4th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood

Kimora Lee Simmons arrives at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

It was sunny in California as actresses and celebrities arrived at the Beverly Hills Hotel aka The Pink Hotel to celebrate award season.  Angela Bassett, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Loretta Devine and Oscar nominee Viola Davis were being honored and Gabrielle Union, Amy Adams, Serena Williams, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Paker, True Blood’s Rutina Wesley, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Jill Scott, Victoria Rowell, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Dexter‘s Lauren Velez, Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams, Brandy  and so many others came out to pay tribute, enjoy the food and chanpagne (can anyone say Moet & Chandon?). Celebs who hadn’t seen each other in awhile got to hook back up awhile others met for the first time. Kimora Lee Simmons was seen hugging singer Jill Scott. while Community‘s Yvette Brown posed with actress Jenifer Lewis.

True Blood’s Rutina Wesley says there definitely will be witches on the show next season and that her jaded characer, Tara might even find some happiness. “There’s some happiness for my character, a little bit anyway. Of course it all hits the fan because it’s True Blood, gotta have drama.”

Meanwhile TV’s twins, Tia and Tamera Mowry were gushing over the positives in their lives. The Game‘s Tia is five months pregnant with her first child, a boy, while Tamera is busy on their reality show, Tia and Tamera Take II and recently married Fox News correspondent, Adam Housley. “Right now we’re just soaking it up and enjoying it because there are so many great things happening. ”

Rutina Wesley (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)
Amy Adams with a big Bottle of Moet & Chandon (Alex Berliner/ABImages)
Tamera Mowry Serena Williams, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tia Mowry (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

4 Responses

  1. kimi

    i love the camaraderie & pink hotel!

  2. Gloria

    Where does Amy Adams live? She IS taking home the big bottle of Moet and Chandon isn’t she?

  3. Victoria

    Looking forward to hearing more from your site.

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