Former Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL star linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested on Thursday, May 6, and charged with raping a 16-year-old girl inside a Holiday Inn motel room. This is not Taylor's first run-in with the law. He has a history of drug and alcohol-related offenses, and he once referred to his mansion as a "crack house."

But these new charges threaten to damage Taylor's carefully cultivated public image -- and his marriage to his 3rd wife.

Taylor, who has 3 grown children with an ex-wife, was released on $75,000 bond yesterday. His attorney was quick to say Taylor did not have sex with the runaway-turned prostitute. Arthur Aidala called Taylor a “loving family man.”

“My client did not have sex with anybody,” Aidala said. “Lawrence Taylor did not rape anybody.”

But police say Taylor paid the teen $300 in cash for her services. Normally a man doesn't pay that much cash for services not rendered.

According to online reports, the teenager was a runaway. Her family reported her missing in March. She met up with 36-year-old parolee, Rasheed Davis, who was prowling a Bronx, NY bus stop. Davis offered her food and a warm bed to sleep in. After moving her in with him, Davis quickly pimped her out to clients for sexual favors.

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Rap Diva Trina wanted the world to know that her reunion with former boyfriend Kenyon Martin was not a ploy to help promote her new album. So she packed him off to Atlanta yesterday to sit by her side while she signed CDs at DTLR sporting goods store in Camp Creek (a suburb of Atlanta).


This is how closely Trina monitors Kenyon's every move like a hawk! My spies tell me that while Trina was signing autographs, Kenyon received a call on his iPhone. She immediately jumped up and demanded to see his phone. Once she was satisfied that the call was innocent, she resumed signing CDs.

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According to rap mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs, he is not managing rapper/stripper Nicki Minaj. During a Ustream broadcast on Wednesday night (May 5), Combs told viewers to disregard rampant rumors that he is managing the Young Money artist.

"For the record, as I said before, don't believe the rumors. I have not made no announcement yet, don't believe no rumors about anything y'all hear. me and Nick, we just cool. I like her style. Rick Ross, he's my brother. There's no management announcements or none of that. So everybody, worry about what you're worrying about. It's all right for people to know each other and have an admiration towards each other and maybe pick each other's brains for advice. I will be making an announcement in a couple of weeks on some things. But right now, everybody let's chill out and be cool and stay focused on being positive..."

Mr. Combs is right kids. Why be negative when being positive is far more rewarding and productive?

The stylist responsible for dressing NBA star Kobe Bryant in those dreadful, borderline racist L.A. Times photo shoot images has reacted to the widespread criticism of the photos.

It's clear that the L.A. Times wanted exactly the type of response these pics elicited from the public or they wouldn't have gone to the trouble of Photoshopping Kobe's pictures beyond recognition.

The stylist, one James Valeri, gamely took the heat for the insulting, unflattering photos of Kobe. But in reality, these images are not the stylist's fault. Whoever Photoshopped the pics are to blame, not the stylist.

When a loyal reader emailed the pics to me, I initially thought it was a prank. Kobe can't be happy with the way these pictures turned out. I doubt he will sit for another photo shoot any time soon.

Here's what Valeri had to say about the concept and the wardrobe choices:

On the project's concept
The concept was about shooting everything in white. That was Ruven's idea [photographer Ruven Afanador]. But I wanted to do something more modern and less conventional and less cliched. ... It's a more modern silhouette. It's not like, 'Let's just put Kobe in a pair of pants and a shirt or in a suit.' The clothing is all layered.

On the negative reactions
The scarf picture and the hat picture were more to create an iconic image. When you do a portrait, you do think of the styling in how they're going to be different and how they're going to stand out. In 10 years time, or five years time, there has to be something particular or strange or different that will stand out. That image will stay in your mind. That's how it's going to become iconic. ... A lot of people aren't used to that, so when iconic pictures come out, they're disturbing, insulting, fascinating, it has a strong feeling attached to it, good or bad. Read more...

Lawrence Taylor on Dancing With The Stars

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Remember Lawrence Taylor who recently appeared on TV's Dancing With the Stars? Well, according to TMZ.com, he was busted for rape last night.

LT, as his adoring fans once called him, used to be that man when he played in the NFL. There was no linebacker more formidable than him. His reputation on the field also made him a ladies man off the field.

It's easy to get a rape charge if you don't discriminate when sleeping with loose groupies and gold diggers.

Update:

According to TMZ.com, Lawrence Taylor was just arraigned in court and a judge set his bond at $75,000 for allegedly raping a 16-year-old prostitute. I can just hear his excuse now: "your honor, she looked 18."

Taylor was formally arraigned on charges of 3rd degree rape (sex with a minor) and 3rd degree patronizing a prostitute.

Here are the facts:
-- LT was "very cooperative" with police.

-- Cops say LT had some alcohol inside his hotel room, but officials won't specify what kind or how much. LT didn't appear to be intoxicated when cops arrived to his room.

-- Officers also claim LT did not attack his accuser, her black eye was caused before she arrived to his hotel room.

R&B Diva Monica is currently on a plane flying from the west coast to her next promo stop in Oklahoma where she's performing at Langston University tonight!

Monica's gold selling CD Still Standing is flying off the shelves, and Mo is in high demand right now.

But she knows how much you guys love her. So before she boarded her flight, Monica logged into the comments section to drop you a note to let you know how much she appreciates you!



Jennifer Lopez and her butt pads
Sultry burlesque dancer Jennifer Lopez was spotted out & about in Monaco today. I see she didn't forget to pack her trusty, dependable butt pads this time. Now that her music career has taken a sudden turn for the worse, J-Lo is forced to rely on her old standby that never lets her down when she needs press -- her big artificially enhanced butt cheeks. Expect to see a lot more of J-Lo's butt pads in the tabloids in the coming years. A former Diva still has to eat.

Toni Braxton
These celebs sure know how to get attention. Singer Toni Braxton promoted her new album "Pulse" and her new hair cut on "The Wendy Williams Show" yesterday in NYC. She looks great!

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Note: Out of respect to fashion blogger Sarah Chapman (who is one of the nicest people walking this earth) and her beautiful daughter Chance, I will only write nice things about Sean Combs from now on. If you want to read negativity about Sean, you'll have to get your fill somewhere else.

Dancer-turned-producer-turned-rapper-turned clothing magnate Sean "Diddy" Combs is set to follow in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger.

Yesterday, Combs and Macy's announced a "transformative" deal similar to the one signed by Hilfiger in 2007, according to Women's Wear Daily magazine.

That means even more loot in the already deep pockets of a man who can buy you and me a thousand times over.

Beginning with the Spring 2011 season, Sean John Sportswear will be sold only in Macy's stores, and online at macys.com as well as the Sean John flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC.

The first exclusive Sean John product will hit 400 Macy's stores beginning this year in early October. In the coming years, the product will be rolled out to over 850 Macy's stores nationwide. I didn't even know Macy's had 800 stores.

But is this really such a big deal? Isn't the Sean John line already sold exclusively in Macy's stores? I don't recall seeing the line sold anywhere else but Macy's.

I will give Sean credit for sustaining a wildly successful brand in this troubled economy where others, such as Dallas Austin's Rowdy clothing line, have failed miserably.

Sean Combs' Sean John label is defined by its contemporary masculinity combined with class that appeals to Hip Hop heads as well as the moneyed Hamptons crowd.

Even if you're an A-list celebrity you're still not worthy of breathing the same air with his royal highness Prince. Some celebrities are narcissists who aspire to be celebs because they naturally think they're better than you or I.

For most of them, reaching the pinnacle of success simply means they are placed on a lofty pedestal so they can look down on others.

Surely this is the attitude of Prince, who snubbed FOX News dignitaries such as Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Judd Apatow who mingled with the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

None of those names were big enough for the high and mighty Prince who sequestered himself in a darkened corner, according to Page Six.

After performing four songs, Prince skipped dessert, when he could have schmoozed with Richard Branson, Jeff Koons, Oscar-winning "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow and Oliver Stone, who joked that his moustache was a nod to his friends in South America.

Prince, having avoided the celebs uptown, turned up later at the packed Village Underground on West Third Street. In a corner, sipping an orange juice with ice, the superstar wouldn't eat anything that wasn't in Saran Wrap. Fortunately for him, lentil soup and Israeli salad from the Olive Tree restaurant nearby were wrapped appropriately.
Joining his band onstage, he sang along to "Controversy" but kept his back to the crowd to avoid fans trying for a photo.

The late jazz legend Miles Davis used to turn his back on the audience too when he performed live. I guess that's what musical geniuses do.

Photo: Splash News Online

So far I've provided you with ample evidence that Drake is indeed the gay rapper. I do this as a public service because some of you ladies are feelin' Drake but you don't have the ability to tell a gay man from a straight one.

If you don't mind being nothing more than a beard for an undercover brother then don't read any further.

Do you need more evidence than this? Drake is flashed by a female in the audience, and he screams "OH MY GOD!"

Ladies, That's gay!

TLC member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and WVEE (V-103) Morning Show host Frank Ski celebrated their birthdays with friends and family at Havana nightclub last night. T-Boz's groupmate Chilli, who currently stars on her own reality TV show, was there along with music mogul Devyne Stephens, and other local Atlanta celebs and execs.


Frank Ski's custom cake was in the shape of the tools of his trade: a microphone and a set of headphones

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Remember that woman who successfully sued her husband's jump off for breaking up her marriage? Back in March, Cynthia Shackelford, 60, won a $9 million judgment against Anne Lundquist, 49, for wrecking her marriage. A judge decided that Shackelford was entitled to millions for her emotional distress and denial of access to her husband's affection due to Lundquist's interference.

Well, now the wife of superstar NBA player Dwyane Wade wants her revenge from her ex-husband's jump off. It's not even about the money as she stands to earn way more than $9 million just from her alimony checks alone. It's about pay back, and Siohvaughn is entitled to compensation for her emotional distress.

I'm sure that getting Gabrielle Union in court and forcing her to admit she sexed Wade in the couple's bed will be priceless!!

According to RadarOnline, Siohvaughn Wade alleges that Union “engaged in sexual foreplay with Dwyane Wade" in front of Wade’s 8-year-old and 2-year-old sons at his Miami home.

Of course Gabby denies all of her allegations, but we expected her to.

Obviously, if the children told mommy that they saw Gabby servicing their daddy then Gabrielle has no leg to stand on. I simply wouldn't put it past her. If a woman has the cajones to steal a man right out from under his wife's nose, then I would assume that the same woman has no compulsion about slobbing him down in front of the kids.

A woman like Gabby has no feelings or empathy for others. All these jump offs care about are their own needs and immediate satisfaction of taking another woman's man.

Am I wrong?

By all accounts, Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shazad, 30, lived a quiet, simple life with his wife and two children in a Shelton, Connecticut suburb. Neighbors say they often saw the children playing outside, but Shahzad and his young wife kept to themselves.

"To me, they were regular people," said a former neighbor, Mary Ann Galich.

Shahzad's wife, Huma Mian, often wore a veil covering her tight curls and a robe, while Shahzad wore suits or casual clothing such as khakis.

On the exterior, the family's home life appeared happy and serene. But trouble was brewing just under the surface. An intense, seething hatred for America and everything Americans value seemed to set the quiet Shahzad on a course of self-destruction and attempted mass murder.

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I read about this sad case last week and I honestly thought the surgical outcome would be different. Is this really an improvement over how he used to look? And why do patients who receive face transplants feel the need to go public with their new faces?

A young man whose face had been disfigured by tumors proudly stood before the media this week.

"I am full of joy and happiness," the man, identified only as Rafael, told the press. "I want to thank the family of the donor and the medical team."

With him was his mother, Juana, and sister, Belen, as well as members of the surgical team. Doctors replaced the bottom two-thirds of Rafael's face in January because of a congenital disease that left it deformed with benign tumors.

He appeared happy to answer questions from the press, but had a special request: Leave him alone.

"Please, after this press conference I want you to leave me, my family and my friends in peace," he said.

If he really wants his family to be in peace, why go public?

Source NYDN

Kenyon Martin and Trina

More pics from Trina's album release party in Miami courtesy of FastLifeFastMoney.com. Is this really Kenyon Martin booed up with Trina or a lookalike? I'm kidding of course. But I thought she beat his azz and sent him running back to his baby mama? See, men can be whipped too (literally).

Trina

Maybe Kenyon bought Trina a make-up bag for 5 G's and they had make-up sex like The Dream and T.I. (though not together).

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I like rapper Trina (really I do), but this look of hers is a major FAIL. I have so many questions, I hardly know where to begin. What is she wearing? What is that on her head? Are those polka dot Flash Dance tube socks? Who is her stylist? And finally, does she thinks she looks sexy with all that failure going on?

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Cassie

Socialite Cassie has been officially "Amber Rosed" by the paparazzi. That means she's a chick who gets attention from the paps for doing nothing at all. Cassie attended the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC last night.

Janet Jackson
I wonder how music producer Jermaine Dupri feels about his former flame, Janet Jackson, finding love in the arms of an older man? Just like Halle Berry, Janet has awakened from her sexual hibernation and discovered that the world around her has changed and she'd better get with the program! Women no longer want to "settle" for younger guys with good looks. They want seasoned older men with healthy bank accounts who appreciate them more.

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Usher chick

Over the weekend, R&B singer Usher, who is enjoying a brief resurgence with his new album, was spotted at Life nightclub with a chick who wasn't his rumored girlfriend.

As you know, Usher is supposedly dating Grace Miguel, a former Def Jam exec who was sacked by Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid for sleeping with the talent (that would be Usher).

Miguel rebounded quite nicely by packing her things and moving to Atlanta where she became an instant enemy to Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster, who can't seem to get Usher out of her system.

Anyway, this post is not about Tameka. It's not even about Grace Miguel. It's about a third woman who has entered into the picture. According to my spies, the new chick was featured in one of Usher's music videos about two years ago. She played a twin, I believe.

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JSH

Hi Sandra,
As I write this email, I am sitting in the emergency room at a local hospital where I live. I have bruises on my face and in my head from where my husband, the man who is supposed to love me, attacked me this morning.

I had spoken briefly over the weekend with some of the fellow Sandrarose family, whom all wished me well with my situation. I received some very encouraging words from Attorneymom, Daisy, KaRaz, KrazyKat, and a few others.

I opened up about what I was going through because I have been a loyal reader to Sandrarose.com for years and I even though I don't personally know everyone who comments, I feel they are my family in my head.

Please do me a favor let your readers know that domestic violence of any kind is wrong. I heard a few people say we don't know what happened in that car with Rihanna and Chris Brown, but guess what - it really doesn't matter.

NO ONE has the right to put their hands on you. NO ONE.

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There has been an interesting development in the Times Square bombing case: a 30-year-old Pakistani Émigré was arrested last night at JFK airport. FBI agents said the man was attempting to flee the country to go to Dubai.

Federal authorities had already identified Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen who lived in Connecticut. Shahzad had just returned from a 5-month "terrorist training camp" in Pakistan, where we presume he was taught to build the crude bomb that was found packed into a smoking SUV in Times Square on Saturday.

The bomb failed to ignite and a passing vendor saw the smoke and alerted a cop. But experts say had the bomb exploded, it had the potential to kill hundreds and destroy property for several blocks.

Here's the interesting part: Shahzad will not be considered a Muslim extremist because remember the White House has already said Muslim extremists do not exist.

The Taliban was quick to claim responsibility for the attempted bombing -- and the White House was just as quick to call them liars.

Now the White House is backing off of their previous denials, because, well, they have to in the face of mounting evidence that even the lap dog media can not ignore.

Your president Barack Obama lived in Pakistan for a time back in the 80s. So he has a soft spot in his heart for Pakistani terrorists. He wants to pass an immigration bill that will make it that much easier for the terrorists to get over here and bring their crude home made bombs with them.

So expect the White House to tap dance around the fact that this guy is a home grown terrorist and that terrorism has now become a part of our every day lives. No longer will we be able to enjoy sporting events or tourist attractions in relative safety.

Now we not only have to worry about the random muggers, thieves and carjackers in our streets, but we also have to worry about the occasional suicide bomber who probably got a free pass from the Obama administration to come over here.

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Sick. This video gave me a headache. I bet Damien Walters has broken every bone in his body at some point in time. There's another guy (an Asian guy) who does these tricks better than Damien. I forget the guy's name, but he has a viral video on YouTube as well.

Source: Buzzfeed & YouTube

Calm down, my post title is just a rhetorical question.

Since yesterday, my Inbox has been bombarded by emails from irate readers demanding that I take down a picture that every blog and tabloid newspaper has associated with the infamous Vera Baker -- Barack Obama's alleged mistress.

Interestingly, I have not heard a peep from Irene Schwoeffermann herself.

Irene S. is the woman misidentified by many as Vera Baker, the alleged mistress at the center of a cheating scandal that threatens to derail Barack Obama's presidency.

A few readers accused me of "interrupting" Irene's life by posting her picture, which is hardly likely since Irene S. is already a public figure, and surely she knows by now that her picture is everywhere.

It remains a mystery why Irene S. hasn't reached out to the many blogs and tabloids that has posted her picture over the past two years. Maybe she likes all the attention?

At any rate, loyal reader John H. did a lot of digging last night and he came up with a trove of information on Ms. Irene -- who shares a few coincidental similarities with the elusive Ms. Baker. In fact, their backgrounds are so similar that at one point we both thought she might even be Ms. Baker... Lol.

The similarities in their backgrounds include: both attended Howard University, and both worked for the Black Caucus (see picture of Irene S. above). which might explain how she got mixed up for Baker in the first place.

We still don't have a clear photo of Baker since all of her pictures have been scrubbed from the Internet, and she's been exiled to the Caribbean island of Martinique where she remains in hiding -- at least until Obama is voted out of office in 2012.

In light of allegations of a cheating scandal involving Barack Obama and his former campaign aide, surprisingly there are no photos available of the two of them together.

According to a loyal reader, the photo that most media outlets have been running with is not Vera Baker. Loyal reader Kandyce B. says the woman in the picture is her sorority sister named "Irene S" (I'm waiting for Kandyce to respond to my request for a picture of Irene to compare).

Though the national media has known about Vera Baker for years, they have kept the details of her alleged fling with Obama hush hush. The cheating scandal resurfaced due to new evidence in the form of hotel surveillance video, according to the National Enquirer:

"On-site hotel surveillance video camera footage could provide indisputable evidence. Investigators are working to obtain the tape. If the tape surfaces, it will explode the scandal."

For a woman who raised millions for Senator Obama during his successful 2004 campaign, there are no photos available anywhere of the two of them together at fundraising events. That's odd.

Even Baker's company website, CapeCaribbean.com, has been taken offline. Isn't she still doing business? Or are the rumors true that she was exiled to the Caribbean isle to hide out with enough cash to keep her quiet for years?

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to remove picture of Black Caucus staffer Irene Schwoeffermann, who is misidentified all over the Internet as Vera Baker...

The cheating scandal that threatens Barack Obama's presidency has just now come to light thanks to the National Enquirer, Drudgereport.com, and a hotel surveillance video.

But many in Washington's close knit political circles -- including Hillary Clinton -- have known about the affair for years!

According to online reports, the Hillary Clinton campaign dug up background information on Barack Obama's mistress, Vera Baker, in 2008, but decided not to run with the scandal -- probably because Hillary knew she would lose the campaign and might need a favor from Obama later on.

This would explain why Obama installed his arch nemesis Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, and why he gave Hillary's husband, former president Bill Clinton, a cushy job in his cabinet as well.

But too many people in Washington know about Obama's affair with Vera Baker, who became the largest fundraiser for the Congressional Black Caucus.

Does Baker's split from the Black Caucus explain why Obama is giving the organization the cold shoulder lately? Could Obama be shutting them out because some members within the Caucus are spilling the teas about what they know?

Or did this story grow legs as a result of the recent departure of a certain social secretary who returned to the White House as the invited guest of HuffPo's Arianna Huffington because she couldn't swing an invite for herself?

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to remove picture of Black Caucus staffer Irene Schwoeffermann, who is misidentified all over the Internet as Vera Baker...

I love it when I'm right!

According to the National Enquirer, U.S. president Barack Obama is embroiled in a cheating scandal that threatens to rock his presidency -- and his marriage!

Reportedly, Obama was caught on video in a Washington DC hotel making a secret rendezvous with a former campaign aide who helped raise millions to get him elected as a Chicago senator.

The aide, 35-year-old Vera Baker, naturally denies the allegations, but a hotel surveillance camera proves the rendezvous took place.

There are also reports that:

...top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair. Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo's driver account of the secret 2004 rendezvous. Read More...

Some of you may recall that earlier this month, Obama slipped out of the White House by himself unbeknownst to his White House press corp escorts who keep watch over him and faithfully record every move the president makes.

His disappearance that morning was in violation of White House protocol which states that the president must always have the press corp accompany him when he leaves the White House.

While everyone wondered where Obama went, the official White House response was that Obama left to attend his daughter's soccer game that morning. But when the press corp arrived at the field, there was no Obama in sight.

OK, now fast forward to yesterday, when the news broke that certain individuals are quietly offering $1 million to witnesses who know about the woman who Obama has been creeping with since 2004!!

You'd better believe that Michelle Obama knows about Barack's cheating ways which explains this cold reaction from Michelle last year:

And also helps explain why Michelle told People magazine her marriage to Barack wasn't "perfect."

I knew this would happen eventually since we all learned from the Tiger Woods scandal that narcissists frequently help themselves to available vajayjay as a means of proving their manhood through narcissistic supply (NS).

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