My regular readers know that I strive to maintain credibility on my site. If I write an erroneous story I will make a retraction. Last week I wrote that Fantasia Barrino‘s brother Ricco Barrino was signed to T.I.‘s Grand Hustle. But according to Ricco’s publicist that information is incorrect. But Ricco does write songs for Grand Hustle artists. As you know, Ricco will make his star turn on American Idol this season.

Speaking of Fanty, she drove the kids crazy in Decatur over the weekend as she performed for not one, but two gay clubs. I hear she walked away with a cool $28,000 for performing every title in her catalog. They say she had to be pulled off the stage at 2:30 am Saturday night so she could go sing Happy Birthday to her alleged boyfriend Young Dro at Club Crucial.

If the rumors are true about Fanty and Young Dro, that would bring the total list of women that he’s seeing on the side to three – including his baby mama.

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Legend Diana Ross is still beautiful at 63 – even when she’s in bad need of a re-weave, touch up and rinse.

My sources tell me Rihanna is seeing the same dermatologist who worked wonders on Alicia Keyss facial acne. Rhi Rhi suffered a bad skin eruption that has steadily worsened over the past week. Rihanna has been advised to curb her appetite for sweets, increase her water intake and to begin the same expensive mustard facials that Alicia and other celebs have used to restore their beauty and glow.

Photos by wedding photographer WILLIE JACOBS

The day before celebrities and dignitaries traveled to Atlanta to celebrate the birth of Dr. King, his oldest son Martin Luther King III officially announced his marriage to Arndrea Waters. The couple who are expecting their first child this Spring, announced their 2 year old union at the After Glow reception for the Salute to Greatness Awards Ceremony at the ritzy Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Mr. and Mrs. King hosted a reception which included a champagne toast, cake cutting and bouquet toss facilitated by S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm, Inc. for an unforgettable celebration!

Special thanks to Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. for the exclusive photos!


MLK III his wife Arndrea King and Bernice King
MLK III, Arndrea King and Jamahl King, S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm


Arndrea’s sisters Glynnis Waters and Katha Waters, MLK III, Arndrea King and Bernice King
The cake

Rihanna wearing her Louis Vuitton Love bag at LAX


Photo: Splash News

Pharrell Williams attended the Louis Vuitton Mens 2008/2009 Show in Paris, France over the weekend. Traditionally, LV doesn’t gift stars with pieces so maybe Pharrell is just modeling this black Damier Keepall for the cameras.

Kim Kardashian keeps her LV monogram pouchette within her sights while she scarfs down lunch

Fat Joe and his wife

Brandy wearing the same Louis Vuitton as Jay Z‘s. Word is two baby bear cubs were killed so she could keep her feet warm in 70 degree weather

It began with one post on Oprah Winfrey‘s popular website Oprah.com. A of Hillary Clinton‘s supporter blowing off steam following Barack Obama‘s upset victory over Hillary in the Iowa Caucuses, criticized Oprah for backing Obama over Clinton.

“I cannot believe that women all over this country are not up in arms over Oprah’s backing of Obama,” Hillary’s campaign supporter wrote. “For the first time in history we actually have a shot at putting a woman in the White House and Oprah backs the black MAN. She’s choosing her race over her gender.” That post prompted hundreds of abusive comments from angry white women who consider Oprah a traitor for turning against another white woman.

Well, welcome to the club ladies. For the first time in Oprah’s history she puts her own race over YOU and the black community is rejoicing! We will never forget the scenes from Forsyth County, Georgia 18 years ago of Oprah hugging and kissing racist whites who had earlier hurled racial epithets and stones at our black men.

Oprah’s popularity took a hit in the black community but she continued to focus on issues that were relevant to her white female audience. Her predominantly white female audience made Oprah a billionaire – and she returned the favor many times over. Instead of filling her audience with needy minority families when she gave away millions of dollars worth of her favorite things, the recipients were mostly affluent white women who afford their own favorite things.

Oprah is widely credited with helping Obama in Iowa. But Oprah, dubbed the Queen of All Media, has not campaigned for him since. While Obama’s aides suggest Oprah may return to the campaign trail, her critics believe she is running scared. Isn’t it ironic that the same women who put Oprah in power are now denying her right to support the candidate she believes in?

Pop sensation Rihanna looked stunning in her high school prom pic taken in Barbados before she became a household name. It’s amazing that she looks exactly the same as she does today. This photo would conflict with the haters who say Rihanna’s style is dependent upon her stylists – unless she had a stylist in high school.

Thanks to loyal reader Pumpkin for the pic!

Critics who normally root for Janet Jackson were unanimous in their view that Janet’s new single ‘”feedback” wasn’t all that hot. So why then was the single being hailed by everyone else in the Universe as a surefire hit? Surely everyone was listening to the same song.

According to the Daily Mirror, Janet’s latest single hasn’t even made the top 100 download chart in the UK – after three weeks on sale. Now her label, Island Records might pull the plug on bringing the CD version to the UK.

“The poor [sales] figures are no surprise as Janet isn’t big news right now,” a source told the Daily Mirror‘s 3am gossip column. This, after Def Jam’s Chairman L.A. Reid held a much-hyped private listening party over there for Janet’s new CD “Discipline”. Where’s the gratitude?