I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. I took the weekend off to spend time with my mom and a friend. I decided to hit up Atlanta’s tourist attractions like the Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo and Six Flags.

I must say we had a ball at the Aquarium! It was so much fun – kinda like Disney World without the rides and without all that walking.

Ticket prices are pretty steep but the Aquarium was definitely worth the price of admission. I can’t say enough about the Aquarium staff. Unlike at the Atlanta Zoo, Aquarium staff were everywhere. Most were patient and willing to answer questions – except for this one guy who I detected was a little wary of answering dumb questions from the public. Knowing this, I hesitated to ask him my dumb question but I just had to know: “why don’t the whales eat the smaller fish in the aquarium?”

The guy paused, as if carefully considering his answer. “Because they’re not hungry,” he responded. Smart ass.

I didn’t take my camera to the Aquarium because I called myself taking the weekend off to relax. I know, dumb move. I didn’t make that mistake on Monday when we went to the zoo. But unlike the Aquarium, the zoo was mind numbingly boring!

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From People.com:

Tracey Edmonds is shooting down a British tabloid report that she is dating music and clothing mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“Tracey Edmonds never uttered the words quoted in the [tabloid],” her rep tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “The story is a complete fabrication.”

A British paper reported that Edmonds, 41, called Diddy “the man for me” and said that he was funnier then her ex, comedian Eddie Murphy. The report, which was widely picked up on the Internet, went on to claim that Edmonds said Diddy “whisked me off my feet.”

A rep for Diddy denies that the pair are romantically linked.

Hillary Clinton just might be the most ignorant person – male or female – to ever run for president.

While campaigning in S. Dakota today, Clinton caused mouths to drop when she made the following statement: “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Hillary went on to say she didn’t understand why so many were calling for her to drop out of the race.

Reaction from Obama’s camp was swift: “Sen. Clinton’s statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign,” Obama campaign spokesman said in a statement.

This is not the first time circuits from Hillary’s brain to her mouth have misfired. In her own extremely arrogant way, she’s saying she’s staying in the race just in case

Kimora Lee must not be in a very good mood or she’s not getting what Jennifer Anniston is getting.

Yesterday, Kimora set her goons attorneys on me to force me to stop talking about something that I thought everybody already knew.

I’m just a small time blogger trying my best to entertain my readers with a little jibber jabber when along comes an attorney from a large NY law firm threatening me. Is that fair? I don’t have millions to defend myself like Perez Hilton does.

Well, I’ll just put it in the hands of the Lord – and hope that I win the lottery this weekend. :)

Yesterday, TMZ.com reported that Sean Combs was not honoring his $100 million endorsement contract with Ciroc Vodka. It seems Combs was photographed at parties swilling everything but the vodka that he is supposed to be hustling to the black community.

Apparently, Sean Combs thought he could take Ciroc’s $100 million and still drink whatever he wanted. I mean, if your own spokesperson won’t drink the stuff why should we?

A shook Sean Combs hastily released a statement through his long suffering publicist Kwasi Asare. The statement reads in part: Entertainment powerhouse, Sean “Diddy” Combs, today announced that he has given up champagne and tequila. “When I reach for a drink, I reach for Ciroc Vodka”, said Combs.

The statement went on to say the reports that Combs was “reveling with other brands” were false. I guess the pictures of his “reveling with other brands” are false too?

An R. Kelly fan was arrested after screaming, “free R. Kelly!” near an elevator used by jurors yesterday.

Debra Triplett was cuffed and brought before Judge Vincent Vaughan who is presiding over Kelly’s trial. After deciding the jurors didn’t hear the outburst, the judge set bond at $50,000.

Unless Triplett can come up with 10% of the bail amount she will likely spend Memorial Day weekend in jail.

$50,000 seems a little excessive. Was R. Kelly’s bail that much when he was arrested?

In other R. Kelly news, former Kelly protege Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards took the stand yesterday and positively identified her 13-year-old niece and Kelly in a video that was shown to the jury.

Sparkle and the defense attorney got into it when he accused her of bribing Kelly. Sparkle replied with a raised voice: “Sweetie, I’m not trying to get money out of this.”

Genson angrily replied, “I’m not your sweetie!”, prompting the judge to intervene. (Source)

The beauty factor just dropped by about 50% now that The Camel and Beyoncé have landed in Cannes, France. I wonder who invited them? Maybe they figured out that the world’s paparazzi were at the Cannes Film Festival? Expect Usher and Tameka to arrive next.

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Is there anything this man won’t do for attention? Now he’s got poor Tracey Edmonds all caught up!

Edmonds is supposedly dating Sean Combs according to London’s The Mirror newspaper. “Diddy is the funniest man I’ve ever met. I’m so lucky to find someone so soon after Eddie.

“It’s early days – we’ve only been on three or four dates – but he’s whisked me off my feet. I don’t know about wedding bells but he’s definitely the man for me.” Sounds like she’s delusional to me.

Pop star Rihanna said she battled Def Jam for the right to wear her own hair rather than wear weave. She said she wanted to wear her own short hair to distinguish herself from Beyoncé and other singers who rely heavily on the yaki.

“I felt like the whole world had long, curly, flowy blonde hair. Ciara, Beyonce, Mariah, Christina Milian,” said Rihanna. Everybody wanted to be like everybody else. So I cut my hair and they (Def Jam) made me put my long hair back in (as extensions).”

But Rihanna’s grit and determination won out over the clueless Def Jam execs. Ri Ri held her ground and let it be known that she was not going to be another Beyonce.

“The second time, I didn’t have any discussions, nothing. I just cut it, I dyed it black, I went into the studio making music my way. I found myself all at once. I like things strong, edgy, a little to the left. I don’t like things that are expected – nothing cliched.”

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If you think these racist images are bad – wait – it gets much worse once Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee for the presidency.

If you don’t have thick skin you’d better toughen up. Racism is alive and well – especially here in Georgia. We can’t avoid the imagery that’s about to be unleashed upon us and the Constitution gives racists the rights to express their hate.

We can rail against it and gnash our teeth but that only fuels their hate and validates their beliefs.

The best response is no response. They are not going to change their ways.

Thanks to loyal readers 2bme, SpaceyG and Dayz2enjoy for the pics!