Gabrielle Union sat down with the Boots Girls recently while in Chicago for a charity event.

The girls asked Gabby about her BFF Beyonce and here is what Gabby said:

Beyonce and I have been friends since we were teenagers. We go to the same hairstylist now and you know how those bonds are! B is such a polite, nurturing person and a joy to work with. It’s easy to work with her because she is a good friend of mine.

But how can that be? Isn’t Gabrielle Union 36 years old? That would make her a full nine years older than Beyonce. So how could they be friends since they were teenagers — unless one of them is lying about her age?

Gabby just added fuel to the rumors that Beyonce is lying about her age. I’m going to rely on my good source inside Bey’s camp who tells me that Bey’s real age is 35.

Kudos to loyal reader Linda London for the tip!

I love Qaadir, aka Timaya. She keeps it so real.

We all know the show was scripted — especially NeNe’s parts. But Sheree was Sheree. There was nothing scripted about her scenes. She really is a mess! You saw how she turned on NeNe during the show? Well, how about they are now best friends because Sheree turned on Kim after the cameras stopped rolling! Sheree put on for the cameras and Kim’s dumb azz fell for it!

As you know the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Show airs tonight on Bravo. Those who worked on the show have already seen it. The rest of us addicts are preparing for tonight like it’s the Superbowl! All I want to see is Lisa Wu throw down on Kim because I heard Miss Lisa Wu is a psycho mess! But I still won’t believe it until I see it for myself.

18-year-old Cherron Patterson and her 15-year-old boyfriend — both high school students — are charged in the beating death of Patterson’s toddler.

The autopsy on 20-month-old Imani Jennings shows old injuries and scars on her body, proving there was an ongoing pattern of abuse.

Jennings was beaten to death Friday. Police say her mother’s boyfriend, Anthony Weakfall, 15, hit the girl with a metal rod, cable wire, a metal spring and his bare hand for an hour after she urinated on the floor Friday morning. She was beaten until she was unrecognizable. He then left for school.

Police say Patterson and Weakfall returned from school that day to find the child’s lifeless body. Patterson then called 911 from a neighbor’s home.

After questioning, investigators determined for the last two weeks Patterson and her boyfriend Weakfall had been leaving the child home alone with only a bowl of chicken nuggets and a glass of milk. The pair also admitted to beating the child as a form of discipline when she would have an accident.

After four full days, investigators continue to collect evidence inside the Fage Avenue home.

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I don’t get it… I thought Barack Obama winning the election was supposed to bring the country together and unify the races?

Could someone send a memo to this guy and tell him to get with the program?

Thanks to loyal reader Sharon for the pics!

Rapper John Forte is one of 16 people to receive a pardon or reduced sentence from George Bush before he leaves office January 20, 2009.

Forte, 33, a first-time offender, was convicted of possessing the 31 pounds of cocaine with intent to distribute and was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years at Fort Dix, N.J. (Forte’s Web site)

With the commutation, Forte will be released Dec. 22, after serving just over seven years. He still faces five years of supervised probation.

Among vocal advocates on Forte’s behalf have been singer Carly Simon, along with her son James, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

“Now is the perfect opportunity for John to be given the chance to provide positive benefits to society through his considerable musical talents,” Hatch wrote to Bush in a January 2007 letter. Source

Thanks to loyal readers LAA’IQA and Sybil!

Royal couple Li’l Scrappy and Diamond look so cute together. I’m invited to their wedding so stay tuned for those pics!

Rapper Shawty Lo with his baby mama and daughter

Rapper Common and singer Monica

I didn’t even recognize ex-Danity Kane member D. Woods. I actually love her outfit. It’s not too revealing and she mixes a little couture in with that courtesan flavor.

PR Diva Tahira J. Wright, who made all of these pictures possible

Photos by Freddy O

[EDITED: Nov. 26, 2008 12:51 PM]

Shawty Lo posed with his daughter and T.I. performed with his artist Young Dro shortly before the 2008 Dirty Awards was halted by violence last night.

Grand Hustle rappers Big Kuntry King and Alfa Mega were among those arrested after police shut down the 2008 Dirty Awards at the Georgia International Congress Center.

Digital Soul/Radio One captured the fisticuffs between members of T.I.’s camp and Shawty Lo following Shawty Lo’s performance.

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