Kelly Rowland, LaLa Anthony, Lauren London, Oprah Winfrey & MORE Attend The Sixth Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon
The 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon was held yesterday afternoon drawing out Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Lauren London and many more. See photos inside....
Oprah Winfrey was among the many high power celebrities who attended the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel earlier yesterday. It was an event that tops the list of the YBF folks during Oscar season, and is a lovefest for all involved.
Clearly O was trying out a new 'do....that we're not feeling.
At the event, Oprah was honored alongside five other special guests-- Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, producer and TV writer Mara Brock Akil, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis.
She even brought her "daughters" as she calls them from her school in Africa.
"Beasts of the Southern WIld" star Quvenzhané Wallis was honored during the event with a super cute floral dress and her staple puppy purse.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who's currently starring in "The Face", showed off her amazing legs and skin in a flirty white Azzedine Alaïa dress.
Holly Robinson Peete looked great.
TV personality Shaun Robinson wore fushcia cocktail dress. And we just found out this woman turned 50 last July. 50! She looks AMAZING. And needs to write a book on how to look like you're still in your 30's at 50.
Kelly Rowland showed off her tiny waist line.
Producer Tracey Edmonds chose an animal print for the event.
Star Jones, who's travels the country speaking out about heart disease, wore red (maybe she wanted to draw attention to the cause...hopefully). Red fur is very rarely ok.
KeKe Palmer is headed to the small screen as Chilli in the upcoming TLC biopic for VH1.
Regina Hall will soon appear in The Best Man sequel.
Jill Scott looked trim in her leather pants and blazer.
Garcelle Beauvais wore a puffy teal gown.
"Being Mary Jane" star Gabrielle Union was also there to support Mara in a vintage Versace look.
Rapper Common posed on the carpet.
"ET" host Rocsi Diaz switched it up and walked the press line instead of being behind the mic. LOVE these pants.
"Happily Divorced" star Tichina Arnold was there. This distressed denim blazer though....
"The Game" star Lauren London came out to support her show creator Mara Brock Akil who as an honoree.
Kelly Rowland posed with Jeanette Jenkins and Mara Brock Akil (wearing Peter Pilotto) herself.
Jurnee Smollet, who's starring in the Tyler Perry sizzler, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, made her rounds.
"Deception" star Meagan Good looked amazing wearing Christiane King.
Alfre Woodard arrived with husband Roderick Spencer.
Anika Noni-Rose wore a beautiful Carmen Marc Valvo dress.
Remember when we peeped Loretta Devine with Newport on the red carpet? This time...she's got someone's business card in her hand. Always multi-tasking....
We would have LOVED for Jill Marie Jones, Persia White and Golden Brooks to have met up with Tracy Ellis Ross for a "Girlfriends" reunion on the carpet to honor show producer Mara Brock Akil.
"Necessary Roughness" star Mehcad Brooks came out to support the sistahs.
Niecy Nash was all smiles in her glittery pants.
Michael Ealy looked sexy....as usual.
Naomie Harris, one of the most recent Bond girls (Skyfall) looked amazing in a printed Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 dress. Her booties were Stuart Weitzman booties.
"Second Generation Wayans" star Tatyana Ali wore Brian Atwood shoes and tweeted, "Shout out to my@brian_atwood Bs. They secretly made me very happy."
"Eureka" star Salli Richardson-Whitfield stepped from behind the lens for a walk for the press line.
Jeanette also posed with Tia and a post-baby voluptious Tamara Mowry. Not loving this dress Tia as it does nothing for your cute bod.
Wendy Raquel Robinson joined LaLa, Kelly, Jeanette and Lauren at their table.
Essence's Michelle Ebanks snapped a cute pic with Mara.
LaLa rocked a Moschino dress for the occasion as she posed it up with producer Will Packer.
Lala posed with her bestie Kelly for a few pics.
Jeanette and Lauren posed for a few snapshots in their seats. Tracee Ellis Ross was also there.
Emil Wilbekin posed with Skyfall actress Naomie Harris.
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