Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson looked ultra cute in her conservative salmon color Alberta Ferretti ensemble at the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday (2/2). I totally agree with "Fashion Critic" over at Red Carpet Awards blog: I don't like the silver clutch with her outfit. She should have opted for cream or white instead. A good stylist would have known that.

Singers Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles attended the 5th Annual Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert at the Conga Room in LA last night. Wasn't a BEP family member shot recently? It sure doesn't seem like it. Everyone looked to be in a festive mood. Anyway, let's talk about Janelle Monáe for a second. Remember she signed a deal with career killer Sean Combs last year? Well, there is still no word on when her album will drop. We tried to warn Janelle but no one listens to us. But how about Solange's unique style? Isn't she killin' it?! LOVE the basket weave black and white open toe booties!

Fantasia also attended the BEP affair. I LOVE me some Fanty! She is so real and down to earth.

I don't know what the hail this is that Rihanna is wearing. Of all the things she could have worn, it seems inappropriate for RiRi to wear this if someone in the BEP family was shot.

Some of you are a little too young to know who Warren G is so I'll post up his video for my Throwback video of the day. If you ever heard your aunties and uncles talking about "regulating" -- now you know what they're talking 'bout. Peep it below.

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Can you believe little Tatyana Ali, who played Will smith's baby sister Ashley banks on 'Fresh Prince', is turning 30 this weekend?

It was just yesterday that she was a little thing in pig tails! Now she's a TV One Access host and R&B singer with movies under her belt. Wow these kids grow up so fast!

Well, little Ashley will be celebrating her birthday Big girl style tomorrow night at the Zune in LA with her new beau Trey Songz. That's right, you read it here first so act like you know!

The whole shebang is being paid for by Hennessy. Other celebs celebrating this milestone with Tatyana include Keyshia Cole, Mario, J. Holiday, LeToya Luckett, Alfonso Ribeiro and more- including a surprise, special guest performance!

Quick! Guess who the surprise guest performer is?

Personally, I think Trey got tired of bumping around Tinseltown with those hussies who jump into bed with everybody and everything. He wants a good, clean, wholesome girl like Tatyana. I just hope her parents are on top of everything making sure his papers (medical and financial) are in order!

Press Check-In: 6:30 pm
Red Carpet Arrivals: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Kisha Maldonado

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Next week NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire will welcome all to Phoenix for his All Star Week festivities.

But only one golden "Key to His City" will unlock the door to all the exclusive private and public events during Amar'e Stoudemire's All Star Weekend in Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 12-to-15.

I don't have to tell you that this key is worth at least a couple grand. If a party is sold out, the holder of this key gets in. If a line is wrapped around the building, the bearer of this key bypasses the line.

Don't have an invite to the private party at an exclusive mansion? No problem. You have the key!

One of you will win this key next week. So stay tuned for details!

The List of Events

-- Thursday - Feb. 12th - "Welcome to Phoenix / Hypocalypto Records Launch" @ Stoudemire's Downtown, 9pm

-- Thursday - Feb, 12th - "The Breakfast Club" @ Private Residence, 2am - 6am

-- Friday - Feb. 13th - "Red Hot VIP Cocktail Reception " to benefit the Amar'e Stoudemire Foundation" hosted by Amar'e Stoudemire, T.I. & Keri Hilson @ Private Location, 7:30p

-- Friday - Feb. 13th - "Check Out Our Stats" @ Stoudemire's Down, 9:00p

-- Friday - Feb. 13th - "The Breakfast Club" @ Private Residence, 2am - 6am

-- Saturday - Feb. 14th - "The Grand Hustle Takeover" @ Chase Towers hosted by Stoudemire, T.I., Keri Hilson, 9:00pm

-- Saturday - Feb. 14th - "The Breakfast Club" @ Private Residence, 2am - 6am

-- Sunday - Feb, 15th - "The Finale - Three Suns" @ Stoudemire's Downtown hosted by Amar'e Stoudemire, Jason Richardson, Matt Barnes

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Barack Obama, who has repeatedly denied being a Muslim or practicing the Muslim faith, quoted the Qur'an during the traditional February National Prayer Breakfast this morning.

According to online reports, Obama quoted from a Hadith "from the sayings and actions of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam, in an attempt to show all great religions have a concept of the golden rule..."

Said Obama:

Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.” In Islam, there's a hadith that reads “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.

But according to Ztruth:

The same hadith is reported by Bukhari 1.2.12

"The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself." [LINK]

Isn't it great that an American president knows scriptures from the Hadith and Qur'an?

Click here if you can't view the video

A few of you emailed me the transcripts from LisaRaye and Premier Michael Misick's ongoing divorce trial.

I couldn't find the time to post the transcripts probably because I didn't care. That story has dragged on far too long.

What I'd like to know is what happened to all the money LisaRaye raised for the Turks & Caicos hurricane victims?

I don't care if LisaRaye is financially devastated. She should have handled her business and drained his accounts like any good jump off worth her salt would have done long before the trouble started.

I found these pics of Rihanna on a message board so I don't know who to credit them to. I can't help but notice how depressed she looks. Surely her depression is linked to rumors of her boyfriend Chris Brown cheating on her with Trey Songz's ex-fiancee. I hear the slut has no shame and that once Trey called the wedding off, she hopped on a plane and flew into Chris' arms.

Which means this romance didn't just start recently. It's been an ongoing affair. Plus I hear Chris Brown is a dog anyway which probably explains how Rihanna -- an innocent girl raised in the islands -- suddenly developed Herpes.

These celebs make a habit of swapping spit and other bodily fluids with each other's exes.

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A very youthful looking Maraiah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon enjoyed a night out at the famous Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills last night. Variety.com reports that Lionsgate paid $5 million for the distribution rights to Mariah's new movie "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire." Did Mariah suddenly learn how to act? Because even Oprah Winfrey is jumping on board to help promote the film. Said the always overly emotional Oprah after seeing the movie, "The film is so raw and powerful — it split me open." Ouch.

Sean Combs was spotted at the Cavaliers vs New York Knicks game in NYC last night counting out one dollar bills left over from his outing to the strip club the night before.

Rapper Jay Z was also at the game. I can't help but notice the Jigga has rather large feet. I never noticed that before. I know a couple of ballas who buy their shoes two sizes too big, but I'm not sure why.

Jay Z posed for photos with comedian Chris Rock and director Spike Lee. Notice how much bigger Jay Z's feet are compared to Spike's?

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg (right) enjoying herself at the basketball game. Whoopi and Joy are so obnoxious on "The View" and they are the #1 and #2 reasons why I stopped watching.

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According to online reports, The Tyra Banks show has canceled a planned interview with the Jonesboro high school dance team that made headlines recently.

A video of the dance team performing splits and a tame lap dance routine with boys at a high school basketball game, sparked protests from parents when it was posted on Myspace.

The eight members of the dance team, mostly black, didn't know their trip to NYC had been canceled. On Wednesday, a publicist for the show said the dance team will not appear on the show. But she didn't give a reason for the cancellation.

"We initially did reach out to them," said Jessica Fielder, a publicist for Banks. "But we’re not having them on now."

Normally, guests are booked on the show before the host is informed. Word is, Tyra watched the video after the dance team had been booked, and she wondered aloud "what's the big deal?", before instructing her rep to cancel the dance team's appearance.

Can you blame her? I saw the video on Fox's O'Reilly Factor and thought nothing of it myself. Isn't this par for the course when it comes to our youth?

Believe me, only white people were shocked by the images in that video.

For the past two decades rappers, record labels, radio stations, and music video outlets provided the stimulus for our children to behave like sluts and hoes. So I don't see the big deal when they behave as they are expected to.

This is the result of Hip Hop's influence on our youth in it's rawest form. We should all be used to this type of vulgar public display by our young girls who are taught to have no respect for themselves or others.

Earlier I posted an audio snippet from a concert by the legendary Etta James during which she voiced her displeasure about Beyonce singing her classic hit "At Last" at Barack Obama's inauguration.

Miss James obviously didn't vote for Obama and she was very displeased that Beyonce chose her song to sing during the Obama's first dance.

"She gon' get her ass whupped," declared the feisty Miss Etta as the mostly white audience roared its approval.

Some of you Bey Stans said the audio was a fake, but a loyal reader sent me proof that Etta James and her accompanying band The Roots did in fact perform at the Paramount in Seattle, Washington on January 28, 2009.

According to the music critic for the Seattlepi.com website, Miss Etta did utter the verbal tirade at Beyonce.

This proves that you Beyonce Stans were wrong (as usual) about the voice on the audio not belonging to Miss Etta.

Thanks to loyal reader London Linda for the tip and the link!

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Let's see now, in Obama's first 15 days in office he:

  • Suspended the trial of the top Muslim terrorists responsible for 9/11
  • Given his 1st interview as POTUS to an Arabic (Muslim) network
  • Drafted a love letter to the Muslim leader of Iran
  • and now he has replaced the traditional "Hail to the Chief" with a song by Sting ("Desert Rose") with Arabic lyrics!

    Don't believe me? Click here and read for yourself.

    Boy, if I didn't know any better I would swear Barack Obama was Muslim.

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    Last night Barack Obama signed a bill extending health care to children from lower and middle income families that make too much for Medicaid but can't afford health insurance.

    According to conservatives and right wing bloggers, the extension for the S-CHIP bill will be paid for by taxing the hail out of lower income cigarette smokers to the tune of $1.01 tacked on to the cost of the pack.

    They argue that the resulting tax increase would affect the working poor the hardest since there are more poor smokers than wealthy smokers. And they say this bill contradicts Obama's campaign promise not to raise taxes on the poor.

    Personally, I think O did the right thing in signing that bill. I grew up in London where health care was 100% free for everyone.

    No child should witness her parents worrying about paying medical bills. America is still far behind other countries in terms of free access to health care for the people who need it the most.

    This extension is a good first step toward making free health care a reality.