Celeb Spotter 055: George and Amal Clooney hit NYC, Nicki Minaj returns

Nicki Minaj is BACK!

The rapper worried fans when she went into hiding for the first few months of the year, but after announcing new music on Tuesday, Minaj made a high-profile outing and sat courtside at a Lakers game wearing a head-turning, studded leather ensemble. Talk about making a statement!

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Also in Los Angeles, expectant-mother Eva Longoria literally glowed while walking into a "Jimmy Kimmel" taping, Luann de Lesseps flaunted her eight-pound weight loss and Eddie Murphy got handsy with girlfriend Paige Butcher.

Over in New York City, Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union each made a couple of fashionable outings to promote their latest projects, while two-thirds of the Jonas Brothers were spotted taking a stroll together. Also in NYC were Amal and George Clooney, Justin Theroux and Cardi B.

See the best celebrity sightings of the week below:

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Heidi Klum and her new boyfriend, Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel, were spotted walking very closely at LAX on Thursday.

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Jennifer Garner stunned in a little black dress while out in TriBeCa.

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Nicki Minaj courted attention with her head-turning ensemble at a Lakers game on Tuesday at the Staples Center.

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Katie Couric flashed a thumbs up while making the promotional rounds in NYC this week.

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Rock the red! Kerry Washington draped a red topcoat over her floral ensemble while making the rounds in NYC.

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Pregnant Eva Longoria was literally glowing while walking into the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" studio on Tuesday.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis looked lovey-dovey at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on Wednesday.

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Amal Clooney was all business as she was spotted leaving her New York City townhouse that she shares with husband, George, this week.

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Brad Pitt and Danny Nucci attended the Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.

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Where's Kevin? Brothers Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas were spotted taking a stroll in New York City this week.

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Edie Falco rode her signature red Vespa around the West Village on Wednesday.

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"Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps continued to flaunt her 8-pound weight loss outside West Hollywood hotspot Craig's.

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Cardi B waved to photographers while going to an event in NYC this week ahead of her highly-anticipated Coachella performance.

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Gabrielle Union rocked a bra top under a grey suit and green jacket while leaving the "Today" show on Monday morning. 

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Eddie Murphy got handsy with actress Paige Butcher at a Lakers game at the Staples Center.

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Tyra Banks gave a sultry wave to paparazzi while leaving a taping of the "Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday in NYC.

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Justin Theroux was seen biking around New York City on Tuesday.

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Halsey and boyfriend G-Eazy performed at the /Nyden and Flaunt pre-Coachella party at the Hollywood Roosevelt this week.

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Gigi Hadid went for the all-black ensemble while making the rounds around New York City this week.

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Kerry Washington rocked from chic, retro shades outside the "Good Morning America" studio on Wednesday.

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Karlie Kloss stepped out for a taping of "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" on Thursday in NYC.

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Hot mama! Jennifer Garner struck a pose for paparazzi outside her hotel in NYC this week.

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Claudia Schiffer was spotted making the rounds in SoHo with her children this week.

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Florals, for spring! Amal Clooney effortlessly dodged the paparazzi while chatting on her cell phone this week in NYC.

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Busy Philipps was seen sipping Three Olives Rosé Vodka at The Standard East Village -- love the pink velour pantsuit!

Amy Schumer gave a soft smile while entering "The Late Show with Steven Colbert" studio in NYC on Monday. 

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Joan Collins and Percy Gibson were spotted holding hands outside of West Hollywood hotspot Craig's.

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Nicki Hilton rocked a chic off-the-shoulder black dress with a baby blue belt while headed to The Opportunity Network's 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala in NYC.

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"Modern Family" star Julie Bowen teamed up with Hallmark for a special Mother's Day commercial set to launch on April 30.

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Coachella bound! Bella Hadid was spotted landing at LAX on Thursday ahead of the music festival.

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Gigi Hadid was spotted making the rounds in NYC this week in an oversized black hoodie and jeans.

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Rita Ora stopped traffic in NYC on Monday in a bright yellow look that she rocked with on-trend teeny shades.

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Misty Copeland looked sophisticated as ever as she celebrated the launch of Meiomi’s new rosé in Greenwich Village.
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig held hands as they made their way into The Opportunity Network's 11th Annual Night of Opportunity Gala in NYC.

Hilary Duff was spotted with her dog on Thursday at LAX.

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Country star Kelsea Ballerini was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Tuesday night in an all-black look.

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Busy Philipps was the epitome of spring while out and about in NYC this week for a variety of promotional appearances.

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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman stepped out for the premiere"Krystal" at the ArcLight Hollywood over the weekend, where guests celebrated with Guillotine Vodka.

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Drake was spotted leaving Park Chinois in Mayfair, London on Tuesday night with friends.

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George Clooney was spotted carrying his own luggage out of his NYC townhouse on Sunday following his date night with wife Amal the night before.

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Troye Sivan, "13 Reasons Why" star Tommy Dorfman and Jacob Bixenman were spotted at the /Nyden and Flaunt pre-Coachella party at the Hollywood Roosevelt this week.

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Caitlyn Jenner was photographed at LAX this week rocking a cute pink sweater and jeans.

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Selma Blair grabbed espresso from Bluestone Lane in Los Angeles while running errands on Tuesday.

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Model Emily Ratajkowski didn't let the wind stop her from strutting her stuff around downtown Manhattan in a chic ensemble on Tuesday morning.

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NeNe Leakes and EJ Johnson were spotted going to dinner together in West Hollywood on Monday night.

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Gabrielle Union flashed a smile as she got into her car while making the rounds in New York City on Monday.

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Stunning in stripes! Gabrielle Union posed for photographers outside of the BUILD Series NYC studio in NYC on Monday.

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Shia LaBeouf kept it super casual as he entered the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" studio on Thursday.

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James Franco went incognito at LAX this week in an all-black look, sunglasses and a baseball hat.

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Stars, they're just like us! January Jones was spotted hailing a cab in NYC.

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Jose Baston and pregnant Eva Longoria walked hand-in-hand during a stroll in LA on Thursday.

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Josh Duhamel was spotted pumping his own gas in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Amal Clooney rocked yet another chic spring look while leaving her townhouse in New York City.

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Former Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei looked fierce while doing some work in NYC.

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Jonah Hill was spotted grabbing some coffee in NoHo this week.

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