A heavily Photoshopped Michael Jackson on the cover of Jet magazine.

Will Smith kissing his dog (I hope that’s his dog) at Grauman’s theater yesterday.

Through the magic of Photoshop, Gayle King and her BFF Oprah attended the premiere together even though they arrived separately. Will 2008 be the year they take a cue from Jodie Foster and come out of the closet?

The film’s director, Denzel Washington, and producer, Oprah, attended the premiere.

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Director Tyler Perry arrived without his 23-year-old paid escort girlfriend.

Talk show host Montel Williams posed with his wife.

Wesley Snipes walked the red carpet solo.

All Photos: Wireimage/Getty

Love was in the air at the NY premiere of Will Smith‘s thriller vehicle “I Am Legend.” Bow Wow and Omarion showed up looking like a couple. Jada Pinkett-Smith at least took time out from her directing duties to lend her husband support. Although we’re hearing they’re a couple in name only. So many rumors and not enough evidence!

Tyrese showed up solo and looking sexy.

Actor Dondre Whitfield attended the premiere with his beautiful wfe Salli Richardson-Whitfield.

Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu. Mary will be in Atlanta on Friday for Porsche Foxx’s luncheon at a private location.

Ice T’s wife Coco looking rejuvenated after attending a plastic surgery convention in Las Vegas.

Sandra “Pepa” Denton continues to deny those pesky plastic surgery rumors and I believe her. She looks great to be 43!

Photos courtesy V-103

Juanita Bynum was the in-studio guest on V-103’s Porsche Foxx Show yesterday. It was a very emotional afternoon for callers who needed some spiritual healing and words of encouragement.

Miss Bynum talked about her self-healing and growth following her very public split from her husband of 5 years. Miss Bynum spent the majority of her time in the studio fielding calls and helping heal the pain of others. One caller in particular recently lost her mother and Juanita Bynum spoke to her with such empathy and love that I almost, I said almost, gained a measure of respect for the Profitess.

If you get the chance, listen to the audio – especially part 2 – and make sure you have a box of tissues handy.

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The Porsche Foxx Show can be heard locally on V-103 Monday – Fridays 10am – 2pm, and streaming online at V-103.com.

It’s amazing how easy it is to dupe people into believing the silliest rumors. The latest rumor involved Queen Latifah and her girlfriend Jeanette getting married – and the media jumped on it even though their friends denied the story. Why would a blog know about a couple’s wedding plans before their friends do?

Queen Latifah spoke to the Chicago Sun Times about the latest dumb rumor:

“When you’re famous these days, it’s just part of the deal — unfortunately. People will make up all sorts of things that are not true. . . . There ain’t gonna be no wedding.”

(Source: Dlisted)

Monica, get your man! The new video for Rocko Da Don‘s hit “Umma Do Me” premiered last night. Now that T.I. is under Federal supervision, the ladies are already fighting over Atlanta’s next King of the South.

In what will surely be a major coup for Atlanta, Island president of Urban music Jermaine Dupri plans to bring the newly reunited Jackson 5 (Michael, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito and Jackie) to Atlanta for his big New Year’s bash at Studio 72. This means nothing to anyone under the age of 35 who don’t have a clue how huge the Jackson were to young black kids growing up in the 70s. If Jermaine can make it happen he will be the king – bigger than Jay Z, bigger than Kanye West, bigger than God.

Jermaine made the surprise announcement on his radio show on V-103 over the weekend. He plans to empty out the club as the Jackson 5 descend from the sky in a helicopter. The Jackson 5 will then join sister Janet Jackson and Jermaine as they enter the club. Of course pandemonium will ensue as everyone attempts to get back inside. But it will be a night to remember!

LISTEN: JD Jackson 5 announcement

When former Knicks executive Anucha Brown Sanders filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the NY Knicks and its coach Isiah Thomas, she was laughed out of town. Now she’s the one laughing all the way to the bank. On Monday the Knicks agreed to an $11.5 million settlement – just $100,000 less than what a jury awarded Brown.

“I am extremely pleased that we have reached a settlement,” said Browne Sanders, who originally sought just $6 million. “It has been a long journey, but I believe justice has been done,” she said.

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