Yesterday, convicted woman beater Chris Brown took to his Twitter page to defend himself against criticism aimed at his self-released music videos.

This comes on the heels of confidential information I received yesterday from someone close to Brown's camp who called to say Chris Brown is like a "runaway train" whose people have all but abandoned him.

The source said half of CB's entourage, including bodyguards, have been fired or laid off due to brown's cash flow problems.

I bet Chris Brown won't admit that on

"Everyone has abandoned him, including key people at his record label," said the source, who asked to remain anonymous.

"He's pretty much making career decisions on his own. He's like a runaway train and nobody wants to get run over, so they're backing away from him. At some point, attorneys will drop a client if they know that client just won't listen."

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Pop icon Janet Jackson was spotted signing autographs while wearing a house robe outside her London hotel last week. She looks great in anything she wears! Janet's hair is not full enough in the front for bangs though.

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is the newest customer of Louis Stewart. As you know, Mr. Stewart is quietly taking over the luxury handbag market after leaving his position at Louis Vuitton. Timberlake was spotted rocking his brand new snow white Louis Stewart Backpack to the set of his latest video with Pharrell Williams and The Game. Prices for custom made-to-order Louis Stewart backpacks start at $2,500.

Photo: INF DAILY and LouisStewartCollection

Pseudo-singer Ciara was spotted out & about shopping with her new boyfriend at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills yesterday. Where have I seen him before? You know these industry chicks pass men around between them like candy. If that's Ciara's Jeep in the background, that is not a good sign. It means the dude doesn't have his own car.

Or maybe he's one of those weak brothas who prefer aggressive women like Ciara to control him and drive him everywhere. I wouldn't put it past Ciara to have a broke ni**a with no job or even a bank account. To women like Ciara, appearances are everything. As long as he looks better than the last man she was with, she's happy.

We know he's her new boyfriend because her people said so when they called the paparazzi to tell them where she would be. Maybe now CiCi's Stans will believe me when I say Ci and 50 Cent are ancient history. Photo: The Media Circiut/

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From Upscale Hype:

Singer Beyonce Knowles was seen out and about in a distressed Wild Fox “Let Me Eat Cake” T-Shirt (approx. $103), toting a Givenchy Lacquer Nightingale Bag ($716, price varies w/size) and rocking a pair of Christian Louboutin Meree Lace-up Booties ($1,095). Beyonce loves Wild Fox and Louboutin, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her endorse either brand.

Like an albatross hanging around his neck, the BP oil disaster will be Barack Obama's 'Katrina'.

While George Bush took only a few days to mobilize a federal response to the flooding in New Orleans after the hurricane hit in 2005, Obama's administration has gone over a month with no real response to BP's crippled oil rig leaking thousands of barrels of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico.

Back in March, Obama held a press conference to announce he was climbing further into bed with the big oil companies by expanding offshore drilling into the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and opening up areas off of the east coast that were, up to now, protected from offshore drilling.

Obama explained his decision would mean decreased dependency on imported oil from other countries. Major oil companies, such as BP, were naturally ecstatic -- and ready to open their wallets to snap up multi-million dollar offshore leases.

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The major news networks are questioning the leadership of US president Barack Obama for his administration's turtle's pace response to the Gulf oil disaster.

The Kool aid drinkers will say Obama is doing the best he can. But during Obama's campaign for president, he highlighted George Bush's lack of response to the Katrina catastrophe -- and he said he would do better than Bush.

Well, so far, all Obama has done is sit on his hands and deflect blame everywhere else but where it belongs: on his doorstep.

During a live remote from the shorelines of Louisiana last night, ABC's "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer reported on the "anger" that is focused on Washington. "We saw a pickup truck that had a hand painted sign that said 'BP + The Feds = Another Katrina,'" Sawyer reported.

ABC News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazille (who once was an unapologetic kool aid drinker) is now furious at Obama and his administration for not being "tough enough" towards BP. Brazille is a native of Louisiana, where oil from BP's crippled rig is blackening the shoreline.

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Rapper T.I. released his 2nd track from his upcoming album King Uncaged on his website yesterday evening. "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" is the follow up to "I'm Back", his first single since completing his prison sentence in December.

"Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" features a harder T.I. shouting on the track:

Prison ain't change me, it made me worse. Right, 'Pac? If I want it, I'ma come get it. I ain't asking for it — I'mma take it. We takers."

[audio: TI_We-Takers.mp3]

King Uncaged is set to drop on August 17.

Source: TM

Rapper Trina, right, and her ex Missy Elliott partied the night away at the Velvet Room last night.

Trina's CD Amazin' is in stores right now. In a recent interview, Trina blamed the male-dominated rap game on the lack of attention real female MCs receive:

It's always gonna be less recognition for female MCs because it is a male dominated industry. I work as hard as the male artist do, if not more, so I just stay focused on that and continue to keep grinding. I don't let those barriers distract me at all.

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