Oh, you didn't know we had paparazzi in Atlanta? We do now! Prince Williams of ATL Pics and his team of photographers are everywhere they need to be to get the hawt shots!

Last night, ATL Pics caught former Pretty Ricky lead singer Pleasure P out & about in the ATL with his girlfriend Bria, who just happens to be the oldest daughter of comedian Eddie Murphy!

The happy couple were shocked to see the paparazzi waiting for them outside Aja restaurant in Buckhead. Later that night they showed up at the Netherworld Haunted House arm in arm.

A scary chainsaw murderer sent Bria screaming and running into her man's arms at Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross.

Bria, who will be 20 on November 18, has been a busy young lady lately! When she's not keeping up with her man Pleasure P, she's shooting videos with the industry elite. Last week, she played Gucci Mane's love interest in Usher's video.

Bria gets her good looks from her gorgeous mama, the former Mrs. Murphy, Nicole Mitchell.

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I keep hearing this chick's name -- Melanie Fiona, but I've never heard her sing until today. I'm impressed with her pipes! What a refreshing departure from the Beyonces, Ameries, Ashantis, Christina Milians and all the other image-first singers in the industry who can't hold a note. This beautiful lady can blow!

In this video, Melanie (and her camera crew) venture to Canada for the second stop in her series of live performances. The Bridge, available on iTunes.


For those who still think Usher's baby mama Tameka Foster is this misunderstood, innocent woman who is being persecuted by the blogs, here is evidence that she is not so innocent and she brings most of the drama on herself.

As I told you yesterday, Trampeka went to the trouble of locating a blogger all the way in Canada who said something about her that she didn't like. So Trampeka called the journalist's phone and left a profane message.

Apparently, the Tramp didn't care who heard it so Kemi put the audio on YouTube for all to hear. Beware if you're a blogger who writes unsavory things about the Tramp because she will call your crib from a blocked number.

Thanks to Kemi of Hiphossip.com, for the video link!

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is sometimes referred to as a "mini stroke" or a "warning sign" of an impending stroke. It is caused by a disruption of blood supply to a particular area of the brain by a blood clot in your brain or neck.

Your blood carries oxygen to the brain. Therefore, if the blood supply is disrupted by a clot, it could result in death of the brain (nerve) cells in that area.

A TIA is categorized as a mini stroke because the symptoms lasts less than 24 hours. Most TIAs last less than 5 minutes. If the symptoms lasts longer than 24 hours it is referred to as a Cardiovascular Accident (CVA) or stroke. Some people experience a TIA and don't even know it.

It's important to recognize the symptoms because a mini stroke (TIA) usually precedes a stroke which causes permanent damage to the brain/nerve cells.

Temporary Symptoms of a TIA (less than 24 hours)

  • Weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis)
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Headache, migraines
  • Visual disturbances (blurred vision, flashes of light)
  • Numbness or tingling on one side (paresthesia)

Some people who experience one or more TIAs will likely have a stroke later on. Recognizing and treating a TIA is the best way to reduce your risk of having a stroke. If you experience the above symptoms, call 911 or have someone transport you to a local emergency room immediately.

If your doctor diagnoses a TIA he or she will prescribe blood thinners or Aspirin to prevent clots from forming in your blood stream which can lead to a stroke. Your doctor will also run an EKG or ECG (Electrocardiogram) to determine if you have a preexisting heart condition (arrhythmia's) that can cause TIAs or strokes.

This has been your Medical Minute.

More info on the Web

Transient Ischemic Attack - TIA -- American Heart Assoc.
Transient Ischemic Attack -- MayoClinic
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke) -- eMedicine

As always, any medical information published on this blog is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

According to online sources, actor Jude Law's baby mama, model Samantha Burke, got $300,000 for baby pics of their daughter Sophia.

Hello! magazine reportedly coughed up the cash for a cover shot.

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, on the other hand, reportedly received a measly $30,000 for exclusive pics of her and Punk's baby son, Punk Jr.

Why the discrepancy? Because there are two A-lists in Hollywood -- the one that matters most, and the other list. Unfortunately, J-Hud is at the top of the other list.

Look what Jessica Lawlor, girlfriend of Manchester City football player Stephen Ireland, did to her ride. This is a no-no here in the states. Even the hardest dope boy knows better than to trick out a Bentley with pinstripes, after market rims with painted lip and ground effects.

That kind of customization work may look cute on the car but it sends the resale value of the Bentley plummeting.

Lawlor was actually driving even though she's on the other side of the car. In England we drive on the right side of the road. It's you Americans who drive on the wrong side. Click the pic to see larger image.

Photos: Splash News Online

It looks like reality TV personality Kimora Lee Hounsou is stuffing her face in between breaks filming her reality series.

According to Miss Jia, K was spotted out at the Teen Vogue Fashion University event in New York. Miss Jia thinks that it’s awesome that K and her ex-husband Rusell Simmons get along so well after he threatened to expose her down low past.

Miss Jia is too kind to Kimora. Me, on the other hand, I can't stand the heifer. She gets no love on this blog. Hey Kimora, may I suggest you put down the turkey breast and lift some celery sticks to your mouth instead?

You remember country singer Taylor Swift don't you? The girl who destroyed rapper kanye West's career when he came for her mic on the VMAs last month?

Kanye's life (and career) has never been the same -- and Taylor is now a household name.

Well, the entire Internet is buzzing after Taylor and her boyfriend, Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner, were snapped leaving the Beverly Hills Wilshire hotel after spending the night together last night.

This may not mean much to you, but trust me, it's big news. Taylor has that "satisfied after glow" look on her face. The same look that Rihanna used to have the morning after coupling with convicted felon Chris Brown.

The two appeared very shy when we snapped them walking through the lobby, but our photographers on the scene tell X17online exclusively, "These two weren't going to any great length to hide the fact that they were spending the night together! They could have been a lot sneakier if they wanted to, and we spotted them leaving early this morning." Read more...

I hope Taylor Lautner's fans can handle this news without slitting their wrists.

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If you are considering becoming a blogger, please prepare yourself to get emails like this one from readers who don't agree with your point of view.

Loyal reader Treecee writes:

I am very confused by your outright attacks on black women when you recently displayed yourself to be very petty and childlike when addressing your issues with miss Necole B_____ [pictured above during her stripper days]. What makes me even more upset is you have the incredulous nerve to generalize that all black women are as petty and cruel as you are yet claim to be above.

It even seems as though you are being sarcastic in speaking about the YBF blogger. The sad thing about the whole situation is you will never see where I am coming from because you seem to be full of so much hate and set in your hateful ways however, its that same sarcastic and hateful demeanor that gives you an edge over your competitors and have readers coming back for more of your point of views including myself.

But I was dreadfully turned off at the way you handle the situation with another successful black woman and then to my utter surprise you claim to find women who do the same pathetic. I am sure u can see the irony no matter how much pride u seem to have.

And I know what you are going to say, if I don't like it I can read a next blog right? Well at the end of the day you are funny and I just thought I will share my thoughts but it is not that I dislike you.


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Besides Michael, Marlon was always my favorite Jackson 5 brother because they were closer to my age until Randy joined the group, then he was closer to my age.

Marlon Jackson, 52, visited attorney Daniel R. "Meach" Meachum in his Atlanta office last week.

Mr. Meachum has more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation, premises liability, products liability, and entertainment and sports law. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina Central University and completed law school at Howard University.

He's a good looking man too. I wonder if he's married? You can hit him up on his Twitter page and find out.

Photo by Horace Henry

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Last week Barack Obama declared the H1N1 virus a national emergency giving hospitals more leeway to act quickly in meeting the needs of patients with the swine flu. The declaration eases federal restrictions on processing paperwork such as asking less questions on Medicare/Medicaid forms in an effort to speed up treatment.

The emergency declaration is in response to the "many millions" of widespread cases of swine flu across America. Though many of the cases have been mild, and only 1,000 H1N1 deaths have been confirmed in the U.S., including 100 children.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends children below the age of 18 be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus.

Yet the White House says the First daughters will not be vaccinated against the swine flu due to "their risk," which I assume to mean the Obamas feel that Sasha and Malia are not at risk to contract swine flu.

Could that be because there have been far greater illnesses and deaths caused by the regular flu this year? Not to mention, HIV/AIDS will kill more people this year than the H1N1 virus.

All of which leads conspiracy theorists to ponder why Obama called this national emergency when there kind of isn't one.

Is this an attempt to divert attention away from Obama's other problems such as Afghanistan, health care and the tripling national deficit? Or is it, as others argue, an attempt to circumvent the Bill of Rights, to rob us of our right to be safe from government search and seizure?

As you know, under a national emergency, police have the power to enter any home or office without a search warrant. It also gives the government power to force vaccinations on the entire population -- and the power to arrest you if you don't take the shot.

Since the swine flu was declared a pandemic last Spring, there have only been 5000 deaths reported worldwide. AIDS killed 2 million people worldwide in 2007 alone.