UPDATE:

It has been brought to my attention that one of the strippers in this photo is D. Woods, formerly of Danity Kane. I didn't know she was doing lap dances now.

For those of you who are not from the A, the W hotel in Buckhead is known as groupie central. It's where all the ballers and rappers stay when they're in town.

I had no clue that there was such a thing as an escort permit. You mean all a hooker has to do is go downtown and apply for an escort permit and she can set up shop legally at the W hotel?

From AJC.com:

    Police arrested two women last week in an undercover sting prompted by complaints that patrons at the W Hotel in Buckhead were being solicited for illegal sex acts.

    Caprice Evan, 19, of DeKalb, and Brandi Moody, 18, of Atlanta, were arrested March 11 on charges of escorting without a permit, a misdemeanor, according to an Atlanta police report.

    Hotel patrons had complained that they were being solicited for sex as they came to and from the hotel in the 3300 block of Peachtree Road.

    An undercover Atlanta police officer got in touch with the two women through the Web site craigslist.com, the report said. They agreed to meet at the W Hotel. At the meeting, the women asked the officer for $300 in cash for an hour-long session, the report said.

    Once the money was exchanged, the women began to take off their clothes and dance, the report said.

    Uniformed officers came into the room and arrested them.

UPDATE:

Natasha Richardson has died according to her publicist. She was 45.

This is a very sad story. Noted actress Natasha Richardson was taken off life support in a NY hospital today days after suffering a traumatic head injury from a fall on a ski slope in Canada.

They say Richardson, who was married to actor Liam Neeson, stood up after her spill and walked around under her own power. But what she and medics who tended to her didn't know was that ruptured blood vessels in her head were slowly leaking blood into her brain.

About an hour after her accident, Richardson began complaining of an intense headache. She was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced brain dead. Richardson was flown by private air ambulance service from Canada to NY so her family and friends could pay their last respects.

UPDATE:

I didn't hear the entire call between Sollow and Ryan, but Neffie is pregnant for the 5th time according to Ryan's producer.

Sollow, Neffie's fiance/boyfriend? called into the Ryan Cameron Show on V-103 today. I caught the last minute of the segment, but Sollow (or whatever his name is) seemed to be saying that Neffie was not pregnant with his seed as had been rumored all over the blogs.

Anyway, listen to this short clip of Sollow calling into the Ryan Cameron Show and tell me what you think:

LISTEN: Sollow & Frankie on Ryan Cameron Show (snippet)

Last week I stumbled across a bogus AKOO site and posted it on my blogroll. But then it came to my attention that the site was not affiliated with the AKOO clothing line.

Now T.I. has launched his official AKOO website. How come I had to stumble across it myself by accident? You'd think H. would have emailed me to tell me about it as much as I throw support behind T.I.?

Anyway, I LOVE the new site. Check it out here.

Oh, and don't tell them I told you, but T.I. will be in the house when Botchey, Certified Ent. and MusicBusinessPolitics celebrates their 1 year anniversary tonight at Luckie Lounge. H. promised me my own booth and bottles, so I'll be there too.

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More proof that Barack Hussein Obama, aka George Bush II, and his Treasury Secretary Tiny Tim Geithner knew about the multi-million dollar AIG bonuses for months before giving AIG another $30 billion in federal aid just two weeks ago!

Oh, and before we forget, Obama received his own $101,322 "bonus" check from AIG.

As Obama stood before Americans in mock outrage earlier this week, you could just see his puppet strings moving. Obama responded to the AIG bonuses only after the Wall Street Journal broke the story this past Sunday. Where was his outrage when he first learned about the bonuses months ago?

From the AP:

    Cue the outrage. For months, the Obama administration and members of Congress have known that insurance giant AIG was getting ready to pay huge bonuses while living off government bailouts. It wasn't until the money was flowing and news was trickling out to the public that official Washington rose up in anger and vowed to yank the money back.

    Why the sudden furor, just weeks after Barack Obama's team paid out $30 billion in additional aid to the company? So far, the administration has been unable to match its actions to Obama's tough rhetoric on executive compensation. And Congress has been unable or unwilling to restrict bonuses for bailout recipients, despite some lawmakers' repeated efforts to do so.

    The situation has the White House and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the defensive. The administration was caught off guard Tuesday trying to explain why Geithner had waited until last Wednesday to call AIG chief executive Edward M. Liddy and demand that the bonus payments be restructured.

MM predicts Geithner will soon go under Obama's bus wheels with the rest of the scapegoats.

Octopu$$y Nadya Suleman brought two of her precious 8 IVF babies home last night to a ridiculous mob scene outside her new home. I can just imagine what the neighbors went though. The babies are Isaiah and Noah. Let's pray that they make it through their first year in Nadya's care.

According to Faded Youth blog:

Paparazzi surrounded Octo-Mom’s car as it pulled into her La Habra, Calif. garage. The babies were greeted by Nadya’s six other children, a team of pediatric nurses from Angels in Waiting and many cameras. The hospital says both babies are able to drink from a bottle, are gaining weight and are able to maintain their body temperature.

Usher's wife Tameka Foster-Raymond reached out to Sandrarose.com yesterday in response to a post that I wrote about her (the post was deleted).

First, a little background: Tameka spoke to us through a mutual friend who was the first person I called when I heard the news about Tameka's botched surgery in Brazil. Her industry connections run deep and are far-reaching. She is not a gossip and she is not messy. And that is why everyone loves and respects her.

So Tameka expressed her dismay at my post yesterday in which I stated Tameka may have body image disturbance issues, which a lot of women suffer from. Body image disturbance is more common than the extreme body dysmorphic disorder that Michael Jackson has.

Sometimes I forget that readers take my words literally as if I'm an authority on the subjects I write about. Tameka was particularly offended because she thought I was comparing her to Michael Jackson and Lil Kim.

Speaking through our mutual friend, Tameka explained that she has had 5 babies and she made the decision to get a tummy tuck to remove "the extra rolls" around her abdomen area. Tameka didn't explain why she chose to leave the country to have the surgery done. She said she remembered going under anesthesia in a Brazilian clinic. After she awoke, she felt around her abdomen area only to find the extra rolls were still there. That was when she was told she had suffered a heart attack before the procedure could begin.

Tameka confirmed that she is still going forward with the liposuction/tummy tuck procedure here in Atlanta since she is not planning on having any more children. She stressed that she does not have body image issues of any kind. She indicated that there is no truth to the rumors that Usher is unhappy in their marriage (he was out running errands yesterday when she called).

Thanks to Tameka for reaching out to Sandrarose.com and clearing the air!

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Octopu$$y Nadya Suleman arrived home with two of her lottery tickets, er, I mean octuplets last night. Nadya was shocked to see hordes of paparazzi outside her new crib. Maybe she forgot she told them she was going to the hospital to get her babies? All jokes aside, I feel sorry for those babies.

Socialite and model Selita Ebanks attended the NY Premiere of "Valentino: The Last Emperor" last night.

Actor Terry Crews and his lovely wife Rebecca attended TV One's Roast and Toast for actor/comedian John Witherspoon in Beverly Hills yesterday.

Actress Regina King, one of our personal favorites, attended TV One's Roast and Toast for actor/comedian John Witherspoon in Beverly Hills yesterday.

Socialite Rashida Jones attended the Los Angeles premiere of "I Love You, Man" with her mom, actress Peggy Lipton, who some of you will remember from the 70s hit "The Mod Squad."

Producer B.Cox attended the grand opening of the first gay hotel in Germany. OK I'm kidding. Actually B.Cox attended the W Hotel Wonderlust live music series yesterday in NYC.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, right, and socialite Pam Joyner attended the School of American Ballet Winter Ball in celebration of their 75th Anniversary earlier this week.
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