February 29, 2012: Cast members of the new season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ arrive for rehearsal in Los Angeles, CA. Pictured here: Sherri Shepherd Mandatory Credit: Dharma/INFphoto
March 26th, 2012: Rihanna arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles, Calif. to catch a flight. The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker rocks a giant platinum blond afro, sunglasses and black leather jacket. She strangley tries to hide her upper lip as she makes her way to departures. Mandatory Credit: Brooks/Kreusch/Merino/INFphoto.com Ref: INF usla-98/153/238
March 27, 2012: Drake arriving at his after party at London’s DSTRKT nightclub after kicking off the first leg of his Club Paradise European tour in London, UK. Mandatory credit: INFPhoto.com Ref: infuklo-140
March 26, 2012: Actor Derek Luke is seen out and about in Beverly Hills, California. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref: infusla-220
MARCH 25: Serena Williams cheers on her sister Venus Williams of the USA against Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada during Day 7 at Crandon Park Tennis Center at the Sony Ericsson Open on March 25, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
La La Anthony attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
first lady Michelle Obama© takes part in a 1912 Cherry Blossom tree planting re-enactment ceremony with Yoriko Fujisaki® near the Tidal Basin and along the Potomac River March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary since the United States received 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees as a gift from Japan symbolizing the friendship between the two countries. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by Yonhap News, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono talk during the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit at COEX on March 27, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. World leaders have gathered at Seoul to discuss issues relating to possible nuclear terrorism and recurrence of meltdown of nuclear power plants, with a view to reducing nuclear material across the world. (Photo by Yonhap News via Getty Images)
Entertainer Will Smith acknowledges the crowd during the game between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 21, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Knicks won 82-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Venus Williams of the USA in action during her match against Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada during day 7 of the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Sherri Shepherd strutted her stuff for the paparazzi after her appearance last night on Dancing With the Stars. Looking chic and happy as she hammed it up for the cameras, the co-host of The View wore a simple black outfit as she left the studio walking with her husband hand-in-hand.
About her performance last night to Tina Turner’s iconic hit, “Proud Mary,” Sherri told CNN: “To be able to do Tina Turner and ‘Proud Mary,’ oh my god! I saw Tina Turner do it, and I saw Beyoncé do it, I always dreamed of doing it. And I got to do it!”
Even though Shepherd is not using her Dancing With the Stars appearance to try to lose weight (as do many stars), she told Us magazine: “I’m so hungry I could eat Val [Chmerkovskiy, my partner]! He’s looking like pork chops to me! I’m starving! You work it all off. I’m hungry all the time now!”
Apparently Val is giving Sherri a workout! Take a peek below at Sherri’s and other black stars’ latest happenings.
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