No, T.I. was not throwing up gang signs to someone in the audience at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors last night. He is not a member of the Bloods or the Crips (are we back on that again?) T.I. was merely throwing up a sideways ‘M’ which stands for “Make that Money.”

Kalenna, Diddy and Dawn Richard of Dirty Money performed on ABC’s “Good Morning America” at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park this morning. Until today I thought Dirty Money was the girl’s group. I had no clue he was a member. What’s that all about?

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R&B crooner Usher was spotted signing autographs outside London’s May Fair hotel early this morning. Whoever is styling Usher now is doing a good job. Better than Tameka Foster ever did. I like this inside out sweater with the plaid cut outs. Maybe our friends over at Upscale Hype blog will tell us who made the sweater. Some of you have been emailing me inquiring about Sarah Chapman’s fashion blog. Unfortunately, her baby daddy Sean Combs shut down her aspirations to be a fashion blogger. Yes, I too thought she was fiercely independent and answered to no one. But I guess money talks.

Rapper Xibit was spotted attending the 1st game of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers at the Staples Center yesterday. The Lakers tossed the Celtics’ salad 102 – 89. Game 2 is on Sunday (June 6) at 8pm EST in Boston.

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Multimedia personality La La Vazquez and her fiance, NBA baller Carmelo Anthony, were spotted out and about last night at NOBU in Los Angeles. La La looks FABulous! Did she lose weight?

La La rocked this hot army green dress from Alice and Olivia. I don’t think she’s wearing that Magic body suit under that dress unless it’s flesh tone.

Carmelo and La La plan to tie the knot next month. They’ve already begun filming a reality TV series that will culminate with the lavish wedding. That means we wont miss a moment of the sumptuous festivities! Now I don’t feel so bad about my wedding invite getting lost in the mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to loyal reader Michelle M. for the pics!

US president Barack Obama went one-on-one with CNN’s Larry King last night. Obama told King that he was “furious” at BP for causing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Barack failed to mention that he himself accepted responsibility for the BP oil mess. Or that he just last week said “the buck stops with me.”

Typical of most narcissists, Barack has trouble accepting blame or guilt for anything. But he will happily take credit where credit is not due. Obama didn’t bring up how the federal government dragged it’s feet in response to the disaster until the media began focusing on it.

But he did say how angry he was.

“I would love to just spend a lot of my time venting and yelling at people, but that’s not the job I was hired to do. My job is to solve this problem and ultimately this isn’t about me and how angry I am.”

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A program created by oil giant BP for hiring fishermen to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf has come under fire.

Louisiana coast fisherman complain that BP has hired more wealthy pleasure boat owners than unemployed fishermen who need the work. Many complain that BP’s program is a windfall to the rich luxury craft owners who earn up to $5,000 a day from BP to help in the clean up effort.

Vessels of Opportunity is a program designed to hire charter and fishing boats to cleanup the massive crude oil spill that is moving toward the Florida panhandle and delicate marshland.

But a Daily Beast investigation reveals the program is more like a PR stunt than a financial savior to those who find themselves out of work. A large portion of the 1,900 contracts handed out by BP so far have gone to the “owners of pleasure boats: doctors, lawyers, and the like, who use their vessels for Saturday fishing trips or family outings.”

โ€œThey have activated freaking ski boats, while my husband, who has been in the charter business for two decades, sits idle,โ€ one woman told an ABC news reporter.

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Kelly Rowland and David Banner attended the VH1 Hip Honors in NYC yesterday. Several notable Hip Hop artists stayed away, including Plies, Young Jeezy, Jay Z and Ludacris who all had prior commitments. Lil Wayne couldn’t make it because he’s currently making windows at Rikers Island. David Banner is the most intellectual rapper in Hip Hop IMO.

Chilli (TLC), left, and actress Lauren London

Rappers Bow Wow, left, and T.I. bond backstage before the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Show

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Singer Keri Hilson attended the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday in New York City.

Trina looked a little tired

Taraji P. Henson, left, and Chilli were presenters at the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors in NYC yesterday

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Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s bodyguard Kenny Hamilton recently dropped 40lbs and he looks great! Kenny is almost as well known to teeny boppers around the world as Justin is. He has more followers on his page than most C-list rappers.

Kenny was motivated to slim down and shape up after insensitive blog posts like this one provided the incentive for him to hit the gym.

See what Kenny used to look like after the break!

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