For the past few weeks, the media has had a field day quoting Barack Obama’s spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s statements – most of which were taken out of context. It matters not to the watchdogs of the moral front that Rev. Wright’s name holds no significance in the race for the White House.

Obama’s camp has pointed out time and time again that Rev. Wright is not running for public office – Obama is. But the media paid them no mind.

As the media pack chased their collective tails, we almost forgot that Hillary Clinton was in the race for the democratic nomination. It’s hilarious that Rev. Wright has received more press in two weeks than Clinton has in two months. But now Hills is back in the news – and not in a good way. There’s a scandal brewing over comments she made about her 1996 trip to Bosnia as first lady.

Last week Clinton had this to say about her Bosnia trip (I’m paraphrasing here): as soon as I stepped off the plane, the tarmac was strafed with sniper gunfire and I was forced to take cover behind my daughter Chelsea, who suggested we haul our asses out of there.

Well, leave it to a comedian to expose Hillary’s lies. How ironic is that? Sinbad, who was on that trip with the Clintons, recalls an entirely different scenario occurring on the tarmac that day.
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According to two sources close to rapper T.I. who spoke to the media on condition of anonymity, T.I., real name Clifford Harris, will change his plea to guilty and serve 1500 hours of community service speaking to youth groups around the country – followed by 12 months in jail. (Source) What does that mean? Will he go on a speaking tour and then go to jail?

This is great news for T.I. and his very supportive family and friends who have suffered throughout this ordeal. The good news explains why T.I. appeared so happy at his recent family outing to Easter services at the Georgia Dome last Sunday.

It also very much explains why an inside source indicated to me a few days ago that T.I. might possibly attend his fiancee Tiny‘s baby shower next month.

She indicated that T.I. was very much involved in the planning phase of the party, which led me to ask if he would be attending. The source was very vague in her response, and I assumed she meant T.I. would ask for a reprieve from house arrest again.

Thank God that T.I. will be free to attend the birth of his son. A name is already picked out for the baby, but the name is a well-guarded secret.

After getting the cold shoulder from his wife Tameka Foster-Raymond on the set of his new video, you would think Usher wouldn’t be caught dead walking with another b*tch. Oh, wait that’s a dog.

According to the NY Post, witnesses reported that the couple barely spoke to one another when they were spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel recently. It seems Meka is still mad that he hand picked the gorgeous Keri Hilson to be his leading lady in the video. How much do you want to bet Tameka asked him, “do you think she’s prettier than me?”

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In a move that is completely legal, superstar Mary J. Blige filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan courtroom against street vendors who plan to sell bootlegged t-shirts and other tour memorabilia outside her concert tomorrow.

She can do that because of a law allowing people to sue “Jane Does” and “John Does” who will be named at a later date. Mary and Jay Z are set to perform a sold out show at NY’s Coliseum tomorrow night.

Bootleggers beware!

“She is suing John Does and Jane Does numbered 1 though 100, so law enforcement can confiscate the bogus stuff as they are selling it. They are sued under fictitious names because their true names are unknown at this time.” (Source)

Champion boxer Laila Ali and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, are expecting a baby according to an exclusive story in Essence magazine. Sports excellency will run through that baby’s veins: Laila is the daughter of former World boxing champ Muhammad Ali:

    “I don’t know yet if we are having a boy or a girl, but I’m excited that I have a life inside me that my husband and I created,” Ali says in the May issue, which hits newsstands April 11.

    The boxing champ, who co-hosts American Gladiators, and Conway married last July in the rose garden of the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, Calif.

    Among the 200 guests were Laila’s parents, Muhammad Ali and Veronica Porsche Anderson, along with her sister Hana Ali, who was a bridesmaid.

    This is the first child for Ali and the fourth for Conway, who has twin sons, Kelton and Cameron, 13, and a daughter Leilani, 9.

    “I am 100 percent undeniably happy,” Ali tells ESSENCE. “I’ve never been able to say that before.”

    Ali, 30, and Conway, 37, met at his house, when he hosted a small get-together, which Ali attended with a friend. The pair became engaged on Thanksgiving 2006.

    Shortly after their wedding, Ali told PEOPLE that married life was “excellent.”

    “My husband and I are best friends,” she said. “We have great communication and we respect each other.” (Source)

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a baby is never too young to have their own cell phone! On Monday, model Heidi Klum, 34, spent the day at the park with her children Leni, 3 ½, Henry, 2, and Johan, 16 months. Dad is hunky singer Seal.

 

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 41, covers JET magazine with her fraternal twin sons, Jaid Thomas (l) and Jax Joseph (r), 5 months. The twins got ALL their genes from dad Michael Nilon. This photo makes an excellent case for those who insist on calling biracial children black.

Are we going to remain slaves to America’s archaic way of thinking on race? If America says they’re purple should we go along with that? Shouldn’t we denounce the centuries old racist rule and give these children their own identity?
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Edited to reflect the fact that Rocko wasn’t involved in the scuffle with a NY Times reporter.

Thanks to Shawn Smith at Wiredset.com for sending this video of the bitch made Tony Yayo interviewing Rocko Da Don during his visit to the G Unit camp.

If you recall, Yayo was recently sentenced to 10 days community service for “harassing” the 14-year-old son of Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond. In the interest of fairness, a member of a street team linked to Def Jam was involved in a scuffle with a NY Post blogger recently.
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According to Perez Hilton, Madonna just might come out on top in the battle of the singles between herself and Mariah Carey. Try to follow this expert analysis if you can:

“You cannot really compare Madonna’s song with Mariah’s because….

-If you look at the complete iTunes singles chart, Madonna is in there 3 times with the same song. All together, she would be much higher than #10. Mariah is only on there once.

-Madonna’s was available Tuesday while Mariah’s Monday.

– Madonna’s song is #1 on Amazon downloads.

– Also, look at the complete album chart on iTunes, Madonna is also there twice (#3, #22) with the same album, which counted as one, would probably take her higher than #3.”

Got that?
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