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We covered this story already, but Star Jones made it final by filing for divorce from husband Al Reynolds. Unfortunately, Star Jones belongs to the ranks of women whose gaydars are irreparably broken.

These women are often type A personalities who ignore the infinite wisdom and advice of their family, friends and associates who can spot a gay man a mile away.

Fresh put it best when she said Star “must’ve sniffed his dick one night.”

Former “View” host Star Jones filed for divorce from her husband Al Reynolds, “Entertainment Tonight” is reporting.

Jones filed back on March 26. The couple married back in 2004.

She released a statement that reads: “Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life. A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life that requires privacy with one’s thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman.” (Source)


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Add Swizz Beatz‘s wife Mashonda to the list of jump offs who have come up and cashed out.

    Rapper/producer SWIZZ BEATZ is to divorce his wife after four years of marriage, according to reports.

    Swizz Beatz – real name Kasseem Dean – and his R+B singer wife Mashonda wed in 2004 and have a one-year-old son, Kasseem Jr.

    A spokesperson for the star has refused to specify a reason for the couple’s parting, but is adamant the separation was “on amicable terms”. The representative tells sources, “Their union was one shared in love and deep admiration for one another. (Source)

Predictably, Obama lost the Pennsylvania primary. But we already knew he would. While the win infuses Clinton’s redlining campaign with much needed cash, it does nothing for her chances overall. She still has no hope of beating Barack Obama in August unless there is foul play involved.

Obama’s camp realizes that and has decided not to play footsies with Clinton anymore. Obama turned down an offer from CBS to debate Clinton on Sunday after “60 Minutes.” Clinton sorely needs this debate to push forward her hateful agenda, but Obama doesn’t need it. The Democratic nomination is already in the bag.

Obama spokesman Dan Leistikow said this of Clinton’s chances of debating Obama: “Their attacks indicate they are really not looking for a debate, but any forum to continue their negative, throw-the-kitchen-sink campaign.” (Source)


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Earlier this month, while doing my research, I happened upon a post by some random blogger out of the Ukraine named Slav Kandyba.

The blogger was going in hard on music mogul Sean Combs for dissing Slav’s cohort Chuck Phillips of the LA Times. His post was an open letter to Sean Combs that basically threatened his life. Bol has more on that here.

The hater that I am, I quickly scanned the post hoping for a good quote to highlight on my site. I never found a good quote unless you consider this good:

“You might be a smooth criminal, but when you pick on the media, you pick into the devil’s nest and you will get stung.”

In fact, after 3 paragraphs I dismissed the post as the ramblings of another incoherent hater.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, the post was part of a test Hip Hop blog created by the LA Times (yes, the LA TIMES). And the Chuck Phillips mentioned in the post was the same cat who wrote that error-riddled expose on Sean Combs and Tupac Shakur that was ultimately retracted by the LA Times.

I don’t care if Chuck is a Pulitzer winning reporter, his reporting/research skills are suspect. In fact, there’s only one reason why Chuck hasn’t met the same fate as former Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke, who returned her Pulitzer after it was determined she fabricated the story that earned her the top prize. Did I mention that Janet is black?

Anyway, fearing another huge scandal, the headz at the LA Times abruptly pulled the post that threatened Puffy, and they made sure that the Hip Hop blog itself would never see the light of day.

The bigger story here is how The Times thought that no one would find that content online before they pulled it? Haven’t they ever heard of Google Alerts over there?


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I love Zoe Kravitz style. She’s fast becoming one of her generation’s style icons. Other than the fact that she’s Lenny and Lisa Bonet‘s daughter, I’m still not sure what she does. But when you’re a rich socialite, you don’t need a resume.


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Mariah Carey leaving a private party at Mr. Chow’s last night ahead of her companion Da Brat. What does Mariah have on? This is what happens when you have zero sense of style and must rely on a high priced stylist who’s idea of fashion is whatever she wouldn’t be caught dead in. By the way, Mariah and Brat aren’t dating in case you’re wondering.


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I totally agree with the message on Da Brat‘s shirt. She really does need to STOP. She’s becoming a bit of an embarrassment. She’s also looking less and less like Lisa Raye and more like the old Star Jones.

Will Smith eats on the run while filming his movie Seven Pounds in Hollywood.


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Orish was the twin sister of Irish (center)

According to Realgossip101, Orish Grinstead, one of the original founders of 702 (along with twin sister Irish), has died of kidney failure. She was 27.

Orish Grinstead, founding member of R&B girl group 702 out of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, April 20th from kidney failure. She was 27 years old. Orish, who created the group along with her twin sister, Irish and big sister Lameisha, was what friends called ‘a good person, sweet, sincere, humble and full of life.’ According to friends Orish had been ill for a long time, and sadly, due to other medical complications she suffered from including cancer that had yet to be treated, she was not expected to live too long. I’ll post more details as they become available. But for now, my condolences sincerely go out to the Grinstead family, especially to Orish’s twin sister, Irish, during this time of their bereavement.


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The say prison life breaks people and impacts their lives so drastically that they completely change from the person they were when they went in. I don’t believe that to be the case with former inmate Inga Merchand aka Foxy Brown, who was released from Rikers Island Correctional Facility on Friday.

I think Inga is a con artist who wants people to feel sorry for her. She’ll play the victim role for a little while, then it will be back to business as usual. So nail technicians, guard your grills!


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According to People magazine, Beyonce and Jay Z finally got over their last minute jitters and signed their marriage license this past Friday – before it became null and void.

What took them so long to sign? Weren’t they were married on the 4th? Actually, I heard that Beyonce signed the document the day of the wedding, but it took some prompting in the form of a shotgun barrel held to his neck by Matthew Knowles to get Jay to sign.

Scarsdale Town Clerk Donna Conkling tells PEOPLE the license – which lists the wedding date as April 4 – was received on Friday afternoon. The couple applied for the license just three days before the ceremony.

Whichever way you look at it, it’s a bad omen.


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I spotted this picture of actress Halle Berry on one of my favorite sites, Awfulplasticsurgery.com. The writer guessed that the cause of Halle’s armpit scar was a clogged sweat gland – and I agree based on the length of the scar.

Halle probably had a sebaceous cyst which is a very painful infection caused by the use of antiperspirants.

Without getting too technical, antiperspirants are plain bad for you and you should avoid using them. Here’s why: antiperspirants contain toxic aluminum-based compounds that clog the sweat glands in your armpits and interfere with the release of sebum from our sweat glands.

Sebum is that oily substance that waterproofs our skin and hair and protects them from drying out. If the sebum can’t get out of our sweat glands it creates a pocket full of sebum that sometimes gets infected and forms a cyst.

The pain from a large cyst is extremely intense and usually sends the sufferer running to their doctor for relief. Once you get to that point, the only solution is surgery to remove the cyst. The surgery itself is simple: same day, in and out. But in some cases the after effects can be debilitating and permanent. Some post surgical patients complain of numbness in their fingers and arm that never goes away.

This very painful condition can be prevented by avoiding the use of antiperspirants. This was your Medical Minute.

For more info on sebaceous cysts and antiperspirants, go here.