Rich Girl, the new girl group that is basically a total rip off of Beyonce's singing and style (if you can call it that) is going out on tour with Beyawnce, according to a tweet on their Twitter page.

From Singersroom.com:

The four member group, buzzing on the single "He Ain't With Me Now (Tho)," confirmed the news via Twitter Tuesday night.

"Okay...I just confirmed GREAT news!!!!!! RICHGIRL is officially opening up for BEYONCE!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH! GOD is sooooo good," Audra Simmons wrote.

This means the dumbing down of the music industry is almost complete. Don't expect to hear real music anymore as more and more labels roll out their Beyonce clones. Sigh.

According to RadarOnline.com, soon-to-be divorced Tameka Foster took a page out of the Gold Digger's Guide To Glory, Fame and Wealth (written by Kim Porter) when she had her husband, R&B singer Usher, followed by a private dick (that's detective, get your minds out of the gutter).

From RadarOnline.com:

Usher - full name Usher Raymond -- is now requesting complete disclosure of all documents his bride maintained since their Aug. 3, 2007 wedding, and that includes detective reports, voice and video recordings that may be the product of "surveillance or investigation."

Usher also claims that the pair split last July, a mere 11 months after saying "I do."

This means Tameka was already thinking about a divorce settlement before they even got married. So Usher's divorce action falls right in line with Tameka's plans -- and confirms suspicions that she has the goods on him.

This serves as a warning to all you up-and-coming baller cats who are thinking about wifing an industry whore chick. Industry chicks are devious and constantly plotting. They will spread your business faster and farther than Fed Ex!

Leave the industry chicks in the nightclubs. If you want to find a good clean wholesome woman, go to the supermarket at night. If a woman is shopping for groceries by herself at night, it means she has a day job, no man and no kids.

The Cleveland papers report that NBA star LeBron James and a few of his homies visited Barack Obama in the White House on Monday. This is odd since traditionally the NBA champs visit the president, not the sore losers.

But I guess tradition and protocol go out the window when your home boy is president. I wonder how Kobe Bean and the Lakers feel about LeBron visiting before they even get in the door?

This brings up an interesting fact about Obama refusing to ante up the names of visitors to the White House since he became president.

You may recall that Obama campaigned against such secrecy when Bush was still in the White House. Obama didn't see any reason why the White House visitors list should be kept a secret. But now that he is president, of course he changes his tune.

Well, there's a federal lawsuit winding its way through the courts -- and a federal judge has twice ordered that the Secret Service produce the list of names. But ole Obama is stubbornly blocking the release of those names until the case reaches the Supreme court I guess.

This means that information which should be made public is being withheld by Obama, who promised transparency in his administration. Lol.

This also means that Obama can sneak a chick or two into the White House and we, or for that matter, Michelle Obama, would never know it.

I missed the premiere of Jada Pinkett-Smith's new nursing series HawthoRNe last night. For those of you who also missed it and want to catch up, you can go here to watch the full episode.

My take on HawthoRNe after watching the full episode is that Jada is still not a convincing actress (she never was). But she does a decent job as the feisty head nurse of a county hospital. But I think the producers got Jada's job title wrong (or maybe it was intentional?)

As far as I know, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) doesn't make routine rounds on nursing units or concern herself with hands-on patient care. But we are talking about a TV show here.

The only problem I had with the show was the depiction of the male nurse as some kind of joke or oddity in nursing. That is so no true.

In fact, male nurses are highly respected in the profession and favored over us female nurses. In some hospitals they even draw a higher salary than us to perform the same basic nursing duties. It's just difficult to get men to come into the nursing profession because it is considered to be a female-dominated field.

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Trailer for Tiny and Toya series premiere on BET, June 30.

Please stop hating on these young ladies who managed to overcome their many obstacles to make a good life for themselves and their children. Uplift them and congratulate them. We are the only race that continuously drags our own people down while the other races and nationalities point and laugh at us.

Oh, by the way, I've been invited to the premiere party. So look out for more info on that!

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Poor Gabrielle Union is about to go broke. In addition to being labeled the industry bicycle due to her rumored exploits with married men, she's now claiming to be under attack by urban blogs. Mind you, no one would be talking about Gabby at all if it weren't for these same blogs 'attacking' her.

Anyway, Gabrielle followed the advice of some legal goon who convinced her that she could win a defamation case against a certain blog that she claims slandered her good name. The only problem is that blogs, like all media, are protected under the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Additionally, Gabby is a public figure who is considered to be "incapable of further defamation" -- meaning that her reputation (as the aforementioned industry bicycle) is so poor that defaming her can do no further damage to her reputation (yes, the law actually recognizes people like that).

After I posted pics from ATLPICS.net of Jeezy and Gucci Mane partying at Obsession Sundays at the Velvet Room this past Sunday, I received a few calls from casual acquaintances asking if Jeezy and Gucci Mane were really at the spot on Sunday. The answer is, yes they were there.

From what I hear, Jeezy dropped a diss record naming Gucci Mane. Gucci responded with his own diss record featuring Snoop Dogg, who was also in the spot. Both tracks were played at the Velvet Room on Sunday.

But no bows were thrown between the camps. And no gunshots rang out because both rappers are tight with Alex Gidewon, the local businessman who manages and promotes the Velvet Room. So why would they show him disrespect and tear up his club over some silly diss records? Grown men do know when to just chill when in mixed company.

Folks need to understand that most of this 'beefin' is just entertainment anyway to get you talking and to make records fly out of the stores.

The homie Nahright (with a little help from Miss Info) breaks down the so-called beef between Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Meanwhile, both men will hit the stage at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash this weekend.

They say being in love is akin to being temporarily insane because the chemical imbalance in your brain is about the same.

So we shall assume that Usher Raymond IV temporarily lost all his marbles when he fell in love with professional gold digger and human incubator, Tameka Foster.

He's good now that he has officially filed for divorce from that tramp.

Today, Tameka fired back by labeling Usher a "dog" in one of her endless tweets on the micro-blogging site Twitter.com.

But she wasn't singing that tune before Usher filed for divorce. In fact, Tameka fabricated whole lies online about their relationship -- long after he was gone. Talking about "my husband" this and "Usher" that, all the while knowing Usher wasn't sharing her bed for a year now.

Her loopey followers -- who still believe Tameka is just misunderstood -- eat up her tweets like honey from a queen bee.

I guess the only question that's left to ask is: who will be her next victim? I'm sure she's working on your man, er, I mean, a man right now.

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As some of you know by now, pop legend Cher's daughter Chastity Bono is undergoing a sex change operation to become a man.

According to California law, Chastity, aka Chaz, can change her gender legally to a man once her breasts are lopped off. She doesn't even need a penile implant or anything else surgically removed. So does that mean cancer patients who have their breasts removed can be identified as male too? Who writes these laws?

Once Chaz -- whom friends refer to as "he" or "him" -- is legally recognized as a man under California law, she will marry her fiancee Jennifer Elia. I'm guessing that means Jen will no longer be a lesbian.

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I guess even Superstars like Rihanna can have their off days -- and yesterday was an off day for her.

Nothing came together for Rihanna as she left her hotel in NYC yesterday -- not her hair, dress, shoes or makeup. It was all a disorganized mess, which is uncharacteristic for the style icon.

Her jacket was two sizes too large. Her dress was one size too short and too wrinkled.

Her blackened, chipped toenails were not the biz. And her reddened toes looked like they were squealing to be set free from her polka dot pumps.

More RIhanna Off-Day pics after the break!

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R&B crooner Usher is back on the market after filing for divorce from his estranged wife Tameka Foster last week. His pics are worth a little extra to the tabloids now that he filed to dissolve his contentious marriage.

So when Usher touched down in NYC after a flight from L.A. today, the paps went crazy. One hapless pap nearly tripped over a piece of luggage while trying to capture video footage on Usher -- who found the entire scene quite amusing. I guess usher has a lot to smile about these days.

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