Yankees pitcher Alex Rodriguez returned his daughter Natasha to her mom Cynthia after their visitation yesterday in NYC. A-Rod and Cynthia separated after she learned he was sacking 50-year-old Madonna. Isn't a man spending quality time with his daughter a beautiful thing! All you see in the malls here in Atlanta are men shopping solo with their daughters as more and more women turn to other women for sexual gratification. Yeah, it's a mess here in Atlanta, chile. If you're planning on moving here, you have been warned.

X-Men Wolverines actor Hugh Jackman was spotted strolling with his biracial adopted son Oscar yesterday in NYC.

The day before that Hugh spent time with both of his adopted kids, Oscar and Ava Eliot. Aren't they cute? Makes me want to run out and adopt a couple of kids for myself.
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*Yawwwn* My bad, it's early in the morning and I haven't had my shot of espresso yet. Anyway, former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and British chanteuse Estelle attended BMI's 57th Annual Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. Not sure if they won anything.

R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton and Estelle displayed their best prison poses at BMI's 57th Annual Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. Aren't they crute?

Super producer Polow Da Don didn't look too thrilled to win a BMI award last night. Congrats to him!

Up-and-coming singer Steph Jones was flanked by two lovelies Kiely Williams (Cheetah Girls, 3LW), left, and Sabrina Bryan at the BMI Awards last night.

Playwright/director Tyler Perry was cheesing hard while posing with actor Will Smith at the 2009 Turner Upfront at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night. They say Will Smith won't star in any of Perry's films because he already has enough problems with those persistent down low rumors.

Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs attended Tiger Woods' Tiger Jam 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday (5/16) in Las Vegas.

Now watch the conspiracy theorists among my readers start emailing me about Diddy and Tiger's secret Masonic handshake which looks like a typical ordinary handshake to me. But what do I know.

Rapper Fabolous on the set of his video for "Loso's Way" in NYC on Monday.

Producer/singer Ryan Leslie, aka Drake II, visited the video set of Fabolous' "Loso's Way" on Monday in NYC.

I laughed my azz off last night when a close industry friend asked me if DJ Unique was the same one who married Talib Kweli, lol! She screamed, "OMG! THAT'S A MAN?," when I told her that DJ Unique was a Metrosexual male, and that it was DJ Eque who married Talib Kweli. (I'm still laughing!!)

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GIRL HUSH! You know you can't sing! Ashanti screamed performed during "The Wiz" At Encores! Summer Stars Series in NYC yesterday. Aren't you glad you weren't there?

Rap artist T.I. attended game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and the Nuggets at the Staples Center last night. I'm told T.I. and Tiny held that 1st birthday party for their baby son Major Philant at their manse in Atlanta on Sunday instead of in Miami on Saturday so all of their friends and family could attend. Wasn't that nice of them?

Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta cheered on Kobe Bean and the wack azz Lakers during last night's fixed Western Conference Finals game 1 at Staples Center. Does the National Basketball Association issue whistles to ALL the referees on the floor or just one? I've never seen so many blatantly missed calls during a basketball game! Of course, Kobe got all the help he needed from the refs to beat the Denver Nuggets. The NBA is determined to make sure that Kobe meets LeBron in the Finals.

Super producer Timbaland sat courtside at the game with his wife, former publicist Monique Idlett. I'm sure she's waving at the referees for looking the other way and letting Kobe Bean get away with all those fouls. Monique wouldn't be laughing if she knew what I know about her man though.

Legendary actor Jack Nicholson looks like he's telling the Nuggets' Chauncey Billups, "The fix is in son!"

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According to Page Six, the mystery man Rihanna was seen locking lips with at the strip club on Sunday was up-and-coming rapper Drake. *Yawn*

Page Six claims the two were at it again last night at the Lucky Strike lanes in Manhattan. I'm not even going to post the blurb from Page Six because, unlike some bloggers, my eyes are trained to recognize a publicity stunt from the few legit stories that the Post publishes.

I realize that Page Six editors must continue to entertain this sort of nonsense if they want to continue receiving exclusive scoops from certain publicists in order to pay their staff in these sad economic times. I'm glad I don't have those types of problems because I will always have a real job to fall back on.

Besides that, I would hope Rihanna has better taste in men than Drake and Chris Brown who both look like they stepped out of a Saturday morning cartoon.

By the way, I wonder what Drake's current flame Bria Myles has to say about being forced to sit on the back burner while her man gallivants around town with Rihanna trying to get some shine for himself?

R&B Diva Monica and rapper Rocko have a love that has withstood the test of time. It doesn't matter if they are married or not, their relationship demonstrates the mutual respect and maturity that bonds two people together and makes a relationship strong.

And let's not forget that the two children produced by the union are well taken care of.

Rocko recently shot a video for his track "Finesse" off his album Self Made in Atlanta. Accompanying him on the set and in the video were his fiancee Mo and their children Rodney III and Romelo.

Visit ATLPICS.net for more pics from the set!

I think it's tacky for a man to expose his skivvies in public -- I don't care how expensive the drawls cost or whose name is on the waistband. It's tacky.

Anyway, who do you think wore it worse: Flo Rida or Jermaine Dupri? Both look kinda gay, but only one has a mammoth tattoo of Janet Jackson etched into his torso. At least he'll be easy to identify if he's ever found face down in a ditch somewhere.


T.I. speaks on Atlanta rap artist Dolla who appears with him in this video which was filmed earlier this year. Meanwhile, there are more questions than answers in the aftermath of the senseless murder of the young rapper whose life was cut short yesterday in Beverly Hills.

The following is mostly speculation, so please do not quote from this post.

[hidepost]Friends say Dolla "got into it" with his traveling companions who left Atlanta with him on board a flight to L.A. on Monday where he supposedly was working on his album.

Dolla's traveling companions allegedly included Aubrey Berry, 23, of Snellville (who was later taken into custody at LAX), an unidentified female and Scrapp Deleon, who originally called himself Lil Scrappy but changed his nick after he was told another Atlanta rapper had the same name.

Scrapp, his little brother SAS and their cousin Dolla were members of the teen group Da Razkalz Cru based out of Atlanta in 2001. Dolla lived with Scrapp, SAS and their mother for a time in Stone Mountain, GA.

Friends say Dolla was a well-mannered boy growing up, but he couldn't escape the lure of the streets. He became known as a young thug with a reputation for violence and starting fights in nightclubs from Atlanta to Chicago. Friends recall a recent altercation between Dolla, his crew and the management of a popular Atlanta nightspot. The brawl cleared out the nightspot after Dolla and his crew started throwing glass and bottles.

After arguing on board the flight, the travel companions allegedly split up upon landing. Friends say a male and female followed Dolla and a friend, DJ Shabazz, to the upscale Beverly Center mall where there was an altercation. Witnesses say the female produced a gun, and with deliberate malice shot Dolla once in the head in the valet area of the mall.

The police have not confirmed if a female was the shooter, but according to the LA Times, witnesses saw a female firing a handgun at Dolla.

All 3 travel companions were taken into custody at LAX. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun -- of the type police carry -- in Berry's waistband. Berry is currently being held on $1 million. The male and female remain in custody but have not been charged.

Friends question how Berry came into possession of the 9mm handgun so soon after landing in L.A. and whether or not he passed through Atlanta Hartsfield security checkpoint with the gun undetected.

Again, most of this is speculation so please do not quote from this post.[/hidepost]

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