LaBelle: The Diva Snaps

10/1/2007 4:16 PM PDT
Divatastic Patti LaBelle knows when to strut her stuff and when to duck and cover. Cameras caught belle LaBelle as she headed into her NYC hotel, cloaked in a ... well, a cloak.

Hours later, LaBelle had a new attitude -- and looked stunning as she hit up Russell Simmon's birthday bash. The legendary songstress graciously explained her earlier hide-and-seek episode, saying, "I was cute, but I wasn't cute," and then happily posed for pics.