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Former Xscape member and T.I.'s baby mama Tiny joined her girlfriends at Club Dreamz for a ladies night out on Saturday. Last month, Tiny gave birth to her and T.I.'s 3rd child - a boy named Major Harris. But there was no baby fat evident on Tiny as she posed for photos in gold Spandex leggings and classic MIU MIU bejeweled high heel pump sandals. Her bag was chosen from her extensive collection of Louis Vuitton handbags. Product details are below!

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Amy Winehouse dissed Kanye West during her performance at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend. Amy told the crowd, "at least I'm not opening for a c*ck like Kanye!" We hear you, girl. Isn't it a shame when even a crackhead singer from across the pond knows you're an arrogant obnoxious jerK?


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Bow Wow hosted So So Def Radio Saturday night on V-103 for Jermaine Dupri who hasn't been back behind the boards since his very public spat with V-103 jock Greg Street 3 weeks ago.

Bow Wow held it down for JD, dropping the exclusive joints like the new 50 Cent and Game. That one hour between 9-10 PM on Saturday nights is the best hour in radio if you love real Hip Hop served up hawt and spicy the way it used to be! Greg Street does his thing on Saturday nights too, but JD drops the exclusive joints.

Of course Freddy O was there in the studio doing his production thing (oh, you didn't know?)

Click here to hear Bow Wow shout out his favorite blog!

Bow Wow did such an excellent job hosting that JD might not come back! If you missed Bow Wow hosting So So Def radio, I got you. The links are below.



Bow Wow goes everywhere with his trusty MacBook laptop



King of the South T.I. is back! This track is rumored to be off TI's upcoming "Paper Trail". "Louis Rag" is ripped off DJ Drama's radio show. The new Summer anthem was produced by Swizz Beats and it's that fiya!

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Fantasia celebrated her birthday with family and friends at 3 Atlanta area clubs over the weekend. Fantasia invited my photographer Freddy O to go along and capture the excitement for my readers.

Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, Kandi Burrus, Young Dro, Trey Songz, Mac Boney and the Grand Hustle family partied at Club Dreamz in Decatur, Georgia on Saturday night. It looks like everyone had fun including Tiny who left 6 week old Major Harris at home with her mom so she could spend a special evening with friends.

They say T.I. was in the studio putting the finishing touches on "Paper Trail", his much anticipated follow up to "T.I. vs T.I.P."

Happy Birthday Fantasia!

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According to Noel Gallagher, front man for legendary British rock group Oasis, Jay Z is the #1 reason the Glastonbury rock festival did not sell out for the first time in its history. Rock fans, including Gallagher, protested the choice of Jay Z as the headliner of the festival.

So what does Jay Z do for his opening number? He mocks the legend by attempting to sing the group's hit song "Wonderwall". The result was a major embarrassment for Hip Hop.

Jay Z came off sounding like little Lil' Darryl forgetting the words to the song and playing with his daddy's guitar. Thank God the crowd knew the words by heart and drowned him out. The rock fans who bought their tickets did so knowing Jay Z was the headliner. So of course they were polite to him. But the true guitar heads stayed home in protest of Jay Z as the headliner - and I can't say I blame them.

I could do that when I was her age. What's the big deal? But why is a ball girl running out on the field in the place?

EDITED:
According to loyal reader ThatCarmen, this video is a successful viral ad for Gatorade.

At this time the creative team from Element 79 responsible for creating the "Ball Girl," ad and concept was not givent he green light to talk about the project. The "Ball Girl" video was shot on location during and after an actual game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Tacoma Rainiers. The footage was shot on HD and later edited to look like a Grizzlies batter had hit the ball a out past the left field foul line. The shot and catch was completely choreographed with the ball girl played by stuntwoman Phoenix Brown having marks to hit, and the ball being added later in post. The ball girl was attached to wires was pulled up the wall by 2 stuntmen off to the side.
“It was so low-tech,” Smith said of the stunt. "We had her run, and she would jump, and they just gave her a little extra oomph. It was really very, very simple."

Whoever hacked Sohh.com's website also helped themselves to personal info of everyone connected with the site (staff and users). That means passwords, sensitive information, emails, etc., are all floating around the Internets as I type this. Someone sent me lists of personal information culled from Sohh.com's servers, but I quickly deleted the email. I want no parts of that.

Sohh.com is still down but hopefully they will survive this attack. We all need to eat.

A loyal reader just sent me this pic with the caption, "is it just me or does Idris Elba have the dreaded Noassatall disease?" I really can't tell since Idris' jeans are sagging so low. Noassatall disease is rare in black men. But what do you ladies think?

Photo source: Beyonceworld.net

Kobe Bryant wasn't thinking about losing the NBA championship to Boston when he took his daughters Natalia and Gianna Disney Land for a fun day on the rides. Studies show that every parent has a favorite child among their brood who they lavish the most attention on. Can you tell who Kobe's favorite is?

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Former lovers Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs face separate multi-million dollar lawsuits according to online reports. Jennifer Lopez was subpoenaed to appear in court to provide testimony in a $130 million lawsuit against Sean Combs and his former artist, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow. Shyne is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for a shooting that injured two people at the now defunct New York Club in December, 1999. Combs was acquitted of all charges in the shooting.

The civil lawsuit was filed by victim Natania Reuben, who was shot in the face. Combs gave a deposition in March, and now Lopez who was dating Combs at the time will give her side of the story. A judge will decide if Combs is liable for the damages caused by his former employee.

Meanwhile, Lopez was slapped with a $5 million lawsuit by a flight attendant who said J-Lo's dog Floyd "lunged" at her when she walked past him during a flight in 2006. According to TMZ.com, Lisa Wilson filed suit in a NY court yesterday (6/26) claiming she fell over and injured her back during the attack.

The $5 mill is to cover her mounting medical expenses following surgery due to "debilitating" back pain.

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If Wesley Snipes gets his way he'll be leaving the country for good rather than face federal time. According to WENN, the troubled actor begged a judge to return his passport so he can shoot two films outside the country.

Snipes, 45, was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to 3 years in prison in April. He's currently free on appeal and is seeking the court's permission to shoot two films in Britain and Thailand.

In court documents, Snipes' attorney assures the judge his client won't flee. "Were he to abscond under these circumstances, it would destroy his ability to earn a living for the rest of his life," said attorney Daniel Meachum.

Meachum adds, "Mr.Snipes will, of course, voluntarily return after his work on this film - as he has done each time he has been granted permission by this court." Maybe his attorney forgot that time in 2006 when Snipes failed to return from Nambia?

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When Jay z performs at the Glastonbury festival in England this weekend, he will have a lot more on his mind than The Today Show mistaking him for Joe Budden. Jay's appearance in the Glastonbury festival lineup has drawn heavy criticism from locals and artists alike.

According to festival organizers, this year's festival has not sold out for the first time in its history. Noel Gallagher — guitarist and chief songwriter for Oasis - thinks the reason is clear: Jay Z.

"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it," Gallagher complained back in April. "If you start to break it, then people aren’t going to go. I’m sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance."

Jay Z responded in an interview with U.K. radio host Tim Westwood on Wednesday, saying, "At the end of the day, these barriers that they have are only put up to separate us. There is only good music and bad music."

"The world should be all about mixing culture," Jay-Z said. "Hip-hop is music in its art form. It should be accepted and respected. It’s all the same thing, it’s just coming from a different perspective."

But critics insist rap fans would not approve of rock bands appearing at Hip Hop festivals.

During the night, I received a phone call from a friend asking me what I did to sohh.com. Wiping the sleep out of my eyes, I picked up my Sidekick and browsed to sohh.com. The first thing I saw was the headline "Jews did 9/11".

sohh.com was hacked sometime during the night, maybe by a disgruntled employee or a contractor who wasn't paid? Obviously this was a personal attack considering the fact that the email below, allegedly from site owner Felicia Palmer's "cheating boyfriend" was posted right in the center of the site. The text reads, "Have fun with your cheating n*gger of a boyfriend." Does Felicia's husband know she has a boyfriend?

Keyshia Cole's stylist created a palette of bright colors when she dressed Keyshia for a night on the town in LA. Keyshia is a stylist's dream with a cute shape built perfectly for high waist jeans. The sunny yellow causal top and pink high heel sandals with matching belt bring out the colors in her Louis Vuitton handbag.

Thanks to Fresh for the pic!

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The plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother was busted early today for driving under the influence according to California Highway patrol.

Jan Adams, 54, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers at about 2:40 a.m. after motorists saw him driving a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 680 near Gold Hill Road in the Benicia area, said CHP Officer Craig Kuehl.

CHP officers smelled alcohol on Adams' breath and arrested him for suspicion of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license. Adams' driver's license was suspended after a previous drunk driving conviction.

In November, Adams operated on West's mother, Donda West, 58, performing liposuction and breast implant surgery. He sent West home without adequate aftercare and she died a day later of respiratory and cardiac arrest.

The Los Angeles coroner concluded that West had heart disease and clogged coronary arteries which contributed to her death. The surgeon's license to practice medicine expired Wednesday because he allegedly failed to pay child support, according to records with the California Medical Board.

Adams came to prominence when Oprah Winfrey featured him on her nationally syndicated talk show. (Source)

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According to EW.com, former American Idol winner Fantasia was unceremoniously dumped by her management company, 19 Management, today.

The reason for the split, according to sources, is that age-old saw "creative differences." However, like many other Idol contestants, Fantasia remains on the label 19 Recordings and will continue to share music sales profits with the company.

A rep for 19 declined to comment.

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A man criticizes comedian Niecy Nash for joking about Angelina Jolie and Madonna going to Africa to adopt black kids.

He also takes a shot at BET for the overall ghetto atmosphere of the show. Well, he does have a point about the racist jokes and the horrible performances. We need to do better.


"These babies have done wonders for my credit score. To all the rappers and singers and ballers and shot callers: instead of making it rain, make a difference and get yourself some white kids." - Niecy Nash on Bet Awards

Sen. Barack Obama covers the June '08 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Obama took the opportunity to once again denounce misogynistic rap lyrics while saying he respects rap as a form of artistic expression:

I am troubled sometimes by the misogyny and materialism of a lot of rap lyrics but I think the genius of the art form has shifted the culture and helped to desegregate music.

It would be nice if I could have my daughters listen to their music without me worrying that they were getting bad images of themselves.

Rolling Stone endorsed Obama for president back in March.


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NBA Playboys Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal partied at separate clubs last night in the A. Shaq put his Mack down at Uptown while Allen Iverson held down the VIP during Investment Club Night at Luckie Food Lounge.

When a media outlet asked Shaq to talk about the Kobe Bryant controversy, Shaq was happy to oblige, saying, "Hi Kobe, how you doin?"

Stellar performances by Rihanna, Al Green, Maxwell, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo couldn't draw viewers to the BET Awards on Tuesday night. This year's awards show which honors the best in African-American music, sports and film, only drew 5.8 million viewers according to Nielsen ratings.

Tuesday night's ratings was the smallest in the BET franchise's eight-year run since 2004.

Meanwhile, there are rumors that Clifford Harris aka T.I. was not invited to attend the awards this year even though he's in LA filming his MTV reality series. We can speculate as to the reason why. If you recall, T.I. was arrested the day of the BET Hip Hop awards last October in Atlanta.

There are also grumblings about the sentence handed down by the feds to Jacob Arabo aka Jacob The Jeweler, this week. Arabo was given a 30-month sentence in Club Fed for lying to federal investigators about his financial dealings with the BMF crime family. He is to begin serving his sentence on January 15, 2009 - the same month T.I. is required to start serving his 9 months for gun collecting.

The difference between the two sentences is that T.I. cooperated with the feds while Arabo lied his ass off to protect himself. A 5-time felon can have 50 guns in his arsenal, but it's a totally different ball game when you mess around with Uncle Sam's money.

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They tried to pull the wool over our eyes but we were too smart for them. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's fake wedding is almost over according to a close friend:

    "I give the marriage six months, tops," said a source close to the singer. "I can’t see it lasting."

    The insider claims that the reason behind that gloom-and-doom prediction is Nick’s need to do everything for his diva bride. While Mariah likes being waited on hand and foot, that routine won’t work in the long run.

    “Nick does whatever Mariah wants him to — he’s like her puppy,” the insider said. “It seems like Nick spends more time in the stores with Mariah’s credit card than he does with Mariah herself. Mariah’s assistants and friends call him ‘Whipped Nick’ behind his back. They have little respect for him because he won’t stand up for himself.” (Source)

The insider didn't say it but we can guess that Nick and Mariah thought up this sham wedding while the two filmed her video, "Bye, Bye", 2 months ago.

The publicity stunt failed miserably when mainstream magazines refused to finance the "real" marriage by buying exclusive rights to the pictures.

Mariah's album E=MC² is also a bust, selling a mere 1 million units in 11 weeks. E=MC² currently sits at #23 and dropping on the Billboard Top 200 chart.


"Oh, God, I forgot my one line again"



"If this director yells "MORE FEELING, BEYONCE", one mo' time!"



"So this is how it feels to be held by a REAL man"


More pics from the set of "Obssessed" starring Idris Elba and Beyonce. I give this movie 2 stars and the movie isn't even out yet. The 2 stars are for Idris Elba who will probably be this movie's only saving grace.

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Former NY Giants star Michael Strahan confirmed what we already knew - that he is dating Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole. The two have been going strong for almost a year now.

Is there a celebrity wedding in their future? In an interview with In Touch magazine, the twice-divorced Strahan said, "I could get married again. Could I marry Nicole? Yes! We'll see what happens."

Nicole and Eddie divorced in 2006 after 13 years of marriage.

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I DID NOT SEND EMAIL(S) TO THAT WOMAN!

By now I guess you've heard about the drama surrounding Sen. Barack Obama? I swear these men are so predictable.

Why do you need political assassins like Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly when you have groupie females? It's always a woman who brings these powerful guys to their knees. In the 60s, the FBI tracked Martin Luther King Jr's every move -- even making secret tapes of him having sex with women in his hotel rooms which they then forwarded on to Coretta Scott King who was at home taking care of his kids.

Now the presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama has to defend himself against emails that he says he didn't send to sexy actress Scarlett Johansson. According to Johnasson, she "regularly" offers the politician advice via e-mail. 'Regularly' implies they communicated more than once.

But Obama insisted he sent only one email to Johansson, and that was after her original message was forwarded to him by his assistant Reggie Love. He explained, "She sent one email to Reggie, who forwarded it to me.

"I (wrote) saying, 'Thank you Scarlett for doing what you do', and suddenly we have this email relationship."

Duh! It only takes ONE response to get the gossip ball rolling. If this snowballs out of control, I don't even feel sorry for him. Don't you hate it when married men act confused when they get caught doing stupid sh*t? Why didn't Obama let Reggie email her back? Or better yet, let Michelle email her back?

Scarlett countered saying she was "stunned" when Obama began emailing her.

She said, "Someone like the senator (Obama), who is constantly traveling and constantly 'on', how can he return these personal e-mails?"

R&B Diva Toni Braxton disputed rumors that she's on her death bed by appearing at a BET Awards after party in LA yesterday (6/24). Toni appeared gaunt but well as she waved to well-wishers who heard she was dying from a serious cardiac infection.

Toni canceled the remaining shows in her two-year residency contract at The Flamingo in Las Vegas after being diagnosed with endocarditis probably as a result of surgery to remove her breast implants due to excessive scar tissue.
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Troubled British model Naomi Campbell's name was removed from a list of presenters at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday celebration concert.

Campbell's name was removed due to a conviction resulting from an arrest at Heathrow Airport. She was recently sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

According to the Times Online, a source close to the concert said it was fair to say that Mandela was behind the decision.

"People were disappointed by what happened," said the source. "In the past she had spoken to Mandela about her anger. It's not the behavior of a charity ambassador." Whatever. Celebrities in London aren't celebrated or rewarded for their bad behavior as they are here.

Actor Will Smith will host the concert on June 27 at Hyde Park in London. Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, Queen and Simple Minds will perform. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go towards Mandela's charity, 46664. The concert is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Free Mandela concert.

Mandela was held prisoner on Robben Island for 27 years - during which time he was known only by the number 46664. Mandela turns 90 on July 18.