On the Scene: Beyoncé, Ciara, Amber Rose, Nicole Scherzinger, M.I.A., Diana Ross

A shimmering Beyoncé made a return visit to the White House to help welcome President Felipe Calderón of Mexico with a performance on the South Lawn, following a four-course dinner on Wednesday (May 19). Even Jay-Z was in the house as President Obama introduced Hov’s wife as “somebody some of you may have heard of—named Beyoncé.” First Lady Michelle Obama recently revealed that she listens to the “Single Ladies” songstress on her iPod.


Ciara was white-hot in Versace and Gucci at the Maxim Hot 100 party at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The “Ride” singer, who posed beside a Harley-Davidson, is designing her own Batmobile-inspired motorcycle with T-Pain.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is a top three finalist on “Dancing with the Stars” and #24 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. The Pussycat Doll is expected to release her new single “Nobody Can Change Me” next week.

Amber Rose

Amber Rose busted out of her form-fitting dress on the red carpet at Maxim’s Hot 100 party. But reporters had no luck getting Amber to bust out an answer to their questions, as Kanye put a gag order on his model girlfriend.

Mike Lazzo and M.I.A.

M.I.A., pictured with [adult swim] executive Michael Lazzo, lit up the stage at the animated TV network’s upfront presentations at Gotham Hall in New York.

Diana Ross

The incomparable Diana Ross reigned supreme at her Radio City Music Hall concert, making a grand entrance in a chartreuse feathered coat.