Juelz Santana celebrated his birthday last night at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC. Reality tv personality Tocarra came out to help him celebrate.

Both Miss Info, on the left, and Angie Martinez, have popular Hip Hop shows on NY's Hot 97. But only Miss Info has a blog -- and it's poppin' too. By the way, Angie Martinez has a son with Nokio of Dru Hill. Judging from the recent pictures I've seen of him, I doubt they are still together. It looks like Nokio has finally stopped resisting his inner female - and there is nothing wrong with that. I just wonder why women pretend not to notice when their men are a little effeminate. Anyway, Nokio is featured on Keith Sweat's new reality show "Platinum House" which airs every Monday night on Peachtree TV at 10 p.m.


New Jersey Nets star Vince Carter and multimedia personality Egypt were in the house.

Ne-Yo was the headliner at the fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta last night. "This is my first time headlining, so with that comes a whole lot of responsibilities," he told Access Music Scene's Sonia Murray. When it comes to stage presence and style, Ne-Yo is the man to beat. Everyone from Usher to Chris Brown has copied Ne-Yo's stage routines and wardrobe. That's a true sign of success.
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Multimedia personality Free posed with reality tv personality and model Tocarra at the Launch of VIBE's 2009 Vsessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night.

Mariah's husband Nick Cannon and VIBE editor Danyel Smith attended the Launch of VIBE's 2009 Vsessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night. I wish I could tell you about the email I received yesterday offering an opportunity for me to work with Nick. But I can't tell you the details 'cause I've been sworn to secrecy. Can you imagine ME of all people working with Nick Cannon??? Lol.

Legendary rapper-turned celebrity photographer, D-Nice and Atlanta tv personality Kenny Burns attended the Launch of VIBE's 2009 V Sessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night.

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The legendary Stevie Wonder was honored at a special ceremony last night at the White House in D.C. Mr. Wonder was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize by POTUS Barack Obama. Afterwards he performed a special medley of his hits. It's a well-known fact that Stevie Wonder is First Lady Michelle Obama's favorite musician. And since their marriage is in trouble, according to People magazine, her man Baracked some strings to get a medal for Mr. Wonder so he would appear at the White House. Now that's love right there.

I love how Michelle totally igged the naysayers in the mainstream press who feel she should stick with tradition and wear sleeves in the White House. They keep forgetting Michelle is not Laura Bush. She's a sistah who wears what she wants to wear.

I don't know how I would feel if everywhere I went women were drooling over my man. But Michelle is strong and she has already indicated that while there are problems within her marriage, she is willing to work to keep her man. Bless her heart.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers expertly handled all the planning of the special ceremony. I hear she's still smarting from the stinging criticism she received for her revealing outfit at NY's Fashion Week. But I think she looked great. Ignore the haters Desiree.

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The female passenger in Morgan Freeman's car when he rolled it over into a ditch, wants to hit Freeman where it hurt most: his wallet.

At this very moment, her attorney Gloria Allred is holding a press conference to spill the tea on their romance.

Meanwhile, Freeman's ex-wife, who got her loot and split, is somewhere laughing her azz off. He should have just paid his mistress off to keep quiet like Sean Combs did.

From TMZ.com:

TMZ has just obtained a copy of Demaris Meyer's lawsuit against Freeman. In it, she claims he was drinking during dinner that night and had at least one more drink at a separate location afterwards -- before the infamous crash occurred.

It's time for the big reveal! The passenger in Morgan Freeman's car crash last year is about to announce her lawsuit against the actor -- but more importantly, we're about to find out if she was his lady on the side as well. Gloria Allred, take it away!

As you know, R&B singer Usher partied the night away at the Velvet Room in Tucker this past Sunday.

TMZ.com caught up with Ush yesterday in Washington D.C. where he traveled to speak before the House Education and Labor Committee about his charity foundation and his efforts to promote volunteerism in America.

Anyway, TMZ asked Usher how Tameka was doing after suffering a cardiac arrest during liposuction surgery in Brazil 3 weeks ago. His response was, "she's doing very well."

The paparazzi should have asked him why he left Brazil last Monday -- two days before an exhausted looking Tameka flew home by herself. Who does that? If my mom suffered a heart attack, I would never allow her to fly home alone. But that's just me I guess.

I'm just happy to hear that Tameka is doing OK. And maybe now she will get some help for her Body Image Disturbance issues.

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Not that I think Sarah Palin is dumb. I actually think she's very intelligent despite the way the media has portrayed her.

It hasn't escaped our notice that Joe "Gird your loins" Biden is as dumb as a bag of rocks. But, strangely, the media has kept quiet about it. Maybe that's because he's not a female governor from Alaska?

In today's blooper reel, Joe forgets the name of the White House website, and refers to the website address as a number -- as in, "do you know the website number?"

Lol, but what's even funnier is he could be your next president if something happens to the current one.

These two words, "Oh, God," were uttered by a MSNBC staffer as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on the screen to give his response to POTUS Barack Obama's speech last night.

I saw the words "Oh, God" on every political blog this morning, but I didn't get it until I watched the video and heard it for myself.

But even before I heard it, I thought "Hardball" host Chris Matthews was the one who uttered the words because only a gay man would utter the words, "Oh, God" in response to another man appearing on the screen.

This is the same Chris Matthews who said he felt a warm tingly feeling go up his leg when he heard Obama speak. Can you believe this guy is a news anchor? Matthews is an embarrassment to the news profession.

I call bullsh*t on this. It sounds like a manufactured PR story aimed at repairing CB's irreparably damaged image. No one goes to anger management classes on their own without a court order:

Chris Brown, arrested two weeks ago for allegedly assaulting Rihanna, reportedly attended his first anger-management class on Monday. "Chris doesn't actually have to go by law, but he believes it will make him look better to the public," NY Daily News sources said. But Daily News insiders insist that "temperamental" and "hot-headed" Rihanna should be taking the classes with him. [LINK]

Some of you have emailed me requesting a Medical Minute segment. So here ya go, courtesy of T-Boz.

T has lived with Sickle Cell all her life, and has had to cope with a weak immune system and frequent illnesses.

She said she was sick during filming once, but quickly got over it. The long days of filming (16 hours) almost took their toll on T-Boz. “They kept you tired and hungry,” she said. But T-Boz, who turns 39 in April, never snapped on anyone in the cast as a result.

"Celebrity Apprentice" is two hours long this season instead of one. Season two debuts Sunday (3/1) on NBC at 9 p.m.

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For once I must give Ashanti her props. She looked magnificent at Johnson's Body Care Cause Party that she hosted at Robert Verdi's Luxe Laboratory in NYC yesterday.
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Free attended the KING Magazine 50th issue celebration at a private location in NYC last night
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Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave host Nancy O'Dell a twirl at the Gatorade G2 Everyday Athlete Search held at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC yesterday.
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Rapper Joe Budden and Jen Yu (New Era) pose during his album release party at the New Era Flagship Store in NYC yesterday. Jen is a supporter of Sandrarose.com, and we appreciate her!
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T.I. is in rare form in these deleted scenes from last night's episode of "Road To Redemption" on MTV. In this video, T.I. receives a phone call from his mom, Violeta Morgan, who is shocked at the language and behavior displayed by one of T.I.'s younger cousins at a teenager's birthday party.

Listen to the kid try to explain to T.I. why he didn't think his behavior was inappropriate. Then you will understand why an entire generation of youth is lost because of Hip Hop's influence.

If you ever wondered who dresses T.I. in Polo by Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Gucci -- peep this video where Tip gives his stylist Rose a hard time. Wouldn't you love a woman like Rose to dress you in the finest threads every morning?

"T.I.'s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go" airs Tuesdays on MTV at 9:30 p.m.

Video source: Allie Wester | Fanscape, Inc.

Not that I care about anything that comes out of Katie Couric's mouth, but since everyone in the blogosphere is talking about this, I figured I would put my two cents in as well.

I didn't watch POTUS Barack Obama's "I Am The Walrus" speech last night (and never will), but according to the ultra liberal HuffPo, Couric, who anchors one of the network news shows (I forget which one), said the following after spotting VP Joe Biden in the crowd, "Nice to see a little diversity, with an African-American President, a female Speaker of the House, and there's the white guy,"

Of all the things she could have said on such a serious occasion, why that?

It has become apparent to me that some in the mainstream media, like Couric, The NY Post, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, no longer take Barack's administration seriously.

I knew this would happen eventually, what with all the hiccups and missteps that have plagued this administration. But in no way did I think it would happen this soon.

Why now, you ask? Well, the only reason the liberal media helped Obama get elected in the first place was for the ratings that the media hoped to reap over the next 4 years, and to be a part of shaping history.

Sadly, the ratings that the pro-Obama networks (such as CNN) had hoped for have taken a nosedive in the month since Obama was elected.

So you know what means...

Studies show that black people as a community tend to search the Internets more for gossip rather than hard news, which is why urban media outlets such as BET no longer has a news program. Isn't that sad?

I understand that black people want to fantasize and "get away" like in those Southwest airlines commercials. But for me, reality is so much more fun than fantasy and gossip.

Anyway, I'm rambling because, yesterday, one of my favorite readers (and contributors) emailed me to ask my thoughts on one of Necole Bitchie's posts about Dwight Eubanks, who was featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Dwight was a recent guest on The Wendy Williams Experience where he supposedly spilled the tea on who is gay in Atlanta.

My reader wanted to know if I believed Dwight's allegations that rappers T.I. and Ludacris are gay.

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Just yesterday an industry friend asked why I wasn't covering Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Taken from AJC.com:

The shootings of seven people, including a toddler, marred Fat Tuesday partying as ear-piercing gunfire sent revelers ducking for cover and brought Mardi Gras' final stream of truck floats to a horrifying halt.

The 20-month-old child was only grazed by a bullet and wasn't seriously injured. Two suspects were in custody, police said.

Gunshots erupted near the Garden District about 1:40 p.m. as a stream of truck floats passed by after the last major parade, Rex, had ended. Thousands of people partied in the streets on the last day of Carnival before the violence broke out along the oak-lined Uptown streetcar line.

"It sounded like a string of fireworks, so I knew it was more than one shooter," said Toni Labat, 29, a limousine company manager. She was with her two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.

"Everybody was petrified. They hit the ground, the floats stopped, everybody on the floats ducked," Labat said. READ MORE...

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According to online reports, Brian Dalyrimple, member of R&B group Soul For Real, is on the run from police with his infant son in tow.

Duluth police said they are looking for a R&B singer in connection with an identity fraud case.

Police told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez that Brian Dalyrimple of the group Soul For Real is involved in a case of identity theft that involves more than 200 victims. Police said Dalyrimple is on the run.

Duluth police have already arrested a woman, Laborah Crawford, in connection with the identity theft case. She is being held in the Gwinnett County Jail.

Police said they are still looking for Dalyrimple, who is allegedly on the run with his 10-month-old son.

Back in the '90s, Dalyrimple was a fresh face on the music scene as part of the R&B group, Soul For Real. The group had a hit song, “Candy Rain.” Police said they are looking for him.

“One of our detectives is working on it, she’s our white-collar crime specialist and she has identified 145 victims within our jurisdiction, several of them businesses, and an additional 115 victims in other jurisdictions, so you’re looking at over 260 victims right now,” said Maj. Don Woodruff with the Duluth Police Department.

The victims, according to police, are now out of more than $1 million collectively as the result of identity theft and financial fraud.

Crawford is in jail on charges related to the crimes. Dalyrimple was also involved, according to police.

“He was the biological father and the child was turned over to the grandmother in custody and then he went to the day care, picked him up and left with him,” said Woodruff.

Police would not say anything more about how they believe the two were able to get the money and personal information of others. Police said the investigation began with a call from across the country.

“There was a victim in California also who contacted us. (They) noticed that a lot of charges had been made here in Duluth on their accounts and what not and we looked further into it,” said Woodruff.

Police said they do not have reason to believe that Dalyrimple’s son is in danger.

Dalyrimple’s mother told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez she wants both her son and grandson to come home safely. [LINK]

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Why don't we see beautiful commercials like this here in the states?

UPDATED: with FanMAIL

Loyal reader Dennis wrote:

Hi,
I enjoy reading your blog, one can never predict what's coming next! Just a small fyi, the commercial in that video is actually Kenyan and not Nigerian.

Otherwise we both know that American tv is too puritanical for anything like that to show despite all the raunchy music videos we see. Too many double standards in America if you ask me, ultraviolent movies are made and even marketed to teens and young adults yet video games based on the same concepts are railed against like there is no tomorrow. Anyway let me get off my soap box.

Keep up the good work with the blog!

Dennis


INF Daily
has the exclusive pics of Beyoncé's sister, singer Solange Knowles, sprawled drunk on the floor of LAX airport last week.

Sol-Angel's official story is she drank too much Nyquil, and she was dehydrated. Strangely, we believe her. Why would she lie? She does appear to be under the influence. Well, that's her story and she's sticking to it.

Photos: INF DAILY

Music mogul, Baby, of Cash Money celebrated his 45th birthday at the Velvet Room this weekend. Also attending his birthday bash was Usher, Devyne Stephens, Keith Sweat and rapper Gorilla Zoe.
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While his daddy Baby partied in Atlanta this weekend, Lil Wayne was preparing to go to court today in Manhattan to answer to gun charges. The judge set his trial for April 20.

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This is a switch: yesterday, the unrepentant terrorist, Bill Ayers, threw his former friend Barack Obama all the way under the bus during an exclusive interview with Alan Colmes on Fox News.

I say it's a switch because, normally, it's Obama throwing his friends under the bus.

Ayers is the man responsible for bombing the U.S. Capital, the Pentagon, and NYC police headquarters in the 70s in protest of the Vietnam War.

It was at the Hyde Park home of Ayers that Obama launched his political career. Ayers and Obama would later be appointed to the Annenberg Foundation, where together, they funneled millions of dollars to idealogical allies.

But Obama would later say on national television that Ayers was just someone he "knew from the neighborhood."

Well, the chickens have come home to roost, so to speak.

During last night's interview, Colmes asked Ayers for his thoughts on Obama's decision to send 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan.

"It's a mistake. It's a colossal mistake, and, you know, we've seen this happen before... We've seen a hopeful presidency, Lyndon Johnson's presidency burn up in the furnace of war. I fear that this brilliant young man - this hopeful new administration could easily burn their prospects of a great presidency in the war in Afghanistan or elsewhere."

The Bronner Brothers International Hair Show 2009 was held at the Georgia World Congress Center over the weekend. Nu Expressions presents an array of products and hair styles along with Devyne Stephens and his group Krave, Hip Hop West coast Icon Yo-Yo, reality TV personalities Lisa and Sheree Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, R&B songstress Tweet, Dru Hill and more brought to you by STEPS EVENTS.

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West coast icon rapper Yo Yo, left, and R&B singer Tweet


Dru Hill was in the house


DeVyne Stephens (Upfront Ent.) and Lisa Wu Hartwell (ATL Housewives)


Sheree Whitfield (ATL Housweives) with fans


Jay Z and Beyonce?

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Our favorite Metrosexual couple, Kanye West and Amber Rose were out & about in London last night. They attended the Giles LFW fashion show, which is part of London's Fashion Week.
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Ludacris was spotted carrying his own bags through L.A.'s LAX airport yesterday. How humble of him.
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Prince performed during his "Purple Party" following the Oscars on Sunday night in Hollywood. His hand picked guests cooled their heels for hours waiting on him to arrive. Prince finally hit the stage around 4:45 a.m. eastern time.
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So yesterday I wrote a post in which I copied & pasted a conversation between one of Kanye West's bodyguards (allegedly) and another blogger. Not that I measure my reader's interest based on comments, but that particular post generated a grand total of one comment.

So what's the big deal, right?

Within hours, a Cease & Desist letter landed in my email inbox with a thud! It caught me by surprise. Out of all the Kanye posts I've written in the past, why would I get a C&D for that post?

Anyway, after receiving the C&D, I hustled back to the Fashionista.com to see if the text was still there. Of course the entire post was completely removed from the server. The Fashionista must have been shook when they emailed her.

But thank God for Google's cache pages, otherwise I might be left holding the bag like I made the whole thing up myself.

Do I believe The Fashionista manufactured the conversation like certain other blogs sometimes do? No I don't. That conversation was too intricately woven together to be fake.

Besides that, why would she make it up?

But a better question is, why would the legal goons pick that particular subject to get excited about?

Is it that our combined posts woke up the sleeping Louis Vuitton Gods, who weren't aware that their shoes were walking out the back door before they had the chance to hit retail stores?

I don't know that for a fact. I'm just guessing.

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Actress Taraji P. Henson showed some love to singer Esperenza Spaulding at Prince's "The Purple Party" For LotusFlow3r.com in Hollywood last night following the Oscars. LotusFlow3r.com is a new website named for one of the three albums Prince will supposedly release this year.
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At Prince's party, Taraji was joined on the sofa by playwright/director Tyler Perry, singer Alicia Keys and her mother. If Tyler was a nice guy (he's only nice if you're "somebody") -- I would mention the fact that his movie "Madea Goes to Jail" topped the box office this weekend with an impressive $41 million, making this the biggest opening weekend for the "Madea" series and for the film's distributor. But since Tyler is not a nice guy -- I won't bother to mention any of that.
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Actress Meagan Goode was on the guest list at Prince's party, but she showed up fashionably late as she always does. Still, Meagan wasn't as bad as Prince, who finally arrived around 4:45 a.m. eastern time. At least he performed, which must have been some treat for his hand-picked guests.
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Kanye West was spotted at the Luella fashion show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2009 at Covent Garden in London, England today.  Photo: Getty Images