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ON THE SCENE: YBF Ladies Do Essence's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

YBF L.A. correspondents Shannan and Tallie caught up with the YBF Hollywood chicks at today's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon in at the Beverly Hills Hotel. And we've got the first pics of the ladies as we chatted it up with them during their arrivals. It was a "Soul Food" movie/show reunion as Malinda Williams and Vanessa Williams hit the luncheon and snapped pics together. This is Malinda's first outing since the announcement of her divorce from D-Nice. And she looked fabulous in her Nicole Miller dress and longer hair. Cute dress for Vanessa too. More of our pics when you read the rest...

Two of our fave gals KeKe Palmer and Kyla Pratt looked fabulous.

Gabby Sidibe chatted it up with us.

Keri Hilson--rocking an interesting swooped braid/bob and Marc Jacobs threads--stood out in a bedazzled jacket.

Kimberly ELise made her way to the event.

Not loving Joy Bryant's look. A metallic blue skirt (by Rachel Roy) paired with a leather jacket (by Express) and tights just don't do it for me. Looks confused.

Tatyana Ali got sexy chic in a plunging V deep aquamarine dress.

Victoria Rowell pubbed her brand new book Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva on the red carpet. Loves her.

Vivica rocked a sparkling Naeem Khan dress.

And honoree Cicely Tyson and Viola Davis hit the carpet. Wow at Ms. Cicely's church hat. But we not saying nothin' bad about Ms. Cicely.  Nothin' I say.  *holds tongue* This is an amazing event for Black women in Hollywood and everyone deserves the honors they're getting. YBF indeed. Stay tuned for more pics...

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I actually like Joy's look.

I actually like Joy's look. Maybe it wasn't as dressy as the other ladies, but if it was for a night on the town I wouldn't mind it. Im not hating or jealous, but Keke Palmer always looks 15 years older than what she really is. The weave down the back and all of that probably has alot to do with it. Honestly, I wish more Black women wore their hair natural, I realy think we miss out on such an authentic and real beauty. It's like we're shortchanging ourselves. It's not what's going on the outside that truly matters though, so I hope they're all living right, especially the young uns like Keke and kyla.
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posted by LSK Thu, March 4,

posted by LSK Thu, March 4, 2010 6:53 PM **Ahem**….the “on the scene” YBF reporters need to have a better camera too….this looks like the work of my Sony CyberShot. CTFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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posted by crimson_doll Fri,

posted by crimson_doll Fri, March 5, 2010 11:10 AM I love Joy but it really looks like she took a page out of Rachel Zoe’s handbook when she decided to wear that outfit. I reads Rachel Zoe told me to wear this. ----------------------------------------------- so true lol! but i think she would have looked way cuter without the necklace...
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They all looked beautiful.

They all looked beautiful. It's so good to see so many beautiful, sucessful and talented black women all in one place. I hope that Hollyweird opens up and more roles are made available so that more of these women can truly shine on the big and small screens. Good Luck to Miss Gabby. I hope she wins that Oscar.
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I love Joy but it really

I love Joy but it really looks like she took a page out of Rachel Zoe's handbook when she decided to wear that outfit. I reads Rachel Zoe told me to wear this.
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Keke looks great. Stop

Keke looks great. Stop reaching.
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Does Cicely have alzheimer's?

Does Cicely have alzheimer's? I just don't see her in her right mind coming out like that mind. Vanessa Williams usually looks better than that.
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"why does KeKe Palmer look

"why does KeKe Palmer look older than Kyla Pratt? There’s 7 year age difference. Love Kyla, Joy Bryant" I was thinking the same thing! Looks great, but does look much older
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Vanessa Williams will always

Vanessa Williams will always be "MISSSS HAWKINS" from New Jack City to me LOL!!! Everyone sans Keri Hilson and Joy Bryant looked amazing even Ms. Jane Pittman and that garish church hat!
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I think Serena Williams and

I think Serena Williams and Gabe look alike, obviously like an 80lb weight difference, but they favor a lot to me.
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Malinda's hair is a FAIL!!!

Malinda's hair is a FAIL!!! Is it a lace front? Cicely's hat is nice-ish.. Its spring time...let her have fun! She looks very pretty btw. Great for her age! Someone said Keri's hair is fake. It actually looks like her natural hair to me. Don't know about the style though. Seeing all these TV actresses did make me think of something. What ever happened to the lady that plays the daughter on "My wife and kids" I think her name was Jennifer. Wasn't she pregnant a while back? Did she have her baby? @Tasha...can we know...please?
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I prefer Malinda with short

I prefer Malinda with short hair but she looks cute
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Vanessa Williams should grow

Vanessa Williams should grow her hair and what the hell is going on with Malinda??? She looks busted! I guess D-Nice isnt giving her money to keep it together.
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can someone PLEEEEAAASSSEEE

can someone PLEEEEAAASSSEEE do Joy Bryant's hair. So sick of the snatch back, i mean ponytail, on her.
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keke palmer look old

keke palmer look old
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Normally I wouldn't say this

Normally I wouldn't say this but I would go gay for Kimberly Elise. Ok, maybe not gay, but she gives a whole new meaning to classic beauty. Anika Rose is another one.
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wth is goin' on w/ keri

wth is goin' on w/ keri hilson's 'do? i'm actually feelin' joy's look natasha-boo! vanessa has such an infectious smile/grin! can i have that butterfly necklace/brooch victoria? hope i look that good @ 76! go ms. tyson!!!
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Love these beautiful,

Love these beautiful, graceful and elegant black women but these pictures don't do them justice and was badly taken :( but even though I' am not feeling most of the hairstyles and outfits glad they showed up and turned out
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does keke know when she was

does keke know when she was born?... She's fab and gorgeous... one thing I'm starting to doubt she is, is a Teenager
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Do We Like Vanessa Williams

Do We Like Vanessa Williams with her Short Hair??
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Keri's Wig is Ugly and Vivica

Keri's Wig is Ugly and Vivica looks Swollen.
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keke palmer looks like angela

keke palmer looks like angela bassett forreal no wonder she played her mom in the movie akeela and the Bee... and she gaining weight... she look terrific everyone looks ok and well
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Is Malinda Williams really

Is Malinda Williams really getting a divorce ??
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I don't know who took these

I don't know who took these photos, but most of them are horrendous. Bad angles, bad lighting, fuzzy, etc. Vanessa Williams looks ill in the first pic. Kyla looks old and too thin and bad hair. Keke's dress is too old for and not hip. Not age appropriate at all, she's young. Keri's hair is ugly. They are all lovely ladies, but either they need not dress themselves or they need new stylists and makeup people!
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OMG still laughin about Lady

OMG still laughin about Lady Cicely - LOL
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Keri? I like you,think you're

Keri? I like you,think you're real gorgeous but what is that sitting on your head? kmao Fail! I like her jacket & makeup looks nice though. Malinda Williams looks so much better with her own,natural pixie coif. This weave isn't do anything for her & besides it looks cheap as hell! Vanessa Williams body looks good but she's not aging well in the face. Another one with a horrid wig,ugh! lol Keke is pretty but by the looks of it,what she's wearing isn't age appropriate IMHO. That's something an elderly woman would wear. Kyla Pratt's very pretty but this pic makes her looks so bad. Joy Bryant finally took a bit of a chance with fashion! I'm actually feeling these pieces especially the skirt(loving the color),fierce boots,tights & jacket. If she would've opted for another type top/blouse? she definitely would've killed it! Tatyana looks very classy & beautiful as always. Victoria Rowell's a very attractive/sophisticated looking woman but what the hell is she wearing? Fail! Vivica? Love you & all but please stop with the cosmetic procedures while you're ahead because it's becoming more noticeable in every pic now. So not a good look!
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Loving the lovely looks.

Loving the lovely looks.
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and Kyla Pratt lost weight. I

and Kyla Pratt lost weight. I like it.
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I'm not one to say this, but

I'm not one to say this, but I think Vanessa Williams should add some hair pieces. Her hair always looks so flat.
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WOW I love being black we age

WOW I love being black we age so gracefully. KeKe Palmer looks very nice and age appropriate, why must some black women always have 2 hate (jealousy is a beast). Cicley DOES not look 900 years old. I would love 2 look like her at that age, granted the hat is way toooo much but her skin looks amazing. "D" lister's?????? None of these women are d lister's, according to who's list? What list are u on????? I would have never imagined that Vivica and Kyla Pratt would look the way they do. Oh I almost forgot Tatiana Ali either she looks old... I love Vanessa Williams and Kimberly Elise and they are so pretty.
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everyone looks nice. Not

everyone looks nice. Not feeling malinda's long hair though!
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Tatiana looked the best. Kyla

Tatiana looked the best. Kyla Pratt used to be so cute on One on One...sumthin bout her don't look right.. maybe its da hair. Am I the only one that thinks Vivica's bearing a slight resemblance to Ru Paul in that pic?
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Ms Tyson looks AMAZING minus

Ms Tyson looks AMAZING minus the botanical garden everyone looks good EXCEPT joys everything keri head n victoria beret
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i love it!

i love it!
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Who is the designer of Kyla

Who is the designer of Kyla Pratt's dress? I love that off the shoulder look.
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They all look so

They all look so lovely...whats happening to vanessa and Keri's hair here!!!!!!!
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I think Keke looks fab!! She

I think Keke looks fab!! She just looks mature because she carries herself like a lady. She's not wearing kicks, pink tracks and other childish shit. I love her image. Kyla Pratt looks a mess next to Keke. She needs a stylist and makeup and hair.
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Tatyana looks cute! Her dress

Tatyana looks cute! Her dress kinda looks like that jumpsuit Rihanna had on in a previous post minus the Princess Jasmine sleeves.
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Does Cicely Tyson ever age?

Does Cicely Tyson ever age? She's 3000 years old, but she looks 20! Black is beautiful!
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no one looked like themselves

no one looked like themselves keke does look like angela bassett and keri looked like mel b very glad to see beautiful black women in the same room
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OMG That was Keke Palmer?

OMG That was Keke Palmer? Thought that was Angela Bassest! I'm not loving the weave down to the back. But other than that Keke looks great as usual. And for all of you that is saying Keke is dressing and looking older than she should all know that they were wearing makeup and mini dresses at that age too! Dont front.
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Loves all the pictures, such

Loves all the pictures, such beautiful black woman, makes me proud to be one!!!!
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Wow lokk at all these lovely

Wow lokk at all these lovely black woman. Mommas so proud!
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Ms Cicely is the best dressed

Ms Cicely is the best dressed out of all of them! Believe that!
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@LSK...LOL and the winner is

@LSK...LOL and the winner is Ms.JANE PITMAN
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Beautiful black

Beautiful black women! Vivicca's face fits like a puzzle now Keri Hilson looks like she walked out with her hair half done
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OMG Vivica!Your skin is

OMG Vivica!Your skin is pulled so tight around your eyes you can see into the future.
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Foolery...

Foolery...
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