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Usher, Ciara, & Ellie Goulding - Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party!

Usher hits the stage to perform at the Clive Davis & The Recording Academy’s 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons on Saturday (February 9) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 34-year-old singer helped pay tribute to his mentor L.A. Reid, who was the honoree that evening. He also met up with Sean Combs at the event.

Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Ashanti, and Janelle Monae were all spotted adding glamor to the red carpet at the gala.

FYI: Ciara is wearing a Halston dress. Ellie is wearing Greymer shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Usher and others at the party… More Here! »

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Jay-Z & Ashanti: 40/40 Club Reopening!

Jay-Z walks the red carpet at the grand reopening of his club 40/40 on Wednesday (January 18) in New York City.

The club received a $10 million renovation and now features “four gargantuan, state-of-the-art 165-inch video screens and golden bats lining the walls of banquettes,” according to the Daily News.

“I wanted to retain the feel of a clubhouse, a relaxed place to interact with friends,” Jay told the paper.

Also pictured inside: Ashanti attending the reopening bash.

10+ pictures inside of Jay-Z and Ashanti at the 40/40 Club reopening party… More Here! »

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Alicia Keys & Kerry Washington - BET Awards 2011

Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington hit the green carpet at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Alicia, who wore paired Dolce&Gabbana with Wilfredo Rosado fine jewelry, performed a medley of her hits to celebrate 10 years of being on the scene.

Kerry looked stunning in an acid green silk column dress with silver neck ring from the Michael Kors Resort 2012 collection, a Movado watch, and Louboutin shoes.

Also pictured inside: Ashanti, who wore a Jean Fares Couture dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and d’Orazio jewels.

10+ pictures inside of Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, and Ashanti at the 2011 BET AwardsMore Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez: Boys & Girls Club Photo Call!

Jennifer Lopez steps out in head to toe Lanvin at a photo call for the Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by a handful of celebs, including fellow Boys & Girls Club spokesperson Denzel Washington, as well as Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Mario Lopez, and sports stars Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal.

Jennifer, who recently returned from a promo tour in Europe, is in talks for two feature films, according to Deadline.

She’s in discussions to star opposite Jason Statham in Parker, as well as the upcoming comedy, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, which Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison will star in as husband and wife.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez at a Boys & Girls Club photo call…
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Happy Birthday, Nelly!

Rapper Nelly finally opened up to People about his relationship with Ashanti. (They’re been linked since 2003.)

“That’s the thing between me and her, we just like having fun,” he said Sunday at Las Vegas’s Lavo restaurant, where Ford Flex threw him a birthday party to celebrate his 34th.

“I think it’s always serious,” he added, “when you can hang with a person continuously … and [“still”] have fun.”

Ashanti, who couldn’t attend the party because she was in Japan, has said an engagement could “definitely [be] in the future.”

Just Stand Up 2 Cancer - FIRST LOOK!

13 of the world’s most renowned female singers pose with song creators/producers LA Reid and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at Fashion Rocks to sing “Just Stand Up!”, the worldwide charity single benefiting Stand Up 2 Cancer at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City on Friday.

Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Fergie, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Nicole Scherzinger and Natasha Bedingfield are all decked out in their black Stand Up To Cancer t-shirts.

All three major TV networks, NBC, ABC and CBS will create a roadblock at 8pm EST on Friday to broadcast the event. Hosts include Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Sheryl Crow, Charles Barkley and Melissa Etheridge.

“For the first time we can envision the possibility of stopping cancer in its tracks,” the group said in its mission statement. “But just when science is on the verge of giving us the breakthroughs that can end cancer, the will and the funding to do so are disappearing from the national agenda and from our collective consciousness.”


10+ pictures of the Just Stand Up 2 Cancer singing dream team… More Here! »

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Just Stand Up 2 Cancer -- FIRST LISTEN!

Check out the new all-star charity single “Just Stand Up” as recorded by 15 of the most well-known singers in anticipation of the Sept. 5 “Stand Up for Cancer” telethon.

The track, produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and L. A. Reid, starts off with solos by powerhouse singers Beyonce and Carrie Underwood. You’ll later hear Fergie, Leona Lewis and Mary J. Blige belt it out. Other vocalists include: Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara and LeeAnn Rimes.

Listen to the single at

“Just Stand Up” officially debuts on iTunes on Sept. 2. For more info on the charity, visit

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