Rapper Ludacris cut a dashing figure at the at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event in West Hollywood last nght.

Actress Gabrielle Union showed off her small curves at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday.

Actress Taraji P. Henson (L) and recording artist/actress Mary J. Blige attended the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last night.

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R&B Singer Ginuwine and Rapper Sole celebrated at the launch party for Moki Media PR last night.

Now that Solange Knowles’ recording career is going nowhere, she’s taken up the art of DJ’ing and some people are saying she’s really good at it. There’s no telling what her sister Beyonce Knowles, right, is going to do when her career ends. The sisters attended a ‘Relief For Haiti Edition’ party benefiting Yele Haiti at The Eldridge on Tuesday in NYC.

Gabourey Sidibe looks like she dropped a few pounds. The ‘Precious’ star attended the Australian premiere of “Precious” at the Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, Australia this morning while you were sleeping.

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Loyal reader Gina wonders if there might be something a little off with burlesque singer Beyonce. In this video clip from Bey’s upcoming 60 Minutes interview, she appears to morph into Sasha Fierce mode, which she says is her uninhibited onstage persona. But Beyonce is not onstage in this clip. It’s obvious that Bey can no longer distinguish between her two inner personalities.

The question is: does Beyonce really believe she’s Sasha Fierce? And is she in permanent Sasha Fierce mode because she can no longer cope with the harsh realities of the outside world?

Gina writes:

This had Sandra Rose-Medical moment written all over it, its the preview to Beyonce being on 60 minutes. Somewhere Ed Bradley is spinning in his grave.

Has Whitney Houston been on 60 minutes? Janet Jackson? heck Diana Ross? The promo is called “What Makes Beyonce Tick.” I don’t know if this is Beyonce in this clip or Sasha Fierce, I get so confused and all distinguishing between the two.


According to Ralph Lauren’s website, the Classic-fit limited edition 100% cotton mesh Polo shirts for men and women are priced at $98 and are available online only.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt will be donated to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund and its ongoing commitment to rebuilding Haiti. So you can be stylish and a philanthropic at the same time!

Colors are available in Red, black, White and Fall Blue

Styles also come in Custom fit for men and skinny fit for women

I’m not feeling the back of the shirts though

Thanks to loyal reader Tiffany Sade for the tip!

Props to R&B Diva Monica for listening to her fans and extending her next single “Everything To Me” to a full version. “Everything” was produced by Missy Elliott, who initially didn’t see a need to extend the single from its original length of 2:23, saying it was “short, but sweet and straight to the point.”

But Mo’s fans made their opinions loud and clear on social networking sites like Twitter.com. The label then made the decision to add a bridge and additional tweaks, and we love the result.

Monica’s new album ‘Still Standing’ is set for release on March 9!

Which big time Atlanta rapper is being dragged into court once again to increase his child support payments? That is, if the process server can catch up to him. The rapper and the baby mama had reached an agreement some years ago on monthly child support payments. But now the child is older and his private school here in Atlanta is eating up much of her support which doesn’t even amount to the payments on, let’s say, a Lamborghini… No, it isn’t Yung Joc.


Which popular local radio DJ can breathe easier now that a paternity test came back negative? The baby mama in question is a local stripper. I’m not going to name the DJ because he’s a nice guy. But he also has a wife and kids sooooo he gets no points for cheating on her. I’m putting this out there in case you ladies don’t realize your men are doing a little more than just hanging out with the boys at the strip clubs.

Actress and former First lady of Turks & Caicos LisaRaye dances to Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember”. LisaRaye shows us how she won the audition for her role in 1998’s ‘The Players Club’.

Watching her get down, it’s hard to believe LisaRaye is 42! Can your auntie bust a move like that?

Don’t forget LisaRaye will be in town this weekend to host the Trumpet Awards. While she’s here she plans to sit down with me for part 2 of our exclusive interview with the Diva!

So have your questions ready!

Thanks to Thad over at ExclusiveAccess.net for sending these behind the scenes photos taken on the set of Shawty Lo’s “WTF” video shoot in Atlanta yesterday with rapper Lil Wayne.

Wayne, a New Orleans native, has less than two weeks of freedom left before he reports to a NY state prison to serve out a one year sentence after pleading guilty to weapons charges in October. Wayne, 27, joins the growing list of rappers who trade in their sagging jeans for a prison jumpsuit while still at the top of their game.

Doesn’t Monica’s man Rocko look like Lil Rocko wearing his daddy’s clothes? that boy is the spitting image of Rocko.

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