Did you know there's a new trend called Posing or Pose? I just found out about it on the social networking site Twitter.com.

Apparently, trannies like Leiomy Maldonado, who quit that Vogue Evolution's group that gained a little shine on America's Dance Crew TV show -- have a growing cult following among college students.

Anyway, these young girls are emulating the full fledged, over-the-top hair extravagance that transgenders like Leiomy are known for. In other words they LOVE that tranny look. That's crazy to me. What do you think?

Some time ago, we busted up a few cliques in the comments and deleted the worst offenders who then went down the road to hurl rocks at us from someone else's yard. It was all good. For a while things were quiet around here.

But now it seems the cliques have formed again with new ringleaders. My regular readers are noticing a disturbing trend.

Loyal reader Kendhra writes:

Hey Sandra!!!

I know there are a million folks who can replace anyone who decides to never come back, but what rings out to me is the respect that posters should show for YOUR business. The support, respect, and appreciation for being able to post a blog on your site should be kept in mind at all times. That is YOUR blog, and sometimes I feel people get a little carried away when they lash out at other posters because of what they don't know or like/dislike.

But here are some examples;

    * Charles Says:
    Who the **** are these random people who stan for random artists
    Isn't registration closed??

    * KaraZ Says:
    Charles I'm with you (scary thought). Who left the momofuking gates open?

If I'm taking this too seriously, let me know. It's just irritating to see this happen so much, because I feel bad for the newer people posting who will read these types of comments. I'm not the spokesperson for the people, but this is pretty bitter.


This is from Byron Crawford's blog. Please direct your hate mail to him, not me:

Just received a followup email from the guy who emailed me yesterday saying Drake's video ho Shakur gave him genital warts, He said she was dating someone from XXL named Charles. I don't know anyone there named Charles (not that I know hardly anyone who works there), but I thought it might be this guy Carl I used to work with.

And I quote:

    Yes you are right his name is Carl not Charles the person who told me he was the guy just text me and said it was Carl. I don't know the guy personally I just remember seeing his name in Shakur's text messages and it started with a C and he worked for XXL magazine.

I should have known something was up when they gave a video ho her own guest blog.

You'll recall that, earlier this year, I laid out my plan to score with one of the girls from XXL's Eye Candy section, in one of the very few columns I wrote for the dead tree version of the magazine. Then, a while later, I read where some guy had been caught tricking women into having sex with him by claiming he worked for XXL.

Carl has since left XXL for BET. Hmm...

Do I need to do a Medical Minute on genital warts for those rappers who might now know they caught the STD from her? Wow, this tramp is really shaking up the industry. More on Shakur latah...

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.

Read more »

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?