Barack Obama has a twin in the Philippines and he’s something of a local celebrity over there. I see the resemblance but I didn’t think there could be a skinnier man on this earth than Obama.

Thanks to loyal reader KAT for sending these!

A couple of weeks ago I received an email about Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson and actress Sanaa Lathan.

The reader wrote something about Sanaa batting for the other team after Denzel Washington went back to his wife. Supposedly, Sanaa has not looked at another man since.

Anyway, I didn’t believe the email — even after seeing this picture of Sanaa embracing Taraji.

But after seeing these pictures from last night’s Lakers game, now I do believe. I like these two women together. Notice how Taraji is looking at Sanaa in the top pic? That’s love right there. They even look like they’re having a lover’s spat.

Isn’t black love beautiful?

Now I could be wrong about them being a couple — and if so, I humbly apologize in advance. But I don’t think I’m wrong. 🙂

Photos (top 2): Splash News and Wireimage/Getty (inset)

Residents of a Los Angeles suburb are grieving the deaths of 6 people who died yesterday at the hands of a deranged man who shot them before turning the gun on himself.

Ervin Antonio Lupoe of Wilmington, killed his family and committed suicide after he and his wife lost their jobs at Kaiser Permanente.

Before he died — and probably after killing his entire family — Lupoe faxed a rambling letter to a local TV station claiming his wife suggested he murder her and their children before turning the gun on himself so the children wouldn’t have to live in poverty as a result of his unemployment.

According to the station, KABC-TV, Mr Lupoe wrote: “Why leave the children to a stranger?” (LINK)

Dead are his wife Ana and their children – 8-year-old Brittney, 5-year-old twin girls Jaszmin and Jassely and two-year-old twin boys Benjamin and Christian.

Unfortunately, that stimulus package that Congress is voting on today doesn’t include much in the way of immediate relief for families like the Lupoes who are faced with homelessness. Barack Obama’s stimulus package contains millions of dollars for ACORN, the arts and so-called “green” projects that supposedly will create jobs, but no one has explained just how those jobs will be created.

In the meantime, the Lupoe family is dead. The residents in their neighborhood are grieving, city officials are wringing their hands and blaming the economy — but at least those abortion groups overseas got their money from Obama.

According to the NY Post, 50 Cent’s manager Chris Lighty is one of Bernard Madoff’s victims. Madoff is the Wall Street financier who literally made off with billions in client investments. (LINK)

Prosecutors accuse Madoff’s brokerage firm of running an elaborate Ponzi pyramid scam by paying investors with money he took in from other clients such as Lighty.

Banks do this every day with our money but they are tightly controlled by the federal government.

Lighty’s involvement came to light when 50 Cent took to the Internet to defend himself against rumors that he lost money in Madoff’s scam.

But Lighty wouldn’t reveal just how much he lost. “Nothing to talk about. It’s not life-threaten ing,” Lighty, 36, told The Post’s Kati Cornell. “Not worth the ink you would waste.”

Lighty, who founded Violator management, represents such high-profile artists as LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott and Sean Combs.

He was named to Crain’s “Forty under 40” list for 2008. According to Crain’s website, “Mr. Lighty has built his stable of artists into individual branding empires, each worth more than $200 million, carving deals that include video games and fragrance, beverage and clothing lines.”

Madoff is currently under house arrest in his $7 million luxury upper east side NY Penthouse awaiting trial. His victims may never recover the millions they invested with him.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Yesterday I spoke with a club owner in D.C. who was interested in buying ad space on my blog. During the course of the conversation, he told me that rapper T.I. made an appearance at his club recently.

Me being the curious type, I asked if it was true that T.I. was really getting upwards of $100,000 per club appearance.

His answer surprised me: T.I. now commands — and receives — $150,000 per appearance! The reason being that he’s going to the joint soon and he needs to make sure that his extended family is well taken of while he’s on the inside.

T.I.’s club appearance fee breaks down to $75,000 per hour! And we’re not even talking about him performing.

But are nightclubs raking in cash like that every night? Because I need to open up a club, but I wouldn’t be able to afford T.I.’s rates. The club owner wouldn’t say how much his take is per night, but he did acknowledge paying T.I.’s whopping fee.

I don’t think Jay Z gets that much scrilla just to show up and chill in a club’s VIP for two hours. He might ask but I doubt he would get it.

No doubt, T.I. is the hottest commodity in Hip Hop right now.

Earlier this week all the blogs were asking the question, “where are the Jolie-Pitt twins?”

It seems the twins hadn’t been seen publicy in 3 months and the blogs were alarmed.

So what does Angelina and Brad do? They bring out the twins, 6-month old Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon. Which just goes to show that vain celebrities like Brad and Angie do read the blogs.

Photos: JustJared.com

An irate loyal reader sent this email to me yesterday:

This is “Cutty” Chad Coleman from the HBO Show “The Wire” hanging out in Atlanta with some bust down. While his wife is in New York sick. This nigga gets on my last nerves… He is a total GHETTO a** Nigga who’s money done ran out. Hanging all up in the club, being in other people’s VIP trying to get a drink then doesn’t even offer to help pay the bill… FAKE dude needs to be put on blast. And that chick he with jumps from one mans arm to a next so whatever about her. While his wife is Sick in New York I’m glad he can party hard in Atlanta… Don’t worry ladies he will be free loading in a city near you.

Signing Out!
Fake Nigga Spottah

Now Chad, aka Cutty, claims to be such a good Christian, well good Christian men don’t take pictures hugged up in nightclubs with busty women who are not their wives.

It wasn’t that long ago that Cutty spoke about changing his ways and honoring his marriage vows in accordance with God’s will. (LINK)

Now all of this is a moot point if the woman in the photos is Cutty’s wife. But I don’t think she is. I could be wrong though — Lawd knows I often am.

This video of Notorious B.I.G.’s children Tyanna and CJ is so cute! You can tell they have a great relationship with each other.

Faith Evans also seems to have a good relationship with Tyanna. At one point she comes into the room and asks Tyanna, “aren’t you on punishment?” You can tell she’s a good mother. I take back everything bad I said about Faith.

One thing I noticed was how white the children sound. I know I’ll get ripped for that but so be it. You can pretend not to notice the speech difference in black kids that were raised in the suburbs versus the hood. But I’m not going to ignore it. Of course that’s not a bad thing — until these kids grow up and out of their environment where they have to interact with regular black folk.

The other part of this video I found interesting was Biggie’s children don’t know all the lyrics to his songs. You would think the children of the g.o.a.t. would know the words to every song in Biggie’s catalog.