This Mashonda chick just can’t seem to get over losing her cheating dog husband Swizz Beatz to Alicia Keys.

Mashonda, who is going through a divorce from Beatz, wrote this long letter on Twitter.com (using Twitlonger.com) in response to some random tweet that Alicia Keys wrote last week that Mashonda felt was disrespectful.

She promises to keep posting that letter on Twitter until AK responds. But writing a book on twitter isn’t going to bring Tucan Sam back to her or make Alicia Keys respect her.

Her seeming desperation only gives the home wrecker that much more power over her. No doubt, Alicia Keys is somewhere laughing at Mashonda, who portrays herself to be a strong woman yet she comes off as weak, manipulative, bitter, clingy nag — the exact reasons why her man probably left her in the first place.

Still, Mashonda didn’t need a 10,000 character letter to say:

“I made a poor decision in marrying the wrong man. But thank God he is someone else’s problem now. Thank you Alicia Keys for opening my eyes. I once was blind, but now I see!

If you haven’t read Mashonda’s letter yet, read it after the break.

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Most of you know Janet Jackson confirmed to Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she and producer mogul Jermaine Dupri had split after 7 years together.

Not surprisingly, no one seemed to care. That’s probably because everyone knew it was just another publicity stunt cooked up by the duo whose stars are fading fast. Maybe that explains why they dropped the facade in Milan, Italy and attended Donatella Versace’s afterparty together over the weekend.

The reality is that there is very little industry buzz concerning these two breaking up or staying together. Which does not bode well for either of them. As I told you in an earlier post, for years I heard rumors about JD stepping out on Janet and how she even moved into a condo here in Atlanta to be closer to him.

Industry folk often called me and after some small talk they would say something along the lines of, “Isn’t it a shame that JD is dogging Janet out?” But there are certain rumors that I won’t write about especially if they concern certain Atlanta celebs. But since Janet let the cat out of the bag in that Harper’s Bazaar interview, I figured the coast was clear to spill the dirt. After viewing the pics in Milan, it seems I spoke too soon.

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A few celebs and ball players turned out to attend Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s sham made-for-TV wedding yesterday. It’s a shame that public figures have to resort to publicity stunts to stay relevant now because they have no known talent. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress and the groom wore Armani. OK! magazine has the exclusive on the wedding pics. I hope those pics are worth the $300,000 the mag shelled out for that exclusive.


Kobe Bryant and wife



Singer/songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and wife



LA Lakers player Ron Artest



Former Cheetah Girls member Adrienne Bailon

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This Morning Wood is strictly for the fellas! Struggling R&B singer Trey Song strikes questionable gay poses in the current issue of Urban Ink magazine. These heavily Photoshopped pics of Trey look like they came straight out a gay themed magazine or a male online dating service. Trey has the gay poses down to perfection (and why not?) He tries so hard doesn’t he? And he wonders why we bloggers keep spilling his tea.

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It was like a scene straight out of the classic book Lord of the Flies. But instead of British schoolboys descending into savagery and killing each other on a bucolic deserted island, we have Chicago area schoolboys beating 16-year old honor roll student Derrion Albert to death in the South Side Roseland neighborhood last Thursday (9/24).

What’s equally as disturbing as watching children turn on children in this video is watching the savagery unfold through the eyes of the nig-norant videographer who reacts gleefully to the senseless violence as if he’s watching a video game come to life.

The video shows Derrion in the mix of a street brawl that erupted between dozens of his fellow Christian Fenger Academy High School students as school let out around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Derrion can be seen at the 45 sec. mark swinging wildly at a teen. As he does so, another teen wearing a red jacket over the same high school uniform as Derrion’s, comes up behind him and strikes him over the head with a 2×4 board.

Derrion crumpled to the ground in the parking lot adjacent to a community center in the 300 block of West 111th Street. As he struggled to get to his feet, a younger boy, wearing a dark shirt and Chicago Bulls shorts, dropped him again with a vicious punch to the jaw.

Derrion tries to rise again and stumbles a few yards to a street corner where the young savages realize he’s easy prey and set upon him with their fists, feet and boards.

Several youth workers, and a passerby who abandoned his truck in the street, helped drag the mortally wounded boy into the nearby Agape Community Center. Police arrived on the scene seconds later and remained with them until an ambulance arrived.

According to the coroner, Derrion died from massive bleeding in the brain caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Four students in all were injured in the melee.

Monique Bond, Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman, tried to distance Fenger Academy from the violence that claimed the life of one of its students.

According to the Sun-Times, Bond said the school district was told there is possibly a conflict between two gang “factions,” but “it has nothing to do with the school.”

But clearly the video shows otherwise as most of the participants in the brawl, including the assailants, wore Fenger Academy school uniforms.

Chicago police were questioning several “persons of interest” Sunday night in connection with the fatal beating.

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It is rare occurrence when the case of a missing black woman makes national headlines. And even rarer when that missing black woman is a lesbian.

From CBS News Crimesider blog:

A woman who was arrested at a Malibu, Calif. restaurant went missing after she was released hours later from a sheriff’s station, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mitrice Richardson, 24, was reportedly intoxicated and unable to pay her $89 bill at Geoffrey’s restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu about 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, the newspaper reported.

Deputies arrested Richardson at the Malibu-Lost Hills station, where they booked her on suspicion of not paying for the meal and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Los Angeles Times.

She was released about 1:25 a.m. the next day, he said.

“She exhibited no signs of mental illness or intoxication,” said Whitmore, explaining why she was released. “She was fine. She’s an adult.”

According to her mother, Latice Sutton, a manager she spoke to at Geoffrey’s said Richardson appeared to be in “no condition to drive.”

Sutton told the newspaper that she called the Malibu-Lost Hills station to ask about posting bail and picking up her daughter, but deputies told her they had released her because they did not have room to keep her in jail.

“They allowed her to walk out of that facility and down that road in the pitch black night,” Richardson’s father, Michael, told the Times. “That’s not right. Now, I just want to find my child.”

The woman’s mother said deputies told her nearby residents had called to say a woman was sleeping on porches, indicating to her that Richardson was stumbling around a nearby residential neighborhood early Friday, the Times reported.

Richardson is African-American, 5-foot-5-inches and approximately 135 pounds. She has brown, curly hair and hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans, police said. According to a flyer made by her family, Richardson has tattoos on her lower abdomen and behind her neck.

Police asked anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 485-5381, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 after business hours or on weekends.

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The NY Education commissioner ordered an investigation into a video showing school children singing songs deifying Barack Obama.

B. Bernice Young Elementary School in New Jersey was put on temporary lock down yesterday after death threats were phoned to the school’s principal.

In a statement to FOXNews.com, Education Department spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said the commissioner would review the matter. She said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without “inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom.”

“In addition, it is our understanding the teacher in question retired at the end of the last school year,” the statement continued.

Parents were outraged as the video depicting their children singing praises to Barack Hussein Obama went viral on YouTube and other media outlets yesterday.

Parents and conservatives accused the school of indoctrinating their children into Obama’s “communist regime.”

One song that the children sang was a remix of “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” but Jesus’ name was replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama.”

“I’m stunned — I can’t believe it’s our school,” said Jim Pronchik, who told FOXNews.com his 8-year-old son Jimmy was one of the 18 students in the video. “We don’t want to praise this guy like he’s a god or an idol or a king or anything like that. That’s the wrong message to be sending.”

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A teacher uses profanity to get through to a hardened streetwise thug who used the ‘N’ word in his classroom. This boy is a perfect example of a lost young man who doesn’t have a male role model at home.

I’m not saying the teacher was right, because respect goes both ways. But we don’t know what transpired before another student began recording the verbal exchange.

I did notice that all the boys were wearing shirts and ties, which might explain why they, for the most part, behaved civilized.

Kanye West has 99 problems and hard liquor is just one of them. We don’t believe Kanye’s camp when they say his drinking problem made him go onstage and act a fool at the VMAs. But we do give Kanye’s camp a little credit for trying.

We know that Kanye had some sort of promo deal with Hennessy or he wouldn’t have had that bottle in his hand for the entire show. It was also revealed that both Kanye and Taylor Swift are represented by the same agent. So there you have it.

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Rumor has it Kanye is considering checking into rehab! According to Star, Kanye has been boozing ever since his mother Donda died one day after receiving a tummy tuck in November 2007.

An insider tells the mag, “His drinking is getting worse — and when he has too much, he can be mean and obnoxious. If he doesn’t get help soon, things could really spiral out of control.”

Apparently he’s planning on checking in after his Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga wraps up in January. “Kanye’s afraid to go to rehab, but he knows he needs help and is taking steps in the right direction.”

Why wait until the tour is over to go into rehab? Why not go now? Because this excuse, like everything else Kanye does, is a bunch of BS.