Singer/songwriter Kandi Burrus wants you to know that she is sticking by her man despite all the allegations leveled against her husband-to-be. Speaking through a trusted friend yesterday, Kandi expressed dismay at this blogger for posting the emails sent in by women who claim to have had intimate relations (or know of women who have) with her fiance.

She denied being on the warpath and she reiterated that she did not pay for her own engagement ring as had been alleged by a source. Her words were, “ask anybody who knows me: I’m too cheap with my money to buy my own ring.”

Kandi says she holds onto her millions by being thrifty. She also stated her engagement ring did not cost $100,000 as had been reported.

But most importantly, she wanted you to know that she is sticking by her man through his darkest hour, and she fully intends to marry him during an episode of the upcoming 2nd season of Real Housewives of Atlanta set to air on Bravo network this Fall.

We already knew this but now a published scientific study has confirmed it: Beyonce’s fans rank among the dumbest on earth, second only to Lil Wayne’s fans. No surprise there either.

The sad part is the study showed that fans of Hip Hop and pop music were among the least intelligent of those tested.

Read it and weep! From The SUN:

    YOUR taste in music reflects your intelligence – and Beyonce fans are among the most stupid, it was claimed today.

    Devotees of the Destiny’s Child star came close to the bottom of the pile in a student’s comparison between exam results and musical tastes.

    But they are not the worst of the worst – unless they are also fans of rapper Lil’ Wayne – because his followers are deemed the least intelligent.

    Devotees of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z also ranked low in the scale, it was claimed.

    They are among the findings of the probe by Virgil Griffiths, a PhD student in America, who puts Beethoven listeners as far and away the smartest.

    Griffith compared students’ scores in SAT exams with their favorite music acts and genres by analyzing data on social networking sites.

    Those who prefer Indie music are most intelligent, while gospel, pop and rock fans were all ranked at the lower end of the scale.

    Those who are mad about pop music did not fare well in the analysis.

    As well as Beyonce, fans of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z both ranked at the bottom of the scale.

    Their supporters all got below 1,000 in SAT scores, with the average being a mark of 1071 out of 1600. Fans of composer Beethoven were way ahead of the rest with a score of more than 1300.

Props to loyal reader Christine for the link!

Here’s another celebrity-related domestic abuse case in the news. Am I the only one who thought BeBe was How U Doin?

From Smoking Gun:

    Gospel singer BeBe Winans was booked yesterday on a domestic assault rap for allegedly pushing his ex-wife to the ground during an argument last month. According to a court filing, a copy of which you’ll find below, Winans, 46, and his former spouse got into a “verbal altercation” on February 13 about “custody issues dealing with their children.” At the time, Winans was at his ex-wife Debra’s Nashville home, where he had driven to pick up his children. “The victim was telling the defendant of issues with the children when he became irate. The defendant then pushed the victim to the ground.” Winans, pictured in the mug shot at right, was arrested yesterday on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. He was briefly held at the Davidson County jail before posting $1000 bond. Winans, best known for albums recorded with his sister CeCe, has won four Grammy awards.

I agree with loyal reader Shemia and everyone else who suspected Marquis Cooper’s wife Rebekah of being a gold digger who couldn’t contain her joy after he went missing. Shemia wrote: “Sandra check out this link to ESPN. Maybe she was smiling after all.”

From ESPN.com:

    NFL player Marquis Cooper’s wife is seeking a presumptive death certificate a week after the Coast Guard called off its search for the missing boater and two friends.

    Rebekah Cooper filed a petition for the certificate Wednesday in civil court in Florida.

    The Oakland Raiders linebacker departed from Clearwater Pass west of Tampa Feb. 28 in a 21-foot boat. He was with free-agent NFL defensive lineman Corey Smith and two former University of South Florida football players.

    Their boat overturned after encountering rough waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Nick Schuyler was found clinging to the boat two days later. The other men have not been found.

    With the presumptive death certificate, Cooper’s beneficiaries can collect life insurance and other benefits.

Usher poses with Ryan Leslie, producer-turned-singer, who performed live at S.O.B.’s in NYC last night.

Singers Usher and Jimmy Cozier posed after Ryan Leslie’s performance at S.O.B.’s in NY last night. Is it my imagination or does it look like Usher and Jimmy could pass for brothers?

L to R: Hot 97 NY jocks Angie Martinez and Miss Info posed with Dawn Baxter and Dana Baxter at Ryan Leslie’s performance at S.O.B.’s last night in NYC. The ladies went party hopping last night, I see.

Phylicia Fant, director of publicity for Universal Records, made sure erything went smoothly during Ryan Leslie’s performance at S.O.B.’s last night in NYC.

Singers Jazmine Sullivan and Raheem DeVaughn attended Ryan Leslie’s performance at S.O.B.’s last night in NY.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

The Dream made sure his boo Christina Milian’s wig was on straight at his black tie album release party for “Love Vs. Money” at the Hiro Ballroom last night in NYC. “Love Vs. Money” is in stores now.

There’s no truth to the rumor that Christina borrowed her blond wig from former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon.

Fellow blogger and Hot 97 NY jock Miss Info, rapper Ludacris and Hot 97 jock Angie Martinez attended The Dream’s black tie album release party for “Love Vs. Money” at the Hiro Ballroom last night in NYC.

TV personality Kenny Burns and industry veteran Mike Kyser at The Dream’s black tie album release party for “Love Vs. Money” at the Hiro Ballroom last night in NYC.

Rapper Fabolous (no, that wasn’t his dope) was spotted in a corner chillin’ at The Dream’s black tie album release party for “Love Vs. Money” at the Hiro Ballroom last night in NYC.

Cast members of BET’s Harlem Heights attended The Dream’s black tie album release party for “Love Vs. Money” at the Hiro Ballroom last night.

A little Ludacris eye candy for you. I’ve heard so many things about Luda from my stripper friends. Honey, I could write a book.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

Cancer stricken British reality star Jade Goody went home from the hospital yesterday to spend her final days surrounded by her loved ones. This is a sad story, and one that has played itself out in British tv, tabloids and newspapers. Jade was the most famous housemate in 2002’s Big Brother reality series in England. In January, 2007, she made news in America after being evicted from the “Big Brother” house for bullying an Indian housemate and making racist remarks towards her.

Jade went on to capitalize on her fame by selling fitness videos and Jade Goody perfume. In 2008, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer which metastasized (spread) to other organs in her body. She married her fiance Jack Tweed on Feb. 22, 2009 and was Christened along with her two sons in the hospital chapel last week. On Mar. 7, a deranged woman entered Jade’s private hospital room wielding a hammer. The woman was arrested and remains in custody.
Photo: Mavrix Photos

Pulitzer-prize winning author Alice Walker, who turned 65 on Feb. 9, sat down for an interview with the Associated Press in Gaza City, Tuesday, March 10, 2009. She talked about the “catastrophe” that had befallen Gaza and that she hopes she and others can help President Barack Obama “see what we see.” Walker and members of the controversial U.S. anti-war group “Code Pink” toured Gaza this week.

Photos by AP