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A Touch of Sparkle - Jennifer Hudson attends a cocktail party at the Versace Boutique in New York City wearing a sheer black turtle neck trimmed in stones with a shimmery brocade skirt, a red cape with a studded collar and tall black boots with glimmering details. Way to shine, JHud! (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)


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Shop-a-holic - Kim Kardashian has a fashion jones, which makes sense given that she and her sisters own a chain of clothing stores and have their own line, the Kardashian Kollection. Here the reality TV mogul is spotted leaving the Christian Louboutin store in the Design District of Miami.  (Photo: Thibault Monnier/Brett Kaffee, PacificCoastNews.com)

Stevie's Message - October 2012 - Stevie Wonder and the United Nations partnered for a special concert that promoted world peace and featured many of Stevie's performer friends. One of them was Estelle who made sure to show the musician some love while he was on stage.(Photo: HRC/WENN.com)

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Making Beautiful Music - Estelle joins the legendary Stevie Wonder on stage at the BET 2012 UN Day "A Message of Peace" concert, held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Photo: HRC/WENN.com)


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Hip Hop Vets  - Doug E. Fresh and Wyclef Jean, sporting a Haitian flag on his head, perform on stage at the BET 2012 U.N. Day "A Message of Peace" concert, held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Photo: HRC/WENN.com)


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What's That Jacket, Margiela? - Kanye West attends the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M global launch event at 5 Beekman in New York City.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for H&M)


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Red Carpet Ready - Angela Simmons attends "A Night of New York Class" on October 23, 2012, in New York City.(Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCLASS)


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Passing the Torch - Denzel Washington and his co-star Justin Martin arrive at the premiere of the Paramount Pictures film Flight at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)


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Going Strong - Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend, Casper Smart, leave their hotel and go for dinner at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London.(Photo: Will Alexander/WENN.com)

R. Kelly - The R&B king's comeback is on the rise. R. Kelly's latest, Write Me Back, is nominated for Best R&B Album. (Photo: Jlnphotography/WENN.com)

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Back to the Bump 'N Grind - R. Kelly performs live in concert for his "Single Ladies Tour" at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.(Photo: Jlnphotography/WENN.com)


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Mommy and Me  - Mariah Carey carries her baby daughter Monroe while out for a walk in her Tribeca neighborhood.(Photo: PacificCoastNews.com)


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Throuple - A trio of couples, Smokey and Frances Robinson, Kim and Kanye and Nelly and Ashanti, poses for a picture during the 2012 Angel Ball hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.(Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)


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Represent - Mariah Carey's other half, Nick Cannon, is clearly home alone, eating fast food at Fatburger in Studio City. While there, Nick was spotted wearing NY Knicks (pun intended) colors with his "N-credibles" logo emblazoned on the hat and matching sweatshirt.(Photo: Greg Tidwell, PacificCoastNews.com)

Gabrielle Union: October 29 - Dwyane Wade's woman looks as foxy as ever at 40.  (Photo: Courtesy Courvoisier Gold)

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Gabrielle Union 40th Birthday Party - (Photo: Courvoisier Gold)


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Cake, Cake, Cake - Gabrielle Union and Jaleel White celebrate at her 40th Birthday Party With Courvoisier Gold at PH-D Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City.(Photo: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Courvoisier)


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All in the Family - Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown are all smiles at the premiere launch party for their new Lifetime reality series, The Houstons: On Our Own, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York.(Photo: Michael Carpenter/WENN.com)

Kerry Washington - For the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards gala, Kerry Washington wore this adorable black-and-white Monique Lhuiller print dress.  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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So Very Kerry - Stunning as always, Kerry Washington hits the red carpet of the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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Meet the Parents - Jay-Z and Beyoncé take a parenting break from baby girl Blue Ivy and enjoy a romantic dinner in New York City's Battery Park neighborhood.(Photo: PacificCoastNews.com)


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Darling Nicki - Nicki Minaj gives a sweet smile while on stage in a surprisingly muted all-black ensemble during a live performance at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.(Photo: PA PHOTOS /LANDOV)

6. Rihanna, "Diamonds" - Watch out, Mariah Carey. Rihanna landed yet another No. 1 with one of most emotive, full-bodied performances of her career.  (Photo: Bruja/Juan Sharma, PacificCoastNews.com)

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Shine - Singer Rihanna gives a glimpse of what's to come while shooting her music video for her new song "Diamonds" in Los Angeles.(Photo: Bruja/Juan Sharma, PacificCoastNews.com)

"I Get Around" - Mere temptation didn't last for long. Chris was living out 'Pac's pimp anthem "I Get Around" when he was spotted cavorting separately with Rihanna and then Karrueche in Manhattan back in October.  (Photos form Left to Right: INFphoto.com, Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

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Forever Young - Chris Brown appears on the blue carpet for the launch party of his new social media website, Qubeey, in Beverly Hills, California. Photos surfaced after the event of Brown and Rihanna getting cozy in the club.(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)


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Play Together, Stay Together - Stars of the reality series T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny, arrive at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. The couple was in town for Howard University's homecoming weekend. (Photo: Mark Wilkins/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES)


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Spotlight - Brandy Norwood strikes a pose in the middle of Times Square in New York City. The singer has been making the rounds promoting her new album, Two Eleven. (Photo: Felipe Ramales, PacificCoastNews.com)


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A Moment With a Legend - Sidney Poitier and George Clooney share a laugh during the 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)


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Glowing - Holly Robinson Peete looks gorgeous as an attendee at the 26th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)


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Share the Love - Alexandra Burke gives Samuel L. Jackson a big hug on the red carpet of the Shooting Stars Benefit Launch at the Corinthia Hotel in London.(Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for Soujar


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Animal Lover - Leona Lewis poses for a photo before the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary charity walk at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, England.(Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)